Stabbing Sends Victim to Hospital and Suspect to Jail


This is a press release from the Arcata Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Arcata Police Feature With CarsOn 1/05/2019 at about 7:20 p.m., Officers from the Arcata Police Department were dispatched to the Valley West area of Arcata near Highway 101 on the report of a male who had been stabbed.

The victim was located in an encampment off of Highway 101 near the Highway 299 interchange. The victim was transported by ambulance to Mad River Community Hospital for treatment where he remains in stable condition.

During the subsequent investigation, the suspect was determined to be Arcata resident, Ian Glenn Richard (age 26). On 1/06/2019, an officer from the Arcata Police Department located Richard walking in the 5000 block of Valley West Blvd. and he was taken into custody without incident.

Richard was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for PC 245(a)(1) – Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

The weapon has not been recovered and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Arcata Police Department at 707-822-2428.



  • I was just thinking that Arcata hasn’t had a stabbing in a couple of weeks, so they were over due. Was that not on their New Years resolution list?

  • How can he be charged with no weapon/evidence?

    • There is a victim ie witness.

    • [edit] Learn to research something yourself instead of asking a [edit] inflammatory question!!!! Hints: victim statement.,..witness(s) statement, victims blood all over the suspect, prior reports of bad blood between these two….

      • “prior reports of bad blood between these two”

        Bad blood… that the kind on the outside instead of the inside?

    • An arrest can be made on suspicion of a crime. Charges can be made within 24 hours.

  • Stabbing in the morning, stabbing in the evening and one just about supper time. Damn not agian.

  • The lesson anti-Second Amendment folks will learn (the hard way) is inanimate objects don’t possess a “heart of darkness” but people do. You can start with firearms and ultimately outlaw anything that could potentially harm another human being, but then you’ll get to rocks.

  • Progressively Stabbier

    Stabbyville living up to it’s name

  • Valley West sounds like it’s getting pretty bad, I came up there a few months ago to shop in Harbor Freight tools and first couldn’t get through the door because a pack of homeless were congregated there. I always spent big when I went there, supporting Arcata’s excessive tax. I don’t plan to ever go back there.

  • Valley west could consider getting a security guard, or maybe Arcata could be given extra money to hire an extra officer (as a type of homeless ranger), just for that area; and open up a parking lot for the transients which includes an officer or security guard just for that, maybe ask for Betty C.’s advice.

    • valley west does have a security guard. he only messes with the kids on skateboards though. he walks from dollar tree to harbor freight

  • probably stabbath?

    • Keep On Dancing 🕺💃 🎼

      Maybe I’ll start a cover band and call it BLACK STABBATH? 👈🏼🎸🎧🎤🎼

      “Finished with my woman, cuz she couldn’t help me with my mind. People think I’m insane 🤪, because I am stabbing all the time.” 🔪

  • Death and destruction….
    And dont forget the chaos!!

  • Rule of Law not Leftists

    Stabcata strikes again! Leftists Utopia where they call you a racist, are intolerant of tolerance, run wild with mob rule, and stab you cause you don’t agree. But victims can’t defend themselves.

    • I think you got it backwards bro. From your writing it appears that you are the intolerant one. If they find that the perp is actually a member of a right wing hate group I’ve no doubt that then you will try and come up with a reason to justify his actions. There’s good and bad on the Left, and good and bad on the right, but when it comes to spreading hate extremists like you take the cake. Time for you to look in your own heart and weigh the truth. If you can.

      • Researcher’s reply resonates with me, its truth cutting to the heart of Rule of Law’s comments. He sees everything through a lens of hate for “the Left”. Apt motto for extremists such as he: “Your hate becomes you.”

      • Counter haters at work. Why do some people continue to think that if you only a out hate a hater there will be less hate around?

  • I found a trimmigrant gushing blood off Covelo road on Saturday… looked like he got pushed out of a car… Any more info on that incident?

  • valley west started out as a trailer park and hasn’t changed. its more of a Glendale extension than Arcata.

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