Home Invasion in McKinleyville This Morning; Victim Confronted in Bedroom by Armed Men

Home Invasion

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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:

On Feb. 28, 2018, at about 3:40 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 2200 block of Thiel Ave. in McKinleyville for the report of a residential armed robbery.

According to the victim, at about 3:30 a.m. three suspects kicked open the front door of the residence and entered the victim’s bedroom. Two of the suspects reportedly brandished firearms at the victim, demanding marijuana.

The suspects fled with approximately 3 pounds of processed marijuana, 5 pounds of marijuana trimmings and a new, in the box, arc welder.

The suspects are believed to be white male adults, last seen wearing hoodies, ski masks and gloves.

Anyone with information about 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.



  • Marijuana. Surprised

    • tweakers stole the arc welder so they could modify their bikes to hold more loot. planning ahead for post weed home invasions.

  • Thieves got away with $7.50 worth of marijuana, And a welder. Heist of the century.

  • People move to McKinleyville because they think it’s safer…

    • Some parts are. Some parts much less so. This sounds like they knew the people and the scene there. At least enough to make a guess and invade. They could have made a better pay-out at a dozen other houses in that neighborhood if they only knew.

      • Great comment provoke the shit bags to rob other places

        Why does my comment need moderation but the above post is fine??

        • No one has ever commented using your …uh…interesting email address before which means that your comment goes into moderation.

          • So if someone said there’s tons of grow houses in your neighborhood for theives to target your cool with that but a email address bugs you?? Lol ok

            • Guest, my commenting software looks for people who haven’t posted before. It automatically puts new commenters aside for me to make sure they aren’t spamming. I didn’t actually see your address and personally hold your comment.

              • Still curious why it’s ok to say there’s places to target in said neighbor hood. What if someone innocent with no grow gets shot because that comment?

                • That kind of generic comment is said about neighborhoods all over Humboldt. It isn’t specific. It is if I said Beverly Hills would be a better place to rob because there are lots of rich people there.

            • People do name Salmon Creek as one of the preeminent growing areas of Humboldt County all the time.

        • Guest- Slow down, man! I wasn’t trying to incite thieves. And I thought by now that we all know that there are probably a dozen weed houses in EVERY neighborhood. My point is that they chose THIS house, with such a small payout probably means they knew the inside scoop. For a decade now the real threat has not been police but ripoffs. Please everybody keep your scene clean and only invite people over that you trust to keep your scene secret. Times are turning desperate around these parts and bad things may start happening more frequently.

    • It IS safer if you’re not processing weed in your house. Dumb!

  • Looks Like they knew what they were going after indeed!!

  • Sounds like someone owed someone else money, Id bet the victim knows the vandals. Or at least why they were in his house.

    Not to say its the case here but the most hidden addiction in our is gambling and people owe a lot of money to others who will come hurt you & steal your stuff to get you to pay them back.

    And to Willy, when there are breakins not involving drugs (which there are a lot of in northern hum) do you say, “expensive jewelry of course”?
    As you watch the fire departments and businesses slowly go away you’ll be praying for the black market to thrive.

  • Legalize Marijuana

    Fortunately Legalization has taken the crime out of Marijuana.

    • That’s a crock . A man lost his life down in south Santa Rosa not that long ago due to growing marijuana. Three Vallejo men were arrested. That’s just to start the list. Legalization has led to more arrests to.

  • Bluehaired Hillbetty

    It has been a worry of mine in recent years that some one would come a kicken’ my door in because I am surrounded by grow houses.

    The local folk know we don’t grow. But since all these outside folks come in to these parts, no one is for sure who is a good target. Any hoo just wanted to get it out there not ever one is a harberin’ dope. Kick in the door to rob or harm me or my chillens especially the chillens you may end up D E A D dead.

  • I thought legalization was supposed to end all this. Hummm.

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