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.
According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, dated July, 8, 2011:
On July, 8, 2011, approximately 11:00 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 4400 block of Central Avenue in McKinleyville regarding an assault, which just occurred. When deputies arrived they met with the 51-year-old male victim. The victim told the officers three men attempted to enter his home and had attacked him. The victim told the deputies that the suspects had stabbed him several times. The victim identified one of the suspects as his nephew, Johnny Lee Moore, 21 years old from McKinleyville. Moore accused him of stealing items from another relative, which is why he attacked him. The victim had stab wounds to his neck and finger, and other cuts, bruises and abrasions to his body. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries where he was treated and released.
On July 10, 2011, approximately 1:00 p.m. Johnny Moore surrendered to a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy in downtown Willow Creek. He was arrested for Attempted Murder, Mayhem and Conspiracy to Commit a Crime. His bail was set at $500,000.00. Investigators are still working on the identity of the remaining two suspects and their involvement in this crime. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251.
In a follow press release for this case, Deputies have been actively working on this investigation, and have been able to identify the remaining two suspects. They have been identified as:
- Chance Tyler Wood, of Salyer, California , 21 years old , White , Male, 6 feet tall, 175 lbs, Brown hair, Brown Eyes
- Robert T. Warrington, of Salyer, California 19 years old, white male, 6 feet 1inch tall, Brown hair, Blue Eyes
A Be-On-The-Lookout has been broadcast to area wide law enforcement. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is requested to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251.
The photo below is of Chance Wood-no photo is available for Robert Warrington:
According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, dated July 12, 2011:
On 07-11-2011, approximately 10:00 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies and Hoopa Tribal Police received information that Bruce Jason Hunsucker also known as Bruce Stallings-Hunsucker was at a residence off Pine Creek Road in Hoopa. Deputies and Hoopa Tribal Police Officers staked out the residence and saw a vehicle about to leave. A deputy, who was on foot, watching the residence attempted to stop the vehicle, however the vehicle left at a high rate of speed. The deputy was able to look inside the vehicle as it left the driveway and confirmed it was wanted murder suspect Bruce Hunsucker. Tribal Police pursued the vehicle, however lost sight of it near Pine Creek Road and Dowd Road, Hoopa. Bruce Hunsucker has an active arrest warrant for the murder of Darrell Hanger Sr., 50 years of Willow Creek on May 5, 2011.
Anyone with information regarding this case or the whereabouts of Bruce Stallings-Hunsucker is requested to contact the Sheriffs Office immediately at 445-7251.
On January 2011, the Humboldt Homeless and Housing Coalition (HHHC) conducted a Point-In-Time (PIT) Count of the county’s homeless population. The purpose of the Point-In-Time Count is to obtain an unduplicated count and some basic information about homeless people. This information is used to assess the effectiveness of the services the community provides and identify service gaps for future planning. Previous counts were conducted in 2005 and 2009.
On Friday July 8, 2011 KMUD News received two documents reporting information from the study.
The documents can be viewed and downloaded using the links below:
Note:There is an error on page 2 of the Executive Summary. Under Alcohol and Drugs … drugs should be 28% not 16%
Executive Report PIT 2011-edited.pdf
Executive Summary PIT 2011-edited.pdf
According to infromation released from Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro's Office, dated June 22, 2011:
Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-North Coast) today honored U.S. Navy (Ret.) Lt. Cmdr. Jack Alderson of Fortuna as the First Assembly District’s 2011 Veteran of the Year.
“It is my pleasure to give this recognition to Jack, who served his country for 21 years in the Navy and when he retired devoted his life to public service in port and harbor management,” Chesbro said. “Jack has such tremendous energy, remaining actively involved as an advocate for veterans and serving in the California Senior Legislature to this day.”
Alderson’s service in the U.S. Navy included an assignment to the Persian Gulf region, where he was an advisor to the Imperial Iranian Navy in the early 1960s. Alderson was one of just three enlisted men and the senior American office on the river between Basra and Kuwait during the “Kuwait Emergency” in 1961 when Iraq threatened to occupy Kuwait the first time. Alderson also served as Officer in Charge of the 5th Army Tug Division during Project SHAD – a highly secretive series of Cold War era tests the Department of Defense conducted in the 1960s, often without the knowledge of servicemen, to identify the vulnerabilities of U.S. warships to attacks with biological or chemical warfare agents. In recent years Alderson has been deeply involved in an effort to get elements of Project SHAD declassified so that veterans involved in the tests who are now suffering from health problems can get the care they need.
After his Navy service, Alderson embarked on a civilian career as a harbor master and ports manager. He served as CEO of the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District for 22 years, retiring in 1996. Alderson was twice appointed by the governor to serve on the California Boating and Waterways Commission and was elected its chairman twice. He is a past president of the Harbor Masters Association and was twice selected by his peers as California Harbor Master of the Year.
After his retirement, the major port districts of California awarded Alderson a first-ever lifetime achievement award. Alderson has kept busy serving in the California Senior Legislature - a nonpartisan organization made up of 120 elected members to represent seniors, which holds model legislative sessions at the Capitol every year. “One of the things that makes our country great is that we have outstanding individuals who are willing to step forward when they are called upon to serve their country and put themselves at risk in order to make the world a better place and protect our freedoms,” Chesbro said. “So I think it’s fitting that the Legislature recognizes outstanding veterans, both for their careers in the service but also their public service after having left the military.” Chesbro prepared an Assembly Resolution and Certificate, which he presented to Alderson on the Assembly Floor, and joined the honoree at a luncheon for veterans at the Sacramento Convention Center across from the Capitol on Wednesday.
In the photo below Assemblymember Chesbro (left) presents award to U.S. Navy (Ret.) Lt. Cmdr. Jack Alderson of Fortuna:
According to information received by the KMUD News Department from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, dated June 22, 2011:
Conditions at the entrance to Humboldt Bay Harbor can now be checked online by going to www.weather.gov/eureka/marine and navigating to the new webcam made available through collaboration between the National Weather Service, the United States Coast Guard, and the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Conservation and Recreation District.
The Humboldt Bay Bar Cam is pointing towards the south jetty from the north jetty so it shows much of the entrance and bar channels. The images are ten seconds apart and are updated every ten minutes. It is important to remember that waves can be bigger than those captured on the Bar Cam, and that waves can suddenly get larger due to changes in tide and the arrival of larger sets of waves. Mariners are reminded that the Bar Cam is just one more piece of information for making navigation decisions and they should not rely on it solely to determine if the harbor entrance is safe to transit. Check for latest Bar conditions by calling the Coast Guard using your marine VHF radio on channel 22A. For more information contact: Rob Starr, United Sates Coast Guard, 707-839-6111.