On 09-09-13, approximately 3:15 p.m. both suspects in the below case were taken into custody. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from citizens who reported a possible sighting of the suspects in the area of the “Friends of the Dunes”. A California Highway Patrol helicopter along with the Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team and Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the scene. The helicopter spotted the suspects and ordered them to surrender which they did. The S.W.A.T. Team was directed to the suspects by the helicopter. The SWAT Team took them into custody without incident. The suspects were unarmed.
Claire Trower on Wilder Ridge reports that the Honeydew Volunteer Fire Department has been forced to remove the faucet handle of its pump after some less-than-ethical agricultural entrepreneurs stole several barrels of water from the VFD's reserves. Boo.
It's only the latest of several recent SoHum water thefts.
Bridgeville Elementary School closed on Tuesday because it didn't have running water after thieves emptied its entire 20,000 gallon water tank, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
The press release is below.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has positively identified the suspect in this case as Salvatore Ted Arena, age 42, of Freshwater. The three dogs, Angel, Becky and Ginger, had belonged to Arena’s brother who passed away suddenly in February of this year. Arena began trying to surrender the dogs to local rescues about one week ago stating that he was moving to the East Coast. Gail Holder of K-9 Angels Rescue had been in frequent contact with Arena and was working to try to get the dogs into foster care. She received a call from him on 08/21/13 just before the dogs were found abandoned in Fairhaven. Arena told her that he had to leave the following morning and that he could not put the dogs in his truck and take them across the country with him.
The Sheriff’s Office will be seeking a warrant for Arena’s arrest. At this time we have reason to believe that he has already left the area. Anyone having information to the contrary is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Animal Control Division, 707 840-9132, or the Crime Tip Line, 707-268-2539.
Really? Someone just drives out to Fairhaven, lets his three dogs out of the truck, tells them "stay," and drives away? Really? You, in your newer, black four-wheel drive truck, be advised that Animal Control is all over this.
Here's the press release:
On 08-12-2013, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search warrant at a residence located in the 300 block of Wiregrass Road, Blue Lake. When deputies arrived they met with the homeowner and suspect Matthew Frank Nutter, 50 years old. Deputies searched the property and residence and located three outdoor marijuana gardens and a greenhouse with marijuana plants. The plants ranged in size from 1 ½ feet tall to 6 feet tall. There were 39 marijuana plants growing in the greenhouse and 226 marijuana plants being grown outdoors. A search of the residence revealed five firearms, two shotguns, two rifles and a pistol. Nutter was arrested for cultivation of marijuana, maintaining a residence where marijuana is grown and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He was transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where his bail was set at $75,000.00.
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.
Matt pitched for Loyola Marymount University while pursuing his degree in Business Administration. While pitching in the American Legion World Series, Matt was caught by the well-known pro catcher and manager, Bob Melvin. His four years pitching with the Crabs resulted in a 10-0 record along with 10 saves. Matt has been with the Crabs for 21 seasons, as a player for four, Board Member and Vice President for 11 and is in his sixth year as Manager. He was named 2007 Horizon Air League manager of the Year when he led the Crabs to the Horizon Air League Championship. At the helm of the Crabs, Nutter has compiled an overall record of 217-57. Matt lives in Blue Lake with his wife Shandra and their 3 daughters [names redacted].
On 8/07/13, at 10:21 PM, Eureka Police Department officers were dispatched to a gas station on the 1300 block of 5th Street, Eureka on the report of a possible carjacking that had just occurred. The teenage caller reported her mother was inside a blue minivan when an unknown male subject entered the vehicle and drove it away against her will.
Eureka citizens and their "community media" should share outrage that two, out of five, Eureka…
Oh, Steve... I wish your spirit a peaceful journey. Great keyboardist and a generous man…
13. Respect proper punctuation and the use of capital letters!
How long is his term?
I am disappointed but not at all surprised. Dangit!