[UPDATE 12:51 p.m.] Bloody Scene at the Budget Motel; Possible Fight Involving Hatchet, Says EPD


According to Captain Watson of the Eureka Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Budget Motel in Eureka for a report of an assault involving a hatchet and some other type of weapon before 5:30 p.m. today.

When officers arrived, the people who were involved had already fled the scene. A weapon was located by officers, and streaks blood are dried onto a black Nissan.

Watson said officers are at the hospital with an injured person trying to figure out what happened. The incident is currently under investigation, and part of the parking lot has been blocked off.

Watson said that the motel has had significant problems, and dispatchers have received 194 calls to service for the motel in the past year.

(h/t Taylor Torregano from North Coast News)


UPDATE 9:20 a.m. Wednesday: According to Brittany Powell of the Eureka Police Department, “The victim is not cooperating with the investigation. He is receiving treatment for non-life-threatening lacerations. It appears the hatchet found on scene had been in the victim’s possession.”

A press release with more information will come out later, she said.

UPDATE 12:51 p.m. Wednesday: Press release from the Eureka PD:

On August 30, 2016, at about 5:15 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the Budget Motel on the 1100 block of 4th Street for the report of three subjects in a physical altercation and one known injury.

Upon arrival, all involved parties had fled the scene. Officers located a hatchet and blood on the ground and on a parked vehicle. A witness stated the victim had been transported to the hospital by a family member.

Officers responded to the hospital and made contact with the victim, an 18 year old male of Eureka. The male was being treated for non-life-threatening lacerations and refused to cooperate with the investigation.

Statements provided to officers provided little information about what occurred. The primary suspect was only described as a heavy seat Hispanic male with long hair and was last seen riding a beach cruiser bicycle east on 4th Street. Based on the investigation, it appears the hatchet found on scene had been in the victim’s possession during the altercation.

The Budget Motel has been a chronic source of crime and nuisance complaints with nearly 200 calls for service in the past 12 months.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Senior Detective John Gordon at (707) 441-4032.



  • FUCKIN sick ass people,wtf is wrong with people

  • Ain’t meth awesome?

    • It all started with some pot.

      • A pot of meth

      • Who, I’ve been smoking pot for over 15 years, the hardest drug I’ve ever tried were psychedelic mushrooms.Never had any desire to snort coke, crank,shoot heroin or anything else. Self-control is the issue or lack thereof.
        And why the hell are these hotels not held responsible for the people they let are their property ?maintaining a residence for….

        • I have been smoking Cannabis since I was 18 years of age, I’m nearly 65 now & have yet to go “Alice’s Restaraunt” (Eat Dead Burnt Bodies…) EVER!!!! So do NOT tell me Cannabis makes you go batshit crazy & want to kill people the only thing I ever want to kill or eat, is a Cheeseburger!!!!

  • Another sleepy hallow shit hole why don’t they shut it down after let’s say 200 calls .

  • Shut this shit hole down. It’s a drug and prostitution cover anyways.

  • they need to ban those hatchets

  • “The officers were at the hospital trying to figure what happened”….Well Sherlock the guy got hit with a fucking hatchet thats what happened.

  • What happend to the motel ordinance ? How many calls for emergency services do they get before it is shut down

  • Too many RATS in a CAGE!!!!

  • free coffee

  • That place is an open-air drug market. With dogs. Lots of dogs. I drive past their (north & south) twice a day. I can’t believe the shit that goes on there ~ and this is just observing from my car for the last 1 1/2 years. THAT place needs shut down bad.

  • Damn I see a people have the lifestyle of commenting on it they don’t know where they even have happened go f*** yourself Lost Coast Outpost

    • If you feel we wrote something wrong, feel free to contact me at mskymkemp@gmail.com. However, at the very least a vehicle with what appears to be blood on it was found there.

      Also, you seem unaware that you aren’t on the Lost Coast Outpost. You are on the Redheaded Blackbelt.

      • Tell em Kym!

      • From the way he worded his comment, I would say he doesn’t realize what plane of existence he’s on.

      • Based on the syntax in the ‘complaint’, I would think Ein has been sampling some of the goods from the Blue Heron.

      • From what I can see he seems to have a Cranial Rectal Insertion, which makes it extremely difficult to see the light except perhaps the Head Lamp on an oncoming train!!!

      • Actually it was my car for my children and i. I have been there since june 2 this yr after i lost everything in cl fire and ya not the best of place and not every1 here is on drugs and i saw what happened it started across the st and the guy tried walking away and ended up on my car 😞 and a lot of calls come from a mentally disabled women that swears some one is trying to get in her room while shes in there after i while i knew she was crazy but now its being shut down and me and my 4 young children are going to be homeless so any1 who see this please email me if you can help with housing thank you and god bless cassandragonder@gmail.com

    • Back the hell up son.

    • Your a dick head

  • I wonder if EPD captain Watson knows about this !!!!!

  • A terrific example of what drugs and alcohol can do FOR YOU! Yessir, pot is medicine, and oh, it doesn’t lead to heroin, meth and sex work…
    Be careful, what few officers we do have…

    • I smoke pot. I HATE heroin, Meth and all the rest. I make a good honest paycheck, legit living and take care of my loved ones. I also hate old Regan pot propaganda. Do some reading and please bring yourself up to date, its not 1983 anymore.

      • He must have been frightened severely as a child by watching either the origianl or the remake of Reefer Madness & has NEVER gotten over it!!!

  • And kym says I talk violent wtf

  • That motel used to be nicw!!then the owner let all these known dealers and cream of the crop stay,all for a buck or bag.

  • They need to be SHUT DOWN for good. Its a breeding ground for drugs ,violence and prostitution.

  • Speakin of prostitution…backpage.com advertises escorts like craigslist used to. I thought it was illegal but guess they found a loop hole. I had to see it to believe it and what do ya know there was eureka, fortuna, mckvilke, arcata and humboldt house inn in Gville with ads for whores ready to go. These women must not love themselves, considering the dangers of this occupation. Y risk it when there are legal places they could work, in paticular, NV.

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