Archives for October 2018

Probationers’ Personal Identification Compromised In Vehicle Theft

41 people on probation in Humboldt County apparently had their personal information compromised after a data breach. The Redwood Times reports it happened when a Deputy Probation Officer’s vehicle was burglarized a week ago. Field sheets which contin personal identification and a booking photo, along with Social Security numbers, were stolen. Those potentially affected have been notified. Officials say they will help any affected party on an individual basis.

HCSO Seeks Help ID’ing Robbery Suspect

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to identify the suspect of an attempted armed robbery at a McKinleyville business last week.

On Oct. 23, 2018, at about 1:47 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a business on the 1000 block of Murray Road in McKinleyville for the report of an attempted armed robbery that had just occurred.

According to the reporting party, a male suspect entered the business wearing sunglasses and a hood. The suspect approached an employee and asked to purchase cigarettes. The employee requested the suspect first remove the sunglasses and hood in order to purchase the item. The suspect brandished a firearm at the employee and then fled from the store. The suspect did not reportedly steal any items from the business.

Deputies were unable to locate the suspect following a search of the nearby area.

The suspect is described as a white male adult with a dark complexion, in his late 40’s or early 50’s and approximately 5 feet 8 inches tal

Field Tests Reveal No Chemical Or Biological Agent In Substance Found At Courthouse

Based on results from Tuesday’s field tests, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services – Public Health concluded that the substance found on the ground floor court house door at 421 I Street in Eureka was not an identified chemical or biological agent. The substance was cleaned yesterday afternoon, and Humboldt County Risk Management has cleared the area for use by members of the public.

One individual came in to contact with the substance yesterday. Reasonable precautionary measures were taken to prevent any potential ill effects. So far, there have been no reported symptoms of concern from this incident. An out of area lab will be performing further tests, based on hazmat protocols, to provide additional information.

Uber Eats Served Up In Humboldt County

Uber Eats is now a reality in Humboldt County and a number of eateries in Arcata and Eureka are taking part. It allows you to use the Uber Eats app to order food from those places and have it delivered in relatively short order. Delivery charges vary but generally run between $3.49 and $4.49 per order.

DA’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Finding Wanted Man

The District Attorney’s Office seeks the public’s assistance with the apprehension of Sanford Vonladwig, who has multiple outstanding warrants for a variety of crimes including elder abuse, death threats, possession of burglary tools, possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, vehicle theft, and obstructing/resisting a police officer. If you have information regarding Vonladwig’s whereabouts, please contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.

HCSO Encouraging ‘No Shave November’ To Help Local Charities

This November, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office personnel will be growing out their facial hair and/or coloring their hair and nails blue to raise funds for local child advocacy programs as part of No Shave November.

In order to take part in No Shave November, each Sheriff’s Office participant must donate at least $30 to one of the following child advocacy programs: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), CAST (Child Abuse Services Team) or Wild Souls Ranch.

The Sheriff’s Office invites the public to also take part in No Shave November by donating directly to one of the charities

HSU Identifies Student Swept Away At North Jetty

Humboldt State University is continuing to offer support and counseling for those in our campus community following yesterday’s accident at the North Jetty in Eureka.

The student involved the accident was KeyMaan Stringer, a 19-year-old freshman from Los Angeles. He has not been found, despite an intense rescue effort involving the U.S. Coast Guard and other first responders.

For those who are struggling with grief or otherwise, know that help is available. Students can contact Counseling & Psychological Services at 707.826.3236. The Dean of Students Office can also be reached at 707.826.3504. Staff or faculty seeking additional support may utilize the Employee Assistance Program at 707.443.7358. And, all students, staff, faculty and community members are also encouraged to please share the National Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a 24/7 free and confidential resource.

Attempted Murder Case In Humboldt County

An attempted murder case is under investigation in Humboldt County. Early Saturday, deputies were called to a property along Highway 36 in the Bridgeville area where one man had reportedly been shot and another had stab wounds. One man was found as units were responding to the scene. He was lying in the roadway with multiple stab wounds and transported to a hospital in stable but critical condition. Closer to the scene, they found a second man with a non life threatening injury to the head. Authorities say the two subjects knew each other and had been involved in a physical altercation prior to the 911 call. During that altercation, one man tried to fire his weapon at the second and then the second stabbed the first multiple times and fled the scene. This incident is still under investigation. No arrests have been made at this time; however, charges are expected to be filed with the District Attorney’s Office

HSU Student Swept Into Water In Eureka, Not Found

Humboldt State University has released a statement on a tragic accident involving a student. It reads: We are sad to share news that a Humboldt State University student was swept into the water at the North Jetty in Eureka today at about 4:30 p.m. He was hit by a sneaker wave, and has not been found.

Numerous agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard and other first responders, have been searching for the student.

Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this accident, and the University is reaching out to provide support to friends and others.

Students seeking support may contact Counseling & Psychological Services at 707.826.3236 (24-hour support and regular business hours) located at the Student Health Center. Students may also contact the Dean of Students Office at 211 Siemens Hall or 707.826.3504. Staff or faculty seeking additional support may utilize the Employee Assistance Program at 707.443.7358. We will keep the campus community updated as we learn more.

Zero Waste Conference Headed To HSU

Humboldt State’s 2018 Zero Waste Conference will feature a week of food, workshops, speakers, documentaries, panels and more, seeking to “Redefine Waste in an Age of Capitalism.”

The conference, which runs Monday, Nov. 5 through Friday, Nov. 9, will open with a banquet and keynote address from keynote speaker Tedd Ward, Director of the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority. Ward has promoted the creation of jobs from discards and environmental design, ending welfare for wasting, and zero waste for the last two dozen years.

Other topics include homesteading, deconstructing a “cheap society,” composting, the current state of recycling, bicycle learning, and sustainability.