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 Trinity County Sheriff's Office:
On Jan.20, 2012, at approximately 10:20 pm a CHP officer on patrol stopped a UHaul van driven by Randall D. Segebartt, Jr. for having the rear license plate obstructed and not illuminated. The CHP officer noticed the odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle, when he contacted Segebartt, the sole occupant. Having probable cause, the CHP officer searched the U-Haul and found a loaded handgun and a small amount of marijuana in the cab area and several storage containers in the cargo area. The storage containers were full of packaged processed marijuana. A CHP officer assigned to the Trinity Narcotics Task Force was requested and responded to the scene, assuming the investigation. Segebartt was initially arrested for transportation of and possession of marijuana for sales and carrying a loaded, concealed, hand gun in a vehicle. When the marijuana was processed as evidence 4 bags (totaling 1 pound) of psilocybin mushrooms were located within the bags of marijuana. The total weight of the marijuana was approximately 44 pounds. Segebartt is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms. Segebartt’s bail was set at $60,000.00. He bailed out on 01/22/2012.
The photo to the right shows arrested suspect, Randall D. Segebartt, Jr. and the photos below show the marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms held as evidence in the case.
According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Jan. 25, 2012:
On Jan. 25, 2012, at approximately 5:15 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office was notified of an alarm at the Blue Lake Museum, 330 Railroad Avenue, Blue Lake. Deputies were immediately dispatched to the scene. While the deputies were enroute, a citizen called the Sheriff’s Office after hearing the alarm and told the dispatcher they could see someone was inside the museum. Prior to the deputies’ arrival the citizen saw the suspect flee on foot towards Hatchery road. The citizen described the suspect as being dressed all in black. When the deputies arrived on scene they saw the front door to the museum had been forced in and was damaged. The deputies searched the area for the suspect(s) with no success. With the assistance of museum staff, deputies were able to determine eleven antique female Native American Basket Hats were stolen. These hats range in estimated value from $1,200 to $3,500 dollars each. The glass case in which the hats were stored in was also smashed.
After the theft occurred from the museum, staff and deputies immediately began notifying pawn shops, and various organizations about the stolen property and its description. At approximately 11:45 a.m., Eureka Police were notified by Heritage Antiques in Eureka that someone was at the business attempting to sell Native American Hats which matched the description of the stolen hats. Eureka Police responded and detained two subjects until the Sheriff’s Office could arrive on scene. The investigating deputy interviewed the two detained men and determined that one of the men, Carter Daniels, 30 years old of Eureka was in possession of the stolen Native American Hats. Daniels was arrested for possession of stolen property. He was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility; his bail is set at $25,000.00. The officers recovered seven of the eleven missing hats. The hats are estimated to be over 100 years old and were made by the Yurok and Hoopa Tribes.
Follow-up is still being conducted on this case, and deputies are attempting to locate the remaining four stolen hats. Additional charges and arrests are posssible. Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or criminal related activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line 707-268-2539.
Suspect, Carter Daniels, 30 years old of Eureka:
According to a Press Release from Humboldt State University, dated Jan. 24, 2012:
The Eureka Police Department has arrested a third suspect in the alleged Dec. 2 strong-arm robbery that occurred inside HSU’s Sunset Residence Hall.
Jules Aubrey Dawson, alias “Jay Doss,” was arrested in Eureka by Eureka police late on Jan. 23 on a $100,000 warrant. Dawson, 23, not an HSU student, is being held in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. A fourth suspect, Miles B. Sharp, 20, not an HSU student, remains at large. A $100,000 warrant remains pending for his arrest. Humboldt State University Police arrested two HSU students shortly after the alleged robbery in early December. Sophomore Eric Schneekluth of San Diego was taken into custody on campus without incident on Dec. 13. He remains in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Benjamin Beilin, a freshman from Valencia, CA, was picked up by University Police on Dec. 9, booked and subsequently released on bail.
Suspect still at large - Miles B. Sharp age 20:
According to a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Press Release, dated Jan. 24, 2012:
The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to receive reports of telephone scams from the public. One citizen received a call from someone who identified himself as her grandson. The caller told the citizen he had been involved in a drunk driving accident with a family from Lebanon, and he needed the citizen to wire him money to pay for the damage he did to their rental car. He could not get out of jail until this was done. The caller had a British accent. The deputy who was investigating the report assisted the citizen in determining the grandson was fine and the call was a scam.
In the second case the citizen reported receiving a call from a “John Stone” who told her she won the lottery and a car. The caller told the victim he needed $200 to pay for the processing of the victim's winnings. The caller asked the citizen to go to a local store and obtain a prepaid credit card which the victim did. The caller then asked the victim for the card number over the telephone which the victim provided and the money was then removed from the prepaid credit card by the suspect.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to continue to remind callers to not send money, money orders, provide credit card information, checking account information or any other personal information to people over the phone or on line. Go to your local bank and see them in person if they claim to be with your bank. The lottery will not ask you to send them money to obtain your prize.
If you have any questions call your local law enforcement agency.
According to a Release from the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office, dated Jan. 18, 2012:
The Eureka Extreme Weather Shelter opened its doors for the first time last weekend when temperatures were predicted to drop into the twenties. “This is what we were working toward,” noted Lynette Mullen, project coordinator and Community Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office. “This is what all the hard work was all about.”
The Extreme Weather Shelter is operated out of the St. Vincent’s Dining Facility on West 3rd Street in Eureka and will open its doors when temperatures are expected to drop to 32 degrees, 34 degrees if rains are expected, if over an inch of rain is forecasted or winds in excess of 40 mph.
According to Shelter Site Coordinator Steven Bell, organizers were poised to conduct a test opening of the shelter Tuesday night, but a forecast of frigid temperatures prompted an early opening. Bell was ready to accept guests Sunday night, but the Eureka Rescue Mission was able to handle the demand. “Actually it gave us a great opportunity to conduct that test run and make sure everything worked smoothly,” Bell noted.
Monday night temperatures were predicted to drop again and the Extreme Weather Shelter welcomed five guests in from out of the cold. When the shelter opens, the Mission will conduct the initial intake, provide food, showers and clean clothing, and then escort guests to the St. Vincent’s facility, where cots donated by the Red Cross are delivered and set up by Redwood Teen Challenge staff. “The level of cooperation between the difference agencies, service providers and people involved has been nothing short of amazing,” noted Eureka City Councilman Mike Newman. “This community identified a very important need and with a lot of effort and dedication to the cause, we have been able to successfully address it.”