Missing and Wanted Persons
Browse this section to find information and photos (when available) for missing persons and persons wanted by law enforcement agencies.
Update: April 10, 2014 - According to an article in the Eureka Times Standard, 15-year-old Thomas William Carlson, who was reported missing on April 8, 2014 and last seen at Eureka High School on Mon., April 7, was located unharmed Tuesday April 8 around 3:30 p.m. in Willow Creek. The original post on the missing teenager appears below.
The Eureka Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Thomas William Carlson who was reported missing on 04/08/14. Thomas was last seen at Eureka High School on 04/07/14. He left class upset and threw his books in the trash. He has not been seen since. A friend reported that he contacted her on Facebook and said that he was walking to Redding, CA.
Thomas is an American Indian male, 5’11”, 160 lbs., with brown eyes and neat brown medium length hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and grey sweatpants. Anyone with any information regarding Thomas Carlson is urged to contact the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4300 or (707) 441-4044.
Sheila Franks (shown in the photos), known to live in both Rio Dell and Loleta, was reported as missing last week by a family member. Sheila was last seen in Eureka on Jan. 11, 2014. Sheila Franks is described as: White female, 37 years old, strawberry blond hair, blue eyes, 5’5” tall and approximately 120 lbs. Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s 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.The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office press release appears below.
HCSO press release, dated March 17, 2014:
On 3-13-2014, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Fortuna Police Department forwarded a missing person report to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The missing person is Sheila Franks, 37 years old known to live in Rio Dell and Loleta. Her mother called to report her missing, because her family had not heard from Sheila in the last month and a half. Sheila has been very consistent with communicating with her son, which has not occurred for over a month and is very out of character for Sheila. Shelia was last seen in Eureka on 01-11-14.
Sheila Franks is described as: White female, 37 years old, strawberry blond hair, blue eyes, 5’5” tall and approximately 120 lbs.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s 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.
Another photo of Sheila Franks:
According to KMUD News, US Marshalls were canvassing Southern Humboldt today looking for Dinette Eugene Patterson (shown in the photo). Patterson is wanted for allegedly stabbing and murdering Charles Jordan in Sacramento.
Patterson is described as a black male adult, 5-feet 11-inches tall, weighing 195 pounds. If you have information about this suspect, please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999, or call local law enforcement. Tune in to the KMUD Local news tonight (Fri., March 14, 2014) to hear more on this story
Foul play is suspected in the disappearance of Robert Joseph Tennison, age 42.Tennison (shown in the photo) was reported missing on March 19, 2009 and was last seen in the Rancho Sequoia area of Alderpoint. Law enforcement is treating Tennison's disappearance as a possible homicide and served a search warrant on a residence and parcel of property located in the 1000 block of Rancho Sequoia Road. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is requesting that anyone having information on Tennison’s disappearance please contact, Detective Sam Williams at 707-268-3645 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251. The full Humboldt County Sheriff's Office press release appears below.
To get more information about this case, KMUD News Director Terri Klemetson interviewed Lt. Wayne Hanson from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office. Use the KMUD News SoundCloud player below to hear the interview, which aired on the KMUD Local News on Thurs., March 13, 2014.
HCSO Press Release, dated March 13, 2014:
On 03-12-2014 at about 0900 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State of California Department of Justice served a search warrant on a residence and parcel of property located in the 1000 block of Rancho Sequoia Road, Alderpoint. The search warrant was related to the disappearance of Robert Joseph Tennison age 42, who was reported as a missing person on 03-19-2009 to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office considers the disappearance of Tennison as suspicious and are concerned that Tennison may be the victim of foul play. The search warrant was served on the property in Rancho Sequoia after new information was received in the investigation.
Several items of evidence where seized by the Department of Justice to be tested a later date for any forensic clues related to Tennison’s disappearance.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is requesting that if anyone has information on the Tennison’s disappearance to please contact, Detective Sam Williams at 707-268-3645 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251.