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APD wants your old meds this Saturday

APD wants your old meds this Saturday

APD TO SPONSOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY COLLECTION SITE On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Arcata Police Department will be one of thousands of collection sites across the country for community members to drop off any unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s nationwide

Bar liquor license revocation appeal pending as suspects separately face trial

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union SACRAMENTO/ARCATA  – The director of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agency has adopted an administrative law judge’s proposed decisions that liquor licenses for The Sidelines and Toby and Jack’s bars be revoked. The revocations had been recommended by Judge Alberto Roldan in twin decisions issued Nov. 2. His

McKinleyville pursues needle cleanup

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – One of the telltale signs of America’s opioid crisis can be found scattered about the streets, parks and open spaces of McKinleyville – dirty syringes. The hypodermic needles are so prevalent in town that the McKinleyville Community Services is getting involved in the matter. The district office at

ABC releases names of suspects in Plaza bar drug dealing case

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The state Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has released the names of those arrested, and one suspect at large, in the recent undercover operation conducted at Plaza bars. ABC is seeking revocation of the alcohol-serving permits for the Sidelines and Toby & Jack’s, some of whose

ABC’s statement on the Plaza drug investigation

ABC press release ABC and Local Authorities Arrest 11 Individuals in Humboldt County Agents make arrests for sales and possession of illegal narcotics (Arcata) – California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Agents and local law enforcement have arrested 11 individuals in connection with an investigation of activities surrounding two ABC licensed premises. The arrests follow a

Plaza Ctrl-Alt-Delete could bring a radical reboot

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With bad behavior plaguing the Plaza and complaints about it thundering through City Hall and across social media, last week saw some new approaches to curbing excesses there, with even more radical solutions in the offing. Control Wresting the Plaza away from those who smoke, drink, bellow

Prostitution sting in Old Town Eureka

Mad River Union EUREKA – On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 12, Eureka Police Department detectives arrested three women on suspicion of prostitution on the 1300 block of Third Street in Eureka. The arrests followed a Eureka Police undercover operation in response to multiple citizen complaints in the area. The following subjects were transported and

News analysis: Drug peril besieges Humboldt society

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The tentacles of Humboldt’s inexorable drug scourge reach into virtually every part of its society, officials say. The dismal impact is not confined to law enforcement, the jails, the criminal justice system and community safety. The drug trade distorts business and the economy, overburdens hospitals and mental health

Local murder rate worse than it looks

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA –  Humboldt County’s homicide rate, nearly twice as bad as California’s, is even worse than official records show, according to Sheriff Mike Downey. The 30-year-plus veteran of local law enforcement blames Humboldt’s spreading drug abscess and the deadly organized crime inseparable from it. In an interview in his office,

A murder suspect’s meltdown

Jack Durham Mad River Union EUREKA – The young man accused of gunning down a Eureka woman June 30 had been dumped by his girlfriend days before and was struggling with his addiction to booze and pills, according to his Facebook page. Maxx Robison, 20, was arrested Thursday, June 30 for allegedly murdering Rhianna McKenzie,