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April 2014

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 04-18-2014 at about 10:30pm, Humboldt County Sheriff Office Detectives arrested Melinda Elaine Carter age 41 for conspiracy and accessory to a homicide, auto theft and arson.  Melinda Carter was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka where her bail was set at $750,000 dollars. Detectives...
Post date: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:42
The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the motorcyclist who died after crashing his motorcycle on Broadway as 26 year old Tommy Ricardo Ruiz of Eureka. 
On April 20, 2014, at approximately 12:35 AM, a Eureka Police Department 
officer on patrol was driving...
Post date: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:49
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
On 04-20-2014, at approximately 2:00 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy on patrol drove through the rear entrance of Safeway, 2555 Harris Street, Eureka. As he drove in, he saw an adult male standing near the northwest exterior wall. As the patrol car approached the male, he  immediately turned his back,...
Post date: Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:43

NORTH COAST: The suspect in Friday's homicide in Garberville is still at large. Benjamin Jasper Carter is wanted by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office for questioning. Law enforcement have found the victim's body and have located Carter's vehicle in Fortuna. Plus, 4/20 at Redwood Park was heavily enforced by Arcata Police as they...

Post date: Sun, 04/20/2014 - 19:41
Post date: Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:55

From Humboldt County  Sheriff:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received information Friday regarding a possible homicide involving a firearm that occurred in the Southern Humboldt area. The Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating this allegation with the assistance from the District Attorney Investigator’s Office, Department of Justice (DOJ), Arson Task Force, and the...

Post date: Sat, 04/19/2014 - 13:08

KLAMATH FALLS, OR-An historic agreement was signed that could help to ease water disputes in the Klamath basin. State and Federal Officials, Tribal Members and Upper Klamath Water Users met in Oregon to sign the document.  It will begin the process that will eventually remove four damns on the Klamath River as well as regulate water usage and provide economic stimulus to the region. 


Post date: Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:19

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT:  A hiker suffering from severe dehydration was rescued by the Coast Guard near Big Flat in Southern Humboldt.

Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay received a call around 7:30 this morning from Cal Fire saying that a female hiker was suffering from severe dehydration after becoming sick overnight.  A helicopter was launched and arrived on the scene at around 9:30 am near...

Post date: Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:42

EUREKA- Dozens rallied at the Humboldt County Courthouse Friday to protest against the deportation policies under the Obama administration.

Community members of all ages held up signs as protesters spoke about their concerns over recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  raids. Those at the rally said they feared they or their family members would be deported if the practices...

Post date: Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:10

ARCATA- A Humboldt State University student has suffered from first and second degree burns after a grease fire inside the residents hall.

The small blaze started after 9 p.m. Thursday when grease in the pan ignited. The student received burns on her face and hands after attempting to move the pot off the burner and into the sink. She was taken to Mad River Hospital, two other students...

Post date: Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:08

SCOTIA- On Thursday night, three Board Members of the Scotia Community Services District were sworn in as the process to transfer the responsibilities of the Town of Scotia Company to the district is underway. 

The Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO, approved the conversion of the Town of Scotia Company into the Scotia Community Services District in 2010.

With LAFCO...

Post date: Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:08

ARCATA- The Arcata Police Department is preparing for Sunday's unofficial 4-20 event in Redwood Park. Police said there will be a large police presence and maximum enforcement of all laws on scene.

In past years, thousands have gathered at the park to take part in the counterculture celebration of marijuana. Sgt. Ron Sligh of the Arcata Police Department said the unofficial event was...

Post date: Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:06