News Flash

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: September 10, 2018

Join the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office for Coffee with Corrections!

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is happy to announce an exciting opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. The public is invited to attend Coffee with Corrections happening on Saturday,...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Gunshot victim in Southern Humbolt

On Sept. 6, 2018, at about 7:20 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a local hospital for the report of a male gunshot victim with non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies made contact with the 39-year-old victim at the hospital. ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Trespassing arrest

On Aug. 31, 2018, deputies with Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Division conducted a special operation to investigate ongoing trespass and theft violations at a business located on the 2500 block of Central Ave. in Mckinleyvill...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 2, 2018

Death investigation on Bell Springs Rd

On Sept. 2, 2018, at about 6:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Bell Springs Road, near the Alderpoint Road junction, for the report of a deceased male subject found on the roadway.

The deceased male appear...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Hoopa man arrested on child molestation charges

On Aug. 31, 2018, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office investigators served a search/arrest warrant at a residence on the 14000 block of Highway 96 in Hoopa following an investigation into child molestation allegations.

During the service of the warr...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Wanted felon arrested thanks to community help

On Aug. 30, 2018, at about 9:45 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies received citizen tips that a felony warrant subject, wanted by law enforcement since May, was in the area of the Miranda Market.

Deputies located the subject, 40-year-old De...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Assault with a deadly weapon

On Aug. 29, 2018, at about 1:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1600 block of Bird Ave. for the report of a physical altercation between two housemates.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that the suspect, 37-year-old ...

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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: August 16, 2018

Two saved in North Jetty water rescue

On August 16, 2018, at about 12:50 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the North Jetty for the report of a female in distress under water.

While enroute to the scene, deputies learned that the female was no longer under wa...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Trespass cultivation eradicated

On August 15, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Blake Mountain area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Suspicious death investigation

On August 14, 2018, at about 9:10 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to assist the California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire with a vehicle fire on Briceland Rd. near the Ettersburg Junction.

Fire personnel informed deputies th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Cannabis eradication in the Rancho Sequoia area

On August 14, 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. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Cannabis eradication in the Blake Mountain area

On August 13, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Blake Mountain area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Suspicious object investigation at Hiller Park

On August 11, 2018, at about 6 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of a suspicious object in the men’s restroom at Hiller Park in McKinleyville.

The Humboldt County Sheriff&rs...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Homicide Victim ID

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of the homicide at Ocean View Cemetery on August 9, 2018, as 16-year-old Brandon Brocious of Eureka.

All inquiries regarding this case should be directed to the Eureka Police Departme...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Jail search produces weapon

On August 11, 2018, a correctional deputy working in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility received information that an inmate was possibly in possession of a weapon in their cell and had made threats to use the weapon on staff.

Due to the serious natu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Cannabis eradication in Rancho Sequoia

On August 8, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served two search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Rancho Sequoia area of Southern Humboldt. The California Department o...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Deputy helps stop social security scam in progress

The victim of a Social Security phone scam will be getting his money back thanks to a sheriff’s deputy’s quick actions.

On August 9, 2018, at about 2:45 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Cente...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Pine Hill armed robbery investigation

On August 7, 2018, at about 5:20 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Herrick Ave. and Meyers Ave. in Pine Hill for the report of a subject with a gunshot wound yelling for help.

The victim told deputies he had ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 7, 2018

DIRECTV phone scam targets Humboldt County residents

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

In this phone scam, the caller claimed to be “Paul Wilson” from DIRECTV. The scammer told the victim that DIRE...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Car dealership burglary suspect arrested

On August 3, 2018, at about 6:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a car dealership on the 1700 block of Central Ave. in McKinleyville.

When deputies arrived on scene, the suspect, 28-year-old K...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 5, 2018

Armed Robbery

On Saturday, August 4, 2018 at about 1:57 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to the Fairway Market at 590 Herrick Avenue, Eureka for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Witnesses told deputies an unknown suspect entered the b...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Coroner’s Office volunteer recognized for outstanding work serving the community

Autopsy Assistant Coordinator Sandi Case

It isn’t about death, it’s really all about life at the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office, according to Autopsy Assistant Coordinator Sandi Case. Case is a seven-year volunteer at the Coroner’s Office and received a special recognition award Wednesday from...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Animal Shelter Reduced Rates

The Humboldt County Animal Shelter is offering reduced-rate adoptions for dogs through August 10, 2018.

Due to the shelter’s dog kennels being over capacity, adoption fees for dogs who have resided at the shelter since April 2018 or earlier are n...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Death investigation

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of a man found deceased near Highway 101 yesterday as that of 18-year-old Hunter Allen of Eureka.Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to c...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Attempted homicide investigation

On August 1, 2018, at about 12:45 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a local hospital for the report of two gunshot victims.

During the course of their investigation, deputies learned that the female and male victims were appro...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Weapons arrest

On July 30, 2018, at about 8 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Allen Court in the unincorporated area of Eureka for the report of a suspicious vehicle and occupant.

Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the occupant o...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Humboldt County Assessing Needs to Help Respond to Fires

As multiple wildfires continue to threaten our neighboring counties, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services has created an information line dedicated to assessing the needs of evacuees entering our community.

Evacuees entering...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Felon in possession of a firearm

On July 29, 2018, at about 7 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1800 block of Buhne Street in King Salmon for the report of a man brandishing a firearm and making criminal threats to a neighbor.

When de...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Protect your vehicle from car prowl

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received an increase in reports of vehicle burglaries and vandalisms on beaches along the Samoa peninsula, including the Samoa Dunes and the Ma-le’l Dunes.

Car prowl, also known as theft from veh...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Cannabis search warrants

Following a weeklong operation investigating illegal cannabis cultivation in southern Humboldt County, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) has served 12 search warrants, eradicated approximately 46,486 growing mariju...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Missing Person Basil Tolson

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate a Kentucky man reported missing from the Trinidad area.

Basil Tolson, 32, of Hazel Green, Kentucky, was reported missing to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s O...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Search and rescue for missing man

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the community’s help to locate a missing man last seen in the Elk River area.

On July 25, 2018, at about 10:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2018

22K cannabis plants eradicated during Rancho Sequoia search warrants

On July 25, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served four search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in the Rancho Sequoia area of Southern Humboldt. The following agencies assisted in th...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 25, 2018

14K cannabis plants eradicated in Briceland area

On July 24, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served three search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in Southern Humboldt. The following agencies assisted in the service of the...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 24, 2018

DEU & CDFW serve four search warrants in Southern Humboldt

On July 23, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and wardens with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) served four search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in Southern Hum...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Man arrested following pursuit

A man wanted after fleeing from deputies Tuesday, July 17, was taken into custody Friday without incident.

On July 17, 2018, at about 10:30 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the area of Highway 101 and Giuntoli Lane observed a vehicle w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Felony warrant arrests

On July 18, 2018, at about 8 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Alton area observed a suspicious vehicle parked under the Van Duzen Bridge on the river access road.

Upon approaching the vehicle, deputies discovered two fema...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Marijuana eradication near Pilot Ridge

On July 16, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served one search warrant in the area of Pilot Ridge near Holm Creek as a result of citizen complaints about illegal cultivation of marijuana. The C...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Vehicle theft arrest

On July 14, 2018, at about 12:22 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Blue Lake area observed a vehicle, reported stolen out of Eureka on July 10, traveling west on Highway 299. The deputy then observed the vehicle merge ont...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 11, 2018

DEU finds extensive environmental destruction during search warrant operations

On July 10, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served three search warrants to investigate the illegal cultivation of marijuana in the area of the Cedar Creek watershed in Northern Humboldt Count...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2018

13K+ plants eradicated during DEU search warrants

On July 9, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and wardens with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) served three search warrants to investigate the illegal cultivation of marijua...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Suspicious item in Cutten

On July 5, 2018, at about 8 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of a suspicious item in the gravel median at the intersection of Campton and Walnut Roads in Cutten.

The Humboldt County Expl...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Sheriff launches anti-opioid campaign

HEROIN IN YOUR HOME LOGO

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and RX Safe Humboldt are teaming up to protect the next generation from a lifetime of addiction.

On July 6, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office and RX Safe Humboldt launched a new anti-opioid campaign titled ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Four arrested following attempted robbery

On July 3, 2018 at about 3:30 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 2300 block of Sprowel Creek Road in the Garberville area for the report of an attempted armed robbery.

According to the male victim, when ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Assault with a deadly weapon

RUSSELL MUGSHOT

On July 3, 2018, at about 9 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 5000 block of Valley West Blvd. in Arcata for an assault that had occurred in the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.

Upon arrival, deputie...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Body identified as missing Eugene man

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of a man found on February 24, 2018 on Centerville Beach as that of 37-year-old Jeremy Dimitri Vlahos of Eugene, Oregon.

Vlahos was reported missing to the Humboldt County Sheriff&r...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Correctional Deputy Saves Choking Inmate

Correctional Deputy Silva in front of a thin blue line flag

A Humboldt County Correctional Deputy is credited for saving an inmate’s life on Monday.

On July 2, 2018, Correctional Deputy Anthony Silva was supervising a male minimum-security dorm within the Humboldt County Correctional Facility during what ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Dog attack victim dies of injuries

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal dog attack on June 25, 2018 in Arcata as 91-year-old Donald Steele. Steele’s cause of death has been determined to be from injuries consistent with a dog attack....

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Man arrested with drugs, metal knuckles

Pethes Mugshot

On June 28, 2018, at about 2:17 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the McKinleyville area observed a suspicious male subject riding a bicycle on School Road. Deputies observed the subject turn down Windsor Ave. and stop his bi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Myers Flat man arrested for arson

MERRIMAN MUGSHOT

On June 23, 2018, at about 9:50 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the area of Orchard Way and Boy Scout Camp Road in Myers Flat for the report of a male subject intentionally setting a residence on fire w...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Body found in McKinleyville

On June 22, 2018, at about 12:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1500 block of Hiller Road in McKinleyville for the report of a body found in a field.

The body has been identified as that of 44-year-old Demetrious ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Arrest in Miranda

FRIEND MUGSHOT

A Miranda woman is in custody on child endangerment charges following an ongoing investigation into community complaints that led to the discovery of illegal drugs and paraphernalia during a probation search earlier this month.

On June 4, 2018, deputies wi...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Butane hash lab discovered in Bayside

On June 21, 2018, at about 6:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a child welfare complaint responded to a residence on the 1400 block of Splinter Lane in Bayside. When deputies arrived, they observed a Hispanic male adult i...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Marijuana eradication in Dinsmore

On June 20, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served a search warrant to investigate the illegal cultivation of marijuana in the area of County Line Creek Road near Dinsmore. The following agenc...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 20, 2018

New released inmate transportation program

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce a new transportation program for inmates released from the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. As part of this program, the Sheriff’s Office is providing inmates arrested i...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Grandparent Scam

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received information about another phone scam targeting local residents. This scam targets older Humboldt County residents, with the scammer pretending to be the victim’s grandchild.

According to...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Detonated pipe bomb discovered near Orleans

On June 18, 2018, at about 1:30 p.m., firefighters with the United States Forest Service (USFS) located a detonated pipe bomb while attempting to suppress a small brush fire in the area of the Ullathorne boat ramp near Orleans. Firefighters evacuated the ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Marijuana eradication in Dinsmore

STARKEY MUGSHOT

On June 14, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served two search warrants to investigate the illegal cultivation of marijuana in the area of County Line Creek Road near Dinsmore. The following ag...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Felony warrant subject arrested in possession of firearm, drugs

CHRISTOPHER SIMPSON MUGSHOT

On June 14, 2018, at about 9 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol in McKinleyville observed a vehicle associated with a wanted felony warrant subject traveling east on School Road.

The deputy followed the vehicle and conduct...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Marijuana eradication in Hyampom

VANG MUGSHOT

On June 13, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served two search warrants to investigate the illegal cultivation of marijuana in the area of U.S. Forest Service Route 1 near Hyampom. The followin...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Occupied stolen vehicle arrest

COOK MUGSHOT

On June 13, 2018, at about 9 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence located on the 1200 block of Allard Ave., in the county jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of a disturbance about a vehicle.

When deputies ar...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Animal cruelty investigation

On June 12, 2018, at about 6:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of six kittens intentionally drowned at Martin’s Slough in Eureka. A sheriff’s deputy checked the ar...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Owner-installed GPS tracker helps locate stolen vehicle

ELLIOTT MUGSHOT

On June 13, 2018, at about 2:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received information that a vehicle stolen from a Fortuna business was on Apple Lane in Redway. The stolen vehicle was outfitted with an owner-installed GPS tracker. The ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Stolen vehicle call leads to three arrests

On June 12, 2018, at about 3:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1800 block of Elm Ave. in McKinleyville to assist the California Highway Patrol in recovering a reported stolen vehicle with several o...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Disturbance call leads to arrest

Gildesgard mugshot

On June 11, 2018 at about 6:15 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the area of Reasor Road in McKinleyville. While responding to Reasor Road, deputies learned that a white suburban associated wit...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Blue Lake Rancheria enters into deputization agreement with the HCSO

Sheriff Honsal and Chief Stokes shake hands

Sheriff William F. Honsal is pleased to announce that the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has entered into a deputization agreement with the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe.

This agreement further strengthens the ties between the Blue Lake Rancheria T...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Zachary Harrison arrested in Eureka

HARRISON MUGSHOT

A Southern Humboldt man wanted on charges of homicide was taken into custody this afternoon by the Eureka Police Department.

On June 6, 2018, at about 1:17 p.m., the Eureka Police Department received a tip that a subject matching the description of homicid...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Southern Humboldt’s Lieutenant retires from the force

Lt. Swithenbank with his family and several members of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office

A teary-eyed audience filled the Board of Supervisors Chamber this morning as a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant, known for bringing a community together, said goodbye.

Lieutenant Kenneth Swithenbank officially retired today after almo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Assault on a peace officer

Ford Mugshot

On June 3, 2018, at about 2:30 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Fourth Street entrance of the Humboldt County Courthouse for the report of a female subject causing a disturbance.

Upon arrival, the deputy found 28-ye...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 4, 2018

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

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is joining a nationally coordinated effort to educate boaters about the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Operation Dry Water is a year-round national campaign focu...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Drug Task Force arrests six after months long investigation

On May 30, 2018, Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force served multiple warrants at various locations in Humboldt County.  Based upon a month long investigation, Agents identified multiple narcotics dealers and secured arrest and...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Robbery near Hoopa

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to find two suspects believed to have robbed a man near Hoopa.

On May 29, 2018, at about 9:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Cen...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Commercial bribery arrest

Mctigue Mugshot

A Humboldt County Planning and Building inspector was arrested Tuesday following an ongoing bribery investigation dating back to last year.

The investigation originated in November of 2017 when the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received compla...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Trinidad business burglarized

On May 24, 2018, at about 11:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Murphy’s Market in Trinidad to investigate a burglary alarm.

When deputies arrived, they found the glass front door to the store shattered. ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Man arrested on kidnapping/attempted murder charges

LESLIE MUGSHOT

On May 23, 2018, at about 6 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from a distressed female stating she was being held against her will. The line was disconnected and dispatchers’...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Memorial Day Safety Tips

This Memorial Day weekend the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office expects hundreds of people to visit our local rivers, beaches and redwoods. While you’re enjoying Humboldt County’s great outdoors, we encourage you to make safe ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Eureka man arrested on child pornography charges

CUNNINGHAM Mugshot

A Eureka man arrested in April following an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of a minor is back in custody with new charges.

Andrew Jarrod Cunningham, 39, was arrested on April 24, 2018, on charges of child molestation and continuous sexual abuse of...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Two arrested in possession of stolen vehicle

On May 23, 2018, at about 4:15 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit deputy on patrol in Fields Landing observed a suspicious vehicle parked on South Depot Road with two occupants inside. Prior to making contact with the vehicle, ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Help support the HCSO’s new K9 Deputy!

Fundraiser for a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office K9, Safety Unleashed 2018

You have the power to unleash safety! How? By investing in a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Dual Purpose Canine (K9) Deputy!

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is raising funds to purchase and train our new K9 Deputy Gusto. Deputy Gusto is a ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Search warrant reveals 10K marijuana plants, environmental damage

MERDRANO ESCALANTE MUGSHOT

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served two search warrants to investigate the illegal cultivation of marijuana in the area of Rancho Sequoia Drive near Alderpoint. The following agencies...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Stolen vehicle arrest in Eureka

OWENS MUGSHOT

On May 20, 2018, at about 4 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy was conducting a routine patrol of Pennsylvania Ave., in the county jurisdiction of Eureka, when the deputy observed a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a residence on the ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Stolen vehicle arrest in Loleta

RAU MUGSHOT

On May 19, 2018, at about 10:40 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of a suspicious vehicle on the 500 block of Scenic Drive in Loleta. According to the reporting party, a male and female ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Missing Blue Lake woman

Missing Person Janet Egan

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate a missing Blue Lake woman.

On May 14, 2018, at about 1:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a missing persons report for Blue Lake reside...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Los Angeles man arrested on child molestation charges in Garberville

FRANCO MUGSHOT

A Los Angeles man wanted on suspicion of child molestation in Humboldt County extending back to 2017 has been arrested in Southern Humboldt.

On May 17, 2018, at about 3:45 p.m., deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicl...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Reduced Rate Adoptions at Humboldt County Animal Shelter

The Humboldt County Animal Shelter is offering reduced-rate adoptions for dogs May 17 through May 25.

Due to the shelter’s dog kennels being over capacity, all adult dogs (6 months and older) are $50, seniors (dogs 7 years and older) are $35 and ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 17, 2018

New Sergeant takes command at Garberville Substation

Sergeant Williams stands in front of his patrol vehicle along the river in Southern Humboldt

Beginning this week, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Garberville Substation has a new sergeant in charge.

Sergeant Sam Williams has been assigned to the Garberville supervisor post. Williams replaces Sergeant Jesse Taylor, who has accepted a...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Stabbing Investigation

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing that took place on a bridge this morning.

On May 16, 2018, between 10:30 and 11 a.m., a 67-year-old male resident of Rio Dell was going for a walk on the Eagle Prairie Bridge, which...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2018

National Police Week/Peace Officers Memorial Day

A black mourning band is placed on a sheriff's badge

On May 15, law enforcement across the nation will observe Peace Officers Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor our fallen brothers and sisters of the Thin Blue Line. This day of remembrance falls during a time where we honor all law enforcement, as M...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Missing Child

Mira Carter is described as a Caucasian female toddler, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 2 fee

**Update 5/15/2018**Mira Ann Carter has been safely returned into the custody of her mother.

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 9, 2018

HCSO assists with Department of Fish and Wildlife search warrants

On April 30 and May 1, 2018, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) issued citations for more than 50 violations at four unregulated marijuana cultivation sites after executing searc...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Narcotics arrest in Garberville

BARTLEY Mugshot

On May 8, 2018, at about 6:50 p.m., a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Garberville area observed a man riding a bicycle on Locust St. while wearing headphones. The man, later identified as 39 –year-old Christopher Jaso...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Federal court jury duty phone scam

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has received a report of another phone scam targeting local residents, this time claiming to be from our office.

According to the victim who received the call, the scammer told the victim that he was from the ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Public’s help needed to ID body

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office needs the public’s help to identify a male body discovered in late February on Centerville Beach.

Efforts to identify the body have so far been unsuccessful. The body was found wearing a black shirt ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Notice of Temporary Accommodations for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office McKinleyville Station

Beginning Monday, May 7, 2018 through Friday, May 11, 2018, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office McKinleyville Station, located at 1608 Pickett Rd, McKinleyville, will undergo construction to become more accessible to persons with disabilities. This facil...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Illegal marijuana cultivation in Arcata

On April 13, 2018, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Abbot Lane in Arcata for a welfare check. During their investigation, deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from a detached garage a...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Wanted felon in possession of loaded firearm arrested

KELLEY Mugshot

On May 3, 2018, at about 10 p.m., sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Blue Lake area observed a vehicle parked alongside Larson Heights Road, lifted on a jack with a front tire missing. Deputies stopped to offer assistance to the travelers.

Upon ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Publishers Clearing House scam

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

The scammers identify themselves as being with Publishers Clearing House and tell the victim that they have won $2 million and a 2018 Mercedes B...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Burglary suspects arrested in Fortuna

On May 2, 2018, at about 11:45 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 400 block of Camp Weott Road, outside of the Ferndale city limits, for the report of a burglary that had just occurred.

The victim told ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Death investigation update 2

The vehicle associated with Salvatore Riccobono IV has been located, thanks to the help of a citizen tip. The vehicle was located mid-morning on Friday, April 27, within the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka. No arrests have been made in associati...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Wags and Whiskers Adoption Event May 12

Are you wanting to add an animal friend to your family but haven’t been able to make it to the shelter during the week? Join the Humboldt County Animal Shelter at a special Saturday adoption event.

On Saturday, May 12, from noon to 4 p.m., join t...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Wanted felon arrested with stolen property

LENHART MUGSHOT

On April 27, 2018, at about 1 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputy conducting routine patrol in the McKinleyville area observed wanted felony warrant subject Loren Michael Lenhart, 26, at a bus stop on the 1600 block of Central Ave. T...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Homicide victim identified

The person found deceased on US 101 near Salmon Creek has been positively identified as Salvatore Riccobono IV, age 29, from Concord, California. Riccobono was in possession of a 1998 Gold Infinity SUV with California plate 4ASX760 which is unaccounted fo...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Unsafe swimming conditions in Trinity River expected first week of May

On May 1, 2018 there will be an increase in the amount of water released from the Lewiston Dam, which will quickly effect the water levels of the Trinity River. The Sheriff’s Office is concerned that the increase in water levels on the Trinity R...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Child abuse arrest

On April 24 at about 8 a.m., after a month long investigation, the Sheriff’s office served an arrest warrant in the 3400 Block of 18th Street, Eureka, regarding 288(a) PC child molestation and 288.5 PC continuous sexual abuse of a minor. Arreste...

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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 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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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Search Warrant - Rancho Sequoia, Alderpoint

On Tuesday May 9th members of the Humboldt County Drug Enforcement team assisted the California Highway Patrol in the service a search warrant in the Rancho Sequoia area of Alderpoint. The warrant stemmed from a heavy equipment theft investigation being c...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Stabbing in Ferndale - Case 201702102

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

The victim sustained ...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 24, 2016

Ramey Warrant Arrest - Case 201503461

Raymond Earl Preschern

Update 1/20/2017:

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 39 year old William Lamar Hinson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the murder of 37 year old Khanh Lam.  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Investigators determined Hinson was an...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 9, 2016

Public Service Announcement - Emergency Alert Notification

Image for PSA Emergency Alerts

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

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 16, 2015

Correctional Facility Offers "Re-Entry Fair" for Inmates

Re-entry fair

On December 18, 2014 General population inmates housed in the Humboldt Correctional Facility were given an opportunity to meet with several community based organizations from within the county. The concept of a Re-Entry Fair is the same as a Job-Fair. Inm...

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Sheriff's Office