[Update] Barricaded subject In Willow Creek area
About 3 p.m. today, a male barricaded himself in his girlfriend’s house in the 100 block of Mountain View Lane off of Burwood Drive in Willow Creek. According to Humboldt County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer, deputy’s responded for a welfare check at the residence. The male subject has some outstanding warrants. Verbal commands have been given over the PA to the subject with no response. Currently, the subject is still barricaded in the house.
HSO is considering activating reverse 911 to “shelter in place” to people in the neighborhood they reported to us.
We will update as we hear more.
UPDATE: Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On Thursday, March 30, 2017, at approximately 1454 hours, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of Mountain View Lane, Willow Creek for a welfare check. Suspect Kason Henry Crutchfield, age 26 was reported to be in violation of a restraining order at that address and had three felony warrants for his arrest.
When Deputies arrived at the incident location they contacted Crutchfield to the rear of the residence. Crutchfield attempted to flee, but then barricaded himself inside the residence. Crutchfield was believed to be armed and dangerous.
Deputies along with California Highway Patrol Officers set up a perimeter around the residence, and verbal commands were used to request a surrender. Crutchfield eventually exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident.
Crutchfield was later booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF) on 3 felony warrants that were issued out of the Humboldt County Superior Court. Crutchfield was also booked on fresh charges of resisting arrest and violation of a domestic violence restraining order.
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.