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Press Release
Eureka Police Department
604 C Street
Eureka, CA  95501

Phone:  (707) 441-4060
FAX:     (707) 441-4334


Subject :

Barricaded Assault Suspect Taken into Custody
Contact : Brittany Powell, ,     (707) 441-4388
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On 09-13-2017 at about 0900 hours, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of McCullens Avenue for a disturbance call.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that one of the involved parties had been assaulted with a large stick. After the assault, the female suspect fled into a nearby trailer. The suspect was identified as Jennifer May Cooper (39 years old of Eureka). Officers set up a perimeter around the trailer and attempted contact with her. Officers and mental health staff were able to begin negotiations with Cooper through an open trailer window.

At one point during negotiations, Cooper brandished a knife. Personnel continued to communicate with Cooper and ultimately were able to get her to exit the trailer, where she was taken into custody.

Cooper was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon and vandalism. She is being held on $50,000 bail.