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Posted on: July 24, 2017

PUBLIC HEARING- Weed Abatement


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, and you are hereby notified the City of Fortuna will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, August 7, 2017 in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 621 11th Street, Fortuna, California, at 6:00 p.m.


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Posted on: July 21, 2017

The City Mourns Loss of Local Legends Dennis Wendt & Roger Harwood

The City of Fortuna is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of longtime residents Dennis Wendt and Roger Harwood. The lives of every citizen in the City of Fortuna have been forever touched in some way by their generosity and community minded co...Read on...

Fortuna Police Department

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Officers Investigating Burglary

On July 13, 2017 at approximately 2:10 am, Officers with the Fortuna Police Department responded to the 900 Block of Main Street for the report of a Burglary in Progress. <_o3a_p>


Upon Officers arrival on scene they observed signs of forced entr...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Warrant Suspect Arrested


On June 15,
2017, the Fortuna Police Department received information that wanted person,Trystan Lewis (age 18) was possibly in the Davis Street area of Rio Dell.
  The Fortuna Police Department has been attempting to locate Lewis since April 14, ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Fortuna Police and Humboldt County Probation Conduct Compliance Sweeps


FORTUNA, CA - On June 15, 2017, Officers with the Fortuna Police Department teamed with Officers from the Humboldt County Probation Department and conducted compliance checks on 47 Felony Probationers and Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) subjects...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Wanted Suspect Flees in Stolen Vehicle


FORTUNA, CA – On April 14, 2017 at approximately 8:40 AM, an Officer with the Fortuna Police Department observed 18 year old, Trystan Issac Lewis driving a 1993 Blue Honda Civic that had been stolen on 4/13/2017. Lewis is currently wanted for tw...

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Posted on: April 9, 2017

National Public Safety Dispatchers Week


FORTUNA, CA - This Week, Public Safety Agencies nationwide are recognizing the pivotal role played by public safety dispatchers, who utilize telephones, radios, computers and technical skill to provide support to Law Enforcement, Fire Services, Emergency ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Out of State Fugitives Wanted for Multiple Robberies Arrested in Fortuna

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On April 4, 2017 at about 10 pm, Fortuna Police Department received a call of a suspicious vehicle parked at a dead end on the 2300 block of 2nd Ave.  The occupied vehicle had been parked in the area for several minutes and it was not known to th...

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Posted on: March 25, 2017

Two Arrested After Burglary at High School


FORTUNA, CA - On March 25, 2017 at approximately 8:00 am,
officers responded to a building located on the Fortuna High School Campus (37912
th Street) for a burglary alarm. Upon arrival, officers determined that entry appeared to have been gaine...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Fortuna Police make weapons/drug arrest during traffic stop


On March 16th, 2017  2:30 pm, Fortuna Police Department officer
performed a traffic stop on a vehicle on 12th Street near Dinsmore Drive for a traffic violation. While officers were speaking with the driver, they observed what appeared to be the ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Officers respond to reports of shots fired

On March 15, 2017 at about 12:35 P.M. Fortuna Police Department received multiple 911 calls of citizens hearing shots fired in the Campton Heights area of Fortuna. As a precautionary measure the schools in the area were placed on lock-down while officers ...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2017

Fortuna Police welcome two new officers

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The Fortuna Police Department held a swearing in and badge pinning ceremony for it's 2 newest officers in the City of Fortuna Council Chambers. Officers Jeremy Sollom and Nate Hamilton were welcomed to the Fortuna Police Department, with ...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2017

Armed Robbery

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On March 8, 2017 at 4:39 AM, a subject wearing a ski mask entered Chevron gas station mini mart located on the 800 block of Main St. The subject was wearing a heavy brown jacket and kept his left hand in the jacket pocket. The front of t...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2017

Fortuna business robbed at gunpoint


On March 2, 2017 at 4:23 PM, two subjects entered Advance America located on the 700 block of Fortuna Blvd. The subjects, a male and a female, were wearing masks and the male subject was holding a semi automatic handgun. The male subject ordered ...Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2017

Reckless Driving Leads to Arrest


FORTUNA, CA  - On February 12, 2017 at approximately 10:15 AM, an officer was flagged down by a citizen reporting a female subject driving a vehicle with no tires in the area of Rohnerville Ro...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Department Investigating Injury Traffic Collision


FORTUNA, CA - On Friday, February 3rd 2017 at approximately 7:30 am, the Fortuna Police Department Communications center began receiving calls about a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision in the area of School Street and Rohnerville Road.  Fo...

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Posted on: January 28, 2017

Suspect Arrested After Vandalism to Local Park


FORTUNA, CA – On January 18, 2017, officers responded to Rohner Park (Park Street) for a report of extensive vandalism to park facilities.  Upon arrival, officers determined that a subject in a Red GMC Pickup Truck had caused e...
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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Two Arrested After Probation Search


FORTUNA, CA – On January 19, 2017 at approximately 1:00 PM, Officers with the Fortuna Police Department and Humboldt County Probation Department conducted probation searches on multiple residences at a trailer park located in the 300 block of No...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Drug and weapons arrest in Rohner Park


On December 28, 2016 at about 11:00 AM a subject who was walking in Rohner Park called the Fortuna Police Department to report that as he walked by a vehicle parked in the park, he observed several subjects in the vehicle and one of the subjects was holdi...Read on...

Posted on: December 13, 2016

Fortuna Police Staff annual awards

On December 12, 2016 the Fortuna Police Department held it's semi annual department meeting at the Fortuna Riverlodge. Each year at this meeting, the Chief of Police recognizes police staff and volunteers within the department, that go above and beyond ex...
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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Fortuna High School Threats case update

The Fortuna Police Department has been made aware that the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office will not be bringing charges at this time against the two 15 year-old boys arrested on November 10, 2016 at Fortuna High School.

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Two Arrested After Probation Search


FORTUNA, CA - On November 13, 2016 at about 7:15 pm, Officers with the Fortuna Police Department responded to a residence on School Street, Fortuna to attempt warrant service and a probation search on Katrina Lane and Alexander Church.  Both Lane...

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Posted on: November 12, 2016

Fortuna High School threats case update

The Fortuna Police Department is continuing our investigation on the threats reported to us on Thursday afternoon, involving two students who reportedly had the intention to commit an act, or acts of mass violence at Fortuna High School&...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Fortuna Police Investigate threat to Fortuna High School

On November 10, 2016 at about 1:15 PM the Fortuna Police
Department responded to the Fortuna High School for a report of a threat tostudent safety.


Officers contacted two 15 year-old students that had been detained by high school staff. Officers...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Residential Burglary and Vehicle Theft in Fortuna

On November 7, 2016 at approximately 7:40 am Fortuna Police Officers received a report of an unoccupied suspicious vehicle (a white 2006 Chevy Colorado) parked in the 3300 block of Church Street in Fortuna. While Officers were out with the vehicle on Chur...

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Posted on: November 5, 2016

Armed Robbery at Local Motel


FORTUNA, CA- On November 5, 2016 at approximately 4;53am, Officers responded to a Motel, located on Alamar Way for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  Upon arrival, Officers contacted...
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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Department Investigating Arson

FORTUNA, CA – On November 3, 2016 at about 12:30pm, officers responded to Rohner Park for a report of a suspicious fire .  During the course of the investigation, officers and fire personnel determined that a fire was intentionally se...
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Posted on: October 27, 2016

Fortuna Police Sergeant Promotion


The Fortuna Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Gabe Charlton has been promoted to Sergeant.

Sergeant Charlton is a Humboldt County native, growing up in Eureka and graduating from St. Bernard’s High School. Sergeant Charlton a...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Subject who escaped custody in 1992 apprehended by Fortuna Police


On October 25, 2016 at about 3 pm Fortuna Police were dispatched to a report of a male subject, with a child on his shoulders, walking through a parking lot in the 3300 block of Renner Dr., pulling on numerous parked vehicle door handles attempting to gai...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Thief in Fortuna steals lottery tickets and loses


On 10/12/2016 at about 8:12 AM an officer responded to the Chevron gas station at 875 Main St. for a report that a male subject was attempting to redeem stolen lottery scratcher type tickets.

The officer contacted a male inside the business, identifi...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2016

Apparent Murder/Suicide Leaves Two Dead

Fortuna, CA - On October 8, 2016 at approximately 2:05 p.m. Fortuna Police Department patrol officers were dispatched to 1000 block of Emerald Lane to investigate a report of two unresponsive subjects located in the garage.

When patrol officers arri...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Homicide Victim Identified

FORTUNA, CA - The victim in yesterday's Homicide has been identified as Timothy Thomas Smith (age 42) of Fortuna. A autopsy has been scheduled for later this week.

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Murder Suspect Arrested


Jon David Goldberg was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges:

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Department Investigating Homicide - Arrest Made


Updated Information:

On 9/26/2016 at about 7 PM The Humboldt County SWAT team assisted by officers from the Fortuna Police Department served a Ramey arrest warrant at a residence located at 32950 Highway 36. Officers located Jon David Goldberg, age 36,...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Department Investigating Homicide

FORTUNA,CA - On 9/26/2016 at about 12:45 PM officers from the Fortuna Police Department responded to the 3100 block of Rohnerville Rd. for a report of a shooting victim.
Upon arrival, officers located a deceased 42 year-old male lying in front of a re...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Department Investigating Home Invasion

On 9/26/2016 at about 9:37 AM officers from the Fortuna Police Department responded to the 2800 block of Shields Lane for a report of a home invasion style robbery.

Officers contacted the homeowner, a 79 year-old male, who reported that three persons ...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Warrant Suspect Arrested


FORTUNA, CA -On September 9, 2016 at approximately 2:43 am an Officer with the Fortuna Police Department was patrolling the area in the 2200 block of Redwood Way. He observed a Silver Dodge Stratus that he later determined was stolen out of Eureka.

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Humboldt County AVOID The 10 DUI Campaign Weekend – Final Report


HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CA - This past Labor Day holiday period, the Avoid the 10 partnered with law enforcement statewide in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over drunk-driving enforcement campaign. From Aug...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2016

September is declared “California Pedestrian Safety Month” to address Pedestrian Safety Crisis


Contact: Sgt Charles Ellebrecht 707-725-7550

FORTUNA, CA - In answer to rapidly increasing numbers of pedestrians being killed and injured on California roadways, the California State Senate has passed a resolution declaring September as “California Pe...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2016

Summer/Labor Day Avoid Campaign – Wednesday Update


HUMBOLDT, COUNTY, CA - The National Summer/Labor Day Anti-DUI crackdown arrest update: From 12:01 AM Friday August 19, 2016 through Midnight Tuesday August 30, 2016 officers representing 10 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 39 individuals for...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2016

The Avoid the 10 Humboldt County DUI Task Force Shows Zero Tolerance


HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif - This time of year families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time for America’s roads, as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating. For thi...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Department Investigating Bank Robbery *Update W/Photos*


FORTUNA, Calif - On August 12, 2016, at about 5:00 p.m., officers with the Fortuna Police Department responded to a bank on the 1000 block of Fortuna Blvd in Fortuna for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Burglary Investigation


FORTUNA, CA - On August 11, 2016 at about 6:07 AM the Fortuna Police Dispatch Center received a report of a house (structure) fire on the 1300 block of Ross Hill Rd. Fire and Police responded to the scene and the Fire was extinguished by Fortuna Fire. Th...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Silver Alert Issued


Silver Alert Issued on Missing Person

Posted on: July 31, 2016

Two Arrested After Probation Search


On July 31, 2016 at approximately 0230 hours, Officers with the Fortuna Police Department conducted a probation search on a motel room located in the 800 Block of Main Street. During the search of the motel room, officer located 10.5 grams of methampheta...Read on...

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