Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:


On 1/4/2024, at about 12:10 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 3600 block of Central Avenue in McKinleyville for the report of a male subject causing a disturbance.

Deputies arrived on scene and located a male subject inside a nearby trailer. Deputies identified the male subject as 31-year-old Tyler Goodwin, who had several outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

Deputies detained Goodwin and during a search approximately 7 grams of Fentanyl was located on his person. Deputies also located a small CO2 canister which had been modified into an explosive device.

A Humboldt County explosive ordnance deputy responded to the scene and determined the device was in fact a functional explosive. The device was collected and transported away from the area where it was rendered safe.

Goodwin was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of a controlled substance (H&S 11350(A)) and possession of an explosive device (PC 18715(A)(3)).

This case is still under investigation.

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.