Two Arrested At Valley West Motel – March 6, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


The contents of this tray – two guns, one stolen, plus a car theft device and even a folding knife – may land Crossland back in prison. APD Photo

Eye Staff Report

VALLEY WEST – On Tuesday, March 6, the Arcata Police Department conducted a felony probationary check on Triston Crossland, 26, of Blue Lake, who was staying at the Super 8 Motel in Valley West. As per the terms of Crossland’s probation, a search was conducted of his property and two handguns, a .45 and a .22, were located.

One of the firearms, the .45, was found to have been reported stolen. The stolen firearm had been taken during a residential burglary that occurred on Feb. 21 in the 100 block of Bayside Road.  Sgt. Ron Sligh said APD is investigating the couple’s possible involvement in the Sunny Brae burglary.   


Triston Crossland

Leanna Ferry, 25, of Arcata, was contacted in the room with Crossland, along with two small children. During the investigation Ferry was found to be in possession about .4 grams of heroin and arrested. The children were taken into protective custody by Child Welfare Services.

Also located in the motel room were a folding knife and a homemade device designed for vehicle theft known as an ignition bypass module cord. Sligh said that once installed in a car’s ignition system, it acts as a key to start the vehicle.

Both Crossland and Ferry were arrested and lodged into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility: Crossland, a convicted felon on conditional probation under which is not allowed to possess firearms, was arrested on charges possession of stolen property, felon in possession of a

Leanna Ferry

firearm and probation violation. An additional charge was later added of being a felon in possession of burglary tools.

Ferry was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Sligh said Ferry was cooperative in her arrest. 

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10 Responses to “Two Arrested At Valley West Motel – March 6, 2012”

  1. What, no, I'm being serious

    I’ll gladly have my tax dollars pay for a make-up artist to prettify perps into a sad quasi-sexy photo shoot. So many of them look like they got arrested after waking up groggy on a Saturday morning.

  2. Actually some of them don’t look like they’ve slept very much at all recently.

  3. Big Foot

    Tweeter bums, squish them like roaches.

  4. LizzieBabyGirl

    YES!!!! Why can’t I “LIKE” the above spectacularly observant comments !!!

  5. Nimby

    Yeah, they need better lighting for those mugshots. Maybe some halogens with a warm colored gel. And smile for godsake, it’s your 15 minutes!


    They make me want to vomit, total tweakers!

  7. Triston X Land

    Yall Talk a Real Good One….Over The Internet….lol….How you gonna speak on some folks (who are clearly just havin a Hard Time) that yall don't even know….Shit, Yall don't even know their situation, or how, or why they were in the UNFORTUNATE SITUATION they were in!?

  8. Anonymous

    Oh and when he says hard times he means HARD…LOL

  9. Anonymous

    707-362-5262 oh look she changed her # for some reason… maybe ripped off too many "customers … guess u call them johns"


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