Man Arrested in Connection With “Ongoing Trespass and Theft” at a McKinleyville Business

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:

Preston Sam StuckiOn Aug. 31, 2018, deputies with Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Division conducted a special operation to investigate ongoing trespass and theft violations at a business located on the 2500 block of Central Ave. in McKinleyville.

While conducting the operation, deputies observed 31-year-old Preston Sam Stucki making unauthorized entrance onto the business’ property. Deputies contacted Stucki while he was
unloading items from a trailer on the property.

Stucki was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of trespassing and petty theft.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707)



  • Oh Shit_take Mushrooms, caught like a RAT in a trap!!! Busted & bracelets & very quick in & out at the HCCF aka Tha Jail!!! Then back to biz as usual he has a fine to pay for at the least!!! Likely not much else!!!

  • Its not his fault….

    There’s not enough good-paying jobs in Humboldt County.

  • Hopefully he’ll be ” Stucki” in the Humboldt Hilton where he belongs for awhile.

  • I really hope sheesh!! Is joking that would be no excuse there are so many jobs available and nobody wants to work anymore they want easy money and the day for that has passed, get a job you f’’’’in bums all of you or just get it over with !

  • I’m surprised they arrested someone for trespassing. We call about trespassing in Mckinleyville and they seem too lazy to clear out the homeless camps in the brush until some other crime happens. Their trails are so obvious. We should of made sure there was a plan for devils playground because all those ppl went into neighborhood wooded areas and trespassed in the communities. Some guys have a trail to my backyard and it’s very creepy how they trespass, bold & entitled on private property. The cops never come when I call. It seems like something has to get stolen or something horrible before they do anything.

    • I had to put a chain across the trail the homeless used in my yard to access the water tower area here in Fortuna. They had cut the wire fence we had at the property line; when I put up the chain it was a logging chain and I was like Let see ‘em cut that. It stopped some of the foot traffic, my dog got rid of the rest. One guy said he was going to turn me in for my dog ripping a hole in his leg, I told him to go right ahead and that if he came back, I’d sic the dog on him again. Haven’t seen anyone cut thru in awhile… word gets around.

      My advice is to get a Fox Terrier. They’re very protective and territorial.
      : )

  • Firefighters here also often grow.

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