News Flash

Posted on: August 19, 2019

Missing Person investigation

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s
Office would like to remind citizens who may be using the outdoors this time ofyear to be observant during their activities.

Hans Lippuner was last seen
by his house mates on October 16, 2018, in the Dows Prairie...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Protesters arrested at Humboldt Redwood Company

On 08-15-2019, at about 12:35 pm,
the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service at theHumboldt Redwood Company in Scotia.  It
was reported that protesters on scene had locked themselves down with devicesat the e...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Sex offender registration compliance sweep

Between August 6th and August 9th, 2019, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office conducted an annual sex offender registration compliance sweep throughout the County of Humboldt. Representatives from the Fortuna Police Department, Arcata Police Dep...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Update to McKinleyville homicide

On 08-10-19, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s
Office began an investigation into a reported stabbing that occurred on the1100 block of Boss Rd. in McKinleyville, in which a male died.

The decedent has been identified as Dylon T.
Liakos, age 30, ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Countywide Met investigations

On 08-05-2019, Deputies with the
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) began a four-daycountywide operation targeting large scale illegal cannabis cultivation.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Man with a gun in McKinleyville

Tyler Dean Godwin

On 08-08-2019, at about 11:10 AM, the Humboldt
County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a man with a gun on the 1600 blockof Sutter Rd., in McKinleyville.  It was
reported that a male subject was shooting...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 4, 2019

Body located off shore near Trinidad

On 08-04-2019, at about 9:30 AM, the United
States Coast Guard notified the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office they hadreceived a call of a body having been located just off shore of a beach near
Trinidad.  It was reported that Kayake...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 1, 2019

MET investigation Brannon Mountain

On 07-31-2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served a search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Brannon Mountain area. 

During the service of the search warran...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Arson in Redway

On 07-26-2019, at about 4:30 AM, the Humboldt
County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a suspicious fire on the 100 blockof Apple Ln., in Redway.  It was reported
that a vehicle had been set on fire.

Garberville and Redway...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 25, 2019

MET investigation

On 07-24-2019, deputies with the
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served 2search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Hyampom area.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and DF...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Shots fired in McKinleyville

On 07-24-2019, at about 10:00 AM,
the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received numerous 911 calls from citizensreporting shots being fired near the 1400 block of Reasor Rd., in McKinleyville.
Itwas reported that a black male adult wearin...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Marijuana Enforcement near Hyampom

On 07-23-2019, Deputies with the
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served 2search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Hyampom
area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cal F...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Marijuana enforcement warrants served in Bayside and McKinleyville

On July 18, 2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served two search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Bayside and McKinleyville areas. The Humboldt County Planning and...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Cutten home invasion arrest

POOL booking photo

On July 16, 2019, at about 2:51 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of the 6200 block of Berry Lane in Cutten for the report of an unknown subject attempting to gain entry into residences.

A deputy on patrol in th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 16, 2019

McKinleyville Armed Robbery

On July 15, 2019, at about 2:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 2300 block of Grace Avenue in McKinleyville for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

Upon making contact with the 39-...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Cannabis search warrants served in Hyampom area

Water diversion

On July 11, 2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served two search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Hyampom area of Humboldt County. The California Department of Fis...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Sheriff's Office seeking whereabouts of missing Stockton man

Moseley

UPDATE: Missing person Jamie Moseley has been located. Deputies made contact with Moseley shortly after 5 pm. on July 12, 2019. Moseley returned to his campsite on his own, in good condition.

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Stolen vehicle recovery

On July 10, 2019, at about 9:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Alderpoint area observed a suspicious vehicle parked on the Eel River bar, with a male subject possibly stripping parts from the vehicle.

Deputies made acce...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Assault arrest

MCKENZIE booking photo

On July 7, 2019, at about 1:10 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on the 1800 block of Myrtle Avenue, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of an assault that had just occurred.

When deput...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Drug Enforcement Unit serves search warrant in Rancho Sequoia

Various trash discarded on the ground, in background a black water tank

On July 3, 2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Rancho Sequoia area of Southern Humboldt County. The following agencies ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Fallen Officers Phone Scam

Scam Alert

Another phone scam is targeting Humboldt County residents claiming to be from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

A local resident contacted the Sheriff’s Office reporting that she received two calls this week claiming to be someone f...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Sheriff's Office seeking whereabouts of missing Lodi woman

white female adult, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, 180 pounds, with medium-length brown hair an

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate missing person Tiffany Alma Faith Clark, 38, of Lodi, CA. Clark is believed to be missing under suspicious circumstances.

A black Ford Ranger associated with Clark w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit participates in Operation Dry Water

Sheriff's Lt. Mike Fridley stands on the Sheriff's Jet boat

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is joining a nationally coordinated effort this weekend to educate boaters about the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

On July 5 through July 7, 2019, the Sheriff&am...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Burglary investigation

white male adult, approximately 25 to 35 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet tall, between 160 and

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to identify a Fort Seward burglary suspect.

On June 29, 2019, at about 7:45 a.m., a local property owner contacted the Sheriff’s Office regarding a burglary that had...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Human remains located

On June 27, 2019, at about 10:40 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were contacted by State Parks rangers regarding an abandoned vehicle belonging to a possible missing person located in the Dolason Prairie area of the Redwood Nat...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Vehicle investigation leads to arrest

Two bags of heroin

On June 27, 2019, at about 11:19 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the 3300 block of Blue Lake Boulevard observed a suspicious vehicle parked in a turnout along the roadway.

The deputy contacted two subjects occupying the vehi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Stabbing Investigation

On June 26, 2019, at about 9:21 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 2300 block of Grace Avenue in McKinleyville for the report of a physical altercation occurring, with one male subject armed with a kni...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Trespassing arrests

On June 24, 2019, at about 8:57 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Humboldt Redwood Company on Monument Road, in the county’s jurisdiction of Rio Dell,  for the report of one subject being detained by ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Weitchpec residential structure fire investigation

On June 25, 2019, at about 6:15 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received the report of a residential structure fire with subjects possibly still inside on Mitchell Road near Weitchpec.

Sheriff’s deputies were firs...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Garberville burglary arrest

Ambruster booking photo

On June 20, 2019, at about 10:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a gas station on the 800 block of Redwood Drive in Garberville for a burglary that had just occurred.

Upon further investigation, deputies learned that t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 21, 2019

HCCF rolls out new body-worn camera program

Female correctional deputy with a Axon Body camera in an inmate dorm

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the successful implementation of body-worn cameras in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

Axon body-worn cameras are now being implemented in the Correctional Facility’...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Child concealment investigation update

Delisse Jones

Missing child Ariana Bemis-Eib was returned to the custody of her father on June 19, 2019, at about 11 p.m. Ariana was reportedly healthy and in good spirits.

Delisse Lalee Jones remains at-large and has a warrant out for her arrest. Anyone with informatio...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Phone scam targets Humboldt County residents

Scam Alert

Another phone scam targeting Humboldt County residents has left one victim out over $1,800.

The victim told the Sheriff’s Office that she received a call from someone claiming to be with the Texas Department of Justice, with a matching caller ID ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Four arrested for trespassing during logging protest

Deputy attempts to safely remove protester from ladder while in a boom truck

On June 17, 2019, at about 3:42 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Monument Road, in the county's jurisdiction of Rio Dell, for the report of protesters blocking an access gate to Humboldt Redwood Company property.

When d...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Burglary investigation in Redway

On June 10, 2019, at about 8:40 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 400 block of Redway Drive in Redway for the report of a burglary that had just occurred.

When deputies arrived on scene, they learned t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Vehicle theft arrest

DEMARCO booking photo

On June 7, 2019, at about 3:06 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Thomas Drive and Redwood Drive in Garberville for the report of a physical altercation between two subjects.

When deputies arrived on s...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Escaped work crew inmate apprehended in Eureka

ALLMON BOOKING PHOTO

On June 4, 2019, at about 10:25 a.m., a citizen reported to a Eureka Police Department (EPD) officer that wanted Humboldt County Correctional Facility work crew inmate Corey James Allmon, 25, was seen running near D and Clark Streets.

After a brief foot pu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Public's help needed to locate inmate who walked away from work crew

ALLMON booking photo

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate a Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF) inmate who walked away from an inmate work crew this afternoon.

On June 3, 2019, at about 1:10 p.m., HCCF inmate Corey...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Assault suspect apprehended following pursuit

On May 30, 2019, at about 12:20 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a female juvenile regarding a home invasion and assault occurring at a residence on the 7100 block of Worthingt...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Traffic stop leads to discovery of heroin, methamphetamine

Heroin and Methamphetamine on a table

On May 28, 2019, at about 10:33 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Blue Lake area conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 299 near the Essex Lane exit due to the driver’s inability to maintain a lane.

Upo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Traffic stop leads to arrest in Blue Lake

LYNCH BOOKING PHOTO

On May 27, 2019, at about 1:36 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Blue Lake area a conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle on the 700 block of Casino Way.

The driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old Brent Clayton Lynch, wa...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Plane crash investigation in Garberville

Plane crashed into trees

On May 26, 2019, at about 6 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Jerold Phelps Hospital in Garberville for the report of a plane crash survivor.

Upon further investigation, deputies learned that the survivor, a 48-year-old Garber...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 28, 2019

EOD investigation in Lower Redway

Explosive device on the riverbar

On May 26, 2019, at about 11:07 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an area of the riverbar near Azalea Road in Lower Redway for the report of a possible explosive device. Deputies located, what appeared to be, an oxygen ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Big Lagoon remains identified

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified skeletal remains located at Big Lagoon State Park on March 8, 2019, as that of 46-year-old Timothy Jason Moore of Alabama. Foul play is not suspected in Moore’s death; however, his ca...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Loleta pursuit ends in arrest

HERNANDEZ-HERNANDEZ BOOKING PHOTO

On May 17, 2019, at about 3:30 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Loleta area observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Table Bluff Road, unable to maintain its lane.

The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the ve...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Public's help needed to locate missing 4-year-old

Ariana Bemis-Eib

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate a missing 4-year-old girl.

Ariana Bemis-Eib, 4, of Orick, was reported missing by her father on May 15, 2019, at about 8:30 p.m. after she failed to return from a sc...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Stranded hikers rescued

On May 16, 2019, at about 1 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Gold Bluffs Beach area in Northern Humboldt for the report of four stranded hikers.

The subjects told dispatchers that the group had hiked several miles f...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Two arrested in possession of stolen property

On May 14, 2019, at about 11:33 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Glendale area observed two subjects, known to law enforcement, outside of a vehicle parked on the side of the road in the 300 block of Green Hill Lane, Blu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Two arrested during cannabis warrant service in Loleta

Greenhouse with growing cannabis plants

On May 15, 2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation on the 200 block of Indianola Reservation Road in Loleta. The California Depart...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Burglary suspect arrested

BUSKIRK BOOKING PHOTO

On May 11, 2019, at about 1:15 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1000 block of Stagecoach Road in Trinidad for the report of a burglary.

According to the victim, three or four unknown suspects stole ne...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Redway armed robbery investigation

On May 11, 2019, at about 12:37 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a motel on the 3100 block of Redwood Drive in Redway for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that three ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Wanted felon arrested

Illegal guns, ammunition, stolen chainsaws and other items found during a search warrant

On May 12, 2019, at about 7 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies responded to an RV park in the area of the 4000 block of North State Highway 101, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, to serve a felony arrest warrant.

Upon arrival, deputie...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Second arrest made in burglary, pursuit investigation

Mattingly booking photo

On May 5, 2019, at about 1:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies assisting with a call for service in the McKinleyville area observed a vehicle associated with a wanted felony warrant subject parked outside a residence on the 1900 block of...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Suspicious vehicle investigation leads to arrest

Shawnee Foster booking photo

On April 27, 2019, at about 10:49 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of the 3500 block of Trinity Street, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of a suspicious vehicle, which was occup...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Man rescued from the Trinity River

Sheriff's jet boat

On April 27, 2019, at about 4:40 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Emergency Communication Center received a 9-1-1 call for service regarding a male subject swept away in the Trinity River.

According to the reporting party, the 32-year-old male victim dec...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Correctional deputies and court services bailiff save inmate’s life

Two correctional deputies and a court services bailiff saved an inmate’s life Wednesday afternoon.

On April 24, 2019, at about 3:30 p.m. a Humboldt County Correctional Facility male inmate had just finished a court hearing and was returning back ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 23, 2019

HCSO launches new online crime information tool

Screenshot of the Citizen RIMS Portal showing a crime map

It is now easier than ever for the public to access real-time crime information from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office with the new HCSO Citizen RIMS portal.

“Citizen RIMS is an extension of our computer aided dispatch and records ma...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Burglary investigation leads to pursuit

HUNT Booking Photo

On April 21, 2019, at about 12:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Three Creeks Road in Willow Creek for the report of a burglary that had just occurred.  

According to the reporting party, two u...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Shooting investigation

On April 16, 2019, at about 9 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of Lake Benbow Drive for the report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that four victims had arranged to meet with a female subjec...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Grandparent scam targeting Humboldt County residents

Scam Alert

A grandparent phone scam is targeting Humboldt County residents, with one local couple being scammed out of over $8,000.

On April 2, 2019, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by two residents about a phone scam they believed they h...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Found property leads to burglary arrest

HANSON booking photo

A burglary suspect is in custody after a Blue Lake resident found discarded stolen property.

On April 4, 2019, at about 6:50 a.m., a citizen contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office to report a found purse and identifying items on the groun...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Northern Humboldt Residents Invited to Public Safety Sunday

Public Safety Sunday

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce are proud to present: Public Safety Sunday, a chance for community members to get to know your local public safety agencies, view safety demonstrations and equipment, and...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Two arrested during trespassing enforcement

On April 1, 2019, Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies and Fish and Wildlife Wardens conducted foot patrols of several locations in the Garberville / Redway area known to be occupied by subjects illegally trespassing on private property.

During the...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 4, 2019

View the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office 2018 Annual Report

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Annual 2018 Annual Report is here! Learn more about our mission, goals, community accomplishments, and our people in this year's report.

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office 2018 Annual Report

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Arrest made in Hoopa shooting case

Joseph Caywood booking photo

An arrest has been made in the case of a shooting that injured a Hoopa man on March 28.

On April 3, 2019, at about 2:30 p.m., 30-year-old Joseph Anthony Caywood, was taken into custody in the Eureka area.

Caywood was booked into the Humboldt County Correcti...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 3, 2019

World War II era ordnance found in Trinidad

World War II era artillery shell located in tree stump

On April 2, 2019, at about 8:15 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team was dispatched to a residence on the 700 block of Highland Avenue in Trinidad for the report of a possible military-grade ordnance found.

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Skeletal remains located near Blue Lake

On March 29, 2019, at about 6 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding human skeletal remains located near the junction of Blue Lake Boulevard and Maple Creek Road, near the City of Blue Lake.

The skeletal remains were l...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 2, 2019

One arrested following shots fired investigation in Cutten

Donald Garcia booking photo

On April 1, 2019, at about 5:40 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 6100 block of Walnut Drive for the report of shots fired.

When deputies arrived on scene, they made contact with the 26-year-old male v...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Hoopa Shooting Investigation

On March 28, 2019, at about 10:11 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Pine Creek Road near Soctish Creek in Hoopa for the report of a gunshot victim.

Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Officers first on scene locate...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Cannabis cultivation investigation

Cannabis plants being grown indoors

On March 26, 2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Eureka area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Hu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Twin Trees Rd. Shooting Investigation Update

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has completed interviews and has reviewed the evidence associated with the shooting that occurred on the 300 block of Twin Trees Road March 20, 2019. At this time, the Sheriff...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Twin Trees Road Shooting Investigation

HARRIS, THOMAS booking photo

On March 20, 2019, at about 3:50 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 300 block of Twin Trees Road near Benbow for the report of a shooting that had just occurred.

Sheriff’s deputies quickly arr...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Placement hearing for Sexually Violent Predator

The California Department of State Hospitals has proposed a new address for the placement of Sexually Violent Predator Joshua Cooley in Humboldt County.  

The proposed placement has been identified as a residence on the 2800 block of Alderpoint Ro...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Alcohol and Other Drugs Related Deaths Report for 2018 now available

Alcohol and Other Drugs Related Death Report Humboldt County 2018 Cover Image

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office released today it's Alcohol and Other Drugs Related Deaths Report for 2018. 

The purpose of this report is to describe trends in the number of alcohol and other drugs-related deaths occurring in Humboldt County...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Inmate Reentry Fair scheduled for April 16-17

Inmates attend the HCCF Reentry Fair

Local businesses and organizations are invited to join the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office for this year’s inmate Reentry Fair.

The award-winning Reentry Fair is taking place April 16-17, 2019 at the Humboldt County Correctional Facili...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Stolen Vehicle Statistics 2018

Humboldt County saw a decline in the number of stolen vehicles reported in 2018. In 2017, there were 721 reported stolen vehicles in Humboldt County. In 2018, there were 569. 

Total:  569

A significant number of vehicles stolen out of Humb...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Marine flare found on beach

Marine Flare

On March 13, 2019, at about 11:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of the Fairhaven T, off of New Navy Base Road, for the report of a suspicious cylinder found on Samoa Beach.

A beach-goer discovered the cylind...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 11, 2019

EOD Team investigation

On March 9, 2019, at about 10:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1800 block of Myrtle Avenue, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of suspicious bottles observed near the roadway.

Deputi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 9, 2019

Deceased body located

On Friday, March 8, 2019 at approximately 12:50 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the report of a deceased body at Big Lagoon State Park. Deputies along with officers from the California State Parks arrived on scene and loca...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 6, 2019

HCSO puts a focus on Problem Oriented Policing

Person typing on laptop

We believe the best way to make our community safer is by working together. That’s why the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is putting a focus on Problem Oriented Policing. Problem Oriented Policing is a proactive approach to identifyi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 3, 2019

Benbow missing girls found safe

Leia and Caroline Carrico reunited with family

Search and rescue teams have located Caroline and Leia Carrico alive and well, more than 44 hours after they were last seen in Southern Humboldt County.

On March 3, 2019, around 10:30 a.m., searchers Delbert Chumley and Abram Hill from the Piercy Volunteer...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 3, 2019

Press Conference Scheduled for Carrico Update

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Press conference has been delayed to 11:30 a.m. due to developing information.

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Due to an increase in media inquiries, a press conference has been scheduled for this morning, March 3, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Benbo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 2, 2019

Search and rescue for missing Benbow girls

Rose Carrico, age 5, and Leia Carrico, age 8

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two missing girls who are believed to have walked away from their home.

Caroline Carrico, age 5, and Leia Carrico, age 8, were last seen at approximately 2:30 p.m. on March 1, 2019, outside of...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Flood victim identified

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the man found deceased following flooding in the Ferndale area.

The victim has been identified as Benito Nunez-Rodriguez, 35, of Ferndale.

An autopsy was conducted today, March 1, 2019. Nunez-Rod...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Ferndale Flood Waters Search and Rescue

On Feb. 27, 2019, at about 8:20 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 800 block of Sage Road in Ferndale for the report of an adult male victim overtaken by flood waters and three subjects trapped inside ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Coroner’s Office seeks information about decedent

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office is seeking family members or friends of a man found deceased on February 14, 2019.

The decedent, identified as 65-year-old Mark Charles Indihar, was found deceased near a trail in Weott. Indihar’s de...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Public Comment on Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application Coming Soon

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office will be seeking public comments on their proposal for the 2018/2019 State of California Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant program.  According to state requirements, public comments can be submitted fro...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Trinidad shooting investigation

On Feb. 21, 2019, at about 5:39 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 700 block of Edwards Street in Trinidad for a shooting investigation.

According to the victim, just prior to contacting law enforcement...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Willow Creek Robbery

On Feb. 20, 2019, at about 2:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Stagecoach Lane in Willow Creek for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

When deputies arrived on scene, they contacted...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Prowler arrested in possession of loaded firearm

Ezekiel Xanthos Madonia booking photo

On Feb. 19, 2019, at about 11 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of the 2100 block of Lisa Court in Cutten for the report of a suspicious male subject peering into vehicles nearby.

According to the reporting part...

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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 4, 2017

Stabbing in Ferndale - Case 201702102

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

The victim sustained ...

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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: June 9, 2016

Public Service Announcement - Emergency Alert Notification

Image for PSA Emergency Alerts

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Office of Emergency Services strongly encourage all residents to register for the county’s public mass notification system, VESTA Alert. Alerts may be sent about developing or existing emergency conditions, includi...

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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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