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.
Winter is here! Be prepared with these emergency supplies for possible disasters and other emergencies.
Make up a kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.
The following can help make a difference! A backpack, tote or duffel bag works great to store extra supplies!
Cleaning out gutters, chimneys, culverts and drainage ditches is also important. If you know of someone who needs help getting ready for winter, please contact Jane Gund of the Southern Humboldt Emergency Preparedness Team at 707-223-0683; we would like to help coordinate assistance.
• Water-1 gal per person/per day
• Water Purifier or Water purifying tablets
• Food-non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items 3 day for evacuation/14 day for home
• First Aid Kit/Supplies
• Flashlight-battery or hand crank
• NOAA weather radio- battery or hand crank
• Extra Batteries
• Medications- 14 day supply
• A Multi-purpose tool/small tool box
• Personal hygiene items
• Copies of personal documents
• Cell Phone with Chargers
• Family Emergency Contact Info
• Extra Cash
• Emergency Blanket/Sleeping bag
• Map of the area
• Pet supplies
• Extra set of house/car keys
• Manual can opener
• Two way radios
• Rain Gear/work gloves
• Surgical Masks Plastic sheeting
• Extra Clothing/Eyeglasses/Contact lenses
• Duct Tape
• Household Liquid Bleach
Make a Plan
Plan what to do in case your family is separated during an emergency.
• Choose two places to meet. Right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency, such as a fire. Outside your neighborhood, in case you cannot return home or are asked to evacuate!
• Choose an out-of-the-area emergency contact person. It may be easier to text or call long distance if local phone lines are overloaded or out of service. Everyone in the family should have emergency contact information in writing or programmed into their cell phones.
• Decide where you would go and what route you would take to get there. You may choose to go to a hotel/motel, stay with friends or relatives in a safe location or go to an evacuation shelter!
• Practice evacuating your home twice a year. Drive planned routes and plot alternate routes on your map in case roads are impassable.
• Pets. Keep a phone list of pet-friendly hotels/motels and animal shelters.
Update: Dec. 31, 2014 - According to information given to KMUD News, a man in Eureka witnessed a group of thirteen people who were denied boarding a Greyhound Bus because they did not have paper copies of their tickets but did have confirmation of ticket purchases on their mobile phones.
In addition to Greyhound Lines, Amtrak is another option for holiday travelers.
Gone are the days when one could flag down a Greyhound bus and pay the driver or ride to the next station to purchase tickets there. Now Greyhound customers must have a ticket in order to hold a seat. In most cases, if passengers do not check in prior to the scheduled departure time, tickets can be cancelled with no refund given.
In a press release dated November 21, 2014, Arcata Public Transportation superintendent Larry Pardy states "This situation occurs more frequently during holidays and school breaks. Recently, an estimated one hundred people found out about this the hard way and were turned away. In some instances travelers missed flights in the Bay Area, doctor’s appointments, and family events, to name a few of the unfortunate but avoidable consequences."
"Greyhound has made it very easy to make reservations or purchase tickets online at www.greyhound.com, by phone at (800) 231-2222 or in person at the regional Greyhound station located at the Arcata Transit Center bus terminal, 925 E Street between 9th and 10th Streets. Transit Center office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Offices are closed from noon to 1 p.m. and on Sundays and holidays. Contact the Arcata Transit Center at (707) 825-8934 for more information."
Two victims of an apparent murder in the Fieldbrook area, northeast of Arcata, Calif., have been identified by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office as Harley Wayne Hammers Jr., a 37 year-old, male and a 37-year-old female, Angel Robin Tully, both from Eureka. The victims were located on the evening of Wednesday, Sept., 3 following a 911 call reporting shots fired at a residence in the 4400 block of Fieldbrook Road, Fieldbrook.
After interviewing witnesses, officers identified an alleged suspect in the case as Jason Michael Arreaga, 29 years old from Lucerne, California (shown in the photo) and broadcast a "be-on-the-lookout" notice for Arreaga's vehicle, a Gold 2001 Buick four door sedan. This vehicle was spotted at 12:30 am this morning, Thurs, Sept 4, in south Eureka. Eureka Police Officers and HC Sheriff's Officers successfully followed and stopped the vehicle on US 101 at Singly Hill off ramp, Loleta. Arreaga was driving the vehicle and was arrested for two counts of homicide. He is currently being held on one million dollars bail. Fieldbrook Road was re-opened to traffic at 11:40 a.m. today. Hear more on the KMUD local news tonight at 6 pm.
HCSO Press Release, dated Thurs, Sept., 4, 2014:
On 09-03-2014, at approximately 5:07 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding shots fired and a deceased female at a residence in the 4400 block of Fieldbrook Road, Fieldbrook. Deputies and medical personnel were dispatched to the scene. While deputies were enroute the Sheriff’s Office received additional calls with the callers saying the female was deceased near a trailer on the property and there was a male yelling for help in the driveway
The first deputy arrived on scene at 5:17 p.m. The deputy immediately learned there were two victims, an adult male, later identified as Harley Wayne Hammers Jr. 37 years old, from Eureka and an adult female, later identified as Angel Robin Tully, 37 years old, from Eureka, both whom had been shot. Hammers was located by the deputy across the street from where the shooting had occurred. Medical personnel treated Hammers for gunshot wound injuries and transported him Mad River Community Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Tully was declared deceased at the scene.
Sheriff’s Office Detectives responded to the scene, and the California Highway Patrol, and Humboldt County Public Works assisted with closing Fieldbrook Road, from Anker Lane to Wagle Lane, which had become part of the crime scene.
Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives searched the area for a shooting suspect and spoke with witnesses. Detectives learned during their investigation the suspect was Jason Michael Arreaga, 29 years old from Lucerne, California. Arreaga had been in an argument with the victims. Detectives learned Arreaga was driving a Gold 2001 Buick four door sedan. A be-on-the-lookout was broadcast for the vehicle to law enforcement agencies.
At approximately 12:30 a.m., 09-04-2014, a Eureka Police Officer spotted the Buick driving southbound on US 101 as it was passing through south Eureka. The Eureka Police Officer followed the vehicle until Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and assisted in the traffic stop. The vehicle was stopped on US 101 at Singly Hill off ramp, Loleta. Arreaga was driving the vehicle and Arreaga was arrested for two counts of homicide and was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked into jail. He is being held on one million dollars bail.
Detectives are still on scene, and still actively working on the case. They have requested Arreaga’ s photograph be withheld at this time while they continue interviewing eye witnesses.
The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has scheduled the autopsies to be conducted 9-6-2014.
Additional information may be released at a later time as it becomes available, this is still an active investigation.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
According to the KMUD News Staff there is a Lodge Lightning Complex Community Meeting scheduled in Leggett today.
Calfire says the 1 pm Community Meeting will be in Leggett at Redwood Mercantile, 66150 Drive Thru Tree Road.
Calfire Incident Management Team 4 in conjunction with the cooperating agencies will host the informational meeting.
The fire burning between Leggett and Laytonville is now burning 4, 600 acres, with 25 % containment. 35 structures are threatened. The northern flank of the fire is more toward South Leggett.