The local crime wave that arguably had its start under Eureka Police Chiefs Murl Harpham and Andy Mills has metastasized to the whole County. In today’s Times-Standard there is a story (Sheriff: State ‘flooded with meth and heroin’ – County law enforcement has seen steady increase in hard drugs) featuring County Sheriff Honsel that weakly tries to make it sound like more of a statewide issue. There’s no denying that it is a statewide problem, but Humboldt is at the hub of it.
For years on this blog, we were railing about Andy Mills turning a blind eye to the obvious crime wave of gangs and drug trafficking organizations. Those entities got a firm foothold in the County starting in the City of Eureka from there they have branched out and are now firmly entrench countywide.
Now, and with no lost irony, as Eureka Police Chief Watson has slowly and methodically started turning the tables in the City. These criminals have started moving outside of the City limits. While this is promising news for Eureka we shouldn’t forget that these criminals are now organized and established here and not going to leave easily or peacefully.