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Safety and Public Awareness

Safety and Public Awareness

News reporting arrests, weather warnings, product recalls, and other important information relating to safety and public awareness, are found in this category.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Explosives Arrest in Eureka

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According to a Press Release from the Humdoldt County Sheriff’s Office, dated July 17, 2012:

On 07-14-2012, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of possible drug activity occurring in the 5100 block of Vance Avenue, Eureka. When deputies arrived they met with suspect David Bollig, 33 years old of Eureka along with several other people, including Bolligs’ 11 year old son. A records check on Bollig revealed he was on probation for child endangerment with a search clause. When deputies entered Bolligs home they saw two plastic soda bottles containing a white powdery substance near the television set with green fuses sticking out of the top of them. The deputies exited the home and notified the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad who responded to the scene, along with Humboldt Bay Fire department. The bottles were removed by the Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad which rendered them safe.

Bollig was arrested for possession of an explosive device, violation of probation and child endangerment. He was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where his bail was set at $50,000.00. His son was released to a relative.

According to a press release from California State Parks:
A large section of road recently failed between the Needle Rock Visitor Center and Bear Harbor in the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, making it impassible to vehicles.  State Park officials are looking at possible ways to re-route the road, but Park Superintendent Michelle Gardner says it will remain closed to vehicles "indefinitely," and likely for at least the next two years.  The three-mile route from the visitor center to Bear Harbor and Orchard Camp is 3 miles and can only be traveled by foot or bicycle.  Gardner asks that any cyclists carry their bikes while traveling on or near the section of road that has failed.

The photos below are courtesy of California State Parks:

  

 

According to a press release from the Office of Congressman Mike Thompson, dated March 1, 2012:
Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-1) today released the following statement notifying Social Security beneficiaries that beginning exactly one year from today, March 1, 2013, those not already signed up for direct deposit will start receiving their monthly benefits through direct deposit or a prepaid debit card.  “Starting next year all Social Security recipients – and all others receiving federal benefits – will get their payments directly deposited into their bank accounts – meaning folks will be getting their benefits quicker and more easily,” said Thompson. “If you haven’t set up direct deposit with the Social Security Administration, please take the time to sign up. These changes will not impact the amount of benefits you receive.”

To sign up for direct deposit, or to receive a prepaid debit card, you can visit GoDirect.org or call the Go Direct helpline at (800) 333-1795.

 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Elderly couple interrupt burglary

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According to a press release from the Humblodt Co. Sheriff's Office, dated Feb. 29, 2012:
On Feb. 29, 2012, approximately 8:45 {the press release did not state am or pm} a Humboldt County Sheriffs Deputies were dispatched to an attempted residential burglary interrupted by the homeowner which just occurred. The 70 year husband and wife reported a male had just broken into their home located in the 2000 block of Fieldbrook Road, Fieldbrook. The male victim heard a noise in his kitchen and entered the kitchen thinking it was his wife. The male victim came face to face with the male suspect who had just forced entry into the victims’ home via the back door. After meeting each other face to face in the kitchen, the suspect fled the home. The victim saw the suspect enter the passenger side of a white Chevy pickup truck which was backed into the victims’ driveway. There was a female driving the truck which drove towards McKinleyville on Fieldbrook Road.  Sheriffs Dispatch broadcast the vehicles description and direction of travel. A deputy responding to the call from McKinleyville saw the truck approaching from the opposite direction on Fieldbrook Road. The female driver saw the approaching patrol car and turned onto Wilson Lane to avoid the deputy. The pick truck drove into a driveway in the 300 block of Wilson Lane, Fieldbrook.  The deputy contacted and detained both occupants as they were exiting the truck. It was determined the occupants did not live at the Wilson Lane address.
   
The male matched the suspect description provided by the victim. The victim was transported to the scene by deputies. The victim identified the male suspect who deputies identified as Shad Lynn Sovereign, 30 years old from Eureka, who was on parole.  Sovereign is being held without bail. The female driver was identified as Reshawn Lindsay O’Kelly, 35 years old from Eureka. Deputies learned Sovereign had also gone to a neighbor’s residence just prior to the victims.  Sovereign knocked on the neighbor’s front door and asked if “Rodney lived there “.  When told he did not, Sovereign left. The neighbor and deputies believed Sovereign was checking out homes to burglarize. Sovereign was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on attempted residential burglary and violation of parole. O’Kelly was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on attempted burglary; her bail was set at $75,000.00.
   
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or criminal related activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line 707-268-2539. If you live in the City Limits of Eureka the Eureka Police Problem Oriented Policing Unit can be reached at 707-441-4373

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