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EUREKA - The public now has photos of the suspect in the countywide string of robberies.

Police seized the evidence in Rio Dell pursuant to a search warrant.

Officials arrested Christian James Shepard Sunday night in connection with the robberies after a car chase.

Authorities then booked the 26-year-old into the Humboldt County correctional facility for ten counts of...

Post date: Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:29

EUREKA - If you’re heading out for the holidays, Eureka Police want you to remember these tips to keep your property safe while you’re away.

EPD reminds travelers of simple things like making sure your doors and windows are locked before you leave. And if you have a security system, don't forget to activate it. Putting lights or a television on a timer can discourage burglars.

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Post date: Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:59

EUREKA - A male driver fled police then struck multiple cars in Eureka.

EPD attempted a traffic stop on a yellow Mitsubishi at California and Buhne just before midnight Sunday. The driver fled and officers chose not to pursue. The Mitsubishi continued at a high rate of speed then ran the stop sign at 14th Street, colliding with a Honda Civic and at least four parked vehicles...

Post date: Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:58

McKINLEYVILLE - The man who was released on probation after assaulting a McKinleyville security guard is back in jail today.

Employees at the McKinleyville High School campus called law enforcement when 46-year-old Scott Joseph Crane began screaming and removing his clothing near the school.

When our reporter arrived on scene, Crane approached the vehicle and began striking the...

Post date: Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:57

EUREKA - A date has been set for Ewa Misztal’s jury trial.

Misztal stands accused of assault on a child causing death. Arcata Police arrested the 28-year-old in August after her child died from what officers described as suspicious skull fractures.

Misztal will appear in court again on January 3rd with the jury trial scheduled for January 30th.

Post date: Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:54

RIO DELL-Two arrests were made Monday evening in a Rio Dell police raid on suspicion of a hash oil lab. Officers conducted a probation search in the 300 block of Wildwood Avenue, after residents complained of constant traffic in and out of the home and officer observations of known drug users frequenting the area. Marijuana and multiple items used for manufacturing hash oil were found in the...

Post date: Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:36

EUREKA - Food safety is always important but particularly so when gathering for the holidays, says Amanda Ruddy of the Department of Environmental Health.

It is important to first cook your turkey all the way through. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the internal temperature is 165 degrees or higher at the thickest part.

"And if you're cooking stuffing it's safest to do it...

Post date: Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:28

EUREKA- Cub Scouts Pact 55, Humboldt Bay Fire and other volunteers helped carry turkeys, bread rolls and other goods to cars that drove up to the Thanksgiving Salvation Army donation drive this afternoon. This was the third and final day for pick-up and the volunteers helped serve about 250 families in need for the holidays.

"Today our individual families who needed a little help for...

Post date: Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:23