Three Men Dressed as Sheriff’s Deputies Allegedly Tie People Up and Rob Them in Weitchpec


From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at about 1:45 p.m., Deputies responded to Dowd Rd near Pine Creek Bridge in Weitchpec for a report of a white Toyota Tundra parked off the road and hidden in the brush. Deputies and Yurok Police located the truck and confirmed it was the truck stolen during the robbery in Weitchpec on Sunday, February 28, 2016. No suspects were located in the area.

From the victim’s statements, the suspects are described as:

Suspect #1- Native American adult male, 6’ tall, medium build, wearing camouflage clothing, a green jacket with Humboldt Sheriff patches, grey ski mask, and a white felt cowboy hat

Suspect #2- Native American adult male, heavyset build, wearing camouflage clothing, dark colored ski mask, and black work boots

Suspect #3- Native American male adult, heavyset build, wearing camouflage clothing, red basketball shorts, dark ski mask, and a tattoo of the letter “A” with wings on his right hand.

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.