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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.

According to a press release from the Eureka Police Department, dated Oct. 10, 2012:

On 10/18/12, the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit, assisted by patrol, conducted a “prostitution sting” in Eureka’s Old Town area.  This operation was in response to complaints of prostitution activity along 3rd Street west of the Humboldt County Library.  Officers utilized male decoys or “Johns” (undercover officers) driving undercover vehicles.  Three women were arrested after soliciting the “Johns” to pay them money for sexual acts performed upon them.   A female decoy was also used, and three men were arrested after they offered to pay the officer money to perform sexual acts upon them.  Additionally, a male contacted the undercover officer and discussed prostitution related topics with her (price of acts she might perform).  He left the scene prior to agreeing to pay money to the officer. He was later contacted and warned about soliciting acts of prostitution.   

During the course of the approximately 4 hour operation, the following suspects were arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional facility: 
Females:

  • Kristen Leilani Hill, 39, was arrested for loitering with intent to commit prostitution and soliciting an act of prostitution. 
  • Heather Deanne Amador, 42, was arrested for loitering with intent to commit prostitution and soliciting an act of prostitution. 
  • Casey Marie Hunter, 31, was arrested for loitering with intent to commit prostitution and soliciting an act of prostitution.  

Males:

  • Jason Garrett Shields, 40, was arrested for loitering with intent to solicit prostitution, soliciting an act of prostitution and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.
  • Alexander Joint Smith, 25, was arrested for loitering with intent to solicit prostitution and soliciting an act of prostitution. 
  • Luis Carlos Valdez-Leal, 21, was arrested for loitering with intent to solicit prostitution and soliciting an act of prostitution.

Use the player below to hear an interview with EPD Sgt. Steve Watson, on this incident, aired by KMUD newscaster, Dave Brooksher, on the KMUD 6 pm local news -Oct. 22, 2012.

Update - Oct. 24, 2012

On the  Oct. 24, 2012 edition of the KMUD Local News, Terrri Klmetson provided an update on this case and aired an interview with Mendocino County Investigative Services Bureau Lt.Greg Van Patten. Use the player below to hear that audio.

 

 


Update- Oct. 20, 2012

According to a second press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, dated Oct. 19, 2012:

During the morning of Oct. 19, 2012 Sheriff's Detectives identified 23-year-old Celso Madueno and 19-year-old Abel Madueno as being the victims of the shooting incident reported below. At this time Abel Madueno is recovering from a non-lethal gunshot wound while Celso Madueno was pronounced dead at the shooting scene.

Anyone having information in regards to this incident is urged to call the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.


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According to a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, dated Oct. 19, 2012:

On Oct. 19, 2012 at 2:44 am the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received a 911 call from a person who resided in a residence located in the 10000 block of East Road in Redwood Valley, California. The caller reported that two unknown individuals had entered the residence with firearms and that two of the caller's family members had been shot as a result.

Patrol Deputies responded to the residence where they located a deceased adult male with apparent gunshot wounds.  Deputies also located another adult male who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds during the incident.  This adult male was transported to an out of county hospital for treatment of his injuries.

During an initial interview of family members, Deputies learned one of the suspects was described as wearing a red hoody sweatshirt and black bandana covering a portion of their face.  Both suspects were last seen leaving the residence Northbound on East Road in a black Cadillac Escalade SUV.

Sheriff's Detectives were called to the scene and are conducting further investigations into the circumstances of the shooting.

Anyone having information in regards to this incident is urged to call the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.

The Google Map below shows the location of the 10000 block of East Road in Redwood Valley


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Monday, October 15, 2012

Murder in Hayfork; suspect arrested

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According to a press release from the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, dated Oct. 15, 2012:

On October 12, 2012 at approximately 6:30 pm Trinity County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call requesting medical aid for a gunshot victim on Sebring Road in Hayfork. When Deputies arrived on scene they found victim Weston Atwood, DOB: 6-28-80, still alive shot in the upper torso. Mr. Atwood was able to identify his shooter to Deputies before being transported via ambulance. Mr. Atwood died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

Deputies and Investigators were able to locate suspect Delbert Hulseman Jr. at his residence on Gravel Mix Road in Hayfork. Hulseman was arrested and transported to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed and made some admissions as to his involvement. A search warrant was executed at Hulseman’s residence where a hand gun was recovered.

Jacob Oropeza was also arrested at the residence on Gravel Mix Road on Friday night. Oropeza was later questioned by Investigators as to his involvement. After further investigation it appears that Oropeza was not involved in the shooting. Delbert Lee Hulseman Jr. was arrested and has been booked on 187 PC, Murder. He currently is in the Trinity County Jail. Jacob Daniel Oropeza was arrested and was booked on 32 PC, Accessory. Oropeza has been released from the Trinity County Jail.

The photo below shows suspect, Delbert Hulseman Jr.

   According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Oct. 10, 2012:
On 10-09-2012 at about 11:15 am, the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, assisted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant at a residence located in the 1100 block of Searles Street, Eureka. When Agents searched the apartment they located approximately 6 pounds of processed marijuana and a useable amount of heroin. During the investigation Agents detained one subject, identified as Patric Jerome Cuspard age 41, who had driven to the apartment in a Mercedes - a rental car from the Bay area. An Agent then wrote a search warrant for that vehicle which was parked on the street in front of the apartment.

When Agents obtained the search warrant for the vehicle they located an approximately one gallon size, sealed, new metal can in the trunk of the vehicle. Agents used a can opener to open the can. Agents then discovered a half pound of crystal methamphetamine and an ounce of black tar heroin. Cuspard was arrested for methamphetamine and heroin for sales and transportation and was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional. His bail was set at $100,000 dollars.

This case is still under investigation by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force.

The photo below shows suspect Patric Jerome Cuspard

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