Safety and Public Awareness

Safety and Public Awareness

News reporting arrests, weather warnings, product recalls, and other important information relating to safety and public awareness, are found in this category.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Student robbed in HSU Residence Hall

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According to a press release from California State University, Humboldt, dated Fri., Dec 2, 2011:
Police at Humboldt State University are investigating a strong arm robbery in a campus residence hall that took place Friday afternoon. The incident occurred in Sunset Hall just after 5 p.m. The victim reported that three men broke into his room, bound his arms and legs, and stole a number of items. The victim reported being physically assaulted by the suspects, but no weapons were observed by the victim. The victim declined any medical attention.University police responded and conducted a thorough search of the area. Police determined that the suspects had likely fled and posed no immediate additional threat, though they are urging students living in residence halls to be vigilant. The suspects were last seen on foot near the area of Lake Wood Blvd. and Plaza Ave. Fliers describing the robbery were posted throughout the area. .University police will also be conducting additional patrols around campus residence halls over the next week.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact University Police at 826-5555.
Shown below are police sketches and descriptions of the three suspects in this case:
According to a press release from PG&E, dated Nov. 29, 2011:
A strong wind storm is forecast to hit Northern and Central California, kicking up on Wednesday, Nov. 30, and lasting into Friday, Dec. 2. The winds, expected to be 35 to 45 miles per hour (mph) with gusts up to 60 mph, could result in falling trees taking down power lines and poles and interrupting electric service throughout the region.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Man arrested in Eureka on multiple charges

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According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, dated Nov. 29, 2011:
On Nov. 29, 2011, approximately 3:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible prowler in the area of Starland Court, Eureka. The caller stated her dog was barking and alerted her to someone possibly being in her back yard. As deputies responded to the area to check, a deputy noticed a male subject in a vehicle with the engine running near the residence where the call came from. The deputy contacted the driver of the vehicle who seemed very nervous as the deputy spoke with him. The driver told the deputy he was waiting for a friend; however he could provide no further information further arousing the officer’s suspicions. The deputy obtained identification from the driver who was identified as Michael John Cady, 21 years old, from McKinleyville and learned Cady was on active parole for burglary. During the contact the deputy saw a large zip lock bag of marijuana on the front passenger seat of the vehicle. The deputy detained the Cady and searched his vehicle. The deputy found a loaded Tec-9 Assault Style rifle with a loaded 30 round magazine, and a loaded sawed off shotgun and a black ski cap. 
Cady was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm with a prior felony conviction, illegal possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle,  possession of prohibited firearms and possession of over an ounce of marijuana and violation of parole. He was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he is being held without bail.
Anyone with information is requested to call the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line 707-268-2539.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Update on Animal Shelter burglary

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Note: This is an update on a previous incident. Click here to see the original post.
According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, dated Nov. 2, 2011:
On Nov. 28, 2011, at approximately 8:00 p.m., a citizen contacted the Sheriff's Office after watching the news and recognizing suspect Chad Macias’ photo on the news. The citizen told the deputy who interviewed him that he picked up Macias hitchhiking on the freeway. Macias asked him if he was traveling north and if he could give him a ride to the animal shelter.  When they arrived at the shelter it was closed. Macias told the citizen he was going to wait at the shelter until it opened to pick up his dogs. The citizen left Macias at the shelter. 
At approximately 12:30 p.m. today a deputy traveling through Eureka to the courthouse spotted Macias standing on the street corner at 5th and O Street, Eureka. Macias had the two dogs in his possession. When the deputy asked Macias about the dogs he told the deputy, “They found me, they came to me”.  Macias was arrested for burglary and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. His bail is set at $50,000.00.  His dogs were transported back to the Humboldt County Sheriff Animal Shelter.  

Anyone with information is requested to call the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line 707-268-2539. 

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