Neighbors Terrified By Manhunt After California Man Found Dead – But Police Say The Killer Was A Horse
It’s always the neighbor you’d least suspect. One California neighborhood was sent into a panic when one of their own was found dead after going out for a hike. Richard Helzberg, an 82-year old resident of San Geronimo Valley in Marin County, California suffered what police initially thought was a gunshot wound to the head, and was later pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital. Police initially called the death “suspicious,” while neighbors were left in the dark […] The post Neighbors Terrified By Manhunt After California Man Found Dead – But Police Say The Killer Was A Horse first appeared on Whiskey Riff.
Kick from horse suspected in Marin County man's death
SAN RAFAEL -- The "suspicious" death of an elderly man in Marin County last week may have been caused by a kick from a horse, according to the Sherrif's Office.At 6:51 p.m. on Friday, the Marin County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a man in his 80s who was suffering from an apparent fall and head wound near Wild Iris Road and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Geronimo.The man, later identified as Richard Helzberg, 82, was taken to a hospital and succumbed to his injuries. The medical examiner carried out an autopsy to determine the cause of death."At...
Marin County man arrested in probe of threats to SoCal high school, football players
A Marin County man was arrested for allegedly threatening staff and students at an Orange County school after a high school football championship game last year, authorities said Monday.Eugene Thomas Jenkins, 29, was arrested Saturday in San Rafael — more than 400 miles (644 kilometers) north of the school targeted by the threats, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. Jenkins was arrested for investigation of a bomb threat and death threats by phone and letters against staff and students at Laguna Hills High School in Southern California, said Orange County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Woodruff. The school's graduation...
North Bay man was possibly killed by horse, police say
(KRON) — An 82-year-old man was found dead on a North Bay road on Friday, and authorities are investigating the possibility that he was killed by a horse, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. The man who was killed was identified as Richard Helzberg of the San Geronimo Valley. A call came into the […]
Elderly Marin Man's "Suspicious" Death Potentially Linked to a Horse
The quiet community in San Geronimo Valley in Marin County was shaken by the news of an elderly man's suspicious death, discovered with a severe head wound near Wild Iris Road and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Although initially thought to be caused by a high-powered firearm, further investigation by authorities revealed a potential culprit of a completely different nature - a horse, according to KTVU.
Marin County Presents Balanced Budget with High-Priority Enhancements for 2023-24
The County Administrator's Office will present a balanced budget to the Marin County Board of Supervisors at the public hearings on June 20-22. The proposed budget for 2023-24 is balanced and structurally sound, maintaining current services and making high-priority ongoing enhancements to address emerging needs. The proposed budget recommends $49.8 million in one-time allocations funded by projected current year fund balance, previously established reserves, special revenue funds, and federal COVID-19 relief funding. The budget includes significant one-time enhancements, including a Civic Center/Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium modernization program, employee retention incentives, homeless encampment partnership funds, enhanced summer road improvement program, creation of a workforce housing reserve, and increase state/federal uncertainty reserve.
High rate of marine mammal rescues involve human, dog harassment; 8 on Sonoma County beaches in 2022
Sionna the harbor seal pup was rescued from Bolinas Beach after visitors picked it up, put it on a surfboard, restrained the animal from getting into the water, and then, after a number of people handled it, tried to push it into the surf. The rehabilitated pup, named by center...
Man who allegedly sold meth out of tent at San Rafael homeless camp arrested
(KRON) — A man who police say was selling methamphetamine out of a tent at a San Rafael homeless encampment was arrested, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. Last month, detectives with the Marin County Specialized Investigative Unit developed probable cause to believe the suspect, identified as Jeffrey Grove, was actively selling meth out […]
Overturned Garbage Truck, Landscaping Truck on Fire Cause Bay Area Freeway Backups
An overturned garbage truck was causing a major traffic headache Wednesday morning on I-680. And separately, an Amazon truck dumped packages on Highway 92, and there was a landscaping truck on fire on 101 North in Marin County. It was a morning for truck troubles around the Bay, with three...
Marin County Man Arrested for Alleged Drug Sales in Binford Road Area
A Marin County man has reportedly been arrested in connection to the alleged sales of controlled substances out of a homeless encampment on Binford Road. According to a press release by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, detectives from the Specialized Investigative Unit (SIU) executed a search warrant regarding a man by the name of Terry Kramer (age 60), his VW hatchback, and his RV located on Binford Road on May 19. The investigation was initiated following a tip received by SIU, alleging Kramer’s involvement in the regular sale of methamphetamine in the Binford Road area.
Russian River Inflatable Dam Being Inflated
SANTA ROSA – Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) will begin the multi-day process of inflating its rubber dam located in the Russian River near Forestville on June 5. The rubber dam is a critical component of the Russian River water supply system that provides naturally filtered drinking water to more than 600,000 residents in portions of Sonoma and Marin counties.
New lawsuit filed against Umpqua Bank related to $330M Marin County Ponzi scheme
While a class-action lawsuit involving 1,267 investors in a $330 million Marin County real estate Ponzi scheme awaits a trial date in federal court, a new legal complaint was filed Friday in San Francisco accusing Umpqua Bank of assisting in the fraudulent operation that bilked 11 investors out of their life savings.
Marin County health officer wins North Bay Influential Women Award
Lisa Santora built upon a Jesuit-cultivated call to service as she started her medical career at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, and worked with community partners to advocate for resources to promote public health. She co-founded Student Health Advocacy for Resources and Education. SHARE lives on today in the...
Bay Area a 'hot spot' for marine mammal harassment, severe cases include dragging, experts say
SAUSALITO, Calif. - Marine mammal experts reported a spike in the number of seal and sea lion harassment incidents along the Northern and Central California coasts, as it warned the animals were facing increased threat from people and dogs. The Sausalito-based Marine Mammal Center, home to world’s largest marine mammal...
Two in a parked car in Marin City arrested, automatic weapons confiscated
The Marin County Sheriff’s Department reported on social media today that just before midnight on June 3, a deputy on foot patrol in Marin City discovered a car with two people parked in front of an apartment complex. Upon closer inspection, firearms were seen in the car. The pair...
Marin Residents Panicked by Hunt for Senior Man’s Killer. Cops Now Blame a Horse
Residents in Marin County’s San Geronimo Valley took to social media in a flurry of panic on Friday night after the Sheriff’s Office vaguely announced an “incident” and launched what appeared to be a manhunt in the forested area near their homes. As aircraft circled over...
Tuesday Morning Topline: Elderly Marin Man Possibly Killed By Horse
Police in Fremont say they are not looking for a suspect in a case where a woman was found dead with two children under the age of 10 in an apartment on Monday. That would suggest they believe it is a murder suicide, but they have not confirmed anything else about the case apart from there being no threat to the public. [KTVU]
Marin supervisors allot another $475K for child care
Marin County supervisors allocated another $475,000 on Tuesday to increase the availability of affordable child care, fulfilling a promise to spend $1 million in federal aid. The supervisors pledged in June 2021 to use the American Rescue Plan Act grant money to support child care in Marin. In April, they allocated $525,000.
How to see Marin artworks online and in person
Adele Gilani Art Gallery: 328 Pine St., suite A, Sausalito; adelegilani.com. Ongoing: Works by gallery owner Adele Gilani and other artists. By appointment. Anthony Meier: 21 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley; anthonymeier.com. Through Aug. 1: “What’s That About” group exhibit. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
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