Fraud Alert!

Humboldt County District Attorney Press Release: On July 29th, 2014, the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office received a call from a citizen reporting a suspicious checking transaction. The reporting citizen relayed that he had attempted to sell used tires on the website “Craigslist.org”. The seller was contacted by a buyer who agreed to purchase the tires at the asking price.

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Home Invasion in Arcata Saturday Morning

Detective Sgt. Todd Dockweiler of the Arcata Police Department confirmed that a home invasion was attempted in Arcata on Saturday morning about 1 a.m. Dockweiler said he was unable to release much information at this time. But he did say that no one was in custody.   Scanner traffic from that time indicates that law enforcement received reports of gunshots and

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Gunshot Victim Says He Wandered for Hours

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department Press Release: On 07-26-2014, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Jerold Phelps Community Hospital regarding a gunshot victim being treated in the emergency room. When the investigating deputy arrived he met with the 21 year old male victim, who was from Bremen, Georgia. The victim told the deputy he

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Autopsy Confirms Second Victim in Rancho Sequoia Died of Gunshot Wound

Humboldt County Deputy Coroner Charles Van Buskirk confirmed today that Scott William Johnson age 57 from the Alderpoint area, the victim of the second homicide in that community this week, died of a gunshot wound. Buskirk said Johnson was found dead July 22 at 12:11 a.m. According to Buskirk, “The investigators believe that the [gunshot wound] will be useful in confirming or refuting the

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Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Says Deputies Shoot at Armed Marijuana Growers

Trinity County Sheriff’s Department Press Release: On July 23, 2014 at approximately 7:30am, Law Enforcement Officers from the Trinity County Narcotics Task Force (TCNTF) and U.S. Forest Service entered an illegal marijuana garden located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest West of Wildwood. Upon entering the garden Deputies were confronted by two armed male Hispanics. Deputies ordered both males to drop their weapons at which

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[Victim Named] Suspect Named in Friday’s Homicide/ Extra Deputies Assigned to Southern Humboldt Today

UPDATE 1:33 p.m.: Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office Press Release: The victim in the homicide has been identified as Neil Eugene Decker age 49 from Alderpoint. The suspect has been identified as Matthew Aaron Brown age 30. Brown is described as a white, male adult, 5’-11” in height, weight 200 pounds, with a shaved head and blue eyes.  The homicide occurred

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