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:
Suspect named in officer assault
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
Based upon their investigation, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have been able to identify Silverio Parro Snider Sanchez, 22 years old from Eureka, as being responsible for the intentional assault of a United States Forest Service Law Enforcement Agent on March 15th, 2014. Detectives are in the process of requesting a warrant for Sanchez’s arrest. Detectives are requesting charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, felony evading a police officer, and a variety of other charges. Sanchez is currently wanted on five other outstanding felony and misdemeanor arrest warrants. Those warrants include charges of rape, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, vandalism, drugs, and battery.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshals Service, United States Forest Service, Trinity County Sheriff’s Office and Fortuna Police Department are requesting the public’s help in locating Sanchez, who is considered to be armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911. He has connections to the Ruth Lake, Fortuna, Eureka, and Rio Dell communities.
There is reward money available for information leading to Sanchez’s arrest.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707)-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707)268-2539.
On Saturday March 15th at approximately 8:56 PM, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified that Officers from the United States Forest Service (USFS) were involved in a pursuit with a silver Jeep Liberty on Highway 36 in the 28000 block range. A USFS Officer was injured after being struck by the suspect’s vehicle and shots were fired by USFS Officers at the suspect vehicle. Units from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, and Fortuna Police Department responded to the area to assist. CHP units located the suspect vehicle and were involved in a pursuit after the suspect vehicle failed to yield. CHP units attempted to disable the vehicle. The suspect vehicle was eventually disabled in the area of mile post marker 28; however, the suspect fled on foot into the brush. The USFS Officer was later flown to an area hospital in Redding were the officer’s condition was listed as stable. The incident is still under investigation by the USFS and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are investigating the officer involved shooting. The CHP’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the multiple vehicle collisions involving Law Enforcement units and the suspect vehicle. The suspect is currently at large and is considered armed and dangerous. Mike DowneySheriff
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.