Tag Archives: California Highway Patrol

Teen sustains major injuries after car rolls near Crannell

Teen sustains major injuries after car rolls near Crannell

Mad River Union CRANNELL – A 17-year-old Trinidad woman received major injuries when the car she was driving flipped over at about 12:15 p.m. today, June 11 on U.S. Highway 101 south of the Little River Bridge. Iya Sol Ortiz-Beck was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 101 in the fast lane at about 65 mph

The State (and someday, the city?) of McKinleyville reviewed

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Incorporation, a town center, a Vista Point park and improved trail patrols were among the topics discussed Jan. 23 during the annual State of McKinleyville meeting. More than 130 people packed Azalea Hall for the event, sponsored by the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce and featuring a who’s-who of

McKinleyville Matters: The State of McK event is Jan. 23

(Note: The following item about a pop-up museum was submitted by Kelley Garrett.) A $1,000 Humboldt Area Foundation Grassroots Grant has been awarded to the McKinleyville Organizing Committee (MOC), a group of volunteer McKinleyville citizens, to create a pop-up (limited-run) McKinleyville museum event.  The event aims to enliven and strengthen our community through a showcasing of

Jeep gets jacked and a high-speed chase ensues, ending in a rollover

Mad River Union EUREKA/TRINIDAD – A man was hospitalized last night, Jan. 10 after he allegedly car jacked a Jeep in Eureka, led officers on a high-speed chase and then rolled the vehicle several times on Patrick’s Point Drive near Trinidad. Eureka Police were dispatched to the 2200 block of Harrison Avenue in Eureka at

McKinleyville women killed in car crash near Orick

Mad River Union ORICK – Two McKinleyville women died Wednesday, May 23 when the pickup truck they were traveling in flipped over and collided with Peterbilt tractor trailer south of Bald Hills Road on U.S. highway 101 near Orick. Terra Lynn Smith, 46, and Andra Lynell Cooper, 64, were pronounced deceased at the scene. At

Man dead after hit and run in McKinleyville

Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed last night on U.S. Highway 101 at the north Bank Road interchange in McKinleyville. The name of the man is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The California Highway Patrol was dispatched to the center divider area of northbound

Probationer on bail chased around, tracked down, gun & ammo found

City of Arcata Press Release On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at about 8:36 p.m., an officer with the Arcata Police Department conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a Ford F-150 in the 1700 block of G Street. The vehicle failed to yield to the officer and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspect vehicle continued to McKinleyville where officers eventually

Mack Town hit & run trial delayed

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – The November trial of a McKinleyville hit-and-run murder suspect has been postponed until the defense receives an accident reconstruction report from an outside expert. James Arthur Merrick II, 47, is accused of killing Tessa Gingerich, 16, also of McKinleyville, in an alcohol-fueled hit-and-run collision near Mill Creek Marketplace

(UPDATED) Fatal collision on State Route 36 this morning

UPDATE FROM CHP: The victim in the fatal traffic collision from this morning on SR-36 has been identified as Joseph Daniel Westcott, 43 years old, of Mad River.   Mad River Union CARLOTTA – A 43-year-old man died this morning, July 25 when the Honda he was driving plowed head on into the front of

New vehicle laws take effect – number three made me want to rename my parakeet ‘Mabel’!

California Highway Patrol SACRAMENTO – The new year brings a handful of new traffic safety laws for California.  These changes to current law, or additional laws, were passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.  As part of the continued mission of saving lives. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) seeks to