UPDATE, 11/1Man Suspected of McKinleyville Safeway Assault Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Three Other People

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Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office: 

On Sunday, October 30, 2016 at about 6:30 p.m. Humboldt County Deputies responded to the 1500 block of City Center Rd in McKinleyville for a report of a physical altercation in progress. Upon arrival, Deputies observed a male lying face down and bystanders/witnesses nearby. Deputies also contacted the 62 year old male victim who was being treated by medical personnel. He was asked to remain on scene while deputies contacted the male lying down. The male lying down was identified as 46 year old Scott Crane of McKinleyville. Deputies discovered Crane had 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.

Deputies later interviewed the 62 year old victim at a local hospital, who 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.