Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:

On 08-05-17, at approximately 1:30 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to the PG&E plant in King Salmon for a report of a female who had crashed her vehicle through a security gate.  Upon the first deputy’s arrival, he contacted 24 year old Katherine Zacevich who was walking away from her vehicle. Zacevich was only wearing pants and appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.

24 year old Katherine Zacevich. | HCSO

Zacevich ignored all of the deputy’s requests and attempted to leave the area. The deputy attempted to detain Zacevich when she began to actively resist by striking and attempting to kick the deputy. Zacevich fled the area towards the slough. Additional deputies and officers from the California Highway Patrol and Fortuna Police Department arrived on scene to assist.

Zacevich was located swimming in the slough, just east of the power plant.  She came out of the slough and continued to actively resist deputies attempt to detain her. She was eventually placed into custody and transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Upon her release from the hospital she will be booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for Battery on a Peace Officer and Vandalism. The deputy’s injuries were minimal in this incident.
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 Tip line at 707-268-2539