Yeah, there is no “Lieutenant Haines.” Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving phone calls from the public regarding a phone scam. There is a male caller who states he is Lt. Haines from Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The HCSO has no one by that name employed as a Lieutenant. The scammer states that the person he is calling has missed Jury Duty and there is a warrant out for that person’s arrest. The caller tells the victim to meet him, or a third party, at the Humboldt County Sheriff Office at 826 4th Street in Eureka. One of the citizens who received a voice mail today from this caller phoned the number back as she was instructed to do. A recording on the line stated, ” you have reached the sheriff’s office.” The phone number appears to be a Santa Rosa CA number. We are asking the public not to participate in this “scam” and to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 445-7251 if they receive a phone call of this nature.