I also asked if APD could comment on the David Josiah Lawson investigation.
Arcata Police Department Chief Tom Chapman responded promptly:
"I can confirm a police report was filed on January 16 and the reporting person subsequently followed up with us over the weekend. I cannot comment on who they have identified as their attacker(s).
As to your other inquiry about fingerprinting people, we cannot share details of the investigative steps we may be taking."