Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Nov. 30, 2022, at about 8:13 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the McKinleyville area located a transient encampment along the Mad River, near Mill Creek. While conducting a patrol check of the encampment, deputies observed 38-year-old Rob Oneil Harvey, who was wanted as the suspect of an elder abuse investigation last month in McKinleyville. Upon seeing deputies, Harvey attempted to flee by wading into the river, but was quickly apprehended.

Harvey was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of causing injury to an elder adult (PC 368(b)(1)), in addition to warrant charges of possession of a controlled substance (HS 11378), possession of a controlled substance for sales (HS 11351), maintaining a drug house (HS 11366), driving without a license (VC 12500(a)), failure to provide evidence of vehicle registration (VC 4000(a)(1)), failure to provide evidence of vehicle insurance (VC 16028(a)) and providing false vehicle registration (VC 4463).

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.