Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On 10-18-19, at 10:52 am, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a female had been assaulted on the Hammond Trail just north of Hiller Park in McKinleyville.  The victim was struck multiple times and her wallet was taken. The suspect then fled northbound on the trail towards the Knox Cove area. 

The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was evaluated and received treatment for her injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 30-40 years of age, 6’0, thin build, clean shaven, last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and white washed jeans. 

This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone that has any information regarding this incident or was on the Hammond Trail between Hiller Park and Knox Cove on 10-18-19 during the hours of 9:00 am and 10:30 am should contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.