Arrest Made in Fortuna Shooting Death

Homicide investigation

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This is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On 9/26/2016 at about 7 PM The Humboldt County SWAT team assisted by officers from the Fortuna Police Department served a Ramey arrest warrant at a residence located at 32950 Highway 36. Officers located Jon David Goldberg, age 36, inside the residence and arrested Goldberg for murder in connection to the Fortuna Police Department murder investigation.

Goldberg will be booked into the Humboldt County Jail for 187 PC, Murder.

The Fortuna Police Department wants to thank the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office and the California Highway Patrol for their assistance in this case.


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  • Wonder if it has to do with all the green houses on that property???

  • Curious cat … You may be right but lack judgement and empathy since a man is now gone forever. Have made the same mistake when unmarried.Should I have received a death sentence ? Should we judge two men who both had families ? Two families are now changed for life. Show compassion with your words. I know the truth or I would not comment on who and where – Re: annoyed’s comment. Wish I weren’t right !!!

  • Show some respect

  • Rest In Peace T.S, nothing but good memories fishing and our annual fort Bragg outings, positive energy to Jess, Timmy and Dougie

  • How does everyone know he was cheating or who he is? There are no mentions of his name in either article right now. This small town gossip is so ridiculous. And the cryptic mentions of the victim, who was he? How do we know it was over a woman? And how sick are all you people that you can just talk about it like this?

    • It’s hard to take those negative comments. What will make people realize that harsh, judgmental comments add to the hate machine?
      I choose peace and hope that for everyone. Let’s not forget the families loss. My heart goes out to them.

    • Pure speculation, the same gossip that just destroyed two families, people love to start drama

  • Two wrongs don’t make a right and that’s exactly what both of them did. [edit] Cheating usually doesn’t end well.

    • Look, I don’t usually push for good taste on here but I think with a beloved firefighter deceased that you could pull your punches for at least a couple of hours. You’ve just exceeded my ability to stomach a comment twice in 10 minutes. Do it again and I’ll ban you.

  • You have the right to your own opinion, you have the right to come to your own conclusion….but it doesn’t make it right for you to post a comment like this for the world to see-and even worse, for his kids, wife or hurting family members to see as well. Its about having some human decency and compassion to people hurting over a life that is lost, a senseless murder. I hope you don’t have to encounter a tragedy like this and read disgusting comments from people about someone you love

  • I agree think about the family before saying such rude comments

  • Curious cat- I respect you as a man since you have the kahona’s to apologize. A sign of a real man if it comes from the heart. Peace…and Kym says and does the right thing when times are hard. Go kym !

  • Very sad that so many lives were changed by one bad decision. when the anger that provoked Jon Goldberg wares off which may take a month or so he will feel the remorse for what he has done. Soon the reality of falling asleep every night to the awful sounds of the inside of a prison will consume his every thought. He will think about today for the rest of his life.

  • Thank god the CHP wasn’t involved the suspect would be on the loose still .running amok how did the cops get there man so fast .

  • Fortunately PD took the lead after seeing how the last one got handled!!! They got it done!!!

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