Woman Arrested After Assault – August 30, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On Tuesday Aug. 30 at about 12:43 in the afternoon, Officers from the Arcata Police Department responded to the report of a disturbance in an alley in the 900 block of H Street.  On arrival, officers found several subjects restraining a transient female. A male with obvious facial injuries was standing nearby.  He was identified as the victim of an assault by the female.

The female had been causing an ongoing disturbance in the alley and the victim, a 31 year old male, had come outside to ask her to stop.  She reportedly attacked the victim with a sharp instrument, causing a significant injury to his face. Several males who were nearby were able to intervene, preventing further injury to the victim.

Paramedics from Arcata Ambulance responded to the scene and transported the victim to Mad River Hospital where he was treated and released.

Twenty-nine-year-old Nicole DuPuis, transient, was arrested on suspicion of felony Assault.  Due to the type of assault and the injuries suffered by the victim, she was also charged with mayhem (an additional felony).  She was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, where she remains in custody.


2 Responses to “Woman Arrested After Assault – August 30, 2011”

  1. Danni

    Yea Bud’s that’s why we use the cops to discipline crazy people. Just like a hillbilly knows how to play the jaw harp, mouth harp, Ozark harp, trump, juice harp, space harp, Pikon/Pikonane or Chung in a jug band. they know how to deal with lunatics.

    adjective Also, lu·nat·i·cal  /luˈnætɪkəl/ Show Spelled[loo-nat-i-kuhl] Show IPA ( for defs. 4, 5, 7 ) .
    insane; demented; crazy.
    characteristic or suggestive of lunacy; wildly or recklessly foolish.
    designated for or used by the insane: a lunatic asylum.
    gaily or lightheartedly mad, frivolous, eccentric, etc.: She has a lunatic charm that is quite engaging.

  2. Matt Horns

    When I come upon a scene like, this I consider it an opportunity to take out the attacker permanently with quick blow to the head.


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