Posted on: May 26, 2017

Notice of Public Workshops on Cannabis Ordinance Policy Review

In the matter of Proposed Amendments to Humboldt County Code Regulating Commercial Cannabis Activities

DATES:   Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:00 pm - Planning Commission

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Governor Brown appoints Elvine-Kreis to Humboldt County Superior Court

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From the Governor’s Press Office

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Gregory J. Elvine-Kreis to a judgeship in the Humboldt County Superior Court.

Elvine-Kreis, 47, of Arcata, has been supervising attorney at the Humboldt C...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

May 18 Planning Commission cancelled

The Planning Commission special meeting that was scheduled for May 18, 2017 has been cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. All items that were scheduled to be heard at that meeting will be moved to the June 1st meeting.

 General questions can be di...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Pesticide training for cannabis cultivators

On May 31 the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation will offer pesticide use compliance training for the commercial cannabis cultivation industry.

Humboldt County’s Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance and...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Humboldt County Events for the month of May

Humboldt County Events May 2017

This monthly listing of community events, compliments of the Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau, is now available. This is a hand out version - more detail can be found on the Visitor's Bureau website at www.redwoods.info....

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Scoping meeting to focus on cannabis Environmental Impact Report

**Please note: 

The scoping meeting scheduled for May 12 will focus on the scope and content of the Environmental Impact Report. Attendees should be prepared to address the environmental impacts to be analyzed as identified in the Notice of Prepar...

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Additional Info on the cannabis EIR
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Humboldt and Mendocino counties announce the closure of Bell Springs Road to through traffic

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On Sunday, April 16th, a rock slide six miles north of Leggett in northern Mendocino County forced the closure of Highway 101.  The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) has not provided an update on when Highway 101 may re-open, but...

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CalTrans Road Conditions
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Statement from the Board of Supervisors

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When the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors appointed David Marcus as the county’s Public Defender on Feb. 9, the Board requested a date where they could meet with Mr. Marcus and set expectations and goals for the position. That date was today and the B...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

County releases Notice of Preparation for cannabis environmental impact report

Humboldt County has just released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that will evaluate the environmental impacts of proposed changes to the County’s Commercial Cannabis Ordinance. A sampling of the changes to...

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Cannabis EIR info
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Measure Z Citizens' Advisory Committee Finalizes Recommendations

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The Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z expenditures this week finalized its recommendations for projects to be funded in Fiscal Year 2017-18. In total, the committee recommended 12 projects to be funded, in addition to projects that requi...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Planned network outage at Clark Complex Thursday afternoon

The County of Humboldt will perform maintenance on its computer network during the afternoon of Thursday, March 30 at the Clark Complex and it will affect those doing business with the Planning & Building Department and Land Use Division of the Public...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Groundbreaking ceremony for Juvenile Hall replacement project

The County of Humboldt will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, April 3 to celebrate the beginning of construction on a new Juvenile Hall facility. By replacing the current aging facility, the county can more effectively create a safe and supportive...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Governor appoints Supervisor Sundberg to Coastal Commission

Supervisor Ryan Sundberg

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday announced his appointment of Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg to the California Coastal Commission.

Established in 1972, the Coastal Commission works in partnership with coastal cities and counties to plan an...

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California Coastal Commission
Posted on: March 17, 2017

Online forum for Measure S closes April 3

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In November 2016, Humboldt County voters passed Measure S which places a tax on individuals who cultivate cannabis for commercial purposes. Now, as the county prepares for the impacts of this measure and newly legalized industry, the Board of Supervisors ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Clarification regarding recent appointment of Public Defender

Following is a press release from the Board of Supervisors:

There has been a lot of misinformation surrounding the Board of Supervisors’ hiring of David Marcus as the Public Defender that needs clarification.

After receiving numerous applications the ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

County hires Jasmine Manuel as ADA coordinator

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The County of Humboldt on Jan. 30 named Jasmine Manuel as its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator. The ADA coordinator is a new position within the county, and Manuel is part of the Human Resources Department.

In her role, Manuel will monitor...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Tonight's Budget Roadshow moved to McKinleyville Library

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Due to icy road conditions along US Highway 299, the County of Humboldt has moved tonight’s Budget Roadshow meeting to the McKinleyville Library at 1606 Pickett Road in McKinleyville. The meeting was previously scheduled to take place at Willow Creek Comm...

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Explore the county budget
Posted on: February 9, 2017

Board appoints David Marcus as Public Defender

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed David Marcus to the position of Public Defender. Marcus replaces Kevin Robinson, who retired from the county in December.

Marcus has previous experience as the Lassen County Public Defender for ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

North Coast Regional Child Support Director Wins Inaugural Debbie Frahm Leadership Award

North Coast Regional DCSS Director Lisa Dugan receives the Frahm Leadership Award from California Department of Child Support Services Director Alisha Griffin

Sacramento – North Coast Regional Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) Director Lisa Dugan was honored by California DCSS Director Alisha Griffin last Wednesday for the county’s outstanding efforts to support families throughout the...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Headwaters Fund Mini-Grants Available

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The Headwaters Fund has $20,000 available in mini-grants for projects to promote local economic development. The mini-grants are typically $1,000 to $1,500, and support projects and events that spur economic development. The application process is simple,...

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Headwaters Fund mini-grant web page

Posted on: May 26, 2017

Social services and bookkeeping trainings starting soon

The Job Market and College of the Redwoods are offering concentrated trainings designed to help people move into a new career quickly. Both Community and Social Services and Intermediate Bookkeeping trainings are accepting applications now. These multi-we...

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Job Market employment trainings start soon (PDF)
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Take precautions against ticks this season

Tick season is quickly approaching, and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is reminding people to protect themselves and their animals.

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

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Take precautions against ticks this season (PDF)
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Low-cost rabies vaccines available

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

During the clinics, dog vaccinations are $10 each. Other canine and feline vaccinations will be avai...

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Low-cost rabies vaccines available (PDF)
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Young filmmakers share their craft during Arts Alive!

Youth and mental health advocates will gather on the red carpet Saturday and are inviting the community to join in. The Directing Change film screening will take place at the Eureka Theater during the May 6 Arts Alive!

The free event is a celebration of yo...

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Directing Change film screening release (PDF)
Posted on: May 3, 2017

New Public Health Director Named

Long-time Department of Health & Human Services employee Michele Stephens has been named the department’s director of the Public Health Branch, replacing Susan Buckley who retired in January.Stephens joined DHHS in 2006 as a social worker, a...

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New public health director release (PDF)
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Keep your toddler healthy with up-to-date immunizations

Humboldt County joins more than 2,000 U.S. communities each May in celebrating National Toddler Immunization Month. The commemoration highlights the role vaccines play in protecting children, and underscores the importance of fully immunizing children aga...

Read more about Toddler Immunization Month

Toddler immunization release (PDF)
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Enjoy healthy foods during annual Fruit and Veggie Fest

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and the Eureka Grocery Outlet are teaming up again for Fruit and Veggie Fest 2017.

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

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Mental health recovery, awareness focus of May celebrations

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is inviting the community to participate in celebrations and activities aimed at reducing stigma and raising awareness. Known locally as “May is Mental Health Matters Month,” the calenda...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Redwood Coast Career Fair Tuesday

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Employment Training Division invites job seekers to the 2017 Redwood Coast Career Fair.

DHHS and its Job Market partners including the North Coast Employer Advisory Council, are hosting the e...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Wet weather test period extended

Wet weather test period extended

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH) has, again, extended the wet weather test period for the evaluation of proposed individual on-site wastewater treatment s...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Career Fair scheduled for May 2

Job hunters will get an opportunity to meet more than 50 local employers during the 2017 Redwood Coast Career Fair, Tuesday, May 2, from noon to 2 p.m. The Job Market partners and the North Coast Employer Advisory Council needed more space this year and h...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Warning issued on overdose risk from ‘street’ drugs

Local residents who use illegal or “street” drugs may be at increased risk of overdose, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), because pills and tablets that look like common pain medications like Norco and Vic...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

DHHS Connect Spring 2017

The spring issue of DHHS Connect, our quarterly newsletter, is ready to read.

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DHHS Connect Vol I, Issue 3
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Mental Health team increases outreach to homeless

The Mobile Intervention & Services Team (MIST) is ramping up staffing to help more of Eureka’s most vulnerable mentally ill homeless people.

The program has recently added a new member, Anna Anguiano, a mental health clinician with the Humboldt Count...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Cal-Learn helps young parents thrive

In 2014, almost 250,000 babies in the United States were born to teenage mothers.

Teenage pregnancy and birth significantly contribute to high school dropout rates among girls, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that only 50 per...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Humboldt County challenges highlighted in state health survey

Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the results of its Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community survey which shows that Humboldt County youth have more access to unhealthy products than the state average.

The survey covers the a...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Medication disposal bins now available at six Humboldt County locations

Six Humboldt County pharmacies are now accepting expired, unused or unwanted medications, including prescription, non-prescription, controlled and non-controlled substances and pet medications. 

Humboldt County has a high rate of prescription medicati...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Hazardous waste fines levied on four Humboldt County businesses

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH) recently issued hazardous waste violation fines to four businesses that operate in Humboldt County. 

The penalties and agency costs totaling $29,599.72 o...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Make preteen vaccines a priority

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

“Some childhood vaccines provide immunity that can gradually decrease over time, exposing a child t...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Dog tests positive for rabies

The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health Laboratory has confirmed that a dog that was briefly in Humboldt County has tested positive for rabies.

This dog is believed to have contracted rabies after an encounter with a rabid skunk near...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Cervical health promoted

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

DHHS’s Public Health is joining com...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Humboldt County Dental Advisory Group is inviting residents to celebrate with free events and dental supplies.

As part of a national awareness campaign started by the American Dental Associa...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Behavioral Health Board members being sought

Do you or a family member have experience in the local mental health system? Community members are encouraged to lend their insight by serving on the Humboldt County Behavioral Health Board (BHB). Members advocate for behavioral health services to the Hum...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Kick smoking for good in 2017

Quitting smoking is a great way to start the New Year, and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services is reminding smokers that kicking the habit immediately improves health and saves money.

While a pack-a-day smoker can spend around $2,500 ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Volunteers still needed for Point-in-Time count

This year’s Point-in-Time (PIT) homeless count has been postponed by one month as recruitment for volunteers continues. Originally scheduled for the end of January, the PIT count will now take place in the early-morning hours of Feb. 28.

“P...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

DHHS Connect Winter 2016-2017

The winter issue of DHHS Connect, our quarterly newsletter, is ready to read.

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DHHS Connect Vol I, Issue 2
Posted on: December 28, 2016

Public Health awarded national accreditation

The Public Health branch of the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has been awarded national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. One of 141 accredited health departments nationwide, Humboldt is the first C...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Keep the holidays happy with food safety

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Division of Environmental Health (DEH) reminds people to prioritize food safety this holiday season.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and California Department of Public Health offer s...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Volunteers needed for Point-in-Time count

With the biennial Point-in-Time (PIT) count of homeless people coming up Jan. 31, the PIT committee is looking for volunteers and gathering donations.

During the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 31, volunteers will go to places throughout the county where homeless...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Wet weather test period opens

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

The effec...Read on...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

World AIDS Day recognized Dec. 1

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

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Veterans Service Office opens doors at new location

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

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Smokers: Go cold turkey before Thanksgiving

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

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Meeting to discuss waterless toilet regulations scheduled in Northern Humboldt

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

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Veterans' service recognized year-round

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

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

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Housing campaign exceeds goal

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

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

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Primal Décor recognized for service excellence

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

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

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Stay healthy this season—get a flu vaccine now

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

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

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

DHHS Connect Oct. 2016

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

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

Public Health offering low-cost shingles vaccines to qualifying seniors

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

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Meeting to discuss waterless toilet regulations scheduled in Southern Humboldt

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

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

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Housing campaign hits goal early

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

County’s opioid prescription rates declining

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

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Posted on: September 10, 2016

Public notified of gas spill above South Fork Eel River

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

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

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

‘Know the Signs' for Suicide Prevention Month

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

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

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

Orleans cat tests positive for rabies

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

DHHS reminds every...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Be school ready with up-to-date vaccines

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

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

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Breastfeeding Rest Stop opens at the fair

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

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

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Seats still available for Housing First Summit Thursday

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

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

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

County to open discussions about waterless toilet regulations

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

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

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Orleans area fox tests positive for rabies

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

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

City, county launch 30-60 Housing First Campaign

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

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

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

Public Health reports first rabid dog in county since 2010

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

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

Mobile Outreach delivers services to Hoopa

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

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Blue-green algae warning issued

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

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Hydesville dogs attacked by rabid foxes

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

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

Job Market partners improving searches

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

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Take precautions against ticks this season.

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

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

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Travel vaccines offered at Public Health Clinic

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

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

“When traveling out ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

Keep Your Toddler Healthy with Up-to-Date Immunizations

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

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

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

Redwood Coast Career Fair Friday

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

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

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

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

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

The two inci...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

May is Mental Health Matters Month

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

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Youth filmmakers step out onto red carpet

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

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Job seekers sought for Career Fair 2016

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

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Grant program helps house homeless families

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

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

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Humboldt County Promotes Alcohol Awareness Month

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

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

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

Warning issued on overdose risk from “street” drugs

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

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Posted on: April 15, 2016

Be a hero to a foster child

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

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

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Posted on: April 6, 2016

Medication disposal proves successful

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

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

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Posted on: March 25, 2016

Medication disposal bins opening at select local pharmacies

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

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

CDPH to Conduct Water Quality Study in Humboldt Bay

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

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Foster care advocate leaving DHHS for state appointment

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

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

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2016

New commercial composting regulations in effect

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

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

Don’t forget preteen vaccines

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

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

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Posted on: February 5, 2016

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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

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

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 7, 2016

Wastewater documents ready for public review, comment

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

I...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

Wet weather test period opens

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

The ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Retiring DHHS director honored with statewide award

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

The Circ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2015

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

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

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

FluMist Available Now

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

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

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Serve up food safety this holiday season

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

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

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

Veterans Day brings improved service for local vets

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

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

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Low-cost shingles vaccine currently available for qualifying seniors

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

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

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

County secures $496,000 for homeless families

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

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

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Posted on: October 16, 2015

Make time and schedule your flu vaccine now

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

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

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 11, 2015

Caution: Minimize your exposure to swimmer’s itch

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

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

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

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

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

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Posted on: August 18, 2015

Volunteer crossing guards needed for Lafayette Elementary School

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

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

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

Schedule back-to-school vaccines now

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

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

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Posted on: August 3, 2015

World Breastfeeding Week Fair at WIC

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

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

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Add vaccines to your college checklist

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

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

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

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

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

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

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Posted on: June 23, 2015

Make septic tank maintenance a priority

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

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Take precautions against ticks this season

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

Blue-green algae warning issued

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

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

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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Disability and Senior Expo event Friday

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

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

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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Keep water recreation fun and safe

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

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Posted on: May 14, 2015

Keep Your Toddler Healthy with Up-to-Date Immunizations

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

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

Low-cost rabies vaccines available

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

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

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

MHSA three-year plan ready for public comment

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

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

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

Spring into health: Spring Seeds and Produce Giveaway

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

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

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

May is Mental Health Month

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

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Career Fair May 15

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

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Enjoy healthy foods during Fruit and Veggie Fest 2015

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

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

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Influenza death reported in Humboldt County

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

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

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Gonorrhea rates up in Humboldt County

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

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

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Posted on: April 14, 2015

West Nile testing starts April 15

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

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

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Free vegetable seeds available through DHHS’s Mobile Outreach

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

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

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Local stores take recalled garlic powder off shelves

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

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

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Posted on: March 24, 2015

Revisions to sewage disposal ordinance, regulations underway

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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Revisions to sewage disposal ordinance, regulations underway

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

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

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Posted on: March 9, 2015

Nurse-Family Partnership Graduates 19 participants

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

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Posted on: February 10, 2015

Vaccines for Preteens

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

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

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Posted on: January 30, 2015

Foster families urgently needed

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

“There are many circu...Read on...

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Posted on: January 14, 2015

DHHS, EPD launch Mobile Intervention and Services Team

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

...Read on...

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Posted on: January 9, 2015

Cervical health promoted

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

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

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Folic acid needed for pregnancy success

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

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

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Volunteers, Donations sought for Homeless Count

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

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

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Posted on: January 5, 2015

Wet weather test period opens

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

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Posted on: December 18, 2014

Flu season likely to be severe.

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

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2014

Mobile Outreach hosting senior services event.

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

Represent...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2014

Covered California enrollment starts Nov. 15

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2014

Veterans Day is every day at Veterans Service Office

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

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

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

DHHS offers flu vaccines

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

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

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Posted on: October 3, 2014

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

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

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

Posted on: October 3, 2014

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

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

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 5, 2014

Health Advisory lifted for Cyanotoxins on Trinity

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

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

Take precautions against swimmer’s itch

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

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Posted on: September 3, 2014

Groups collaborate on “Nutrition in the Garden” party

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

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

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Posted on: August 26, 2014

Wellness Week Empowers Transition-Age Youth

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

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Posted on: August 25, 2014

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 20, 2014

Trinity tests positive for blue-green algae

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

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Posted on: August 8, 2014

Young adults: Vaccines needed before school starts

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

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

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Posted on: July 30, 2014

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

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

T...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

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

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

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

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Posted on: July 25, 2014

CalFresh Forum unites community partners

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

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

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Posted on: July 25, 2014

Humboldt County bird tests positive for West Nile virus

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

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

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Posted on: July 21, 2014

Federal grant will benefit local youth.

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

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

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

Blue-green algae warning issued

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

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

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

Documentary focuses on ending stigma of mental illness

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

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

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Posted on: July 11, 2014

Low-cost shingles vaccine is available for eligible seniors.

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

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

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Posted on: July 9, 2014

Play it safe around water this summer.

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

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Posted on: July 7, 2014

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

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

T...Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

Help Humboldt County youth win national award.

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

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Posted on: June 27, 2014

Take precautions against ticks

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

Posted on: June 16, 2014

National WIC program marks its 40th year

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

Posted on: June 2, 2014

DHHS helps ensure water well safety

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

Posted on: May 20, 2014

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

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

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

Posted on: May 20, 2014

Measles case confirmed in Humboldt County

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

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

Posted on: May 15, 2014

DHHS employee honored at national behavioral health conference

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

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

Posted on: May 9, 2014

Pet owners urged to vaccinate animals against rabies

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

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

Posted on: May 8, 2014

Fruit and Veggie Fest focuses on healthy eating

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

Posted on: May 2, 2014

HUD grants help local homeless assistance programs

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

Posted on: April 25, 2014

CAST open house to celebrate 18 years of community service

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

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


Posted on: May 24, 2017

Jason Curtis Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Assault

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May 24, 2017

Today 38-year-old Jason Curtis of Eureka was sentenced to 8 years in prison for his assault on the 76-year-old owner of the “STUF’T POTATO” restaurant in Eureka. &a...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

DA Concludes Review of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

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May 15, 2017

District Attorney Maggie Fleming has concluded her review of the fatal officer-involved shooting in McKinleyville on August 18, 2016.On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Kyle Zoellner Not Held to Answer for the Charge of Murder

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May 5, 2017

The recently completed preliminary hearing concerning the tragic death of David Josiah Lawson did not result in Kyle Zoellner being held to answer for the charge of ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Jury Finds Samantha and Francisco James Guilty of Burglary Charges

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April 25, 2017

On April 25, 2017 a jury found both Samantha and Francisco James guilty of felony first-degree burglary of a residence and felony second-degree burglary of a stor...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Jury Convicts Scott Dean of Criminal Threats, Assault, and Battery

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April 24, 2017

District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that after a five-day jury trial before Judge Dale Reinholtsen, jurors today convicted Scott Cooper Dean, 52, originall...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Jury Convicts Brandon Bemis of Child Sexual Abuse

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April 14, 2017

Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that today a jury convicted 22-year-old Brandon Bemis of felony sexual abuse of a child in violation of...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Sean Applebaum Pleads Guilty to Cultivation of Marijuana Resulting in Environmental Damage

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April 5, 2017

Today, Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that yesterday, 33 year-old Sean C. Appelbaum, of Dinsmore, California, pled guilty to a felony v...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Moises Saldana Pleads Guilty to Child Sexual Assault Crimes

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March 17, 2017

Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that yesterday, Moises Camarillo Saldana, a 38-year-old former resident of Fortuna, pled guilty to comm...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Jury Convicts Oscar Pineda of Felony Stalking, Vandalism, and Violation of Restraining Order

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March 10, 2017

District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that after a two-week jury trial before Judge Cissna, jurors today convicted Oscar Rene Pineda, 51, of violation of a r...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Jury Finds Sharon Erickson Guilty of Felony Transportation of Heroin

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February 15, 2017

Today, Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that yesterday a jury found 46-year-old Sharon Patrice Erickson of McKinleyville guilty of fe...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

DA Fleming Announces Hiring of New Deputy District Attorney

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February 14, 2017

Today Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced the hiring of Deputy District Attorney Tobias Hasler.  Mr. Hasler, a graduate of UC S...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

DA Investigator Kyla Baxley Named "Investigator of the Year" by CSAIA

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February 9, 2017

District Attorney Maggie Fleming is pleased to announce that the California Sexual Assault Investigators Association (CSAIA) has chosen District Attorney Invest...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Michael Springs Sentenced for Multiple Burglaries

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January 26, 2017

Today, Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that yesterday, Michael Otis Springs was sentenced by Judge Marilyn Miles to a total of eight ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Blaine Richard Martin Receives Three Years

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January 20,2017

This week, Blaine Richard Martin received a three-year prison sentence from Judge Timothy Cissna following his conviction by a jury of possessing a firearm and a...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Jury Convicts Devin Schmidt of Arson

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January 19, 2017

On January 19, 2017, a Humboldt County jury convicted Devin Lee James Schmidt, 24, of arson of an inhabited dwelling, which is a serious and violent offense und...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Real Estate Fraud

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January 13, 2017

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office recently received notification from the Humboldt Association of Realtors about a possible rental scam.  ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Blackmon Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Term

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December 16, 2016

On September 30, 2016, a Humboldt County jury found 42-year-old Sean Blackmon guilty of: kidnapping to commit robbery (2 counts), robbery (2 counts), assault w...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Jury Convicts Barry Sanford of Multiple Counts of Child Sexual Abuse

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December 16, 2016

District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that on December 15, 2016, a Humboldt County jury convicted 70-year-old Eureka resident Barry John Sanford of three f...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

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

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December 2, 2016

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

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

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

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Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District Attorney NEW RELEASE October 17, 2016 Today a Humboldt County jury found 43-year-old Destry Beargrease Girard guilty of felony Resisting an Officer and four misdemeanors: Driving Under the Influen...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

JURY FINDS 42-YEAR-OLD SEAN BLACKMON GUILTY

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Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District Attorney NEWS RELEASE October 3, 2016 Today District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that on Friday, September 30, 2016, a jury found 42-year-old Sean Blackmon guilty of two counts of kidnapping...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Latest Elections Results

Election Results - latest election results have been published. 

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Measure Z funded road work to take place in Eureka area

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works is utilizing Measure Z funds to work with American Pavement Systems, Inc. and resurface county roads in the Eureka area on May 31st and June 1st.

Temporary road closures or restrictions to travel and traffic, ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Measure Z funded road work to take place in Arcata

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works working is utilizing Measure Z funds to work with American Pavement Systems, Inc. and resurface county roads in the Arcata area on May 23, 24, and 25.

Temporary road closures or restrictions to travel and traf...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Rain changes scheduled Measure Z roadwork in McKinleyville, Willow Creek, Eureka

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works is utilizing Measure Z funds to work with Sierra Nevada Construction, Inc. and resurface county roads in the Eureka, McKinleyville and Willow Creek areas on May 17, 18, 19, and 22. This work was previously sc...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Measure Z funded road work to take place in Willow Creek

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The Humboldt County Department of Public Works working with American Pavement Systems, Inc. will be resurfacing Country Club Road, Patterson Road, and Bigfoot Avenue in the Willow Creek area on May 17th and 18th. The road work is being funded by Measure Z...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Road Conditions 03/08/2017 @3:45 http://humboldtgov.org/roads

Winter travel advisory: Driving on county roads during stormy periods, DRIVE SLOWLY and CAUTIOUSLY due to landslides, road failures and deep potholes. 

When in higher elevations, CARRY CHAINS.

Shively Road 1 lane traffic at PM 0.50, PM 3.56, PM 7....

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Road Conditions 03/06/2017 @ 3:20 pm http:// humboldtgov.org/roads

Winter travel advisory: Driving on county roads during stormy periods, DRIVE SLOWLY and CAUTIOUSLY due to landslides, road failures and deep potholes. 

When in higher elevations, CARRY CHAINS.

Shively Road 1 lane controlled traffic at PM 0.50, PM ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Road Conditions 3/1/17 @ 10:00 am http://humboldtgov.org/roads

  

 

 

Road crews will be placing hot mix on Alderpoint   Road between PM 3 and PM 8 Wednesday 3/1/17 and Thursday 3/2/17 beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 3:00 pm each day.  Expect 15 to 20 minute delays. 

Wi...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Road Conditions 02/24/2017 @ 3:00 pm humboldtgov.org/roads

Shively Road 1 lane
controlled traffic at PM 0.50, PM 3.56, PM 7.00 and PM 11.50<_o3a_p>

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Road Conditions 02/14/17 1030 http://humboldtgov.org/roads

McCann Ferry is operating

Alderpoint Road 1 lane controlled traffic at 30.33 mm and 34.79 mm 

Eel Rock Road 1 lane controlled traffic at 2.7 mm 

Shively Road 1 lane controlled traffic at 3.56 mm, 7.00 mm and 8.42 mm 

Nunnemaker Road closed at E...

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Posted on: March 5, 2015

Humboldt Road Conditions Update - 03/05/15

Road Conditions Updated

Humboldt Road conditions update.
Posted on: February 24, 2015

Humboldt Road Conditions Update - 02/24/15

Road Conditions Updated

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

Feb. 9 Road Conditions Updates

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

Posted on: February 6, 2015

Feb. 6 Afternoon Road Closure Updates

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

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Posted on: December 17, 2014

Redwood Drive to close Dec. 24

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

Posted on: December 4, 2014

Redwood Drive Still Closed

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2014

Humboldt Road Conditions Update - 9-16-14

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

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

Humboldt Road Conditions Update - 9-9-14

Road Conditions Updated

Humboldt Road conditions update.

Posted on: 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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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 rep...

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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 arrived ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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):

On Monda...

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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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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.

 

 

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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 5/4/2017 at 5:00 P.M...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Update on homicide in Shelter Cove

UPDATE-

 

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 call the S...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Shelter Cove Homicide - 201702096

On 05-03-17 Officers from the California Highway Patrol were dispatched to a fatal traffic collision in the Shelter Cove area of Southern Humboldt County.  Once on scene, CHP Officers determined the collision was the result of an intentional act....

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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 seve...

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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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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.

 

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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 in the 1800...

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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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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 C...

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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 ...

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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...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Gunshot victim

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at about 10:12 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff 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 ...

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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. Dur...

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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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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 EmpireAvenue, Redway when they noticed silver colored Toyota Tacoma parked partially
in the roadway.  Deputies learned priorto approac...

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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. Thefemale suspect removed the victim’s purse and phone from the residence and left
the area on foot. The victim&...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

HCSO received donation from the Eureka Moose Lodge

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

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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 Officeemployees and seven promotions.  <_o3a_p>

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     Jason Benge –
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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 ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Sex Offender Sweep

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

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Barricaded subject in Willow Creek

On Thursday,
March 30, 2017, at approximately 1454 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’sOffice 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...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Update on stabbing in Alderpoint

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

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 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 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

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

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 burglari...

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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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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: 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: 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

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 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 22, 2017

Autopsy shows Sam Whitney died from natural causes

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During the autopsy on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Whitney’s
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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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TheSheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their assista...

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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 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 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 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

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 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 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 received an anonymous tip that Za...

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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...

DTF arrests Warren, Freeman, and Waymond arrests

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: 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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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 1993 as a r...

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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 contacted Ma...

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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 with the repo...

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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’s arrest came at th...

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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 victim ma...

Read more on Anthony Holberg's burglary arrest

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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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

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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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
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 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 identifica...

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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 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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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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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 Swithenbank – Lieutenant

&a...

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Photographs from Swearing in Ceremony in December
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 next of k...

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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 ...

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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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Pictures of possible suspect vehicle
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
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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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 scene when de...

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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 from sinc...

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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 trailer since...

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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 there were no...

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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 located a f...

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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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Subj...

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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 residen...

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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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
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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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
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
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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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 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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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...

Read more on attempted homicide in Eureka

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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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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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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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 an...

Read more about the McKinleyville Bank Robbery

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 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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Photographs from marijuana eradication
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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Photographs from SWAP pumpkin patch
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...

Read more on the Traffic Stop in Willow Creek

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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Photographs from DTF's marijuana arrests
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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Booking photos for arrested suspects
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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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: 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 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: 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

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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 Trinid...

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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 raise...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 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: 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 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: 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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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 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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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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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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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 methamph...

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 and ...

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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...

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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 Valley...

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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 tre...

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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 Furt...

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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 submitt...

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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 ...

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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 Enforcement...

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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...

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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 Interventi...

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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 p...

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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 in ...

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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 ...

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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 sometim...

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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, eight...

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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 victi...

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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 Arnold – C...

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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 bar. ...

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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 Facili...

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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....

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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 res...

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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 deputi...

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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 s...

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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. Smith w...

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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 Driv...

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Posted on: June 9, 2016

Marijuana Arrest - Case 201602908

Todd David Athey

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at about 2:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence on the 1300 block of Toth Rd in Shelter Cove and also at a residence on the 300 block of Blueridge Rd in Shelter Cove. Upo...

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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, includi...

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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 w...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 w...

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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 ...

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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...

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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, anoth...

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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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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 ...

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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...

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

Missing Person - Case 201601745

6/13/2016 - 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 at t...

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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. Anyone with...

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Posted on: January 16, 2015

Correctional Facility Offers "Re-Entry Fair" for Inmates

Re-entry fair

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

2016-17 Property Tax Bills

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

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

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Property Tax Postponement Program

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