◼ More arrested in ongoing burglary investigation
Two more arrests were made in an ongoing burglary investigation that saw its first arrests in December.
The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office said deputies served two warrants Tuesday in connection to Douglas and Ruth Boltzen, who were arrested on Dec. 15 when allegedly stolen property was found at their Rio Dell home and in a storage unit they rented.
The first warrant was served in the Dinsmore area where deputies found what they believe are stolen items -- generators, a portable chipper and a new aluminum trailer that was reported stolen from a dealership in Fortuna. At this location, they also found a skid loader that was allegedly taken from the Centerville Beach area in September.
The second warrant was served on the 6000 block of Crooked Prairie Road in the China Creek area. There, deputies found 625 marijuana plants and three loaded guns....
Frederick Richard Hoss, 41, and Ligeia Hassell, 39, both of Ettersburg, were arrested at the China Creek property and booked into the Humboldt County jail.
Hoss was booked on suspicion of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a firearm while committing a felony, illegally possessing ammunition, cultivating marijuana, possessing marijuana, providing a place for the cultivation of marijuana and possessing controlled substance paraphernalia.
Hassell was booked on suspicion of possession of a firearm while committing a felony, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.
The U.S. Marshals Service, the California Highway Patrol, the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation assisted in serving the warrants.
Douglas Boltzen remains in custody and the Sheriff's Office said it will be seeking more charges against him related to Tuesday's warrants....