Tag Archives: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office

McKinleyville Skate Park moved to make room for more deputies

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The location of a proposed skate park in McKinleyville was slightly altered last week to make room for another project – the expansion of the Law Enforcement Facility at Pierson Park. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has requested that the small office it leases be expanded to make

Blue Lake Notes: Happenings in the peaceable hamlet

The City of Blue Lake, nestled in the mountains just a few short minutes from Arcata and McKinleyville, is a unique community, full of life and adventure. Often called the Center of the Universe, Blue Lake is the home of Dell’Arte, the Logger Bar and the Mad River Brewery! Here are just a few of

County takes ‘civil rights and diversity’ stance

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Amid calls for something stronger, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved a “civil rights and diversity” resolution. Approved at the Aug. 15 supervisors meeting, the resolution declares that the board “encourages and supports local law enforcement agencies, including the Sheriff’s Office, to not use staff resources to

Sheriff’s organization begins campaign against unpermitted grow houses

Humboldt Deputy Sheriff’s Organization EUREKA – The Humboldt Deputy Sheriff’s Organization (HDSO) on Tuesday, Aug. 22 started a public organizing and outreach effort to combat unpermitted marijuana grow houses in residential neighborhoods. “The Humboldt County marijuana grow-house epidemic has been going on for over a decade. We know that when you want to really dig in

Sheriff boosts intel against Humboldt’s drug/crime plague

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office will launch a new tracking and intelligence network next year to battle highly interconnected criminals, gangs and multiplying “punk squads” county-wide. Sheriff’s deputies and law enforcement from Arcata to Fortuna and from Eureka to Humboldt State University will be linked in 2018 against

‘Our deputies don’t have time to breathe’

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Humboldt County’s multi-pronged crime-and-drugs culture has become an around-the-clock phenomenon, 365 days a year. Sheriff William Honsal says his deputies have no down time. “They’re going 24-7 in every part of this county. Deputies don’t have time to breathe with the number of calls” to be dealt with.

Man drowns in Trinity River

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office On Monday August 14th, 2017 at approximately 3:45pm Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a swimmer in distress in the Trinity River.  It was reported by family members that 64-year-old Stanley Capoeman was swimming near the Red Rock/ Hostler Field area, when he suddenly yelled for help and was swept

Man armed with baseball bat robs McKinleyville gas station

Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A man armed with a baseball bat robbed the 76 Gas Station in the 2600 block of Central Avenue early this morning, Aug. 7. At 1:43 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received information from a local alarm company of an alarm activation at the 76 gas station at Central

Mad River Current for Monday, Aug. 7: Deputies chase topless woman; fire grows to almost 4,000 acres

Chasing topless woman Mad River Union KING SALMON – A topless woman crashed her car through a security gate at the Pacific Gas & Electric power plant in King Salmon, allegedly resisted arrested, swam in a slough and was eventually detained on Saturday, Aug 5. Katherine Zacevich, 24, appeared to be under the influence of