Upon the first deputy's arrival, he contacted 24 year old Katherine Zacevich who was walking away from her vehicle. Zacevich was only wearing pants and appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
Zacevich ignored all of the deputy's requests and attempted to leave the area. The deputy attempted to detain Zacevich when she began to actively resist by striking and attempting to kick the deputy. Zacevich fled the area towards the slough. Additional deputies and officers from the California Highway Patrol and Fortuna Police Department arrived on scene to assist.
Zacevich was located swimming in the slough, just east of the power plant. She came out of the slough and continued to actively resist deputies attempt to detain her. She was eventually placed into custody and transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Upon her release from the hospital she will be booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for Battery on a Peace Officer and Vandalism. The deputy's injuries were minimal in this incident.