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June 2014

FORTUNA- Fortuna police officers discovered nearly 5,000 marijuana plants in two residences last night.

Officials say an investigation into illegal marijuana growth activities led them to search the two houses. Police found 2,800 plants in one home on the 1100 block of high street. Later in the evening, they also searched a home on the 1400 block of 9th street. There they...

Post date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 17:32
From the Arcata Police Department: 
On Wednesday June 17th 2014 at approximately 1:40pm, the Arcata Police Department served a marijuana search warrant in the 2200 block of Baldwin Street. at a residence located near Arcata Elementary School.
Officers located a commercial indoor marijuana cultivation operation and evidence of sales.  ...
Post date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:12
CRESCENT CITY- Crescent City Police Chief, Douglas Plack, has announced he will be retiring after over 10 years of heading the department.  
The recruitment process for Chief of Police is expected to take several months. In the meantime, City Manager Gene Palazzo has appointed Calvin Berry as the Interim Chief. According to the city staff report, Berry has 40-...
Post date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:27


Update:  Vehicle registration records indicate the recovered vehicle belongs to that of a reported missing person from 2012.  The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assigned a detective to handle the case of a missing person on June 14, 2012, which remained an active case in which the assigned detective was still...

Post date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 13:26
From the Fortuna Police Department: 
FORTUNA, CA – On June 18th 2014 at approximately 6:00 PM, officers served a search warrant in the 1100 block of High Street in Fortuna. Upon entry into the residence, officer located a large scale commercial indoor marijuana growing operation. “With the exception of a small bedroom, the entire residence was being used to grow...
Post date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:48

A motorcyclist is sent to the hospital after colliding with a deer near Bridgeville.

Just before noon Wednesday, California highway patrol says 67-year old Larry Dwayne Burris of Kelseyville was driving a 2000 Yamaha motorcycle east on highway 36 when a deer ran into his path of travel. A collision occurred and Burris sustained a broken ankle and was transported to Redwood Memorial...

Post date: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 00:03

Eureka - College of the redwoods holds an open house at their newly remodeled Garberville campus.

The open house will be on June 19th from 4-8 pm. At one time last year, CR was considering closing the Southern Humboldt campus.  But now, with new educational offerings and community partnerships with Garberville community school and the artful children’s organization, there is...

Post date: Wed, 06/18/2014 - 22:19

EUREKA- Children in Humboldt County will receive free sack lunches again this summer. The meals are part of a summer lunch program organized by Food for People and the Humboldt Senior Resource Center.

Every day throughout the summer volunteers at the resource center pack between 300 to 500 sack lunches. Those lunches are then taken by Food for People representatives and distributed for...

Post date: Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:13
From the California Highway Patrol: 
HUMBOLDT, Calif. - A motorcyclist received major injuries after colliding into a deer on State Route 36, East of Bridgeville, on Wednesday.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18th, 67 year old Larry Dwayne Burris of Kelseyville, California, was driving his 2000 Yamaha motorcycle...
Post date: Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:06

EUREKA- The defense has filed a motion to separate the three suspect's cases for the fatal stabbing of an Arcata chef that occurred back in November. Co-defense attorneys for Sophie Rocheleau and Nicholas Stoiber have asked the court to sever each co-defendant in the case, so that each case would go through trial separately.

Both suspects face lesser charges, assault, while Juan Ferrer...

Post date: Wed, 06/18/2014 - 17:59

EUREKA- The fundraiser for Humboldt Bay's 4th of July fireworks show has received a $1000 donation. The gift is the largest individual donor donation to the foundation.

Grace Marton, a Eureka resident gave the donation to the foundation on Wednesday. Every year the show must raise $30,000 to get the fireworks in the air. She said she wanted to give to a cause that would affect the most...

Post date: Wed, 06/18/2014 - 17:57

EUREKA- A second witness called for the trial for double murder suspect Bodhi Tree said they saw Tree with a handgun the day before the shooting.

In court Wednesday, Damion Bradley, said he was at the Eye Street home the day before the shooting buying a car. Bradley said he had met Tree at the home and said he saw him showing off a gun to others in the room. He said it looked like he...

Post date: Wed, 06/18/2014 - 17:55