April 2014

FORTUNA- Three people were arrested at a Fortuna motel after police officers responded to a complaint of suspicious activity in one of the rooms.

On Thursday night, officers with the Fortuna Police Department arrived at the Six Rivers Motel before 6 p.m. and found a stolen semi-automatic pistol, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana after conducting a search. Alexander Barnett, a 24-...

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 04-16-2014, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Humboldt Drug Task Force assisted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant at the McKenny Industrial Warehouses, 100 Airport Rd in the unincorporated area Fortuna California. During the service of the warrant agents...
From the Fortuna Police Department: 
 
FORTUNA, CA - On April 17, 2014 at about 5:45 PM, officers responded to the Six Rivers Motel (531 South Fortuna Blvd) after receiving complaints of suspicious activity in one of the rooms. Upon arrival, officers contacted Alexander Bennett (Age 24 of Fortuna), Ethan Gordon (Age 24 of Rio Dell), and Kyli Howard (Age 20 of...

EUREKA:   A routine traffic stop sent a man on active probation to jail after police found numerous weapons.

Around 1:30 this afternoon, an officer with the Eureka Police Department observed a man driving west bound near Henderson and California Streets. The driver was talking on a cell phone. The officer conducted a traffic stop and found the driver, 33-year old Nathan Ryan Burgoon...

Law enforcement officials wrapped up a huge sexual predator compliance sweep in Humboldt County.

Teams from Eureka and Arcata Police, Sheriff’s Deputies, Humboldt County Probation Department, The District Attorney’s Office and the US Marshall’s Office have been confirming addresses of all sex registrants in the county since March. Registrants are required to update annually in person...

ARCATA- Students, faculty, community members and administrators gathered in the middle of Humboldt State University on Thursday to pay tribute to the ten lives that were lost in a fiery bus crash last week.

"We lost a group of bright young people with promising futures," said University President Rollin Richmond.

A memorial was held on the campus for the campus community to pay...

FORTUNA- Over 1,000 marijuana plants have been seized from a storage unit in Fortuna. Authorities told us it’s a commercial marijuana growing operation. 
 
The Humboldt County Drug Task Force and the County Drug Enforcement Unit were out Thursday morning serving a search warrant in the 100 block of Airport Road. Authorities said they received complaints about the...

ARCATA- The Arcata City Council has approved an ordinance that will allow residents, organizations and businesses to obtain permits from the city to paint street murals.

Under the ordinance a permit can be obtained from the city after meeting specific guidelines for the project. Those regulations include insurance, size, types of paint, and maintenance.

The permit would fall...

National Park Week begins Saturday, and Redwood National and State Parks is joining in the celebration.  

There will be free admission to its three state parks this weekend.  Admission to the national parks is free all year.

In 1850, there were about 2 million acres of redwood forest.  With only about 100,000 acres remaining, most of it is in Redwood National and State Parks....

From the Fortuna Police Department: 
 
FORTUNA, CA - On April 17, 2014 at about 3:55 AM, officers responded to the Strongs Creek Plaza Shopping Center (Fortuna Blvd / Strong Creek Dr) for a report of subjects possibly on the roof.
 
Upon arrival, officers located several items of stolen property behind the shopping center and then...

A huge moment in the history of the Klamath River is about to be realized. The Historic Klamath Basin Water Agreement will be signed this Friday.

Members of the Klamath Tribes and Upper Basin Water Users have come together and developed solutions to water issues affecting the region. The agreement represents an historic milestone for what many call one of the most complex and...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Law enforcement officials have seen an increase in heroin use and sales in Humboldt County and the problem is growing. On Monday, four pounds of the drug was seized from a vehicle in Eureka.

"This is a significant amount of heroin, probably one of the biggest seizures in Humboldt County, possibly in our history," said Lt. Steve Knight of the Humboldt County Sheriff's...

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