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For Immediate Release:

April 29, 2009 

PIO Lieutenant Murl Harpham  (707) 441-4068  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Eureka Police Officers served search warrants at six locations for persons suspected of causing a rash of graffiti  throughout the greater Eureka area.

Seven juveniles were contacted at the locations and all seven took responsibility for a particular style of graffiti.  They were identified as being responsible for over 250 sites in the Eureka and Arcata areas.  

This is an ongoing investigation and reports will be forwarded to Juvenile Authorities for prosecution for malicious mischief.

None of  the juveniles contacted had any gang affiliation nor was any of the graffiti done identifiable to any particular gang.

Attached are examples of the graffiti that was done. 

graffiti Carson St 01


Graffiti on Carson St, Eureka, 04


Graffiti on Carson St, Eureka 02


Humboldt County Sheriff's Office
826 Fourth Street, Eureka, CA 95501

Date: September 18, 2008 From: Brenda Godsey, PIO
(707) 268-3645

Subject: Homicide Investigation Update Case: 200806008


The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office's investigation into the murder of a San Francisco man is continuing. The victim has been identified as Reetpaul Singh Rana, 35 of San Francisco. An autopsy performed in Sacramento yesterday confirmed that Mr. Rana died from a gunshot wound. At this time, the Sheriff's Office is not releasing any additional information regarding the circumstances of Mr. Rana's death.

As previously released, Mr. Rana's vehicle, a light blue 1996 SAAB four-door sedan, was discovered on a dirt access area on the north side of Big Lagoon on September 10, 2008. Mr. Rana's body was found on Saturday, September 13, 2008 in the area of Dyerville Loop Road north of Alderpoint Road.

Sheriff's Detectives are interested in speaking with anyone who may have had contact with Mr. Rana during recent weeks. Anyone with information about Mr. Rana should call Detective Cheryl Franco at (707) 268-3644 or Sergeant Wayne Hanson at (707) 268-3639.

The attached photos are of Mr. Rana and a vehicle similar to his 1996 SAAB.






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