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Safety and Public Awareness

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, a routine contact with a parked driver netted two police scanners, a window punch for breaking windows, bolt cutters, a 9 mm luger semi-automatic handgun and ammunition, approximately 5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a scale, torch, night vision goggles and a collapsible baton (known as an ASP).  Also recovered was property from a recent vehicle burglary. David Tatro, 40-years old from Eureka, (pictured above) was arrested and is being held with a $50,000 bail. More details are found in the press release below.

HCSO Press Release from Mon., June 24, 2013:
On 06-24-2013, approximately 8:30 a.m. two Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies patrolling on US 101 between Big Lagoon and Dry Lagoon, spotted a  1998 Ford white van parked in a no overnight camping spot near Kane Road, Orick. The deputies pulled in behind the van to speak with the driver and make sure he had not been camping there or intended to camp there. When the deputies contacted the driver they saw he was in the driver seat of the vehicle and heard the engine running. The driver identified himself as David Tatro, 40 years old from Eureka. When the deputies spoke with Tatro they noticed he was wearing gloves, they also saw there was a box of live ammunition on the dashboard of the van. They saw two personal checks on the ground near the van that were not in Tatro’s name. The deputies detained Tatro for driving on a suspended driver’s license and searched the van. Inside the van they located two police scanners, a window punch for breaking windows, bolt cutters, a 9 mm luger semi-auto handgun, ammunition approximately 5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, scale, torch, night vision goggles and a collapsible baton (known as an ASP). During the search the deputies were contacted by Sheriff’s Office Dispatch advising them a man and his wife just reported being the victim of a vehicle burglary at Dry Lagoon. The citizens reported parking their vehicle in the parking lot of Dry Lagoon and going for approximately one hour hike. When they returned to their vehicle the citizens saw the vehicles drivers’ side window was smashed and all their items were stolen.

The deputies located all of the victim’s stolen property in the white van,  including jewelry, the wife’ purse, husband’s wallet, keys, I-Pad, luggage and computer. The victims were shown the property by the deputies who confirmed it was all theirs.

David Tatro was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of methamphetamine, possession of stolen property, driving on a suspended license, possession of burglary tools and possession of an illegal weapon. He was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked and his bail was set at $50,000.00.

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.

Items confiscated from Tatro's Van:

Update June 20, 2013-Murdered man found in the Spyrock Road area (Mendocino County, Calif) near Burns Creek, has been identified as 23 year-old Hugo Olea Lopez from Upper Lake, Lake County, Calif.

Update June 18, 2013- New details in the Spyrock Road homicide:

According to an updated press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, Officers were originally alerted to a suspected homicide at a remote location on Spyrock Road in Laytonville, California by an anonymous caller who said that their relative, the victim, had been murdered. Upon investigation officers found a deceased Hispanic adult male with an apparent gunshot wound.

At the scene Sheriff's Detectives found 300 budding marijuana plants that had apparently been growing in an outdoor setting as well as inside of at least two temporary greenhouse structures.The plants had been recently cut as if to be harvested.  Detective investigations indicated the victim had been camping at the location while tending to the growing marijuana plants.  The victim was found in his camp close to the cut marijuana plants.

A forensic autopsy has been scheduled for June 19. The victim has not yet been positively identified.

The original post in this story appears below.


 As reported on the KMUD Local News for Mon., June 17, 2013, a deceased person found on a Spyrock Road property in northern Mendocino County is the victim of a suspected homicide. KMUD News reported that as of news time there had been no arrests or known suspects identified in the case, and that according to local residents Sheriff's Deputies left the crime scene with budded marijuana in their vehicle. At this time evidence in this case is limited.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.

Check back to this post to track updates in this case.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office press release, dated June 17, 2013:
On 06-17-2013 at 0748 hours the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a person who had received second hand information of a possible homicide at a remote location on Spyrock Road in Laytonville, California.

Based upon the reported information personnel from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol and California Department of Fish & Wildlife responded to the location.

On 06-17-2013 at approximately 1115 hours law enforcement personnel arrived at the location and found one deceased person. Sheriff's Detectives have responded to the location and have begun an investigation into the circumstances of the person's death. Additional information will be disseminated by press release as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.

A three-year long multiagency suspected criminal marijuana investigation last week led to the arrest, of two Humboldt County residents with other arrests expected to follow. Indictments originating from the Federal District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah for "engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana" were issued for several Humboldt County residents.

The first suspect arrested in this on-going intrastate case was Michael Stallings, age 63 (shown in the photo above). Stallings was arrested at his residence located off Friday Ridge Road, Willow Creek. During the arrest officers noticed an outdoor marijuana growing operation and seized over 600 growing marijuana plants, one pound of processed marijuana, two rifles and a shotgun.

A second suspect in the case, John Paul Diller, age 32, was subsequently arrested at his residence in the 1600 block of Children’s Avenue, McKinleyville.  In that arrest Officers netted 10 individual, one pound bags of processed marijuana and also seized 4 pistols, 2 rifles, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, a vehicle and $7,900 dollars in cash. Subsequently, over 800 growing marijuana plants were found in storage units allegedly rented by Diller, off Airport Road, Fortuna.  Also, two motorcycles, a Polaris- Ranger ATV and a utility trailer, located on a property owned by Diller in Freshwater, were seized for possible asset forfeiture. More arrests in this case are expected.

The full Humboldt County Press release appears below.

On 06-11-2013 and 6-12-2013 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, United States Forest Service, United States Marshal Office assisted the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Metro Narcotics Task Force and the Davis Metro Narcotic Strike Force out of Salt Lake City, Utah regarding a 3 year long marijuana investigation in Humboldt County that was linked to Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration issued indictments for several Humboldt County residents out of the Federal District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah for engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana. Federal and state search warrants were served in Utah during the course of this investigation.

On 06-11-2013 at about 1000 hours, local law enforcement and federal law enforcement officers located and arrested one suspect for the federal indictment out of Utah named Michael Stallings age 63 at his residence located off Friday Ridge Road, Willow Creek. While at Stallings residence, officers noticed an outdoor marijuana growing operation.

Officers obtained a Humboldt County search warrant for the property. Officers then seized over 600 growing marijuana plants that ranged in size from 2 feet to 3 feet. Officers seized one pound of processed marijuana, two rifles and one shotgun. Stallings was transported to the federal courthouse in Eureka to be arraigned on his federal arrest warrant out of the State of Utah. A local arrest warrant will be sought through the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for Stallings for cultivation and possession for sales of marijuana.

On 06-12-2013 at about 0900 hours, local and federal law enforcement officers served a search warrant at John Paul Diller’s, age 32, residence located in the 1600 block of Children’s Avenue, McKinleyville. Diller was taken into custody on a federal arrest warrant out of the State of Utah. Diller was transported to the Federal Courthouse in Eureka to be arraigned on his Federal arrest warrant out of the State of Utah. When Officers searched Diller’s residence they located and seized 10 individual, one pound bags of processed marijuana. Officers also seized 4 pistols and 2 rifles. A Harley Davidson motorcycle, a vehicle and $7,900 dollars in cash was seized for possible asset forfeiture. On 06-12-2013 at 0900 hours, other officers served a search warrant at two storage units off Airport Road, Fortuna that Diller was renting. Officers seized over 800 growing marijuana plants from inside of those two storage units that ranged in size from 2 feet to 3 feet. No one was located at the storage units.

On 06-12-2013 at 5:00 pm, a search warrant was served on a piece of property that Diller owns in the Freshwater area. Officers seized two motorcycles, a Polaris- Ranger ATV and a utility trailer for possible asset forfeiture.  A local arrest warrant will be sought through the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Officer for Diller’s arrest for cultivation and possession for sales of marijuana.

There are other suspects still associated with this investigation out of the indictments from Salt Lake City, Utah. More arrests are anticipated in the County of Humboldt. The United States Attorney’s Office in Salt Lake City, Utah is working closely with the United States Attorney’s Office in San Francisco with the Federal indictments out of Utah.

Anyone with information on this case or related drug activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-444-8095 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tip line at 707-268-2539.

The Garberville “Rodeo in the Redwoods”, 2013, kicks off Friday night, June 14, with a Bull-O-Rama at the Greycliff Rodeo Grounds, just South of Garberville in Benbow, Calif. The festivities begin again Saturday morning in Garberville with a pancake breakfast and Rodeo Parade where the Rodeo Queen and Princess will get crowned. After the parade in Garberville, kid’s games and the Junior Rodeo begin at the Greycliff Rodeo Grounds in Benbow, followed by a BBQ steak dinner. After dinner the California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association (CCPRA) will take place. Sunday will feature the Gymkhana, sponsored by the Mounted Mountaineer’s. For more information call (707) 223-1046. The photo above shows the Greycliff Rodeo Grounds in Benbow. Hear more about the rodeo and its history, including an interview with Ona Lee Gerdis, an owner of the Greycliff Rodeo Grounds.

This report was submitted by Maria Savage and aired on the KMUD Local News Tues., June 11, 2013.

Use the player below to hear a news story submitted and aired by KMUD News Director Terri Klemetson on the Local News Tues., June 4, 2013. The piece incudes interviews with the Rodeo Queen and Princess Candidates.

Photos 2013 Rodeo Queen and Princess Contestants
Queens: http://www.garbervillerodeo.org/queen.html
Princesses: http://www.garbervillerodeo.org/princess.html

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