Originally published as a Humboldt County press release –
“On Jan. 4, 2021, at about 9 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1300 block of Murray Road in McKinleyville for the report of an armed robbery and carjacking that had just occurred.
Deputies arrived on scene and contacted two victims, a juvenile female and an adult male. The victims told deputies that they had driven to the location to meet with two juvenile male acquaintances. When the two males entered the vehicle, one of the juveniles reportedly exhibited a firearm and demanded cash. All three occupants fled from the vehicle and the juvenile suspect reportedly drove away, stealing the vehicle. Deputies later located the stolen vehicle parked in the area of Murray Road and Kelly Avenue.
The victims were able to identify the suspect and upon further investigation, deputies located the juvenile at a residence on Pedroni Road. The juvenile was taken into custody without further incident and booked into Humboldt County Juvenile Hall on charges of carjacking (PC 215(A)) and robbery (PC 211).
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.”