Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Aug. 3, 2023, at about 1:56 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Garberville Town Square for the report of an assault.


Upon arrival, deputies contacted two men, one with moderate facial injuries. During their investigation, deputies learned that the two had been hanging out together at the Town Square when an argument occurred between them. At some point during this argument, one of the men, 50-year-old Paul Bogosian, reportedly began to physically assault the other, causing injury.

Bogosian was arrested without incident and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of assault likely to produce great bodily injury (PC 245(a)(4)) and battery (PC 242).

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.