March 2014

EUREKA- A News Channel 3 update to a story we first brought you last week, about a Eureka gas station manager who chased a robber out his store with stolen merchandise. On Monday, he said some of those stolen goods were returned.
 
The robbery happened Tuesday at the Patriot gas station on Myrtle Avenue. Manager Gurpreet Sohal says a young man was caught on...

EUREKA- To celebrate the Irish cultural and religious celebration of St. Patrick's Day, North Coast residents are wearing green, drinking beer and eating corned beef and cabbage.

Ghallagers Irish Pub in Old Town expects their busiest day Monday. Owner, Wesley Padden said their sales numbers triple. "People love to come around, have great food and great drink. Just have fun with their...

EUREKA- North Coast radio stations were able to raise $123,530 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The money was raised over two days and went to benefit children being treated for cancer, HIV and other diseases.

300 individual donors became a 'Partner in Hope' and donated to the cause. Bicoastal media has been fundraising for the research hospital for the past 11 years and have...

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 03-14-2014, at approximately 2:00 p .m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified by a property owner on Chezem Lane, Redwood Valley that he located three cases of dynamite in a barn. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad responded to the scene and confirmed the three boxes contained dynamite.  ...

The U.S. Forest Service Officer struck by a vehicle on Highway 36 on Saturday has been released from the hospital.  

U.S. Forest Service officials say it was routine when a U.S. Forest Service Officer attempted to speak to the driver of a Jeep Liberty in the Mad River Ranger District on Highway 36 at about 9 p.m. on Saturday.

"We make contact with people all the time, whether...

EUREKA- An Arcata man has been charged with a felony hit and run and DUI after a collision that took place in Old Town Eureka just before midnight on Sunday.

EPD officials confirm Kyle Lee Payton, who was born in 1991, allegedly crashed his white Dodge Ram into three parked cars in the 200 block of E Street.  Shortly after, police located Payton on the 1000 block of C Street.  Payton...

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
 
On 3-13-2014, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Fortuna Police Department forwarded a missing person report to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The missing person is Sheila Franks, 37 years old known to live in Rio Dell and Loleta.  Her mother called to report her missing, because her family had not heard from...

NORTH COAST- Officers are still searching for a man involved in an officer involved shooting, plus Caltrans reopens Highway 101 near Crescent City after major roadwork. At the Eureka Theater a famous Hollywood actor makes an appearance.

NORTH COAST- Two suspects are arrested after a high-speed pursuit Friday night, plus, hundreds of Humboldt County teens gather at College of the Redwoods to attend the 11th annual North Coast Youth Summit.

The following is from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

On Saturday March 15th at approximately 8:56 PM, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified that Officers from the United States Forest Service (USFS) were involved in a pursuit with a silver Jeep Liberty on Highway 36 in the 28000 block range. A USFS Officer was injured after being struck by the suspect’s vehicle and...

Crescent City- A planned closure on hwy 101 South of Broadway will take place Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Caltrans said they will work to reopen the highway earlier if possible.  The closure was scheduled so that Caltrans could remove slide materials, including a large redwood tree.

Law enforcement is searching for a suspect who fled on foot from a silver Jeep Liberty in Eastern Humboldt.

It started just before 9 pm Saturday, when a ranger was reportedly attempting a traffic-stop near the Humboldt-Trinity County line. 

According to scanner traffic, shots were fired and the Jeep has bullet holes in the windshield. 

The vehicle was later located on...

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