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RIO DELL- The Rio Dell Police Department will increase enforcement along the river bar in response to residents concerns over pollution and noise in the area. Police will increase patrols in the area, continue the policy of locking access points at night and review the city's noise ordinance.

"This is Rio Dells front yard. but. evidentially, Rio Dell doesn't want to take care of it...

RIO DELL- Rio Dell police have seen an increase in property crime following two burglaries in December. According to Police Chief Graham Hill the burglaries were connected and the city has experienced an increase in vandalism.

The first burglary occurred on Dec. 7th on Pacific Avenue and the second happened five days later on Painter Street. Hill said a resident called the department...

EUREKA-The Walmart Foundation awarded the senior center with a check on Thursday for $45,000 to support it's nutrition program.

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
 
On 12-6-2013, at approximately 12:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the owner of Sequoia Gas Company who reported one of his drivers had been assaulted with a firearm while attempting to deliver propane to a customer.
 
A deputy spoke with the 45 year old male driver...

The Avoid the 7 DUI Task Force will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on this Friday, December 20th  somewhere in Humboldt County. Officials say the deterrent effect of a DUI checkpoint is a proven resource in reducing the number of people killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.

Research shows that those crashes drop by an average of 20-percent...

Fortuna Police have arrested a man suspected of auto theft and assault with a deadly weapon. In the course of the investigation, they also arrest two others. Officers located 40-year old Daniel Fidler in the 600-block of 15th Street. Fidler attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended. He was taken into custody and transported to the Humboldt county jail. He was booked on the...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Humboldt County Animal Shelter has raised $8,000 from the Holiday Open House to raise money for their Emergency Medical Fund. The shelter doubled the amount of money they raised last year.

The fund is to help treat animals who need more medical treatment than the shelter can afford. The money was raised from community members who attended the fundraiser on Saturday...

ARCATA- A man is out on bail and facing molestation charges for allegedly committing lewd and lascivious acts with a minor. John Andrew Wiesendanger was arrested by Arcata Police on Friday and released the next day on $300,000 bail.

Arcata Police said they are not releasing any information as the case is still under investigation. 

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