Fortuna Police Arrest Four for Attempted Burglary

Kym Kemp / Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ 8:15 a.m. / Crime

 

 

UPDATE: According to the Fortuna Police, 22 year old Roy Bettencourt turned himself in at the Fortuna Police Department.

Fortuna Police Dept. Press Release

On March 20, 2013 at about 11:45 PM, the Fortuna Police Department received a report of subjects breaking a window out of a vehicle located in the area of Rohnerville Road and Rohner Drive. Officers responded and while checking the area for the involved subjects they heard a firearm being discharged in the area of Bluejay Court.

Officer immediately responded to Bluejay Court and observed two male subjects fleeing the area. Officers detained 19 year old Bryntt Smith of Rio Dell and his 22 year old brother Rynn Smith also of Rio Dell.

Officers then learned that the brothers as well as a 16 year old female subject and an additional male subject were attempting to break into a residence located in the 1700 block of Bluejay Court. During their burglary attempt, they were confronted by the resident who discharged his firearm to protect his family and property.

Shortly later, officers from Rio Dell Police Department and Ferndale Police Department responded to assist and officers located the 16 year old female who was also taken into custody.

The minor female and Rynn Smith were transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital for medical examinations of injuries unrelated to the discharged firearm.

Once treated, Rynn & Brynnt Smith were booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges:

- Attempted Burglary
- Prowling
- Public Intoxication
- Vandalism
- Conspiracy to Commit Burglary
- Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
- Child Endangerment

The minor female was booked into Humboldt County Juvenile Hall on the following charges:

- Attempted Burglary
- Prowling
- Public Intoxication
- Vandalism
- Conspiracy to Commit Burglary

The additional suspect was identified as 22 year old Roy Bettencourt of Fortuna.

The department is asking anyone with information about this investigation or Bettencourt location to contact the departments WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

 

 

 

 

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