Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On 08-15-2019, at about 12:35 pm, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service at the Humboldt Redwood Company in Scotia.  It was reported that protesters on scene had locked themselves down with devices at the entrance gate to the mill.  It was further reported that they had dumped hazardous materials in the roadway leading into the mill.  That roadway also drains into the Eel River.  

Deputies responded to the scene and subsequently arrested one individual, Stanton Wood, age 33, who was booked into the correctional facility for trespassing, unlawful assembly, and dumping of hazardous materials.  Two other individuals were issued citations and released from the scene.

Humboldt Redwood Company employees took actions to contain the hazardous spill and prevent any contamination to the Eel River watershed. 

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.