Two Juveniles Arrested in Connection With Allegedly Stealing Beer, Fighting With Employees, Fighting With Deputies

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:

HCSO Humboldt County Sheriff's OfficeOn Thursday November 2nd at approximately 6:40 am Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Ray’s Supermarket in McKinleyville to a report of employee’s being assaulted by two male shoplifters who were attempting to steal beer. When employees confronted the suspects the employees were physically attacked by the suspects. The suspects stopped the attack and fled on foot when they heard the sirens of the approaching deputies.

Deputies checked the the area and soon located two subjects matching the suspects descriptions near School Road and Bugenig Ave. in Mckinleyville. One of the suspects refused the commands of the deputies and became combative. The combative suspect was Tased with little or no effect. Deputies engaged in a lengthy physical struggle with the suspect. The deputies who were eventually able to overcome the suspect and place him in handcuffs. CHP officers and Arcata Police responded to assist.

Both suspects were 17 year old juveniles. Their names are being withheld due to their age. The combative juvenile was arrested for robbery, resisting arrest, and battery on a peace officer. The non-combative juvenile was arrested for robbery. The combative juvenile received minor abrasions and was treated at Mad River Hospital. Both Juveniles were transported and booked into Juvenile Hall. One deputy received minor injuries and was treated at Mad River Hospital and released. The employees who were assaulted received minor abrasions.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Crime Tip Line at 707-268-2539.




  • Those boys have ambition and should be recognized for their determination and drive.

  • Another reason I have my ccw. Nobody is safe. I go there most mornings between 640 and 7. I would have kicked both their asses and made them stay till the cops came.

    • You need a ccw to kick a couple boys butts ? Such a great and powerful person you are. Kids stealing beer hardly justifies the use of a firearm. And trust me i do believe we should all be armed but people like you, who make comments such as this , really are the reason i carry.

    • I hope your are full of it, it’s that kind of talk and mentality that will get our ccws revoked, you need to go back and review the laws of lethal force, you will be going JAIL! Now I’m worried for people around you.

      • Victor G. Flashman

        The main reason NOT to engage young people in Humboldt is: Many of them are straight-up psychotic! They have no concept of how to act in public, and tend to be on drugs! If they are driving crazy or acting out, just get the fuck away and don’t attract their attention. Carrying a gun in public is also a good way to find yourself in a jail cell with a legal problem you can’t handle. What if you fire off a round or two and kill an innocent child, or someone else? Best to leave your weapons at home before Humboldt turns into Bakersfield! We got enough gun wavers here!

        If you can’t handle going out in public, you should stay home!

        • victor you are in titled to your opinion, but you have The wrong idea about carry, if you “wave”a gun you will never have a ccw again, it’s called brandishing and it’s illegal, I agree that some people shouldn’t carry in public like the fellow above, makes me think he doesn’t actually have a ccw because he should know better Had he taken the class, it’s your responsibility to de escalate and not put yourself in a bad situation in the first place when you decide to carry, it’s about protecting yourself and loved ones in a crazy world, and not being a victim, especially places where law enforcement is so far away, the last thing in the world I would do is harm someone and it would have to literally be life and death with no other option but to bring a firearm into the situation only bad things will happen that will change your life forever, but I will have that option should it be necessary.

      • Thanks guest. Me too. Im a ccw holder but wouldn’t pull a gun on this situation unless my life was in danger or the threat of death was imposed on a nearby citizen. I Just observe and keep my mouth shut and hands to my self when I’m carrying. Stand your ground and don’t raise a stink. PS. Eureka is a great place to carry a CCW flashman! Never head “north” with out it,fucking methheads

    • Oh here we go with the I woulda stuff. How come you types are never around when shit goes down like this.? Seriously, I’d appreciate but wth? And what would you do with your gun when they’d say screw you and walk out, shoot them? You ain’t shootin nobody.

    • Your ccw is useless you cannot shoot them if they try to walk away so yea nice try there

    • I won’t be visiting Rays during 6:40 and 7 …why not 6:30 and 7 or 6:45 and 7..why 6:40? Are you working at the new Grocery Outlet?

  • Well, since California legalized crime and the police don’t do a damn thing about it, what ELSE are people supposed to do? They know there aren’t any consequences for their actions, so they have nothing to lose. They probably got taken to Eureka, given a warm bowl of soup and released with a stern finger-wagging.

    • Yep.

      We’ve become a Country that rewards the lazy and those that make poor decisions. We punish those that work hard and follow the rules.

      All of the criminals are victims.
      Personal responsibility no longer exists.

      Remember this come election time…

    • Ok I agree on some things but at the same time there are actual police officers that try their best to keep every one of u safe they put their lives on the line every single day and every single night for u do they have to? Hell no they have families of their own! They walk out their door not knowing what they’re going to be facing cut them slack like seriously it’s hard work being a police officer next time try appreciating them for once I wanna be a police officer myself I have friends and family in law enforcement it’s not easy behind that badge but they go out there anyway to try and keep everyone safe

  • They need jobs!!

    • JOBS! You hire them!

      They can get high, but is there something else that they can do? Besides getting arrested?

  • As soon as I saw the headline, my first thought was it had to be Mckinleyville. That town is raising our future jail residents. Maybe they needed a drink to go along with the pb&j sandwich for school lunch that Mom made them.

  • Don’t tase me Bro. Sounds like it might have Been fun to watch. Was there video?

  • Musta been some big husky idiots on meth to not feel the taze. And why don’t they call it crank any more….

    • There are 15 to 20 percent of the population in which tasers are not effective even when they are stone cold sober. People often tend to remember the crazy feel no pain folks on angel dust and assume that if a taser isnt effective that the victim must be high, that isnt always the case just fyi

    • Banana crank!

  • Lazy fucks gotta want a job. !!!!


    Why aren’t they charged with:
    “battery on regular working-class Joes” ????

  • Idol hands! It all starts at home. We have always set a example for our children. You work hard for the things you want,please and thank you are always said. You don’t steal or lie.we help our community,and you don’t disrespect your elders.And we’ve been married for 40 years and still in love. We never lay hands to anyone. We work things out. That’s how we were raised,that’s how we raised our children.Yes put them to work. Our justice system needs to put all these troubled kids to work AND STOP CODDLING THEM👍👍

  • Don’t blame the local courts. There are three recent laws passed—two by your fellow citizens (did you vote against them?).
    The LEOs all over California tried to warn people. Deputy District Attorney organizations all over California tried to warn people. They’re still trying to get changes made but the live-and-let-live legislators (all Democrats) think they know more about how to have a safer, saner society.

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