After Handgun Fired in the Air at Large Party, APD Searches for More Information

Arcata Police Feature With CarsPress release from the Arcata Police Department:

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.



  • Nightly event here in Covelo.

  • After hours arcata party’s have evolved to guns now eh? Knives are a thing of the past .

  • And apparently anybody driving a light-colored sedan got to deal with police officers pointed loaded Firearms at them, fun times.

  • They need to require elementary physics tests to graduate from high school.
    What comes up, must come down!
    That is why smart people don’t shoot arrows up in the air.
    This person should never be allowed to have a firearm.

  • Vehicle description, but none for the suspects?
    Sounds like a diversity riot in union town.
    Didn’t H.S.U just host their annual “diatribe on diversity”?

  • On the way to economic failure.

    This generation is too chicken shit to stand up and swing it out like we maybe you don’t win every time take your lumps like a man and try again later [edit]

  • I’m more interested in learning more about the fights that caused a person to have so much concern he fired off a round or two to stop it.
    Every movie glorifies fair fights. This doesn’t sound like it was ‘fair’ fight.

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