K-9 Helps Capture Stabbing Suspect

This is a press release from the Arcata Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On 11/09/2016 at 11:48 am, officers of the Arcata Police Department responded to the report of a male subject who had just been stabbed in the neck in front of the Arcata Co-Op at 811 I Street. Witnesses on scene reported that the suspect, later identified as 32-year-old Justin Crumbley of Eureka, fled on foot, west from the business. Witnesses followed Crumbley to an office building at 890 L Street where he entered the business and hid.

Officers arrived on scene and quickly established a perimeter.  All employees were evacuated and officers began efforts to verbally contact Crumbley inside the building. These efforts were unsuccessful and Arcata Police K-9 “Baron” responded to the scene. A small team featuring “Baron” entered the building and placed the suspect into custody without further incident for P.C. 245(a)(1) – Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

The victim, a 64-year-old Eureka man, is being treated for his injuries but is in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcata Police Department at (707) 822-2428.



  • What is the world coming to when a 64 year old man gets stabbed at the co-op in broad daylight?

  • If we have police that believe in protect and to serv ,but I totally agree with jungle girl .live born raised in Humboldt County. And for the first time here lately . With All the murders home invasion tweekers synonymously speaking of zombies in real life I feel I should be packing a weapon especially in puke reaka .

  • What does “helps capture” mean?

  • How in the F is “Stabbing someone in the neck” considered “assault with a deadly weapon” Instead of “Attempted murder”???

  • Does anyone know why this gentlemen was stabbed?oh ya the suspect is alive,your lucky they didn’t shoot you!!come on people we have to be better than this.the crime is running rampant here.

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