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EUREKA - Two fires broke out in Eureka’s Palco Marsh Monday night. This comes after all homeless illegally camping in the area were officially evicted Monday and cleanup began.

The Eureka Police Department, city departments and multiple agencies were deployed to accomplish the operation.  After homeless vacated, efforts to remove abandoned tents, and furniture took place and over 88,000 pounds of garbage was collected. Tuesday those efforts continued. As for the homeless, not all of them chose to relocate to shelters being offered; many took their belongings and hit the streets. Monday night, one individual was caught dumping property downtown in a business owner’s yard and two fires broke out in the marsh. Police Chief Andrew Mills says that type of behavior will not be tolerated.

"We're going to continue cleaning up operations and now that most of the police activity is done, most of the officers are going to spread out all over town checking the places where we frequently get campers. So we're going to continue vigorously enforcing the law, making sure we don't get displacement where people get entrenched and have the problem all over again. So we've got plans in place and we're going to execute those plans today," said Mills. 

By: Sierra Jenkins

Post date Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:28

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FIELDS LANDING- The California Highway Patrol and medical personnel responded to an injured woman in the middle of the roadway in Fields Landing.

The call came in just after 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. According to the 9-1-1 caller at the scene, she was found in the middle of Depot Road, covered in blood. She was treated at the scene for minor to moderate injuries.

The California...

Post date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 17:07

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- A pair of police officers from the United Kingdom have reached their halfway mark on a cycling journey making a stop right here in Humboldt County.

They started at the Canadian border and will end in Tijuana, Mexico. They have been all over Britain and Europe but this is their first time in the United States.

"We've seen some fantastic scenery, I mean we really...

Post date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:55

If you have business you need to conduct at the Humboldt County Courthouse on Wednesday morning you may just want to go in person.

The county of Humboldt will be upgrading its phone system at the courthouse on May 4. Phone lines in the building will be unable to make or receive calls beginning at 6 a.m. Work is expected to be complete by 8 a.m.

The change is being made to upgrade...

Post date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:50

The Department of Public Health has lifted a health advisory and opened up an additional area for recreational Dungeness crab harvesting.

The latest opening is from north of Redwood Creek to the Oregon border. The commercial season for this area opens on May 12.

South of redwood creek to Humboldt Bay’s north jetty is still closed.

The opening will certainly help crabbers...

Post date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:48

REDWAY -- Law enforcement is searching for two suspects after a marijuana transaction turned into an alleged robbery in Redway.

Just after midnight today, sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1,000 block of Redway Drive.

The victim told sheriff’s deputies he was selling marijuana to two black adult males, one of whom he was familiar with, named “Cheick.”

A large envelope,...

Post date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:46

ARCATA -- A man sustained injuries after being attacked during a carjacking in Arcata. Around 5:45 Monday morning, Humboldt County sheriff's deputies responded to the 400 block of Mad River Road.

The 54-year-old male victim said he fell asleep in his 2001 Dodge Ram pick-up truck. Three male suspects pulled him out of his vehicle, and threw him to the ground. He tried to defend himself...

Post date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:44

FORTUNA -- The city of Fortuna's new panhandling ordinance will go into effect in 30 days.

This comes after City Council approved the second reading during last night's meeting. The ordinance bans aggressive solicitation. You cannot ask drivers for food or money within 200 feet of an intersection, traffic signal, or stop sign.

Panhandling on public transportation or within 50...

Post date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:41

EUREKA -- Humboldt County sheriff's deputies continue to search for the suspect who stole a safe from Ramone's Bakery & Cafe in Eureka. News Channel 3 has obtained photos of surveillance video showing the burglar.

Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to the bakery on Harrison Avenue. The video shows the man in a dark hoodie removing the patio lights then breaking and entering...

Post date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:37

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- They are a vital link between the officers out on the road and emergency situations. The California Highway Patrol is now hiring public safety dispatchers in Humboldt County. 

There are currently 12 dispatchers in the region that work 8, 10 and 12 hour shifts. The dispatchers work in pairs and are responsible for answering emergency phone calls and accurately relaying...

Post date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 16:37
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