‘Are You Going to Kill Me?’ — How Garberville is Struggling with Vagrants and a Perception of Increasing Violence

When Michelle Bushnell, one of the new owners of the Bootleg and a long time resident, began strapping down supplies in the back of her pickup in front of the Southern Humboldt Builders Service on Thursday, she left her truck running. She was just outside the open passenger door when a wild-eyed man ran down the hill with his arms

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Sheriff Dept. Releases Name of Suspicious Death in Hoopa–Calls It Homicide

The suspicious death associated with the investigation into the hit and run yesterday has now been named a homicide.  The victim is Dorothy Ulrich, 47 years old of Hoopa. Humboldt Co. Press Release: The Humboldt County Sheriffs Office is now investigating the suspicious death as a homicide. The victim has been identified as Dorothy Ulrich, 47 years old. The manner

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Three Fires Burn Near Weitchpec

UPDATE 9/30, 8:30 A.M: 100% contained. UPDATE:8:53 A.M.: fires are now 14 acres & 90% contained. UPDATE:7:50 P.M.: The fires near the community of Weitchpec (Humboldt County) are now 14 acres & 70% contained. _________________________________ Cal Fire is reporting that “[f]irefighters are battling 3 fires totaling 10 acres off Hwy 96 near the community of Weitchpeck [sic].” The area northeast

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Sheriff’s Dept. Releases Information on Yesterday’s Fracas at the Veteran’s Park

PREVIOUSLY: Fracas in Garberville’s Veteran’s Park Leads to Three Arrests and Injuried Deputies Injured deputy. From left to right: Arrested suspects Marie Burhart, Justin Dalton Jones, Robert Dale Irwin. Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Press Release: (see more info here in an earlier post) On 09-27-2012, approximately 2:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a fight in progress in the area

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Families of Women Joggers Struck by a Hit and Run Driver Issue Statement

Photo of Suzie Seemann who was fatally struck by a hit and run driver yesterday morning The families of the victims of yesterday’s tragic hit and run in north Eureka issued a statement to the local running club.  According to the statement, Suzie Seemann, shown above, was the woman who died as result.  Seemann was a geography lecturer at Humboldt State

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Fracas in Garberville’s Veteran’s Park Leads to Three Arrests and Injuried Deputies

Officers gather across the street from the Garberville Veteran’s Park (Jim DeMulling Memorial Grove) A fracas in Garberville’s Veteran’s Park during midday on Sept. 27th led to three arrests and two injured deputies. According to Dominic Corva, a visiting faculty member at New York’s Sarah Lawrence College who is in the area gathering information for a research paper, a young

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