[Update] Barricaded subject In Willow Creek area

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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:

CrutchfieldOn 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.



  • Reminds me of the old George Carlin joke:

    Newscaster: “A man has barricaded himself in his home. He is not armed and is harming no one. Film at eleven.”

  • Hope the man calms down and communicates with the LEO’s.

    And……safety for all who are involved in this incident.

  • What does “responded for a welfare check ” really mean? It seems like maybe leo was on a fishing trip here, without authorization. A knock and talk. No call for help, nobody a hostage. A criminal warrant for an individual doesn’t transfer to a property that is not open to the general public. If the house is publicly accessible, no locked gate, visible from the street, then they have a legal right to walk up the sidewalk. But if the place is gated, then they need an address-specific warrant to enter the curtilage. So, is a “welfare check” an excuse to check if the guy was there?

    • Violation of domestic violence restraining order is not fishing. Good job guys you finally enforced a restraining order!

  • A welfare check is usually done when someone calls the police and says they are worried about a relative or friend, usually due to fact that that person usually contacts them on a regular basis, but has suddenly and unexplainably stopped doing so, and the concerned person has not been able to get back in contact with them. There are also sometimes extenuating circumstances for their concern which can range from the person whom they are concerned about being recently very ill, to that person being potentially suicidal, etc. The police will then go to that persons residence (the address reported to them by the concerned party), and do a check of that person’s welfare. Though I would think that if the person they are checking the welfare of has been reported by the concerned party to have mental illness, violent tendencies, or even weapons in their home, etc., the police probably then do some kind of records check to see if this person has any prior contacts with them an/or may be a risk to officer safety and to other people around him/her. And that check would probably also include a warrants check as well. Though not all warrants are the same. Some they will arrest you for, and others, they may not For example, a felony murder warrant will get an instant trip to the hoosegow, where as a single FTA warrant for your Failure To Appear in court after being cited and released for shoplifting a $20 pair of pants from Target two weeks ago will most likely not.

  • G.C. In other news, a one armed man was arrested today in a city park lake. He was accused of annoying other boaters by continually rowing 🚣 in circles. Film at eleven.

  • Sorry, it was the first George Carlin related post that brought that on. Like they used to say in the old westerns. ” Its quiet,,,,,too quiet.” Hope Kim is ok..

  • Shitshow County

    Is it that house with like 50 plus plants filling the backyard( 3rd house on the right)? It’s crazy they just let people blow up like that all over Willow Creek! I’d be super crazy nervous if I was that house or even next door
    It all shows up on Google Earth and there are many armed thieves in that area!

    • Sleepy Alligator

      Well if they weren’t nervous before they probably are now! And if these ,”armed thieves” didn’t know about the place before they do now!

    • Get it straight

      It’s not that house and its domestic violence.

    • You got nothin better to do?

      Sounds like they are within their medical limits,way to broadcast it ,they more likely at risk now that you’ve announced the contents of their private property.Mind your own business,nobody’s saying anything about your alcohol addiction or those pills you take.

    • There’s plenty of armed residents in that neighborhood. The thieves will get what’s coming

  • Just another local felon problem child with warrants. Some of you guys need to dig a little deeper before you make your assessment of this fellow.


  • also add possession of less than one brain cell

  • Get it straight

    Shitshow county. No that wasn’t the house. But mind your own business. It’s a domestic violence situation. Nothing to do with weed. Get it straight. The victim is likely traumatized

  • What an idiot.

  • This guy has been arrested so many times. He’s a loose cannon, always was a menace in the neighborhood as a kid, now he’s an adult terrorizing ex girlfriends and violating restraining orders. Nothing sticks.

  • A restraining order won’t protect you from a gun etc:,it’s only PAPER

  • Could be anything

    Kason has always been a friendly guy. But he has never exhibited a whole lot of common sense. Few bricks shy of a load.

  • Fuk these theivin dirt bags. Would the county please lock up a thief. Wanted on three felony warrants. Probly sleeping in estells spare room.

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