Suspects in Loleta ATV Robbery Identified

HUMBOLDT – Two men were arrested on Saturday, June 23, 2013 linked to the theft of an ATV in Loleta. A man who parked his ATV on Cannibal Island Road, near Hawks Road in Loleta was working in a field approximately 10 feet away when he was approached by two men in a silver 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Idaho plates.

The men allegedly threatened the 65-year-old with a tire iron and stole his ATV.

Cannibal Island Rd.

Reportedly Kevin Todd Latham, 26, of Woodland left the vehicle to ask the victim for a cigarette. The victim replied to Latham he did not smoke. Upon hearing this, Latham allegedly reached into the Jeep, grabbed a tire iron and started swinging it at the victim claiming threats and chasing after him.

The victim receded  from Latham’s rage and Latham fled westbound in the victim’s ATV with the Jeep trailing behind.

The victim was able to provide a detailed description of the suspects to police.  As deputies were investigating the area, a citizen reported that an ATV had been discovered in the bushes near Crab Park, which is at the foot of Cannibal Island Rd.

Sheriff’s deputies discovered Latham near the scene, but the Jeep was not found.

At approximately 7 p.m. Saturday, an officer discovered a Jeep parked on Herrick Avenue.  The suspect, Joshua Ellis Moon of Hoopa, fit the victim’s description.  Moon was apprehended in the McDonald’s parking lot on Broadway.  The duo was booked into the Humboldt County Jail on suspicion of robbery, brandishing a weapon and vehicle theft.  Bail was set at $50,000 each.

Read more:

Times-Standard:  Sheriff’s office track down suspects in Loleta robbery

KIEM-TV:  Two Arrested After ATV Theft in Loleta

Humboldt Sentinel:  Loleta ATV Jack ‘n Run

Suspects in Loleta ATV Robbery Identified was last modified: June 25th, 2013 by admin
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