I even sent an email to DA Maggie Fleming and Chief Andrew Mills about him after my last incident with him.
With his record in Humboldt and in California, this man is a perfect example of someone who self medicates and needs to be forced to take meds (if that is what he needs) and be held accountable for his actions. He has been offered help by social services, an apartment, a job, he blows it, time after time.
I have known Jeremy for 4 years. Since he used to loiter and sleep around at St. Bernard's Church and then started "working" at MC2, 5th and I Eureka. He can be a very nice guy, initially. I used to bring him food.
Jeremy used to be friendly but can get increasingly hostile and verbally abusive with no provocation. Once, I told him to stop harassing people, especially the homeless as they walked by 5th and I streets and he went ballistic. In his delusion, Jeremy thought he was security. I told him the sidewalk did not belong to him nor was he authorized to act on the behalf of the building's owner.
I reminded him I never called the police when he needed a place to stay near the church or the office. I used to work in the office building where MC2 is located.
Remember the fire at 5th and I in Eureka. While they had no suspects and no surveillance, that fire mysteriously happened after Jeremy was let go of his volunteer position at MC2 and told to stay away from that property. Makes one wonder?
Jeremy has restraining orders against him that have been granted and restraining orders that he files have been dismissed. He files frivolous lawsuits against people and claims discrimination and they are later dismissed. Eureka Rescue Mission, Progressive, 76 gas station and Coca Cola are few of the local businesses Jeremy has tried to bilk. Look him up in the Humboldt Superior Court system.
I have all the case numbers.
I usually ignore Jeremy. He would yell and scream outside my home and my office in Old Town. That was not directed at me necessarily, just him going off about his broken down van and some alleged persecution in his head by someone. I tolerated it for months.
About a month ago, he was outside my office in Old Town at night , screaming and yelling and wanting to camp out. I politely told him to chill, which resulted in him threatening me. I called the EPD, they are all too familiar with Jeremy, and they diffused the situation without an incident.
I called my city council member, my supervisor and the auto business that Jeremy was using as an excuse to hang out and harass people.
Here is the link to Kym Kemp's blog about the Arcata fire today and the arrest of suspect Jeremy Kish:
APD Press Release:
One link to Jeremy's alleged and past criminal record:
451. A person is guilty of arson when he or she willfully and maliciously sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned or who aids, counsels, or procures the burning of, any structure, forest land, or property. (a) Arson that causes great bodily injury is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for five, seven, or nine years. (b) Arson that causes an inhabited structure or inhabited property to burn is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for three, five, or eight years. (c) Arson of a structure or forest land is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for two, four, or six years. (d) Arson of property is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, two, or three years. For purposes of this paragraph, arson of property does not include one burning or causing to be burned his or her own personal property unless there is an intent to defraud or there is injury to another person or another person's structure, forest land, or property.