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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred this afternoon at a Eureka business. At about 1:15 an employee at Cloney’s Pharmacy on Harrison Avenue reported that a man had brandished a handgun and demanded the narcotic OxyContin. The employee complied and the suspect fled from the business. He was last seen leaving the business southbound on Harrison Avenue on foot.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, about 5’8” tall with an average build, dishwater blond hair, and a younger sounding voice, according to the victim. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, and a blue and white striped baseball hat over the hood. He was wearing a dark tee shirt or bandana over his face.
Although there have been a recent string of robberies, it is premature to link today’s robbery to the previous crimes. No injuries were reported. The case is still under investigation.
The Campaign to Elect Mike Downey Humboldt County Sheriff announced today endorsements from the sheriffs of Humboldt, Mendocino and Del Norte counties.
An inmate of the Humboldt County jail reportedly attempted to commit suicide Friday night, and was transferred to a hospital for treatment. According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the 26-year-old inmate was on the fifth floor of the
Following the resignation of Trinidad Police Chief Ken Thrailkill earlier this week, the city is looking into establishing formal interim services with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office until the city council can find a replacement.
On April 8, 1988, 27-year-old was reported missing to Humboldt County law enforcement. Few leads were founds and Ms. Turpin was never found. In February of 2010 a man now living in North Carolina contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and said when he was 16 years-old he had witnessed his father murder Ms. Turpin. The man reported that in 1988 his father, Ernest Samuel Christie Jr., murdered Ms. Turpin near their Fieldbrook home. The man was able to provide Sheriff’s Detectives with a map of the location where her body had been disposed of.
During the ensuing investigation, Christie’s son went on to explain that his father was violent and abusive and was a frequent user of methamphetamine. His son – now 38 – explained that in 1988 his father brought Ms. Turpin to their residence in Fieldbrook. Christie held Mr. Turpin at the house for several weeks and killed her after weeks of abuse. After killing Ms. Turpin, Christie made his son help dump her body in a ditch, cover it with tires, douse it in gasoline and set it on fire.
Sheriff’s Detectives, Deputies, and the Sheriff’s Evidence Technician searched the area marked on the maps provided by Christie’s son. The area was a now-overgrown ditch in a wooden area near Fieldbrook. The search yielded teeth, clothing, and charred bones. Yesterday a forensic odontologist positively identified the remains as Lysandra Turpin.
When asked if he remembered if his father had been involved in any other killings, Christie’s son reported that his father once held a woman prisoner inside a Redwood tree stump. She was able to escape and did not report her ordeal to law enforcement. He provided a description of the location and Sheriff’s personnel located the tree stump. Hollowed out, and only accessible by climbing over the top and back down inside of it, Special Services Deputies made access into the stump from the ground with a chainsaw. Inside they found a carpet, plastic jugs, a hypodermic syringe, and clothing. The victim in this incident has since passed away of natural causes.
Christie’s son related other accounts of his father terrorizing women, once taking a woman out to his fishing boat, tying her up and telling her he was going to kill her. She was able to escape when Christie became distracted. Detectives interviewed this victim recently when the case came to light. She confirmed the incident.
Ernest Samuel Christie Jr. died on June 29, 2006. His son, who came forward with the information, Ernest Samuel Christie III, was 16 years-old when his father forced him to witness the murder of Ms. Turpin. He is not facing criminal charges.
The Campaign to Elect Mike Downey Humboldt County Sheriff announced today endorsements from the Sheriff’s of Humboldt, Mendocino and Del Norte Counties.
Humboldt County Sheriff, Gary Philp stated that Mike Downey has faithfully and unselfishly served the citizens of Humboldt County for the past 24 years as a Deputy Sheriff. From Philp’s personal experience, he knows thatDowney is the only candidate who has the necessary experience needed to lead this outstanding law enforcement agency forward during difficult times. Additionally, Philp believes that Downey is firmly committed to the continuing focus of providing the most effective and efficient law enforcement services possible to the citizens of Humboldt County and making our communities safer.
In giving his endorsement, Tom Allman, Mendocino County Sheriff – Coroner said that he has known Mike Downey for over 20 years and respects his leadership qualities. Allman noted that the next several years will present unique challenges to all rural Sheriff’s and that he believes Downey has the determination and stamina to maintain the high level of professionalism that Sheriff Philp has delivered. Consistent leadership is what he has seen from Downey and consistent leadership is what he believes Downey will deliver.
Additionally, Dean Wilson, Del Norte County Sheriff-Coroner endorses Mike Downey for Humboldt County Sheriff. Wilson stated that as the Sheriff of Del Norte County, he knows what qualities it takes to be Sheriff. For the past three years, Mike Downey has served as Humboldt County’s Undersheriff which provides him an unparallel understanding of the Sheriff’s Office. It has also afforded Downey the time it takes to hone the skills necessary to lead them Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Wilson stated in his capacity as Sheriff of Del Norte County he has had the pleasure of knowing Mike Downey and working with him. He has the confidence to say the people of Humboldt County could do no better than to vote for Mike Downey for Sheriff.
For more information on Mike Downey and his campaign for Humboldt County Sheriff visit www.downeyforsheriff.com
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Source: Press Release
Nearly 22 years ago, the body of 27-year-old Lysandra Marie Turpin was dumped in a Fieldbrook ditch and burned in a pile of tires and gasoline. In February, Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies found Turpin’s remains, just 14 teeth, some bone
Two men have been identified as suspects in an assault where a man was beaten in his own home. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said Jackson Arnold Parrott, 30, and Michael Stephen McKean, 48, are suspected of beating a man in his Carlotta
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Southern California man Saturday night after finding him in possession of 30 grams of methamphetamine. At about 9:15 p.m., a deputy sheriff conducted a traffic stop on Redwood Drive in Redway for an equipment violation. The vehicle yielded and the deputy contacted the two men inside the vehicle. The men kept reaching around inside the vehicle so the deputy asked them to step out. A second deputy arrived to assist. The driver, John Makua Sanborn, 60 of Perris, kept reaching in his pockets. The deputy conducted a cursory search of Sanborn for weapons and found 30 grams of methamphetamine in his coat pocket. Deputies arrested Sanborn and his passenger was released at the scene.
Sanborn indicated he had been staying at a motel in Garberville. Deputies went to the motel and contacted a man who was staying with Sanborn. The man consented to a search of the room. Inside the motel room deputies found more than 4,000 pills in containers marked “Stimulant Capsules.” There were three different types of pills in the containers, all of which could be used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Deputies also found a digital scale and 236 additional pills, including Soma, Vicodin, and Trazadone.
Sanborn was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional facility where he was booked for possession of a controlled substance for sale and the transportation of a controlled substance. He posted bail in the amount of $25,000 and is scheduled to me arraigned April 9, 2010.
The Campaign to Elect Mike Downey for Humboldt County Sheriff has scheduled a fundraiser for Friday, April 9. The so-called “Fiesta Fundraiser” will be held from 5 p.
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Southern California man Saturday night after allegedly finding him in possession of 30 grams of methamphetamine.
On Monday, March 22, candidates for the position of Humboldt County Sheriff will meet with the public at the request of the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce at the Fortuna Monday Club on Monday, March 22 at noon.
The Campaign to Elect Mike for Humboldt County Sheriff announced today a family-friendly fundraiser scheduled for this Saturday, March 20, 2010. A Spaghetti Feed will be held from 5 to 8 p.
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Eureka man this morning after finding him in possession of nearly nine grams of crack cocaine. At about 8:15 a.m. Deputies Jamie Barney and Jason Thatcher were on patrol near Lafayette Elementary School in Eureka. A vehicle pulled away from the school after dropping a child off when deputies saw a vehicle code violation. They conducted a traffic stop and discovered the driver, Dallas Achane, 25, was on parole. They conducted a search of Achane per the terms of his parole and found he was carrying 8.9 grams of crack cocaine in one of his pockets. The crack cocaine was contained in 11 separate plastic baggies. Deputies also found a knife with an 11 inch blade in the car, a violation of Achane’s parole conditions.
Deputies Barney and Thatcher arrested Achane and transported him to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for charges that included possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a narcotic controlled substance for sale, transportation of a narcotic controlled substance, and a parole violation. He is expected to be arraigned by Friday; he is not eligible to post bail due to his parole status.