Thursday, June 2, 2011

EPD POP Unit Nabs Two Males For Meth And Other Violations

On 6/01/11, at about 11:15 PM, detectives with the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) responded to a motel on the 1900 block of Broadway, Eureka for a narcotics investigation. This was in response to reports of suspected drug sales activity, including steady pedestrian traffic to and from a certain room there.
Stephen Douglas Miller

POP investigators contacted and detained two subjects in the room, including the primary tenant, who was on formal probation for possession of a controlled substance. While detectives were conducting a probation search of the room, a male, later identified as Stephen Douglas Miller (31 of Eureka), knocked on the door. Miller, who was on active parolee, was detained. A large fixed blade combat knife mounted on a pair of brass knuckles (a replica of the 1918 Trench knife) was found illegally concealed under his jacket where it could be readily accessed as a weapon. Miller was also found to be in possession of multiple meth pipes, approximately one ounce of processed marijuana, and a small quantity of crystal methamphetamine.
While detectives were still dealing with Miller and completing their search, three more individuals (non-residents) arrived at the room. One of the subjects, Blain Allen Kesselring (27 of Eureka), was determined to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. Kesselring was taken into custody on his warrant at which time methamphetamine and a drug pipe were found on his person.

Miller was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a concealed deadly weapon (dirk or dagger), and parole violation.


Blain Allen Kesselring
Kesselring was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and his warrant.

3 comments:

  1. I should add that the above was all according to a press release from EPD.

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  2. So I was wondering why I was getting so many hits on this story almost 2 and a half years after it came out. Today I see an op ed in the Times-Standard newspaper that says the new Police Chief in Eureka, Chief Mills wants to stop sending out press releases like the one above. Evidently this post has been used as an example of what happens when the police department puts out a press release and it gets released to the public.

    This makes me a bit at ease as I am now more convinced that politicians and police are the ones having a nostalgic look over this story and not the accused druggies involved.

    According to to the op-ed by Mark Bennett, the new chief says he would rather put the information out in list form, once a month. I'm not sure how I feel about this. My gut feeling is that it is a bad idea. I would invite any of you politician or police types to chime in and let me know why this is good for the people of Eureka?

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  3. Actually, the hits are coming because on November 24th, Blain was killed by a drunk driver on the 101 in Arcata.

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