On 11-03-17 a group of tourists from Spain were visiting the Bald Hill Rd area of the Redwood National/State Parks. They parked the two vehicles they were driving in a wide spot just east of the Lady Bird Johnson parking area. They all went on a hike and returned to the vehicles between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. They were immediately approached by a male suspect wearing a tactical style vest with the word "SWAT" on the front of it. An additional male suspect then walked out as well. The second suspect was armed with what they described as an assault style rifle. All of the tourists were ordered to lay on the ground as a third suspect walked up from behind them. Suspect three fired four to five shots into the air. The shots were in rapid succession which led the victims to believe it was fully automatic. The tourists were ordered to empty their pockets and their belongs were collected by the suspects. The suspects then took both of the tourists vehicles.
Stolen Vehicle #1 white 1998 Ford Explorer California license plate 6EMC192
Stolen Vehicle #2 white 2001 Dodge camper van British Columbia plate LK7358
Suspect#1 White male adult 30-40 years old 5'-7" to 5'-9" with an overweight build.
Suspect#2 Not seen only heard. Used a lot of slang words and appeared younger
Suspect#3 Not seen or heard talking.
The Sheriff's Office is asking for the publics help. If the suspects or stolen vehicles are seen immediately call 911. The suspects are to be considered armed and dangerous.
On 11-03-17 at about 3:51 pm Deputies were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery thats occurring now on Bald Hill Rd near Pine Creek Rd. The land owner reported that one of his 30 plus employees had texted him to report they were being robbed. The land owner claimed he had a permitted marijuana grow at the location. It was reported that three Native American looking men, all under six feet tall, wearing tactical style gear with the word "SWAT", had came onto the property. The suspects were armed with AR-15 and AK-47 style riffles. All of the workers were forced to lay on the ground and ordered to remove all personnel property. All of the personnel property, and approximately 1000 pounds of marijuana was taken along with several vehicles. Two of the suspects referred to themselves as "Killer 1" and "Killer 2". The suspects left the scene and were last seen headed eastbound on Bald Hill Rd towards Hoopa.
Stolen Vehicle #1 White 2001 Chevrolet 2500 4 door pickup with matching canopy CA lic# 6P95768
Stolen Vehicle #2 Black 1996 Ford Explorer CA lic# BBT9437
This incident is still under investigation. The Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public. If one of the stolen vehicles or suspects are seen immediately call 911. These suspects are to be consider armed and dangerous.
On 11-02-17 at about 8:20 Pm Deputies were dispatched to Bair Rd in the Redwood Valley area for an armed robbery that had just occurred. Once on scene the two victims told the Deputies earlier they had stopped at the gate to their property just off Bair Rd. While stopped two males came out of the dark and pointed rifles at them. Both males had something covering their faces and were wearing "Swat" type gear. The suspects were described as white or possibly Native American. One was in his late 20's and the other likely in his 30's or 40's. The suspects demanded money and marijuana. The victims told them they didn't have either. The victims were ordered out of the two vehicles they had been driving and the suspects took their shoes. The suspects then got into each of the vehicles and drove away. The suspects were last seen headed towards Hoopa. There was possibly a red Ford truck following the suspects.
Stolen vehicle #1 1991 blue Ford F-150 regular cab pickup Ca lic# 6K24346
Stolen vehicle #2 2006 Silver 4-door Toyota Tundra pickup Ca lic# 8B88852
The Sheriff's Office is asking for the publics help locating the stolen vehicles or suspects. Please call 911 immediately if either is spotted. The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.