Tag Archives: Arcata Police Log

Arcata Police Log: What hath clod wrought?

• Tuesday, February 3 5:49 p.m. It’s always nice when hospitality is extended to strangers, especially with the offer of shelter to a woman and her daughter in one’s home. It’s even more gracious if, unlike this case, the home belongs to the person doing the inviting. 5:58 p.m. The CHP was called in to

Arcata Police Log: Upstairsers’ jumpy Tupperware rave a raucous stompfest

• Friday, January 26 5:08 p.m. A woman at a Valley West golden arches said a man had been blowing rocks about with an air blower, an unconventional hobby and one whose delights must remain undescribed, since the rubble-rouser wouldn’t talk about it and drove away in a red pickup truck pulling a trailer with

Arcata Police Log: No no, you put the lime in the coconut

• Thursday, January 18 12:47 p.m. With a vigor and determination known only to beanie-topped drunks in acid-washed jeans, a man jumped a fence to get onto a Janes Road school’s grounds, then went about trying the door handles on cars there. The parking lotrepreneur was arrested on a public drunkenness charge. 2:41 p.m. A

Arcata Police Log: ’Scuse me, while I punch the sky

• Saturday, January 13 8:42 p.m. A man at the centroid for rude rumbustiousness – the bench at Ninth and H streets – chose from a well-established menu of jiggery-pokery the actions he might inflict on Arcata’s long-suffering innocent passersby. Some sort of primitive effort-reward calculation drove him to that most low-effort/high-impact of tactics –

Arcata Police Log: Oh hi, I just broke in and washed your lady-laundry

• Sunday, January 7 11:44 a.m. An E Street resident said someone strode into his apartment, gave him $20 and took his stereo. He said he wished to refund the $20 he didn’t ask for or want and get his stereo back. 3:30 p.m. A Seventh Street resident complained of a neighbor trying to steal

Arcata Police Log: Temporary lull in yelling quickly rectified

• Wednesday, January 3 10:28 a.m. A camouflaged and yet somehow fully visible hunter limped around in a field near lower E Street. The wobbly sportsman was closer than the required 300 foot buffer as he blasted away at area animals going about their morning. 10:43 a.m. By bike and car and if they had

Arcata Police Log: Bus stop badasses build shopping cart fortress

• Wednesday, December 27 7:44 p.m. Hurled pallets added vital emphasis to a howlabout’s bellowed obscenities out back of a Valley West store. He was arrested on a warrant. • Thursday, December 28 8:44 p.m. A Highland Court resident took a call from Publishers Clearing House, or not, representatives of which told her she’d won

Arcata Police Log: Just spreading the love, if by love we mean garbage and debris

• Friday, December 22 3:25 a.m. The primal appeal of wafting pastry fumes may have been overcome by the sheer drunken-lunatic density of the donut shop which one regularly encounters at this hour, as an elderly gent inside a cab out front refused, for a time, to get out of the idling taxi and head

Arcata Police Log: Those wily talknophical sockdologizers

• Wednesday, November 29 4:14 p.m. Suspected musicians and their roadie enablers were reported smoking jazz cigarettes out back of a downtown entertainment venue – the one with the hideous mural. 8:26 p.m. A woman on F Street was wrapped in a white blanket as she alternately struck her head against a pole and kicked

Arcata Police Log: The lady in the cellophane skirt

• Tuesday, November 14 7:28 a.m. Visitors to Arcata staying in one of Valley West’s many fine lodging facilities and on their way over to buy a fortifying McGriddle sandwich would, on this morning, have beheld the spectacle of a man lying on the ground in front of the bus stop being wrapped in a