Stabbed In The Dark In A McKinleyville Garage

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

HCSO Press Release

McKINLEYVILLE – On Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, approximately 10:30 p.m. two Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were leaving a residence in the 2100 block of McKinleyville Avenue, McKinleyville where they handled an unrelated call when a white PT Cruiser drove up behind their patrol car.

A male passenger in the PT Cruiser got out of the car, approached the deputies and told them he had just been stabbed and needed help. The male lifted up his shirt, turned around and showed the deputies a fresh stab wound in his back. Deputies began first aid while summoning medical immediately to the scene. They spoke with the 50-year-old male, who is a McKinleyville resident.

He told them he had been stabbed about 45 minutes earlier when he was at a residence in the 1100 block of Forson Road, McKinleyville to pickup his bike that he lent to a friend. When he arrived at the residence, a female allowed him inside the home to speak with his friend who lived there. When he entered the home all the lights were out so he could not see. He walked into the garage which also had no lighting and was pitch black.

Suddenly he was struck in the back so hard it knocked him over. He did not see who struck him. The victim ran out of the garage into the backyard area and did not realize that he had been stabbed until two males who were outside the home told him he was bleeding from his back.

After the male was taken to the hospital by ambulance deputies responded to the residence where the stabbing occurred and spoke with several people who denied knowing what happened or seeing anything. The case is still under investigation. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.