Tag Archives: HCSO

Sheriff Honsal: cannabis enforcement is ‘a win’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County Sheriff Billy Honsal has told the Board of Supervisors that enforcement on illegal, unpermitted cannabis grows intensified this year and the near future will see actions on those who’ve applied for permits without follow-up. ​At their October 22 meeting, supervisors were updated on the county’s enforcement

Madrone questions HCSO cannabis raids

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​The conduct of the county’s Sheriff’s Office in carrying out cannabis law enforcement became a focus of discussion as county supervisors were updated on permitting and abatement. ​Cannabis issues dominated the September 10 Board of Supervisors meeting. Early in the meeting, during an open public comment session, what

Suspected stolen check cashers nabbed in the act

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE/EUREKA – On the morning of Aug. 30, PacOut Green Team organizer Aaron Ostrom’s truck was burglarized in front of his McKinleyville home. “The one time I left my dang truck unlocked,” Ostrom lamented. He has video of the suspects ransacking it. Among the items the culprits made off with

Murder suspect arrested in McKinleyville

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office McKINLEYVILLE – On Saturday, Aug. 10 at about 12:10 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a disturbance on the 1100 block of Boss Road in McKinleyville. It was reported that a male subject may have been stabbed during the incident. It was also reported that a male subject was

Alleged drunk, armed driver arrested after Janes Road crash

Arcata Police press release HIT AND RUN DRUNK DRIVER ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF A LOADED FIREARM On Thursday, Aug. 31 at about 12:55 a.m., an officer with the Arcata Police Department observed a Toyota pick- up drive around a stopped vehicle at the intersection of Alliance Road and Spear Avenue and into the opposite lane of traffic at

Community mourns death of Mike Stone

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office EUREKA – It is with a heavy heart to pass along the news that we lost one of our own early on the morning of June 14. Extra Help Deputy Mike Stone was visiting family and friends in Butte County when he experienced a medical emergency in the middle of the

Siege spurs purchase of armored car

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Jarred by a recent active shooter incident in McKinleyville, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved a previously postponed $295,000 Measure Z funding request for an armored rescue vehicle. The county Sheriff’s Office’s need to have an armored vehicle to remove people from the scenes of shooting events

SWAT sharpshooters named in Mack siege

Paul Mann Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy James Mowrey was the first officer to exchange fire with McKinleyville active shooter David Fulton when a 17-hour standoff began on Aug. 17 at about 9 a.m. on Sutter Road. Five other officers ended the confrontation early the next morning when Fulton leapt from