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Date Released: 8/9/2013
Subject: Home Invasion
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201304046
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: McKinleyville

On 08-8-2013, at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a 39 year old McKinleyville man who reported he had just been robbed at gunpoint and was struck in the head.

Deputies and medical personnel responded to the 1800 block of Sycamore Court, McKinleyville and met with the victim. The victim told deputies he and two friends were manicuring marijuana bud when there was a knock at his front door. He went to the front door and saw a woman standing there. He opened the door and a man suddenly appeared at the door with a six inch long black wooden handled revolver. The man struck him in the head with the gun and entered the home. The man and woman stole three pounds of marijuana bud and his electric guitar and amplifier. During the robbery the two friends fled out the back door. The victim told the deputy he had a medical marijuana recommendation which is why he had the marijuana.

The victim told the deputies his friends were only known as “Wayne” and a girl that Wayne knew. The victim told the deputy he would find Wayne and have him contact the Sheriff’s Office.

The victim was treated at the scene by medical personnel for a laceration to his head.

The suspects are described as follows:

White female adult, 6’ tall, 120 to 140 lbs, yellow curly hair
White male adult, 6’ tall, 160 to 180 lbs, wearing all black, including a black hat

The stolen electric guitar is described a s a limited edition Paul Reed Smith turquoise on its face and brown on back and a 25 watt Mesa Boogie Amplifier.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Mike Downey