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November 2013

A 58-year-old Trinidad woman’s body was recovered over the weekend. Authorities believe Lori Jane Melendrez may have fallen off a cliff near Luffenholtz Beach on Saturday.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call just after 8 p.m. on Saturday that a woman had just fallen off a cliff. Law enforcement launched a search and rescue assisted by the US Coast Guard and Calfire, but...

Post date: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 17:24
EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department added four new motorcycles to their inventory after being a year without them. The department upgraded to a newer BMW make equipped with police lights, sirens, and a PA system. In 2012 the department had three motorcycles and officers said the bidding process took about a year to complete before they were able to move forward. 
Post date: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 17:15
NORTH COAST- The holidays are here and that means more shopping for people along the north coast. The Eureka Police department said shopping during the holiday season is a time when some can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime.
Officers said vehicle burglary tends to increase during the holiday months, and wants to warn shoppers to...
Post date: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 17:05

NORTH COAST- California’s rural fire prevention fee is set to increase starting next year. State law requires the fee to automatically adjust upward for inflation, even though about 26-million dollars already collected still remains unspent. The hike amounts to $2.33, netting the state an additional $1.7 million on top of the $72 million in current fees expected from mostly rural residents,...

Post date: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:51

EUREKA- A gas leak at Aster Place forced residents to evacuate and officials to shut down a street in Eureka on Monday.  It happened just after 2 p.m. on Myrtle and Moore Ave. Humboldt Bay Fire crews said Danco Construction Company accidentally hit a gas line. According to fire officials Danco workers were searching for a water line and hit the gas line instead, which then forced nearly fifty...

Post date: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:48
CRESCENT CITY- A Crescent City man is arrested in Nevada after allegedly robbing a bank. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office arrested 51-year-old Terry Wayne Fowler of Crescent City on Friday. 
According to law enforcement Fowler was armed with a folding knife when he entered a Wells Fargo Bank and demanded cash from the teller. Fowler then left the bank but didn’t...
Post date: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 14:00
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On 11-22-2013, at approximately 12:30 p.m. , the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an assault with a deadly weapon which just occurred on Fawn Drive, Shelter Cove. Deputies responded and met with the 35 year old male victim and his 20 year old girlfriend. The victim told deputies he and his girlfriend...
Post date: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 11:56

A dog is recovering at a local shelter after being found abandoned, tied up in a park bathroom. Plus, two Fortuna teens are arrested for allegedly destroying mailboxes while drinking. 

Post date: Sun, 11/24/2013 - 18:23

A man is dead after being hit by a truck this morning while walking along Highway 101 near Sunset Avenue.

The California Highway Patrol said Gaurav Mehta was driving a 2011 Toyota Tundra northbound when he struck the pedestrian. Officers said Mehta fled the scene in his vehicle, but stopped just after the SR-299 on-ramp because his car became disabled due to the damage. Mehta allegedly...

Post date: Sun, 11/24/2013 - 16:15

An assisted living facility and hospital in Fortuna were placed on lockdown Saturday night after a report of male subject carrying a gun in the area.

Fortuna Police said they received the report around 9:50 p.m. Redwood Memorial Hospital staff told police that the suspect was last seen running to the rear of the property. As a result, both the hospital and the Assisted Living Facility...

Post date: Sun, 11/24/2013 - 11:08

An early morning armed home invasion leads deputies on a search to find who is responsible. Plus, the Victorian Village of Ferndale is getting some nation attention.

Post date: Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:00

Three male subjects are wanted tonight after allegedly kicking down the door to a Eureka residence, binding the occupant with duct tape and ransacking the home this morning.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said the armed home invasion occurred around 2 a.m. in the 4200 block of Union Street. The victim told deputies that he was sitting in the living room and was just about to go to...

Post date: Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:55