11, Dec 2014 - Courthouse gets bomb threat
The Del Norte County Courthouse was closed for several hours Thursday morning when the Del Norte County Jail received an anonymous phone call claiming there was a potential explosive somewhere in the courthouse, said California Highway Patrol Officer Brandy Gonzalez. CHP took the lead on the scene because the courthouse is state property, but the Crescent City Police Department, the Del Norte ...
11, Dec 2014 - Northern California man dies after his boat tips
(AP) — A 57-year-old Northern California man died in the Smith River after swift water swamped his small boat and sent him into the chilly current. Del Norte County Sheriff's Cmdr. Bill Steven said a witness said the man's boat hit swift water and his anchor apparently caught on something which caused the boat to dip close to the waterline.
29, Nov 2014 - Pedestrians die in two crashes; driver arrested
Two pedestrians were killed Tuesday in two separate and unrelated collisions in Del Norte County, including one hit-and-run that ended with the driver’s arrest. California Highway Patrol officers arrested a 51-year-old Piercy woman in connection with a hit-and-run south of Crescent City at about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday that left the pedestrian dead.
26, Oct 2014 - Letters to the Editor Oct. 21, 2014
Former Mariposa sheriff backs incumbent in Del Norte race I have known Sheriff Wilson on a professional basis since 2003. I know him to be very knowledgeable, personable, punctual and have excellent moral values. I have sat in meetings with him on very critical issues facing rural sheriffs in the state of California. Dean was always outspoken in these meetings, always with his residents and ...
29, Sep 2014 - Saturday forum to feature 5 NorCal sheriffs
Del Norte County Sheriff Dean Wilson is hosting a forum that will feature several Northern California sheriffs on Saturday at the Veterans Hall in Crescent City. Joining Wilson will be Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey, Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones, Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter and Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey.
04, Jul 2014 - Car chase ends in three arrests on Muncey Lane
The California Highway Patrol and Del Norte Sheriff’s Office made multiple arrests after recovering a stolen vehicle on Wednesday. A California Highway Patrol officer noticed a 1990 Buick LeSabre traveling north on Elk Valley Road near Iowa Street. The officer recognized the vehicle as stolen and turned around to try to pursue the vehicle but lost it, according to CHP officer Brian Clemann.
02, Jul 2014 - Missing man was killed, state forensics bureau says
A body found two months ago near Klamath Glen has been identified as a Del Norte County man and the cause of death ruled a homicide. The California Department of Justice's Bureau of Forensic Services informed the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office that the remains found on April 16 matched the DNA of Romeo Glaze, 26, according to Del Norte County Sheriff Dean Wilson. Glaze’s sisters Cindy Kahao ...
29, Jun 2014 - UPDATE: Wilson, Doehle encouraged by early results
Measure A trails in early returns With polls closed at 8 p.m., Del Norte County’s first set of election returns shows Measure A trailing 1,195 to 1,711. Measure A asks voters if the county Board of Supervisors should support the proposed separation from California and formation of a new state, Jefferson. In the Del Norte County Sheriff race, incumbent Dean Wilson currently leads the pack with 1 ...
13, May 2014 - Pursuit ends in arrest
The California Highway Patrol with the assistance of the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a man on car theft charges on Saturday after a car chase and brief manhunt. Sgt. Rick Thoma of the California Highway Patrol said officers initially saw Derrick Norris, 25, of Crescent City at a stop sign on U.S. Highway 101 just north of Dr. Fine Bridge.
21, Apr 2013 - Dems pushing for gun control
Wilson tells senators he would not enforce bill California lawmakers took their first step toward moving a package of gun control bills Tuesday, following tough firearm and ammunition restrictions enacted in several other states in the wake of recent shooting rampages. As dozens of supporters and opponents — including Del Norte County Sheriff Dean Wilson — packed the Senate Public Safety ...
13, Apr 2013 - Letters to the Editor March 23, 2013
During awards, where were other supervisors? Tuesday evening, the very best of our community were honored at the Cultural Center as the Law Enforcement Administration of Del Norte County honored those who have gone beyond the point of just doing their jobs. I was in the audience of several hundred as Pelican Bay, the California Highway Patrol, Probation, Search and Rescue, Sheriff’s Office and ...
09, Apr 2013 - County projects deficit
Superviors to hear today about $500K hole in budget Issues related to the California Public Safety Realignment Plan are primarily to blame for depleting the county’s general fund by a projected $514,316 by the end of the fiscal year in June, officials say. Less-than-anticipated revenue in the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office’s jail and coroner budgets because of AB 109 are the culprits, said ...