One day after the EPD arrested an alleged Occupy Eureka protester for stealing a carafe of cream from Starbucks, things take a turn for the worse. The press release:
On 11-04-2011, Officers of the Eureka Police Department responded to several crimes involving subjects who appear to be affiliated with the "Occupy Eureka" group.
At about 8:09 am, Officers responded to the 5th Street branch of US Bank for a biohazard report. A US Bank representative reported that she came to work to find an unknown subject(s) had urinated and defecated in the entry way to the bank. This is the second occurrence of this type at US Bank this week.
While taking the biohazard report, the officer was also advised that a complaint had been made to US Bank by a customer concerning being surrounded and harassed by subjects from the "Occupy" group, when they attempted to use the US Bank ATM.
At about 10:04 am, the Eureka Police Department responded to the "Occupy Eureka" campsite at the Humboldt County Courthouse for an assault report. Officers contacted members of the media, who had been assaulted while interviewing members of "Occupy Eureka". The media reported that while they were conducting an interview, an "Occupy Eureka" member stepped forward and pushed the camera man and reporter. He then fled.
Also recovered at the "Occupy Eureka" campsite was a stolen Walgreens sign which was returned to Walgreens.
The Eureka Police Department would like to warn citizens to be cautious when using the ATMs or banking in the downtown area of Eureka, due to increased aggressive behavior by this group.