[Updated] Assault Suspect Arrested - Humboldt State Now

[Updated] Assault Suspect Arrested

Arcata Police have arrested Justin F. Patrick, who allegedly sexually assaulted an HSU student and assaulted an HSU staff member today. His arrest followed an intense search by both Arcata Police and University Police.

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Tuesday, March 1, 9:35 p.m. update:

Patrick was previously arrested on campus on Friday, Feb. 26 for lewd public acts. He had been ordered to stay away from campus for a minimum of 7 days.

Anyone with information about these incidents may contact University Police at (707) 826-5555.

Tuesday, March 1, 6:33 p.m. update:

University Police are asking the HSU community to be cautious of Justin Farris Patrick. Patrick was arrested on Friday, Feb. 26 for lewd public acts.

University Police are advising the HSU community to be extremely cautious as the search continues for Justin Farris Patrick.

Patrick has allegedly assaulted two people today. Late this afternoon, a man matching his description assaulted a female HSU student near campus on the 1900 block of H Street. Earlier in the day, he allegedly assaulted a staff member on campus.

Both the University Police Department and the Arcata Police Department have responded to today’s incidents.

Patrick was previously arrested on campus on Friday, Feb. 26 for lewd public acts. He had been ordered to stay away from campus for a minimum of 7 days, but appears to have defied that.

A caution flyer is available. Download the UPD caution flyer here.

The flyer has a picture and physical description of Patrick. If you see him, avoid contact and immediately notify University Police at (707) 826-5555.

Tuesday, March 1, 4:51 update:

University Police are renewing their warning to the HSU community about Justin Farris Patrick. Patrick most recently was on campus today where he allegedly assaulted a staff member. Patrick was previously arrested on Friday, Feb. 26 for lewd public acts.

Patrick had been ordered to stay away from campus for a minimum of 7 days, but appears to have defied that.

Monday, Feb. 29 update:

Patrick allegedly approached a woman seated at a table on the second floor of the Library, stood over her shoulder touching his genitals through his clothing while continuing to talk to her. His behavior made her feel threatened and he ignored her repeated requests that he leave her alone. Patrick was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

Patrick has been ordered to stay away from campus for a minimum of 7 days.

The flyer (PDF) has a picture and physical description of Patrick. If you see him on campus, avoid contact and notify University Police at (707) 826-5555.