News Flash Home
The original item was published from 7/3/2018 11:41:00 AM to 3/28/2019 1:05:39 PM.

News Flash

City News

Posted on: January 11, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Lawson Homicide Investigation Continues, Witnesses Urged to Come Forward

David Josiah Lawson photo from


The community reward program for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the April 15 homicide of David Josiah Lawson is now at $55,000. Community members have donated $26,000 to a fund held at the City and an additional $30,000 to a fund held by the family. Award eligibility requires that the information provided leads directly to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. If more than one person provides identical information, the reward will be equally divided among those people.

Anyone with information regarding David Josiah Lawson’s homicide is urged to call the Arcata Police Department at 707-822-2428 during normal business hours, or 707-822-2424 after hours and on weekends.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

Clear sidewalk with grass on one side and street on the other

Help Keep Sidewalks Weed Free

Posted on: October 2, 2023
Fire Hydrant with silver top

Celebrate New Hydrant Murals

Posted on: September 26, 2023
A hand placing trash into a garbage bin

Tips for Dealing with Wildlife and Trash

Posted on: September 22, 2023
A&MRTS Electric Bus outside of City Hall

New Green and Gold Bus Route!

Posted on: September 7, 2023