On April 24, 2023, at about 11:11 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the McKinleyville area conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation in the area of Central Avenue and Norton Road.
Deputies contacted two occupants of the vehicle, the driver, 34-year-old Vincent Charles McKenney and passenger 31-year-old Tyler Shane Goodwin. Deputies learned that McKenney was driving with an expired license and was on formal probation. Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle pursuant to the terms of McKenney’s probation. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located an unsecured loaded, stolen firearm, approximately 1.2 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Based upon deputies’ investigation, the firearm was determined to have been in Goodwin’s possession. During a search of Goodwin incident to arrest, deputies located shaved keys and a small amount of suspected fentanyl.
McKenney was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)), possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia (HS 11364(a)), violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)(2)) and driving without a license (VC 12500(a)).
Goodwin was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle (PC 25400(a)(1)), felon in possession of a firearm (PC 29800(a)(1)), carrying a loaded firearm in a public place (PC 25850(a)), possession of stolen property (PC 496(a)), possession of a controlled substance while armed (HS 11370.1(a)) and possession of burglary tools (PC 466).
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.
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Vincent Charles McKenney Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility
Tyler Shane Goodwin Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility