After Handgun Fired in the Air at Large Party, APD Searches for More Information
On 10/21/2018 at about 1:10am, officers with the Arcata Police Department were dispatched to the 2600 block of Susan Ave on the report of a large party with multiple gunshots being heard.
Upon the officer arrival they learned that a physical fight had occurred and one of the involved parties produced a handgun and fired it in the air. No one was injured and involved parties were seen leaving the area in a light colored sedan. A “Be on the Lookout” for the vehicle was sent to local law enforcement agencies.
A vehicle matching the description was observed headed southbound on Highway 101 and a felony stop was conducted in Eureka by an officer with the Humboldt State University Police Department with the aid of the Eureka Police Department. No firearm was located in the vehicle and the occupants were released from the scene.
The Arcata Police Department is currently investigating the incident and collecting physical evidence and video surveillance footage from the surrounding area. Anyone who was a witness to the event and has information that would assist in identifying involved parties is asked to call the Arcata Police Department at 822-2428.