Tag Archives: Scams

Arcata Police Log: Herd of panda-penguins with frickin’ laser beams swarms Plaza – no, really

• Friday, July 21 1:33 a.m. A J Street resident saw three men walk past his house, then heard some noise. He went out to find a knife in his yard and some glass broken in his neighbor’s shed. 6:47 a.m. A man walking northbound and 18th and H streets argued loudly with himself, and

Crime briefs, Jan. 18, 2017 edition

‘Suspicious’ fire claims mobile home Arcata Fire District McKINLEYVILLE – On the evening of Jan 8, around 8:22 p.m., Arcata Fire District was called to the 1700 block of Grange Road in McKinleyville for a reported structure fire. Upon the arrival of Engine 8217 and Battalion Chief Sean Campbell, crews found a well-involved doublewide mobile

Charlatan Alert: Flimflammers Target Noodle House

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA – It was a typical Wednesday night at Japhy’s Soup and Noodles Restaurant. Customers were seated and more were coming in as the staff prepared for dinner service. Then, the phone rang, and the G Street establishment received some disturbing news – its power was going to  be shut

Beware The Bad Energy Salesman

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – When the Vista Energy Marketing, L.P. salesman at your door asks you to show him your PG&E bill, you might think twice about that. The Arcata Police Department and Better Business Bureau already have. “A guy knocked on my door from ‘Vista Energy’ saying we qualify for

Craigslist Scammers Post Bogus Home Listings

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union FOREST AVENUE – Realtor Stephany Joy was holding an open house at a home on Forest Avenue lst Sunday when a man showed up, all smiles. “I’m so glad it’s open,” the man said. “I’ve been talking to the seller.” “No, you haven’t,” Joy told the man. The would-be

Scam Alert

From the Sheriff’s Office:   The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive reports of Fraudulent Scams. On 04-5-2013, approximately 10:00 a.m. a Eureka citizen reported she was contacted by E-Mail asking if she wanted to use her vehicle to advertise Monster Energy Drinks. The E-mail inferred it was from Monster Corporate Office and she