Archives for June 2019

Police: 25 Year Old Eureka Man Dies In Jeep Rollover

Authorities say a 25 year old Eureka man is dead after the Jeep he was a passenger in rolled over late Tuesday night. Humboldt Area CHP responded to a report of a vehicle collision on SR-36, east of Dinsmore several miles onto a rough private mountain dirt trail. Upon arrival, officers determined a 1984 Jeep Laredo had been involved in a solo roll- over traffic collision. While traveling northbound on the rough private mountain dirt trail, the Jeep slid to the side and overturned, pinning the the 25 year old passenger.
Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and provided aid to the involved parties, however, the passenger of the Jeep did not survive his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The driver, 29 year old Trey Bulleri was uninjured and has been cooperating with police.

Two Arrested After Separate Trespassing Incidents

Two people face charges after separate incidents at Humboldt Redwood Company on Monument Road, inRio Dell. On Monday, Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene and learned that Courtney Lynn Dressler, 26, of Arcata, was found trespassing approximately five miles up Monument Road on company property. Dressler was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of trespassing with the intention of obstructing lawful business [PC 602(k)]. On June 25, 2019, at about 3:43 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were again dispatched to Humboldt Redwood Company property for the report of approximately 15 protesters blocking the company’s access gate on Monument Road. Additionally, a male subject had reportedly locked himself to an excavator located on the property. Deputies arrived on scene and located multiple protesters in the roadway, in addition to four subjects locked together near the gate. Further into the property, deputies also located the male subject locked to the excavator. The subject was identified as Stanton Frederick Wood, 33, of Eureka.
Wood was safely removed from the excavator and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of unlawful assembly [PC 407], remaining at the scene of an unlawful assembly after being warned [PC 409] and refusing to leave private property [PC 602(o)].

Two Dead In Humboldt County House Fire

Two people are dead after a house fire in Humboldt County. Tuesday morning at about 6:15 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received the report of a residential structure fire with subjects possibly still inside on Mitchell Road near Weitchpec. Sheriff’s deputies were first to arrive on scene and discovered the residence fully-involved, with fire spreading into nearby vegetation. Two people were found dead inside the residence. Identification of the deceased is pending further investigation and will be released at a later time. Three additional subjects associated with the residence have been accounted for, one of which sustained moderate injuries as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Public Meeting On St. Joseph Health, Redwood Memorial And Adventist Health Partnership

A public meeting will be held at Eureka’s Wharfinger building on Wednesday regarding the proposed partnership between St. Joseph Health and Redwood Memorial Hospital in Humboldt County, and Adventist Health, a nonprofit group whose health care adheres to the edicts of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. According to the Lost Coast Outpost, the two organizations have proposed forming a jointly held limited liability company called ST Network, LLC, to provide healthcare through their existing facilities in Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties. The meeting will be overseen by the Attorney General’s office and will start at 10 a.m., at Eureka’s Wharfinger Building.

See What Government Workers Make

If you’ve wondered what government workers around here and statewide earn, State Controller Betty T. Yee today published the 2018 self-reported payroll data for cities and counties on the Government Compensation in California website. The data cover 705,003 positions and a total of nearly $50 billion in 2018 wages for 54 counties and 467 cities. Users of the site can see lists of top earners, including elected officials, view compensation levels on maps and search by region and narrow results by name of the employer or by job title.

Three Dead After Early Morning Crash On Patrick’s Point Drive

Three people are dead after an early morning crash on Patrick’s Point Drive, near the Larrupin Cafe. A caller reported a vehicle off the roadway and on fire. Upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered a 1966 Chevrolet pickup which had traveled off the roadway, impacted an embankment, and ejected three occupants. Unfortunately, due to their injuries, all three occupants were pronounced deceased.
The victims in this mornings fatal collision have been identified as 42 year old James Cohee Jr. of Trinidad, 28 year old Chloe Chapman of Eureka and 32 year old Cody Behler of Arcata.
The cause of the collision is unknown at this time. The California Highway Patrol Humboldt Area is asking anyone with additional information regarding this collision to contact the Humboldt Area CHP Office at 707-822-5981

Man Cuffed In Gas Station Burglary

A man is under arrest after a gas station burlglary on the 800 block of Redwood Drive in Garberville last week.
Deputies learned that the suspect, 45-year-old Vicente Ambruster, had entered the business, removed multiple items and fled on foot. Deputies located Ambruster walking on the 700 block of Redwood Drive. When deputies made contact with Ambruster, he then fled into the parking lot of another business. Deputies observed Ambruster break a window of that business. As deputies approached Ambruster in the parking lot, they observed him carrying a large rock. Ambruster refused to obey deputies’ requests to drop the rock and instead attempted to throw the rock at deputies. At that time, a sheriff’s deputy deployed his department issued taser. Ambruster continued to physically resist deputies as he was taken into custody. Ambruster was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, felony resisting arrest, felony vandalism, burglary, misdemeanor resisting arrest, shoplifting and trespassing.

Fatal Crash Under Investigation

A fatal crash Sunday under investigation in Humboldt County. At about 4pm, Humboldt Area CHP responded to a report of a vehicle collision on SR-36, west of Dinsmore. Upon arrival officers determined a 1988 Honda sedan had been involved in a head-on collision with a 2018 Dodge Pickup driven by 44 year old Nate Howe of Eureka. While traveling eastbound on SR-36 the driver of the Honda allowed it to drift on to the shoulder before traveling back across the road and into the oncoming lane where it collided with the Dodge.
Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and provided aid to the involved parties, however the driver of the Honda did not survive his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Identification of the driver of the Honda is pending notification of next of kin. Excessive speed and alcohol impairment, on the part of the Honda driver, are believed to have been a factor in this collision.

Missing 4 Year Old Girl Back Home With Her Father

A four year old girl, reported missing by her father more than a month ago, is safe and sound. 4 year old Ariana Bemis-Eib of Orick was returned to the custody of her father on June 19, 2019, at about 11 p.m. Ariana was reportedly healthy and in good spirits. Delisse Lalee Jones remains at-large and has a warrant out for her arrest. Anyone with information regarding Jones’ possible whereabouts should call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251. On May 14 at about 8 p.m. Bemis-Eib went on an overnight custody visitation with her mother, 37-year-old Delisse Lalee Jones. Jones failed to bring Bemis-Eib to daycare the following morning, as previously agreed upon as terms of the visitation. A vehicle associated with Jones was located nearby her last known residence in the Eureka area.

Initiative To Focus On Revitalizing Wildwood’s Downtown

Pacific Avenue will be a starting point for a new economic development plan in Cape May County. They’re looking to form a parternship with local groups to revitalize that area. According to the Press of Atlantic City, it’s part of what’s called the Municipal Redevelopment Initiative and Wildwood’s downtown is a two year pilot program for IT. Freeholders plan to vote on a shared service agreement with Wildwood and local organizations at the next meeting, set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the county administration building, 4 Moore Road in the Crest Haven complex.