On August 21, 2017, at about 2:37 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 2200 block of Broadway to assist Humboldt Bay Fire with the investigation of a fire at a vacated motel office. Witnesses described two females seen running away from the fire.
While investigating the scene, officers identified 30 year old Eureka resident, Kattie Yocum, as one of the females who had been seen running from the fire. Based on the investigation, it appears Yocum set the fire following a disagreement with the property owner.
Yocum was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for arson. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4044.