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EUREKA- Two inmates walked away from a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office work crew on Thursday in Eureka.

Authorities say at about 10:30 a.m., eight inmates were cleaning up brush behind Les Schwab Tire Center in Eureka,  when two of them walked away. The Correctional Officer supervising the inmates called the Sheriff’s Office and Eureka Police Department for assistance, but they were...

Dylan Wade Ruiz, 23, has been identified by the Humboldt County Coroner's Office as the victim. 

The following is from the California Highway Patrol:

On the early morning of Thursday, October 16, a driver sustained fatal injuries as the result of single vehicle collision on State Route 299, east of US-101.

Just after 3 am, a 2010 Mazda 2 sedan traveling eastbound on State...

From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

At approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday two inmates, assigned to an inmate work crew, walked away from a job site they were at behind Les Schwab Tires, Eureka. A Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer was supervising the inmates who were clearing brush in a heavily wooded area. The Correctional Officer took a head count and noticed...

Eureka - Police responded to a burglary alarm in Eureka and found a large amount of marijuana and weapons.

Early Wednesday morning, law enforcement was alerted to an audible burglar alarm sounding at the 400-block of Cooper Lane. The front door of the residence had been forced open. No one was home but after obtaining a search warrant, authorities discovered nearly 140-pounds of...

Trinity County line - A wanted Fields Landing man has been arrested near the Trinity County line carrying a double bladed ax.

Taken into custody was 32-year-old Joseph Scott Huff Anderson. Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies received an anonymous call saying a man was walking on Highway 299 in camouflage clothing and carrying an ax. A warrant check revealed Anderson was wanted for...


FORTUNA - It is National Business Women’s week and the Fortuna Kiwanis Club held the 17 annual lunch Wednesday to honor women in the work world.

More than 300 people turned out for the luncheon held at the Fortuna River Lodge. The event discussed goals for small businesses in Fortuna, celebrated outstanding businesswomen and featured some great super man and woman costumes! The Kiwanis...


EUREKA - A two-car traffic accident on Campton Road sent both drivers and two passengers to the hospital Wednesday. Officers responded to the accident just after nine a.m. According to a witness, a Mustang was coming down Campton Road south of Fern Drive when the driver lost control.

The vehicle crossed the double yellow line and collided with a PT Cruiser that was coming up the hill....


GARBERVILLE – Officials are continuing to investigate a deceased body found off Highway 101 in Garberville.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call yesterday of a body off the highway near Alderpoint Road. When deputies arrived on scene, they saw a decomposing body partly covered by a blanket.

Sheriff’s detectives and the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office are...