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EUREKA  – A Humboldt County Jail inmate tried to escape a courtroom during his appearance in court.

Last Friday, 26 year-old Justin Patrick appeared in Superior court to answer allegations he assaulted a victim with intent to rape along with false imprisonment and other misdemeanor charges.

Patrick was able to run from the courtroom into the public hallway. A broadcast radio call...

Post date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 20:50

EUREKA - Eureka Police used a non-lethal shotgun on a man with suspected mental issues after he allegedly tries to stab an officer with a knife. 28-year old Jamael Lowrey was taken into custody. 

Just before 1:30 Monday afternoon, EPD was called to an area near Harris and O Streets and reports of a man who vandalized two vehicles and was threatening passers-by with a knife. When law...

Post date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 20:38

HUMBOLDT COUNTY-A new Deputy District Attorney is joining Humboldt County.

Luke Bernthal is a UC Berkeley Law School and UC Santa Cruz graduate. He interned with the Department of Justice before spending three years as the Deputy District Attorney for Contra Costa County. He worked in the juvenile justice unit and handled misdemeanor and felony cases there. His new role in Humboldt will...

Post date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 18:39

TRINIDAD- The Bureau of Land Management, along with Cal Fire crews, are working to contain the Cove Fire in Trinidad.

The blaze is burning 20 by 20 feet on Pewetole Island, between Trinidad State Beach and College Cove. It started Thursday from unknown reasons. Cal Fire thought they put out the fire after a helicopter bucket drop. However, the BLM says the blaze flared up again Sunday...

Post date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 18:34

CRESCENT CITY- Three employees at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City were transported to the hospital, after they were assaulted by an inmate.

After 7 a.m. Saturday,  32-year-old prisoner Eliseo Pichaco went into a sergeant's office and attacked him. As a result, the sergeant sustained a shoulder injury, hairline fracture, and chipped jaw bone. Two other officers sustained minor...

Post date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 17:25

HOOPA- A Hoopa man was found dead following a reported physical altercation. Officials are marking it as the fifteenth homicide this year.

At 9 p.m. Friday, Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Shoemaker Road. 36-year-old Omar Dean IV was found unresponsive, and later declared dead by medical personnel. An autopsy has been scheduled for September 17.

Anyone with any...

Post date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 17:19

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday to discuss ambulance fee increases in Northwestern Humboldt.

Arcata Mad River Ambulance Services is asking for an increase in fees ranging from 10-33 percent, depending  on the type of service. 

They are asking for this from the Supervisors in order to keep wages competitive for their paramedics, and respond to...

Post date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 16:48

EUREKA - Yesterday, as the nation remembered the events of September 11th, 2001, members of Humboldt Bay Fire paid special tribute to those lost. 

Five members of the department took part in a memorial stair climb in Sacramento while another made the climb in San Diego. They scaled 110 flights of stairs, one for each story of the World Trade Center towers.  Once at the top, ...

Post date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 16:39