McKINLYVILLE – On the evening of Saturday, March 28 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) received a call for service regarding a possible home invasion robbery occurring on the 1900 block of Ocean DrIve in McKinleyville.
It was reported that firearms may be involved, and shots may have been fired. Deputies responded to the area and with the assistance of Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), set up a perimeter, and secured the scene. Deputies contacted one of the victims and learned that he had thwarted the attempted robbery by arming himself and confronting the suspects.
The victims in this case knew the Suspects, and were able to identify them by name. The Suspects were identified as Larry Lockhart, 23, of McKinleyville
Blaine Martin, 22, of Trinidad
Michael Cady Jr., 25, of McKinleyville
Deputies and CHP Officers searched the surrounding area, eventually locating all three suspects. Deputies recovered two firearms from the suspects, one of which was determined to have been reported as stolen.
Deputies believed there may have been a third firearm involved. This third firearm was described as an AR15 style rifle. Deputies searched the neighborhood, but were unable to locate that firearm.
The three sspects were arrested and booked on suspicion of attempted robbery and attempted burglary.
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.