Kym Kemp / Wednesday, May 8 @ 6:28 a.m. / Crime
Eureka police arrested Frederick Schallenberg (age 32) and Racheal Naze (age 27) on Sunday, May 5th in connection with allegations by a white male in his twenties. According to Sgt. Steve Watson, the man alleged that he was getting gas at the Shell station on 5th Street when the two approached him panhandling.
Schallenberg allegedly drew a gun and demanded the younger man drive the couple to the Adorni Center. There, the younger man alleged, the couple robbed him of ninety dollars. The couple left and the alleged victim contacted police.
While the younger man met with police at the Shell station, he noticed the alleged female accomplice walking with a male companion. He identified the woman but said the man was not the the perpetrator. Sgt. Watson said the victim described “devil horn tattoos” on the gunman which reminded the deputies of Schallenberg who had a “lengthy criminal history.”
The woman, Naze, and her companion were questioned. The companion had cash on him that he explained by saying that the woman had bragged about having been part of taking money from a man. He said that she had given him some so they could go purchase drugs.
According to Watson, the woman allegedly told the officer “a confused tale” that the victim wasn’t a victim of a robbery but instead was interested in buying weed and in purchasing sex acts with the male.
The officers were able to ascertain where Schallenberg was located at a motel. He declined to answer any questions and was arrested for armed robbery and probation violation. No gun was recovered. Naze was arrested for probation violation.
Two children of Naze, six and eight, were taken by Child Welfare Services.
Kym Kemp / Friday, May 3 @ 9:28 p.m. / Crime
Fortuna Police Dept. Press Release:
As party-goers celebrate Cinco de Mayo with mariachi music and authentic cuisine, many will also indulge with their favorite margarita or tequila, and then, unfortunately, choose to get behind the wheel. That’s why this year the Avoid the 7 DUI Task Force is joining with others across the state and nation to encourage everyone to plan ahead this Cinco de Mayo and to never drink and drive.
“With Cinco de Mayo celebrations on the rise across the country, alcohol-impaired crashes, injuries and fatalities will also rise,” said Fortuna Police Department Sgt. Charles Ellebrecht of the Avoid the 7 Task Force. “But buzzed driving is drunk driving, and is never safe or acceptable. So folks should plan ahead now to avoid the temptation on the big day.”
Special DUI Saturations Patrols will be deployed this weekend within the county looking to identify and stop suspected drunk drivers. Additionally, every routine traffic and patrol officer assigned to duty will be on heightened alerted to prevent another senseless tragedy.
From 2007 to 2011, 38 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities that occurred each year around May 5th involved impaired drivers or motorcycle operators with blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of .08 and above, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
During the 2011 Cinco de Mayo holiday alone, 35 percent of motor vehicle fatalities involved an alcohol-impaired driver or motorcycle operator with a BAC of .08 and above. A disturbing 80 percent of the alcohol impaired fatalities involved a driver or motorcycle operator with nearly twice the legal limit, showing a BAC of .15.
Rio Dell Police Chief Graham Hill said that people can still enjoy the holiday and celebrations without putting their lives or the lives of other innocent victims on the line.
“When people start celebrating, they often aren’t thinking of how they will get home from the restaurant or a friend’s house, and they don’t realize how much they’ve had to drink and make a bad choice that ends in tragic consequences,” said Chief Hill. “That’s why we are reminding folks to play it safe and plan ahead, designate a sober driver.”
Death or injury are not the only consequences from impaired driving.When caught and arrested, violators often face jail time, loss of their driver’s license and it could cost up to $10,000 in fees, fines, and higher insurance rates.
You should always designate a sober driver before the party begins. But, if you don’t plan ahead, and you’ve been drinking, do not get behind the wheel. There are plenty of other alternatives that will keep you and others safe and out of trouble.
Party-goers can call a friend or cab, use public transportation.
Avoid the 7 DUI Task Force funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration who reminds you – ‘Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!’
Kym Kemp / Monday, April 29 @ 1:25 p.m. / Crime
The best look at the face is right as he runs out of the frame. (Note: you need to be signed into Facebook to see the video.)
Arcata Police Dept. Facebook Release:
Do you recognize the man running past the window? He is a suspect in a home invasion robbery that occurred in the afternoon hours of April 25th, in the 1300 Blk of 10th St. If you recognize the man or were in the area and witnessed him fleeing, please call the APD at 822- 2428 or leave an anonymous message on the APD Crime Tip Line at 825-2588.
Kym Kemp / Monday, April 22 @ 12:42 p.m. / Crime
Eureka Police Dept. Press Release:
On 04/18/13 Eureka Police Department officers and detectives responded to a motel at the 4000 block of Broadway to investigate a stolen car in the parking lot.
During their investigation, Robert Tyson (age 32), Casey Hunter (age 31) and Daniel Silva (age 28) were contacted inside one of the rooms and arrested for unrelated charges. The motel room, registered to Tyson and Hunter, was searched as a result of Tyson’s probation terms.
The search yielded a stolen laptop computer, 191.5 grams of Marijuana, 25.7 grams of Hashish, 32.4 grams of Heroin, 63 grams of Methamphetamine, and various prescription pills. Also collected were numerous laptop computers and other electronic items, suspected of being stolen property.
Tyson was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale, Possession of Concentrated Cannabis for Sales, Possession of Heroin and Prescription Medication for Sales, Possession of Stolen Property, and an outstanding warrant. Hunter was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property and an outstanding warrant. Silva was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and an outstanding warrant. All three subjects were transported and booked into the Humboldt County Jail.
The stolen vehicle, which originated the investigation was recovered and towed to a local tow yard.
*Anyone with information concerning suspected drug activity, or other nuisances occurring in the City of Eureka is encouraged to call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373.
Kym Kemp / Thursday, April 18 @ 7:34 a.m. / Crime
Arcata Police Dept.’s Facebook page is asking for the public’s help.
Do you know either of the people in these photos? They are wanted in connection with an identity theft and fraud case resulting in nearly$20,000 in losses. If you have information as to their identity, please contact the APD Investigations Unit at (707)822-2428 or leave an anonymous message on the APD Crime Tip Line at (707)825-2588