Victim Reportedly Stabbed Protecting His Belongings Near Trinidad
On Oct. 11, 2018, at about 11:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Scenic Drive, just south of the city of Trinidad, for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred.
According to the male victim, he had been resting in his vehicle at a turnout on Scenic Drive when a pick-up truck arrived at the location. The victim told deputies that three men and one woman exited the vehicle and contacted the victim. The subjects then reportedly physically assaulted the victim and attempted to steal his belongings from his vehicle. While attempting to stop the subjects, the victim received a non-life-threatening stab wound. The victim told deputies that the suspects stole his B.B. gun from the vehicle prior to fleeing the scene.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-colored, full-size, extended cab pick-up truck, last seen traveling north on Scenic Drive. Deputies conducted a search of the surrounding area and were unable to locate the described vehicle or its occupants.
This incident is under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.