14-Year-Old Arrested for Vandalism and Attempted Burglary in McKinleyville

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Humboldt County Sheriff HCSOOn Friday, May 27, 2016 at about 0045 hrs, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vandalism that just occurred on the 2300 block of Cobblestone Road in McKinleyville. Deputies responded and searched the area. Deputies located a male subject on a bicycle on the Mid-Town Corridor, a bicycle/foot path that connects Railroad Ave to Bates Rd. The subject saw the deputies and turned the other way in an attempt to flee from deputies. The deputies were able to catch up with the subject and detained him.

The subject was identified as a 14 year old male who was on juvenile probation with a search clause and a curfew of 8 p.m. A search of the juvenile’s backpack revealed a flashlight, hammer, and broken shards of porcelain – tools commonly used in burglaries. An investigation revealed the juvenile was responsible for the vandalism.

The juvenile suspect was taken to Juvenile Hall where he was booked for a juvenile probation violation, vandalism, attempted burglary, resisting arrest, and possession of burglary tools.

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

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