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.

A press release, dated Dec. 12, 2012 from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office reads:

On 12-8-2012, approximately 4:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a stabbing which just occurred in the 1900 block of Ridgewood Drive, Eureka. When deputies arrived on scene they located a 24 year old male and 21 year old female who were bleeding. The male had a head injury and the female had been stabbed. Medical was summoned to the scene to the scene to treat the victims. Witnesses and the victims identified the suspect as Richard Garnett, 44 years.  Garnett had fled out the back of the residence as deputies responded to the scene. Deputies located Garnett hiding behind an outbuilding where they took him into custody.

During their investigation deputies learned Garnett resided in the residence and was the victim’s roommate.  Deputies learned the female had been stabbed in the back and shoulder with a kitchen knife, and the male had been struck with a wine bottle in the face when he came to the female’s aid. Deputies searched the residence and located a broken kitchen knife handle. Deputies also saw signs that a violent struggle had occurred inside the residence; numerous items were smashed and broken.  Garnett told the deputies he was upset with the victims because of their behavior as roommates. Both the male and female victim were treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital. Garnett was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, and violation of probation. His bail is set at $50,000.00.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff's Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

According to a press release from the Arcata Police Deptartment, dated Dec. 7, 2012:

On 12-7-12 at 2:23 PM, the Arcata Police Department responded to the Northern Redwood Federal Credit Union (1270 Giuntoli Ln) on the report of an armed robbery. Upon the officers arrival, they learned that a white male adult in his mid to late 40's entered the credit union and approached a teller, brandished a black semi-auto handgun, and demanded money. The teller complied with orders and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect then exited the business out the eastside doors. The suspect was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket with a white fur collar, dark colored pants, white shoes and a grey shirt. He had on a black beanie cap and sunglasses. The suspect had a salt and pepper colored mustache and goatee.

The Arcata Police Department is requesting anyone that may have witnessed the robbery, or have information on the identity of the suspect, to please contact APD.  Contact: Sgt. Sligh or the On-Duty Watch Commander, Arcata Police Department (707) 822-2428 / Case #12-3563

Credit Union surveillance camera photo of armed robbery suspect is shown below:


According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Dec. 7, 2012:

On 12-7-2012, approximately 4:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Redwood Memorial Hospital that a gun shot victim was brought into the emergency room. A citizen had found the victim “staggering” on State Route Highway 36, near Bridgeville at a turnout, and transported the victim to the hospital. The victim is a 24 year old white male who resides in Hydesville. When deputies met with the victim he told deputies he could not remember much. He said he had hitchhiked out to the Bridgeville area from Hydesville, on 12-6-2012 during the day. He had three different people pick him up and provide him rides.  The victim has provided little information so far to investigators. The victim is being treated for a non-life threatening injury. The case is still under investigation.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

    Update audio added-use the player below.

According to information received by KMUD News from Pacific Gas and Electric, dated Dec. 3, 2012:

PG&E crews worked through the night last night and made good progress restoring power to most of the PG&E service area. Today’s focus will be on moving crews to the harder hit areas where restoration efforts have been impacted by access issues. The goal is to have the vast majority of our customers restored today, but there will likely be some customers without power until tomorrow morning.

Listed below are the number of customers currently out of service as of 10:20 a.m., Dec. 3, 2012


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Additiionally, information from a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Dec. 2, 2012 indicated that the following roads have been affected by the recent storms:

Closed Due to Flooding:
Port Kenyon Road, between Market Street and California Street
Meridian Road, between Port Kenyon Road and Centerville Road
California Street, between Port Kenyon Road and Van Ness Avenue
Kimtu Road at Camp Kimtu
Glendale Drive, PM 2.00
Hookton Road at Eel River Drive
Howard Heights Road
Berta Road
Elk River Road, SE of Zane Road
Mad River Road, PM 3.2 (Tyee City)

Closed Due to Slide or Slip Out:
Blue Slide Road, PM 2.40
Shively Flat Road at School Rd

Flooded, Not Closed:
Dyerville Loop Road, PM 2.64, 4WD only
Crannell Road, 4WD only
Freshwater Road, several locations
Old Arcata Road @ Jacoby Creek
Old Arcata Road, between Redmond Road and Ole Hanson Road
Elk Creek Road, South of Pine Hill Rd
Zane Road

Other Restrictions:
Sprowel Creek Road near Leino, 1 lane
Mattole Road PM 11.00, 1 lane
Mattole Road PM 13.66, 1 lane
Mattole Road, PM 40.5, 1 lane
Mattole Road, PM 20.00, 1 lane
Alderpoint Road, approx PM 11.00, 1 lane
The boat at McCann will not be operating today due to large amount of debris in water.

 Use the player below to hear all about our recent storms in a story featuring multiple interviews, aired by KMUD News Coordinator, Terri, Klemetson, on the KMUD Local News Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.

The photos below shows the slide near Honeydew, resulting from the recent storm. The slide is located above the Mattole Road, at the top of Cartwright Rd. Seven families are working to gain temporary access around the slide. The photos were sent to KMUD News by Mariah Gregori and were taken looking over the edge from Cartwright Rd.

Additional storm-related sources:

Click here for KMUD News Facebook
Click here for Northern Hemisphere Satellite Animation.
Click here for views from the Caltrans traffic camera in Mendocino Co./Hwy. 101 at the north Confusion Hill Bridge, 7 miles south of the Humboldt Co. line.
Other Traffic Cameras in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino counties. 
Click here for the National Weather Service web page.

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