A Ford F-350 parked in Eureka was allegedly fire-bombed and spray-painted with racist language last week


Eureka Police Department release:

On Thursday, Feb 20, 2024 at approximately 2:15 am, Eureka Police Department Officers responded to a call of a vehicle fire on the 200 block of Harris Ave. Humboldt Bay Fire also responded and extinguished the fire. The investigation has revealed this fire was a result of arson. The interior of the vehicle was completely destroyed, which led to the belief that the fire was started in the cab and spread to the outside of the vehicle. While examining the vehicle with the owner, a racial slur was located spray painted on one side of the truck.

EPD is actively investigating this as a hate crime. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Cory Crnich at 707-441-4318.

The Eureka Police Department takes reports of hate crimes very seriously and works to investigate them swiftly. Hate and hate crimes have no place in our community and we will do all we can to hold those who are committing these acts of violence accountable.