Six Under Arrest After Armed Robbery Of Pot

Six people under arrest following a report of an robbery involving marijuana in the Salmon Creek area. County sheiffs Deputies responded to the scene and met with a victim who reported he had been awakened early Wednesday to a shotgun being held against his face. He was told “don’t move or I will kill you”. The victim and two additional victims were tied up using zip ties. The victims saw two, possibly four suspects, all with their faces covered. The suspects then took approximately 96 pounds of hanging marijuana which was part of a permitted grow. The investigation lead to the residence of a possible suspect who lived in the 3300 block of E Street in Eureka. Deputies responded to the residence and once on scene, could smell the odor of marijuana emitting from the residence. The Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team was requested, and the residence was secured while a search warrant was obtained. A total of 6 subjects were located and arrested on scene. It was determined that Parker Henderson and Matthew Williams were the two suspects who committed the robbery. Henderson gave his brothers name to officers, but once he learned his brother had warrants, he gave his true name. The other suspects were arrested for warrants or fresh charges.
Arrested on scene:
Matthew Williams 27 years old Armed Robbery
Parker Henderson 30 years old Armed Robbery
Chad Sample 37 years old Felony warrant
Forrest Vandorn 50 years old Felony warrant
Andrea Hunsucker 32 years old Felon in possession of chemical agent
Angela Early 38 years old Misdemeanor warrant

The cultivation site owner identified several sample bags, packaging, and untrimmed marijuana recovered at the suspects residence. The investigating deputy was able to obtain a court order and return all recovered marijuana to the owner. This incident is under investigation and additional charges may be requested.

Bishop Blesses All Saints Catholic School Gym

The new All Saints Catholic School gymnasium is protected by a higher authority now. Bishop David Ricken,
Ricken, who leads the Green Bay Diocese, celebrated Mass at St. John Catholic School, then went to the gym to bless it. The brand new gymnasium has just been redone through a multi year project. The bishop also grabbed a basketball and took a couple shots while he was there.

Commission Votes To Delay Action On Mobile Park Overlay Zone

A mobile park overlay zone in Arcata has been back burnered until city officials can find out more information.
About a dozen mobile home park residents told the Arcata Planning Commission on Wednesday . The commission did vote unanimously to address the issue again once that information is gathered.
In May, the Arcata City Council voted unanimously to adopt an urgency ordinance that would temporarily prevent mobile home park owners from closing or converting the parks to other uses in order to preserve the affordable housing supply. That plan, however , excluded the Arcata Trailer Court.

DA Pushes For Teen To Be Tried As Adult In Fatal Shooting

Humboldt County DA Maggie Fleming is petitioning for a Manila teenager to be tried as an adult in the killing of a Eureka teenager in May. 16 year old Logan Brewer Hearst, is accused of shooting and killing Taevonne Latimer, a former Eureka High School student, and injuring another during a late-night cannabis deal in Arcata, reports the Redwood Times. A November 12th hearing will determine if Hearst will be tried as an adult. Police say the 18 year old victim died after being shot multiple times. A second victim survived a shot to the leg. Authorities say the shooting revolved around a marijuana sale.

Arcata Housing Workshop September 23rd

The City of Arcata is excited host the Arcata Housing Workshop on Monday,
September 23 to give community members the opportunity to discuss Arcata’s housing needs.
Public input is crucial for the City to be able to create effective and inclusive plans for Arcata’s future
development. Individuals who live, work, study, play or build in Arcata are asked to attend this workshop and
offer insight on Arcata’s housing needs. Following a brief presentation, participants will have the opportunity to
discuss potential housing design ideas that could meet Arcata’s needs and share feedback with City staff.
The Arcata Housing Workshop will take place on Monday, September 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Arcata
Community Center, located at 321 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway. Refreshments and a kids play area will
be provided.

Woman Charged In Connection With Incident At Residence

An Antigo woman faces a number of charges after a situaiton that unfolded at a home in Neva. 56 year old Brenda L. Mawby of 1111 1/2 Third Ave., faces thre criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to a dwelling,
and disorderly conduct counts. She showed up at a residence uninvited, say police, and ultimately threw a chair through a window. She was ordered to a $1,500 signature bond with conditions that she maintain absolute sobriety, not enter any establishment holding a class B liquor license, and have no contact with the alleged victim or residence, according to the Antigo Daily Journal.

Rio Dell Murder Under Investigation

A murder is under investigation in Rio Dell. On Thursday, August 29, 2019, at about 6:30 PM, a homicide occurred in the City of Rio Dell. A twenty-six-year-old man was driving on Monument Road when he pulled to the curb and got out of his car. The driver of another vehicle; a dark (maybe blue), two-door Honda (or maybe a Saturn or Acura), fired multiple shots at the victim as he tried to walk away. The victim was struck once in the abdomen. He was transported to Saint Joseph’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His name is being withheld until his family is notified. Witnesses described the suspect as a black man with dreadlocks. It is believed that one or more of the windows in the suspect vehicle were damaged.

Eureka Fire Blamed On Stove

A fire Wednesday afternoon on the 2300 block of Myrtle Avenue. It happened at about 4pm.
Crews arrived on scene to see grey smoke pushing out a window with no answer
to the door. Firefighters had to get in through an upstairs window.
Once inside, crews found a pot left on the stove, burn on and nobody home.
After securing the appliance, ensuring a fire-safe environment, and completing a
search, crews set up ventilation to rid the apartment of health hazardous smoke.
Humboldt Bay Fire would like to remind our community to be vigilant about
cooking safety. Never leave your stove on and unattended, even for a few
minutes, as cooking fires can rapidly spread out of control.

Stockton Unversity Undergrads Can Gain Government Internships

Government internships are being offered as the result of a partnership between Stockton University and Atlantic County. The Press of Atlantic City reports the agreement was solidified this week. Interested parties can gain interships in various departments including Administration, Public Safety, Law, Human Services and Family and Community Development. Any Stockton Unversity undergrad can apply for the internships, which are unpaid.

Grant May Lead To New Health Facility In Arcata

A $300,000 grant may help put a new facility at the vacant lot at the intersection of Foster and Sunset Avenues in Arcata. Open Door Community Health Centers secured the grant from Humboldt Area Foundation. The blueprints are planning to build a two-story, 31,000 square foot facility on the site. The lot was purchased by Open Door five years ago and they hope to break ground next year and complete the building process in 2022. The project has not yet come before the Arcata Planning Commission for review.