Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:

Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who attempted to steal a motorcycle from a McKinleyville residence early this morning.

On April 19, 2018, at about 4:55 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Twe-Goh Court in McKinleyville for a residential burglary alarm.

Upon arrival to the residence, deputies heard noises coming from the back yard. Deputies entered the back yard and observed a male subject attempting to pull a motorcycle over the fence.
When deputies approached the man, he fled north into a nearby wooded area. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect in the wooded area, but were able to recover several items that had been taken from the residence.

The suspect is described as a male wearing a black Carhartt-type jacket and a plastic paintball- style mask. Anyone with information about 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.