Man Wanted for Murder of Oxnard Woman Arrested by Humboldt Sheriff’s Department

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:

DirksenOn 08/06/2017, detectives with the Port Hueneme Police Department (PHPD) contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and requested assistance. PHPD detectives were working on a homicide investigation that occurred within their jurisdiction. Through the PHPD investigation, detectives identified Peter Jeremy Dirksen (age 37) as a person of interest in the brutal killing of a 61-year-old woman. PHPD detectives believed Dirksen had fled to an unknown location in Southern Humboldt after the homicide was committed, and requested that HCSO be on the lookout. Dirksen was wanted for an unrelated felony warrant issued out of Los Angeles County. PHPD detectives requested that HCSO arrest Dirksen on his warrant while they continued with their investigation.

On 08/07/2017, at 6:45 p.m., HCSO deputies assigned to the Garberville Station located Dirksen walking in the 800 block of Redwood Drive, Garberville. Deputies placed Dirksen under arrest without incident and subsequently transported him to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Dirksen was later [transferred] to Southern California where PHPD detectives were awaiting his arrival. Dirksen was charged with murder and is currently awaiting trial.

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Today, PHPD detectives contacted HCSO to express their appreciation. PHPD detectives stated without the timely arrest of Dirksen, he may have avoided capture.

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.



  • IF I were wanted for murder and I had stupid face tats, I would not be walking around in public. I would be hiding deep, deep, deep in the hills. But then I do not think like these folks because I do not get stupid face tats and do not kill people. Good job LEO’s I am glad we have a regular patrol in So Hum now.

  • Nothing like old news emanating from the LEO.

  • Thank goodness for face tats criminals are easy to spot. So every criminal out there get a face tat you look kool.

  • Wow. I suppose the cops didn’t have to run fingerprints on this idiot.
    Face tat of a domino with 3 and 7 dots? Check. Face tat of a domino with 1 and 3 dots? Check. Face tat with some dumb ass crown thing on other side of face? Check. Obligatory neck tat that indicates dumbass? Check. Wearing two t shirts at a time? Check. Book him Dano.

  • It trips me out there is a murderer just hanging out in Humboldt…amoungst us….pos killed some 60 year lady like a why does his behavior become normal and try to mingle with society when he becomes wanted….he now so desperately wants to lay low and mix point is why didn’t he flee whatever life he was living and try to mix in somewhere before he wacked an old lady..the mind of a murderer..wietd shit….

  • He’s loaded!

  • Hcso was notified and then literally the next day he was arrested. That’s a damn fast turn around! Well done guys! Way to be on the lookout

  • Crude face tats are a sure sign this won’t be his first trip to prison.

  • I don’t care who captured this nut case,just that he was caught 🚔

  • Yey he was not nice ……yeah i had to tell him to go from where i work he did go ….gave me the creeps now i know why …….

  • Throw the book at this piece of white trash with his murderous tattoos and nasty aura. This guy is symbolic of the trash which runs amok in the “deep north” of California. Hope they lock this abuser and murderer up and lose the key. Let the backwoods whitetrash rot in jail hell…. Never a supporter of capital punishment, it is way better to see these thugs rot and die on death row than be executed.

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