Tag Archives: Arcata Police Department

Wanted felon caught packing slungshot

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE ARCATA –On Saturday, Feb. 17 at about 1:06 a.m., an officer from the Arcata Police Department recognized a subject riding a bicycle on Alliance Road as Tyler Blaine Gingerich. The officer knew Gingerich was wanted by the  Eureka Police Department for driving a stolen vehicle; evading; hit and run; and

3/4 cent sales tax brings Arcata millions for roads, cops

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Whenever you buy something taxable in Arcata, three-fourths of one cent of the sales tax helps catch bad guys and smooth the streets. That less-than-a-penny increment may not seem like much, but in the 2016/2017 fiscal year it brought in more than $2 million, with all the

Another meeting melts down over Lawson case

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A wall was lined with butcher paper filled with previously brainstormed student safety and social justice initiatives, and several tables were stocked with blank sheets and marking pens to receive fresh suggestions. But all of that went unused as an Arcata City Council study session intended as

Zoellner files claim against Arcata officials

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Kyle Zoellner, initially charged as a suspect in the killing of David Josiah Lawson, has filed a claim against the City of Arcata. The charges against Zoellner, who attended the April 15 party at which Lawson was stabbed to death, were later dismissed. In a statement, the

Dog starmaker Cassie Moore immortalizes adoptable pooches

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Sassy bounces across the screen, a toy in her mouth. The dog is happy to be out of a cage, playing in the exercise yard of the Humboldt County Animal Shelter. In the video, the camera work is joyful and the music upbeat. Patrons at the Minor Theatre

Jam session seeks real-world reforms

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – If bold ideas and good intentions alone solved problems, Arcatans could leave their doors unlocked, their keys in their cars and their kids unescorted to school. Or at very least, be able to walk down the street without fear of being assaulted, aggressively panhandled or yelled at.

No new suspects in Lawson case

  Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA – The five-month-old investigation goes on, but there are no new suspects in the David Josiah Lawson killing probe, nor have any new leads turned up in the past 60 days. The latest information is four-pronged: • Arcata authorities are hoping a known but reluctant witness will come

APD still looking for Lawson witnesses; calls online accusations false

Mad River Union ARCATA –  The City of Arcata and Arcata Police are explicitly stating that Humboldt State student and friend of David Josiah Lawson, Elijah Chandler, is not a suspect under investigation in Lawson’s death (see below). Chandler had been named a suspect by an anonymous Craigslist troll. Friends and advocates for justice in

APD: 11 total shots fired on Plaza, Tennessee man dead, veteran officer injured

City of Arcata Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2ND UPDATE – POLICE OFFICER SHOT On September 9, 2017, at about 1:25 a.m., the Arcata Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a group of males physically fighting in the street near 9th and H Streets. Officers from Arcata Police and University Police Departments arrived on-scene

Lawson case objections overwhelm Arcata council meeting: ‘no justice, no peace’

Mayor loses control of meeting during protests; students decry lack of suspects, city’s non-dismissal of false Craigslist accusation; police chief asks witnesses to step forward, reports progress in investigation but can’t disclose details; mother speaks out; council to hold additional meetings solely on Lawson case Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL –