Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Nov. 10, 2021, at about 9:19 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 700 block of Poole Road, in the county’s jurisdiction of Ferndale, for the report of a burglary in progress.

Dustin Beau Campbell Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility

Deputies arrived on scene and observed an elderly female in possession of a firearm, detaining a male suspect. The resident complied with deputies’ requests to set aside the weapon and the firearm was rendered safe. The male, identified as 21-year-old Dustin Beau Campbell, was then taken into custody by deputies. 

Through their investigation, deputies learned that the resident arrived home to find the door open and several items out of place. While inside the home, the resident located Campbell. At that time, the resident drew her personal firearm, holding Campbell at gunpoint until deputies’ arrival.

Campbell was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of first-degree burglary (PC 459/461(a)). 

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.