Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release: 

Image from the California Megan’s Law website

The California Department of State Hospitals has proposed a new address for the placement of Sexually Violent Predator Joshua Cooley in Humboldt County. 

The proposed placement has been identified as a residence on the 2800 block of Alderpoint Road in Garberville. At an upcoming hearing on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in Humboldt County Superior Court #1, the Honorable Judge Feeney will decide whether to authorize the proposed placement.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office will strongly oppose the placement due to the significant risk to the public. Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal encourages members of the public to attend this hearing or send letters with your thoughts or concerns about this release to the District Attorney ( and Judge Feeney prior to the hearing.

Letters should be addressed to the Honorable Judge Feeney and sent to: Humboldt County Superior Court, 825 5th St., Eureka, CA 95501.

[Note: The following correction was issued two hours after the original press release.] Humboldt County Superior Court has asked all letters go only to the District Attorney’s Office at or mailed to District Attorney’s Office, 825 5th St, Eureka, CA 95501. Please do not send letters directly to the Judge Feeney.