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December 2013

The status of "Little Bit" the dog who was allegedly stabbed on Friday by her owner. Plus, North Coast families see the results of this year's Toys For Tots drive.

The number of arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol continues to grow as the Avoid the 7’s “Winter Holiday Anti-DUI” crackdown continues.

Today marks day eight and so far 35 people throughout the county have been arrested for DUI. That number is up 15 from last year’s amount during that same time period. From Friday night to Saturday morning, officers from seven...

The dog that was allegedly stabbed yesterday by her owner is expected to make a full recovery according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said Saturday that the dog, “Little Bit,” was treated for her injuries and was released to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter on Friday. Her owner, 43-year-old Westly Wright was arrested yesterday afternoon for felony animal cruelty...

A wanted felon was arrested after allegedly having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. 35-year old Zachariah Scott Friedland was found on the 200 block of Huntoon street in Eureka at around 10 Friday morning.

After the public’s help in finding Friedland, deputies surrounded the home and ordered him outside. When he refused, officials made their way in and found Friedland hiding...

A 43-year-old Eureka man was arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly stabbing his dog.

South Bay Elementary School was placed on lock down as deputies searched for Westley Wright. He told authorities that his dog attacked another dog the day before and that he felt it was necessary to kill it. He took the dog outside the home on Purdue Drive and allegedly stabbed it in the shoulder....

EUREKA- Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire in Eureka on Friday.  Fire officials say they got the call at a home in the 2200 block of Union Street just after 4 p.m.  They say it was a small fire that took 15 minutes to put out, and they were on the scene for two hours.  No one was injured in the fire and the family was able to return to the home.  Fire officials say the...

ARCATA-Arcata Fire Protection gave 3,000 gifts to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots fundraiser. The district started collecting children's toys from the community since the day after Thanksgiving and were able to raise $1,000 for the organization.

The donations come from Arcata Fire Employee's Association which donates to various organizations throughout the year. The toys will be...

ARCATA- An Arcata man was found allegedly passed out and with seven pounds of processed marijuana, heroin and over a thousand dollars in cash. Arcata Police responded to a call that a man was passed out over his steering wheel parked at an apartment parking lot.

Jeremiah Thomas Gerard, 27, from Arcata, allegedly had the marijuana inside black bags in the back of his pick up truck on...

WILLITS- A federal judge ruled Thursday to reject environmental groups lawsuit against the Willits bypass. The US District Court ruled in favor of Caltrans in a lawsuit that challenged construction of a highway bypass. The ruling allows Caltrans to continue building a four-lane freeway around the community of Willits. Environmental groups allege the construction has destroyed wetlands,...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The trial for murder suspect Bodhi Tree has been set for March. Tree is charged for an alleged shooting that killed two in Arcata and for an attempted murder in Eureka back in May.

In court the defense filed two new motions in the case. They are requesting that Tree be allowed to wear civilian clothes during the trial. Friday, defense attorney, Heidi Holmquist,...

ARCATA- The man and woman arrested this week for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor dated during the incident. According to Arcata Police the woman was introduced to the teenage victim by the man she was dating.

On December 13 a victim came forward to the Arcata Police Department and reported being sexually assaulted over the period of three years. Sgt. Ron Sligh said the department...

EUREKA- 31 cadets graduated Friday afternoon at College of the Redwoods 112th police academy graduation. Of those graduating, various law enforcement departments have hired eight and others are in different stages of the selection processes, some with multiple agencies.
 
Those already with jobs include: Thomas Corning and Miguel Vazquez. (Mendocino County Sheriff...

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