Eureka Crime

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  • Man arrested on suspicion of stealing mail, followin...

    6 hrs ago | via Times-Standard 

    On Saturday at approximately 8:38 a.m., officers were dispatched to the vicinity of the 2700 block of M Street on a report of a suspicious person. The caller reported a subject walking around the neighborhood and through the alleyways.

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  • Probation search leads to man allegedly admitting to...

    Friday Dec 19 | via Times-Standard 

    Today at approximately 4:45 a.m., officers from the Eureka Police Department were dispatched to the 4900 block of Lundblade Drive on a report of a suspicious subject seen in the area. A resident, on their way to work, observed a male subject with a backpack walking in the neighborhood.

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  • Eureka police: Possible prowler thwarted by watchful...

    Friday Dec 19 | via Times-Standard 

    A Eureka man was arrested early Friday after a citizen reported suspicious activity on the 2900 block of Lundblade Drive, with a subsequent probation search by police causing the suspect to allegedly admit to plans of breaking into vehicles, according to the Eureka Police Department. The reporting resident on their way to work called police around 4:45 a.m. after seeing a man - later identified as 26-year-old Jerrad Rishard Lafayette of Eureka - with a backpack in Lundblade Drive neighborhood, an EPD news release states.

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  • County Homicide Total a 30-Year High

    Thursday Dec 18 | via North Coast Journal Weekly Politics 

    Humboldt County has seen more homicides within its borders this year than in any stretching back nearly 30 years. This morning's officer-involved shooting fatality brings the 2014 total - with 13 days left in the year - to 16 homicides.

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  • Jury trial set for late January in Eureka priest mur...

    Wednesday Dec 17 | via Times-Standard 

    The murder trial of the man accused in the brutal killing of a beloved Eureka Catholic priest in the St. Bernard Catholic Church rectory on New Year's Day was set for the end of January during a pretrial hearing at the Humboldt County Superior Courthouse this afternoon. Gary Lee Bullock, 44, is accused of breaking into the church rectory hours after being released from the county jail around midnight, and torturing and fatally bludgeoning Father Eric Freed before attempting to burn his body.

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  • Northern Mendocino County arrest reports for Dec. 17

    Wednesday Dec 17 | via The Willits News 

    Torren Andrew Hebel, 25, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of robbery, being an ex-felon with a firearm, possession of a short barreled shotgun, burglary, and violating felony probation. Lia Angelica Amador, 48, of Eureka, was arrested on suspicion of providing false identification to a police officer, vehicle theft, driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana and receiving stolen property.

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  • Eureka police: Guns, pot, meth found in felona s truck

    Tuesday Dec 16 | via Times-Standard 

    Eureka police found two rifles, several fully loaded magazines, marijuana and meth in Gerald Lee Gerarden's truck during a Monday morning traffic stop, according to the department. Later Monday, detectives searched two residences in connection with the investigation and reported seizing a shotgun, revolver, replica BB gun and an illegally modified rifle with a cut-down barrel.

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  • Guns, drugs found in traffic stop, Eureka man arrested

    Tuesday Dec 16 | via Times-Standard 

    During a traffic stop, Eureka Police found two AR-15 style rifles, several fully loaded magazines for the rifles, a half pound of processed marijuana and a small amount of methamphetamine. On Monday at about 12:28 a.m., an officer with the Eureka Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Ford pickup truck at the 3500 block of Broadway Street.

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  • Alleged neighborhood burglar caught by victim

    Thursday Dec 11 | via Times-Standard 

    Eureka resident Chad Fraker, 29, was arrested Wednesday around 4:15 p.m. and booked into the Humboldt County jail after the man living in the house Fraker had reportedly broken into on the 1600 block of Seventh Street chased him about a block down the road and held him until police arrived, according to a Eureka Police Department release. The victim, who found Fraker upon arriving home, got back the property allegedly taken from him - as well as some belongings from a neighbor across the street - without struggle after the neighborhood chase, EPD Public Information Officer Brittany Powell said.

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  • Eureka burglary victim detained suspect himself, cal...

    Thursday Dec 11 | via Times-Standard 

    On Wednesday at about 4:13 p.m., Eureka Police Department officers responded to a report of an interrupted residential burglary that had just occurred. The victim told dispatchers that he chased the suspect and had him detained at the 1500 block of 7th Street.

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  • Sanchez double murder case sentencing postponed

    Monday Dec 1 | via Times-Standard 

    The sentencing of Eureka resident Vincent Earnest Sanchez, who pleaded guilty in October to fatally shooting his half-brother Lance Delbert Henry and Eureka resident Richard "Rick" Charles Storre in March, was delayed a month due to an absent attorney. Sanchez, 29, had pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and one special allegation for the use of a firearm on Oct. 14. He had been scheduled for a jury trial on Oct. 20. During the brief hearing on Monday, Deputy Public Defender Owen Tipps said that Sanchez's assigned attorney, Deputy Public Defender Jennifer Dixon, will be absent for the rest of the month.

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  • Slashing, robbery suspect arrested in Eureka; victim...

    Saturday Nov 29 | via Times-Standard 

    Police arrested a man Friday who allegedly robbed a woman at a local bar and slashed her face with a knife, giving her significant injuries that sent her to the hospital. According to a Eureka Police Department press release sent Saturday, responding officers found the victim on the 200 block of Third Street around 4:30 p.m. with a large slash across her right cheek.

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  • Man arrested on suspicion of slashing woman's face i...

    Saturday Nov 29 | via Times-Standard 

    On Friday at about 4:27 p.m., Eureka Police Department officers were dispatched to the report of an assault with a weapon near the Shanty Bar. Upon arrival, the officers located the victim in front of the bar.

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  • Arcata police: Stolen vehicle used as battering ram ...

    Tuesday Nov 25 | via Times-Standard 

    A Eureka man allegedly used a stolen vehicle as a battering ram after an early Tuesday morning traffic stop in Arcata turned into a dangerous pursuit, officials said. According to an Arcata Police Department press release, Anthony Lee Hamilton, 27, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County jail on suspicion of vehicle theft, evading a peace officer and assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday morning after speeding off down Old Arcata Road when an Arcata police officer pulled him over near the Bayside cutoff.

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  • APD: Eureka man arrested after pursuit, ramming patr...

    Monday Nov 24 | via Times-Standard 

    On 11/25/2014 at about 3:30 am, an officer with the Arcata Police Department conducted a registration check on a suspicious vehicle entering southbound Highway 101 near Samoa Blvd. The vehicle returned as reported stolen from a Eureka car dealership. The officer attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle near Bayside cutoff.

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  • Wanted Eureka man arrested in Arcata

    Monday Nov 24 | via Times-Standard 

    According to Arcata Police Department officials, Andreas Sala McDaniel, 54, was booked into the Humboldt County jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale and transportation of a controlled substance after officers found five separate baggies containing equal amounts of methamphetamine on him during a search after a traffic stop. At about 10:40 p.m., an Arcata police officer stopped a bicyclist on the 1800 block of Alliance Road for not having the necessary lighting, a news release states.

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  • Coroner: Eureka homicide victim killed Nov. 15 by si...

    Monday Nov 24 | via Times-Standard 

    The 22-year-old Eureka man killed in a fatal shooting on Nov. 15 died as a result of a single gunshot wound, according to Eureka police Capt. Steve Watson on Monday.

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  • No charges filed in fatal police shooting, Eureka of...

    Friday Nov 21 | via Times-Standard 

    A multi-agency team examines the scene on Allard Avenue in Eureka where 22-year-old Thomas McClain was fatally shot by a police officer on Sept. 17. Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said Friday that he will not file any criminal charges in the case.

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Eureka Law

I was in a car accident and it took chp a little over an hour to get there. I performed several field tests and blew .066 but said due to the time lapse they had to add .02 which put me over the legal limit and I was arrested and charged with misdemeanor dui. I have never heard such a thing, but this is also my first dui. Is there cause to fight for it to be completely dropped with a good lawyer?
That's ridiculous. How did he know if you were going up or coming down? What did you say? (Don't answer that here,...
pulled over because officer sayes he was unable to read my license plate number because the frame was in the way, yet wrote me up for failure to stop at a stop sign i have a witness that was with me who can testify that i did indeed stop at stop sign. wasnt drunk it was for dwid
If the stop was illegal, then yes, any evidence that the officer collected as a result of the stop is likely inadmissible.
I am taking the state exam for a job at the DMV. I got a DUI 15 years ago. Will that disqualify me from getting a job at the DMV?
Interesting question. I'd certainly advise you to get it expunged, if you haven't already. It might be a good idea to...
I am currently trying to get my license back but I have to finish 18 months of HART. Will I see jail time?
It depends on the court. Usually if your license is suspended because of a DUI, they will charge you with a 14601.2 VC....
I had an expired license.
Best to contact a local DUI attorney, as there is not enough information to give you any sound advice. Check AVVO and...
I had an expired license.
Avvo usually works best if you state some facts of your case, and then attorneys can give comments, etc. But for...
My daughter was just picked up for her second DUI in 2 months. She hasn't even been to court yet on the first one. The car was impounded. Blew .9 1st time, 1.9 this time. Will the second arrest be brought up when she goes to court for the first one? With the 2 arrests so close together I'm guessing she'll get jail time? She's never made more than minimum wage and is unemployed. With no job and no prospect of getting one now, what happens when she can't pay the fines or pay for the DUI classes?
First you really should get your daughter some program having two dui so close generally means a problem second the...