News Flash

Sheriff's Office

Posted on: October 24, 2019

PSPS Power outage information

Due to an expected severe wind event anticipated to occur around 10 pm Saturday night, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) notified the county this afternoon that it will de-energize some power lines in Humboldt County as part of the utility’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program.  At this time, PG&E expects that 2,188 customer connections in Humboldt County will be affected.  Electricity is expected to be turned off for those PG&E customers Saturday evening, possibly several hours before the wind increases. 

This PSPS event is expected to last longer than the roughly 24-hour event earlier this month, which means residents who are affected may have electricity shut off for a longer period of time.  The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (Sheriff’s OES) will provide updated information from the utility as it becomes available.  The length of the outage and estimated time of restoral is entirely up to PG&E. For information about PSPS or to sign up for alerts, go to www.prepareforpowerdown.com or call 1-877-9000-PGE.

PG&E expects to issue maps later today that show the anticipated affected areas.  The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (Sheriff’s OES) will provide those maps and any information regarding affected areas as it becomes available.  If the shutoff is isolated in Humboldt County, or includes distribution lines in our area, ground inspection may take longer than the aerial inspection completed after the Oct. 9th shutoff before restoration can begin.

The overall PSPS is expected to affect 32 California counties and approximately 640,000 customer connections.  As conditions may continue to change and the scope of this event may be expanded, the county recommends that all county residents be prepared for an extended power outage beginning Saturday night.

###

 

For the most recent information, follow Sheriff’s OES on facebook. facebook.com/HumboldtCountyOES

You can also follow PG&E’s social media accounts for the latest information from the utility.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Sheriff's Office

Outside of the animal shelter

Animal Shelter Modified Services

Posted on: March 20, 2020
Outside of the animal shelter

Animal Shelter Modified Services

Posted on: March 20, 2020
Sheriff Star

EOD Investigation at Redwood Acres

Posted on: March 9, 2020
MCLAUGHLIN booking photo

Firearms arrest

Posted on: March 2, 2020
BLAKE booking photo

Attempted murder investigation

Posted on: March 2, 2020
marijuana, firearms, and a ski mask

Traffic stop leads to arrest

Posted on: February 27, 2020
Upton booking photo

Assault with a firearm investigation

Posted on: February 20, 2020
WILLIAMS booking photo

McKinleyville Burglary Arrest

Posted on: February 18, 2020
TANNER booking photo

Ettersburg Homicide Investigation

Posted on: February 18, 2020
An EOD Robot investigates a suspicious object with a sheriff patrol car in the background

EOD Investigation on Humboldt Hill

Posted on: February 14, 2020
PHONE SCAM

Phone scam targets local residents

Posted on: February 13, 2020
ARLOTTA booking photo

Wanted subject Aaron Arlotta arrested

Posted on: February 11, 2020

Stolen vehicle recovery in Willow Creek

Posted on: February 4, 2020

Stolen vehicle pursuit in McKinleyville

Posted on: January 13, 2020
Sheriff's car is parked while an EOD Robot is utilized

EOD Investigation on Humboldt Hill

Posted on: January 8, 2020
EOD Robot investigates suspicious package on the ground under a stop sign

Suspicious package investigation

Posted on: January 7, 2020
Tree stumps of lumber illegally harvested in a forest

Timber/firewood theft investigation

Posted on: January 6, 2020
TEACH booking photo

Attempted Murder in Bridgeville

Posted on: January 4, 2020

Garberville home invasion armed robbery

Posted on: December 30, 2019
Janeen Jackson Booking Photo

Willow Creek Stabbing Investigation

Posted on: December 30, 2019
lewis booking photo

Felon in possession of a firearm arrest

Posted on: December 23, 2019

Attempted robbery investigation

Posted on: December 18, 2019
FROST booking photo

Possession of stolen vehicle arrest

Posted on: December 13, 2019
Vaping cartridges of butane honey oil

BHO lab investigation in Phillipsville

Posted on: December 12, 2019
Black dog in front of the Humboldt County Animal Shelter sign

Animal Shelter Open House This Weekend!

Posted on: December 12, 2019
OSGOOD booking photo

Stolen Vehicle Recovery near Clam Beach

Posted on: December 6, 2019
CVETKOVIC booking photo

Garberville burglary arrest

Posted on: December 5, 2019
ADKINS Booking Photo

McKinleyville robbery arrest

Posted on: December 4, 2019
Orange tractor

Stolen tractor recovery

Posted on: November 26, 2019
Deputy in a bomb suit renders a live device safe

EOD Investigation at Mad River Beach

Posted on: November 21, 2019
Cannabis in a wood chipper

Sheriff's MET team concludes grant cycle

Posted on: November 19, 2019

Arrests made in child abuse investigation

Posted on: November 19, 2019

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Investigation

Posted on: November 15, 2019
Cows standing in a field

Look out for livestock on county roads

Posted on: November 14, 2019
CULLEN 2

Wanted subject Robert Cullen arrested

Posted on: November 13, 2019

Sprowel Creek Pursuit

Posted on: November 13, 2019
STUCKEY

Fields Landing assault investigation

Posted on: November 13, 2019
MARCELLI

Possession for sales arrest

Posted on: November 8, 2019

Body found near Sawmill Rd.

Posted on: October 30, 2019

PSPS Power shutoff update

Posted on: October 24, 2019

Search and Recovery near Garberville

Posted on: October 23, 2019
Raymond Earl Preschern

Ramey Warrant Arrest - Case 201503461

Posted on: August 24, 2016