Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On March 3, 2024, at about 8:41 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to a reported home invasion robbery that occurred in the 1700 block of River Bar Rd. in Hydesville earlier that morning.

Upon arrival, deputies met with the 47-year-old victim who reported he answered a knock on the door at about 5:00 a.m. and was confronted by a male subject wearing a neck gator around his face. As he opened the door, another subject approached and pointed a shotgun at him and demanded entry into the residence.  

The victim told deputies a third suspect had also entered the house. Once inside the house the suspect’s zip tied his hands behind his back and forced him to sit on the couch while he was held at gun point by one of the suspects while the other suspects searched the house. 

The first suspect was described as a white male adult, approximately 45 to 50 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, heavyset, wearing a flannel shirt with a green lucky shamrock shirt underneath and a beanie. 

The second suspect was described as a white male adult, approximately 55 to 65 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing around 180 pounds, with brown hair, wearing a black jacket, black snow pants, black boots, and a black beanie. 

The third suspect was described as a white male adult, mid to late 30’s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, 170 pounds, with red hair. He was wearing a dark brown jacket with a hood, tan Carhartt pants, brown boots and a baseball cap.

The victim reported that the suspects stole approximately 5 to 6 pounds of trimmed marijuana and an amethyst crystal valued at around $3000.

No injuries were reported, and the suspects fled the scene before law enforcement arrived.

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.