Three Victims Allege They Were Assaulted Yesterday by Scott Crane Who Was Wanted For a Previous Attack on a Security Guard

Stephen Crane
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 Monday, October 31, 2016 at about 6:30 p.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to a report of an assault and battery that just occurred at the gazebo area on the 1500 block of City Center Rd in McKinleyville. Deputies spoke with two male victims and one female victim on scene. The victims stated they were speaking with the suspect, 46 year old Scott Joseph Crane. During the conversation Crane got upset and assaulted the two male victims. The female victim attempted to intervene at which point Crane assaulted her. Crane then left in an unknown direction. Each victim stated they wished to press charges against Crane.

Deputies located Crane in front of a residence on the 2100 block of McKinleyville Ave. Crane was arrested for assault/battery and violation of probation. He was taken to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked for the above listed charges. His bail was set at $20,000.

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.

  • Laytonville Rock


  • Sounds like this fellow is a bit angry!

  • Good thing the HCSO used their superb judgement and let him go after he assaulted the security guard and put him in the hospital the day before. Maybe this time they will take him to jail for an hour or two before they let him out. That’ll teach him.

    • The followed the law Mr Armchair Quarterback. No victim present to identify and press charges on a specified crime therefore get all the ID etc on the suspect, suspect statement and release the suspect. Talk to the victim and write the warrant. It’s the law!!

      • Henchman Of Justice

        Who would know when the original story never distinguishes if ambulance left scene before or after deputy dog showed up late cuz his Starbucks date was not yet over…..

  • A Humboldt County Superior Court judge is going to put this clown through the wringer. Double probation!! That should show him who’s boss. When you get sick and tired of this know that judges can be recalled if they were elected.

  • HCSO could not make any money on him.

  • Henchman Of Justice

    Did 3 people conspire to make up a story as a means to get rid of a guy who assaulted a guard previously……or, is the allegations fully factual only???

    The way some people are today, if they don’t like a person, they will put themselves into a situation with the person in order to set up the person for a fall. (a form of Harassment connected to the end game)

    Why were no injuries reported?
    What was the “assault”. Battery is physical contact, not assault… what was the assault…..and no lies please (making a false statement to a LEO)…..

    It is wrong, and evil in and of itself, to lie about an incident because ya want a guy off the streets. (False Imprisonment)

    Convict the guy on the security guard A/B, because the facts align, along with the ineptness of deputy procedure to let victim and perp go without an answer to pressing charges when the Victim was totally conscious and aware to wit. (All points considered, short term resolve)

    To lure, induce, conspire to make up a false story to add extra charges later is not justifiable and is EVIL SHIT by any group. (Conspiracy to commit a crime)

    Any witnesses to these three, or is it a gang bang attempt to smear…..(no witnesses so far….. now, DA Flemming must confirm legitimacy of three alleged victim’s statements…….)(False Statements takes away time and work from legitimate arrests)

    Press release : “The victims stated they were speaking with the suspect, 46 year old Scott Joseph Crane. During the conversation Crane got upset and assaulted the two male victims. The female victim attempted to intervene at which point Crane assaulted her.”

    Kym Kemp – Do you have access to the “description” of what exactly the assaults were…….Jesus would not want a criminal falsely convicted due to a smear job conspiracy to set the convict up for a fall.

    • Yes what actually happened here Kym? Seems kinda strange. Did they make it up, the three? Is it a Smear job, for payback? However, the end result of getting arrested might get him some help soon…. If he can be helped.
      Moral of the story here….just don’t do drugs… most of the charges he has been arrested for are drug related.

  • Wish we could vote on the judges!!

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