79-Year-Old Woman Arrested in Fortuna for Allegedly Selling Meth Out of Her Retirement Center Apartment

Andrew Goff / Tuesday, Feb. 20 @ 3:01 p.m. / Crime

Fortuna Police Department press release: 


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.  

Detectives obtained a search warrant, and arrested Barbara Engels after locating 3 grams of Methamphetamine at her residence in the 2100 block of Smith Lane in Fortuna.  Along with the methamphetamine, detectives also located scales and packaging materials, all which were seized as evidence.  

Engels was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and released on her own recognizance at the scene.


(PHOTOS) Do You Recognize the Guy Suspected of Armed-Robbing a Willow Creek Gas Station?

Andrew Goff / Tuesday, Feb. 20 @ 2:49 p.m. / Crime


Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release: 


The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying the suspect of an armed robbery in Willow Creek.

On Feb. 18, 2018, at about 4:30 p.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Patriot Gas Station in Willow Creek for the report of a robbery.

According to the business, a male suspect stole beer from the store at gunpoint. The suspect reportedly fled the scene in a blue or green Subaru wagon with a donut tire.

The suspect is described as a white male adult, 30-35 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and 160-170 pounds, with a brown goatee and tattoos across the knuckles of one of his hands.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect 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.

Hoopa Homicide Victim Identified as Suspect’s Sister

Andrew Goff / Tuesday, Feb. 20 @ 2:42 p.m. / Crime

PREVIOUSLY: Woman Shot to Death Following Disturbance Behind Hoopa Gas Station, 30-Year-Old Man Arrested for Murder

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:

Antone Aubrey is in custody | HCSO

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of Saturday’s homicide in Hoopa as 33-year-old Angel Aubrey. Angel Aubrey is the sister of case suspect, 30-year-old Antone Aubrey.

Antone Aubrey was arrested in connection to the homicide shortly after the incident occurred on Feb. 17. He was located nearby the scene of the crime.

Angel Aubrey’s cause of death has been determined as a gunshot wound. The homicide weapon was recovered at the scene.

The motive of this homicide is still under investigation.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Jennifer Turner at (707) 268-3642.

You’re Going to Want Chains if You Plan on Driving on Any of These Humboldt Roads Today

Andrew Goff / Tuesday, Feb. 20 @ 11:54 a.m. / Traffic

Humboldt County Public Works Department release: 


The following road closures are still in effect:

  • Meridian Road at milepost 0.75

The following roads are opened with conditions:

  • Horse Mountain Road (aka Titlow Hill Road)  is extremely icy from mile post 2.00 - 4.70. 2 wheel drive vehicles must carry snow tire chains or studded tires. 4 wheel drive vehicles are ok with snow tires.
  • Bald Hills Road – chains required
  • Kneeland Road – carry chains
  • Fickle Hill Road – carry chains

(UPDATE) Woman Still Missing After Sheriff’s Office Arrests Her Boyfriend in Northern Mendocino

Andrew Goff / Tuesday, Feb. 20 @ 11:20 a.m. / News

Khadijah Britton, left, has not been seen since Feb. 9. MCSO suspects she was abducted by her boyfriend Negie Fallis, right, who was arrested Monday.

PREVIOUSLY: MISSING: Sheriff’s Office Seeking Woman Possibly Abducted by Her Boyfriend in Northern Mendocino County

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release: 

On 02-19-2018 the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office continued investigations into the current whereabouts of Khadijah Britton and Negie Fallis, who was wanted on a felony arrest warrant issued on 02-14-2018 in connection with this case.

On 02-19-2018 at approximately 6:00 PM Officers from the Round Valley Tribal Police Department responded to a residence in the 23000 block of Road 337D in Covelo, California.

The Tribal Officers responded to the residence as they has received information that Negie Fallis was at the location. Upon arrival Tribal Officers contacted Negie Fallis outside the front of the residence and arrested him with out incident.

Tribal Officers subsequently transferred Negie Fallis to the custody of Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies who transported him to the Mendocino County Jail.

Fallis’ booking photo | MCSO

Negie Fallis was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $200,000 bail in regards to the felony arrest warrant.

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Detectives with the assistance of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team will be conducting search operations in Covelo on 02-20-2018 in furtherance of the investigation into the whereabouts of Khadijah Britton. 

Sheriff’s Office ID Cutten Gorilla-Mask Assault Suspect, Who is Already in Custody After Fleeing From Arcata Police Last Week

Hank Sims / Tuesday, Feb. 20 @ 10:47 a.m. / Crime



From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:


A man arrested by the Arcata Police Department after leading law enforcement on two pursuits, has been charged in connection with the Jan. 31 robbery of Murphy’s Market in Cutten.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies have charged 29-year-old Robert Jordan Lippert with robbery, following an investigation that linked Lippert to the crime in Cutten.

Lippert is currently in custody on the following charges: robbery, possession of metal knuckles, three counts of violation of probation, possession of a controlled substance, felony reckless evading and committing a felony while on bail.

Broken Tail Light Leads to Weed Arrest on Pine Hill; Convicted Felon Taken Into Custody For Firearm, Ammo, Transportation, Driving on a Suspended License

Hank Sims / Tuesday, Feb. 20 @ 10:36 a.m. / Crime

From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:


On Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at about 8 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a silver Honda Coupe after observing the vehicle with a broken tail light near the intersection of Meyers Ave. and Herrick Ave. in Eureka.

Upon stopping the vehicle the deputy contacted the driver, 43-year-old Jimmy Darrell Bowie of Loleta, and a male passenger. Bowie is a convicted felon and was determined to be driving on a suspended license. During a search of Bowie, deputies located ammunition in his pocket. While searching the vehicle, deputies also located a stolen, loaded pistol and 15 pounds of processed marijuana.

Bowie was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges: felon in possession of a firearm, person prohibited in possession of a firearm, person prohibited in possession of ammunition, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, carrying a loaded firearm to commit a felony, transportation/sale of marijuana and driving on a suspended license.

Bowie was also charged with the following infractions: possession of concentrated cannabis, driving with a broken tail light and possession of marijuana for sales.

The male passenger was cited for misdemeanor possession of heroin and was released on scene.