Posted on: February 20, 2018

Armed robbery in Willow Creek.

Photo of Patriot Robbery Suspect

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying the suspect of an armed robbery in Willow Creek.

On Feb. 18, 2018, at about 4:30 p.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Patriot Gas Station in Wil...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Hoopa homicide update

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of Saturday’s homicide in Hoopa as 33-year-old Angel Aubrey. Angel Aubrey is the sister of case suspect, 30-year-old Antone Aubrey.

Antone Aubrey was arrested in connection ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Loaded weapon discovered during traffic stop

BOWIE MUGSHOT

On Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at about 8 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a silver Honda Coupe after observing the vehicle with a broken tail light near the intersection of Meyers Ave. and Herrick Ave. in Eureka.

Upon stopping t...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Deputies discover shotgun, ammunition in stolen vehicle

On Feb. 18, 2018, at about 3:11 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol in the Willow Creek area observed a man driving a maroon Ford F-150 recklessly near the intersection of Hwy. 96 and Hwy. 299.

The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the ve...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Man charged with Murphy's Market robbery

Lippert MUGSHOT

A man arrested by the Arcata Police Department after leading law enforcement on two pursuits, has been charged in connection with the Jan. 31 robbery of Murphy’s Market in Cutten.Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies have charged 29-year-...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 17, 2018

Willow Creek homicide

AUBREY MUGSHOT

On 02-17-18, at approximately 2:30 p.m, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a disturbance behind the Hoopa Gas Station.  Deputies, along with officers from the Hoopa Tribal Police Department, responded and loc...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Elk River Arrest

MCNEIL

A resident reporting a suspicious vehicle in a gated Elk River community led to the discovery of firearms, processed marijuana and stolen property.

On Feb. 8, 2018 at about 6:28 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 500 block of Tanglewood Dr. in...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

McKinleyville Arrest

SILLAWAY

On Feb. 8, 2018 at about 11:07 a.m., the Humboldt County Emergency Communications Center received a report of a possibly armed subject making general threats near the 2200 block of Cochran Rd. in McKinleyville.

The subject, later identified as 58-year-old ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Illegal guns, ammo discovered during traffic stop

CREWS

On Feb. 5, 2018 at about 11:05 p.m., a deputy with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a routine patrol in the area of Highway 299 near Friday Ridge Rd. when he observed a green Nissan sedan travelling eastbound on Highway 299 with one hea...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Body recovered from Van Duzen River

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered a male body from the Van Duzen River on Monday.

On Feb. 5, 2018 at about 11:48 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call from a fisherman who told dispatchers...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Local phone scam

The Sheriff's Office has received several calls from citizens reporting a person claiming to be Lieutenant McDonald with the Sheriff's Office. The telephone number associated with the most recent scam is 707-210-5889. The caller claims the scam victims ha...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Narcotics arrest

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On 01-31-18 at about 1:15 am a Humboldt County Sheriff"s Deputy made a traffic stop in McKinleyville for a lighting issue. While investigating on scene it was determined the driver of the vehicle provided a false name.  The deputy was able t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Assault with a deadly weapon

On Feb. 1, 2018, at about 9:03 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were called to assist the Fortuna Police Department with a reported stabbing incident that occurred within the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.

During their investiga...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Rebekah Martinez Missing Person Status

On Nov 18, 2017, at about 1:06 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a missing persons report for 22-year-old Rebekah Martinez. The reporting party, Martinez’s mother, told deputies she last had contact with Martinez on N...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Suspicious activity report leads to arrest

GHIDINELLI

A wanted felon is in custody after an alert neighbor notified law enforcement of suspicious activity.On Jan. 31, 2018, at about 11:45 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1700 block of Bird Ave. in McKinleyville for the...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Man wanted for Cutten Murphy's Market robbery

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who assaulted a store clerk while attempting to shoplift from a Cutten business.On Jan. 31, 2018 around 5:40 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Murphy&am...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

McKinleyville robbery suspect arrested

SCHWARTZ mugshot

Sheriff Deputies arrested the suspect of a robbery in McKinleyville just minutes after it was reported.

On Jan. 26, 2018 around 1:18 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a report from an employee at the Mill Cr...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Felony warrant subject arrested

SIDES mugshot

Around 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2017, sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on the 300 block of Panther Ridge Rd. in Willow Creek following up on a tip that wanted felony warrant subject Cody Benjamin Sides, 37, was inside.

The California High...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Sheriff's Office searching for missing Fortuna man

MENDES photo

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a missing Fortuna man last seen on Highway 36.

Quincy Tod Mendes, 35, was last seen around 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2018. Mendes was driving eastbound on Highway 36 when he lost control of the veh...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Emergency Operations Center activated in response to Alaska earthquake

Around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 a magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 175 miles southeast of Kodiak City, Alaska. Due to the proximity and magnitude of the earthquake, a tsunami threat existed along the Pacific...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Man arrested with loaded rifle in McKinleyville

PHELPS mugshot

A man was arrested early Sunday morning after walking through McKinleyville with a loaded rifle.

On Jan. 21, 2018 around 2:49 a.m. a deputy patrolling the 1400 block of Glendale Drive observed a man walking along the roadway carrying a rifle. The deputy co...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Felony warrant subject arrest

CORBERA mugshot

On Jan. 19, 2018 around 2:30 p.m. a sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol observed wanted felon Steven Mathew Corbera, 31, walking near the intersection of H St. and Harris St. in Eureka.

Corbera was taken into custody without incident on an outstan...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Boating Deputy arrests three in Loleta

BRINSON mugshot

Three are in custody following a traffic stop in Loleta.

Around 2 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2018, a sheriff’s boating deputy was on routine patrol on Cannibal Island Rd. when he observed a silver BMW without a license plate. The deputy performed a traffic...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Heroin Intercepted at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility

BANDA mugshot

On Jan. 16, 2018 the Arcata Police Department arrested Michele Kay Banda, 32, on charges of felony child endangerment and violation of probation. Banda was also booked on two bench warrants for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a narcotic co...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 17, 2018

Man arrested following pursuit in Orleans

REED mugshot

A wanted felon is in custody following a pursuit in Northern Humboldt.

Around 11 a.m. Jan. 17, 2018 a sheriff’s deputy on patrol in Orleans observed wanted felon Phillip Randall Reed, 28, riding a bicycle near Highway 96 and Dredge Rd. When the d...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Eel River Valley pursuit ends in arrest

CASTON mugshot

A wanted felon was taken into custody Friday night following a foot pursuit in the Eel River Valley.

Around 11:57 p.m. Jan. 12, 2017 sheriff deputies were dispatched to the Bear River Casino for the report that felony warrant suspect Matthew Gary Caston, 3...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Stolen UTV investigation leads to big discovery

Guns and drugs discovered in the trailer

Deputies investigating the theft of a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) made a big discovery Monday in Southern Humboldt.

On Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 around 11 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a business on the 3500 block of Redwood Dr. in Redway for the report o...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Guns, high-capacity magazines discovered during vehicle investigation

On Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 around 3:26 a.m. a deputy on patrol in the Willow Creek area observed a lifted, blue pickup truck parked with its engine running on the south side of Highway 96 near mile marker two. The deputy had observed the vehicle in the ar...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Hoopa man arrested for metal knuckles

HOSTLER mugshot

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Mill Creek Rd. in Hoopa on Jan. 13, 2018 around 12:04 a.m. to assist Hoopa Valley Tribal Police with a domestic dispute.

Tribal Police Officers informed deputies that the suspec...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Sheriff's Office gains new court services deputy

Deputy Sligh takes a photo with Sheriff Honsal

The Sheriff’s Office’s new court services deputy sheriff is a familiar face in Humboldt County.

Today Sheriff William Honsal swore in Deputy Sheriff Ron Sligh. Sligh is an Arcata native and a Humboldt State University graduate. He serve...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Inmate Mail Policy Change

The Humboldt County Correctional Facility is changing its policy on inmate mail in an effort to increase safety and security by deterring the introduction of contraband in the facility.

Beginning Feb. 1, 2018, the Correctional Facility will only be accepti...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Deputy Sheriff returns after fighting stage four

Charlie Lamb photo 1

When Deputy Sheriff Charlie Lamb walks into the room, it’s hard not to notice. It isn’t because of the 6-foot-7-inch deputy’s unusual height, but because of his infectious smile. Deputy Lamb has a reason to smile these days. ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Drug Task Force arrests one following vehicle pursuit

LOCKWOOD MUGSHOT

On Jan. 9, 2018, agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force were patrolling the Eureka area looking for 28-year-old Angela Lockwood. Agents knew Lockwood had an outstanding felony arrest warrant stemming from a previous narcotics investigation.

At abo...

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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: January 5, 2018

Sheriff’s Citizen’s on Patrol wins Community Builder Award

SCOP receives award

A Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office volunteer program received a big award this week for its work in the McKinleyville area.

The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) awarded the Sheriff’s Citizen’s on Patrol (SCOP) ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Traffic stop leads to arrest in McKinleyville

CONOBOY, DAVID mugshot

A traffic stop in McKinleyville last night led to an arrest and the discovery of over 22 pounds of marijuana.

Just after 11 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2018, a sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no taillights at the intersection of C...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Crime tip leads to felony arrest in the Eel River Valley

HINES mugshot

A crime tip led to the arrest of a felony warrant subject last night in the Eel River Valley.

Around 10:48 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2018 sheriff’s deputies received information that felony warrant subject, Jacob Allen Hines, 32, was at the Bear River Casi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Orick Homicide Update

LOUREIRO mugshot

Ronald Joshua Loureiro, 29, was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility yesterday afternoon (Jan. 4, 2018) on charges of homicide and a parole hold. Loureiro is the suspect of the homicide that occurred on Highway 101 near Drydens Rd. in Ori...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Homicide in Orick

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide in Orick near Highway 101 and Dryden’s Rd.

The Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received the call for service just after 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 for...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Drug Task Force arrests two

On Wednesday, Jan. 3 at about 8 a.m. special agents with the Drug Task Force, assisted by detectives from Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing unit served a search warrant at a residence on the 2300 block of Maple Lane in Eureka....

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Rescue near Mad River

Sheriff’s deputies rescued two hikers lost in the woods near the Mad River Boat Ramp last night.

The Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call from the two lost hikers around 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2018. The hikers told dispa...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Two arrested after Hoopa pursuit

Two men are in custody following a felony traffic stop in Hoopa.

Around 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2018 two sheriff’s deputies were on patrol in the Hoopa Area near Boozer Ln. and Highway 96 when they observed wanted assault suspect, Cory Michael Nelso...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Alderpoint Rd. Homicide Victim Identified

Pacheco photo from Sutter County Sheriff's Office

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of the homicide on Alderpoint Rd. on Jan. 1, 2018 as 28-year-old Saul Perez Pacheco.

As Sheriff’s Deputies continue their investigation into Pacheco’s death, they ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Drug Task Force arrests wanted felon

Acting on a tip, Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force responded to the Redway area in an attempt to locate 52-year-old Kevin Sampson. Agents knew that Sampson had an active felony warrant for his arrest for possession of a narcotic for ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Big Lagoon Residential Shooting

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a residential shooting in the Big Lagoon area.

Around 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2017, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 200 block of Big Lagoon Park Rd. for report...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Homicide Investigation in Southern Humboldt

Photo of Sheriff Coroner Star

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning in Southern Humboldt.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Jerald Phelps Community Hospital just before 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018...

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Posted on: December 30, 2017

Burglary suspect arrested

SMART MUGSHOT

Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Richard Lee Smart, 38, today (Dec. 30, 2017) in connection to the burglary of a Redway restaurant on Dec. 27.

Smart was booked on charges of burglary and vandalism. 

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 29, 2017

Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff Greg Bickel retires after 24 years of service

Deputy Bickel Photo

It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new adventure for Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Greg Bickel. Bickel retires today, Dec. 29, after 24 years of service. While he admits he never expected a career in law enforcemen...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Attempted murder suspect in custody

Conoboy mugshot

Lee Allen Conoboy turned himself in to the custody of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility today around 11 a.m.

Conoboy was wanted for attempted murder of a house-mate in Fields Landing on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Wanted sex offender arrested in Garberville

Strauhal Mugshot

A wanted sex offender is in custody thanks to proactive efforts by a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy.

While responding to a call for service on Thursday morning, Dec. 21, 2017, the deputy observed a black sport utility vehicle covered in tarps w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Motorcycle pursuit lands one in custody

Evans Mugshot

A Rio Dell man is in custody after leading sheriff’s deputies on a high speed pursuit.

Around 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2017, a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the Eel River Valley near Loleta when he attempted to make a tra...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Foot pursuit leads to felony warrant arrest

Painter Mugshot

Around 2:04 p.m. on Dec. 25, 2017 a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy was patrolling California St. near Hodgson St. in Eureka when he observed wanted felon, 39-year-old Matthew Robert Painter, walking down the road. The deputy exited the vehicle...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 22, 2017

Search and Rescue off Burnt Stump Ln.

The Sheriff’s Office received the call for help around 10:41 a.m. today from the man who said he was lost somewhere between Blue Lake and Willow Creek. The man told dispatchers that he had been in the woods for two days looking for a lost dog an...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 22, 2017

Vehicle/Foot Pursuit in McKinleyville

Ganfield  Jr. Mugshot

Around 5:13 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 a sheriff’s deputy observed wanted felon Robert Dale Ganfield Jr., 28, enter a black Toyota Solara on Betty Ct. in McKinleyville. The deputy began to follow Ganfield Jr., who later made a U-turn and fl...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 22, 2017

Garberville man arrested for assault

Machado Mugshot

A Garberville man is in custody after assaulting another man with a rock.

On Dec. 21, 2017 around 8:20 a.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a gas station on the 800 block of Redwood Dr. in Garberville for the report of an assault. The Calif...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 22, 2017

Drugs/Weapon found during probation check

Holdridge Mugshot

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered narcotics and a loaded firearm during a probation check this morning at the Bear River Casino parking garage.

Around 1:17 a.m. a sheriff’s deputy was patrolling in the area of the Bear River...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Stabbing in Fields Landing

Previous booking photo of Conoboy

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted for attempted murder in Fields Landing.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to St. Joseph Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 around 10:30 p.m. for a report of a stabbing victim...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Garberville business burglarized

Photo of burglary suspect

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying a man who is believed to have stolen a firearm from a Garberville business.

Deputies were called to the business located on the 700 block of Redwood Drive around 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 1...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Stolen Vehicle Recovered

Photo of Sheriff Coroner Star

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 around 3 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a vehicle had just been stolen near the 100 block of Gely St. in Blue Lake. The victim reported that a firearm was inside the vehicle at the time of the ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Humboldt County Correctional Facility Sergeant Mitch Gratz set to retire this month

Photo of the Sheriff Honsal Shaking Gratz's hand

It was January of 1988. Twenty-one year old Mitch Gratz, dressed in blue jeans and a sweater, arrived for his first day of work at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Gratz was given a radio, which he slipped in his back pocket, and was sent to wor...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Inmate Stabbing Assault

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at approximately 1550 hours a Correctional Deputy was conducting routine checks in a dormitory style housing unit when he noticed multiple inmates looking into the bathroom area. He responded to the area and noticed an inm...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Weapons Violation

On 09/05/2017 at 5:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assigned to the Garberville Station were conducting crime suppression patrols in downtown Garberville.  During their patrols, Deputies located a suspicious vehicle en...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 4, 2017

Parolee Arrested

On 09/02/2017 at 11:56 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assigned to the Garberville Station were dispatched to a motel located in the 800 block of Redwood Drive, Garberville, to investigate the report of Domestic Violence.

Upon arr...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 27, 2017

Snowcat Donations

In the last year the Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Search and Rescue Sheriff’s Posse, has successfully rescued more than 30 people in extreme snow conditions in rural areas of Humboldt County.  It is the responsib...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 27, 2017

EPD Homicide Victim

The deceased victim in the Eureka Police Department’s shooting this weekend, 08/25, has been identified as 58-year-old Frederick William Loftus (02/04/1959) of Eureka. Next of kin has been notified. Persons having information on this case may co...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 27, 2017

Fortuna Downed Aircraft

On Sunday, 08/27, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Drake Hill Road and Hillcrest Drive in the Fortuna area for the report of a downed aircraft. The pilot stated he experienced mechanical problems and had to land the 1947 No...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 27, 2017

McKinleyville Marijuana Robbery

On Sunday, 08/27, at about 9:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff Office deputies responded to an apartment complex in McKinleyville regarding the report of a robbery. When the deputies arrived at the incident location, the victim told the deputies he had bee...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 28, 2017

McKinleyville Shell Station Robbery

On Sunday evening, 8/27/17, at about 9:30 p.m., the Shell gas station at 1606 Central Avenue in McKinleyville was robbed of approximately $200.00 in cash and 5 cans of tobacco “chew”. The clerk on duty told deputies that he was vacuuming the store when a ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 24, 2017

Conklin Creek Search Warrants

On Tuesday 08/22/2017, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) began a three-day operation investigating non-permitted large scale marijuana cultivation sites in the Conklin Creek area of Petrolia. A total of...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Residential Burglary

On 08-22-2017 at 4:08 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Arthur Road, Garberville, to investigate the report of a residential burglary.  

Deputies contacted the victim who r...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Courthouse Screening Discovers Firearm

On Tuesday, August 22nd at about 8:45 am Security Screeners for the Humboldt County Court House in Eureka discovered a loaded handgun inside a briefcase. As the briefcase style bag was being passed through the security system, screeners identified what ap...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Marijuana Eradication

On August 14th and August 15th, 2017, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), assisted by Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (C.A.M.P.), conducted a two-day operation in the areas of the Lacks Creek Drainage near the H...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Assault and Fire

Update:

As a follow-up to the assault and fire in Manila this morning. Fifty-six-year-old Anthony Michael Domenicio (07/22/1961) was arrested and taken into custody this afternoon by Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies. He was charged with two fel...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Snake Bite Victim / Lost Coast

On Monday, August 14th, 2017 at approximately 4:30 pm the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a female juvenile that was bitten by a Rattlesnake. The juvenile was hiking the Lost Coast south of Petrolia with family members when the ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Drowning, Trinity River Hoopa

On Monday, August 14th, 2017 at approximately 3:45 pm Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a swimmer in distress in the Trinity River. It was reported by family members that 64-year-old Stanley Capoeman was swimming near t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Assault on Correctional Deputy

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at about 1920 hours, a Correctional Deputy Dillon Huffman was assigned to work in a Maximum Security Housing Unit. While conducting his routine cell checks on the 2nd tier he was lured into a cell which housed two inmates, Lo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Press Conference Notification

On Friday, August 11, 2017, Sheriff W. Honsal will hold a press conference in regards to the assault on a Humboldt County Correctional Deputy that occurred on August 9th. The conference will begin at 11:00 a.m. and is being held in the Correctional Facili...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Armed Robbery

On this date at 1:43 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received information from a local alarm company of an alarm activation at the 76 gas station in the 2600 block of Central Avenue, McKinleyville.  The gas station clerk then ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Hwy 36 Valleys Search Warrants

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) conducted a three-day operation and served six search warrants in the areas of Burr Valley and Larabee Valley this week to investigate allegations of illegal cultivatio...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Speaker Series: Hope and Resiliency

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce an ongoing project titled “Speaker Series: Hope and Resiliency”. This event is occurring within the Humboldt County Correctional Facility from August 1st until September 4th. The speakers include...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 6, 2017

Shooting in Briceland

On Sunday, August 6, 2017, at about1220 hours, an Officer with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) was flagged down by a motorist at the intersection of Briceland Road and China Creek Road, Briceland.  The motorist reported that his friend had be...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Orleans/Hwy 169 River Community

Sheriff Honsal would like to announce the assignment of Deputy Karl Norton to Orleans and the Highway 169 River community.    Deputy Norton will split his time between both areas.  Deputy Norton has 7 years law enforcement exper...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Illegal Marijuana Grow Search Warrant

On Wednesday 07/26/2017, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served two search warrants that covered three private parcels to investigate an allegation of illegal cultivation of marijuana. The private par...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team

On 07-25-17 at about 2115 hrs the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was called out.  The Eureka Police Department had located a suspicious object in the gutter near the intersection of 14th and Del Norte ...

Read more about the EOD call out in Eureka

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Carjacking

UPDATE (7/25/17):

 After contacting the victim and obtaining a detailed statement we have updated information.  The female victim was sleeping in her vehicle when she was awakened by a white male adult. He first asked if she was ok, and a...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Grand Theft

On 6-24-17 the Sheriff’s Office investigated a Grand Theft that occurred on Elk Ridge Road near the town of Briceland.  Numerous items were stolen from the property including:

  • Two 2500 gallon water tanks       ...
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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Residential daytime burglary

Update (7/21/17):

Last night deputies continued to investigate this incident.  23-year-old Johnny Ray Mobley (see attached photo) was located hiding in the attic of a residence near where the suspect vehicle was located.  Stolen property ...

Read more about the daytime burglary

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team call out

On 07-20-17 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was called to Hilfiker Rd in Eureka for a possible pipe bomb.  Two EOD technicians responded and met with members of the Eureka Fire Department who had se...

Read more about the EOD call out

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Sheriff's Office Marijuana Priorities

The Sheriff’s office has fielded many questions over the past several months regarding how the changes in the law will affect enforcement of illegal marijuana cultivation in the county. Proposition 64, the adult recreational use of marijuana, al...

Read more about marijuana priorities

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Vehicle Burglary

On 07-19-17 at about 1324 hrs deputies were dispatched to the Tegtmiers area of the Trinity River for a report of a vehicle burglary that had just occurred.  This is a well-known swimming/sunbathing area down river from the town of Willow Creek. ...

Read more about the vehicle burglary

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Gunshot Victim

On 07-19-17 at about 2143 hrs Deputies were dispatched to a report a gunshot victim walking around the Alderpoint area.  Deputies were initially unable to locate the female victim but later contacted her at Jerold Phelps Community Hospital in Gar...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Officer Involved Shooting

On July 14, 2017, at approximately 2157 hours, 3 Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office were on patrol in two marked patrol vehicles in the area Highway 169 North of Weitchpec.  The deputies were in full Sheriff’s Office patrol un...

Read more about the officer involved shooting

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Marijuana Arrest - Case 201703377

On 07-14-17 Deputies responded to the California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport in McKinleyville for a report of an airline passenger attempting to board a commercial flight with a large amount of marijuana. Once on scene deputies contacted Michael...

Read more about the Mogensen citation

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 13, 2017

DTF Eureka Arrests

On July 13, 2017, at approximately 0900 hours Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force and Officers with the Eureka Police POP Unit served search warrants in the 2300 block of Maple Lane in Eureka. The Superior Court warrant was obtained after a le...

Read more about the DTF arrests

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Phone Scam

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving phone calls from the public regarding a “phone scam”. There is a male caller who states he is Lt. Haines from  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The H...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Illegal Marijuana Grow Search Warrant - Case 201703331

On Tuesday 07/11/2017, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served a search warrant to investigate an allegation of illegal cultivation of marijuana. The parcel in question had no application on file with ...

Read more about the Hyampom search warrant

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Residential fire fatality

On 07/11/17, at approximately 5:15 in the morning, Fortuna Fire Dept. along with Loleta and Rio Dell Fire Depts. responded to reports of a structure fire in the Royal Crest Mobile Estates at the residential address, 1589 Imperial Lane. The Sheriff&rsq...

Read more about the fire

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Investigator Todd Fulton's Retirement Proclamation

On Tuesday, July 11th, at about 9:15 in the morning, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors issued a resolution for retiring Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Todd Fulton. Investigator Fulton has been employed with the HCSO for the...

Read more about Fulton's retirement resolution

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Missing Person Ellen Temple

At about 3:00 in the afternoon on July 3rd, Lila Temple reported that her 71 year old mother, Ellen Cameron Temple (DOB 03/20/1946), was missing. Ellen is a white female, 5’4” tall, 135 pounds, blue eyes, and long straight brown hair. Ellen is a transient...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Wanted Felon Arrest

On 07-10-17 a Main Station Patrol Sergeant was traveling through the city of Eureka when he saw a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Broadway Street.  He recognized the vehicle which was reportedly involved in several local burglaries.  ...

Read more about the burglary arrest

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Bear Locked in Vehicle

On 07-10-17 Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Greenwood Heights for a call of a bear locked in a vehicle.  Once on scene Corporal Borges, Deputy Crotty and Lieutenant Fridley found a gray faced adult black b...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Shelter Cove Drowning

At about 1215 hours on Sunday July 9th , a Humboldt County Deputy Coroner responded to Shelter Cove for the report of an apparent drowning victim. Fifty one year old Myers Flat resident Michael Allen Byerley (DOB 08/13/1965) had been surfing when he exper...

Read more on the drowning in Shelter Cove

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Humboldt Bay Drowning

On Sunday, July 2nd, at about 1100 in the morning, a Humboldt County Deputy Coroner responded to Waterfront Drive regarding the report of a deceased individual floating in Humboldt Bay. An autopsy of the individual, identified by fingerprints as Shane Chr...

Read more on the drowning

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Boating Deputies Make Arrest

On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, the Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit was working normal marine patrol on Humboldt Bay.  The marine unit was in the area of Coast Seafood along the Eureka Channel. Deputies Conan Moore, pictured on the left, ...

Read more about the arrest on the coast

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Klamath River Drowning Victim

On Friday, 06/30/2017, at about 4:40 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Klamath River at Young’s Bar near Highway 169 regarding the report of a drowning victim. On arrival, HCSO deputies discovered a deceased indiv...

Read more about the drowning victim

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Public Administrator Investigation

This release is to inform the public that Sheriff William Honsal has started an investigation into the current and past practices, policies and procedures of the Public Administrator’s Office relating to the disposal of property under a formal o...

Read more about the PA investigation

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Illegal Marijuana Grow Search Warrant

Addendum

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit began to investigate the legality of the marijuana grow site on the parcels owned by Brett Visser after receiving several complaints. The complaints surrounded illegal marijuana acti...

Read more about the illegal marijuana grow

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Southern Humboldt's Most Wanted Arrest

On 6-27-2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies received an anonymous tip that wanted fugitive, Shaun Maurice Stringfellow, was seen walking in the 3200 block of Redwood Drive, Redway. Stringfellow was previously featured on the Sheriff's Off...

Read more on the Stringfellow arrest

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Injured Dog Recovering

On Monday June 26, 2017 at about 0847 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call from a reporting party (RP) stating they located a dog that appeared injured.  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Animal Co...

Read on about the injured dog recovering

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Inmate Death

On Friday, June 23, 2017 at about 0245 hours, a Correctional Deputy and Medical Staff in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility were conducting routine medical checks of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility’s Medical Unit when they disco...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 22, 2017

One Taken Into Custody After Two Week Crime Spree

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at about 1200 hours, the two week crime spree, perpetrated by the mysterious cowboy hat wearing subject claiming to be an FBI Agent, has finally came to an end. James Martin Pawlyk, age 50, was taken into custody with the assis...

Read more about the two week crime spree arrest

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Traffic Stop Leads to 108 Pounds of Marijuana

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at about 0007 hours, a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was on routine patrol in the area of School Road and Central Avenue, McKinleyville. The Deputy observed a vehicle with an unreadable rear license plate and attempte...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Shooting Investigation

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at about 5:50 PM, the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible gunshot victim located at a residence on the 3900 block of Union St., in Eureka.

Deputies responded to the scene and located a male subject who appear...

Read on more about the shooting in Eureka

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Search and Rescue

On Monday June 19, 2017 at about 1507 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a possible drowning at Camp Kimtu in Willow Creek. It was reported a group of three teenaged females were traveling dow...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Two Arrested in Eureka

On Sunday, June 18, 2017 at about 1631 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office along with the Eureka Police Department and the California Highway Patrol responded to the 800 block of Nancy Court in Eureka for a report of a burglary in progre...

Read more about the in progress burglary

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2017

New Hires

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9 recruits from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the 119th College of the Redwoods Basic Police Academy. Sheriff William Honsal is pleased to announce the following as new Humboldt County Sheriff&am...

Read more about the new hires

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Attempted Homicide at Centerville Beach

On Friday June 6th at approximately 9:00 am the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in regards to a small child being attacked by the child’s mother at Centerville beach near Ferndale. The caller stated that the mother was attempting to p...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Missing Person Ayette Dial

On 6/12/2017, 30 year old Ayette Dial was reported as a missing person. Dial is described as of Filipino ancestry, 5 feet tall weighing 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo of a tiger on her foot, a tattoo of a dragonfly on her wris...

Read more about missing person Ayette Dial

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Sheriff's Office K9 Visits Ridgewood Elementary School

Today some kindergarteners at Ridgewood Elementary School received a surprise visit from K9 Deputy Louie and his Handler Colby Henson of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Louie displayed his excitement for playing fetch (his reward for a job well done...

Read more about K9 Louie's visit to the school

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Extra Help Deputy Mike Stone Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart to pass along the news that we lost one of our own early yesterday morning. Extra Help Deputy Mike Stone was visiting family and friends in Butte County when he experienced a medical emergency in the middle of the night. Deputy Mi...

Read more about Mike Stone

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Body Found in the Klamath River

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at about 2030 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communication Center received a report from a fisherman who had discovered a body floating in the Klamath River, Weitchpec. Deputies responded to the location approxima...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Felony Warrant Suspect taken into Custody

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at about 0819 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Bridgeville Resident Deputy Filippini was on routine patrol on Highway 36. At mile post marker 18, the Deputy recognized wanted suspect Wade Daniel Harris, age 35, standi...

Read more about the felony warrant suspect

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Two Men Wanted for Assault - Case 201702796

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at about 2114 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5700 block of Wymore Road in Arcata for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, Deputies located a male victim, age 43, lying in the grass off the...

Read more about the assault in Arcata

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Suspected Heroin Found by Sheriff's Office K9 - Case 201702570

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 K9 Handler Colby Henson and his narcotic dog Louie were conducting routine searches of an outside work area where inmate work crews are located. K9 Louie made a positive indication in the work area. Upon further investigation of...

Read more about suspected heroin found in the jail

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2017

PG&E Contributes to Sheriff's Office Communications Center

In early April Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Supervisor Morgan Schlesiger began communications with PG&E staff to seek funding to acquire a new radio software application to enhance communication between the Humboldt County...

Read more about the PG&E contribution

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Missing Person / Search and Rescue - Willow Creek

On Wednesday May 24th, 2017 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a missing person report from the mother of 26 year old Joseph Barriga-Crawford of Willow Creek. Joseph was reported to have left his home on Tuesday May 23rd at approximat...

Read more about missing person Joseph Barriga

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Assault in Hoopa

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at about 1648 hours, the Hoopa Valley Trial Police Department and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to Airport Road in Hoopa for a report of shots fired. Once on scene it was learned that an altercation to...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Stabbing in Eureka

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at about 1600 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 500 block of Herrick Ave in Eureka for a report of a disturbance. It was reported a male subject had been stabbed. Once on scene, Deputies determ...

Read more about the stabbing in Eureka

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Burglary Arrest

On 05-23-2017, at about 12:45 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Lower Pacific Drive, Shelter Cove, to investigate the report of a residential burglary.

Upon arrival, Deputies spoke to several citizens who...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Robbery in Redway

On Friday, May 19, 2017 at about 0928 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 500 block of Woods Ranch Road in Redway for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. It was reported that two male suspects arrived at the vi...

Read more about the robbery in Redway

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Drug Task Force Arrest

On 05-23-17 at around 10:00 A.M. Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence in the 2600 block of Boone Street in the city of Fortuna.

W...

Read more about DTF's arrest of Ms. Potts

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Body located in the Eel River

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at about 1548 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a deceased male on the river bank of the South Fork of the Eel River. The body was located at the base of a cliff between the Sprowel Cr...

Read more about the body located in the Eel River

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Armed Robbery in Hoopa

On Thursday, May 18, 2017 at about 0717 hours, The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office along with the California Highway Patrol and the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police responded to a business on Highway 96, in Hoopa for a report of an armed robbery. Onc...

Read more about the armed robbery in Hoopa

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Suicidal Subject

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at about 1201pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 300 block of School Road, Miranda for a report of a suicidal subject with a gun. It was also reported the subject had shot his dog.

Once deputies arri...

Read more about the suicidal subject in Miranda

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 17, 2017

In Custody Death

On Monday, May 15, 2017 at about 2115 hours a Correctional Deputy in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility was conducting a security check of the maximum security female unit when she discovered an inmate, who was housed alone, in their cell that appe...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Can anyone identify these suspects?

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple burglaries and the use of stolen credit/debit card; all occurring in the Mckinleyville area. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects possibly inv...

Read more about the three burglary suspects

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Zebra Found Deceased

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 at about 1452 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a zebra had been fatally shot on Mattole Road, Petrolia. Per the owner, the zebra was found deceased in a hay field about 20 yards from th...

Read more about the deceased zebra investigation

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Missing Person Elizabeth Smith -Update- Case 201702277

Update (5/16/17):

Missing person Elizabeth Smith has been located in Del Norte County and is unharmed. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for their assistance in locating Elizabeth. 

Previous (5/15/17):...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2017

McCann area Search and Rescue/Recovery

On May 4th at approximately 2pm a search and rescue effort was initiated in the McCann area east of Weott for the pilot of an ultra-light aircraft that had crashed into the main fork of the Eel River. Family members and friends of the Pilot, 61 year old R...

Read more on the McCann area search

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...

Read more on the Rancho Sequoia search warrant

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 9, 2017

Update on fatal traffic collison on US-101

Update:

The deceased subject in this case has been positively identified as Ralph Pak Summers, age 49 of Mckinleyville.

 

Previous:

Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

On May 5, 2017, at approximately 12:40AM, CHP dispatch received calls...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 8, 2017

DTF Investigation

After a month’s long investigation Special Agents with the Drug Task Force were granted a search warrant for 42 year old Tito Bryant, his vehicle and his residence located in the 500 block of H Street in Arcata.  

On Thursday 5/...

Read more about DTF's investigation

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: May 4, 2017

Shelter Cove Homicide - 201702096

Update (5/8/17):

The deceased subject in this case has been positively identified as Jesse Earl Simpson, age 42 of Shelter Cove.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to cal...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Volunteers Recognized

On Tuesday evening, 04/25/2017, the Eureka Police Department hosted an annual appreciation dinner for the Humboldt County Volunteer organizations at the Elks Lodge. The event was well attended and provided an opportunity for Humboldt County’s “First Respo...

Read more about the volunteers honored

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Names released by Coroners Office

Update

The deceased male subject in this case has been positively identified as Terry Allan Hayse, age 57 of Rio Dell. The female subject has been positively identified as Annette Kaleialoha Brooks, age 61 of Carlotta.

Previous:

Press release from the Califo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Search Warrant Served

On 04-18-17 at around 6:00 P.M. Special Agents with the Drug Task Force, assisted by Officers from Eureka Police Department and Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant at two residences located i...

Read more about the search warrants in Eureka

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Trinity River Release / Lewiston Dam

We would like to advise the public that there will be a controlled release of water from the Lewiston Dam on the Trinity River starting tomorrow (4-22-17), and continue through Wednesday (4-26-17). The release will rise from 400 cubic feet per second (179...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Hwy 299 Traffic Fatality Update

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified and released the name of the subject who tragically died in the traffic accident on Monday April 17th, on Hwy 299 east of Blue Lake Blvd. The decedent is 53 year old Janine Elaine Orcutt of Hoopa Ca.

Furt...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Arson Investigation - Case 201701809

On 4-17-17 at about 4:15 am Hoopa Tribal Police reported a suspicious fire with three buildings involved, behind Hoopa High School on Loop Rd. in Hoopa. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and discovered the three buildings fully engulfed in flames....

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Gunshot victim

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at about 10:12 a.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to a residence on Dyerville Loop, in Myers Flat for a report of a gunshot victim and possible home invasion robbery. The victim told deputies that he was met by numerous in...

Read more about the gunshot victim in Myers Flat

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Burglary

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at about 7:36 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to a residence on Herrick Avenue for a report of a burglary. As deputies arrived, an eyewitness advised the suspects were still on scene and getting into a vehicle. ...

Read more about the burglary on Herrick Avenue

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Twenty-three Pounds of Marijuana Seized

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at about 0247 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Garberville units conducted a traffic stop on Sprowel Creek at Redwood Drive, Garberville. Once deputies approached the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana was detected. Du...

Read more about the 23 pounds of marijuana seized

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approve Inmate Tablet Pilot Project

Today, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a pilot project that will provide inmates in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility access to education on a electronic tablet platform. The focus of this project will be to maintain ...

Read more about the inmate educational project

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Can you help ID this female

On Monday, April 03, 2017 at about 0119 hours, an unknown female entered a residence on the 1600 block of Myrtle Ave, Eureka. The female suspect removed the victim’s purse and phone from the residence and left the area on foot. The victim&rs...

Read more about the unidentified female

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2017

HCSO received donation from the Eureka Moose Lodge

On Friday, April 07, 2017, the Eureka Moose Lodge held an event for first responders which several local fire and law enforcement agencies attended. The Lodge raised $10,000 that was distributed to the agencies. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Off...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Swearing in Ceremony

On Monday, April 10, 2017, Sheriff Mike Downey was pleased to announce the swearing in of eight new Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office employees and seven promotions.  

Promotions:

     Jason Benge – Com...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Arrest in Redway

On 04-08-17, Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office were on patrol in the 100 block of Empire Avenue, Redway when they noticed silver colored Toyota Tacoma parked partially in the roadway.  Deputies learned prior to approach...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Investigation

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at about 1424 hours Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Deputies responded to the 7200 block of West End Road, Arcata for an agency assist per California Highway Patrol. It was reported to law enforcement as a tra...

Read more about the investigation

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Sex Offender Sweep

During the week of March 27th, 2017, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Deputies conducted a sex offender sweep at various locations throughout the county. The purpose of this sweep was to make sure sex registrants are complying with Califo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Barricaded subject in Willow Creek

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, at approximately 1454 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of Mountain View Lane, Willow Creek for a welfare check. Suspect Kason Henry Crutchfield, age 26 was reported to be in viol...

Read more about the barricaded subject

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Stabbing in Alderpoint

UPDATE

The deceased male subject in this case has been positively identified as Eugene Arnold Minikel, age 37 of Redway. This investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office reg...

Read more about the stabbing in Alderpoint

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Two Pounds of Suspected Meth Located by Agents

      As a result of a three-month long investigation, Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force learned there was a vehicle traveling to Humboldt County from the Bakersfield area transporting a significant quantit...

Read more about the meth arrests

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Five Subjects Taken into Custody by Drug Task Force

    On 03-15-17 at about 0820 hours Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by members of the Fortuna Police Department served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant on two motel rooms located in the 800 block o...

Read more about DTF arresting five people

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Low-Cost Firewood Vouchers Available

Low cost firewood vouchers will start being sold on Tuesday, May 2 at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center (HSRC) located at 1910 California Street in Eureka.   Households with an individual 55 or older and living on a low to moderate inc...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Gang Awareness Training was conducted

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., members of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Gang Resource Intelligence Team (GRIT) conducted Gang Awareness Training for the staff at the Humboldt County Office of Education. The training covered why kids jo...

Read more about the gang awareness training

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Puppy rescued from Humboldt Bay

On Monday, March 13, 2017, at approximately 0930 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report that someone had dropped a puppy off the middle span of the Samoa Bridge. A fishing crew on a boat witnessed the incident and was able...

Read more about the puppy rescue

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Sheriff's Office and Immigration Enforcement

In recent weeks there have been several inquiries regarding the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office policy regarding immigration enforcement and cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security; US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Sheriff's Offic...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Subject identified in CHP traffic collision

On March 12, 2017, at approximately 1209 hours, California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to a traffic collision southbound on US-101 south of Tompkins Hill Road.  The 45 year old deceased male was positively identified by the Humboldt County Cor...

Read more about the CHP investigation

Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Second Annual Re-entry Fair

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Re-entry Fair!

This event will occur March 27th-29th in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka. This event takes place in conjunction with the Criminal Justice Dialogue...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Search Warrant served in Rio Dell

On 03-09-17 at about 1115 hours Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Firs...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Multiple Vehicles Burglaries in McKinleyville

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a rash of vehicle burglaries that occurred on Sunday, March 12, 2017, in McKinleyville between the hours of 2:30 am and 5:30 am.  A total of 13 vehicles were reported to be...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Travelers Rescued by Deputies

On Friday March 10, 2017 at about 8:43 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call from a female subject. The female caller stated she and three other females were traveling in their Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle on a rural ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Two Subjects Rescued

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at about 12:51 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff's Communications Center received a 911 call from a male subject, age 32. The male caller stated he and another male, age 35, were lost in the wooded area behind First Road, McKin...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Three Subjects Rescued

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at about 8:15 pm the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call from a male subject, age 36. The male caller stated himself and two females ages 39 and 34, were traveling in their vehicle in th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 6, 2017

One taken into custody in Hoopa

On Monday, March 06, 2017 at about 1045am, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies, Tribal Resource Officers and California Highway Patrol Officers were dispatched to Mill Creek Road, Hoopa for a report of a suicidal subject. It was reported a male s...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Multiple vehicles vandalized in the Cutten area

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of vehicle vandalisms that occurred on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in the Cutten area between the hours of 2230 and 0230. A total of 8 vehicles were located with broken windows and nothing...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 1, 2017

One of Humboldt's Most Wanted subjects arrested

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, at approximately 1216 hours the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) responded to Nob Hill Court, Shelter Cove in regards to information on the possible theft of utility services. While deputies were conducting an inves...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Can anyone identify these subjects

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible theft and assault that occurred on Thursday, February 23, 2017, in the Garberville area. The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the subjects possibly invol...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 27, 2017

Stolen property recovered and two suspects taken into custody

On Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at about 9:15 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residential burglary in the 500 block of Melville Road, Garberville. Upon arrival, it was reported that two apartments had been burglarize...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Two taken into custody after vehicle pursuit

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, at about 1448 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Bowie Road, Loleta for a report of possible shots fired. The female juvenile victim reported two male suspects only known as Tim and Spook...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Friendly Reminder

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind those looking for fun in the snow that Kneeland is all private property. The Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints about people leaving their trash and damaging the ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 22, 2017

Public Comment on Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application

Humboldt County announces that the office will be seeking public comments on proposals for the 2016/2017 State of California Off-Highway (OHV) grant program.  According to state requirements, public comments can be submitted from March 7 through ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 22, 2017

Autopsy shows Sam Whitney died from natural causes

UPDATE-

Sam Whitney was found deceased February 11th under the Ryan Slough Bridge. Whitney was dressed adequately for the weather. A thick sleeping bag was found nearby.

During the autopsy on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Whitney’s cause of death ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Body located in the Humboldt Bay

On Sunday, February 19, 2017, at about 0410 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Eureka Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Humboldt Bay Fire and the United States Coast Guard personnel responded to the 3rd span of the ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 21, 2017

At Risk Missing Person - Case 201700854

Update (2/22/17):

On 2/21/17 at approx. 1800 hours, missing person Anne Farley was located at her home, in good health.  Farley indicated she had been spending time with a friend.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for th...

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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

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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: June 1, 2016

Public Service Announcement - Warrants

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Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the list of active warrants currently issued in Humboldt County is now readily available on-line at http://humboldtgov.org/sheriff. The warrant list will be updated every Wednesday. Please do not attempt to appre...

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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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