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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Two correctional deputies injured in jail assault

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Two correctional deputies were injured today during an assault inside the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.  

On July 27, 2021, just before 10 a.m., two correctional deputies inside a housing unit were attempting to escort a disruptive inmate...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Eel River Drowning Investigation

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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.

According to witnesses, a 57-year-old male victim had been swept under by the river&...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Missing Person Investigation in Westhaven

Missing Person Walter Wright

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate missing person Walter Wayne Wright, 35, of Westhaven.

Wright was reported missing on July 21, 2021 at about 12:45 p.m. He was last seen on July 11 at about 1 a.m. w...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Trinity River Drowning Investigation

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office urges caution when recreating in local rivers following the drowning death of an Arcata woman last week.

On July 23, 2021, at about 6:18 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to th...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Marijuana Enforcement Team Watershed Protection Operation

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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. The California Dep...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

At-Risk Missing Person Found

Missing woman Sky Vrbas

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.

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Multiple overdose incidents at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility

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

Over the past weekend, correctional deputies were alerted to four separate me...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Woman arrested after leaving infant in vehicle

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On July 16, 2021, at about 4:57 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a business the 1700 block of Myrtle Avenue, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of an infant left inside of a vehicle unatte...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

McKinleyville traffic stop leads to arrest

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On July 17, 2021, at about 1:47 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the area of U.S. 101 and Central Avenue near McKinleyville observed a vehicle traveling with a suspended registration.

As deputies attempted to conduct a traffi...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Airplane crash investigation update

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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has recovered the remains of four individuals from the site of a small airplane crash Thursday, July 15, 2021, near Dinsmore.

The decedents have been identified as:

  • Henry Punt, age 69, of Los Angeles County;
  • Ste...
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