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.
On 12-27-2011, approximately 7:00 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to the 41000 block of Highway 36, Dinsmore in regards to an assault. Upon the deputies arrival they spoke with two female victims outside the residence who reported Todd Vernon Nelson, 49 years of Dinsmore assaulted three people at the residence with his fists, and was armed with a filet knife. Nelson had been residing at the residence with the victims.
Deputies learned during their investigation Nelson had a no bail felony warrant out of the State of Washington Department of Corrections for Escape.
When deputies attempted to contact Nelson, he barricaded himself in the residence shoving chairs and other items against the doors. Deputies spent approximately forty five minutes attempting to negotiate with Nelson before forcing entry into the residence and taking him into custody.
The victims did not need treatment for their injuries and Nelson is being held in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility without bail awaiting extradition to Washington.
According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Dec. 23, 2011:
On Dec. 23, 2011, approximately 4:15 p.m. a citizen called Eureka Police Department and alerted them that Benjamin Keath North, who was wanted by the law enforcement, was near at the 2400 block of Broadway, Eureka. Eureka Police responded and alerted the Sheriff's Office who also responded.
North was located and arrested by deputies from the Sheriff’s Office. He was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of burglary, use of a stolen credit card, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a syringe. His bail is set at $100,000.
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Burglary Suspect, Benjamin Keath North:
According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Dec. 22, 2011:
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter would like to remind pet owners of the dangers associated with the New Year’s Eve festivities and animals. Every New Year’s Eve holiday brings loud noises and disturbing activities, which frighten animals, causing otherwise docile and friendly pets to become agitated. Animals when frightened will often run away. To reduce the likelihood of an accident or injury, do not allow your pet to be in the vicinity of fireworks or other loud noises
As a precaution it is best to keep your pet in your residence, garage or in a secured pen during the holiday celebrations. Make sure your dog is licensed, and is wearing the license tag. The Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter strongly encourages pet owners to micro-chip their dogs and cats. Local veterinarians and animal welfare groups can assist with micro-chipping. This is cheap insurance to assure you and your pet are re-united should they become lost.
If your pet does get lost please contact the Humboldt County Sheriff Animal Shelter as soon as possible at 707-840-9132. The shelter is located next to the airport in McKinleyville, at 980 Lycoming Ave. The shelter will be closed on Monday January 2, 2012, however will be open again on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for adoptions and redemptions of lost animals. If your pet becomes lost, we recommend you come into the shelter and look for your lost pet or check our website at: www.petharbor.com to view the animals at the shelter. If you find a lost animal, please report it to the appropriate law enforcement/ animal regulatory agency where the animal was found. The shelter also maintains a lost animal log book.
There are currently many adoptable pets at the shelter waiting for a good home!
Humboldt State University police are pursuing two more, at-large suspects from San Diego in connection with a Dec. 2 strong-arm robbery on campus that has resulted in two arrests to date.
Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of Jules Aubrey Dawson, alias “Jay Doss,” age 23, and Miles B. Sharp, age 20. Warrants of $100,000 have been issued for each suspect. Neither is an HSU student.
Tips and leads should be submitted to the Anonymous Tip & Crime Report on the University Police Department’s Web site at www.humboldt.edu/police/.
Dawson and Sharp are wanted for an alleged attack early this month in Sunset Residence Hall, where assailants broke into the victim’s room, physically assaulted him, bound his limbs and robbed him.
University Police previously arrested two HSU students in the case, Benjamin Beilin, 19, a freshman from Valencia, CA, and Eric Schneekluth, 21, a sophomore from San Diego. Both are charged with multiple felonies. Beilin has been released on $100,000 bail, Schneekluth remains confined in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.
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Photos and descriptions of the two at-large suspects are below:
Jules Aubrey Dawson, alias “Jay Doss”
Sex: male Race: black
Birthdate: 04/27/88 Age: 23
Height: 5’10” Weight: 165
Miles B. Sharp
Sex: male Race: black
Birthdate 02/23/91 Age: 20
Height: 5’11” Weight: 175
The Humboldt County Sheriffs Office is attempting to locate two suspects.
Suspect number 1 (right) is Gregory Dalton Fitzgerald, 27 years old, white male adult, 5'8", 185 pounds, Brown hair, Brown eyes
Fitzgerald is wanted for possession of stolen property from a Home Invasion Robbery which occurred on November 21, 2011 in the McClellan Mountain area, Humboldt County during which the victims were tied up, and a shotgun was brandished by the suspects.
Suspect number 2 (below) is Michael Sherman Stockhoff, 21 years old. He is white male adult ,5'11", 180 pounds, Brown hair, Blue Eyes
Stockhoff is only wanted for two no bail felony narcotics warrants at this time, he is believed to be with Fitzgerald.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding wanted suspects or criminal related activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line 707-268-2539.