Fortuna – The Friendly City


Coverage of the Fortuna area by Sandi Petersen and Kym Kemp

79-Year-Old Fortuna Woman Arrested for Selling Methamphetamine

“On February 20, 2018, Fortuna Police Department Detectives arrested a 79 year old Fortuna resident after receiving information that she was selling methamphetamine out of her residence.”

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Butane Hash Lab Located in Motel Room During Search Related to Burglary, Says Fortuna Police

“While searching the room, the detective located a butane hash oil (BHO) extraction lab.”

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Fortuna Police Officer, Ferndale High Graduate Awarded Medal for Saving Life

“Medical personnel at the hospital said that Walstrom’s quick thinking and prompt actions literally saved the man’s life; that without his intervention the man would have bled to death within minutes.”

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[UPDATE 8:37 a.m.] Flames Visible in Structure on Thomas Street in Fortuna, According to First Reports

“It appears to be a chimney fire.”

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Quad Stolen From Fortuna

This 2014 Yamaha yfz450r Special Edition was taken from School Street in Fortuna.

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[UPDATE 10:30 a.m.] Hit and Run Leaves Pedestrian Dead on Hwy 101 This Morning

“CHP closed the highway at 1:19 AM to facilitate the investigation. “

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Man Arrested for Allegedly Punching Vehicles in Fortuna Yesterday


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Couple Convicted of Burglary

“On April 25, 2017 a jury found both Samantha and Francisco James guilty of felony first-degree burglary of a residence and felony second-degree burglary of a storage shed.”

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Fortuna Loses Local Icon

Robert “Bobby” Daniels passed away.

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Brothers Photo Re-creation Goes Viral; Over 1.5 Million Views

A Fortuna family’s re-creation of a childhood photo is romping through the internet collecting comments and views like an ice cream truck collects kids. As of this writing, the photo has over 1.5 million views! According to Talon Chamberlain, the brother sitting in front of both images above, “It started a few months ago. We were having a conversation about

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