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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

---UPDATE 3/3/2019 11 am---

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

---PREVIOUS---

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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Multiple subjects arrested following stolen vehicle recovery

On Feb. 13, 2019, at about 11:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Pine Hill area observed a stolen vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence on the 6000 block of Noe Avenue.

The vehicle, reported stolen out of the Cit...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Man arrested after brandishing hatchet, threatening employees at local business

Jamael Brandon Lowery booking photo

On Feb. 14, 2019, at about 5:14 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a medical office on the 2800 block of Harris Street, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of a male subject brandishing a hat...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Traffic stop leads to discovery of over 630 pounds of cannabis

Black trash bags filled with processed cannabis

On Feb. 12, 2019, at about 2 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies conducted a traffic stop on a truck pulling a trailer near the Highway 101 Miranda Exit for a tinted windows vehicle code violation.

During the traffic stop, deputies learned that the dr...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Sexual Assault / False Imprisonment Arrest in McKinleyville

Clifford Enloe Booking Photo

On Feb. 12, 2019, just before 3 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the McKinleyville Shopping Center on the 1500 block of Central Avenue for the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred.

When deputies arrived on ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Assault on Reasor Road

Dylan Roberts Booking Photo

On Feb. 11, 2019, at about 10:50 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1400 block of Reasor Road in McKinleyvile for the report of a possible gunshot victim.

When deputies arrived on scene, they located a ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Highway 101 Assault

On Feb. 8, 2019, at about 2:25 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Highway 101 Southbound at the Mad River Slough Bridge for the report of a physical assault occurring on the side of the freeway.

When deputies arrived on s...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Phone scam targets Southern Humboldt residents

Scam Alert

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to remain on alert for phone scams.

Today two Southern Humboldt residents reported to the Sheriff’s Office that they received a phone scam from someone claiming to be ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Burglary at McKinleyville High School

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On February 5, 2019, at about 9 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a burglary that had occurred overnight at McKinleyville High School.

According to the reporting party, sometime between 5 p.m. on February 4 and 6:3...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Attempted Carjacking in Samoa

On February 6, 2019, at about 5:05 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Samoa Beach northern access parking lot for the report of an attempted robbery / carjacking.

According to the female victim, she and her small chil...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Stabbing Investigation

Teresa Olan Booking Photo from a previous arrest

On Jan. 31, 2019, at about 9:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 5600 block of Meadowbrook Drive in the Humboldt Hill area for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred.

Deputies arrived at the ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 1, 2019

McKinleyville robbery suspects arrested

Robbery surveillance from Nov 20, 2018

Two men suspected of robbing a gas station on Nov. 20, 2018 in McKinleyville have been taken into custody.

Through witness statements and citizen tips, deputies were able to identify the two suspects as McKinleyville residents John Allen Davis, 27, and Jos...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Carjacking suspect arrested following pursuit January 26

ROBINSON BOOKING PHOTO

On January 26, 2019, at about 12 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 2000 block of Ridgewood Drive for the report of a carjacking that had just occurred.

A juvenile victim told deputies that he had driven to Ridgewood ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Burglary suspect arrested following pursuit

HOWATT booking photo

On January 31, 2019, at about 8:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Center received a call from an Elk River resident regarding suspicious subjects a neighbor’s home on the 7500 block of Elk River Court.

The ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Arrest made following stolen vehicle pursuit

ULRICH

On Jan. 24, 2019, at about 2:53 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified that Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department officers were on Pine Creek Road in Hoopa in pursuit of a vehicle matching the description and license plate of a ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Email scam claims to have hacked into your webcam

email scam

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received a report of an email scam targeting local residents.

In the email, the sender writes that the victim’s computer has been hacked into and their webcam activated without the victim&rsq...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Home Invasion Armed Robbery

On Jan. 24, 2019, at about 4 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1400 block of Skunk Hollow Road in Orleans for the report of a home invasion armed robbery that had just occurred.

Deputies made contact w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Phone scams target local residents

Scam Alert

Two phone scams targeting local residents are taking aim at family ties.

On Jan. 14, 2019, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a phone scam targeting a local mother. The victim told deputies that she received several calls f...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Felony warrant arrest at Sprowel Creek

Jordan Rose booking photo

On Jan. 14, 2019, at about 10:15 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies conducted foot patrols at a known transient camp in the area of Sprowel Creek and Highway 101 to make contact with trespassers.

While patrolling the area, deputies contacte...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Search and recovery at Patrick's Point State Park

----- UPDATE 1/15/2019 ------

The Humboldt County Coroner's Office has positively identified the deceased female as 33-year-old Bianca Brzezinski of Arcata.

----- PREVIOUS 1/14/2019 -----

On Jan. 13, 2019, at about 6:10 p.m., California State Parks and CAL F...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2019

Search suspended for missing Canadian hiker

The search for a missing Canadian hiker has been suspended following four days of intensive searching by crews from eight different agencies.

On Jan. 9, 2019, at about 7:50 p.m., Shelter Cove Fire personnel were dispatched by CAL FIRE Fortuna to a call for...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 11, 2019

One arrested following illegal cannabis cultivation and extraction search warrant

Phillip Morgan Likos,

On Jan. 10, 2019, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served a search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation and extraction at a property on the 900 block of Vance Avenue in Samoa. The California Dep...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Search and rescue underway for injured hiker

Missing man Rick Eastep

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Canadian man reportedly injured while hiking the Lost Coast Trail.

On Jan. 9, 2019, at about 9:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Lost Coast Trail ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Possession of a controlled substance for sales arrest

Howard booking photo

On Jan. 9, 2019, at about 1:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Pine Hill area of Eureka observed a vehicle with expired registration.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near the intersection of Meyers Ave. ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Stolen vehicle arrest

Stetson Miller Booking Photo

On Jan. 7, 2019, at about 11:10 p.m., deputies on patrol in the area of the Blue Lake Casino observed a white Mercedes coupe matching the description of a vehicle reported stolen out of Eureka earlier that evening.

Deputies approached the vehicle and conta...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Humboldt County Drug Task Force releases 2018 statistics

Heroin seized during a DTF operation in 2018.

The Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF) had a successful year investigating illegal narcotics activities, seizing almost two times more heroin in 2018 than in the previous six years combined.

Methamphetamine and heroin are dangerous drugs that continue...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Felony warrant arrest in Humboldt Hill area

On Jan. 3, 2019, at about 10 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies served a felony warrant at a residence on the 6100 block of Humboldt Hill Road.

During the service of the warrant, deputies located felony warrant subject Christopher Robert St...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 26, 2018

Assault with a deadly weapon in Orleans

On Dec. 23, 2018, at about 8:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Orleans area for the report of a gunshot victim.

A male victim was reportedly riding his bicycle across the Highway 96 Orleans Bridge in Orleans when a white p...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Armed Robbery on Reasor Road

On Jan. 2, 2019, at about 4:35 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched the Reasor Road 76 Station in McKinleyville for a reported armed robbery that just occurred.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that a male subject had brandished a knife ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 31, 2018

Vehicle Pursuit/Arrest

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On Dec. 30, 2018, at about 12:10 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies on patrol in the Hoopa area observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Tish Tang Rd.

Deputies attempted an enforcement stop on the vehicle for speeding. The vehicle fail...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 22, 2018

Home Invasion Armed Robbery in Island Mountain

MOLINA mugshot

On December 21, 2018, at about 8:35 p.m., a male victim called 911 reporting that he and his daughter had been robbed at gun point at his residence located on Sesame Loop Road in the Island Mountain area of Southern Humboldt County.

The victim stated he a...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Sheriff's deputies search for missing Dutyville man

Keith Edgar Smith

--Update 12/21/2018 at 1:50 p.m.--

Keith Smith has been located alive and well. More details will be issued as available.

---Previous---

Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Posse are sear...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Cannabis robbery on Highway 36 near Carlotta

On Dec. 18, 2018, at about 5:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an area of Highway 36 east of Carlotta for the report of an injured male on the side of the road.

Upon arrival on scene, deputies learned that the 36-year...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Suspicious Death Update

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of Eureka Police Department’s suspicious death investigation on Dec. 14, 2018 as that of 29-year-old Michael Kenneth Pohl. Pohl was residing as a transient in Eureka at the...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Stabbing Investigation

On Dec. 16, 2018, at about 8:23 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1800 block of C Ave. in McKinleyville for the report of a male subject with possible stab wounds.

Upon arrival, deputies located a 38-y...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Social Security Administration scam targets local residents

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a Social Security Administration scam targeting local residents.

According to one report, a female victim was contacted by someone claiming to be with the Social Security Administration...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Weitchpec Shooting Investigation

On Dec. 11, 2018, at about 11:10 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Old Village Road in Weitchpec for the report of a gunshot victim.

While en route to the scene, deputies learned that the victim had been...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Dogs stolen from a local animal rescue

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help in locating three dogs stolen from a local animal rescue.

On Dec. 8, 2018, at about 12 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Miranda’...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Protect your home from holiday theft

The holidays are almost here! While we enjoy the gifts that come with this season, they also bring an increase in theft activity. Protect yourself from theft this holiday season by taking a few simple precautions.

Protect from Package Thieves

All year roun...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Homicide Investigation Update

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a homicide occurring Dec. 7, 2018, as that of 47-year-old Anthony Joseph Calderone of Trinity County.

Calderone’s autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

Anyone w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Drug Enforcement Unit serves search warrant on Stewart Ranch Road

On Dec. 6, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife assisted the Sheriff’s Office Civil Division in serving a Notice of Eviction at a proper...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Butane hash lab materials discovered in McKinleyville storage unit

On Dec. 8, 2018, at about 1:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a self-storage facility on the 1600 block of Sutter Road in McKinleyville for a duress alarm activation.

Upon arrival, deputies found one storage unit with...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Highway 36 Homicide Investigation

On Dec. 7, 2018, at about 2:49 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of State Highway 36 near mile marker 43 for the report of a traffic collision and gunshot victim.

When deputies arrived on scene, they located a t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 7, 2018

HCSO adds Lenco BearCat to fleet

The Sheriff's Office BearCat response vehicle at the waterfront in Eureka

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the addition of a new Lenco BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response vehicle) to our fleet of resources that serve the residents of Humboldt County.  

The BearCat is an al...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Join the Humboldt County Animal Shelter for the 14th Annual Holiday Open House!

The Humboldt County Animal Shelter's 14th Annual Holiday Open House is being held tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 12 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to join the shelter for snacks and refreshments, tours, a raffle and a silent auction. The shelter w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Robbery and assault with a deadly weapon investigation

On Dec. 5, 2018, at about 3 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 2600 block of Bolier Ave. in McKinleyville for the report of a male subject with head injuries.

Upon further investigation, deputies learne...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Armed Robbery at Eureka Gas Station

On Dec. 5, 2018, at about 11:56 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at a gas station on the 1600 block of Myrtle Ave. in Eureka.

According to th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Stolen property linked to multiple burglaries located during Orleans SWAT operation

Four firearms seized during the Orleans search warrant

On Dec. 4, 2018, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team conducted an operation at a property in the area of Ferris Ranch Road in Orleans to locate a suspect known to be armed and dangerous and search for possible stolen property associat...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Ridgewood burglary suspect identification

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to identify the suspect of a burglary in the Ridgewood area.

On Nov. 27, 2018, the suspect in these photos reportedly forced entry inside a residence on the 6100 block of Beec...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Myers Flat robbery

On Dec. 1, 2018, at about 3:18 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 200 block of Myers Avenue in Myers Flat for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.

According to the female victim, at about 3 p...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 1, 2018

Mckinleyville Robbery

Miguel Enrique Amador mugshot

On December 1, 2018, at about 10:45 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received three 911 calls from an unknown individual. Upon being contacted a fourth time, an unknown female notified dispatch of an emergency but immediately dis...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Armed robbery Eureka

On Dec. 2, 2018, at about 3:20 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at a residence in the unincorporated area of Eureka.

According to the male vict...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Sheriff’s ‘No Shave November’ competition raises over $2,900 for local youth

Group of No Shave November participants and donation recipients standing on the steps outside of the

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 brought an end to ‘No Shave November’ at the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Throughout the month of November, deputies and staff were given the chance to opt out of dress code for a donation of $30 to...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Stolen vehicle recovery and arrest

On Nov. 29, 2018, at about 10:30 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol at Clam Beach County Park observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the north parking lot. The deputy observed two male subjects associated with the vehicle leave ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Armed robbery at Azalea Park

On Nov. 28, 2018, at about 6:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call for service regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Azaela State Reserve parking area.

Deputies made conta...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Sexual Assault Investigation

On Nov. 27, 2018, at about 11:20 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to New Navy Base Road in the Fairhaven area for the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred.

When deputies arrived on scene, they learned that ear...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Cannabis eradication in Honeydew

On Nov. 27, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served four search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation on the 4100 block of Wilder Ridge Road, east of Honeydew. The California Dep...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Body scanner stops woman from smuggling contraband into correctional facility

REMINGTON mugshot

Humboldt County Correctional Deputies stopped a woman from smuggling controlled prescription medication into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility thanks, in part, to the facility’s new full body scanner.

Around 9:50 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2018 an o...

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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office
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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Sheriff's Office