Rock Assault in Homeless Encampment in Arcata Area

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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.]



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