Tag Archives: suicide

Stand-off with suicidal man ends peacefully

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office BAYSIDE –  On Wednesday, Jan. 18, at approximately 9:45 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 4000 block of U.S. Highway 101 in Bayside to a welfare check request of a possible suicidal subject armed with a handgun.  Deputies received information that a 58 -year old male adult was going to kill

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

Humboldt suicide rates likely to rise

“This county has a horrible, horrible drug and alcohol problem.”                                          – Chief Deputy Coroner Ernest D. Stewart Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Humboldt County’s climbing suicide rate, which claimed a record 43 lives last

Attempted suicide at jail

HCSO On 07-12-2015 at about 2:20 p.m. an inmate housed in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility jumped off the top tier of a housing unit in what appears to be an attempt to commit suicide. The inmate has been identified as Cyrus David Cook Jr. age 35 from Eureka. When Cook fell on the floor

Inmate hangs himself in jail, but survives

HCSO EUREKA – On Friday, April 10  at about 6 p.m. a Humboldt County correctional officer was making security checks in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. The correctional officer discovered a 43-year-old  male inmate, who was sitting on the ground with a bed sheet wrapped around his neck. The other end of the bed sheet