Tag Archives: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office

Rewarding responsible behavior in McKinleyville

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Dog owners at Hiller Park may soon get thank-you cards and be entered into a drawing to win prizes if they are spotted picking up dog poop, following leash laws and being responsible. The idea is to reward responsible behavior in the hope that doing so will discourage

Sheriff explains priorities for marijuana enforcement

The Sheriff’s office has fielded many questions over the past several months regarding how the changes in the law will affect enforcement of illegal marijuana cultivation in the county. Proposition 64, the adult recreational use of marijuana, allows any adult age 21 and older to grow six plants on their property, possess up to an

Today’s Mad River Current: Who gets busted for growing pot, who does not and how much pot can you legally have?

Humboldt County is estimated to have between 8,000 to 10,000, and maybe even more, marijuana grows. Pot is everywhere. Piles of shake are sometimes left on the side of the road. Buds get dropped in tip jars. You can drive around and see and smell marijuana plants. There’s a grow there and a grow here,

Security guard pulls a gun, gets shot by deputies near Weitchpec

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office On July 14, 2017, at approximately 2157 hours, 3 Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office were on patrol in two marked patrol vehicles in the area Highway 169 North of Weitchpec.  The deputies were in full Sheriff’s Office patrol uniforms driving marked patrol vehicles. As the deputies turned from HWY 169 to

Public Administrator’s Office under investigation

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it is investigating the practices of the Public Administrator’s Office after receiving a complaint that properties were sold to past and current employees of Humboldt County. “This investigation is being conducted due to an inquiry and a complaint that was received by

Hash lab explodes

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Cyndi Bainbridge-Wainwright and her husband Bob Wainwright were sitting in their living room Monday, Dec. 26, when all hell broke loose at a clandestine hash lab next door to their home on Ocean Drive in McKinleyville. “It started as a low rumble. We thought at first it was