Rock Assault in Homeless Encampment in Arcata Area
Scanner traffic indicates emergency crews responded to a woman who was assaulted in the head with a rock near Boyd Road and Eureka Ready Mix in the Arcata area at around 8:30 p.m. today.
A responder at the scene said over the scanner, “Victim has major head trauma.” At another point, the victim was reportedly “convulsing.”
Law enforcement officers were looking for a suspect. A dispatcher said over the scanner the assault occurred in a homeless encampment in that area.
We’re still piecing together the story, so we will update when we have more information.
UPDATE 11:19 P.M.: At around 9:10 p.m., an ambulance got stuck near the river bar with “one critical patient” and another ambulance had to be requested.
UPDATE 11:27 P.M.:
At around 9:20 p.m., law enforcement officers were out with two suspects. [This may have been from a different incident.]
UPDATE 11:50 P.M.: At around 9:40 p.m., the Arcata Police Department was out near the river bar with a suspect and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was checking the area for evidence.
[Note: Scanner reports are not always as first indicated.]