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 information released by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
An armed robbery took place at the Chetco Federal Credit Union in Grants Pass, Oregon on July 5, 2011, and then a subsequent robbery occured at the Chetco Federal Credit Union in Smith River on July 8th, 2011. In both of these robberies the suspect and style of robbery has similarities to the McKinleyville Coast Central robbery which occurred on August 12, 2011.
Anyone with information regarding this case is requested to contact Sergeant Wayne Hanson at 707-268-3639, or the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 707-725-6141.
Photos from the Grant's Pass robbery on July 5, 2011
According to a news release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, dated August 13, 2011:
On August 13, 2011 at about 3:44 AM Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a stabbing that had just occurred at a residence on Cherry Flat Road, Hoopa. Upon arrival in the area, Deputies located an adult male, age 36, with what appeared to be a puncture wound to the chest. The adult male was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. Witnesses at the scene identified the suspect in this case as Virginia June Doolittle, Female, age 39. At about 6:58 AM Doolittle was located by Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Officers at a residence on Pine Creek Road, Hoopa, and taken into custody. Doolittle was booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on a charge of 187(a) PC – Murder. Bail was set at one million dollars.
The investigation into this incident continues and search warrants are expected to be served. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
According to information released by the Mendocino County Sheriffs Office:
On August 11, 2011 at approximately 10:35 pm Mendocino County Sheriffs Deputies along with Coastal Medical Personnel were dispatched to the 44000 Block of North Highway 1 Westport, California in response to a possible bear attack, which caused the death of a male adult, age 44.
On arrival, medical personnel along with deputies examined the victim (who was located adjacent his vehicle) and found that the decedent's injuries were not consistant with a bear attack. Mendocino County Sheriffs Detectives were summoned to the location and are conducting further investigation into the victim's death at the time of this press release.
The Mendocino Sheriffs Office confirmed to KMUD News that they are investigating this as a suspicious death and a forensic necropsy will be conducted on August 15, 2011. The decedent's name is expected to be officially released on August 15, 2011.
According to KMUD News:
A head-on collision on Highway 101 reportedly claimed the life of a Hoopa man, left another Hoopa resident in critical condition and injured three others. According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred just north of Weott Thursday, August 11, 2011, afternoon and involved three vehicles. They say Brian Warnow of Fortuna drove over the center divider and into the lanes of oncoming traffic. His Dodge truck reportedly side-swept a Toyota pickup, smashed head-on with a Monte Carlo and then went over a guardrail.
The CHP office says Joaquin Roy Miller of Hoopa was pronounced dead at the scene. Melbourne Miller reportedly was flown to St. Joseph’s in Eureka but was later transported to U.C. Davis Medical Center, where police say he is in critical condition. Both Joaquin and Melbourne reportedly were passengers in the Monte Carlo that was hit head-on. Police say Lucinda Miller was driving the Monte Carlo and was moderately injured. Brian Warnow of Fortuna reportedly sustained minor injuries, as did the driver of the Toyota pickup that was side-swept. Police say they are continuing to investigate the collision, but they do not believe alcohol or drug impairment played a role.
Joaquin Roy Miller of Hoopa was 22 years old.
According to a release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, dated 8/11/11:
On August 9, 2011 at about 1:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Division was notified of an injured dog at the gravel pit on Fernbridge Drive near Palmer Blvd. in Fernbridge. When the Animal Control Officer arrived she was met by a County Roads employee who had discovered a young Siberian Husky dog in the bushes. The dog was unable to move. There was fresh dried blood on the dog, and she was covered with ants.
The dog was transported to the vet to be examined. It was later determined that she had sustained two gunshot wounds, one along the right rib cage, and one at the base of her skull. She is currently being treated for her injuries. At this time it is unknown whether she will fully recover.
Anyone having information about this dog is encouraged to contact Officer Brewer, at 445-7251. Donations to help with the care and treatment of the dog can be made to Friends for Life Emergency Medical Fund, P.O. Box 962, Eureka, CA, 95502.