Crime briefs, Nov. 16, 2016

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office

McKINLEYVILLE – On Tuesday, Nov. 8 at about 2:18 a.m., Humboldt County Sherriffs Deputies responded to the 76 Station on the 2600 block of Central Ave in McKinleyville for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. The clerk told deputies an unknown suspect entered the business, brandished a firearm and demanded money. The suspect fled in an unknown direction after collecting an undisclosed amount of money. The clerk immediately called law enforcement for assistance. No one was injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white adult male, 6 feet, 2 inches to 6 feet, 3 inches tall, with light blue eyes, wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt, a baseball cap, a black bandana covering his face below his eyes, dark pants and black shoes.

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.

Arcata Police Department

ARCATA – On Tuesday Nov. 8 at approximately 2:45 a.m., the Arcata Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Alliance 76 at 2205 Alliance Rd.  A single suspect entered the store brandishing a revolver and demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect fled on foot southbound with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was described as a Native American male adult, 6 feet, 3 inches tall with a slender build and a tattoo near his eye.  His clothing was described as a maroon hooded sweatshirt and a black bandana covering his face.

A short time later officers contacted Daniel Roman, 46, of Arcata riding a bicycle in the area. Roman was wearing clothing that matched the description provided and he was later positively identified by a witness as the one that had committed the armed robbery.

Roman was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for Armed Robbery and Carrying a Concealed Dirk or Dagger.

The weapon used in the robbery has not been located; anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Arcata Police Department at (707) 822-2428

Arcata Police Department

On Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 11:48 a.m., officers of the Arcata Police Department responded to the report that a man had just been stabbed in the neck in front of the Arcata Co-op at 811 I St.

Witnesses reported that the suspect, later identified as Justin Crumbley. 32, of Eureka, fled on foot west from the business. Witnesses followed Crumbley to an office building at 890 L St., where he entered the business and hid.

Officers arrived on scene and quickly established a perimeter. All employees were evacuated and officers began efforts to verbally contact Crumbley inside the building. These efforts were unsuccessful and Arcata Police K-9 Baron responded to the scene. A small team featuring Baron entered the building and placed the suspect into custody without further incident for Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

The victim, a 64-year-old Eureka man, was treated for his injuries and was reported to be in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcata Police Department at (707) 822-2428.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office

MOONSTONE BEACH – On Thursday, Nov. 10 at about 3 a.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the Moonstone Beach parking area for a possible sighting of wanted person Ry Taylor Landen, 25, with a red, white and blue motorcycle. Landen is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on suspicion of a vehicle burglary in Trinidad.

Deputies located Landen in a green Ford Expedition along with the motorcycle. Landen initially refused to comply with deputies’ demands to surrender. Landen was eventually taken into custody without incident. During a search of Landen, deputies found him to be in possession of a loaded firearm, burglary tools and narcotics.

Landen was arrested on his arrest warrants and additional charges of carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, possession of burglary tools, violation of probation, resisting arrest and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Landen was taken to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on the above listed charges. He is ineligible for bail.

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.

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