Posted on: December 8, 2016

Apply now to be on Measure Z committee

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is currently accepting applications for the Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures. Measure Z is a local half-cent sales tax passed by voters in November 2014 to address public safety and ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Supervisor Bass elected 2nd VP for state-wide association of counties

Humboldt County now has a leadership position on the state’s top association that advocates for state and federal issues on behalf of California’s 58 counties. Fourth District Supervisor Virginia Bass last week was elected 2nd Vice President f...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Humboldt Second Chance Program, $400K grant aimed at reducing recidivism, hiring ex-offenders

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The Humboldt County Economic Development Team and Workforce Development Board today announced the receipt of a $400,000 recidivism reduction grant award from the State Workforce Development Board. Humboldt is one of eight counties awarded funds to explor...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2016

Information on Measure U to be considered by voters on Nov. 8

Map showing where road work would occur using Measure U funds

Humboldt County voters will be asked to consider Measure U on the November ballot; a 20-year, half-cent special sales tax to fund transportation needs such as road maintenance, repairs, fixing potholes and other aging transportation infrastructure. Measur...Read on...

Measure U map, information
Posted on: October 7, 2016

Board appoints County Librarian, Director of Planning & Building

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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Vanessa Christman to the position of County Librarian and John H. Ford as the Director of the Planning & Building Department.

Christman brings experience as a former library director and...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Clarification concerning deadlines for cannabis cultivators

The Planning & Building Department - Cannabis Services Division is excited to announce the receipt of well over 2,000 Commercial Cannabis Activity Registration forms submitted prior to the Aug. 23 deadline. This impressive and encouraging initial resp...Read on...

Commercial Medical Cannabis Permitting
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Harbor District Opens Call for Third District Commissioner

Below is a notice from the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Commission:

Submissions from persons interested in being considered for appointment to the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Commission to fill...Read on...

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Important deadlines coming up for cannabis cultivators

Registration and application deadlines for medical cannabis growers

As our community works to comply with new and complex state and local regulations relating to commercial cannabis cultivation, there are a few important dates coming up that you should be aware of.

Tuesday, Aug. 23This is the deadline to register an ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

World AIDS Day recognized Dec. 1

World AIDS Day connects people around the world to show solidarity in the fight against HIV and AIDS. This year it will be celebrated on Thursday, Dec. 1. Started in 1988, the observance is an opportunity to share new tools to fight the epidemic, like Pre...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Veterans Service Office opens doors at new location

On Monday, Nov. 21, the Veterans Service Office (VSO) opened the doors at its new location. The VSO has been located inside the Humboldt County Courthouse since the 1940s.

The new office, located at the corner of Sixth and L streets, is bigger, has mo...Read on...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Smokers: Go cold turkey before Thanksgiving

Tobacco-Free Humboldt and The American Cancer Society (ACS) are encouraging local smokers to participate in the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 17. The Great American Smokeout is a national event planned by ACS to support smokers to quit tobacco...Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Meeting to discuss waterless toilet regulations scheduled in Northern Humboldt

The County of Humboldt is seeking input from the community on improvements to current waterless toilet regulations. A discussion forum has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17, at Trinidad Town Hall.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Veterans' service recognized year-round

With Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 11, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Veterans Service Office (VSO) is reminding local vets to make sure they are getting services they’ve earned.

There are a number of services available to Hu...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Housing campaign exceeds goal

The 30-60 Housing First Campaign in Eureka has come to an end, and more than 70 people have been housed since August.

A joint venture between the City of Eureka and County of Humboldt, the campaign was launched Aug. 8, with the goal of housing 30 local...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Primal Décor recognized for service excellence

Five Humboldt businesses looking for some outside perspective on how well they’re doing recently enlisted the help of The Job Market.

The Farm Store, Humboldt Herbals, Bucksport Sporting Goods, Primal Décor and Humboldt Republic Clothing Co. had Job Ma...Read on...

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Stay healthy this season—get a flu vaccine now

Flu season has officially begun, and health officials say now is a good time to get vaccinated.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is offering the vaccine at its Public Health Clinic, 529 I St. in Eureka. Flu shots are...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

DHHS Connect Oct. 2016

Do you wonder what DHHS has been up to lately? Take a look at DHHS Connect, the department’s new quarterly newsletter. The first issue includes articles and information, along with a letter from Director Connie Beck. Check it out by clicking on the link b...Read on...

DHHS Connect Vol I, Issue 1
Posted on: September 28, 2016

Public Health offering low-cost shingles vaccines to qualifying seniors

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has shingles vaccines available, and area seniors are encouraged to get this immunization.

Qualifying low-income seniors can get the shingles vaccine at the Public Health Clinic in Eu...Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Meeting to discuss waterless toilet regulations scheduled in Southern Humboldt

The County of Humboldt is seeking input from the community on improvements to current waterless toilet regulations. A discussion forum has been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30, at the Healy Senior Resource Center in Redway.

The Humboldt County Departmen...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Housing campaign hits goal early

In just over a month, 30 homeless people have already found housing thanks to the efforts of the 30-60 Housing First Campaign in Eureka.

The campaign goal was hit late last week, and that number is expected to rise.

A joint venture between the City...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

County’s opioid prescription rates declining

The amount of opioids prescribed in Humboldt County is going down. Opioids are a type of painkiller that can have serious side effects including overdose and death. Since 2009, more people have died from opioid overdose than car crashes in the United Stat...Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2016

Public notified of gas spill above South Fork Eel River

An estimated 4,000 gallons of gasoline from a petroleum tanker that overturned Wednesday in Southern Humboldt has leaked above the South Fork of the Eel River.

The incident occurred just south of the Salmon Creek exit from northbound U.S. Highway 101. ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

Orleans cat tests positive for rabies

Today, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health Laboratory confirmed that a cat in Orleans tested positive for rabies. A fox from the Orleans area also tested positive for rabies last month.

DHHS reminds every...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

‘Know the Signs' for Suicide Prevention Month

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is partnering with community groups to host events and trainings during National Suicide Prevention Month.

The purpose of the month’s events is to call attention to suicide as a comm...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Environmental Health officials remind community to use licensed contractors for groundwater wells

Officials with the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH) are reminding consumers to use licensed contractors to get groundwater well work completed.

DEH has seen a significant increase in the...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Be school ready with up-to-date vaccines

School will be back in session soon, and it’s time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks as well as make sure kids are up-to-date on their vaccines.

A new state mandate requires that all children entering transitional kindergarten, kinde...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Breastfeeding Rest Stop opens at the fair

The Breastfeeding Task Force (BFTF) of Humboldt County is providing a Breastfeeding Rest Stop booth at the Humboldt County Fair, Aug. 18 to 28, in Ferndale.

The booth will be located in Friendship Square, between Belotti Hall and the Dairy Barn. The R...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Seats still available for Housing First Summit Thursday

The Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition invites members of the community to the Adorni Center Thursday, Aug. 11, to learn more about Housing First.

The free, all-day Housing First Summit will feature keynote speaker Sam Tsemberis, Ph.D., founder of...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

County to open discussions about waterless toilet regulations

The County of Humboldt is seeking input from the community on waterless toilet regulations. Waterless toilets are also known as composting toilets or, as defined in the Humboldt County General Plan, alternative systems.

The majority of the current Humb...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Orleans area fox tests positive for rabies

The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health Laboratory confirmed that a fox from the Orleans area has tested positive for rabies. Testing was conducted following an incident that involved human exposure, with one person now receivin...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

City, county launch 30-60 Housing First Campaign

The City of Eureka and County of Humboldt are launching a campaign that’s goal is to house 30 homeless people in 60 days.

“We’ve been working on this for quite a few months,” said Eureka City Manager Greg Sparks. “We’re very excited to continue to par...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

Public Health reports first rabid dog in county since 2010

For the first time in more than five years, a dog in Humboldt County has tested positive for rabies. The infection is believed to have resulted from a fight with a rabid skunk, although staff from the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) have ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

Mobile Outreach delivers services to Hoopa

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Mobile Outreach team is joining local agencies for an event in Hoopa. The effort is in response to the community’s reduced access to resources following the closure of the Hoopa Ray’s Food Plac...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Blue-green algae warning issued

Environmental Health officials with the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Mendocino County Environmental Health (Mendocino EH), and North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NCRWQCB) are issuing a warning to recreat...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Hydesville dogs attacked by rabid foxes

Two dogs from the Hydesville area were attacked by foxes that subsequently tested positive for rabies. Both dogs have been placed under 30-day, strict isolation quarantines. One of the incidents involved human exposures, with two people now receiving prop...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

Job Market partners improving searches

Teamwork is helping the job hunt for applicants throughout Humboldt County.

The Job Market operators Redwood Community Action Agency, College of the Redwoods and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Employment Training Divisio...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Take precautions against ticks this season.

With tick season in full swing, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services is reminding people to protect themselves and their animals against ticks.

The tiny, spider-like bugs attach themselves onto the skin of people and animals an...Read on...

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Travel vaccines offered at Public Health Clinic

With summer just around the corner, many Humboldt County residents are planning to travel outside of the country.

Exposure to new places, foods and cultures can be exciting, but may also bring with it exposure to new illnesses.

“When traveling out ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

Keep Your Toddler Healthy with Up-to-Date Immunizations

Humboldt County joins more than 2,000 U.S. communities this May in celebrating National Toddler Immunization Month.

The commemoration marks vaccination’s critical role in protecting children, and underscores the importance of fully immunizing children ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

Redwood Coast Career Fair Friday

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Employment Training Division invites job hunters to the 2016 Redwood Coast Career Fair.

DHHS, along with its Job Market partners and the North Coast Employer Advisory Council, is host...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Fortuna fox tests positive for rabies: Health officials stress importance of vaccinating pets

A fox believed to have bitten a Fortuna teen and behaved aggressively at two locations has tested positive for rabies. The test was performed today at the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health Laboratory in Eureka.

The two inci...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Enjoy a rainbow of healthy foods during Fruit and Veggie Fest 2016

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and the Eureka Grocery Outlet are teaming up for Fruit and Veggie Fest 2016.

The annual event, which celebrates healthy eating at food retail stores statewide, will take place Tuesda...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

May is Mental Health Matters Month

May is national Mental Health Month, and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is inviting the community to participate.

Known locally as “Mental Health Matters Month,” May offers a full calendar of celebrations devoted ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Youth filmmakers step out onto red carpet

Youth and mental health advocates are gathering on the red carpet and inviting the community to join in. The Directing Change film screening takes place on Saturday, May 7, at the Eureka Theater during Arts Alive! The night is a celebration of young film ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Job seekers sought for Career Fair 2016

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Employment Training Division invites job hunters to the 2016 Redwood Coast Career Fair. DHHS, along with its Job Market partners and the North Coast Employer Advisory Council, is hosting...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Grant program helps house homeless families

Since the beginning of the year, 23 formerly homeless families have moved into housing thanks to a CalWORKs grant announced late last year.

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Program—CalWORKs—provides needy families with time-l...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Humboldt County Promotes Alcohol Awareness Month

At its meeting April 19, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors proclaimed April as Alcohol Awareness Month in Humboldt County.

This year’s theme “Talk Early, Talk Often: Parents Can Make a Difference in Teen Alcohol Use,” supports parent-teen commun...Read on...

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

Warning issued on overdose risk from “street” drugs

Local residents who use illegal or “street” drugs may be at increased risk of overdose, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Pills and tablets that look like Norco®, Vicodin® and other pain medications may contain fentanyl, a po...Read on...

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Posted on: April 15, 2016

Be a hero to a foster child

In response to a chronic need for foster homes in Humboldt County, the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reaching out to the community and asking for some heroes to step up.

Emergency short-term homes are needed in addition to long-te...Read on...

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Posted on: April 6, 2016

Medication disposal proves successful

Only four days after opening to the public, the new medication disposal bin at the Cloney’s Pharmacy on Harrison Avenue, Eureka has filled five times over, collecting 77 pounds of medication.

The pharmacy temporarily suspended disposal service while w...Read on...

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Posted on: March 25, 2016

Medication disposal bins opening at select local pharmacies

As a result of collaboration between the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Public Health, Humboldt Waste Management Authority, the Humboldt Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP), Humboldt Independent Practice Association, Cl...Read on...

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

CDPH to Conduct Water Quality Study in Humboldt Bay

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced that a water quality study being performed in Humboldt County may result in portions of Humboldt Bay turning red.

The st...Read more »

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

Spring Trainings Offered by the Job Market and College of the Redwoods

This spring the Job Market and College of the Redwoods will offer short-term trainings designed to help folks move into a new job quickly.

Two trainings are accepting applicants now. Both are intensive seven- to eight-week courses designed to provide ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Foster care advocate leaving DHHS for state appointment

On March 28, Rochelle Trochtenberg will walk into her Sacramento office and get acquainted with her staff of 15 as she settles into her new role as California’s foster care ombudsperson.

For the first time in California history, possibly the first ti...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

Board of Supervisors proclaim March as ‘Social Worker Appreciation Month’

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors took time at its Tuesday meeting to honor social workers throughout the county for the work they do to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and the community.

“This is one of my favorite proclamations...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2016

New commercial composting regulations in effect

Over the last decade or so, Humboldt County has become a hotbed for the manufacturing of garden and agricultural soil products. People in the business of producing compost, or creating soil products or fertilizers by mixing materials such as compost, man...Read on...

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

Don’t forget preteen vaccines

The need for vaccinations does not end with early childhood. As kids approach their junior high years, so does the need for updated immunizations.

“Immunity received from some childhood vaccines can gradually decrease over time, exposing a child to ser...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2016

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Family Violence Prevention Program is kicking off its “Check Yourself” campaign to educate the community.

The campaign focuses on...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

February Is National Children’s Dental Health Month—Launch of the Smile Humboldt Campaign

The Humboldt County Dental Advisory Group invites residents to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month in February with free events and dental supplies.

As part of a national awareness campaign started by the American Dental Association, the ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 7, 2016

Wastewater documents ready for public review, comment

As part of the process of reviewing its onsite wastewater (septic) permitting program, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH) released three draft documents for public review and comment.

I...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

Construction, Landscaping and Bookkeeping Trainings Offered by The Job Market and CR

Ever had a desire to switch careers but haven’t found the right opportunity? Do retraining opportunities that take two or more years require more time than you can afford? The Job Market can help.

This winter, the Job Market and College of the Redwood...Read on...

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

Wet weather test period opens

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH), is announcing the opening of the wet weather test period for the evaluation of proposed individual on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS).

The ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Retiring DHHS director honored with statewide award

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) has awarded Humboldt County Health & Human Services Director Phillip R. Crandall the prestigious Circle of Service Award. It was presented Thursday at the Professional Building in Eureka.

The Circ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2015

Transportation Assistance Program helps people get home in time for the holidays

Being away from home can be difficult at any time of year, especially during the holiday season. If you have family or other opportunities waiting for you at home but do not have the means to get there, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human...Read on...

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

FluMist Available Now

Still need a flu vaccine, but not looking forward to a shot in the arm? The Public Health Clinic is taking appointments for FluMist flu vaccine nasal spray.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services’
Public Health Clinic recently ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Serve up food safety this holiday season

With the start of the holiday season just around the corner, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health is reminding people to keep food safety in mind.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Californ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

Veterans Day brings improved service for local vets

New legislation taking effect Thursday will allow Humboldt County’s veterans to access all of their well-earned benefits simply by presenting a California driver’s license.

Assembly Bill 935, recently signed into law, will allow a vet to apply for a d...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Low-cost shingles vaccine currently available for qualifying seniors

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has shingles vaccines available, and area seniors are encouraged to get immunized.

Currently, qualifying low-income seniors can get a shingles vaccine at the Public Health Clinic in E...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

County secures $496,000 for homeless families

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has been awarded almost half a million dollars to open doors to housing for local homeless families.

The grant, provided by the California Department of Social Services, will fund a ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 16, 2015

Make time and schedule your flu vaccine now

Flu season has arrived and public health officials say now is a good time to get vaccinated.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) will begin offering the vaccine Thursday, Oct. 22, at its Public Health Clinic, 529 I St. ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

You’re invited: ‘Nutrition in the Garden’ harvest party

Cooking demonstrations and a children’s seed packet giveaway and planting station are just a few of the activities for attendees to enjoy at this year’s “Nutrition in the Garden” fall harvest party.

The event, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 9:30 ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 11, 2015

Caution: Minimize your exposure to swimmer’s itch

Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reminding people that swimmer’s itch is a common hazard during warmer months in some of the lakes and slow-moving rivers and streams in Humboldt County.

Swimmer’s itch occurs when a s...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

Youth-focused week of events invites participants to ‘Blast Off to Wellness’

The Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration’s (HCTAYC) Youth Advisory Board will hold its third annual “Wellness Week.” Starting Monday, Sept. 14, local young people are invited to participate in a week of outer space-themed wellness events.
...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2015

Volunteer crossing guards needed for Lafayette Elementary School

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and the Lafayette Elementary School Parent Teacher Association are looking for volunteer crossing guards to help students safely get to and from school.

“Crossing guards help make sc...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

Schedule back-to-school vaccines now

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is urging parents to make sure their children’s vaccinations are up-to-date before school starts in the fall.

“Vaccinating is one of the most important things parents can do to protec...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2015

World Breastfeeding Week Fair at WIC

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS’s) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will host a Breastfeeding Fair on Friday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The event, which will be he...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Add vaccines to your college checklist

College-bound students, now is the time to make sure to get vaccinated before heading off to school.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends college students, especially those living in dormitories, get the following vaccinations if ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Sign up for free, family-friendly cooking, menu planning

Looking to enjoy some family-friendly, delicious fun? Join the Department of Health & Human Services for “Food, Fun and Family,” a six-class series designed to help families eat more healthy foods.

The free classes start Thursday, July 16 and will ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 23, 2015

Make septic tank maintenance a priority

Just as the oil must be changed on a regular basis to protect a car's engine, septic tank systems also require regular maintenance to promote system longevity and to protect the environment.

“Failing septic systems can cause nutrient-rich liquid waste ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Take precautions against ticks this season

As the weather gets warmer and summer starts, people spend more time outside gardening, hiking, biking and camping and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reminding people to protect themselves and their animals against...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

Blue-green algae warning issued

Environmental Health officials with the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) are issuing an early warning this year to recreational users of all bodies of fresh water to avoid contact with algae.

Historically, algae warnings...Read on...

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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Disability and Senior Expo event Friday

On Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health educators will be on hand to provide information about safe medication use at the ninth annual Disability and Senior Expo.

Hosted by Tri-Co...Read on...

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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Keep water recreation fun and safe

Whether rivers, lakes, the beach or pools, water recreation is a favorite summer pastime for many. The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health officials are reminding everyone it is important to put safety first whil...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2015

Keep Your Toddler Healthy with Up-to-Date Immunizations

In May, Humboldt County will join more than 2,000 U.S. communities for National Toddler Immunization Month to celebrate vaccination’s critical role in protecting children and underscore the importance of fully immunizing children against diseases like who...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

Low-cost rabies vaccines available

The Humboldt-Del Norte Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring low-cost canine rabies vaccination clinics throughout the county in May and June.

Dog vaccinations are $6 each. Other canine and feline vaccinations will be available. The cost of the...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

MHSA three-year plan ready for public comment

Starting May 8, community residents are invited to review and comment on the county’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) three-year plan.

The plan outlines the MHSA programs and expenditures through fiscal year 2016/17. The comment period will be open ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

Spring into health: Spring Seeds and Produce Giveaway

Several local organizations are joining forces to sponsor a “Spring Seeds and Produce Giveaway” on Wednesday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Fortuna Community Garden Project, the Department of Health & Human Services an...Read on...

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

May is Mental Health Month

“May is Mental Health Month” and the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is inviting the community to participate in events throughout the month.

Come down to Arts Alive in Old Town, Eureka on Saturday, May 2 and enjoy the “Reframe Your Br...Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Career Fair May 15

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services’ (DHHS) Employment Training Division invites job seekers to the 2015 Redwood Coast Career Fair. DHHS, along with its Job Market partners and the North Coast Employer Advisor Council, is hosting...Read on...

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Enjoy healthy foods during Fruit and Veggie Fest 2015

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and the Grocery Outlet will be teaming up to brighten the grocery shopping experience on Friday, May 1 with Fruit and Veggie Fest.

The annual, statewide event celebrates healthy eatin...Read on...

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Influenza death reported in Humboldt County

A Humboldt County woman who died this week has tested positive for Influenza. A second woman, seriously ill, has also tested positive for the virus.

The woman who died was in her 40s and in otherwise good health. The second patient is in her 50s with s...Read on...

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Gonorrhea rates up in Humboldt County

Gonorrhea is on the rise in Humboldt County and the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reminding people about the importance of getting tested.

Gonorrhea, which can be successfully treated if caught early, is one of the most common sex...Read on...

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Posted on: April 14, 2015

West Nile testing starts April 15

As the weather warms up, the mosquito population increases. Starting April 15, the West Nile Virus (WNV) Surveillance Program hotline will be up and running and people can call in to report dead birds and tree squirrels.

Last year, California had a re...Read on...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Free vegetable seeds available through DHHS’s Mobile Outreach

Looking for a way to add fresh, healthy produce to your diet? With spring in the air, the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is encouraging people to consider planting a garden.

“Gardening provides a great opportunity to spend time outsid...Read on...

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Local stores take recalled garlic powder off shelves

Five local stores have removed products manufactured with organic garlic powder from their shelves, following a voluntary recall from Frontier Co-op due to concerns of potential Salmonella contamination.

To date no illnesses have been associated with t...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2015

Revisions to sewage disposal ordinance, regulations underway

County residents looking to have input into the Humboldt County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Program are invited to attend a meeting in Scotia on the evening of April 1.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Environmental...Read on...

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Revisions to sewage disposal ordinance, regulations underway

County residents looking to have input into the Humboldt County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Program are invited to attend a meeting in Arcata on the evening of March 23.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Environmenta...Read on...

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Posted on: March 9, 2015

Nurse-Family Partnership Graduates 19 participants

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a program of the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, graduated 19 participants on Feb. 26. NFP is an evidence-based community health program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable mothers pregna...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2015

Vaccines for Preteens

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services reminds parents that vaccination is not just for infants, but teenagers also need immunization.

In an effort to raise awareness about vaccines, DHHS’s Public Health is joining agencies aroun...Read on...

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Posted on: January 30, 2015

Foster families urgently needed

The Department of Health & Human Services Foster Care program is experiencing an urgent need for emergency short-term foster homes in addition to an ongoing demand for long-term foster care families throughout Humboldt County.

“There are many circu...Read on...

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Posted on: January 14, 2015

DHHS, EPD launch Mobile Intervention and Services Team

Starting this month the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Mental Health staff has joined forces with officers from the Eureka Police Department (EPD) to coordinate in serving homeless people with severe mental illness.

...Read on...

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Posted on: January 9, 2015

Cervical health promoted

In a continued effort to reduce cervical cancer in women, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is promoting January’s nationwide designation as Cervical Health Awareness Month.

DHHS’s Public Health is joining communities...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Volunteers, Donations sought for Homeless Count

With the biennial Point-in-Time (PIT) count of homeless people coming up Jan. 28, the PIT committee is asking for assistance in recruiting volunteers and gathering donations.

During Jan. 28, volunteers will connect with homeless people around the commu...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Folic acid needed for pregnancy success

Jan. 4 through 10 is Folic Acid Awareness Week and public health officials are encouraging all women of childbearing age to make sure they include enough folic acid in their diet.

“Folic acid is a B-vitamin that is necessary for proper cell growth,” sa...Read on...

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Posted on: January 5, 2015

Wet weather test period opens

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Environmental Health Division, is announcing the opening of the wet weather test period for the evaluation of proposed individual on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS). The effect...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2014

Flu season likely to be severe.

Following new reports from the CDC regarding the anticipated severity of this flu season, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reminding residents about the importance of getting vaccinated.

On Dec. 12, the CDC issue...Read on...

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Posted on: December 12, 2014

Mobile Outreach hosting senior services event.

Seniors looking for access to services and resources can make one stop on Dec. 18, when the Department of Health & Human Services Mobile Outreach will host an event at the Arcata Community Center’s Senior Lunch Site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Represent...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2014

Covered California enrollment starts Nov. 15

Saturday, Nov. 15 marks the start of open enrollment in Covered California insurance plans. Under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, all state residents—even those with pre-existing conditions and those unable to afford medical coverage in the pas...Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2014

Veterans Day is every day at Veterans Service Office

Humboldt County will join the nation in celebrating Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. It’s an important opportunity to thank local vets for their service to the country.

For the Veterans Service Office (VSO) of the Department of Health & Human Serv...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

DHHS offers flu vaccines

The Department of Health and Human Services will begin offering flu vaccines Tuesday, Oct.14, at its Public Health clinic at 529 I St. in Eureka.

A flu vaccine is needed every year to maintain existing immunity because flu viruses are constantly chang...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2014

2015 HUD Notice Of Funding available to the Humboldt Housing & Homeless Coalition

The Humboldt Housing & Homeless Coalition (HHHC) is eligible for $731,963 in HUD funding in 2015 for programs providing services and housing to chronically homeless individuals.

This year, in addition to renewal projects and possible new projects ...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2014

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Conference raises awareness about helping moms with depression

Pregnancy and birth are usually happy events for families. However, 10 to 25 percent of all pregnant women and new mothers are affected by Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, (PMAD.) Several local agencies and organizations are joining forces to increas...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

2-1-1 Humboldt helps connect homeless to services.

Starting Oct. 1, homeless people in Humboldt County can make a single phone call to be connected with a range of critical services by dialing 2-1-1.

Previously, local people looking for assistance needed to call lists of agencies and organizations to t...Read on...

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Posted on: September 5, 2014

Health Advisory lifted for Cyanotoxins on Trinity

Officials from the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are lifting the health advisory for Kimtu Beach Park on the Trinity River after new results came in Friday, showing that toxins associated with blue-green algae are no longe...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

Take precautions against swimmer’s itch

With the continuing warmer temperatures, Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reminding people that swimmer’s itch is a common hazard during the warm summer months in some of the lakes, and slow-moving rivers and streams in Hu...Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2014

Groups collaborate on “Nutrition in the Garden” party

Several local agencies and organizations are joining forces to sponsor a “Nutrition in the Garden” party on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The event is sponsored by Food for People, the Department of Health and Human Services, U.C. Coopera...Read on...

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Posted on: August 26, 2014

Wellness Week Empowers Transition-Age Youth

Starting Monday, Sept. 15, local young people will be celebrating healthy living in a weeklong wellness event. The Humboldt County Transition-Age Youth Collaboration’s (HCTAYC) Youth Advisory Board will kick off its second annual “Wellness Week,” designed...Read on...

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Posted on: August 25, 2014

Back-to-school vaccines: It’s that time again.

With the new school year starting, the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services is urging parents to make sure their children’s vaccinations are up to date.

“Vaccines are the safest and most effective way to prevent illness,” said Ira Si...Read on...

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Posted on: August 20, 2014

Trinity tests positive for blue-green algae

Officials from the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) report that toxins associated with blue-green algae have been detected in the Trinity River. Health advisory signs are being posted, and confirmation testing is currently un...Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2014

Young adults: Vaccines needed before school starts

With classes at many colleges starting this month, college-bound students should add something very important to their “to-do” list before school: Go get recommended vaccines.

“In order to stay healthy, some vaccines are needed before you start colle...Read on...

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Posted on: July 30, 2014

Eureka city, county and nonprofit leaders work together to reduce homelessness.

City of Eureka and Humboldt County leaders met with representatives of the Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition (HHHC) on July 17 to hear about Eureka’s draft “Homelessness Policy Paper,” prepared as part of the city’s General Plan Update process.

T...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

HPV vaccine rates continue to lag, according to CDC report.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report (CDC) shows that many teenagers continue to go without vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted disease that can also lead to cancer.

HPV, the most common sexually tra...Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2014

Humboldt County bird tests positive for West Nile virus

West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in a raven submitted for testing from Humboldt County. This is the first WNV-positive bird reported in Humboldt County this year. A positive bird was confirmed in July 2013.

A total of 872 birds across the state...Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2014

CalFresh Forum unites community partners

Humboldt County’s participation in the CalFresh program has increased by a record 83 percent in the last six years.

In May 2008, 10,209 local people were enrolled in the federal food assistance program that helps low-income households put healthy food ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2014

Federal grant will benefit local youth.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Transition Age Youth (TAY) Division has received $30,926 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“This is very exciting as this is a new opportunity for DHHS to better s...Read on...

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

Blue-green algae warning issued

Officials with the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are warning recreational users of all fresh water bodies to avoid contact with algae this summer and early fall.

Low flows along several local rivers including the South...Read on...

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

Documentary focuses on ending stigma of mental illness

A screening of the documentary “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness” will take place on Thursday, July 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Winema Theater in Scotia.

The event is being hosted by the Department of Health and Human Servic...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2014

Low-cost shingles vaccine is available for eligible seniors.

Humboldt County seniors who want the shingles vaccine may be eligible for a reduced immunization fee through the Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program.

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Public Health staff members can help seniors apply...Read on...

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Posted on: July 9, 2014

Play it safe around water this summer.

Summertime finds tourists and locals alike at North Coast rivers and lakes, the ocean and swimming pools. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Public Health officials remind everyone it is important to put safety first while enjoying activities ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2014

Eureka Police Department and DHHS work together to support the mentally ill.

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Mental Health staff will soon be partnering with Eureka police officers as part of a new community outreach team to better serve severely mentally ill people who come to the attention of law enforcement.

T...Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

Help Humboldt County youth win national award.

Your vote can help the Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration (HCTAYC) win national recognition.
HCTAYC is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Transition Age Youth (TAY) Division. The TAY Division, which serves young a...Read on...

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Posted on: June 27, 2014

Take precautions against ticks

With summer just around the corner, families will be spending more time outdoors participating in activities such as hiking, biking, camping and gardening.
While enjoying warmer weather and natural settings, people are reminded to guard themselves — a...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2014

National WIC program marks its 40th year

The Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) has been helping low-income pregnant women, new mothers and young children across the country to eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy for the past 40 years.
The federally funded program provides f...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2014

DHHS helps ensure water well safety

Consuming enough water each day is important for a person’s health. To meet their fluid needs, most Americans will turn on the faucet and tap into the public water system or grab some bottled water off the shelf. More than 15 million U.S. households, howe...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2014

Board of Supervisors proclaims May as ‘Foster Parent Appreciation Month’

Foster parents throughout Humboldt County were honored today by the Board of Supervisors for their dedication to helping local children and youth.

Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg read a proclamation at this morning’s board meeting recognizing M...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2014

Measles case confirmed in Humboldt County

Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services announced today that a man admitted to a local hospital earlier this week has tested positive for measles.

The man, whose name and other identifying information will not be released, had recent...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2014

DHHS employee honored at national behavioral health conference

A peer support specialist with the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Transition Age Youth Division was honored May 6 in Washington, D.C., by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Qaiel Peltier, 23, was re...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2014

Pet owners urged to vaccinate animals against rabies

The Humboldt-Del Norte Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring low-cost canine rabies vaccination clinics throughout the county in May and June.

Dog vaccinations are $6 each. Other canine and feline vaccinations will be available. The cost of the...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2014

Fruit and Veggie Fest focuses on healthy eating

Food, fitness and fun are planned for the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention program’s Fruit and Veggie Fest to take place Friday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grocery Outlet, 625 Commercial St. in ...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2014

HUD grants help local homeless assistance programs

Eight Humboldt County homeless assistance programs have received federal funding totaling more than $647,000 to help keep people off the streets.
The funds are part of $1.56 billion in Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance grants awarded in April by the ...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2014

CAST open house to celebrate 18 years of community service

Humboldt County’s Child Abuse Services Team (CAST), which works to protect young victims of abuse, will hold an open house on Tuesday, April 29, at its Eureka office.

The public is invited to meet members of the team — which consists of personnel from ...Read on...


Posted on: December 2, 2016

Jury Convicts Blaine Martin of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

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December 2, 2016

On December 1, 2016, a jury convicted 24-year-old Blaine Richard Martin of Trinidad of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Possession of Ammunition, charges s...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

DA Perspective on Potential Threat to Public Safety at Fortuna High

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November 16, 2016

This press release provides current information from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s perspective on the potential threat to public safety at...Read on...

Posted on: November 1, 2016

Thomas Lusk Pleads Guilty to Two Violent Sexual Offenses

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November 1, 2016

Thirty-five-year-old Thomas Leonard Lusk, II, pled guilty today to two violent sex offenses: assault with intent to commit rape or forced oral copula...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

DA Fleming Completes Review of Officer Involved Shooting of May 17, 2016

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October 28, 2016

The District Attorney has completed her review of the officer-involved shooting on May 17, 2016 adjacent to the Shell gas station at 14th and G stree...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2016

Jury Finds Destry Girard Guilty of Five Counts Including Felony Resisting an Officer

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October 17, 2016

Today a Humboldt County jury found 43-year-old Destry Beargrease Girard guilty of felony Resisting an Officer and four misdemeanors: Driving Under th...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2016

JURY FINDS 42-YEAR-OLD SEAN BLACKMON GUILTY

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October 3, 2016

Today District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that on Friday, September 30, 2016, a jury found 42-year-old Sean Blackmon guilty of two counts of kid...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Ervin Sweat Found Guilty of Felonious Evasion of Police Officer

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September 28, 2016

Today, Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that after a six-day jury trial before Judge Marilyn Miles, jurors convicted Ten...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

DA Fleming Announces Hiring of New Deputy District Attorney

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September 12, 2016

Today, Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced the hiring of Deputy District Attorney Luke Bernthal. Mr. Bernthal, a graduate o...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2016

Jury Finds Dylan Collins Guilty of Felony DUI Crimes

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September 8, 2016

After a six-day jury trial before Judge John Feeney, jurors convicted Dylan Koski Collins, 44 of Morro Bay, of driving under the influence causing i...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Review Completed in Officer-Involved Shooting

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September 7, 2016

Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming has completed her review of the investigation into the law enforcement officer-involved shooting th...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2016

Earl Orr pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm

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August 26, 2016

District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced this afternoon that Earl Orr (60), pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm for the death ...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Samuel Hawken Sentenced To 7-Year Prison Term

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AUGUST 16, 2016

On July 1, 2016, Samuel Hawken, 32 years old of Crescent City, pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and to assault with force likely to cause great bo...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2016

Former Assistant Court Manager pleds guilty to embezzlement

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August 5, 2016

District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced today that Socorro Cervantes was sentenced to serve 365 days in jail and, five years of felony probation, and ...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

July 28th Felony Sentencing

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July 28, 2016

Kailan Meserve was sentenced today after being found guilty earlier this year of 15 felony charges: three counts of forcible rape, six counts of forcib...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Joshua Keyes Sentenced to 9 Years and 4 Months in Prison

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July 19, 2016

District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced today (July 19, 2016) that Joshua Keyes, 34, of Eureka, pled guilty to one count of attempted robbery, one co...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2016

Derek Payton Sentenced to 11 Years for Voluntary Manslaughter and Assault

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July 13, 2016

Today, Derek Charles Payton was sentenced to eleven years in prison for voluntary manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon for crimes he committed ...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

Jury Finds Tays Salazar Guilty of Robbery

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July 1, 2016

District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced today the results of a jury trial just concluded.

On July 1, 2016, a Humboldt County jury found Tays E. ...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Carley Palsson Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter

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June 8, 2016

District Attorney Maggie Fleming reports that on June 7, 2016 19-year-old Carley Palsson having pled guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter and failure ...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Jury Finds Charles Kesselring Guilty of Multiple Felonies

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June 8, 2016

Today a Humboldt County jury found Charles Kesselring IV guilty of carjacking, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, theft of a vehicle and evading an o...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

DA Fleming Announces Hiring of New Deputy District Attorney

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June 6, 2016

Today, Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced the hiring of Deputy District Attorney Carolyn Schaffer. Ms. Schaffer, a graduate of U...Read on...


Posted on: July 5, 2016

Election Results - Election Reports

Election Results - Final Cumulative Report and Official Canvass Report have been published

Final Cumulative and Official Canvass

Posted on: December 8, 2016

Humboldt County Road Conditions updates Dec. 8

Bald Hills Road carry chains

Titlow Hill Road chains are required due to ice

Bair Road should be open in the next 30 minutes

Southern Humboldt no restrictions today.

Posted on: December 8, 2016

Road closure

Bair Road is closed 9 miles from Hoopa due to a stuck Big Rig

Posted on: November 23, 2016

Road conditions update Nov. 23

Cannibal Island Road is posted flooded

Coffee Creek Road is closed due to flooding

Titlow Hill Road has 6” new snow, the road is open to the towers.  2 wheel drive vehicles, chains are required.  4 wheel drive vehicles carry chains.

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Upcoming Temporary Road Closure

NOTICE OF UPCOMING TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE FOR
Ishi Pishi Road At Post Mile 5.20

The temporary road closure is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 3 and Friday, Nov. 4 while a culvert is replaced. Ishi Pishi Road will be closed from 7 am to 5 pm.

If you...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2016

Road Conditions Update 04/13/16

Posted on: March 5, 2015

Humboldt Road Conditions Update - 03/05/15

Road Conditions Updated

Humboldt Road conditions update.
Posted on: February 9, 2015

Feb. 9 Road Conditions Updates

Meridian, Port Kenyon and Dillon closed, other area roads flooded
Hookton Road flooding at Eel River DriveJacoby Creek, Graham Road and Berta Road are posted flooded
Alderpoint Road at Circle Bar post mile 36.98 is open to small vehicles onlyWilder ...Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2015

Feb. 6 Afternoon Road Closure Updates

Port Kenyon closed due to flooding California to Market
Anderson Lane in Trinidad closed due to a tree and phone lines downMeridian, Port Kenyon, Rose and Dillon closed other area roads flooded
Hookton Road closed due to flooding at Eel River DriveP...Read on...

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Posted on: December 17, 2014

Redwood Drive to close Dec. 24

County Public Works will be closing Redwood Drive on December 24 from 8:00 am -Noon between Renner and Evergreen to work on the bluffs.

Posted on: December 4, 2014

Redwood Drive Still Closed

Redwood Drive is still closed between Dean Creek and Redway due to power and phone lines down in the roadway. PG&E was unable to give a time to reopen. We will keep you updated via the county website, on twitter @HumCoOES and @HumCoGov and of Facebook...Read more »

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Posted on: February 24, 2015

Humboldt Road Conditions Update - 02/24/15

Road Conditions Updated

Humboldt Road conditions update.
Posted on: September 16, 2014

Humboldt Road Conditions Update - 9-16-14

Redwood Drive is open between Evergreen and the Renner station. It will not be closed tomorrow.

Humboldt Road conditions update.
Posted on: September 9, 2014

Humboldt Road Conditions Update - 9-9-14

Road Conditions Updated

Humboldt Road conditions update.

Posted on: December 8, 2016

Animal Shelter Open House 2016

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office cordially invites you to attend the 12th Annual Humboldt County Animal Shelter Open House!  Come and join us for an afternoon of fun and help support the animals on Saturday, December 10th, from 12 p...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Vehicle Pursuit Arrest - Case 201606021

On Monday, December 5, 2016 at approximately 5:10 p.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff observed a black Ford pickup truck stopped at the intersection of Simpson Rd and Lincoln Ave in Fairhaven.  The deputy request a records check on the vehicle,...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Drug Task Force Traffic Stop

     On 12-05-16 at about 1545 hours a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Herrick Avenue and Elk River Road in Eureka.  During the traffic stop the de...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Attempted Murder - Case 201605991

On Saturday, December 3, 2016 at approximately 6:30 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to Denny’s Restaurant on Anna Sparks Way in McKinleyville for a report of a possible assault victim.  Medical personnel were on sce...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Found Stimulant - Case 201605965

On Friday, December 2, 2016 at approximately 8:30 a.m. an anonymous person turned in a bag containing suspected methamphetamine to the Garberville Substation. The bag was found at the Patriot Gas Station in Cooks Valley.  No information was locat...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Missing Person - Case 201605831

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at approximately 4:10 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing male subject.  The reporting party stated her son, 47 year old Mitchell Hernandez, had not been seen or heard...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Search and Rescue - Case 201605909

On Sunday, November 27, 2016 at about 11:25 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a woman stuck in a fifth wheel trailer that was snowed in approximately 30 miles out on Route 1.  The rescuee had been in the tra...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Child Abduction Update - Case 201605882

Update (11/30/16):

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at about 10:50 p.m. Anthony Lux met with Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies to return his daughter, Allison Shirey.  Lux spoke with Investigators and stated he had received advice that the...

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Posted on: November 25, 2016

Homicide - Case 201605857

On November 25, 2016 at approximately 3:05 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a disturbance at a residence on lower Cal Pac Rd in the Hoopa Valley.  Deputies and Medical personnel arrived on scene and l...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Search and Rescue - Case 201605814

Date:  November 23, 2016                                             From: Lieutenant Mike Fridley 

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Attempted Murder Arrest - Case 201605787

Daniel Keith Pratt

On Monday, November 21, 2016 at about 11:30 a.m. the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department received a report of shots fired at a vehicle on Bair Rd in Hoopa.  HVTPD Officers spoke with the male victim.  The male victim stated he was sitt...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Armed Robbery - Case 201605755

On Friday, November 18, 2016 at about 7:30 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to a residence on Upper Ranch Rd in Willow Creek for a report of a home invasion robbery. The reporting party told Deputies two unknown suspects entered the reside...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

Missing Person - Case 201605731

Brian Paul Hutchinson

On Thursday, November 17, 2016 at about 2:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a missing person report. The reporting party stated Brian Paul Hutchinson (36), left their residence in Eureka on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at about 1 p.m....Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

Armed Robbery - Case 201605732

Aubrey Emiko Ross

On Thursday, November 17, 2016 at about 4:07 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the Cher-Ae Heights Casino in Trinidad for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Witnesses reported that a male suspect dressed in all black ent...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

Attempted Narcotics Smuggling - Case 201605537

On Tuesday November 1, 2016 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office added another level of drug detection within the Humboldt County Correctional Facility with the VeroVision Mail Screener. The Vero Vision Mail Screener detects drugs concealed within the in...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

Stolen Vehicle Recovery - Case 201605694

Winkle Edward White

On Monday, November 14, 2016 at about 3:55 p.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff observed a white Chevrolet pickup truck without a front license plate parked on Singley Rd in Loleta. The deputy contacted the two occupants in the vehicle and identified th...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Armed Robbery - Case 201605681

On Sunday, November 13, 2016 at about 9:00 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to the Benbow Inn in Garberville for a report of an armed robbery that just occurred. The clerk told deputies an unknown suspect entered the business, brandished a...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2016

Wanted Person Arrest - Case 201605628 & 201604179

On Thursday, November 10, 2016 at about 3:00 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the Moonstone Beach parking area for a possible sighting of wanted person Ry Taylor Landen (age 25) with a red, white and blue motorcycle. Landen is wanted by ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Domestic Violence/Robbery - Case 201605587

Pearson Wallace-Hoyt

On 11/09/2016 at 1:50 p.m., three Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were conducting routine foot patrols in downtown Garberville. In the 800 block of Redwood Drive, one of the Deputies recognized Pearson Wallace-Hoyt (age 31). Wallace-Hoyt was i...Read on...

Posted on: November 8, 2016

Armed Robbery - Case 201605598

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at about 2:18 a.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to the 76 Station on the 2600 block of Central Ave in McKinleyville for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. The clerk told deputies an unknown suspect entered th...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2016

Warrant Arrest - Case 201605552

Marty Paul Pack

On Friday, November 4, 2016 at about 3 p.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to the 100 block of Rouss Ct. in Blue Lake for a report of a suspicious male concealing a firearm in a bush. A firearm was located and collected by deputies. No suspect was l...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2016

Body Scanner Saves Inmate's Life

On Saturday, October 29, 2016 an inmate was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on a local warrant. Due to the inmate’s prior history of smuggling drugs into the facility, the on duty Supervisor advised his staff to run the inmate throug...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

Felony Animal Cruelty - Case 201605430

On Friday, October 28, 2016 at about 9:30 p.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff responded to the area of the Fernbridge River Bar for a report of a possible dog in a box. The reporting party directed a deputy to a green plastic container near the river b...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Trinity River Station Grand Opening

Trinity River Station Grand Opening

The Trinity River Sheriff’s Station in Willow Creek is now open! A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 and members of the public were given a tour of the new facility. Among those in attendance included Undersheriff William H...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Narcotics Arrest - Case 201605521

On 11/02/2016 at 3:10 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies conducted a probation search at a residence in the 900 block of Locust Street, Garberville. The search was in response to ongoing complaints of suspected narcotics activity at this res...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Vandalism - Case 201605491

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at about 11:30 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a report of vandalism at the Calvary Community Church, on Depot Rd., in Fields Landing.

The Sheriff’s Office investigated the report and discovered extensive graffiti to th...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Assault Arrest - Case 201605481

Scott Joseph Crane

On Monday, October 31, 2016 at about 6:30 p.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to a report of an assault and battery that just occurred at the gazebo area on the 1500 block of City Center Rd in McKinleyville. Deputies spoke with two male victims and o...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2016

Attempted Homicide - Case 201605443

Errica Stevens

October 31, 2016:

The 21 year old female victim of the attempted homicide is in stable condition. The victim sustained several injuries from the attack, and has been released from the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

Previous (10/29/1...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Found Human Remains - Case 201605455

On Sunday, October 30, 2016 at about 7:14 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of human remains found across from the entrance to Camp Raven Cliff between Redwood Drive and the Eel River. It was reported the human remains were fou...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Assault - Case 201605457

On Sunday, October 30, 2016 at about 6:30 p.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to the 1500 block of City Center Rd in McKinleyville for a report of a physical altercation in progress. Upon arrival, Deputies observed a male lying face down and bystande...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Arson Investigation - Case 201605372

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, Humboldt County Deputies were dispatched to the 1500 block of Betty Ct, where the Big Lagoon Rancheria’s Gym had once stood. Deputies met with Arcata Fire District Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be “human ...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Officer Involved Shooting - Case 201605403

Eric Matilton

On Thursday, October 27, 2016 at about 3:30 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to Hwy 96 near Boozer Ln. in Hoopa for a report of a subject having some type of mental issue and shooting from his residence.
Upon arrival, deputies atte...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

New Measure Z Deputy Position in Garberville

Deputy Foy Melendy

Sheriff Downey is pleased to announce a new Measure Z deputy position assigned to the Garberville Station! This new deputy position is in addition to the regular assigned deputies for the Garberville Station, and is not filling a vacancy. The deputy ass...Read on...

Posted on: October 25, 2016

Bank Robbery - Case 201605351

picture of suspect

On Monday, October 24, 2016 at about 4:30 p.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to Umpqua Bank on Central Ave in McKinleyville for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. Witnesses stated the suspect entered the bank, walked up to a bank teller a...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2016

Marijuana Eradication - Case 201605245

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at about 9:30 a.m., Humboldt County Deputies along with personnel from Humboldt County Code Enforcement served a Code Enforcement warrant on Cedarwood Court in Shelter Cove, CA.

Upon arrival, deputies located 282 growin...Read on...

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

Home Invasion Robbery - Case 201605279

On Thursday, October 20, 2016 at about 1:27 p.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to a residence on Hwy 101 in Orick for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. When Deputies arrived on scene they spoke with a female victim. The female victim tol...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2016

SWAP's Indoor Pumpkin Patch - 10/20/2016

Recently, the Yurok Tribe Head Start Program in Eureka had to cancel their field trip to a local pumpkin patch due to the recent storms. A local feed store and the Sheriffs Work Alternative Program coordinator heard of this and decided to make an indoor ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Traffic Stop - Case 201605260

seized firearms, ammunition, narcotics, and marijuana

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at about 8:25 p.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff and his K-9 conducted a traffic stop on Trinity Acres Rd in Willow Creek. When the vehicle stopped, the driver took off on foot. The Deputy along with his K-9, contacted ...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Marijuana Arrests - Cases 201605182 & 201605186

On Saturday, October 15, 2016 Humboldt County Drug Task Force (DTF) Agents, along with California Fish and Wildlife (F&W) Wardens conducted enforcement operations on USFS Route 1 in Humboldt County.

A F&W Warden conducted a traffic stop on a v...Read on...

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Crime Suppression Sweep - 10/17/2016

On Monday, October 17th, 2016, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Deputies conducted a crime suppression sweep at various locations throughout the county, where there have been repeated calls for service and/or complaints from neighbors about suspect...Read on...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Vehicle Pursuit - Suspect Arrested - Case 201605132

Jesse Lee Surbrugg

On 10-12-2016 at 3:40 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant was patrolling in the 3100 block of Redwood Drive, Redway. The Sergeant observed a black Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven by Jesse Lee Surbrugg (age 37). The Sergeant knew tha...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Animal Shelter Emergency Medical Funds

Ricky the white heeler mix dog

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the people who donated to help Ricky get much needed surgery. Ricky underwent surgery and is now recovering with a foster family. He looks great and is recovering nicely.

If you are interested in fost...Read on...

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

Homicide Investigation - Case 201605035

The decedent from the stabbing homicide in Weott has been identified as 23 year old Jordan Dennis Antonsen, of Weott.

Previous:

On Friday, October 7, 2016 at about 10:39 p.m. Humboldt County Deputies received a report of a disturbance at a residence...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2016

Shooting - Case 201604226

Shawn Eugene Hof Jr

Reward Raised to $20,000 for Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of Shawn Eugene Hof Jr., Suspected of Attempting to Shoot a CDFW Wildlife Officer

The California Wildlife Officers Foundation, California Waterfowl Association, The Humane So...Read on...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Death Investigation - Case 201605009

On Thursday, October 6, 2016 at about 1:20 p.m. the Humboldt County Deputies and Coroners responded to Brannon Mountain Rd in Willow Creek for report of a possible logging accident. Deputies met with members of the Willow Creek Volunteer Fire Department,...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2016

Home Invasion Robbery - Case 201604475

Micah Tafari Keyes-Anderson

Update 10/06/2016 (Sgt. J. Taylor):

On 09/27/2016, at approximately 11:40 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Sergeant conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Redway resident, Micah Tafari Keyes-Anderson (age 23), in the 400 block of Briceland Ro...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Stolen Property Recovered - Case 201604995

On Thursday, October 6, 2016, at about 12:37 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s responded to Bear Paws Way, Loleta, for a report of stolen property. Deputies met with a male victim who told deputies he met two women earlier in the evening and invited ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Homeless Camp Operation - Southern Humboldt 9/29/2016

On Thursday, September 29, 2016, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office conducted a one-day operation in Southern Humboldt homeless camps. This operation was in response to ongoing trespass camps that surround the Garberville and Redway areas. Also joinin...Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Public Service Announcement - IRS Phone Scam

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports from the public reporting a phone scam. The suspects are telling the potential victims they are an agent with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the US Treasury and they owe the IRS mon...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2016

Vehicle Burglary - Case 201604179

white male wearing a dark shirt

On August 17, 2016 a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff patrolling the area of Trinidad was approached by two victims wanting to report a vehicle burglary. The male victim told the deputy his vehicle had been broken into while they were hiking near the Trini...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Bridgeville Resident Deputy

deputy filippini

Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce Deputy Ben Filippini has been selected to fill the vacant Resident Deputy position for the Bridgeville Community.

Deputy Filippini is a life-long resident of Humboldt County, having been born in Fortuna and...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

DA's Office Arrest

Marcia Maelinda Kitchen

On behalf of the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is providing the following information in regards to the arrest of Marcia Maelinda Kitchen, dob 8/27/1977, from Fortuna. On Wednesday, September 14th Kitche...Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2016

Double Homicide - Case 201604450

Update (9/12/16):

The two decedents from the Hyampom homicide have been positively identified as Michael David Sims, 47 years old from Samoa, Ca, and Lawrence O’Connor, 56 years old from Eureka, Ca. Autopsies have been performed and revealed the cause...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Employee Earns 911 Certification

Morgan Schlesiger

Morgan Schlesiger, Senior Dispatcher with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office recently received certification as an Emergency Number Professional, ENP, by the National Emergency Number Association, NENA.

To be certified, Schlesiger met eligibility req...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Attempted Escape - Case 201604544

Justin Patrick

On September 9, 2016 Humboldt County Correctional Facility inmate Justin Patrick appeared in the Humboldt County Superior Court before honorable Judge Hinrichs. Twenty six year old Patrick is currently in custody for assault with intent to rape, false im...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Homicide Investigation - Case 201604554

On Friday, September 9, 2016 at about 9:00 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a residence on Shoemaker Rd in Hoopa for a report of a physical altercation. Emergency medical personnel were first to arrive on scene and located an unresponsiv...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Felony Assault - Case 201604495

Zachary Brown

On 09-07-2016 at 5:38 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communication Center received a report of an assault that had just occurred at the Garberville Town Square. It was reported that a victim was brutally attacked and the suspects ha...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Shooting - Case 201604099

Update (9/6/16):

On Monday, September 5, 2016 the victim from the armed robbery shooting passed away. The victim has been identified as 44 year old Dana Hudson. Hudson died from multiple complications from gunshot wounds.

This case is now being in...Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2016

Shooting Investigation - Case 201604425

On Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 0000 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call reporting a gun shot victim in the 1000 Block of Azalea Avenue in Mckinleyville. Deputies arrived on scene and found a male subject with multiple g...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2016

Death Investigation - Case 201604372

Update (9/1/16):

The decedent in this case has been positively identified as 26 year old Joshua Deyo of Wisconsin. An autopsy has been scheduled for Saturday, September 3rd.

The investigation is ongoing.

Previous (8/31/16):

On Tuesday, Augu...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Transportation of Marijuana - Case 201604318

Update (8/31/16):

On 08-29-2016, Sheriff’s Deputies were following up on the activity of Peter Blizzard and Jacob Silverman prior to their arrests. During their investigation, Deputies learned that both subjects rented a room at a motel located in the...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Swearing In Ceremony - August 29, 2016

Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in for five new Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office employees. The new employees and their positions are as follows:

1. Katrina Gutierrez – Correctional Cook
2. Roque Flores – Correctional Deputy...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Search Warrant - Case 201603973

On Friday, August 26, 2016 at about 9 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agent, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (F&W) officers, members of the California State Water Board (CSWB), and a member of the Hum...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Shots Fired/Barricaded Subject - Case 201604167

The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) investigation continues for the August 18th officer involved shooting that took place at 1770 Sutter Rd in McKinleyville.

The investigation has determined the deputies who fired at the armed suspect, David All...Read on...

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Missing Person - Case 201604292

Aaron Kaloustian

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 5:39 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a missing person report regarding 43 year old Aaron Arakael Kaloustian. Kaloustian was reported to have moved to Humboldt County from Pennsylvania in July to work in...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

Ramey Warrant Arrest - Case 201503461

Raymond Earl Preschern

On July 6, 2016 Raymond Earl Preschern was arrested by the Portland Bureau of Police in Oregon on a Humboldt County Superior Court Ramey warrant for the murder of Khanh Lam. Preschern was extradited and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facili...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Wanted Fugitive - Case 201604190

Marcus Allen Asbury

On 08/18/2016 at 10:09 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant contacted illegal campers at a site in the wooded area near 987 Redwood Drive, Garberville.

The Sergeant contacted two subjects who were found to be trespassing on private propert...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Homicide - Case 201604171

The decedent in this case has been identified as 52 year old Stephanie Faye Gawboy of Redway, Ca.

Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating this incident as a homicide. Anyone with information in regards to this case is encouraged to call Detective Jen...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2016

Homicide Investigation - Case 201604001

8/16/2016:

On Saturday, August 13, 2016 an autopsy was performed on decedent Brials McCutcheon. The autopsy report confirmed Brials died from a gunshot wound.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public in solving this homicid...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Resisting Arrest - Case 201604152

Travis Lee Morgan Jr

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 1:24 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs observed wanted felon Travis Lee Morgan Jr. riding a bicycle without bicycle lights on Myrtle Ave near Spear St in Eureka. Deputies attempted to stop Morgan but Morgan resisted Depu...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Robbery - Case 201604092

On 08-12-2016 at 6:50 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a residence located in the 2700 block of Bolier Avenue, McKinleyville, regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred. Deputies contact the 37 year old male victim, who r...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Narcotics Arrest - DTF Case

Drug Task Force symbol.jpg

On Friday August 12, 2106 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant on Greta Lane in the town of Briceland.
During the service of the search warrant Agents located 142 grams of heroin, 212 grams of ...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Shooting - Case 201604044

Patrick Michael Harris

8/15/2016 Update

On Saturday, 08-13-2016 Patrick Harris was released from the hospital. Harris was then booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Harris’s bail was set at $500,000 dollars.

Previous (08/10/16):

On 08-09-2016 at 5:28 p...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Marijuana Investigation - Case 201604039

On Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assisted by Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) eradicated several open field marijuana gardens located in the Blocksburg area.
Prior to yesterday’s marijuana eradications...Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Narcotics Arrest / Resisting Arrest - Case 201604024

On 08-08-2016 at 2:12 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assigned to the Garberville Station conducted a probation search at a residence located in the 900 block of Locust Street, Garberville. Deputies had received numerous complaints from c...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Investigation - Case 201603963

On 08-04-2016 at 4:40 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a citizen, who lived in the 8900 block of Homestead Road, Blocksburg. The citizen reported that he was robbed at gunpoint by a female and male subject on his property. ...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Theft - Case 201603697

Rau, Joshua

8/2/16:

On 07-20-16 Deputies responded to a residential burglary on Timmons Lane in Fieldbrook. Through continued investigation and follow up, Joshua Rau (35 years old) was identified as a suspect. Deputies obtained a search warrant for Rau’s residen...Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Logging Accident - Case 201603900

On 08/01/2016 at about 9:30 a.m. a tree faller working in an active logging operation was accidently killed when the tree fell in an unexpected direction. The tree faller was struck by the tree resulting in his sudden death. The logging operation was in t...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2016

Aircraft Accident - Case 201603868

8/1/16:

The victims of the tragic airplane accident have been identified by the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office as:

1. Larry Mills age 54.
2. Deborah Kroon age 49.3. Michelle Tarwater age 30.
4. April Rodriquez age 35.

April Rodriquez was ...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Attempted Homicide - Case 201603835

On July 28, 2016 at 4:10 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a home invasion robbery/attempted homicide that occurred in the 1600 block of Tompkins Hill Road, Loleta. When deputies arrived on scene they contacted two male victims, ...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

Robbery - Case 201603821

John Walter Wilson

On Wednesday, July 27 2016 at about 3:23 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Tri-Counties Bank at 1630 Central Ave. in Mckinleyville for a robbery just occurred. Bank employee’s reported a male subject wearing a black...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

Marijuana Investigation - Case 201603794

On 07-26-2016 at 9:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Services, Cal-Fire, Humboldt County Code Enforcement, C...Read on...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Case 201603786

Charles Wayne Uber

On 07-25-16 at 7:45 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the river bar area of the Eel River at the end of East Ferry Road in Ferndale for a report of an interrupted burglary to a vehicle with shots fired.

The 40 year old male v...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Attempted Homicide - Case 201603512

Cody Lee Meyers

On 07-13-2016 at about 6:35 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, along with California Highway Patrol Officers, received information that Cody Meyers may be behind the Hoopa Mini Mart in Hoopa hiding in the brush.

Officers immediately responded a...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2016

Arrest - Case 201603464

Dustin James Daher

On Friday, 07-08-2016 at 7:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the Arcata Police Department assisted the Humboldt County Drug Task Force with a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant at a residence located in the 800 block of Wiley Cou...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2016

Swearing In Ceremony - July 7, 2016

Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Officers Hostler and Yanez

Sheriff Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in of two Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Officers, Angel Yanez and Blake Hostler. The swearing in of these Officers is part of the memorandum of understanding between the Sheriff’s Office and the Hoopa Valle...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

Warrant Arrest - Case 201603429

Tracy Luis Furtado

On Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at approximately 9 p.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff noticed a suspicious person riding a bicycle past their location on Cliff Ave and Bird Ave in McKinleyville. The Deputy recognized the rider as 50 year old Tracy Luis Fur...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2016

Trespass Marijuana Grow - Case 201603359

Update (7/11/2016):

On Thursday, 07-07-2016 and Friday, 07-08-2016 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) along with CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) personnel, and Fish & Wildlife (F&W) Officers conducted a ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Marijuana Search Warrant - Case 201603332

On Thursday, June 30, 2016 at about 5:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on the 1200 block of Vernon Street in Eureka, CA for suspected butane honey oil (BHO) lab and a marijuana grow. The Humboldt County Drug Enforcemen...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Arrest in Jail - Case 201603347

On Friday, July 1, 2016, at about 6 a.m. a Humboldt County Correctional Deputy was booking in 55 year old Sheila Karen Sudbeck, AKA Eacret. to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility when a baggie fell out of Sudbeck’s intimate clothing. Sudbeck submit...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Bomb Threat - 201603340

On Thursday, June 30, 2016, at about 9:15 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs received a report from the Federal National Veterans Crisis Line (FNVCL) of someone calling in a bomb threat to Planned Parenthood in Eureka. The FNVCL gave Deputies the phone...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2016

MIST Excursion - 6/28/2016

I had the privilege of riding with two Deputy Sheriffs and a team from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in search of homeless people on Tuesday, June 28th. This event was inspired by the Eureka Police Department’s MIST (Mobile Intervent...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Fireworks and Pet Safety

The July 4th holiday is almost here and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter would like to remind pet owners of the dangers associated with those festivities and animals. Every 4th of July holiday brings loud noises and disturbing activitie...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Missing Person - Case 201603302

At 9:20 this morning, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased person in the area of Hiller Road and Ocean Drive, McKinleyville. The Coast Guard helicopter retrieved the body and brought it to the Mad River Boat Ramp. The deceased person was...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Robbery Arrest - Case 201603287

Marcus Lee Hills

On Monday, June 27, 2016, at about 5 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 3700 block of F Street, Eureka, CA, for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, Deputies met with a 21 year old male victim. The victim told Deputies he was parked i...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Narcotics Arrest - Case 201603248

On Friday, June 24, 2016, Agents with the Drug Enforcement Unit and Humboldt County Drug Task Force were conducting proactive narcotics enforcement in the Eel River Valley area of Humboldt County. At about 7:45 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriffs Dispatch...Read on...

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Warrant Arrest - Case 201602348

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at about 2:35 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a residence on the 2000 block of Peninsula Drive, Manila, CA. Deputies met with a 63 year old male. The victim stated his locked storage shed was broken into somet...Read on...

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

Marijuana Arrests - Case 201603005

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 7:30 a.m. Members of the Humboldt County Drug Enforcement Unit, and County Code Enforcement served a search warrant on a residence in the 2100 block of Table Bluff Road, Loleta, CA.

Upon Service of the Search Warrant, ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Swearing In Ceremony - June 20, 2016

Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in of eight new Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office employees and eight promotions. The new employees and their positions are:

1. Hannah Schwend – Animal Shelter and Kennel Attendant
2. Matthew Arn...Read on...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Home Invasion - Case 201603100

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, at about 4:30 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 2500 block of Park Street in Fairhaven in regards to a home invasion robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with a 90 year old male vict...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2016

Shots Fired - Case 201603068

Update:

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, at about 3 p.m. suspect Colt Tuel, accompanied by a family member, arrived at the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office to turn himself in. Colt Tuel met with deputies and was taken to the Humboldt County Correctional Fa...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Missing Person - Case 201603059

Dustin Morgan McCutcheon

Update:

On Friday, June 17, 2016, at about 6 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a citizen who observed missing person Dustin Morgan McCutcheon at a bar in Eureka. The Eureka Police Department contacted McCutcheon at the b...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Domestic Violence Arrest - Case 201603035

Isiah Martin Beacham

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at about 10 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance at a residence on the 2200 block of Fern Street in Eureka. It was reported to deputies a male had assaulted a female and had fled the re...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Criminal Threats - 201603029

On Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at about 9:50 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 3600 block of Old Arcata Rd for a call of a male brandishing a firearm. Upon arrival, deputies met with three adult female victims and one male juvenile victim...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Home Invasion Robbery - Case 201602918

On Thursday, June 9, 2016 at about 8:30 a.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 1900 block of Myrtle Avenue in Eureka for a report of a home invasion robbery. Upon arrival, deputies met with a 58 year old male victim. The victim told depu...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Rescue - CFS 061116-93

On Saturday, June 11, 2016 at about 2 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s responded to the Tish Tang Campground for a report of a subject stuck on a rock in the middle of the river. The Hoopa Valley Tribal Police boat and medical personnel arrived on ...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2016

Assault - Case 201602937

Michael S Smith

Update:

Michael Shawn Smith – age 40 was located by the Fortuna Police Department in Fortuna on 06/10/2016 at about 4:00 PM. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and arrested Smith for attempted murder and domestic violence. S...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Drug Task Force Case HC16-041

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On June 9th, 2016 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshal Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant at a motel located in the 900 block of Redwood Dr...Read on...

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Posted on: June 9, 2016

Public Service Announcement - Emergency Alert Notification

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Office of Emergency Services strongly encourage all residents to register for the county’s public mass notification system, VESTA Alert. Alerts may be sent about developing or existing emergency conditions, includ...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

Marijuana Arrest - Case 201602908

Todd David Athey

Date: 6/9/2016 From: CSO S. Zorrilla-Mendoza
(707) 268-3602

Subject: Marijuana Arrest Case: 201602908

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at about 2:30 p.m., the Humboldt County S...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Investigation - Case 201602758

Roy Alan Gibbs

On Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at about 5:19 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to Blue Lake Elementary School to assist Child Welfare Services (CWS), with reported sexual assault case. CWS created a safety plan for the victim and the victim ...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Wanted Person Arrest - Case 201602843

Michael Lee Russell

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, at about 10 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to Bear River Casino in Loleta to a report of wanted felon, 29 year old Michael Lee Russell, currently at the casino. Upon arrival, deputies contacted Russell inside the...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Drowning - Case 201602845

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, at about 1:40 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible drowning in the Eel River near the Holmes Flat area. Deputies responded to the area along with Cal Fire, Redcrest Volunteer Fire Department,...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Burglary - Case 201602783

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at about 5:15 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a residential burglary that occurred on Hill Lane in Hydesville. Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with a male victim. The victim told deputies he...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Missing Person - Case 201602785

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at about 9:45 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an at risk missing person. The reporting party stated her daughter, 20 year old Carrie Lawson had been missing from their residence on the 1500 block...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Missing Person - Case 201602738

Roy Alan Gibbs

On Monday, May 30, 2016 at about 8:40 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person. The reporting party stated her husband, 68 year old Roy Alan Gibbs, left their residence around 12:30 p.m. in Blue Lake to go on a walk...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Burglary Arrest - Case 201602763 & 201602765

Adam Bryce Rapp

On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at about 10 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s responded to the area of New Navy Base Road near the town of Samoa. Deputies were in the area conducting extra patrol due to multiple vehicle burglaries. While in the area, ano...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Public Service Announcement - Warrants

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Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the list of active warrants currently issued in Humboldt County is now readily available on-line at http://humboldtgov.org/sheriff. The warrant list will be updated every Wednesday.

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Posted on: June 1, 2016

Robbery Arrest - Case 201602704

Jeremiah Gene Branscum

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, at about 2 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to Shop Smart in Redway for a report of a robbery that just occurred. Upon arrival, deputies met with the victim, (a store clerk), who told deputies a suspect attempted...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Trespassing Arrests - Case 201602689

On Friday, May 27, at 12:15 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a parcel on Lake Prairie Rd in Weitchpec for a pre-arranged civil standby due to the property owners having been confronted by armed men during their previous trip to the parce...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Vandalism - Case 201602668

On Friday, May 27, 2016 at about 0045 hrs, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vandalism that just occurred on the 2300 block of Cobblestone Road in McKinleyville. Deputies responded and searched the area. Deputies located a male...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Agency Assist - Case 201602653

On Thursday, May 26, at about 11:10 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call from the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s School Resource Officer (SRO) requesting assistance for the report of a student with a han...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Search Warrant - Case 201602623

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at about 11:45 a.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant to a residence on the 700 block of Golden Gate Drive in Carlotta. Upon serving the search warrant, deputies located a ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Search Warrant - Case 201602620

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at about 9:00 a.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant at a residence on the 200 block of Golden Gate Drive in Carlotta. Upon serving the search warrant, deputies located thre...Read on...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Investigation - 201602608

Update:

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 4000 block of Salmon Creek Rd at the request of Cal Fire to assist with evacuations in the area due to a structure fire, and possible explosive materials on scene. The ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

Kidnapping - Case 201602566

Travis Lee Morgan Jr

On Sunday, May 22, 2016, at approximately 12:00 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a kidnapping that occurred near a residence on the 1300 block of Walker Point Rd, in Eureka. Deputies arrived and spoke with the 21 year old m...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Missing Person - Case 201602448

Jennifer Leann Atkins

On Monday, May 16, 2016, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office spoke to a citizen, who wanted to report her 31 year old daughter missing. The citizen she last spoke to her daughter, Jennifer Leann Atkins about (6) months ago.

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

Robbery - Case 201602445

On Monday, May 16, 2016, at about 3:40 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence located in the 1200 block of North Westhaven Drive, Westhaven regarding a home invasion robbery that occurred at about 2:00 a.m. The 47 year old male...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Found Human Remains - Case 201602438

On May 15, 2016 at about 1:00 PM the Sheriff's Office was notified by a person canoeing on the Eel River of possible human remains found on the Shively side of the Eel River near Stafford. Deputies responded to the location and were able to confirm that t...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Robbery - Case 201602417

On Friday, May 16, 2016, at 2020 hours Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to an armed robbery that just occurred at Smug’s Pizza located on Central Avenue, Mckinleyville. Deputies were on scene within moments of the call.

The suspect mat...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Robbery - Case 201602405

On 5/13/16 at about 0542 hrs., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an armed robbery just occurred at the Mckinleyville Shell gas station located at 1606 Central Avenue, McKinleyville. The cashier reported a white male adult entered...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Burglary - Case 201602382

Nathan Ryan Danielson

Update:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has identified 31 year old Nathan Ryan Danielson as the suspect responsible for the burglary at Community Cornerstone in Redway. It is believed Danielson broke into a vehicle in Mendocino County and stole a...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Barricaded Subject - Case 201602375

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at approximately 6:15 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a female victim stating her elderly husband was threatening to kill her. Deputies responded to the residence on Sunshine Way in the Humboldt ...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Death Investigation - Case 201403732

On August 10, 2014, at about 11:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call to assist the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office in Cuneo Creek State Park for a report of found human remains. Deputies arrived on scene and met with a Deputy Co...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Home Invasion - Case 201602359

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 3:16 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a home invasion that just occurred on the 1100 block of Sawdust Trail in Fieldbrook. It was reported that the male victim and male suspect both had firear...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Shots Fired - Case 201602358

Stephen James Simpson

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at about 8:45 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of shots fired at the 6700 block of Harrison Avenue in Fields Landing. It was reported that a male suspect was in the street with a handgun and had shot ...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

Found Property - Case 201602241

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at about 3:40 p.m., a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Eureka-Arcata Airport observed a black fleece jacket in the roadway off Boeing Avenue, McKinleyville. The deputy retrieved the jacket and felt it was heavy. ...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

Shoaling - May 6, 2016

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Sheriff Downey would like to advise the public of the dangerous conditions near the Humboldt Bay Bar entrance during the upcoming Halibut and Salmon fishing season.

The condition of the Humboldt Bay Harbor entrance has changed for the worse due to sh...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

Death Investigation - Case 201602189

On Monday, May 2, 2016, at about 11:05 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a dead body found at a residence on the 2000 block of Park Rd in McKinleyville. Deputies and medical personnel arrived on scene, and the body was confirm...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Drug Task Force Operation - May 5, 2016

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On May 5, 2016 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Siskyou County Unified Major Investigations Team, Mendocino County Major Crimes Task Force, California Department of Corrections and Rehabil...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Resisting Arrest - Case 201602236

Todd Allen Lindgren

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at about 10:50 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious person in the area of the 700 block of Kelly Ave in McKinleyville. Upon arrival, deputies met with 27 year old Todd Allen Lindgren. De...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Wanted Poster - Suspects Captured - Case 201602239

Michael Douglas Minnehan

On 04-27-2016, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Sheriff Deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office conducted surveillance on a residence in the 400 block of Par Avenue, Redway. Deputies were attempting to locate Jason Lloyd East (age 44) who was recen...Read on...

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Robbery - Case 201602210

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, just after midnight, a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff met with a 39 year old male robbery victim. The victim told the deputy he was at his residence on the 1000 block of Redway Drive in Redway conducting a business transaction wi...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Carjacking - Case 201602184

On Monday, May 2, 2016, at about 5:45 a.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the area of 400 Mad River Road for a report of a carjacking. Upon arrival, deputies met with a 54 year old male victim. The victim told deputies he was asleep in hi...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Arson - Case 201602149

On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at about 10:45 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to Hufford Rd in Orick for a possible arson. Upon arrival, deputies met with a 43 year old female victim. The victim stated 38 year old Erin Renee Jones-Martin at...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

Burglary - Case 201602172

On Saturday, April 30, 2016 at about 8:30 p.m., a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff responded to a residence on the 3000 block of Delp Lane, Hydesville, for a burglary report. The deputy met with an adult male victim and an adult female victim. The male vi...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Indecent Exposure - Case 201602169

Seth John Farrington

On Saturday, April 30, 2016 at about 3:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a citizen that a male suspect was walking down Railroad Drive near McKinleyville Ave, not wearing pants and playing with his genitalia. Deputies re...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Burglary - Case 201602174

On Sunday, May 1, 2016, at about 1:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of burglary that had just occurred at Ramones Bakery on Harrison Ave, in Eureka. Deputies responded and spoke with the victim and owner. The victim provid...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2016

Sheriff's Citizens On Patrol (S.C.O.P.) Recruitment

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Citizens On Patrol (S.C.O.P.) was established in 1996. The S.C.O.P program allows citizens to voluntarily serve with the Sheriffs Office. They have been known as the “Eyes and Ears” of the Sheriffs Office. They perform a va...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Trinity River Release

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public of the dangers of the Trinity River now that the Lewiston Dam will be releasing into the Trinity River. The increased release of water from the Lewiston Dam began on Thursday, April 21,...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Case 201602075

Russell Gerald Barnett

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, at about 3:45 a.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s received a report of a possible assault with a deadly weapon and shots fired. Deputies spoke with the 53 year old female victim at her residence. The victim stated she was t...Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

Robbery - Case 201602031

On Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:30 a.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the Benbow KOA Campground for a report of an armed robbery. Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with the 32 year old female victim. The victim stated she met “Brian,...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2016

John Doe Identification

4/25/16:

The decedent from the below case has been positively identified as 27 year old Latham Paul Daggett Greensfelder from the Petrolia area. His next of kin has been notified.

4/21/16:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division ...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Assault with a Vehicle - Case 201601983

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at about 8:20 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a local hospital to speak with a victim from a possible road rage incident that occurred in front of Six Rivers Brewery in McKinleyville. Upon arrival, deputies ...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Robbery - Case 201601958

On Monday, April 18, 2016 at about 6:15 p.m, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Patriot gas station in Blue Lake. Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with the male victim, an employee ...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Attempted Suicide - Case 201601910

On Friday, April 15, 2016 at about 3:37 p.m., a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff responded to West Coast Rd, in Redway, for a report of a possible suicide. The reporting party stated she returned to the residence and found her mother hanging from the bedro...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Assault Arrest - Case 201601907

Daniel Michael Pollard

On Friday, April 15, 2016 at about 12:40 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 100 block of Church Ln, Carlotta, for an assault report. It was reported to deputies the 65 year old male victim has a restraining order against his son, 33 y...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Arson - Case 201601836

Ty Allison

On 04-12-2016 at about 1:15 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a structure fire at the intersection of Greenwood Road and Blue Lake Blvd, Blue Lake. When the deputy arrived on scene he saw a single story residence fully eng...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Arrest - Case 201601777

Mervin Louis George III

On 04-08-2016 at about 1:50 p.m. two Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were doubled in a patrol vehicle parked in downtown Hoopa. The deputies noticed two vehicles parked next to each other near their patrol vehicle. Those two vehicles were a red,...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2016

Missing Person - Case 201601745

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received notification from the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office (DNCSO) stating they located the body of Paul Michael Martin on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Martin’s body was located by Del Norte Deputies ...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Arrest - Case 201601875

Michael Sherman Stockhoff

On 04-13-2016 at about 11:30 p.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy on patrol on Russ Street near Dolbeer Street, Eureka located a stolen 2001, silver, Chevrolet Impala parked next to the curb on Russ Street. The vehicle was stolen out of the City...Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

Attempted Homicide - Case 201601785

Brian Swan

On Friday, April 8th, 2016, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service on the 6000 block of Aspen Way, in the Humboldt Hill area of Eureka, Ca. The caller reported that a male subject had been shot inside the residence. It was furt...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Robbery - Case 201601768

On Friday, April 8, 2016 at about 0045 hrs, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the McKinleyville Shell Station on Central Ave in McKinleyville. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with a male victim. T...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2016

Public Service Announcement - Swimming in Rivers

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public of the dangers of swimming in rivers in Humboldt County. River currents can change quickly, sometimes daily, or even by the minute. This combined with unknown and quickly changing dept...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Pursuit - 201601670

William Robert Combs

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, at about 10:50 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs noticed a red Nissan Frontier truck driving on Pennsylvania Ave in Eureka. The truck matched the description of a recently stolen truck from McKinleyville. Deputies confirm...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Phone Scam - Case 201601653

On Friday, April 1, 2016, at about 4:50 p.m., a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff responded to the 2500 block of Hubbard Ln. for a phone scam report. The 77 year old female victim told the deputy she received a phone call yesterday, March 31st, from a subje...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Attempted Homicide - Case 201601657

Brian Christiansen

On 04-01-16, at approximately 2143 hrs, deputies responded to the area of Petrolia for a report of a gunshot victim. When deputies arrived on scene, personnel from Petrolia Fire &Rescue were performing life- saving efforts for the victim. The victim w...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Alarm Response - Case 201601622

Jeremy Notman

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, shortly after 11 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the Seventh Day Adventist Church on F St. in Eureka for an audible alarm. Upon arrival, deputies found two doors to be unsecured, but no sign of forced entry....Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Wanted Person Arrest - Case 201601632

Shane Connally Ulrich

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, at about 8:15 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were investigating the whereabouts of one of Hoopa’s most wanted persons, Shane Connally Ulrich. During the search they located 31 year old Ulrich in the yard area of a resid...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

Deceased Subject - Case 201601560

The name of the deceased has been positively identified as 55 year old Christopher Duke from the Garberville/Redway area. An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

If anyone has information in regards to this case, please contact De...Read on...

Posted on: March 28, 2016

Swearing In Ceremony - March 28, 2016

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Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in of fourteen new Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office employees and four promotions. Sheriff Downey expects these new employees to uphold the Sheriff’s Office vision statement “to enhance our status a...Read on...

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

Search Warrant - Case HC16-0049

Steven Edward Erickson

On Thursday, March 24, 2016 at about 6:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Drug Task Force served a search warrant in the 9500 block of Blue Slide Rd in Ferndale. During the search, agents located a butane extraction lab being used to make concentrated cannabis....Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2016

Felon Arrest - Case 201601502

Roman Jay Price

On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were conducting follow up on several burglaries in the Hoopa and Willow Creek areas. Deputies were following leads which led them to a gray 4-door Dodge Intrepid. Deputies located the vehicle ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

Assault Arrest - Case 201601489

Aaron Ray Waggoner

On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at about 5 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 4600 block of Union St, Eureka, for an assault and burglary report. Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with the 38 year old male victim who had visible injur...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

Robberies - Cases 201601365 & 201601366

On Friday, March 18, 2016 at approximately 4:57 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Freeway 76 Gas Station on Murray Rd, McKinleyville. Deputies responded and spoke with a male an...Read on...

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Posted on: March 21, 2016

Wanted Person Arrest - Case 201601415

Cameron Sats Saxon

On Sunday, March 20, 2016 at about 11:45 a.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a residence on Big Hill Rd, Hoopa, for a report of 22 year old Cameron Sats Saxon, causing a disturbance. Saxon was recently featured on the Hoopa/Willow Creek Mo...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

Stolen Vehicle Recovery - Case 201601423

On Sunday, March 20, 2016, at about 6:39 p.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff observed a stolen vehicle pass his location on School Rd, McKinleyville. The vehicle was a silver 2003 Ford truck. The deputy attempted to pull the truck over but the driver a...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2016

Wanted Person - Case 201601360

Michael Hoyt Russell

On Thursday, March 17, 2016 at about 8:17 p.m., a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff observed two dark colored sedans pass her location at a high rate of speed on Redwood Dr. in Garberville. The deputy followed the vehicles onto northbound Highway 101. The ...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2016

Burglary Arrests - Case 201601349

Calvin Wayne Sand III

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, at about 10:30 a.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 6000 block of Snow Camp Rd for a reported burglary in process. A Green Diamond Security Officer had interrupted a burglary and had two of the suspects deta...Read on...

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

Custody Dispute - Case 201601338

Nichole Glee Olson

On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at about 11:10 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs received a call of a possible abduction of three children that had just occurred on the 7600 block of Snow Camp Rd, Blue Lake. It was reported the suspects, 38 year old Ni...Read on...

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

Probation Arrests - Case 201601336

Jessica Michelle Alexander

On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at approximately 10:18 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs conducted a probation search at a residence on the 2200 block of Hillcrest St, in Myrtletown. Deputies contacted three subjects at the residence, 22 year old Jessi...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Robbery - Case 201601283

Robert Dale Sears

On Monday, March 14, 2016, at about 3:26 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the 100 block of Hayrake Lane, Loleta, for a report of a robbery that just occurred. Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with the 54 year old male victim...Read on...

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Posted on: March 14, 2016

Assault Arrest - Case 201601249

Michael Dylan Jensen

On Saturday, March 12, 2016 at about 7:25 a.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s responded to a residence on SR 96, Hoopa, for a report of a disturbance. It was reported that 22 year old Michael Dylan Jensen was threatening his family with a “Bowie” styl...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2016

Narcotics Arrest - Case 201601268

Ryan Gabriel Adams

On Sunday, March 13, 2016, at about 2:43 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s responded to the 1600 block of Gwin Rd, McKinleyville, for a report of a combative male subject who had possibly overdosed. Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with witnesses...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2016

Burglary Arrest - Case 201601226

Michael Otis Springs

On Thursday, March 10, 2016 at about 12:34 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s responded to the 20 block of Seadrift Lane, Westhaven, for a burglary alarm. Deputies were advised the male victim had video surveillance at the residence, which he was abl...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2016

Burglary - Case 201601240

On Friday, March 11, 2016, at about 4:40 p.m., a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff responded to a residence on the 2000 block of Sutter Rd, McKinleyville, for a burglary report. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with the male victim. The victim stated the sus...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2016

Vehicle Accident

On Sunday, March 13, 2016 at about 5:15 a.m., a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff was driving in the rain on HWY 101 near Miranda when their patrol vehicle hydroplaned and spun off the road. The vehicle’s trunk hit a tree after it spun off of the road and c...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2016

Burglary - Case 201601222

On Thursday, March 10, 2016 at about 8:25 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary that occurred at the Redway Feed Store in Redway. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with the reporting party. The reporting party stated wh...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2016

Commercial Burglary - Case 201601200

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On 03-09-2016, at approximately 7:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a commercial burglary that occurred at the Point Delgada Mini Storage, 9 Delgada Circle, Shelter Cove.
Upon Deputies arrival, it was discovered that over t...Read on...

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Posted on: March 9, 2016

Homicide - Case 201600744

Gearold Sotolongo

On Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at approximately 9:03 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and Humboldt Drug Task Force (DTF) served a Ramey Warrant on a residence on Tish Tang Rd, Hoopa. The warrant was for 25 year old ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

Dog Attack

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Last week a meeting was held with local ranchers regarding the destruction of livestock by dogs. During that meeting strategies were discussed on ways to curb these indiscriminate attacks, which includes prosecution and restitution for the double the valu...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Dog vs Livestock

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On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, Sheriff Mike Downey, Undersheriff William Honsal, and Captain Kym Thompson met with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Services and local ranchers to discuss livestock concerns. This meeting is a result of numerou...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Domestic Violence Arrest - Case 201601101

Kellen James Sibley

On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at about 5:47 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 900 block of Redwood Drive in Garberville for a reported dispute over the custody of a child. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the female victim. The vic...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Case 201601104

Amber Rose Richard

On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at about 10:53 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call for a physical altercation involving baseball bats near the intersection of Locust St and Melville Rd in Garberville. Upon arrival, deputies contacted...Read on...

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Posted on: February 19, 2016

Armed Robbery - Case 201600837

Joshua Reed Keyes

On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at about 7:30 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Cher-ae Heights Casino for a report of wanted person, 34 year old Joshua Reed Keyes. Keyes was said to be gambling at the casino. Keyes is wanted for arme...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Kidnapping - Case 201601090

Adam Daniel Sundberg

On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at about 11 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a female victim who stated she was in a verbal altercation with her ex-boyfriend at the Trinidad Cemetery. The victim stated the suspect, 36 year old ...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Assault Victim - Case 201601070

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at about 12 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible robbery victim at a local hospital. Deputies responded and spoke with the male victim. The victim stated he was wandering around Eureka when...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Residential Burglary Arrest - Cases 201601050 & 201601067

Ashlee Anne Page

On Monday, February 29, 2016, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on the 2600 block of O’Neil Ln, Eureka. Numerous electronic items, cash, and cosmetics were stolen. Deputies were able to track one of the electronic items. The e...Read on...

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

Robbery - Case 201601038

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at about 1:45 p.m., Deputies responded to Dowd Rd near Pine Creek Bridge in Weitchpec for a report of a white Toyota Tundra parked off the road and hidden in the brush. Deputies and Yurok Police located the truck and confirmed ...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Stolen Property Arrest - Case 201601079

Beth Fontaine

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at about 8:24 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies did a patrol check on a residence on the 2200 block of Magnolia Lane in the Cutten area. Deputies have received numerous citizen complaints about suspicious activity and pe...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Wanted Person Captured - Case 201601080

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at about 10:44 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the McKinleyville Airport for a report of wanted person Justin Patrick sleeping on the premises. Patrick was wanted by the Arcata Police Department for assaul...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Petty Theft Arrest - Case 201601040

Justin Patrick

On Monday, February 29, 2016, at about 6:30 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to Ray’s Food Place in McKinleyville for a theft report. It was reported to deputies the suspect was an adult male wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Disorderly Conduct Arrest - Case 201601057

Jacob Richards

On Monday, February 29, 2016 at about 5:30 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 3300 block of 18th Street in Eureka for a report of an intoxicated male who was walking around with his pants down around his ankles. When deputies approach...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Missing Person - Case 201601030

Eugene Robinson

At about 1:50 p.m. on today’s date, a Humboldt Deputy Sheriff received a phone call from a city councilmember stating they located possible missing person Eugene Robinson in Eureka. Robinson was in good health and is safe.

The Sheriff’s Office would...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Evading and Assault - Case 201601020

Charles A McCovey

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, at about 9:30 PM, a Sheriff’s Deputy in the Hoopa, Ca. area was attempting to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The Deputy attempted the traffic stop on Hwy 96 near Marshall Lane.

The vehicle yielded to the shou...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Maximum Enforcement Operation - Case 201600965

On February 25th 2016, Sheriff’s Deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office conducted a one-day special operation in Southern Humboldt communities. The goal of the operation was to address several identified locations that were believed to be ass...Read on...

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Posted on: February 26, 2016

Narcotics Arrest - Case 201600951

Kaleb Severe

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at approximately 9:24 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s observed a vehicle with its license plate light not working, pass their location. Deputies pulled the vehicle over and contacted the driver, 30 year old Kaleb ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

Narcotics Arrest - Case 201600953

Kip Branson

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at approximately 11:56 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a motel on the 1600 block of 4th Street, Eureka, in an attempt to locate a runaway juvenile Deputies received a tip that a person of interest in f...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2016

Warrant Arrests - Case 201600929

Troy McCluskey

On Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at approximately 7:00 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that suspicious activity was occurring at a residence in the 3700 block of Busey St, Eureka. It was reported a wanted felon, 30 year o...Read on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

Death Investigation - Case 201600320

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office received the toxicology report for decedent Hugh Duggins, of Alderpoint. The toxicology report came back clean, with no indication of drugs or alcohol in Duggins’ body at the time of death. The Coroner’s Office is st...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2016

Vandalism - Case 201600897

On Monday, February 22, 2016, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to Dow’s Prairie Elementary School in McKinleyville for a report of a vandalism that occurred over the weekend. The suspects entered a classroom and wrote profanity on the walls...Read on...

Posted on: February 22, 2016

K-9 Searches

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to highlight some of the accomplishments of the K-9 unit from last week.

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, K-9 Benny and his handler conducted a traffic stop on Highway 101 near Trinidad. The deputy noti...Read on...

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Posted on: February 22, 2016

Search and Rescue - Case 201600880

On Saturday, February 20, 2016, at approximately 4:39 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two people in a vehicle stuck in the snow on Fish Lake Rd, Weitchpec. The deputy met with the reporting party, stating he began walking t...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Robbery - Case 201600751

On Saturday, February 13, 2016 at approx. 6:18 p.m., an employee from the Orick Market phoned 911 to report a robbery just occurred. The employee reported a male subject entered the market wearing a camouflage mask, stated he had a gun and demanded money...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Vehicle Pursuit - Case 201600787

Gary Morris

On Monday, February 15, 2016, at approximately 10:41 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies observed a vehicle pass their location on Highway 101 near Clam Beach. They estimated the vehicle was travelling about 74 mph. The vehicle drove by deputies ear...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Swearing In Ceremony - February 16, 2016

Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in of three new Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Deputies. They are:

1. Nicholas Adrian
2. Kaleb Cohoon3. Craig Wolff

These new employees are the direct results of Measure Z f...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2016

Battery - Case 201600606

On Thursday, February 4, 2016, at about 11:53 p.m. deputies responded to Marshall Ln. at Big Hill for a report of a stabbing. The suspect, Charlie aka “Little Charlie” McCovey, was attempting to assault a neighbor when the 26 year old male victim heard th...Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2016

Mail Theft - Case 201600533

Ashlee Page

On Sunday, January 31, 2016, a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff conducted a consensual encounter with two subjects leaving a problem house on Jersey Avenue in Eureka, CA. The deputy contacted the subjects in the area of the 3600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue...Read on...

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

Vehicle Pursuit - Case 201600592

modified AK 47 assault rifle

On Thursday, February 4, 2016, a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff observed a vehicle drive past their location on HWY 255 between Manila and Arcata at about 25 mph above the posted speed limit. The deputy pursued the vehicle and the vehicle failed to yield...Read on...

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

Wanted Person Arrest - Case 201600589

Donavan Baltzley

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at approximately 11:08 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Sergeant was on patrol searching for warrant suspect Donavan Baltzley. Baltzley was known to drive a dark green Honda Civic. The Sergeant located a dark green Honda ...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Death Investigation - Case 201600558

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at approximately 8:50 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased male in his vehicle on Lighthouse Rd in Petrolia. Unknown chemicals in the vehicle were located by the Petrolia Fire Department....Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Burglary from Animal Shelter - Case 201600556

white with brown spots dog

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at about 8:30 a.m., Deputies responded to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter to investigate a burglary. Animal Shelter Attendants noticed one of the dogs in the shelter was missing. Deputies discovered the burglary occurred...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Warrant Arrests - Case 201600568

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at about 6 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Sergeant observed a light blue minivan travelling on Redwood Dr., Garberville, matching the description of a suspicious vehicle in Redway. The vehicle matched the description of a...Read on...

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Human Remains Found - Update - Case 201600470

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has positively identified the human remains found on Redwood Grove Rd in Hoopa as 42 year old Arthur Ruiz, III of Hoopa. Ruiz’s remains were identified through DNA analysis.

This is an active investigation. Anyo...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

Petty Theft - Case 201600544

Scott Arreguin

On Monday, February 1, 2016, at about 7:40 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle burglary on the 700 block of Redwood Dr, Garberville. The male and female victim stated they observed their vehicles dome light was on, an...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2016

Public Service Announcement - Sheriff's Office Phone Lines Down - Restored

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office public phone lines are functioning again. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank IT for working diligently on this problem.

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Community Meetings - Feb. 2016

map of location of Legion Hall

Humboldt County Sheriff Michael Downey will host community meetings in Hoopa and Willow Creek in February 2016. The Willow Creek meeting will be on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall (VFW), 20 Kimtu Rd, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m....Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Animal Cruelty - Case 201600344

On Thursday, January 21, 2016, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Animal Control Office was notified by a veterinarian’s office of a dog with a partially amputated leg. The veterinarian told ACO’s the leg must have been amputated several months ago because of...Read on...

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

Wanted Suspect Arrested - Case 201600448

On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at approximately 10:39 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Fortuna Police Department Officers were conducting follow up to a vehicle investigation on the 2100 block of River Walk Dr, Fortuna. It was determin...Read on...

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

Robbery - Case 201600451

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On today’s date (1/28/16) at approximately 6:50 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery that just occurred at the 76 Gas Station on Central Ave, McKinleyville. Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with two of the victims. ...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Missing Person - Case 201504862

Lucas Dale Blake Williams

On October 7, 2015, 37 year old Lucas Dale Blake-Williams’ girlfriend called the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office to report him missing. Blake-Williams’ girlfriend told HCSO that she and Blake-Williams had an argument before he went to school at College ...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Fight in Jail - Case 201600354

On Friday, January 22, 2016 at approximately 3 p.m. a large scale fight broke out in one of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility housing units. The Correctional Deputy was checking another area of the unit when the fight began. A total of nine inma...Read on...

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

Hash Lab Explosion - Case 201600316

Preliminary investigations revealed the cause of the explosion and fire was related to a butane honey oil hash extraction lab operation (BHO), which was taking place at the residence. DTF Agents served a search warrant and located a tank which held 100 l...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Swearing In Ceremony - January 20, 2016

Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in ceremony for nine new Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office employees. The new employees and their positions are as follows:

1. Bryon Franco – Deputy Sheriff II
2. Tanner McCutchan – Deputy Sherif...Read on...

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

Wanted Felon - Case 201600253

Donavan Baltzley

On Saturday, January 16, 2016 at approximately 4:40 p.m. a deputy from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a vehicle investigation on a vehicle located in the Blue Lake Casino parking lot. The deputy contacted the driver of the vehicle, w...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2016

Vehicle Pursuit - Case 201600244

Brian Miller

On Friday, January 15, 2016 at approximately 11:50 p.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff observed a vehicle matching the description of a stolen vehicle travelling on Myrtle Ave, Eureka. The white Jeep Wrangler was involved in a vehicle pursuit earlier t...Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2016

Public Service Announcement - Weather Advisory

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Office of Emergency Services advise the public to prepare for heavy rain on Sunday, January 17, 2016 and take appropriate protection measures. The National Weather Service expects heavy rain to begin early Sunday m...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

Warrant Arrest - Case 201600118

Hugh Henson

On Friday, January 8, 2016, at about 9:51 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1800 block of Barnum Rd, Miranda, for the report of a subject with a gun. Deputies contacted 44 year old Hugh Henson, from Miranda, who had a felony warr...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

Assaulted Correctional Deputy - Case 201600143

Richard Dean

Date: 1/11/2016 From: CSO S. Zorrilla-Mendoza
(707) 268-3602

Subject: Assaulted Correctional Deputy Case: 201600143

On Saturday, January 9, 2016, at approximately 9:45 p.m. Humboldt Cou...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

Stolen Vehicle Recovery - Case 201600132

Vernon Weatherford

On Saturday, January 9, 2016 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were on patrol in Trinidad and observed a green Honda CRV parked in front of a residence on Kay-Winn Ln. The vehicle matched the description of a stolen vehicle out ...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

Stolen Vehicle Recovery - Case 201600132

Vernon Weatherford

On Saturday, January 9, 2016 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were on patrol in Trinidad and observed a green Honda CRV parked in front of a residence on Kay-Winn Ln. The vehicle matched the description of a stolen vehicle out ...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2016

Unwanted Subject - Case 201600078

John Davis

On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to Sagewood Drive, McKinleyville, for a report of an unwanted subject. The subject, later identified as 24 year old John Davis, was refusing to leave an...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2016

Stolen Vehicle Recovery - Case 201600068

On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at approximately 2 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding a vehicle that was reported stolen the previous night. The vehicle was stolen from Chance Lane, McKinleyville by a 14 year old male ...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2016

Warrant Arrest - Case 201600065

On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Bear River Casino stating there was an unidentified male trespassing in one of their hotel rooms. A maid discovered the male asleep with a...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

Death Investigation - Case 201506207

On Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at approximately 3:00 p.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Coroner responded to the vicinity of Rock Ranch Rd, Weitchpec, to investigate a contract worker with PG&E who fell from the tree he was working in. The decedent, Kenn...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2016

Stolen Property Recovery - Case 201506217

Michael Logan

On Tuesday, December 29, 2015, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a 26 year old male victim stating his storage unit in Hoopa was broken into and items taken. The storage unit contained approximately $4000 worth of National Guard i...Read on...

Posted on: December 30, 2015

Scam - Case 201506007

On Thursday, December 17, 2015, a Humboldt County Community Service Officer (CSO), contacted a 92 year old female victim of a mail scam. The victim stated she received a letter mailed to her residence by an unknown subject stating if she sent them $500 t...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Public Service Announcement - Social Media

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center (aka Dispatch), is now on Twitter! The Communications center will tweet critical incidents, major road closures, and public safety advisories. Follow them at @HumCoDispatch to stay up to date! An...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Public Service Announcement - Trespassing

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind those looking for fun in the snow that Kneeland is all private property. The Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints about people leaving their trash and damaging the landscape while on ...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Narcotics Arrest - Case 201506098 & HC15-195

Rachel Randall

On Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at approximately 12:30 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were sent to a residence on the 1000 block of Cameron Ct, McKinleyville, for a report of an alarm. Upon arrival, deputies checked the residence and found...Read on...

Posted on: December 24, 2015

Robbery - Case 201506103

On Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at approximately 7:45 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a robbery on Herrick Ave at Elk River Rd. When deputies arrived they spoke with a 37 year old female victim. The victim, who is fam...Read on...

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Posted on: December 23, 2015

Narcotics Arrest - Case 201506059

Delila Colegrove

On Monday, December 21, 2015, when arrestee Delila Colegrove was being booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, Correctional Deputies located .5 grams of methamphetamine in a body cavity. Colegrove was additionally arrested for possession o...Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2015

Public Service Announcement - Storm Advisory

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office OES would like to advise residents of the potential flooding in low-lying areas based on the currently anticipated amount of rainfall over the next 24-48 hours. A Flood Watch is in effect through tomorrow morning. Fl...Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2015

Public Service Announcement - Package Deliveries

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office recently received reports of a vehicle following UPS and FedEx trucks and stealing packages from houses after delivery. There is not a description of the vehicle nor suspects at this time.

Here are a few ways to p...Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2015

Public Service Announcement - IRS Phone Scam

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received at least fifteen phone calls per day from the public within the last week who are reporting a phone scam. The suspects are telling the potential victims they are an agent with the Internal Revenue Service ...Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2015

Stabbing in Trinidad - Case 201505952

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at approximately 2:40 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a local hospital reporting a stabbing victim. When deputies arrived, they spoke with the 41 year old male victim. The victim stated he wa...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2015

Measure Z New Hires 12.7.2015

Sheriff Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in of two new Humboldt County Correctional Deputies, and two new Deputy Sheriff Recruits. The two new Correctional Deputies are Arthur Johnson and Jordan Checots. Both are residents of Eureka. The two ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Most Wanted Poster Arrests

On 11-19-2015, at approximately 9:10 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip for one of the fugitive listed on the “Southern Humboldt’s Most Wanted Poster”. The tipster reported that Gretchen Brooks (age 38) was seen walking ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Measure Z New Hires

Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in ceremony for two new Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s. The two new deputies are Tis-Mil Matilton from Hoopa, and Maxwell Soeth from Eureka. Both new employees have previous law enforcement experi...Read on...

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Posted on: January 16, 2015

Correctional Facility Offers "Re-Entry Fair" for Inmates

Re-entry fair

On December 18, 2014 General population inmates housed in the Humboldt Correctional Facility were given an opportunity to meet with several community based organizations from within the county. The concept of a Re-Entry Fair is the same as a Job-Fair. Inm...Read on...


Posted on: September 14, 2016

2016-17 Property Tax Bills

Property tax bills for the current year will be mailed by the end of September.

The first installment of Humboldt County Property Taxes is due November 1 and MUST be paid by Monday, December 12, 2016 in order to be considered timely. Payments received ...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Property Tax Postponement Program

The Humboldt County Treasurer-Tax Collector is pleased to announce that the State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program has returned after being suspended by the State Legislature in 2009. The program allows homeowners who are 62 or older, blind...Read on...