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An agreement between the Hoopa Tribal Police and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has been reached. It came after numerous meetings with tribal police and residents.

The memorandum of understanding will allow tribal police to be deputized by Sheriff Mike Downey as level 1 reserves and be able to enforce state laws on tribal lands. It will also allow them to enforce state laws off...

Post date: Wed, 03/09/2016 - 17:12

Three men were arrested after multiple law enforcement agencies combined to conduct a large drug sweep of Eureka drug houses yesterday.

Taken into custody were 31-year-old Juan Olivares-Leon, 29-year-old Leonardo Esparza-Zermeno and 23-year-old Luis Esparza-Aguilar, all of Eureka.

Around 3:30, EPD, sheriff’s deputies, the Drug Task Force, the U.S. Marshall’s Office along with a...

Post date: Wed, 03/09/2016 - 17:07

ARCATA - The Arcata Organization that brings together businesses and the community is celebrating its success and growth with a big new office.  

Arcata Main Street is now right on the plaza in the purple building facing 8th Street. The organization hosts the annual Oyster Fest, the Season of Wonder and Light and the monthly Arts Arcata. Organizers plan to continuously change...

Post date: Wed, 03/09/2016 - 17:02

A suspect on the loose wanted for the alleged murder of a Hoopa man was taken into custody this morning in Eastern Humboldt by the SWAT team and Humboldt County Drug Task Force.

Twenty-five-year old Gearold Sotolongo -- also known as Roldo Pratt -- was arrested this morning just after 9 at a residence on Tish Tang Road in the Hoopa Valley.

Sotolongo is accused of murdering 30-...

Post date: Wed, 03/09/2016 - 17:01

ARCATA - Burglaries are on the rise throughout the city of Arcata.

According to the Police Department although the number of burglaries is low compared to neighboring cities; there is an uptick from this same time last year. APD is seeing everything from broken car windows to kicked-in back doors of homes. Burglars have recently made away with high-end electronics, tools, and surfboards...

Post date: Wed, 03/09/2016 - 16:49

From Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: 
HOOPA- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team located homicide suspect Gearold Sotolongo in Hoopa this morning. Sotolongo was taken into custody without incident.

Previously from HCSO (2/13/16):
Based the ongoing HCSO investigation into this mornings’ homicide in the Hoopa Valley, detectives have named Gearold...

Post date: Wed, 03/09/2016 - 11:37

TRINITY COUNTY - Caltrans will be using explosives to break up rock from the bottom of Buckhorn Summit on State Route 299 Wednesday.

Crews will begin blasting around 7 am after conventional moving equipment wasn’t doing the job. Motorists can expect up to 30-minute delays and even longer if misfires occur.

Travelers are advised to turn off cell phones and any electronic devises...

Post date: Tue, 03/08/2016 - 22:20

EUREKA - Three arrests were made and three explosives found after a Eureka motel was evacuated Tuesday during a routine search.

Just after noon, officers with Eureka Police Department were conducting probation searches outside of the Econo Lodge on 4th Street. One
​subject was on searchable probation, so officers entered his room and discovered three devices that looked like pipe...

Post date: Tue, 03/08/2016 - 22:04