SoHum Murder Trial Scheduled for April

The trial of Benjamin Carter for the 2014 death of Zachery Chapman begins on April 27.  (See here for more.) The Southern Humboldt man confessed to killing Chapman during an interview with this reporter but said that he did it in self-defense. Carter described in a series of emails Chapman turning a gun on him. He claimed, “Out of fear and reaction I brought his shot

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One of Victims in Hoopa Shooting Dead, Law Enforcement Searches for Suspect at Red Lion Hotel

A large law enforcement contingent has surrounded the Red Lion Hotel off of Fourth Street in Eureka. “A reliable witness saw Vince Ortiz walk into the Red Lion,” explained Humboldt County Undersheriff Billy Honsal, Sr. Law enforcement is currently searching for him there. The entire parking lot has been taped off, says witnesses. “Ortiz currently has a felony warrant for

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Alleged Sexual Assault Victim Testifies Against Former Hum. Co. Sheriff’s Sergeant Jason Daniels

Jason Daniels

UPDATE Below original post. Original post: In 2013, a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested on sexual assault charges allegedly committed while on the job. Sgt. Jason Daniels previously was known as the heroic officer who saved a suicidal mother of two.  Today, a preliminary hearing gives a preview into court testimony. John Chiv, a local blogger was there and describes

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Nude, Intoxicated Man Arrested Near 101


Witnesses reported seeing CHP officers covering a figure lying on the side of Hwy 101 near the Alderpoint Overpass with a sheet. Do not be concerned. According to the CHP dispatch, officers arrested a nude, intoxicated man lying beside Hwy 101 in that area. The CHP does not recommend venturing near a freeway while drunk. Nudity is another risk factor that

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