Steve Watson of the Eureka Police Department.
Three were arrested on suspicion of delaying, obstructing or resisting peace officers.
said the suspect threw a large rock or piece of concrete at officers and repeatedly punched an officer on the back when he
was arresting another protester.
The Eureka Police Department
, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office
, California Highway Patrol and Arcata Police Department
responded to the courthouse at about 5 a.m. Eureka police also confiscated books, papers and tents, Watson
said, as well as other structures made out of wooden pallets and tarps.
"They're going to be kept for safekeeping and/or evidence, depending on what the object is and what the owner is arrested for," he
According to Watson
, residents, county employees and local business owners have complained to police about the behavior of the protesters.
The substantiated complaints include reports of Occupiers urinating and defecating on the doorsteps of local businesses as well as in the shrubbery and on the walls of government buildings, Watson
said in a written statement.
Last week, police cited a subject for public urination outside the courthouse.
Other complaints include intimidation of bank customers, the unsanitary conditions of the encampment, destruction of county and city property and an assault on a local news team, according to Watson
"We support the right for them to peacefully demonstrate," he