19 Month Old Child Held at Knifepoint–Deputy Talks Distraught Mother Down

Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On 07-29-2013, approximately 12:50 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a request from Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department for a deputy to respond and assist with a welfare check of a possible suicidal female. The female was supposed to be armed with a knife.  When a Tribal Police Officer and Humboldt County Sheriff’s

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Suspect Evades HCSO During Weekend High Speed Pursuit on HWY 36

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release: On 07-27-2013, approximately 11:15 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a woman screaming near a vehicle in the 38000 block of Highway 36, Bridgeville. When deputies arrived in the area they saw a 1999 White Toyota Pickup Truck, California License 8L52122 parked in the area where the woman was reported

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Masked, Caped, Wigged Man Fails at Robbery…

Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office Press Release:        On 07-28-2013, approximately 4:45 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an attempted robbery of the Freeway 76 Gas Station, 1021 Murray Road, McKinleyville. When deputies arrived at the gas station they met with the clerk. The clerk told the deputies he was in the refrigerator area when he heard

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Smoke May Head East Tomorrow [UPDATED with Press Release from Air Quality Management Dist.]

The US National Weather Service Eureka provided the above graphic. (Follow them on Facebook here.) UPDATE: Press Release from the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District added at the bottom. According to the US National Weather Service out of Eureka, the smoke that is continuing to pour from fires in Oregon will blanket northwestern California this morning. (See graphic

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Oregon Fires Dump Thick Smoke into Humboldt Air

Satellite image provided by the Eureka branch of the US National Weather Service (Kudos for their excellent coverage and explanation through the weekend.) Smoke from over 7500 acres of Oregon fires poured down from the north yesterday and today. The fires, fanned by gusty winds, and spurred by low humidity are continuing to burn and threaten some structures in their different areas.

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Fire Call from Telegraph Ridge Saturday–Cryptic Description from SHFC

In response to questions from the public about a fire in the Wilder Ridge area yesterday, LoCO was able to reach Doug Bryan of the Southern Humboldt Fire Chiefs Public Information Team.  While normally very forthcoming and helpful, he was uncharacteristically cryptic in his written answer which came in just after midnight last night.  He wrote, Telegraph Ridge and Cal Fire

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