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.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Aborted robbery attempt results in shooting

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According to a Press Release from the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, dated Sept. 13, 2012:
On September 12, 2012 at approximately 11:08 am the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that 4 men were at a property on Carr Creek in Hayfork with guns attempting to rob the residence. The 4 men at the residence have been identified as Josh Stanley of Hayfork, Dannoll Geer of Redding, James Cremeans of Redding and Kasey Rogers. Shortly after the initial call of the 4 men attempting to rob the residence it was reported that Dannoll Geer, James Cremeans and Kasey Rogers had taken Josh Stanley and put him in the back of a rental truck and were driving the truck to Stanley’s residence in Hayfork. Stanley escaped from the truck and ran to his residence on Nelson Road in Hayfork. At that point Stanley armed himself and ran behind his house on Nelson Road to hide. He was located by Kasey Rogers and that is when Josh Stanley reportedly shot Kasey Rogers.

Kasey Rogers was transported to a hospital in Redding and is in critical condition as of this morning.

The Press release reports the following arrests:

  • Josh Stanley DOB: 03/26/80 of Hayfork, Charges are pending further investigation
  • Dannoll Geer DOB: 04/07/76 of Redding, 664/211 PC – Attempt to Commit Robbery, 422 PC – Threats to Commit Crime, 246.3 PC – Discharge Firearm in Grossly Negligent Manner, 182 PC – Conspiracy to Commit Crime, 245(a)(2) PC – Assault with Deadly Weapon (Firearm)
  • James Cremeans DOB: 08/17/60 of Redding, 664/211 PC – Attempt to Commit Robbery, 182 PC – Conspiracy to Commit Crime

Shown below, from left to right, are photos of Cremeans, Geer and Stanley


    Photos taken by Julia Minton

Greg Pratt, Humboldt Transit Authority General Manager, drove a bus to the  Southern Humboldt Working Together meeting that took place at the Civic Club in Garberville last Wed., Sept. 5, 2012. Folks attending the meeting got on board to learn more about our local bus service and the need to increase ridership.

"Try Us Tuesdays" (free bus service on Tuesdays) started Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 and will continue through the month of October.

Use the player below to hear or download an audio clip of this story, aired on Friday, Sept 7, 2012 on the KMUD Local News by KMUD News Coordinator Terri Klemetson.

Greg Pratt Talks as Terri Klemetson records.


Saturday, September 08, 2012

Assault with deadly weapon in Old Town Eureka

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According to a press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On Thursday, 9-6-12, a little after 9:00 pm, EPD Officers were dispatched to an assault with a deadly weapon in the vicinity of 4th and D Streets in Eureka.
Arriving Officers located the victim on-scene. The victim had suffered a life threatening injury and was immediately transported to St. Joseph’s hospital for emergency treatment. The victim is a Eureka resident and is expected to survive his injuries. No suspect has been identified or located at this time. The Eureka Police Criminal Investigations Division is requesting the public’s help in catching the suspect in this investigation.  The suspect is described as a white male adult, 40s – 50s, 6-1”, 230 lbs, with dark hair and a medium length beard.

Anyone who may have witnessed this assault or who knows the suspect is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Nova and/or the Eureka Police Criminal Investigations Division: Police Department Phone:  (707) 441-4060; Criminal Investigations: (707) 441-4300

According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Sept. 6, 2012:
On 09-06-2012 at about 10:00 am the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, assisted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant at a parcel of property located in the 5600 block of Kneeland Road.  Officers located a commercial marijuana growing operation on the property. No one was at home when the search warrant was served. Officers seized 2,788 growing marijuana plants from the property that ranged in size from 6 inches to 5 feet in height. The marijuana was being grown in two greenhouse type structures on the property plus an indoor marijuana growing structure. Officers seized 117 pounds of drying marijuana, 2 rifles and 5 handguns from the residence. Officers seized approximately $ 11,000 dollars in cash for possible asset forfeiture from the residence.

Officers noticed a possible electrical fire hazard with the indoor marijuana growing operation. They then contacted Humboldt County Building and Planning Department who responded to the scene. Humboldt County Building and Planning Department then inspected the electrical wiring and determined it to be an electrical fire hazard. PG&E was then contacted to disconnect the electrical service to the property. One suspect has been identified in this case and an arrest warrant will be sought through the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for cultivation and possession for sales of marijuana.

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

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