Suspects Arrested Near CR Involved in Multiple Mendocino and Humboldt Burglaries Says Deputy

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy C. Moore confirmed that a total of four suspects have been arrested in connection with three burglaries–two of the crimes took place in northern Mendocino near Piercy and one in Humboldt County. Moore said, “We got one suspect at Cook’s Valley Patriot Station…The rest up by C.R.”


A Piercy resident helped detain the first suspect and took this photo prior to the arrest.

Moore said the initial contact came when a Fish and Wildlife officer was “flagged down by victims” about 12:30 this afternoon. Deputies met with multiple victims who requested help. The first suspect was arrested soon thereafter “hiding on the side of a building” in the Cook’s Valley area.

“He cooperated with us–gave his friends’ names,” said Moore. Law enforcement was able to get out a description of the remaining three suspects and their vehicle.

Another officer sighted the vehicle near Fortuna. Other law enforcement including a K9 unit arrived as reinforcements as the suspects were believed to have firearms. The officers attempted to pull over the suspects. At first, they wouldn’t yield but eventually, they did near the northern College of the Redwoods exit. Josh Wentworth of McKinleyville, Sarah Vickland of Eureka, and Crystal Rosenburg of Fortuna were arrested.

Officers recovered one stolen firearm.

Moore said that the injured parties in Mendocino had been victimized two to three times previously.

Earlier Chapter: Law Enforcement Attempting to Pull Over Armed Burglary Suspects on 101 Near King Salmon



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