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On Friday, December 16, 2016 at approximately 11:23 a.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs received information regarding the possible location of the suspect vehicle associated with the attempted homicide in Redway on Tuesday, December 13th. Deputies were directed to an unmarked dirt road in the Alderpoint area. The dirt road was in poor condition and deputies soon had to continue on foot. The deputies soon located a freshly cut tree that was blocking the road. It appeared the tree was felled in attempt to block further passage on the roadway. A short distance beyond the tree, deputies located the unoccupied suspect vehicle which was partially hidden in a brushy area. The vehicle was towed and stored as evidence.
This attempted homicide case is still under investigation. No arrests have been made at this point. Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
On Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at approximately 1:56 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to Redway for a report of a possible gunshot victim. Deputies located a 41 year old male victim lying along Whitmore Ave just north of Empire Ave. The identity of the suspect(s) is not immediately known. However, there is a possible suspect vehicle description of a gray Dodge pickup truck with body damage and no a tailgate. An immediate search of the area was conducted by law enforcement. However, the suspect(s) or vehicle was unable to be located. The suspect(s), who is considered armed and dangerous, is still at large. It is unknown if the suspect(s) is still in the immediate area. The condition of the victim is not immediately known. This case is being investigated by Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives as an attempted homicide. Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539. Mike Downey Sheriff