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Suspect in Portal Way Homicide Located in Northern California

Suspect in Portal Way Homicide Located in Northern California
Found Deceased After Deputies Attempt Contact

 

On 7/9/2022, Ferndale Police detectives received information that Todd Andersen, the suspect in the recent homicide on Portal Way, had been located in Northern California. Mr. Andersen allegedly sent an email to a family member the previous evening indicating that he was in the Clear Creek area of Lassen County, California. It was further reported that he had childhood connections to that area.

Lassen County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the possible location of Andersen.  Later in the afternoon, they advised the Ferndale Police Department that they had spotted Andersen.  At approximately 5:20 pm, Lassen County deputies notified the Ferndale Police Department that as deputies attempted to contact Andersen, he took his own life by shooting himself.

For more information, please contact Lassen County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Lt. Dave Woginrich at 530-251-8013.

 

Homicide on Portal Way in Ferndale

Press release from the Ferndale Police Department

Today at 12:04 PM, Ferndale Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a business in the 6200 block of Portal Way. Upon arrival, law enforcement discovered the victim, 58-year-old Douglas Scoggins, from Ferndale was deceased. Further investigation determined that Mr. Scoggins had been shot multiple times. Probable cause exists to arrest the suspect, 49-year-old Todd. D Andersen for Murder 1st degree.

Mr. Andersen is currently at large and is believed to be driving a rented 2020 Silver Challenger with Oregon plates 553MJM.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Members of the public who have information about Mr. Andersen’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact the Ferndale Police Department by calling 911. This is an active homicide investigation and more details will be released as they become available to the public.

Ferndale Arts Commission to Host “Art in Action!” Creativity Exhibition on July 9th

Ferndale Arts Commission to Host “Art in Action!” Creativity Exhibition on July 9th

Free Art Show and Sale! Join us for Art in Action on Sat. July 9th from 2PM-6PM at the Pioneer Pavilion.

Watch local artists build, paint, and create their pieces before your very eyes! Learn about the creative process and purchase art directly from local vendors.

Event hosted by the Ferndale Arts Commission. For questions or to participate as an artists, please email FerndaleArtsCommission@gmail.com

Ferndale Arts Commission Seeks Artists for Vinyl Wrap Project

Vinyl Wrap Example from Bellingham

The Ferndale Arts Commission is seeking designs that can be reproduced as a vinyl wrap and applied to traffic signal boxes throughout the City.

This opportunity is open to amateur and professional artists of all levels, working in any medium, as long as the final artwork can be translated and digitally reproduced on a 2-dimensional vinyl wrap. The project is designed to enhance the public realm by adding works of art by local artists to utilitarian surfaces that are often targeted by vandalism.

The wrapped boxes are intended to enhance neighborhood and community identity, turn ordinary spaces into community landmarks, and promote community dialogue.

The deadline for submissions is 7/31. There is no honorarium for this community engagement project. Artists are welcome to submit more than one design; there is potential for more than one design to be selected from an artist.

Templates are available for download here as a pdf. Illustrator file available upon request.

For questions and final submissions, please email FerndaleArtsCommission@gmail.com.

City Seeks Applications for 2023 Tourism Activities

Do you have a good idea for some tourism-related activities? We are now accepting applications for our Hotel-Motel Grant Program!

This program uses funds collected when people stay at local hotels, motels or RV parks to help encourage additional tourism in Ferndale.

Funding from the program may be used, directly by local jurisdictions, or indirectly through a convention and visitors bureau or destination marketing organization, for the marketing and operations of special events and festivals and to support the operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned by nonprofit organizations described under section 501(c)(3) and section 501(c)(6) of the internal revenue code of 1986, as amended.

The Hotel-Motel Grant Program is managed by the Deputy City Clerk, and recommendations on funding are made by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to the City Council, which has final say over allocation of funding.

DEADLINE IS AUGUST 1st, 2022. No exceptions. You can find the application here.

Please send all completed applications and any questions to Communication Officer Riley Sweeney by email here.

Citywide Community Meeting Video

On May 31st, the City of Ferndale hosted a citywide community meeting. Over 100 members of the public attended along with volunteers from a number of local non-profits and community groups.

Below is a video of the program at that meeting. It include an introduction from Mayor Greg Hansen and an overview of City initiatives from Administrator Jori Burnett. Pictures of the event can be found on the City’s social media channels.