Tag Archives: Crime Prevention

Phone scammers have all kinds of tricks to scare, panic, bamboozle and rob you – here’s what to watch out for

Phone scammers have all kinds of tricks to scare, panic, bamboozle and rob you – here’s what to watch out for

As part of this scam, the scammer claims they are from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, or another law enforcement entity, and may use several different names, including the names of current and former HCSO employees, such as Lt. Kevin Miller, Investigator Scott Hicks or Lt. Steve Knight. 

Arcata’s new Community Safety Quick Reference Guide

City of Arcata ARCATA’S PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE DEVELOPS COMMUNITY SAFETY QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE The City of Arcata’s Public Safety Committee has developed a Community Safety Quick Reference Guide; a resource for community members to access public safety and other services.  The idea for a reference guide came about during the work of the Public Safety

APD warns: Don’t get Grinched by delivery thieves

Arcata Police Department ARCATA – Did you know that there is a real life Grinch? Right now there are Grinches trying to steal Christmas from the good folks of Arcata. Recently, UPS and FedEx drivers report being followed by ne’er-do-wells watching for unsupervised packages left on door steps. Be alert, citizens of Whoville, and make

How to outsmart the grinches

Ginger Campbell Special to the Union HUMBOLDT – The holiday season is here and people are already receiving holiday packages via delivery services such as UPS and FedEx. Nationally, as well as locally, a problem has arisen in which people follow delivery trucks, grab packages after delivery, run back to their cars and zoom off.

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