News Flash

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

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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 5, 2019

Public Comment on Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application Open

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is 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 from tod...

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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

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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

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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: November 26, 2018

Attempted smash and grab burglary

On Nov. 26, 2018, at about 3:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center was notified of a burglary alarm at a gas station on the 1600 block of Myrtle Avenue.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found that the g...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Highway 36 pursuit

Mark Brown Mugshot

On November 22, 2018, at about 10 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the area of Highway 36 near Bridgeville observed a silver Toyota Corolla traveling westbound, repeatedly swerving into the eastbound lane.

When deputies attem...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Home invasion armed robbery Honeydew

On Nov. 21, 2018, at about 6:51 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of a home invasion armed robbery that had just occurred at a residence on Wilder Ridge Road in Honeydew. 

Accord...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Armed Robbery Redway

On Nov. 20, 2018, at about 9:50 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of an armed robbery that had occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on the 50 block of Orchard Lane in Redway.

According to the...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 20, 2018

McKinleyville Gas Station Armed Robbery

On Nov. 20, 2018, at about 12:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a gas station on the 2600 block of Central Ave. in McKinleyville for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

According to the store clerk,...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Child pornography arrest

Terry Silva mugshot

A Southern Humboldt man was arrested Friday following a month-long child pornography investigation.

On Oct. 9, 2018, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division received notice from the National Center for Missing and Ex...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Public's assistance needed to identify suspect

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to identify a man suspected of using a stolen credit card at a McKinleyville-area gas station.

On Nov. 11, 2018, at about 2:40 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Of...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 19, 2018

One arrested following observed narcotics transaction

Jared Nelson Mugshot

On Nov. 17, 2018, at about 10:07 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office K9 deputy on patrol near the 4500 block of Lewis Ave. in the unincorporated area of Eureka observed a possible narcotics transaction occurring between two men in the stree...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 17, 2018

PRCS Suspect located with assistance of K9

On Nov. 17, 2018, at approximately 2:21 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip that wanted suspect Jacob Hines was near the Bear River Housing area in Loleta. The citizen advised deputies that Hines was driving a red four doo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 17, 2018

Armed Robbery/Carjacking

The suspect of an armed robbery and carjacking at a Blue Lake gas station was taken into custody in Del Norte County on Nov. 17, 2018.

Jeffrey Clair Gatlin, 49, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol in Crescent City. He is currently being held in t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Consumer survey contest phone scam targets local residents

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

A resident told the Sheriff’s Office that she received a call from an Indianapolis phone number. The caller claimed to be with a...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Stolen vehicle investigation

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate two men suspected of stealing a vehicle and fleeing from law enforcement.

On Nov. 7, 2018, at about 3 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy observed a v...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Burglary arrest in Loleta

On Nov. 5, 2018, at about 12:45 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 900 block of Singley Road in Loleta for a residential burglary alarm activation.

When deputies arrived on scene, they made contact with...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Two arrested following disturbance / assault investigation

On Nov. 3, 2018, at about 7:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received several calls for service from a residence on the 200 block of Carroll Road in Loleta regarding a disturbance.

Upon arrival to the p...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Drug Enforcement Unit serves additional search warrant on Grouse Creek Watershed parcels

On Nov. 1, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation and ti...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Drug Enforcement Unit serves search warrant in Rancho Sequoia

On Oct. 30, 2018, 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 California Departm...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Two arrested on felony warrants in Pine Hill

On Oct. 31, 2018, at about 7:42 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a probation search at a residence on the 4800 block of Allen Court in the Pine Hill area, following several citizen complaints of possible narcotics activity occu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 30, 2018

HCSO seeks attempted robbery suspect identification

Attempted robbery suspect wearing hood and sunglasses inside the business.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to identify the suspect of an attempted armed robbery at a McKinleyville business last week.

On Oct. 23, 2018, at about 1:47 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Drug Enforcement Unit search warrant in Grouse Creek watershed

On Oct. 29, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Grouse Mountain area of Humboldt County. The California Department of F...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Join the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office for No Shave November!

This November, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office personnel will be growing out their facial hair and/or coloring their hair and nails blue to raise funds for local child advocacy programs as part of No Shave November. 

In order to take pa...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Attempted homicide investigation

On Oct. 27, 2018, at about 12:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call for service from a property near Mile Marker 27 of Highway 36, in the Bridgeville area, for the report of a male subj...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Emergency responders train on countywide Criminal Mass-Casualty Incident Response Protocol

On Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, emergency responders from across the county gathered at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds to learn more about a new set of guidelines created to help save lives faster in the event of a criminal multi-casualty incident.

The Humbol...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Annual sex offender registration compliance sweep

Between Oct. 15-19, 2018, Humboldt County Sheriff’s detectives and representatives from the Fortuna Police Department, Arcata Police Department, US Marshals Service and FBI, conducted an annual sex offender registration compliance sweep througho...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Arcata homicide victim identified

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a homicide occurring in Arcata on Oct. 25, 2018 as that of 26-year-old Peter Samuel Triantos. Triantos is an Alabama native, who was residing in Eureka at the time of his death.

Tr...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Immigration Policy

Immigration enforcement is a prominent issue across the United States. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received many inquires as to our policy on immigration enforcement and our cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Phone scams target Humboldt County residents

Scam Alert

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of three phone scams targeting residents this week.

Amazon Scam

A local resident reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be with the online marketplace Amazon. According to the v...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Inmate flees courtroom following arraignment

ADAMS mugshot

On Oct. 23, 2018, at about 1:55 p.m., an inmate of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility fled a Humboldt County Superior Courtroom during the court’s afternoon arraignment calendar.

Amber Robina Adams, 36, had just completed her arraignment i...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Butane Hash Oil Lab Explosion Investigation

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit is continuing its investigation into a butane hash oil lab explosion occurring on the 1200 block of E. Bates Road in McKinleyville on Oct. 21, 2018.

The property did not possess the requi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 17, 2018

DEU serves warrant in Southern Humboldt

On Oct. 16, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal commercial cannabis cultivation in the Southern Humboldt area. The California Department of Fish an...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Fifth Annual “Great California ShakeOut” Set for October 18, 2018

Following FEMA’s “National Preparedness Month” in September, individuals and communities throughout Humboldt County will participate in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill.

Held annually on the third Thursday of Oct...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Gas leak investigation in McKinleyville

On Oct. 2, 2018, at about 8:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call for a gas leak and a possible barricaded subject at a residence on the 1400 block of Railroad Drive in McKinleyville.

Th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Felony warrant arrest

On Sept. 11, 2018, at about 10:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of the 800 block of Eureka Street, in the county jurisdiction of Eureka.

Deputies contacted two subjects inside the vehic...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Humboldt County Sheriff’s SWAT participates in 48 hour training exercise

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s SWAT team is bringing home new skills and knowledge to better serve and protect the public after participating in a 48-hour, 36-scenario exercise in the Bay Area September 6-10.

Urban Shield is a full-scale, internat...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Body located on Bell Springs Rd identified

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of a man located deceased on Bell Springs Road September 2 as that of 54-year-old Ricardo Galvez-Calleja of Mexico.

An autopsy of Galvez-Calleja’s body was conducted on Septem...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Home Invasion Armed Robbery

On Sept. 11, 2018, at about 10 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 3200 block of Redwood Drive in Redway for the report of a home invasion armed robbery occurring earlier that morning.

According to victi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 28, 2018

HCSO EOD Team investigates suspicious object

On Aug. 27, 2018, at about 2:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received the report of a suspicious object discovered by a person doing landscaping work in a field on the 1800 block of Murray Road in Mc...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Ettersburg Junction homicide victims identified

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified two bodies discovered in a burning vehicle near the Ettersburg Junction on Aug. 14 as that of Tiffany Marie Ellebrecht, 31, and Jeremy Dieter Kuemmel, 32, both of Humboldt County. Autopsies of ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 26, 2018

Myers Flat armed robbery

On Sunday, August 26, 2018 at about 12:26 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to a residence on Dyerville Loop Road, Myers Flat for a report of trespassers on the property which contained a marijuana grow. Upon arrival at the property, deputie...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 24, 2018

HCSO Captain Kym Thompson enters retirement after 25 years of service

Cpt Thompson headshot

She is the first and only female operations patrol deputy in Humboldt County history to promote beyond the rank of patrol sergeant, the second of only two female deputies ever assigned to the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, and a champion of ethics and a...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 24, 2018

One arrest, two firearms seized during Dinsmore search warrant

On August 22, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Dinsmore area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Humbol...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Joshua Cooley Placement Opposition

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received several inquiries from the public regarding the potential release of a man, previously determined to be a sexually violent predator, into the Freshwater area. Sheriff William F. Honsal submitted ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 22, 2018

21K cannabis plants eradicated on Wood Ranch Rd

On August 21, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Wood Ranch Road area of Southern Humboldt. The California Department ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Berry Summit cannabis search warrants

On August 20, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served three search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Berry Summit area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife,...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Double homicide suspect arrested in Chico

A suspect connected to two suspicious deaths in the area of the Ettersburg Junction has been arrested in Chico.

Ulisses Rodriguez, 24, of Chico, was detained by the Chico Police Department on Aug. 20, 2018, at about 7:25 a.m., following a traffic stop near...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Cannabis search warrants on County Line Rd.

On August 16, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served three search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the area of County Line Creek Road. The California Department of Fish and Wildli...

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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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