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Police and sheriff call logs, Aug. 23, 2015

Excerpts from the call logs for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the Crescent City Police Department, August 23:


Sunday, August 23

At 12:31 a.m., report of a suspicious vehicle that has been sitting near Pacific Avenue and E Street for a couple hours.

At 12:49 a.m., caller reports her sister is intoxicated on the 1200 block of A Street and is threatening the caller and her niece.

At 1:13 a.m., report that the stabbing victim from earlier is trying to leave Sutter Coast Hospital.

CDPH warns against eating local recreational clams

The California Department of Public Health issued an advisory Wednesday warning consumers not to eat clams and mussels recreationally harvested from Del Norte and Humboldt counties.

Dangerous levels of domoic acid have been detected in mussel and razor clam samples, a toxic substance which can cause death or illness in humans. It’s possible the substance is present in other species, which have not been tested, and the department advises to abstain from all bivalve shellfish, to include oysters.

Several local restaurants surveyed by the Triplicate they don’t source their bivalves locally.

RNP seeks input on accessibility

Redwood National Park is seeking public input on how it plans to make the park more accessible to visitors.

The park’s draft plan includes an overview of what barriers are currently limiting accessibility to services, activities and programs available and strategies for improvement. The plan is available at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/Redwoodaccessibility, or by calling Aida Parkinson at 707-465-7703.

Comments will be accepted through Sept. 22.

Stick games: Ancient pastime

Thunder Lewis takes off towards the tossel after it is thrown back into play during the annual stick games at the Salmon Festival in Klamath. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
 Long before basketball, football or baseball, the most popular sport in Del Norte County (before the term Del Norte was ever coined) was the stick games.

South Fork holding off wildfires

Helicopters on the tarmac at the Gasquet airport. Courtesy Thomas Stewart
 The Gasquet Complex wildfires burning in eastern Del Norte County grew 4,000 acres since Friday although much of the growth can be attributed to firefighters backburning between fire lines and the main fire of the Coon and Bear fires.

New alert system ready

Reverse 911 calling to home phones for emergencies has been a common tool for law enforcement and emergency officials for years, but with today’s many mediums of communication, landlines are sometimes the worst option for alerting the public.

County looks at emergency status

County supervisors will look today at proclaiming a local emergency due to the Gasquet Complex wildfires as well as issue the board’s official response to the Grand Jury’s Final Report released earlier this summer.

Police & Sheriff call logs

Excerpts from the call logs for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the Crescent City Police Department, August 20-22:

Thursday, August 20

At 2:35 a.m. a caller reported that two people were trying to break into a house on the 600 block of 4th Street.

At 9:12 a.m. a caller reported that someone she has a restraining order against has been texting her through a dating website.

Brookings residents injured in crash

Two Brookings residents suffered major injuries in a rollover crash Sunday on U.S. 101, according to a California Highway Patrol news release.

Entrepreneurs follow fires


Above is a sampling of wildfire T-shirts being snapped up by first-responders at the Gasquet Complex wildfires. Del Norte Triplicate / Aaron West
 Firefighters, homeowners among the first to buy commemorative shirts

As wildfire season heats up in Northern California and elsewhere, so does an industry that’s sprung up around the fighting of the fires — selling T-shirts and other merchandise to the men and women fighting the blazes.

“Do you have any hats left?” Firefighter Dan Cano asked Brandon Rands Wednesday at Rands’ T-shirt printing trailer outside the Gasquet Market.

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