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  1. Stolen vehicle recovery in Eureka

    On July 30, 2021, at about 6:37 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the area of 5th and N Street in Eureka observed a vehicle towing a trailer with an expired registration. Read on...
  2. Fraudulent letter investigation

    The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is seeking community members who have received a fraudulent letter sent via U.S. Mail. Read on...
  3. North Jetty Boating Accident Investigation

    On July 28, 2021, at about 2:23 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the North Jetty for the report of a boating accident. Read on...
  4. Two correctional deputies injured in jail assault

    Two correctional deputies were injured today during an assault inside the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Read on...
  5. Eel River Drowning Investigation

    On July 26, 2021, at about 3:27 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Eel River near Holmes Flat for the report of a possible drowning. Read on...
  6. Missing Person Investigation in Westhaven

    The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate missing person Walter Wayne Wright, 35, of Westhaven. Read on...
  7. Trinity River Drowning Investigation

    The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office urges caution when recreating in local rivers following the drowning death of an Arcata woman last week. Read on...
  8. Marijuana Enforcement Team Watershed Protection Operation

    During the week of July 19-22, 2021, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served 23 search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in four Humboldt County watersheds. Read on...
  9. At-Risk Missing Person Found

    UPDATE: At-risk missing person Sky Marie Vrbas was located at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 21, 2021, by the Rio Dell Police Department. Vrbas was found to be in good health. Read on...
  10. Multiple overdose incidents at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility

    Humboldt County Correctional Deputies and medical staff at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility used medication to save four individuals suspected of overdosing on fentanyl. Read on...
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