Humboldt Live Sessions: Royal Jelly Jive

Andrew Goff / Yesterday @ 5 p.m. / Humboldt Live Sessions

Our second Humboldt Live Sessions episode of the day also comes to us from Samoa — this time from the Samoa pedestrian tunnel. Last Saturday night, HLS creator Chuck Johnson’s band The Hip Joint shared a stage at the Jambalaya with Bay Area band Royal Jelly Jive. If you missed it, you can hear the latter group’s performance of their song “Stand Up” below.

Humboldt Live Sessions music videos are produced by Chuck Johnson and feature local/travelin’-through musicians in non-traditionally musical Humboldt locations.

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Hoopa Man Arrested For Felony Sexual Assault on a Minor

Andrew Goff / Yesterday @ 3:40 p.m. /

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:

On 05-28-2015 at 1:30 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested 37 year old, William Joseph Jarnaghan for (3) three felony sexual assault allegations against a minor child and (3) three misdemeanor allegations of annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18. Jarnaghan surrendered himself to Sheriff Detectives with his attorney. The Sheriff’s Office became aware these allegations on Wednesday, 05-27-2015. Jarnaghan is a resident of Hoopa. Jarnaghan’s bail was set at $375,000 dollars.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

[LoCO Note: Jarnaghan, who goes by “Joey,” is the head coach of Hoopa High School’s softball team.]



Navy Ship USS Champion Currently Docked in Eureka (PHOTOS)

Andrew Goff / Yesterday @ 3:26 p.m. /

Lost Coast Outpost readers, the suspicious bunch that they’ve been known to be, write in to ask why there is a hulking military ship currently casting its shadow on Eureka’s Schneider Dock. Hmm! 

Well, if you were hoping for martial law on Humboldt Bay, you’ll be greatly disappointed. Like previous Naval visitors, The USS Champion is just making a quick refueling pitstop on its voyage from San Diego on up to Portland for the 2015 Rose Festival and Fleet Week festivities. Quick gas and go. Remain calm, everyone.

After some radioing back and forth, LoCO was graciously granted escorted access onto the dock allowing us to get close enough to snap a few shots. A few crew members were returning from a supply-gathering wander into town. Others busied themselves repainting the decks.  

Launched in 1989, the USS Champion is utilized by the US Navy as a mine countermeasures ship. Military history website Wikipedia reminds us that Champion aided in the evacuation of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo during the Kosovo War back in 1999. 

If you’d like some Champion stats, please allow LoCO to copy and paste a few for you below:

  • Ordered: December 23, 1983
  • Laid down: June 28, 1984
  • Launched: April 15, 1989
  • Commissioned: February 8, 1991
  • Homeport: Naval Station San Diego
  • Class and type: Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship
  • Displacement: 1,367 tons (1,390 t)
  • Length: 224 ft (68m)
  • Beam: 39 ft (12m)
  • Draught: 15 ft (4.6m)
  • Propulsion: 4 Isotta Fraschini diesels
  • Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)



Sheriff’s Office Seeking Suspect in Machete-Based Assault, Robbery of Pizza Deliveryman

Hank Sims / Yesterday @ 1:42 p.m. / Crime

From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Kesselring.

On 05-26-2015 at 11:50 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the Manila Community Center in Manila, regarding a robbery that had just occurred. When deputies arrived on scene they contacted the 22 year old male victim. The victim told the deputies that he is a pizza delivery driver. The victim said he received an order to deliver pizza to the Manila Community Center. The victim said when he arrived in his vehicle he was met by two adult males.

The victim asked the males if they had ordered a pizza and they replied, “Yes”. One of the suspects approached him and asked if he had any change for a $50.00 dollar bill. The victim said he told him, yes he had change. The victim said the suspect then produced a machete and order him to exit his vehicle. The victim described the machete as about 18” to 24” in length. The suspect then took the victim’s wallet, cell phone and took his keys to his vehicle.

The victim said the suspect told him to lie on the ground and said, if you move, I will kill you. After a few moments the suspect told the victim, get up and run. The victim said he got up and ran towards the ocean into a wooded area. The victim said he then stopped and he could hear a male voice yell, keep running or else. The victim said he then took off running again. The victim said when he stopped running the second time he heard his vehicle drive away from the area.

As deputies were taking the report from the victim, California Highway Patrol received report of a possible traffic accident. The vehicle involved in the traffic accident belonged to the victim .The victim’s vehicle had crashed into a wire fence at the intersection of Jackson Ranch Road and SR255. When CHP arrived they did not locate anyone around the vehicle.

The deputies were able to identify one of the two suspects in this case. The suspect who threatened the victim with the machete has been identified as 29-year-old Charles Albert Kesselring from Eureka. The victim was unable to provide a description on the second suspect.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has requested a warrant for Kesselring’s arrest through the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for carjacking, armed robbery and criminal threats.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.



Eureka’s Fake Firearm Enthusiast Arrested Yet Again, After Attempted Liquor Store Holdup

Hank Sims / Yesterday @ 1:28 p.m. / Crime

PREVIOUSLY:

From the Eureka Police Department:

On 05/28/15 at about 9:39 a.m., The Eureka Police Department received a call that a male subject was causing a disturbance near the 1300 block of 7th Street and was holding a gun described as a semi-automatic with a black handle and silver slide.  

At 9:43 a.m., an employee from a liquor store at the 1500 block of 5th Street called and reported that 10 minutes prior, a male subject had entered the business, pointed a gun at her, and demanded money.  The employee said she told him, “No!” and the subject left.  She said the male was last seen running to the rear of the business.  The description given matched the description of the male causing the disturbance at the 1300 block of 7th Street.   

Officers responded and located a male matching the description in the immediate vicinity.  The subject was identified as Shannon Lee Stone, 45 of Eureka.  Officers located a BB gun pistol abandoned in a nearby bush.  Both callers positively identified Stone as the subject they encountered and one identified the pistol as the one Stone was holding.  

Stone was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and charged with attempted robbery, use of a replica firearm causing fear, drug paraphernalia, and probation violation.  This is the fifth encounter EPD has had with Stone involving replica firearms since October 2014.



Two Arrested With Meth After Cannibal Island Probation Search

Andrew Goff / Yesterday @ 10:53 a.m. / Crime

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department press release: 

On 05-27-2015 at 9:45 a.m. a deputy on was routine patrol on Cannibal Island Road, Loleta. The deputy noticed a red, Kia minivan being driven by 24 year old, Robert Glen Adam Ellis. The deputy knew from prior contacts that Ellis was on probation with a search and seizure clause and his driver’s license was suspended.

The deputy then made a traffic stop on the vehicle being driven by Ellis. When the deputy contacted Ellis he could smell the odor of marijuana emitting from his vehicle. The deputy then detained Ellis in handcuffs and placed him into the rear seat of his patrol vehicle.

The deputy contacted the passenger of the vehicle, who he identified as 33 year old Jeramiah Scott Fletcher. The deputy contacted his communications center and checked Fletcher for any possible warrants. The deputy learned Fletcher had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest for possession of stolen property. Fletcher was then arrested and placed into handcuffs. When the deputy searched Fletcher he located a cloth case strapped on his thigh underneath his pants. When the deputy removed the cloth case he located (4) four baggies containing approximately (1) one ounce of methamphetamine.

The deputy then searched the vehicle. Inside of the vehicle the deputy located approximately (2) two pounds of marijuana. Two Hypodermic needles, (2) two grams of methamphetamine and two small digital scales.

Both suspects were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka. Ellis was booked for the following charges, possession of a controlled substance, transportation and for sales of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license and for violation of probation. Ellis’s bail was set at $50,000 dollars.

Fletcher was booked for the following charges, possession of a controlled substance, transportation and for sales of a controlled substance. Fletcher’s bail was set at $50,000 dollars.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.



Humboldt Live Sessions: Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys

Andrew Goff / Yesterday @ 10:31 a.m. / Humboldt Live Sessions

We are doing a little catchup on our Humboldt Live Sessions posting — Memorial Day weekend, while enjoyable, messes with workflow. Today’s first of two episodes features Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys exploring Samoa, land of many ticks. According to cameraman Chuck Johnson, the band are chums with singer Joshua Davis of The Voice fame. In fact, the song the Flatbellys chose for their closeup, “The Workingman’s Hymn,” was written by Davis.

Join the choir below. 

Humboldt Live Sessions music videos are produced by Chuck Johnson and feature local/travelin’-through musicians in non-traditionally musical Humboldt locations.

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