Attempted Armed Robbery at Hoopa Mini Mart

Hoopa Mini MartOn Thursday, May 18, at about 7:20 a.m., The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office along with the California Highway Patrol and the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police responded to a business on Highway 96, in Hoopa for a report of an armed robbery. Read More →

Hoopa Valley Tribal Police & Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department Locate Attempted Murder Suspect

22-48-hvtpd-badgeOn Monday, November 21, at about 11:30 a.m. the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department (HVTPD) received a report of shots fired at a vehicle on Bair Road in Hoopa. HVTPD Officers spoke with the male victim. The male victim stated he was sitting in his vehicle when suspect Daniel Pratt, Jr., 18 years old, drove up to his vehicle in a white SUV, exited his vehicle with a firearm and fired several shots into the air. Pratt brandished an additional handgun and demanded the victim hand over all of his stuff. The victim began to drive away and Pratt fired shots into the victim’s vehicle. No one was injured during this incident. Read More →

VOICES: Thank You Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office

Hello friends and neighbors, my name is Ready Davis. I’m one of the owners of the Bigfoot Equipment saw shop in Willow Creek. We would like to thank the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, and more specifically Deputies Greg Berry and Tismil Matilton, for recovering the goods taken from us by Wayne McCovey and several of his friends. The persistence of these two officers and help from the local community quickly resolved this issue and kept us from having to permanently close our business. Read More →

Humboldt County Sheriff Swears In Hoopa Tribal Police Officers

From left to right: Humboldt County Sheriff, Mike Downey; Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Officers Angel Yanez, Blake Hostler and Karl Norton; and Hoopa Valley Tribal Chairman, Ryan Jackson./Photo by Keterah Lipscomb, Two Rivers TribuneOn July 7, Blake Hostler and Angel Yanez were sworn in as police officers by Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey. Chairman Ryan Jackson of the Hoopa Valley Tribe attended as well as Interim Chief of Police Karl Norton. Read More →

Humboldt County Cuts Patrols During Willow Creek Crime Wave

Residents said the small Eastern Humboldt County town is in the midst of a crime wave, citing at least two armed home invasions, several armed robberies, and at least one major burglary. The County is cutting back on law enforcement despite the increased levels of crime in the area. A single Sheriff’s Deputy will be on duty from 6 am to 6 pm. Read More →