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CRESCENT CITY - Del Norte County authorities are warning the public regarding a wanted felon believed to be conducting fraud operations in the area.

Law enforcement says 65-year old Shirley Rush has a long history of this type of behavior. It is believed she wrote over $40,000 in bad checks to purchase a local home and restaurant; among other schemes.

She has active felony...

Post date: Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:36

EUREKA- The Eureka Police Pop Team shut down a known drug house after an investigation and citizen complaints.

36-year old Jesse Martin and convicted sex offender,  Michael Healy, (photo) were arrested after agents found 3-ounces of heroin packaged for sales, scales, packaging materials and over $12,000 in cash. A shotgun and handgun that had its serial number removed were also...

Post date: Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:25

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT - A citizen’s tip helped law enforcement arrest one of Southern Humboldt’s "Most Wanted" suspects along with a driver of a truck packed with drugs in Garberville.

Wednesday evening around 6:30, sheriff’s deputies stopped a U-Haul driven by 44-year old Jason Hartman. The vehicle was traveling southbound in the northbound lane of Redwood Drive with no headlights. A...

Post date: Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:10

FERNDALE - A McKinleyville man found passed out in a truck by a utility worker is now lodged behind bars. 34-year old Luke Walker was arrested by Ferndale Police after they found stolen ID’s, bank cards and drugs.

Walker was located in a vehicle near the cemetery at Eugene and Harrison Street. Officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana and found around 4 pounds of cannabis, syringes,...

Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 23:40

A series of roadside fires was ignited by a vehicle Thursday afternoon, on Highway 101 between the Fernbridge and Palmer Boulevard  exit.

 

Crews from Cal Fire, Fortuna and the Loleta Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene just after 1:30. They located four fires that burned around five acres.

 

The California Highway Patrol provided traffic control for...

Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 22:11

EUREKA- Big news for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, the department was awarded $20 million for a jail extension.

The Board of State and Community Corrections approved that funding Thursday. It will go towards the construction of a Community Corrections Reentry Resource Center. The 23,000 square foot, two story building will have a ground level parking garage. On the first level...

Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 19:30

NORTH COAST- Caltrans District 1 is gearing up for the winter, El Niño or not.

The agency has been cleaning and repairing drains and bridges, trimming trees, clearing turnouts before the seasonal weather hits. With recent storms bringing snow to our east, Caltrans says it's getting it's snowplows and sanders ready for our local roads. The agency has also been applying hydro-seeding and...

Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 19:28

WOODLEY ISLAND- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District is looking for solutions. The agency is losing nearly $26,000 per year operating a fish cleaning facility in shelter cove.

The district maintains that facility and a boat launch for local fishermen. After the Shelter Cove Resort Improvement District refused to take those facilities over from the Harbor District, the agency says it needs...

Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 19:28