Vehicle Sought in Connection with So. Humboldt Home Invasion
Sgt. Ken Swithenbank of the Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s office said today that the Mendocino arrests of 4 men for attempting to break in and rob a marijuana collective were unlikely to be related to the Southern Humboldt home invasion of last week.
Among several other indications, the suspect’s vehicle in Mendocino is a dark SUV and the vehicle sought in connection with the Southern Humboldt crime is believed to be a late model, white 4 door sedan– quite possibly a Lexus.
In addition, Swithenbank stressed even though the recent home invasions have put everyone on edge and while everyone has the right to have a gun to defend themselves, if people have a gun and are arrested for growing marijuana, the gun is a mark against them in a court of law. This could present a conflict for growers and Swithenbank acknowledges that this is “a decision they all have to make.”