Posted on: March 20, 2017

2 pounds of suspected meth located by agents

      As a result of a three month long investigation Special
Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force learned there was a vehicletraveling to Humboldt County from the Bakersfield area transporting a
significant quant...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

5 Subjects taken into custody by Drug Task Force

    On 03-15-17 at about 0820
hours Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by members ofthe Fortuna Police Department served a Humboldt County Superior Court search
warrant on two motel rooms located in the 800 bloc...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Low-Cost Firewood Vouchers Available

Low cost firewood vouchers will start being sold on Tuesday, May 2 at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center (HSRC) located at 1910 California Street in Eureka.   Households with an individual 55 or older and living on a low to moderate income are ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Gang Awareness Training was conducted

On Wednesday March 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. members of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Gang Resource Intelligence Team (GRIT) conducted Gang Awareness Training for the staff at the Humboldt County Office of Education. The training covered why kids join ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Puppy rescued from Humboldt Bay

On Monday, March
13, 2017, at approximately 0930 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Officereceived a report that someone had dropped a puppy off the middle span of the
Samoa Bridge. A fishing crew on a boat witnessed the incident and was a...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Sheriff's Office and Immigration Enforcement

In recent weeks there have been several inquiries regarding the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office policy regarding immigration enforcement and cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security; US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Sheriff’s Offic...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Subject identified in CHP traffic collision

On March 12,
2017, at approximately 1209 hours, California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded toa traffic collision southbound on US-101 south of Tompkins Hill Road.  The 45 year old deceased male was positively
identified by the Humboldt County Coro...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

2nd annual Re-entry Fair

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the 2nd annual: Re-entry Fair!

 

This event will occur March 27th -29th in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka. This event takes place in conjunction with the Criminal Ju...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Search Warrant served in Rio Dell

On 03-09-17 at about 1115 hours Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Firs...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Multiple vehicles burglaries in Mckinleyville

The Humboldt
County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a rash of vehicle burglariesthat occurred on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Mckinleyville between the hours of 2:30
am and 5:30 am.  A total of 13 vehicles werereported to be burg...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Travelers rescued by Deputies

On Friday March 10, 2017 at about 8:43 p.m. the Humboldt
County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call from a femalesubject. The female caller stated she and three other females were traveling in
their Lexus Sport Utility Vehicl...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Two Subjects Rescued

On Wednesday March 8, 2017 at about 12:51pm the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call from a male subject, age 32. The male caller stated himself and another male subject, age 35, were lost in the wooded area behind...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Three Subjects Rescued

On
Tuesday March 7, 2017 at about 8:15pm the Humboldt County Sheriff’sCommunications Center received a 911 call from a male subject, age 36. The male
caller stated himself and two females ages 39 and 34, were traveling in theirvehicle in t...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

One taken into custody in Hoopa

On
Monday, March 06, 2017 at about 1045am, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies,Tribal Resource Officers and California Highway Patrol Officers were dispatched
to Mill Creek Road, Hoopa for a report of a suicidal subject. It was reported ama...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Multiple vehicles vandalized in the Cutten area

The Humboldt
County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of vehicle vandalisms that occurredon Saturday, March 4, 2017 in the Cutten area between the hours of 2230 and
0230. A total of 8 vehicles were located with broken windows and noth...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

One of Humboldt's Most Wanted subjects arrested

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, at approximately 1216 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) responded to Nob Hill Court, Shelter Cove in regards to information of possible theft of utility services. While deputies were conducting an investiga...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Can anyone identify these subjects

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible theft and assault that occurred on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in the Garberville area. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects possibly involv...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Stolen property recovered and two suspects taken into custody

On Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at about 9:15 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residential burglary in the 500 block of Melville Road, Garberville. Upon arrival, it was reported that two apartments had been burglarized sometime...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Two taken into custody after vehicle pursuit

On Thursday, February 23, 2017 at about 1448 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Bowie Road, Loleta for a report of possible shots fired. The female juvenile victim reported two male suspects only known as Tim and Spooki...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Friendly Reminder

The Humboldt
County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind those looking for fun in the snowthat Kneeland is all private property. The Sheriff’s Office has received
numerous complaints about people leaving their trash and damaging t...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Public Comment on Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application

Humboldt
County announces that the office will be seeking public comments on proposalsfor the 2016/2017 State of California Off-Highway (OHV) grant program.  According to state requirements, public
comments can be submitted from March 7 thro...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Autopsy shows Sam Whitney died from natural causes

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Missing person located

On
2/21/17 at approx. 1800 hours, missing person Anne Farley was located at her home,in good health.  Farley indicated she had
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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Body located in the Humboldt Bay

On
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at about 0410 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputiesalong with Eureka Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Humboldt Bay
Fire and United States Coast Guard personnel responded to the 3rd span of the Sa...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

At Risk Missing Person - Case 201700854

On Monday, February 20, 2017 at about 10:35 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a reporting party wanting to report that her roommate was missing. A deputy contacted the reporting party who reported, Anne Ca...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

One of Humboldt's Most Wanted subject taken into custody

On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) received a tip regarding the whereabouts of fugitive Joshua Wentworth. At approximately 1015 hours, Deputies from the HCSO Trinity River Division (TRD), assisted by O...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Vehicle theft is on the rise in Humboldt County

There has been a spike in vehicle theft in Humboldt County.  For 2015 there were 494 stolen vehicles.  In 2016 there were 688.

 

The Honda Accord continues to rank as the number one vehicle stolen out of Humboldt County, and the Hon...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Body found near Ryan Slough Bridge

On
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at about 4:44 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s OfficeDeputies responded to the area of the Ryan Slough Bridge, Eureka for a report
of a body lying in a stream. The body was located by Deputies underneath the Ryan ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Retirement of Sheriff Downey

Sheriff Michael Downey would like to take the opportunity to inform the citizens of Humboldt County of his intent to retire as Sheriff of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, effective Saturday, May 6, 2017.   Sheriff Downey stated this d...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Shots fired in Mckinleyville

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at about 1150am, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the California Highway Patrol Officers responded to the 1600 block of Woody Road in Mckinleyville for a report of an erratic driver. While deputies were ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Drug Task Force search warrants

On 02-06-17 at about 10:30 A.M. Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, assisted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Land Management and Immigration and Customs Enforcement served three Humboldt County Superior Co...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Standoff in Hoopa 201700608

On Monday, February 6, 2017 at about 1055am, Hoopa Tribal Officer responded to Little Moon Lane in Hoopa for a patrol check of reports of a woman screaming. From his vehicle the Tribal Officer observed a female on a porch of a residence holding a rifle. T...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Burglary Arrest - Case 201700472

Update (2/3/17):

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at about 1:35 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were conducting follow up to the burglary that occurred on the 1000 block of Wiyot Drive.  Deputies contacted 33 year old Jeremiah Hathaway Johnson ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2017

Felony Warrant Arrest

In a three-day span, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested two suspects who were previously featured on the “Southern Humboldt’s Most Wanted Poster”.

On 01-27-2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Drug Task Force Arrests

     On 01-27-17 at about 0700 hours the Humboldt County Drug Task Force with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant at a residence located in the 180...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Attempted Homicide - Case 201700301

Update (1/25/17):

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at approximately 7:06 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, with the assistance of the Humboldt County SWAT team, served a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of Felt Rd. ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Burglary - Case 201700333

A suspect steals an ATM machine from College of the Redwoods.

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 at approximately 10:20 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the College of the Redwoods on Tompkins Hill Rd in Eureka for a report of a burglary. &...

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Posted on: January 21, 2017

Robbery - Case 201700325

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 at about 7:00 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to Burger King at 1645 Heartwood Drive, Mckinleyville for a report of an armed robbery that just occurred.

Witnesses told deputies an unknown suspect entered the bu...

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Ramey Warrant Arrest - Case 201503461

Raymond Earl Preschern

Update 1/20/2017:

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 39 year old William Lamar Hinson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the murder of 37 year old Khanh Lam.  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Investigators determined Hinson was an...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Suicidal Subject - Case 201700274

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at approximately 9:45 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 4000 block of Hwy 101 in Bayside to a welfare check request of a possible suicidal subject armed with a handgun.  Deputies received informa...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Deputy Coroner Roy Horton Retirement

Sheriff Mike Downey and the members of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Deputy Coroner Roy Horton for his 20 years of service to the citizens of Humboldt County.  Roy began his career with the City of Arcata in 1...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

At Risk Missing Person - Case 201700196

Update 1/17/2017:

On Saturday, January 14, 2017 at around 4:15 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call that at-risk missing person, Marilyn Jarnaghan had returned safely to her residence in Hoopa.  Deputies co...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Robbery - Case 201700184

On Thursday, January 12, 2017 at approximately 7:11 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s responded the Subway sandwich shop in the 1600 block of Myrtle Ave in Eureka for a report of a robbery that had just occurred.  Deputies spoke wit...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Child Pornography Arrest - Case 201602748

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at around 8:30 a.m. Detectives with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37 year old Matthew Aaron Steele for distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography.  Steele&rsquo...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Sex Offender Arrest - Case 201700123

On Monday, January 9, 2017 at approximately 3 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a business on the 1300 block of Hiller Rd in McKinleyville for a report of sexual battery.  Deputies spoke with a female juvenile victim who stated 56...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Kidnapping - Case 201700105

On Saturday, January 7, 2017 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs met with a possible assault victim.  The female victim told deputies she was kidnapped by her estranged husband, 57 year old Alvin Lee Wingo, Jr., on Decembe...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Burglary Arrest - Case 201606326

On Thursday, January 5, 2017 the Humboldt County Sheriff Office received a report of a burglary victim in the Eureka area in which the victim discovered his stolen property being offered for sale on Craigslist.  Deputy Sheriff’s and the...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Public Service Announcement - Trespassing on Titlow Hill

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind those looking for fun in the snow that the first five miles of Tiltow Hill Rd from Hwy 299 is private property.  The Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints a...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Orick Resident Deputy

Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce Deputy Joe Conlin has been selected to fill the vacant Resident Deputy position for the Orick Community. 

Deputy Conlin is a life-long resident of Humboldt County, having been born and raised in Arcata. &...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Public Service Announcement - Winter Driving Tips

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people that winter driving can be dangerous and stressful.  Freezing rain, snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures make driving in the winter dangerous and, potentially, life threatening. &...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Public Service Announcement - Trespassing While Seeking Snow

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind those looking for fun in the snow that the Kneeland-Greenwood Heights area is primarily all private property.  Snow seekers should utilize the Horse Mountain, Six Rivers National Forest ar...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Vandalism - Case 201606389

On Friday, December 30, 2016 at approximately 1:20 p.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to Ramone’s Bakery on Harrison Ave in Eureka for a vandalism report which had occurred earlier that morning when the business was closed.  Deputi...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Public Service Announcement - New Year's Eve and Pets

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter would like to remind pet owners of the dangers associated with the New Year’s Eve festivities and animals. Every New Year’s Eve holiday brings loud noises and disturbing act...

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Posted on: December 26, 2016

Death Investigation - Case 201606311

Update (12/29/16):

An autopsy was conducted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 for the decedent found on the Ma-le’l Dunes in Manila on the 26th.  The cause of death was determined to be drowning. 

Coroners have been unable to make positive iden...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Hash Lab Explosion - Case 201606314

On Monday, December 26, 2016 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs along with Arcata Fire responded to a triplex residence on the 1800 block of Ocean Drive in McKinleyville for a report of an explosion.  Upon arrival deputies...

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Posted on: December 23, 2016

Home Invasion Robbery - Case 201606280

On Thursday, December 22, 2016 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to a residence on the 200 block of Pine Drive in Salmon Creek for a report of a home invasion that had just occurred.  Deputies met with a 69 year old f...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Inmate Death - 201606139

Update (12/22/16):

Humboldt County Coroner’s have identified the inmate who died on Tuesday, December 13th as 44 year old Thomas Robert Smith.  The cause of death is pending toxicology reports.   

Coroners have been unable to locate nex...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Stalking - Case 201605786

On Thursday, December 22, 2016 at about 10:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unwanted subject outside a residence on the 4000 block of Cedar Street in Eureka.  Deputies have previously received numerou...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Child Endangerment - Case 201606228

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at approximately 7:52 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible kidnapping that had just occurred at a residence on the 400 block of Pine Creek Road in Hoopa.  It was reporte...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Swearing In Ceremony - December 19, 2016

Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in of seventeen new Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office employees and four promotions.  

Promotions:

     Duane Christian – Lieutenant

     Ken Sw...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Homicide Investigation - Case 201606114

Update (12/19/16):

On Sunday, December 18, 2016 at approximately 9:40 p.m. Hector Godoy-Standley and Catherine Fode, who are both wanted for last week’s murder of Tyson Claros, turned themselves in to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Offic...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Attempted Homicide - Case 201606136

Update (12/19/16):

On Friday, December 16, 2016 at approximately 11:23 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs received information regarding the possible location of the suspect vehicle associated with the attempted homicide in Redway on Tuesday, December 13...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Juvenile Arrest - Case 201606150

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at approximately 12:35 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to McKinleyville Middle School for a report of multiple students pepper sprayed by a male juvenile suspect. It was reported the juvenile suspect fled on...Read on...

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.

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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 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 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

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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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

Three Sheriff's Citizen on Patrol members

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 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: 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: January 16, 2015

Correctional Facility Offers "Re-Entry Fair" for Inmates

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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...