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July 2014

From the California Highway Patrol:
 
HUMBOLDT, Calif. - On the night of July 3rd, A solo vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Drake Hill Road and Ronald Avenue in the Fortuna area claimed the lives of a father and son.
 
At approximately 9:00 p.m., 53 year old Jacky Martin of San Francisco was driving a 2004 Mini Cooper...

Arcata - A West Virginia man is arrested in Arcata on suspicion of arson.

70-year old Ray Mason Keene was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Jail on two counts of arson. At 5:30 this morning, The Arcata Police and Arcata Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 9th and H Streets in Arcata. They were able to quickly extinguish the blaze. A short time later, a...

Fortuna - A man and woman have been arrested in Fortuna with large amounts of drugs and a loaded 357 revolver.

Police arrested 44-year old Robert Eric Tyson and a passenger, 33-year old Kirtisha Prudhomme near highway 101 and the Kenmar exit. A detective with the Problem Oriented Police had recognized Tyson in Eureka as a wanted parole violator but because of high traffic volume and an...

Eureka - A man is arrested in Eureka after Sheriff’s Deputies discover drugs and stolen property.

At around 4 pm Wednesday, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 35-year old Austin Edward Neuroth after witnessing him make an illegal drug transaction with an adult woman on Muncie Street. After detaining Neuroth, law enforcement found him to be driving on a suspended license, in possession of 4...

EUREKA- A plan to cease mail-processing operations in Eureka has elected officials petitioning the United States Postal Service.

Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) sent a letter to the postmaster general this week asking the postal service to reconsider its plan to close the Eureka Mail Processing Center beginning in 2015.

Currently, all...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- California Highway Patrol’s Independence Day Maximum Enforcement Period begins Thursday, July 3 at 5 pm and will run until Sunday, July 6 at 11:59 pm.

During this time, CHP officials say they will be out in full force to help keep holiday travelers safe. Those traveling this weekend should use caution and expect heavier than usual traffic. The CHP asks that if you see...

ARCATA- The Arcata City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to have the vacant city council seat be put to a vote in the next election.

The seat, made empty by Shane Brinton, will be on the November General Election Ballot. The term will last for the remainder of Brinton's term, until 2016.

"We feel the people of Arcata would rather elect their leaders," said Mayor Mark...

ARCATA- With an Arcata man recovering from his injuries after setting off an illegal firework, fire officials are cautioning the public about the dangers of the illegal fireworks.

"People think they're fun, and when the go up into the air they may be pretty to look at, but the aftermath is very catastrophic," said Jenny Williamson, Public Information Officer and Fire Prevention...

EUREKA- City officials in Eureka are working to lower the number stolen and abandoned shopping carts throughout the city.

Following last month’s Strategic Plan Update meetings, city staff and the council are working to address some of the transient related issues. One of the ways is by creating a Shopping Cart Ordinance. The current draft includes mandating retailers be responsible for...

EUREKA- Final preparations for Friday’s firework show in Eureka are being made, and organizers say the display will be a spectacular one.

Eureka resident Mike Jones, along with staff with the City of Eureka, worked all year to raise money for the firework display. Thirty thousand dollars was raised this year, with the final donation coming in on Thursday. More than 350 fireworks will...

EUREKA- Preparations are underway for the annual Fourth of July Festival in Eureka.

This is the 13th year that Eureka Main Street is organizing the event. Almost 100 vendors, music, rides and even a petting zoo will be featured. Organizers expect more than 11,000 people to attend the celebration.

"On the Fourth of July, the Second Street in Eureka and Old Town is just...

FERNDALE- A Fortuna man is arrested on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop in Ferndale.

Just before 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a Ferndale Police Officer pulled over 29-year-old Justin Earl Lewis on the corner of Shaw and 5th Streets for having no front license plate.  During a search of the vehicle, officers found about two ounces of methamphetamine packaged for sale...

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