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.
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
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
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.
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.
Road Closure: At and around 5127 LaBounty Drive, between Smith Road and Slater Road
Drivers should plan to detour as LaBounty Drive will be CLOSED to through traffic near the work site at 5127 LaBounty Drive between Smith Road and Slater Road. The closure is scheduled to last from Monday, June 20th, 2022, through Monday, September 26th, 2022. The closure is in effect 24/7 for the duration of the project.
Through traffic will be detoured via Pacific Highway. Local property access will be maintained throughout the closure. This work is for stormwater improvements associated with a private development project.
Near 5127 LaBounty Drive, between Smith Road and Slater Road
Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane alternating traffic near 5127 LaBounty Drive between Smith Road and Slater Road. This traffic revision is scheduled for Thursday, June 16th, 2022. The traffic revision is in effect from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic.
This work is for stormwater improvements associated with a private development project.