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Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two men in connection with a home invasion robbery that occurred in Hoopa yesterday afternoon. Two additional suspects are still at large. Deputies responded to a residence on Bald Hills Road near Hoopa yesterday afternoon at about 2:45. A man reported he was home alone when he heard noise at his front door. When he investigated he saw a man had entered the home. The suspect pointed a gun at the victim and told him to get on the floor. The suspect then struck the victim in the head with the butt of the gun. Three more suspects entered the home; all three were armed with firearms. The suspects reportedly stole several things from the house including jewelry, guns, and marijuana. The suspects left in a black SUV.
Sheriff’s Deputies and officers with the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department searched the nearby roads. At about 4 p.m. HVTPD Officers spotted the vehicle believed to be used in the robbery. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The vehicle accelerated away from the officers northbound on Pine Creek Rd. Near the intersection of Pine Creek and Dowd Roads the fleeing vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a ditch. Officers saw four men run from the vehicle, running into the woods. A sheriff’s deputy pursued the suspects and was able to take one of the men into custody. Deputies and HVTPD searched the area for the remaining three men. Additional police personnel contacted residents in the area and ensured no suspect were at those houses. At about 8:20 p.m. deputies found a second suspect hiding in the woods not far from where the first suspect was captured.
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Both suspects were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. They have been identified as Theron Chiles, 33 of Cathedral City and Irving Urbina, 21 of Thousand Palms. Both were booked for robbery.
The two outstanding suspects were described as adult males, both approximately six feet tall. One suspect may be white and the second may be Hispanic. There is no additional description available.
Anyone with information about this case should call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.