Security guard assaulted at McK Shopping Center

Mad River Union

McKINLEYVILLE – A security guard at the McKinleyville Shopping Center was assaulted during an altercation Sunday evening, Oct. 30, and now the Sheriff’s Office is seeking an arrest warrant for the suspect.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 1500 block of City Center Road in McKinleyville at about 6:30 p.m. for a report of a physical altercation in progress.

Upon arrival, deputies observed a male face down on the ground with bystanders/witnesses nearby. Deputies also contacted the 62-year-old male victim who was being treated by medical personnel. The victim, a security guard at the shopping center, was asked to remain on scene while deputies contacted the man on the ground.

The male on the ground was identified as 46-year-old Scott Crane of McKinleyville.

Deputies discovered Crane had allegedly assaulted the victim, causing minor injuries.

While deputies were interviewing Crane, the victim left in the ambulance. Deputies spoke with witnesses on scene and confirmed Crane was the aggressor during this incident. Due to the victim not staying for a statement, Crane was medically cleared/questioned and released on scene, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies later interviewed the victim at a local hospital. The victim said he wished to pursue assault charges against Crane. A misdemeanor arrest warrant for Crane has been requested through the District Attorney’s Office.

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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