Stabbing at Garberville's Controversial Vets' Park
Garberville’s Veterans’ Park which has been the vortex of recent controversy centered around its use by transients was the scene of a stabbing this week.
According to a Humboldt Co. Sheriff press release:
On 07-05-2011, approximately 7:00 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a stabbing victim at Jerold Phelps Hospital, in Garberville. A deputy responded to the hospital and met with the 34-year-old male victim. The victim told the deputy he was at Veterans Park in Garberville when the male suspect he knew as “Bud” approached him. “Bud” asked him for money or beer. The victim refused to give him either one. “Bud” got angry, shoved the victim to the ground, and attempted to slash the victim’s throat with a box cutter. The victim covered his throat with his hands to protect himself. Several witnesses in the area came to the victim’s rescue and pulled “Bud” off the victim.
The victim received cuts to his hands and wrists, and was treated for those injuries at the hospital. Anyone with information about the suspect is requested to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Garber Station 707- 923-2761 or the Humboldt County Sheriffs Main station at 707-445-7251.
The suspect, known as “ Bud “ is described as a white male adult, mid 20’s, tall and slender build and always wears a Cowboy Hat or Baseball cap. He is a transient.
Photo by Rebecca McFarland