Tag Archives: Sheriff William Honsal

County takes ‘civil rights and diversity’ stance

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Amid calls for something stronger, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved a “civil rights and diversity” resolution. Approved at the Aug. 15 supervisors meeting, the resolution declares that the board “encourages and supports local law enforcement agencies, including the Sheriff’s Office, to not use staff resources to

Sheriff boosts intel against Humboldt’s drug/crime plague

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office will launch a new tracking and intelligence network next year to battle highly interconnected criminals, gangs and multiplying “punk squads” county-wide. Sheriff’s deputies and law enforcement from Arcata to Fortuna and from Eureka to Humboldt State University will be linked in 2018 against

‘Our deputies don’t have time to breathe’

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Humboldt County’s multi-pronged crime-and-drugs culture has become an around-the-clock phenomenon, 365 days a year. Sheriff William Honsal says his deputies have no down time. “They’re going 24-7 in every part of this county. Deputies don’t have time to breathe with the number of calls” to be dealt with.

Sheriff refutes McKKK rumors

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has no evidence the Ku Klux Klan is organized in McKinleyville or anywhere else in Humboldt County. Racially motivated crime certainly occurs locally, but there is not a lot of evidence of it, says Sheriff William Honsal. Years of unsubstantiated rumors that McKinleyville