Stepped Up Patrols in Westhaven Resulted in Arrest Today, Says Sheriff’s Department

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:

Lucas HAWTHORNEDue to several reported vehicle burglaries recently on Scenic Dr., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies have increased patrols in the Westhaven area.

Today, Feb. 9, 2018, at about 11:25 a.m., a deputy patrolling Scenic Dr. observed a Black Ford F250 with expired tags near Luffenholtz Beach County Park.

Upon approaching the vehicle, the deputy observed several prescription medication bottles without labels and an expandable metal baton inside.

The two occupants of the truck were detained. While searching the vehicle, deputies located over 3 grams of methamphetamine, over 3 grams of heroin, oxycodone pills and other drug paraphernalia.

Lucas Lee Hawthorne, 33, of McKinleyville, was arrested on the following charges: possession of a billy club, possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The second occupant of the vehicle was released at the scene.

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



  • The look of someone who doesn’t really care. Get him off the streets.

    • so because somwone doesnt care they need to be off the streets ? what about finding some hope for him.

      • Wow, that sounds more like the anti-antichrist, how nice of you

      • Agreed. People who appear to have a drug problem should be offered options to redeem themselves, that include, if nothing else, probation, so his/their future behavior and choices can be monitored.

        • Forced redemption? Like that ever works. When the judge offers rehab in lieu of jail, who says no yet who, having used illegal drugs in the first place, ever intends to keep their part of the bargain? And like a mother-supervisor can be assigned to every twerp who choses to start using drugs but never sets out to be an addict.

          Reality is what happens to interfere with happy pipe dreams. Those who insist that everyone else pony up to create their inevitable failures should be held responsible for their disruptive pollyanna-ism. It’s why realistic problem solving can’t be done. No matter what is done, there’s going to be a chorus of self righteous demands for more with a giant side of blame. They will derail everything.

      • Lost Croat Outburst

        I hope he’s off the streets for good.


      “We built a new prison every 10 days between 1990 and 2005 to keep up with our mass incarceration explosion of nonviolent offenders,”


  • I drove up to Luffenholtz awhile back. When I noticed all the safety glass all over the parking lot, I decided against parking and hiking down. It’s too bad the reality around here doesn’t match the brochures.

  • Parking anywhere, ANYWHERE and leave anything of value or interest in plan view your temping fate. The one’s that leave their wallet in the car over night…. Really?

  • His lips are all cracked! Man Trinidad used to be a high class paradise, good job HCSO

  • Cabin in the woods

    You earned this badge of honor. Wear it well.

  • Never heard of the place. But yeah, glad this tweak is off the streets for a few minutes…tomorrow is another day

  • Is it really illegal to have a billyclub?

    • Not if you have a fishing pole! Also if your name is actually Billy,you can own one , just be prepared to show I.D.

  • Bluehaired Hillbetty

    Thanks HCSO we could use some help up here in Eastern Humboldt.

    I pulled into the store this evening on my way home from work. Waded through folks with open alcohol containers to get into the market. Made my purchase went to get into my car while a drunk dude staggers up to the car next to me with a bag of weed, about 1/2 pound I would say, gets the gal out of the drivers seat nearly smacking my car with the door. Hands the weed off to the driver, definitely a drug deal going down. So sick of this. The store people can’t do anything they need a law enforcement presence not just drive byes.

    Our communities deserve better.

  • It’s not just Westhaven, but everywhere one wants to park and leave your car that is not in town or a major parking lot. Rip offs happen everyday at the beaches, trailheads etc.. The only solution, besides setting up a trap and getting rid of these theifs, is to take everything with you from your vehicle and leave the windows down. That way they can go through the car without breaking the window. A sad situation!

  • he is a white supremacist dope grower from willow creek. now can’t sell his weed and turns into a tweeker.

  • We could use a volunteer car lot attendants`.. Hells Angels maybe? They hate getting their tools stolen

  • Another one to send to the crematorium

  • This guy don’t live in Mckinleyville. He lives in Hawkins Bar a sub area of Willow Creek. He is known in these parts as a drug dealer of all sorts. A real loser. Thanks for taking him off the streets.

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