Posted on: July 20, 2017

Residential daytime burglary

Update (7/20/17):

Within hours of the publication of this press release the Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that the suspect vehicle involved in this burglary was currently in the city of Fortuna.  Officers from the Fortuna Po...

Read more about the daytime burglary

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team call out

On 07-20-17 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team was called to Hilfiker Rd in Eureka for a possible pipe bomb.  Two EOD technicians responded and met with members of the Eureka Fire Department who had s...

Read more about the EOD call out

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Sheriff's Office Marijuana Priorities

The Sheriff’s office has fielded many questions over the past several months regarding how the changes in the law will affect enforcement of illegal marijuana cultivation in the county. Proposition 64, the adult recreational use of marijuana, al...

Read more about marijuana priorities

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Vehicle Burglary

On 07-19-17 at about 1324 hrs deputies were dispatched to the Tegtmiers area of the Trinity River for a report of a vehicle burglary that had just occurred.  This is a well-known swimming/sunbathing area down river from the town of Willow Creek. ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Gunshot Victim

On 07-19-17 at about 2143 hrs Deputies were dispatched to a report a gunshot victim walking around the Alderpoint area.  Deputies were initially unable to locate the female victim but later contacted her at Jerold Phelps Community Hospital in Gar...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Officer Involved Shooting

On July 14, 2017, at approximately 2157 hours, 3 Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office were on patrol in two marked patrol vehicles in the area Highway 169 North of Weitchpec.  The deputies were in full Sheriff’s Office patrol un...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Marijuana Arrest - Case 201703377

On 07-14-17 Deputies responded to the California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport in McKinleyville for a report of an airline passenger attempting to board a commercial flight with a large amount of marijuana. Once on scene deputies contacted Michael...

Read more about the Mogensen citation

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 13, 2017

DTF Eureka Arrests

On July 13, 2017, at approximately 0900 hours Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force and Officers with the Eureka Police POP Unit served search warrants in the 2300 block of Maple Lane in Eureka. The Superior Court warrant was obtained after a le...

Read more about the DTF arrests

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Phone Scam

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving phone calls from the public regarding a “phone scam”. There is a male caller who states he is Lt. Haines from  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The H...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Illegal Marijuana Grow Search Warrant - Case 201703331

On Tuesday 07/11/2017, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served a search warrant to investigate an allegation of illegal cultivation of marijuana. The parcel in question had no application on file with ...

Read more about the Hyampom search warrant

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Residential fire fatality

On 07/11/17, at approximately 5:15 in the morning, Fortuna Fire Dept. along with Loleta and Rio Dell Fire Depts. responded to reports of a structure fire in the Royal Crest Mobile Estates at the residential address, 1589 Imperial Lane. The Sheriff&rsq...

Read more about the fire

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Investigator Todd Fulton's Retirement Proclamation

On Tuesday, July 11th, at about 9:15 in the morning, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors issued a resolution for retiring Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Todd Fulton. Investigator Fulton has been employed with the HCSO for the...

Read more about Fulton's retirement resolution

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Missing Person Ellen Temple

At about 3:00 in the afternoon on July 3rd, Lila Temple reported that her 71 year old mother, Ellen Cameron Temple (DOB 03/20/1946), was missing. Ellen is a white female, 5’4” tall, 135 pounds, blue eyes, and long straight brown hair. Ellen is a transient...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Wanted Felon Arrest

On 07-10-17 a Main Station Patrol Sergeant was traveling through the city of Eureka when he saw a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Broadway Street.  He recognized the vehicle which was reportedly involved in several local burglaries.  ...

Read more about the burglary arrest

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Bear Locked in Vehicle

On 07-10-17 Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Greenwood Heights for a call of a bear locked in a vehicle.  Once on scene Corporal Borges, Deputy Crotty and Lieutenant Fridley found a gray faced adult black b...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Shelter Cove Drowning

At about 1215 hours on Sunday July 9th , a Humboldt County Deputy Coroner responded to Shelter Cove for the report of an apparent drowning victim. Fifty one year old Myers Flat resident Michael Allen Byerley (DOB 08/13/1965) had been surfing when he exper...

Read more on the drowning in Shelter Cove

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Humboldt Bay Drowning

On Sunday, July 2nd, at about 1100 in the morning, a Humboldt County Deputy Coroner responded to Waterfront Drive regarding the report of a deceased individual floating in Humboldt Bay. An autopsy of the individual, identified by fingerprints as Shane Chr...

Read more on the drowning

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Boating Deputies Make Arrest

On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, the Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit was working normal marine patrol on Humboldt Bay.  The marine unit was in the area of Coast Seafood along the Eureka Channel. Deputies Conan Moore, pictured on the left, ...

Read more about the arrest on the coast

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Klamath River Drowning Victim

On Friday, 06/30/2017, at about 4:40 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Klamath River at Young’s Bar near Highway 169 regarding the report of a drowning victim. On arrival, HCSO deputies discovered a deceased indiv...

Read more about the drowning victim

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Public Administrator Investigation

This release is to inform the public that Sheriff William Honsal has started an investigation into the current and past practices, policies and procedures of the Public Administrator’s Office relating to the disposal of property under a formal o...

Read more about the PA investigation

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Illegal Marijuana Grow Search Warrant

Addendum

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit began to investigate the legality of the marijuana grow site on the parcels owned by Brett Visser after receiving several complaints. The complaints surrounded illegal marijuana acti...

Read more about the illegal marijuana grow

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Southern Humboldt's Most Wanted Arrest

On 6-27-2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies received an anonymous tip that wanted fugitive, Shaun Maurice Stringfellow, was seen walking in the 3200 block of Redwood Drive, Redway. Stringfellow was previously featured on the Sheriff's Off...

Read more on the Stringfellow arrest

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Injured Dog Recovering

On Monday June 26, 2017 at about 0847 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call from a reporting party (RP) stating they located a dog that appeared injured.  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Animal Co...

Read on about the injured dog recovering

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Inmate Death

On Friday, June 23, 2017 at about 0245 hours, a Correctional Deputy and Medical Staff in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility were conducting routine medical checks of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility’s Medical Unit when they disco...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 22, 2017

One Taken Into Custody After Two Week Crime Spree

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at about 1200 hours, the two week crime spree, perpetrated by the mysterious cowboy hat wearing subject claiming to be an FBI Agent, has finally came to an end. James Martin Pawlyk, age 50, was taken into custody with the assis...

Read more about the two week crime spree arrest

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Traffic Stop Leads to 108 Pounds of Marijuana

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at about 0007 hours, a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was on routine patrol in the area of School Road and Central Avenue, McKinleyville. The Deputy observed a vehicle with an unreadable rear license plate and attempte...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Shooting Investigation

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at about 5:50 PM, the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible gunshot victim located at a residence on the 3900 block of Union St., in Eureka.

Deputies responded to the scene and located a male subject who appear...

Read on more about the shooting in Eureka

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Search and Rescue

On Monday June 19, 2017 at about 1507 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a possible drowning at Camp Kimtu in Willow Creek. It was reported a group of three teenaged females were traveling dow...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Two Arrested in Eureka

On Sunday, June 18, 2017 at about 1631 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office along with the Eureka Police Department and the California Highway Patrol responded to the 800 block of Nancy Court in Eureka for a report of a burglary in progre...

Read more about the in progress burglary

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2017

New Hires

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9 recruits from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the 119th College of the Redwoods Basic Police Academy. Sheriff William Honsal is pleased to announce the following as new Humboldt County Sheriff&am...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Attempted Homicide at Centerville Beach

On Friday June 6th at approximately 9:00 am the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in regards to a small child being attacked by the child’s mother at Centerville beach near Ferndale. The caller stated that the mother was attempting to p...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Missing Person Ayette Dial

On 6/12/2017, 30 year old Ayette Dial was reported as a missing person. Dial is described as of Filipino ancestry, 5 feet tall weighing 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo of a tiger on her foot, a tattoo of a dragonfly on her wris...

Read more about missing person Ayette Dial

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Sheriff's Office K9 Visits Ridgewood Elementary School

Today some kindergarteners at Ridgewood Elementary School received a surprise visit from K9 Deputy Louie and his Handler Colby Henson of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Louie displayed his excitement for playing fetch (his reward for a job well done...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Extra Help Deputy Mike Stone Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart to pass along the news that we lost one of our own early yesterday morning. Extra Help Deputy Mike Stone was visiting family and friends in Butte County when he experienced a medical emergency in the middle of the night. Deputy Mi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Body Found in the Klamath River

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at about 2030 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communication Center received a report from a fisherman who had discovered a body floating in the Klamath River, Weitchpec. Deputies responded to the location approxima...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Felony Warrant Suspect taken into Custody

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at about 0819 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Bridgeville Resident Deputy Filippini was on routine patrol on Highway 36. At mile post marker 18, the Deputy recognized wanted suspect Wade Daniel Harris, age 35, standi...

Read more about the felony warrant suspect

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Two Men Wanted for Assault - Case 201702796

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at about 2114 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5700 block of Wymore Road in Arcata for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, Deputies located a male victim, age 43, lying in the grass off the...

Read more about the assault in Arcata

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Suspected Heroin Found by Sheriff's Office K9 - Case 201702570

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 K9 Handler Colby Henson and his narcotic dog Louie were conducting routine searches of an outside work area where inmate work crews are located. K9 Louie made a positive indication in the work area. Upon further investigation of...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2017

PG&E Contributes to Sheriff's Office Communications Center

In early April Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Supervisor Morgan Schlesiger began communications with PG&E staff to seek funding to acquire a new radio software application to enhance communication between the Humboldt County...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Missing Person / Search and Rescue - Willow Creek

On Wednesday May 24th, 2017 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a missing person report from the mother of 26 year old Joseph Barriga-Crawford of Willow Creek. Joseph was reported to have left his home on Tuesday May 23rd at approximat...

Read more about missing person Joseph Barriga

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Assault in Hoopa

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at about 1648 hours, the Hoopa Valley Trial Police Department and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to Airport Road in Hoopa for a report of shots fired. Once on scene it was learned that an altercation to...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Stabbing in Eureka

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at about 1600 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 500 block of Herrick Ave in Eureka for a report of a disturbance. It was reported a male subject had been stabbed. Once on scene, Deputies determ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Burglary Arrest

On 05-23-2017, at about 12:45 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Lower Pacific Drive, Shelter Cove, to investigate the report of a residential burglary.

Upon arrival, Deputies spoke to several citizens who...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Robbery in Redway

On Friday, May 19, 2017 at about 0928 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 500 block of Woods Ranch Road in Redway for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. It was reported that two male suspects arrived at the vi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Drug Task Force Arrest

On 05-23-17 at around 10:00 A.M. Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence in the 2600 block of Boone Street in the city of Fortuna.

W...

Read more about DTF's arrest of Ms. Potts

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Body located in the Eel River

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at about 1548 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a deceased male on the river bank of the South Fork of the Eel River. The body was located at the base of a cliff between the Sprowel Cr...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Armed Robbery in Hoopa

On Thursday, May 18, 2017 at about 0717 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office along with the California Highway Patrol and the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police responded to a business on Highway 96, in Hoopa for a report of an armed robbery. Onc...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Suicidal Subject

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at about 1201pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 300 block of School Road, Miranda for a report of a suicidal subject with a gun. It was also reported the subject had shot his dog.

Once deputies arri...

Read more about the suicidal subject in Miranda

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 17, 2017

In Custody Death

On Monday, May 15, 2017 at about 2115 hours a Correctional Deputy in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility was conducting a security check of the maximum security female unit when she discovered an inmate, who was housed alone, in their cell that appe...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Can anyone identify these suspects?

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple burglaries and the use of stolen credit/debit card; all occurring in the Mckinleyville area. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects possibly inv...

Read more about the three burglary suspects

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Zebra Found Deceased

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 at about 1452 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a zebra had been fatally shot on Mattole Road, Petrolia. Per the owner, the zebra was found deceased in a hay field about 20 yards from th...

Read more about the deceased zebra investigation

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Missing Person Elizabeth Smith -Update- Case 201702277

Update (5/16/17):

Missing person Elizabeth Smith has been located in Del Norte County and is unharmed. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for their assistance in locating Elizabeth. 

Previous (5/15/17):...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2017

McCann area Search and Rescue/Recovery

On May 4th at approximately 2pm a search and rescue effort was initiated in the McCann area east of Weott for the pilot of an ultra-light aircraft that had crashed into the main fork of the Eel River. Family members and friends of the Pilot, 61 year old R...

Read more on the McCann area search

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Search Warrant - Rancho Sequoia, Alderpoint

On Tuesday May 9th members of the Humboldt County Drug Enforcement team assisted the California Highway Patrol in the service a search warrant in the Rancho Sequoia area of Alderpoint. The warrant stemmed from a heavy equipment theft investigation being c...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 9, 2017

Update on fatal traffic collison on US-101

Update:

The deceased subject in this case has been positively identified as Ralph Pak Summers, age 49 of Mckinleyville.

 

Previous:

Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

On May 5, 2017, at approximately 12:40AM, CHP dispatch received calls...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 8, 2017

DTF Investigation

After a month’s long investigation Special Agents with the Drug Task Force were granted a search warrant for 42 year old Tito Bryant, his vehicle and his residence located in the 500 block of H Street in Arcata.  

On Thursday 5/...

Read more about DTF's investigation

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Stabbing in Ferndale - Case 201702102

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, at about 7:45 am, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a male subject had been stabbed at a residence on Waddington Road in Ferndale. The victim asked an acquaintance to call 911.

The victim sustained ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Shelter Cove Homicide - 201702096

Update (5/8/17):

The deceased subject in this case has been positively identified as Jesse Earl Simpson, age 42 of Shelter Cove.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to cal...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Volunteers Recognized

On Tuesday evening, 04/25/2017, the Eureka Police Department hosted an annual appreciation dinner for the Humboldt County Volunteer organizations at the Elks Lodge. The event was well attended and provided an opportunity for Humboldt County’s “First Respo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Names released by Coroners Office

Update

The deceased male subject in this case has been positively identified as Terry Allan Hayse, age 57 of Rio Dell. The female subject has been positively identified as Annette Kaleialoha Brooks, age 61 of Carlotta.

Previous:

Press release from the Califo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Search Warrant Served

On 04-18-17 at around 6:00 P.M. Special Agents with the Drug Task Force, assisted by Officers from Eureka Police Department and Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant at two residences located i...

Read more about the search warrants in Eureka

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Trinity River Release / Lewiston Dam

We would like to advise the public that there will be a controlled release of water from the Lewiston Dam on the Trinity River starting tomorrow (4-22-17), and continue through Wednesday (4-26-17). The release will rise from 400 cubic feet per second (179...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Hwy 299 Traffic Fatality Update

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified and released the name of the subject who tragically died in the traffic accident on Monday April 17th, on Hwy 299 east of Blue Lake Blvd. The decedent is 53 year old Janine Elaine Orcutt of Hoopa Ca.

Furt...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Arson Investigation - Case 201701809

On 4-17-17 at about 4:15 am Hoopa Tribal Police reported a suspicious fire with three buildings involved, behind Hoopa High School on Loop Rd. in Hoopa. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and discovered the three buildings fully engulfed in flames....

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Gunshot victim

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at about 10:12 a.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to a residence on Dyerville Loop, in Myers Flat for a report of a gunshot victim and possible home invasion robbery. The victim told deputies that he was met by numerous in...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Burglary

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at about 7:36 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to a residence on Herrick Avenue for a report of a burglary. As deputies arrived, an eyewitness advised the suspects were still on scene and getting into a vehicle. ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 12, 2017

23 Pounds of Marijuana Seized

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at about 0247 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Garberville units conducted a traffic stop on Sprowel Creek at Redwood Drive, Garberville. Once deputies approached the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana was detected. Du...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approve Inmate Tablet Pilot Project

Today, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a pilot project that will provide inmates in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility access to education on a electronic tablet platform. The focus of this project will be to maintain ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Can you help ID this female

On Monday April 03, 2017 at about 0119 hours, an unknown female entered a residence on the 1600 block of Myrtle Ave, Eureka. The female suspect removed the victim’s purse and phone from the residence and left the area on foot. The victim&rsq...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2017

HCSO received donation from the Eureka Moose Lodge

 

On Friday, April 07, 2017, the Eureka Moose Lodge held an event for first responders which several local fire and law enforcement agencies attended. The Lodge raised $10,000 that was distributed between the agencies. The Humboldt County Sheriff&...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Swearing in Ceremony

On Monday, April 10, 2017 Sheriff Mike Downey was pleased to announce the swearing in of eight new Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office employees and seven promotions.  

 

Promotions:

 

     ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Arrest in Redway

On 04-08-17, Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office were on patrol in the 100 block of Empire Avenue, Redway when they noticed silver colored Toyota Tacoma parked partially in the roadway.  Deputies learned prior to...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Investigation

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at about 1424 hours Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Deputies responded to the 7200 block of West End Road, Arcata for an agency assist per California Highway Patrol. It was reported to law enforcement as a tra...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Sex Offender Sweep

During the week of March 27th, 2017, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Deputies conducted a sex offender sweep at various locations throughout the county. The purpose of this sweep was to make sure sex registrants are complying with Califo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Barricaded subject in Willow Creek

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, at approximately 1454 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of Mountain View Lane, Willow Creek for a welfare check. Suspect Kason Henry Crutchfield, age 26 was reported to be in viol...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Update on stabbing in Alderpoint

-UPDATE

 

The deceased male subject in this case has been positively identified as Eugene Arnold Minikel, age 37 of Redway. This investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.

 

Anyone with information for the Sheriff&a...

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Sheriff's Office
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 vehicle traveling to Humboldt County from the Bakersfield area transporting a significant quantity...

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Sheriff's Office
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 of the Fortuna Police Department served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant on two motel rooms located in the 800 block o...

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Sheriff's Office
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 inc...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Puppy rescued from Humboldt Bay

On Monday, March 13, 2017, at approximately 0930 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received 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 able...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Subject identified in CHP traffic collision

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

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Sheriff's Office
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 Cri...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Multiple vehicles burglaries in Mckinleyville

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

Read more about the burglaries in McKinleyville

Sheriff's Office
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 female subject. The female caller stated she and three other females were traveling in their Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle o...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Three Subjects Rescued

On Tuesday March 7, 2017 at about 8:15pm the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communications 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 their vehicle in the W...

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Sheriff's Office
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 a male s...

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Sheriff's Office
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 occurred on 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 nothing...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Friendly Reminder

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 ...

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Sheriff's Office
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 proposals for the 2016/2017 State of California Off-Highway (OHV) grant program.  According to state requirements, public comments can be submitted from March 7...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 22, 2017

Autopsy shows Sam Whitney died from natural causes

UPDATE-

 

Sam Whitney was found deceased February 11th under the Ryan Slough Bridge. Whitney was dressed adequately for the weather. A thick sleeping bag was found nearby.

 

During the autopsy on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Whitney&rsqu...

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Sheriff's Office
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 been spending time with a friend.

 

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Body located in the Humboldt Bay

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

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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...

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Sheriff's Office
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 Office Deputies 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 Slo...

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Sheriff's Office
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 s...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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 received an anonymous tip that Za...

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Sheriff's Office
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...

DTF arrests Warren, Freeman, and Waymond arrests

Sheriff's Office
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. in Miranda...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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 1993 as a r...

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Sheriff's Office
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 contacted Ma...

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Sheriff's Office
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 with the repo...

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Sheriff's Office
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’s arrest came at th...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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 victim ma...

Read more on Anthony Holberg's burglary arrest

Sheriff's Office
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 about people leaving ...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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.  Deputies met wit...

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Video surveillance Sheriff's Office
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 activities, which frighten animal...

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Sheriff's Office
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 id...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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 loca...

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Sheriff's Office
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 numerous calls in...

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Sheriff's Office
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 reported 21 year ...

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Sheriff's Office
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

     Ke...

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Photographs from Swearing in Ceremony in December Sheriff's Office
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 Office.  Both Go...

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Booking photos for arrested suspects Sheriff's Office
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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Pictures of possible suspect vehicle Sheriff's Office
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 ...

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Sheriff's Office
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.m. to 4 p...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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 scene when de...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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 from sinc...

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Sheriff's Office
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 trailer since...

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Sheriff's Office
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 there were no...

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Sheriff's Office
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 located a f...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 23, 2016

Search and Rescue - Case 201605814

On November 22, 2016 at about 4:18 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a 14 year old female reporting she was lost in the woods in the Ridgewood area.  The female was told to stay put and attempt to ...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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 residen...

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Sheriff's Office
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. ...

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Sheriff's Office
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 ente...

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Sheriff's Office
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 inc...

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Sheriff's Office
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 the...

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Sheriff's Office
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 ...

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Sheriff's Office
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 t...

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Photographs of Landen Sheriff's Office
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 ide...

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Sheriff's Office
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 the...

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Sheriff's Office
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 loc...

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Sheriff's Office
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...

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Sheriff's Office
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 ba...

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Photographs of animal cruelty Sheriff's Office
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 Hon...

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Sheriff's Office
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 resi...

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Photographs for narcotic suspects Sheriff's Office
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 the c...

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Photographs of vandalism at Calvary Church Sheriff's Office
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 on...

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Sheriff's Office
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 (10/29/16 by Sgt. McCa...

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Sheriff's Office
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 foun...

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Sheriff's Office
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 i...

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Sheriff's Office
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 bystander...

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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 attempte...

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Sheriff's Office
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 assig...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 25, 2016

Bank Robbery - Case 201605351

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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 an...

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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 growing mar...

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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 told...

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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 p...

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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 th...

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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 vehic...

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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...

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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 that...

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Sheriff's Office
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 fostering a...

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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 on th...

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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 Socie...

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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, ...

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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 Road,...

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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 t...

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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 joining ...

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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...

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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 Trinid...

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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 raise...

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Sheriff's Office
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 Kitchen...

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Sheriff's Office
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 of ...

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Sheriff's Office
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 requir...

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Sheriff's Office
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 imp...

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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 unresponsive...

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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 had...

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Sheriff's Office
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 investigat...

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Sheriff's Office
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...

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Sheriff's Office
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, August 30, 2016 at ...

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Sheriff's Office
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 900...

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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 3.Richar...

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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...

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Photographs from the search warrant in Dinsmore Sheriff's Office
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 Allan ...

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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 ...

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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 property. ...

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Sheriff's Office
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 Jenn Turn...

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Sheriff's Office
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 homicide. If you h...

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Sheriff's Office
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 Deput...

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Sheriff's Office
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...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 12, 2016

Narcotics Arrest - DTF Case

Image for Drug Task Force Symbol

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 methamph...

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Sheriff's Office
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.m. Humbo...

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Sheriff's Office
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, deputi...

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Photographs from the marijuana investigation Sheriff's Office
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 ci...

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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. ...

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Sheriff's Office
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 residence, l...

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Photographs from the theft in Fieldbrook Sheriff's Office
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...

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Sheriff's Office
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 the patient who wa...

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Sheriff's Office
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, ...

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Sheriff's Office
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 ho...

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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...

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Photographs from this investigation Sheriff's Office
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 victi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 9, 2016

Public Service Announcement - Emergency Alert Notification

Image for PSA Emergency Alerts

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, includi...

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Sheriff's Office
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. Please do not attempt to appre...

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Sheriff's Office
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...

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