Dossey, 26, had been held in Humboldt County Jail on $50,000 bail since March 4, when he was arrested on charges of Child Molestation and Sending Harmful Matter to Seduce a Minor after Arcata High School school officials learned of the allegations and notified police. It was alleged that Dossey, an AHS Junior Varsity girls’ basketball coach, developed an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old female student.
SUNNY BRAE – On Saturday, May 15 at about 4:35 p.m., officers from the Arcata Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Buttermilk Lane in Sunny Brae for the report of a male subject attempting to force entry into a residence. According to an APD press release, while en route, responding officers were advised…
3:22 p.m. It was kind of hard to miss the not-exactly-camouflaged man in a red jersey with a big “34” on the back, running drunkenly away from the freshly poured concrete he’d just vandalized on Samoa Boulevard near the train tracks. He was found and arrested for being composed of too many parts alcohol.
On April 18, officers responded to a residence to assist the Arcata Mad River Ambulance with a 31-year-old male subject who had just castrated himself. Medical personnel and officers were unable to locate the subject’s testicles. He later told officers that he flushed them down the toilet as he feared they contained “monsters.”
The *UCK YEAH! bus is usually parked next to Co-op, taking up at least two parking spaces and expelling a cloud of diesel smog as its warms the engine for a move across the street every few days. Last week, a group of schoolchildren walking to the store for a tour had to pass through the exhaust, squinting curiously through the toxic haze at the semi-profane placard on the back.
Inexplicably, the campers don’t just leave their garbage, but in what seems like an effort to make it more difficult and unpleasant for the forest workers to clean it up, fling the bottles and plastic food containers deep into tangles of blackberry brambles. At one point, an ES worker stepped in an exposed pile of human feces, releasing a foul stench that hung over the campsite as the crew filled contractor’s bags with the variegated wastes.
At one trash-infested site on the Campbell Creek watershed – an area cleaned out with great effort by Arcata High School students last year and already re-ruined – Stonebarger leaves a business card and written warning on a tent. If the gear is still there the next day, he’ll take it away. As to the enduring mystery of how campers have the energy to carry weighty equipment and food containers uphill into the woods, but neglect to take the emptied or disused materials out when they leave, he has no answers.
HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County Sheriff’s detectives arrested one suspect Friday and another Saturday in connection to the homicide of Jerry George. Detectives sought and obtained $500,000 arrest warrants for Kenneth Loren Johnson, 44, of Eureka, and Jan Marie David-Devore, 47, of Arcata. Both were wanted for alleged conspiracy, accessory and the destruction of evidence. Johnson,…
On Wednesday morning, three officers and two Buddy’s workers found a vacant white whale where it had been resting on Seventh Street for months. It has been tagged with months of violation stickers. But the whale did not go easy. A busted hydraulic system, the mechanics spent hours repairing it in order to get it down the street. And then… she was cut loose, prompting cheers from the neighboring businesses.
Arcata Police and citizens are offering contradictory accounts of two incidents that occurred in January.