July 2014

EUREKA- Testimony is complete for the case of double murder suspect Bodhi Tree. Closing arguments are set to begin on Thursday and the jury will begin deliberation immediately after.

Opening arguments began in June, with both the prosecution and defense calling numerous witnesses. In court, prosecutors have painted Tree out to be a dangerous and angry person, while his defense has made...

ARCATA- Two men are recovering from a stabbing after they allegedly tried to assault another man.

Two unknown men reportedly approached a man camping along G street and began arguing with him. According to the Arcata Police Department the men began assaulting the man camping, knocking him to the ground.

In response, the camper reportedly stabbed both of the men, who then fled,...

RICHARDSON GROVE- The Environmental Protection Information Center has filed a federal lawsuit against the highway widening project along Richardson Grove State Park.

The third lawsuit against Caltrans by the group, claims the project will damage old growth redwoods. It alledges Caltrans is violating several environmental acts and is endangering old growth trees. They also claim that...

ARCATA- The Arcata City Council has narrowed down their candidates for the city's City Manager position.

According to Mayor Mark Wheetley the council has a 'final pool' of finalists. He said the council interviewed candidates in person and over the phone.

EUREKA- Six Rivers Planned Parenthood will no longer be serving the North Coast. Officials with the organization announced last week that they will be dissolving their affiliation due to a lack of financial stability.

On Thursday Six Rivers will cease to exist. However, the clinic will remain open under the management of Planned Parenthood Northern California. Planned Parenthood NorCal...

FORTUNA- He barks and plays like any other dog. But Nordy has a day job. He is a K-9 officer with the Fortuna Police Department.

“He's trained in area searches, tracking, suspect apprehension,” said Maxwell Soeth police officer and K-9 handler with the Fortuna Police Department.

Nordy joined the force in April after the department's old K-9 officer Zorro retired.

”His...

The following is from the Eureka Police Department: 

On Monday, detectives from the Eureka Police Departments Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) conducted a probation search at an apartment building in the 1800 block of “A” Street in Eureka. Upon arrival, detectives encountered six adult subjects and one juvenile.

As a result of the search, Timothy Chiemwichitra ,28, Joe Olivo...

LOLETA- A girl from Loleta is fighting for her life, and needs your help in her battle with cancer. 

Thirteen-year-old Lindsi Shewry grew up playing multiple sports, even recently playing on a boy’s little league baseball team.  But in March, her knee began hurting during her basketball season, and an orthopedic surgeon said it was due to a bone tumor, and that doctors at Stanford...

The man accused of committing murder and arson in Garberville in April appeared in court on Tuesday.

Benjamin Carter is accused of fatally shooting 36-year-old Zachery Chapman in Garberville last April, as well as setting fire to a residence.  He pleaded not guilty to those charges in June.  In court on Tuesday, Carter’s defense attorney requested the preliminary hearing be pushed back...

The following is from the Arcata Police Department:

On Saturday, at approximately 1:00 am, the Arcata Police Department received the report of a gunshot followed by a person yelling for help in the Wiley Court area of Sunny Brae.

Officers responded to the area and contacted a subject who reported an individual known to him, along with another man, had come to the residence to...

The following is from the Arcata Police Department:

On Saturday, at approximately 2:30 a.m. , the Arcata Police Department received a 911 call from a subject reporting he had just been assaulted by two men. The caller indicated he was currently in the 800 Blk of 16th St.

While responding to the assault call, Arcata Police received a second call reporting an injury...

Eureka - Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men for possession of drugs and illegal fireworks on Monday.

Arrested on July 26th were 22 year-old Mathew Robert Williams and 53 year-old Bijan Taherikermani. Deputies responded just before 10 pm to reports of loud explosions coming from the Nancy Court area of Eureka. Mortar tubes were still in place on the lawn. Taherikermani was found to have...

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