[UPDATE 10:16 a.m.]Patient Says He Was Victim of Home Invasion

Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies at Jerald Phelps Hospital

Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies at Jerold Phelps Hospital this morning. [Photo by Bobby Kroeker]

According to dispatch on the scanner at just before 8 a.m., a patient at the Jerold Phelps Community Hospital emergency room in Garberville is reporting that he was a victim of a home invasion in Alderpoint.

Reportedly the patient was assaulted by six subjects and pistol whipped.

Because this is scanner traffic, we don’t have many details and sometimes information is not as reported. Deputies are at the hospital as of 8:30 a.m interviewing the patient and beginning the investigation.

UPDATE 10:16 a.m.: According to Stacy Hanson a spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the alleged home invasion occurred in the Rancho Sequoia area. “The victim does show signs of assault–minor injuries.” Hanson said that “personal property was taken.”

Hanson said that deputies are still investigating the incident. “At this time we are unsure who the suspects were,” she said.



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