Tag Archives: vandalism

McKinley defacement probed as statue opponents deny involvement

McKinley defacement probed as statue opponents deny involvement

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA PLAZA – As Arcata Police try to find out who defaced the statue of William McKinley on the Plaza, supporters and opponents of Measure M continue to infer and at times outright accuse each other of committing the vandalism for political reasons. Meanwhile, those wishing to remove the

Suspect caught after vandalism spree in Old Town Eureka

Eureka Police EUREKA – Between 09/11/2018 and 09-13-2018, Officers with the Eureka Police Department have responded to approximately 25 reports of vandalism to vehicles.  A majority of the reported damage to the vehicles was tires being slashed, however some victims also reported paint damage.  None of the victims could provide any suspect descriptions or reason

A tiny but costly new form of pointless destruction

COSTLY COVERS Vandalism that began as graffiti-smeared walls, then evolved to include such ruinous innovations as etched windows and stickered traffic signs, now has a new partner in pointless destruction –  destroyed water meter covers. Five of the covers, which cost the city $75 each, were destroyed one recent week. Anyone with information on the

Boys busted for Winship window bashing

HCSO CUTTEN – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has arrested  six juvenile boys, ages 13 through 16, for allegedly breaking more than 20 windows at Winship Middle School located on Cypress Avenue, Eureka. The vandalism to the school windows occurred on June 25 and June 28. The damage to the school windows is estimated at approximately $5,000.

Unknown but mighty truckhead conquers Mt. Trashmore at the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

  Mad River Union ARCATA MARSH – Overnight on March 1 and 2,  someone drove a suspected 4X4 truck from I Street onto the trail west of Allen Marsh, then up onto Mount Trashmore, a protected habitat area of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.   Lacking much else to destroy, the truckheads then somehow