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Sheriff Logs, June 13, 2015

Excerpts from the Del Norte Sheriff’s Office call logs for June 5–11:

Friday, June 5

• At 5:18 a.m., caller reports a male subject is at the front door of a residence on the 300 block of Klamath Boulevard. Man stated he needs help but won’t give any details and is currently attempting to get inside.

• At 1:33 p.m., report of an assault on the 14500 block of Takilma Road.

Police Log, June 13, 2015

Excerpts from the Crescent City Police Department call logs for June 5–11

Friday, June 5

• At 7:45 a.m., caller reports a subject entered a store on the 500 block of N. U.S. Highway 101 stating that someone in the parking lot was trying to kill him.


News of Record, May 29-June 4

These are the misdemeanor and felony sentencings provided by the Del Norte County Superior Court for May 29-June 4, 2015:

Blake Mendez, 54, Klamath, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and fined $150 for probation violation.


The National Weather Service in Eureka counted nearly 150 lightning strikes in Del Norte County during a storm Monday and Tuesday which kicked off a rash of small wildfires that has kept fire crews busy. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Wildfire season arrived in Del Norte County this week, heralded by ground-rattling thunder and radiant lightning that split the skies and struck earth and sea Monday night. 

Slippage at Last Chance speeds up

While continuing to monitor a stretch of highway between Klamath and Crescent City that persists in sliding toward the ocean, Caltrans documented an accelerated drop at Last Chance Grade this year, compared to the previous two years.

Blue Creek to remain closed

Not even a 10-hour road trip by county supervisors and a county counsel-penned letter with the words “extremely disappointed” in the first sentence could convince the Fish and Game Commission to reconsider its decision to close Blue Creek to sportfishing this season. 

Workers protest at Pelican Bay State Prision

About 20 Pelican Bay State Prison medical and food service employees, union-backed and sign-waving, gathered on Kings Valley Road across from their place of employment on Wednesday to protest workplace bullying and harassment from prison management. 

Trees of Mystery matriarch, Smith, dies at age 93

 Marylee Smith, Trees of Mystery matriarch, founder of the attraction’s End of the Trail Museum and accomplished businesswoman, died on May 18.

School resource officer may be on horizon

District, city team up for grant to get first SRO since 2012 

Del Norte County Unified School District and Crescent City have teamed up to pursue a federal grant for a school resource officer. If the two entities are successful, a dedicated police officer could cover Joe Hamilton Elementary School, Crescent Elk Middle School and Del Norte High School by January 2016. The Crescent City Police Department might also work with the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office to have the school resources officer cover school events, such as football games, within the county, Police Chief Ivan Minsal said. 


Klamath Youth Baseball: Coming together

Christopher Peters Jr., who is signed up to play tee ball this summer, takes a little batting practice with his mother, Theresa McQuillen, on the newly refurbished Thompson Field on Sunday. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
 A turnout of 15–20 volunteers provided a major facelift to Thompson Field near the Klamath Camper Corral over the weekend. That work paved the way for kids to take the field on Monday for the first day of practice in the inaugural season of the Klamath Youth Baseball League.

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