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APD arrests man in stolen car with a bunch of stolen stuff – is it yours?

APD arrests man in stolen car with a bunch of stolen stuff – is it yours?

The vehicle had been reported stolen to the Arcata Police Department on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Officers also located a stolen firearm in the vehicle along with several toolboxes and miscellaneous hand tools in the bed of the truck, which are believed to be stolen.

Council moves to ease spiritual realizations via psychoactive ‘Entheogens’

A number of public speakers offered their stories of psychedelic-based recovery, and support for decriminalization. “Sometimes medicine can be a drug, and sometimes drugs can be a medicine,” said one speaker. Many stressed the value of strengthening spirituality via renewed connections with nature.

Arcata budget stable but stagnant as crime intensifies

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council held one of two budget study sessions last week, with the second one taking place Thursday, June 24 at 5:30 p.m. That meeting will also include a council decision on whether to appoint a replacement councilmember for outgoing Mayor Sofia Pereira, who recently resigned,

Arcata tracking rise in property crime, violence

ARCATA – Arcata’s Public Safety Committee took tangible steps last week toward developing civilian police oversight in Arcata. It also heard alarming news of a pronounced year-over-year jump in crime – both violent and property crime cases. With Chair Lettie Dyer absent and Vice Chair Jesse Lopez having resigned, Melissa Lazon was elected to the

APD and DHHS join forces to address mental health

The collaboration between APD and Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Behavioral Health is known as the Mobile Intervention & Services Team or MIST, and pairs police and mental health professionals to work with people in need of help stabilizing their mental health and securing services and assistance to avoid frequent interactions with law enforcement.

George Floyd police reform legacy emerges as APD demilitarizes, adds social worker response

Mad River Union ARCATA – The  May 25, 2020 killing of George Floyd, 46, in Minneapolis at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers continues to reshape community policing, with APD implementing a range of new reforms.   In response to the June 17, 2020 incident, the City Council directed the Arcata Police Department to initiate