On 11-28-2012 and 11-29-2012, a multi-agency sex offenders registration compliance sweep led by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Eureka Police Department, Arcata Police Department, Humboldt County Probation, the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office and the US Marshall’s Office was conducted in the following areas; McKinleyville, Blue Lake, Arcata, Eureka, King Salmon, Fields Landing, Loleta, Ferndale Fortuna, Carlotta, Hydesville. The operation was an effort to confirm that the address the sex registrant provided was in fact the address that they resided at. The officers checked on 450 separate residences to confirm the address is actually where the registrant resided. All sex registrants are required to register in person with the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over their residence address. The registrants must also comply with the several registration requirements, such as updating their registration annually and advise law enforcement when any changes have been made to their address or registration information. Failure by a sex registrant to keep law enforcement notified of an address change or registration information is a crime per 290.18 of the California Penal Code and can be punished as a felony or misdemeanor.
Sixteen people were found to be out of compliance and were not located where they were supposed to be living per their registration. Warrants for their arrest are being sought with the Humboldt County District Attorneys’ Office. One person was arrested, Jesse Doyle White Jr. 57 years old, who was located at the Eureka Rescue Mission by Eureka Police Department. White was living at the Rescue Mission, but had not registered that address. White was out of compliance and was arrested for felony violation of failure to register. His bail was set at $50,000.00.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.