Categorized | Crime, Eureka, Fortuna

Crimes, Crooks, and Collisions

 

Officers Investigate High Profile Burglary, Fatal Collision, and Child Pornography

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

Friendly City Burglary

Fortuna– HCSO:  On 12-28-2012, at approximately 6:30 p.m.
the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a burglary
which has occurred in the 6100 block of Rohnerville Road, Fortuna.

burg1When the deputy arrived he met with the home owners.  They told the deputy they left their residence at approximately 9:30 a.m. on that date.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. that same day the husband was called by Umpqua Bank and informed someone had tried to use his debit card at the Bear River Casino Pump and Play.

When the husband returned home at approximately 6:00 p.m., he discovered the front door to their residence was wide open.  When he checked burg2 burg3the residence he discovered the suspect(s) had entered through an unlocked front window.

Examining his residence he saw it was ransacked and numerous items including computers, cameras, jewelry and other high value items had been stolen from the residence.  The loss was estimated to be over $10,000.00.

After taking the report and conducting an on scene investigation, the investigating deputy spoke with Bear River Casino.  The Bear River Casino located and furnished a video tape and still photographs of the suspect and another male using the victim’s stolen debit card to the deputy.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the suspect and the other male who was with him at the Bear River Pump and Play at the time the debit card was used.  They are pictured here.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

 

* * * * * * * *

Fatal Vehicle Collision 

bridgeHydesville- CHP:  A Hydesville woman was killed in a fatal car crash on Highway 36 yesterday.

Rita E. Boling, 44-years-old, died following a head-on collision around 6:49 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Thomas G. Adkisson, 74, of Laytonville, was driving a Dodge pickup truck westbound on State Route 36 at an unknown speed when he allowed his vehicle to leave the roadway edge, swerved left to get back on the roadway, crossed the center line and collided with Boling’s vehicle, according to a press release.

Both vehicles came to rest in the roadway.  Boling was transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital where she later died from her injuries, according to a press release.  Adkisson was also transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital where he was treated and later released.

CHP reports that drug or alcohol impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash.  The press release indicates that both drivers were using seatbelts.

CHP continues to investigate the crash, according to their release.

 

* * * * * * * *

Child Pornography Arrest 

jokerEureka– HCSO:  In December, the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office was contacted by the Eureka Police Department of an ongoing multi-agency investigation into child pornography.

The Eureka Police Department had been advised by a Santa Clara Police Department Detective of a subject downloading child pornography in the Eureka area based upon an IP address that the Santa Clara PD had discovered through their investigation.

A Eureka Police detective wrote a search warrant for the subscriber information of the IP address.  It was learned
that the IP address returned to a residence in the 4300 block of Roberts Drive in Eureka.

The Eureka Police Detective contacted Humboldt County Sheriff’s Detectives and provided the information he learned.  A Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Detective wrote and obtained a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant for the residence.

On Jaunuary 3, at approximately 8:45 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriffs Detectives served the search warrant and seized the computer and other electronics from the home.  After interviewing Christopher Jansen, 21-years-old, who resided in the home, detectives arrested him for felony possession of child pornography.

Jansen was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and his bail was set at $25,000.

* * * * * * * *

HCSO badge(Posted by Skippy Massey)

Leave a Reply

HumSentinel on Twitter

RSS Progressive Review

  • Five second rule works
    Alternet - According to a new study carried out at Aston University’s School of Life and Health Sciences, the five-second rule actually has a scientific basis. Research undertaken by biology students monitored the transfer of common bacteria E. Coli and Staphylococcus aureus from indoor floor types (carpet, laminate and tiled surfaces) to various foods like […]
  • The rise of transparency
    A Google Ngram chart of the use of the word transparency in English books since 1800. As with many popular words in political discourse these days, its use has accelerated as what it is defining has collapsed. […]
  • Bookshelf: Elizabeth Warren's story
    A Fighting ChanceElizabeth Warren Michael Mcauliff, Huffington Post - Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book skewers the boys club who basically ran the nation's fiscal policy in the early days of the Obama administration, contending they carried out a financial bailout that saved the banks but was a major "lost opportunity" to help regular peo […]
  • Restaurant review
    From 50 years of our overstocked archivesSam Smith, 1987 - One of the hazards being a writer is that sometimes people take you literally when you're just being metaphorical. Thus it was when I led off an article in Washington's City Paper in 1987 with the following:"Life in Washington's slow lane is under siege. The culture of the more th […]
  • Government food safety summit hit with food poisoning
    Activist PostFood served at a Food Safety Summit held earlier this month between several of our federal agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Big Food industry giants the likes of Tyson, ConAgra and McDonald’s, actually gave some of the people who attended food poisoning.At least four […]
  • Study: Senate aligns with wealthiest constituents
    Popular ResistanceMembers of the U.S. Senate do not respond equally to the views of all their constituents, according to research to be published in Political Research Quarterly next month.Senators overall represent their wealthiest constituents, while those on bottom of the economic rung are neglected.“The fact that lower income groups seem to be ignored by […]
  • When the whistle blows
    Sam Smith -  A society that places so much emphasis on conformity has a hard time understanding government whistleblowers. Even when their specific acts are seen as positive, if the action taker does not live up to expectations in other regards the story becomes badly muddled. And the media is easily confused as to whether its loyalty is to the truth or to t […]
  • All you have to be is an Al Qaeda 'suspect' and Obama feels free to kill you
    Agencies France Press Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network's Arabian Peninsula offshoot vowed to fight against Western "crusaders". The United States is the only country that operates drones in Yemen, and President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has defen […]
  • 88 year old choreographer says IPads not good for dancers
    The Stage, UKChoreographer and director Gillian Lynne has claimed that performers today are less disciplined than when she began her career and has blamed digital technology for the perceived lapse.Speaking to The Stage, 88-year-old Lynne – who began her own career as a dancer in the 1940s – said that performers today were being distracted by computers and s […]
  • Word: The UN on population and climate change
    UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeAlthough population growth rates and total population size do not alone determine emissions, population size is an important factor. One study showed that CO2 emissions could be lower by 30% by 2100 if access to contraception was provided to those women expressing a need for it. Providing the unmet need for contrac […]
  • FBI challenges NSA in race against Constitution
    EngadgetIf you thought that the NSA wanted too much personal information, just wait a few months. The EFF is reporting that the FBI's new facial recognition database, containing data for almost a third of the US population, will be ready to launch this summer. Codenamed NGI, the system combines the bureau's 100 million-strong fingerprint database w […]
  • Want to hide a government trip? Just classify it
    Peter Van Buren, Firedog Lake - The GAO learned that Robert Mueller and Eric Holder decided on their own that the intelligence agency exemption also applied to them. With income tax season in the U.S., all thoughts turn to cheating.The Government Accounting Office works directly for the Congress. In a recent report to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the GAO […]
  • High suicide rate for male farmers
    Rural BlogMale farmers are four times more likely to attempt suicide than men in other professions, Max Kutner reports for Newsweek  magazine, which recently revived its print edition. "For decades, farmers across the country have been dying by suicide at higher rates than the general population. The exact numbers are hard to determine, mainly because s […]
  • Pee for power
    SalonThe average person urinates seven times per day, and it is hard not to think of the bodily fluid as waste. But to scientists at NASA and the University of Puerto Rico, one person’s pee could be that same person’s refreshing glass of water — and power supply. A newly developed filtration system has the capability of turning urine into water and create el […]
  • Boston doctors can now prescribe bike share
    Fast CompanyOne of the biggest hurdles new public bike-share programs face is the problem of social inclusion. For a large part, the programs, which have popped up in cities from New York to Austin in recent years, aren't gaining major traction with low-income communities.Boston, however, has taken an aggressive approach to making sure that everyone, re […]