Home Invasion in Willow Creek
Kym Kemp / Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. / Crime
Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Press Release:
On 07-16-2012, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a robbery which occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on 07-15-2012 at the Rite Spot in Willow Creek. When deputies met with the 55 year old female victim, she told them she was alone inside her residence when she heard a knock on her door. When she asked who it was, a male voice answered, “Terry”, which is a person she knew as Terrance Mullen. When she answered the door, two males burst into the residence. One suspect was wearing a dark hoodie, the other was wearing a white towel or shirt wrapped around his face. They shoved her down while grabbing her neck and gagged her. The suspects demanded to know where her money and drugs were. The suspects then started ransacking her home looking for money, drugs and anything to steal. While doing so, the victim was able to free herself and reached for a handgun she kept hidden. When she grabbed the gun, both suspects immediately fled in a white 1970’s style Motorhome.
The victim began searching her residence for her cell phone to call for help, but soon realized the suspects stole her phone and car keys. She went to a neighbor’s residence and used their phone to call law enforcement.
While deputies were investigating this case they learned Hoopa Valley Tribal Police had Terrance Mullen from Hoopa detained on an unrelated matter on Tish Tang Road, in Hoopa. Deputies responded to the residence where Tribal Police were at and saw a motorhome matching the description of the one the victim described associated with the robbery.
Deputies located another male at the residence, Johnny Edward Victor Randall Jr., 28 years old, and a female, Samantha Lee Pifferini, 20 years old, both from Hoopa. After conducting their investigation deputies arrested all three for robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony. The victim’s cell phone was also recovered at the residence where the suspects were located.
They were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where they are being held on $75,000.00 bail. Deputies have also identified a possible fourth suspect, a male, however due to the ongoing investigation, that name is being withheld at this time.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.