Mandatory evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:
Stolen Social Security Cards, checks and debit cards seized from Eureka woman
From the Arcata Police Department:
On 2/26/2014 at about 2:00am, an officer with the Arcata Police Department conducted an investigation on a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Motel 6. A male subject was contacted inside the vehicle and it was found that the license plates affixed to the car actually belonged to another vehicle.
During the subsequent investigation, two other subjects were contacted in a nearby motel room. Blue Lake resident, Joshua Mark Morris (age 38) was arrested for several outstanding warrants. After initially providing officers with a false name, Eureka resident Kimberly Ann Winter (age 41) was also arrested on several arrest warrants for PC 470 - Forgery and PC 459 - Burglary. Winter is also on court ordered probation for PC 496(a) - Possession of stolen property.
Per the terms of her probation, a search was conducted of Winter and her belongings. Officer's located numerous stolen and misappropriated identification cards, social security cards, checks and debit cards. Also located was a forged California Drivers License bearing the name of Kimberly Winter with a false driver's license number. Additionally, a glass methamphetamine pipe was located in her belongings.
Winter was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked on the following charges:
· PC 496(a) - Possession of stolen property
· PC 485 - Misappropriation of lost property
· PC 529.5(c) - Possession of a fraudulent document
· H&S 11364.1(a) - Possession of paraphernalia
· PC 1203.2 - Violation of probation
Officers are currently making attempts to return the lost and stolen property to the rightful owners.
If you suspect illegal activity in your neighborhood, please call the Arcata Police Department at 822-2428.