On 02-13-2015 at about 1:30 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff deputies responded to a possible domestic violence incident occurring inside Rogers Market on School Road, McKinleyville. A female subject had run inside Rogers Market screaming for help. When deputies were en route they learned through dispatch a male suspect associated with the domestic violence call just entered Rogers Market with a handgun. Deputies were responding code-3 with lights and sirens.
When deputies arrived on scene they were contacted by a male clerk, who said the male suspect with the handgun just ran over to the apartments located on Fischer Road with the female victim. Deputies located the suspect inside one of the apartments and detained him at gunpoint. The suspect was identified as 20 year old, Nicky Dean Bjorkstrand. Deputies recovered a loaded.32 caliber which was used in this incident.
Deputies tried to talk to the 22 year female victim about the domestic violence. The female victim was uncooperative with the deputies and refused to give a statement.
Deputies spoke to the male clerk, who said the female came running into the store screaming for help. They then called the Sheriff’s Office for help for her. The male clerk said Bjorkstrand then entered the store and racked a round into a handgun he was carrying. Bjorkstrand then pointed a hand gun at a male customer’s head and told him to get on the ground. The clerk said Bjorkstrand then pointed the hand gun at him and said you want some too. The male clerk said Bjorkstrand then told the female to come with him and she walked out of the store with him.
Bjorkstrand was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka . Bjorkstrand was booked for assault with a deadly weapon, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition and for brandishing a firearm. Bjorkstrand bail was set at $50,000 dollars. No one was injured in this incident
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