Tag Archives: HCSO

County sanctuary law briefing turns contentious

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ​HUMBOLDT – A boilerplate report to Humboldt County supervisors on compliance with the Measure K sanctuary ordinance unexpectedly reopened debate on the local law’s effects. ​Sheriff’s Office officials reported on compliance with state and local sanctuary laws at the June 23 Board of Supervisors meeting. Measure K was approved by

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

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