Warrant Arrest At Motel Yields Pot Pound, Methaphernalia

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Thomas William Strader

Thomas William Strader

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE



On 7/20/2013, officers from the Arcata Police Department responded to the Super 8 motel to contact Thomas William Strader Jr., age 41, in regards to a felony level warrant for his arrest.  Strader is currently on Post Release Community Service (PRCS) for PC 496(a) – Possession of Stolen property.

Officers contacted Strader at the motel and he was placed under arrest for the outstanding warrant.

During a search of the motel room occupied by Strader per the terms of his probation, a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun was located.  The handgun had been reported stolen in Eureka on 7/06/2013.  Also located was approximately one pound of marijuana and drug paraphernalia associated with the use of methamphetamines.

Strader was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for PC 29800(a)(1) – Felon in possession of a handgun, PC 496(a) – Possession of stolen property, H&S 11357(c) – Possession of over one ounce of marijuana and H&S 11364.1(a) – Possession of drug paraphernalia.

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6 Responses to “Warrant Arrest At Motel Yields Pot Pound, Methaphernalia”

  1. The article doesn't mention bail. Was this idiot released yet again on PRCS?

  2. I guess marijuana was not the innocuous, doesn't hurt anyone drug for this guy.

  3. Mike Bernsten

    That criminal had a registered firearm, just registered to him! The two week wait totally prevents criminals for obtaining firearms.

  4. Joseph Tolman

    We all know marijuana is harmless so stop wasting our tax dollars and police time on it.

  5. Dave Ferro

    Convicted felon on probation with a pound of marijuana, meth pipe, and stolen firearm? Enjoy prison, Mr. Strader, enjoy prison.


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