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January 2014

The following is a Eureka Police Department Press Release:                              


On January 2, 2014 at about 12:45 p.m. the Eureka Police Department received information from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department that Gary Lee Bullock had been located in the southern Humboldt area and was taken into custody. The 2010 Nissan Altima was also...

Post date: Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:30

UPDATE: EPD confirms Gary Lee Bullock has been arrested in Southern Humboldt. He’s the suspect wanted in connection to the murder investigation of the Reverend Eric Freed. We have a reporter at the police department; we will update you when we have more information

From the Eureka Police Department: 

EUREKA: The Eureka Police Department has put out an arrest warrant for Gary Lee...

Post date: Thu, 01/02/2014 - 11:47
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On 1-01-2014, at approximately 2:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office was notified of a stabbing victim being treated at Jerold Phelps Hospital in Garberville. Deputies responded to the hospital and met with the 36 year old male victim from Phillipsville and his 28 year old girlfriend from Weott. 
Post date: Thu, 01/02/2014 - 09:44

From the Humboldt Bay Fire Department: 

At approximately 4:12 this morning, Humboldt Bay Fire was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the vicinity of McCullens Ave. at Iowa St.  A full first alarm assignment was dispatched consisting of three fire engines, one ladder truck, and two Chief Officers.The first arriving engine company reported a detached wood framed garage at 1508...

Post date: Thu, 01/02/2014 - 09:37

California sturgeon anglers will see a small change in sturgeon tags issued beginning today. In the past, sturgeon anglers have been required to tag all retained legal sized sturgeon with date, location and length on each tag.

The new regulations require the angler to physically punch out the date and month printed on each tag. Although this seems like a minor detail, officials will be...

Post date: Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:30

The Avoid 7 DUI crackdown has resulted in a high number of arrests from local traffic enforcement and special deployments during the past several weeks. Seventy-one people have been arrested since December 13th through December 31st for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The operation will continue until midnight Wednesday, January 1st.

In 2013, forty...

Post date: Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:20
EUREKA- A murder investigation is underway in Eureka as the community learns about the death of Rev. Eric Freed of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.
Eureka’s Police Chief Any Mills said they were dispatched to the Rectory around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning after church staff found Rev. Freed deceased inside of the rectory. 
Officers would...
Post date: Wed, 01/01/2014 - 19:50

ARCATA- Arcata Police arrested eleven people on the plaza for being drunk in public New Years night. Police say their presence on the plaza has decreased the number of arrests made on popular holidays.

Arcata Police Sgt. Brian Hoffman said more police were on the plaza last night than in past years. Hoffman said the police are on the plaza earlier and interact more with people...

Post date: Wed, 01/01/2014 - 19:03

STONE LAGOON- The cool foggy weather did not keep anyone from enjoying a New Years Day hike and paddle led at Humboldt Lagoons State Park. Nationwide park rangers are leading 'First Day Hikes' to bring people outdoors for the start of the year.

Park Rangers hosted the first hike along the North Coast on New Years Day that gave people a chance to kayak or paddle.

"We heard about...

Post date: Wed, 01/01/2014 - 18:59

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The high tide on New Year’s Day was the highest one of the entire winter.  And it has the fitting name of “King tides.”The King Tides come every year during late December or early January.  They are caused when the earth gets closest to the sun during its orbit and a new moon occurs at the same time.  This combination magnifies the tidal force on the ocean.  The non-profit...

Post date: Wed, 01/01/2014 - 17:55

ARCATA- A healthy baby girl who was born Wednesday morning was the first child born in Humboldt County in 2014.

The Castro family grew when Laila Rose Lorrain Castro came into this world at 12:21 this morning.  Laila is the second child of the McKinleyville family.  The father, Juan castro, guessed the baby would be born on New Year’s Day.  The parents say their daughter’s...

Post date: Wed, 01/01/2014 - 17:47

EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department is seeking help identifying a vehicle associated with the homicide at St. Bernard's Rectory. The vehicle is described as a dark grey Nissan Altima Hybrid, bearing California license plate 6NDW400.

Eureka Police is encouraging the public to call with information on the whereabouts and location of the vehicle at the Eureka Police Department...

Post date: Wed, 01/01/2014 - 17:45