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Attempted Assault With Knife leads to Arrest
On January 10th, 2013 at about 01:45 pm, the Fortuna Police received a 911 call from a resident of the National
Nine Motel reporting that a female subject was inside one
of the rooms threatening to stab a male subject with a knife.
The first officer on scene could hear the victim yelling for help from within the room. The officer subsequently contacted the subjects who were still engaged in an altercation, causing the officer to prone the female subject onto the ground at gunpoint.
After speaking with all parties involved and witnesses on scene officers placed Victoria Clark (age 36) of Fortuna under arrest for the following charges;
- PC 245 Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- PC 273.5 Domestic Violence
- PC 236 False Imprisonment
Clark was transported to the Humboldt County Jail where she was booked
without further incident.
Convicted Felon Arrested with Two Firearms
On January 09, 2013 at about 6:00 p.m., officers with the Fortuna Police Department and a Probation Officer from the Humboldt County Probation Department conducted a probation search on Christopher Glenn Mell (Age 32) who is currently on Parole with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as well as local county probation for weapons related charges.
While searching his residence located in the 1400 block of Rohnerville Road, officers located a pistol, a rifle, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and morphine in Mell’s possession. The pistol was determined to have been stolen during a burglary in Arcata .
Mell was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges:
- Possession of stolen property
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Felon in possession of ammunition
- Possession of a controlled substance
Mell is currently being held in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility without bail.
(We duly note the Probation Officer here actively supervising their client and taking the appropriate proactive measures alongside law enforcement. We have rarely seen this after reviewing over a hundred reports of a similar nature.)
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(Posted by Skippy Massey)