Assault Sends Man and Woman to Hospital with ‘Major’ Head Injuries
Scanner traffic indicates the Eureka Police Department (EPD), Humboldt Bay Fire and City Ambulance responded to an assault in a field near J Street and Second Street (see map below) in Eureka before 11 p.m. on Monday night.
“I’ve got a subject with a major head injury,” an officer said over the scanner. “He’s unresponsive.”
The officer said over the scanner that there were “several intoxicated subjects” at the scene, and a woman who had been assaulted was attempting to walk away. The officer was able to get the woman to come back, and he later said the woman also had a “major head injury.”
At one point, it was reported that the weapon used in the assault was “a large stick.” EPD officers stayed at the scene and investigated after the victims had been loaded into the ambulances.
Officers detained a “possible suspect” at the scene, but it’s unclear if they determined the man had actually committed the crime.
One of the victims, according to the scanner, suffered facial deformations from the assault, and the other had a laceration to the head. Both were transported to the hospital.
An EPD officer at the scene said they would not be giving a press statement.
[Reporter’s note: Scanner reports are not always as first indicated.]