On Wednesday, Arcata Police Tasered and Subdued Agitated Man (Video)

On April 15, about 4 p.m., an agitated man began drawing attention in the Arcata Plaza. “I watched the whole thing go down,” wrote Jimi Axis, an Arcata resident.

According to Axis, the man although he started acting out at the Plaza went up to the free clinic and then down to the hardware store.

“I was following him going around the block watching waiting for him to smash a window of a business or someone’s car or something,” Axis wrote. “And when [I] saw him at the hardware store…he had created a huge Scene…He was on the ROOF of a Mercedes [B]enz and there was 4 people yelling and starting to chase him. He then ran away down to the co-op.”

Law enforcement had been requested and for awhile, it seemed as if things might calm down as the man laid on the ground for a short time.

Axis was filming from his car as the man became aggressive. “He…got up and started charging and scaring the hardware store guy and (I locked my doors),” Axis wrote. “He then ran down to K street.”

Axis drove around the block and, he said, when he returned the agitated man was in “a verbal conflict” with Arcata Police Chief Brian Ahearn.

At this point, Axis filmed the scene above.

Arcata Police Chief Brian Ahearn said he was happy that his officers were able to subdue the man.

“There was a tremendous potential for injury,” he told us. “We were able to get [the agitated man] into custody so that he was no longer be able to hurt anyone or damage any property…I’m really proud of my officers for working together as a team and to ensure there was no longer a threat to the community.”

Ahearn said that the suspect “had to be taken to the hospital have the taser probes taken out.” In addition, the Chief said the man also “had a rash on his face.”

The Chief said, “It appears as if [the suspect] were on a hallucinogen or a controlled substance.” The suspect, Curtis Collins, age 31, was charged with assault on police officer, battery on a police officer, and vandalism.

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Buster
Buster
1 year ago

I’ll bet that he had “rash on his face” after that.

Drugs are bad…Mkay.

Alf
Alf
1 year ago

As for me, I’m glad APD removed him from the streets. Hopefully he actually goes to jail after being released from the hospital. Hopefully with the above testimony the APD won’t get sued by any civil rights attorney. He was, after all just wandering around mostly on public property like streets and sidewalks expressing his first ammendment rights. Only an occasional trespass on private property.

R-dog
1 year ago
Reply to  Alf

Sound like he was straight outta control

Willie Bray
1 year ago

🕯🌳If he was butt ass naked he was breaking the law. That’s at the very least indecent exposure. 🤯👁👁🕯🛐

Alf
Alf
1 year ago
Reply to  Willie Bray

He did have pants, but was still pretty indecent!

local observer
local observer
1 year ago
Reply to  Willie Bray

do you own a car?

Beezelboss
Beezelboss
1 year ago
Reply to  local observer

He owns a Spacecraft and eats cats.

FanOfGuest
FanOfGuest
1 year ago
Reply to  Beezelboss

That’s funny!

Jim Brickley
1 year ago
Reply to  FanOfGuest

This all could have been prevented if he had simply followed the guidelines and self isolated!

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Arcata. The new Eureka. P.S. Next time, please take your key out of the ignition. Thanks for the video!

J
J
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

Eureka has been a lot nicer than Arcata for decades. Get rid of Broadway of course, which is I suppose what many non-eureka residents see and constitute as eureka, and you have a pretty darn nice place. The homes there are certainly the fanciest in the county by a long shot, up to code and professionally constructed, a stark contrast to much the rest of the county. Yes, other towns do have some fancy homes too, just nowhere near as many. Arcata hit bottom though I think when it went to great lengths to rid of its wealthiest occupants through taxation of utility. The indoor growers moved a couple miles down the road, and the higher rents growers were paying could not be duplicated by the heroin addicts with whom replaced them

clickbait
clickbait
1 year ago
Reply to  J

quit drinking and posting.

Humboldt County Line
Humboldt County Line
1 year ago
Reply to  J

Keep telling yourself that!! I own a home in eureka but the calls for service and crime numbers aren’t remotely close for arcata.

Bug on a Windshield
Bug on a Windshield
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

DING

Spanky
Spanky
1 year ago

Who is he and does he live in Arcata? Hopefully he survives what ever poisoned him. It could happen to anyone
if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

.
.
1 year ago
Reply to  Spanky

That’s a poisoned mind, wether from mental illness or drugs, who knows.

Some of them came into the world that way.
Some of them came into the world that way.
1 year ago
Reply to  .

I’m betting he is mentally ill. There was an outstanding PBS World program on this weekend. The National Institute for Mental Health made a convincing argument that most serious mental illnesses are common, serious brain disorders that affect a person’s thinking, motivation, emotion, and social interactions and are genetic and in many cases heredity. We can thank Ronald Reagan for the homeless mentally ill people on the streets. He closed all of the mental hospitals because they were costing too much. When you adjust for the public, police, the hospital and then back to jail I’m betting it’s ten times as expensive.

Obliviously
Obliviously
1 year ago

You’ve had 45 years since Reagan was governor. Fix it!

furies
furies
1 year ago

If “Mental Illness” is a “serious brain disorder” then a simple lab test would be a determinate.

But there’s not.

“Mental Illness” comes from trauma.

The trauma changes the way we interact in our daily lives.

Dogbiter
Dogbiter
1 year ago

That’s what happens when you shelter-in-place in Arcata. At best the place is nuttier than squirrel shit on a normal day. Oh, that dinging noise was the guy’s anal rings falling out of his shorts while the cops wrestled with him.

Guest
Guest
1 year ago

Sweet zombie video. Thanks for that made my day. Things are starting to return to normal around here!

humboldtfrog
humboldtfrog
1 year ago
Reply to  Guest

I was out biking in Arcata and ran right in to this happening…and yes, it made me feel like I was home again

Good old Arcata
Good old Arcata
1 year ago
Original old school local
Original old school local
1 year ago

Hes ALSO an AMAZING musician (Jimi Axis) he plays guitar with bands on the plaza and around town with all kinds of local acts mainly with Madi Simmons. Axis has the sweetest guitar riffs and tone. Hes on another level as a creative musician.
Also has alot of stuff on YouTube under “Mrjimiaxis”. He played on an album that was on a warner brothers label in the 90’s with Kendra Smith.
Kendra smith used to play with Syd Barret from Lou Reed, and the velvet underground in La in the 1980’s.

Please Check One
Please Check One
1 year ago

Oh dear, somebody forgot to take their happy pills. Or, more likely, they took the wrong pill. My question is, are they gonna let this individual back out on the streets because of the coronavirus, even if he can’t pass 51/50? I would definitely call him a danger to himself and others. Very sad. And worrisome.

They need to be institutionalized.
They need to be institutionalized.
1 year ago

A 51/50 can only be held for 72 hours and then they are released.

NorCalNative
NorCalNative
1 year ago

I heard him say “Everything is so beautiful, so purple, so bright.”

Dude’s tripping balls!

Just Sayin
Just Sayin
1 year ago
Reply to  NorCalNative

When initiation to the tree hugger association goes horribly wrong!

The only good tree is one that frames a house
The only good tree is one that frames a house
1 year ago
Reply to  Just Sayin

All the trees are gone. Cut down by lumbermen whose motto has been, “Keep cutting until there are no more trees”!

Dude
Dude
1 year ago
Reply to  NorCalNative

Purple Jesus

Rick
1 year ago
Reply to  NorCalNative

Thanks for clearing that up NorCal, I rewound a couple times and thought it was “let me get some beer salt”…which would’ve made about as much sense coming from him at the time…

Begeter
Begeter
1 year ago

I liove how 2 of the charges are only because the cops got involved and instead of being peaceful just decided he was in need of violence. Good job. I guess

Nunya
Nunya
1 year ago
Reply to  Begeter

Actually he swung first on a cop in his 60’s…..

FanOfGuest
FanOfGuest
1 year ago

Nothing like getting tazed by the [edit] to ruin your “beautiful “ acid trip. 😂

thatguyinarcata
thatguyinarcata
1 year ago

What do.you mean? There’s few things more normal in arcata than random vegetation on your dashboard. Weirdest thing about the whole video was.that there wasn’t also a smudge stick and some crystals next to the corn

Erik
Erik
1 year ago

And that could’ve been extremely useful in calming down this situation. That’s why i always conceal carry sweetgrass, amethyst and a rose water / lavender oil spray at all times in public.

Please Check One
Please Check One
1 year ago
Reply to  Erik

You wanna be careful with that sweetgrass, Erik, I know for a fact that it’s illegal without a Rx in most counties east of the Coastal Range. And I’m pretty sure the amethyst requires a permit. Colorado is way ahead of us on this, as usual. They have open carry.

Erik
Erik
1 year ago

Ohhhh hope to shout, outta your mouth and into gods ear. Thats why I’m a lifetime member of the National Bodhisattva Association, which just got ionic foot baths decriminalized in New Jersey. I’ve been thinking about moving out of kommifornia to Colorado for some time, but my services are needed here behind enemy lines. I’m staying here to fight the good fight, for instance Dick Marcos (D) Alameda just introduced a bill requiring Californians to register all Aromatherapy candles and vaporizers by 2021. You know Newsom’s gonna sign it. Please donate to the nBa.

How, why?
How, why?
1 year ago

Arcata used to be beautiful. Arcata is completely disgusting now. Disgusting has officially been normalized in A-town. Poop on the sidewalks, bum fights, zombies yelling at our children even kicking them (remember that one?) drunk in public vagrants accosting us when were just trying to shop downtown, random violence, smash and grabs, corner junkies, home break ins….on and on and on!
All started with Bob Ornelas and the over the top touchy feelies.
Yeah dumpster diving is so cool. Hey man, come to Arcata we have all these groovy free services for non productive members of society. Look at me I’m on tv promoting dumpster diving. So cool was bob.hahaha
Eventually they all came.
Dang then we had Susan……..for way to long. Now ya got winky Dink who can’t see past his overgrown yard, has no idea what he’s doing, what’s going on or who his neighbors are.
Oh man Arcata what are you gonna do now? Tuck your head cause it’s outa the touchy feelies hands now and there is nothing they can do about it.
Where’s Bobby Lucas when ya need him? Time for an operation clean sweep.

Original old school local
Original old school local
1 year ago
Reply to  How, why?

Lmao @ Bobby lucas comment… He was sort of a jerk……to say the least.
No we just need anti -violence patrol like at a festival that use non violent tactics to try to calm down violent drugged out people on the rare occasion that one loses his mind like this…which is very rare.
Do you know what would have calmed him down instantly…..
A hippy chic with a joint and a 40 ounce tallcan…and he would have sat down and put his hands out for the handcuffs…lol

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  How, why?

Bobby “Hightower” Lucas, (remember the Police Academy movies?), was a dick. Haven’t heard that name in years!

Humboldt County Line
Humboldt County Line
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

I gotta stand up for Bobby Lucas. Through my own actions I put myself into contact with Officer Lucas a fair number of times. He was always fair with me and with the benefit of hindsight some 25 years later all of the advice he gave me was fairly on point.

FanOfGuest
FanOfGuest
1 year ago
Reply to  How, why?

You just described liberal utopia! Bernie 2020. Have they put up that new statue of Josiah yet?

Wonderful world
Wonderful world
1 year ago

And someone sits in their car and videotapes the whole scene. Why?

Guest
Guest
1 year ago

Don’t shoot the messenger it brings the story to life. Police need a rapid response zombie wagon!

Bug on a Windshield
Bug on a Windshield
1 year ago

And someone sits in front of their computer and watches that video. Why?

thetallone
thetallone
1 year ago

Angel dust?

so purple, so bright
so purple, so bright
1 year ago
Reply to  thetallone

Probably Bath Salts.

Lady
Lady
1 year ago

“I was following him going around the block watching…”
I personally would be upset and agitated, too, if some random dude followed me around town filming me with their phone.

Original old school local
Original old school local
1 year ago
Reply to  Lady

(Lady) I totally understand where your coming from. But here is the reality.
No one started filming him until he had 4 people chasing him for jumping on top of a Mercedes and all 4 of those people were calling the cops on him.
And then when he started to have a fist fight in the streets of Arcata with the chief of police is when the actual filming began(by the hardware store employee and the guy with dreads) because first attempts at capturing this persons insanity failed because the phone was dead.

Please Check One
Please Check One
1 year ago

You wanna be careful with that sweetgrass, Erik, I know for a fact that it’s illegal without a Rx in most counties east of the Coastal Range. And I’m pretty sure the amethyst requires a permit. Colorado is way ahead of us on this, as usual. They have open carry.

Please Check One
Please Check One
1 year ago

If this is the trailer, I can’t wait for the series! Will it be available on Prime?

Pike Mortar
Pike Mortar
1 year ago

EPD would have smashed that dude into dust from the rip, APD was dragging their feet getting hands on with him. There’s a time to talk and a time to knock someone into the dirt. Maybe that’s why Eureka is looking slightly less like a shithole these days.

Rick
1 year ago
Reply to  Pike Mortar

I agree. APD looked hesitant and unsure.

Please Check One
Please Check One
1 year ago
Reply to  Pike Mortar

Yes, I heard that the Chamber of Commerce had come up with a new motto that really sings:
“Eureka – So Much More Than Just A Methed-Out Shithole!”

Just sayin
Just sayin
1 year ago

Let me guess, site and released. Smh.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

What do you mean? You don’t drive around with an ear of corn on your dashboard? We have corn, zucchini, and an artichoke on ours. Thought it was the norm.

Guest
Guest
1 year ago

Good job citizen reporter,
nice the cops showed up.

Sad situation.

Cops did well, once they were there,
considering they are almost not allowed to do their job, they do their best.

Was wondering what happened to the unfortunate drug addicts.

so purple, so bright
so purple, so bright
1 year ago

Just don’t let him out anywhere near a rectory at 3 AM

Tanya Glosson
1 year ago

Let me see if I understand what you are saying. When someone gets out of line they should be dealt with by beating them half to death? You have no clue about who this person is. He might not do hard drugs and he could have been ghost dosed with LSD. It would certainly explain why he was acting the way he was. I know the man in the video he is a friend of mine. He is a wonder person with a giving heart and goes out of his way to help other. Most of the people leaving comments should be beaten for the things they are saying.