[UPDATE: Arrested] APD Alleges Man Wanted Tonight for Multiple Attacks In Arcata Attempted Another Sexual Assault
Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the lookout for Justin Patrick, a man whose alleged recent crime spree began with lewd acts in the HSU library, was arrested yesterday evening for shoplifting, and is now alleged to have committed two sexual assaults on the HSU campus and attempted one on H Street in Arcata.
Below is a press release from the Arcata Police Department about the H Street incident. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Tuesday March 1, 2016, at 4:50 pm, the Arcata Police Department responded to an apartment complex in the 1900 block of H Street on the report of an attempted sexual assault that had just occurred in a laundry room. The survivor received minor facial injuries as a result of the attack and the suspect was last seen fleeing southbound between buildings on H Street.
The suspect was identified as Justin Farris Patrick DOB: 08/19/1990, from a Humboldt State University Caution poster that had recently been provided to students due to Patrick’s arrest on campus for lewd acts. Patrick is believed to be transient in the Arcata area.
Patrick is described as a black male adult, 25 years old, 6’0″, 200 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. Patrick was last seen wearing a black knit cap, black long sleeved shirt under a white t-shirt and dark colored jeans. Patrick was also carrying an unknown color jacket and a clear zip lock back with miscellaneous items.
The Arcata Police Department is working with the Humboldt State University Police Department to locate and apprehend Patrick. Patrick is currently wanted on the following charges:
· PC 243.4(e)(1): Sexual Battery
· PC 236: False Imprisonment.
· PC 240/242: Assault & Battery
The Arcata Police Department is requesting anyone with information on Patrick’s whereabouts to call the APD at 707-822-2424 or 911.
UPDATE 9:43 p.m.: The suspect has been arrested.