November 2013

BLUE LAKE- Humboldt County Sheriff deputies said they found what they believe to be the weapons used in Thursday's home invasion robbery. The three suspects William Parks, Leonard McCovey Junior, and Tiereney Perry were arrested in the parking lot of a casino in Blue Lake after deputies said they had threatened a man at gunpoint and took his marijuana. 
 
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EUREKA- A new Humboldt County undersheriff was sworn into office Monday morning. William Frederick Honsal III took the position after it became vacant earlier this month when Michael Thomas announced his retirement. Honsal has been in law enforcement for the past 18 years serving most recently as the lieutenant for the Humboldt State University police department. He also served as a...
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
0n 11-3-2013, approximately 3:45 p.m., a 19 year old woman contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and reported she had been assaulted in her residence. A deputy responded to the woman’s residence located in the 2600 block of Hall Avenue, Eureka and met with the victim. When the deputy met with the visibly...

Fieldbrook residents will vote on a measure that proposes increasing a special tax for fire protection and emergency medical services. Measure K will increase the tax from $42 to $75. The increase will go toward funding the renovation of the Volunteer Fire Station.

 

Over the past year construction has been made on the station to increase the size for fire trucks and bring it up...

Election officials expect low voter turnout for Tuesday's Consolidated District Elections. Over twenty different positions are up for vote for various school districts and community services district.

 

This year voters are using a new program to find voters electronically. Carolyn Crnich, the Humboldt County Clerk, said the new technology will decrease wait time. Humboldt County...

Double murder suspect, Bodhi Tree's, lawyer said they are likely to make a motion to push the trial date back. In court Monday the judge was informed that Tree had a new lawyer, because his previous lawyer suffered from a heart attack. Tree's lawyer requested more time to review the case.

 

Tree plead not guilty in a previous hearing. He is the suspect in the death of two Arcata...

"It's really scary the number of ways that they can get to your information and take advantage of you," Robert Frawley of Reaching For Independence said.

Frawley was one business owner in attendance today for the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce meeting. Today’s topic: loss prevention and scams.

"My grandfather was taken for $7500 with the ‘grandpa scam,’" Frawley said.

The “...

The following is from the California Highway Patrol: 
 
Update: The passenger who sustained fatal injuries in this traffic collision is 65 year old Leslie Irene Charles of Redding, California.
 
Previous Release: 
 
On 11/2/2013 at 1330 hours, Rama Sanders of Redding, CA, was driving a 2000 Lexus RX300, eastbound...

A McKinleyville man is recovering after an alleged stabbing at the Arcata Plaza early Sunday morning. Plus, the Creamery District looks to start its next phase.

A Scotia man is arrested for allegedly transporting more than 150 pounds of unprocessed marijuana on Halloween night. Plus, Day of the Dead celebrations come to Fortuna. 

Former Eureka City Manager David Tyson is back working for the city. He’s helping out Interim City Manager Mike Knight while the council looks for a permanent person.

Tyson vacated the position last December after 12 years of service. Bill Panos came in from Sacramento in January and left in October for a job at the Wyoming Governor’s Office.

Tyson said he started Monday and he’s...

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in Thursday night’s fatal collision on Highway 299 as 78-year-old Manuel Silva of Arcata

California Highway Patrol said it happened just west of Willow Creek around 8 p.m. Silva was heading westbound in a Kia Forte and took a turn where his car traveled into the eastbound lane. Silva crossed the double yellow lines and hit a...

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