On Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at about 1:30 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 4300 block of Hilfiker Lane for the report of a subject down on the ground as a result of an assault. Once on scene, officers contacted a 70-year-old male who suffered significant injuries to his face and head. Humboldt Bay Fire and City Ambulance responded and transported the male to the hospital for treatment.
Based on the investigation it appears the 70-year male victim had been seated in his parked vehicle when he was approached by an unknown male on foot and was assaulted. Bystanders intervened in the assault and the suspect fled the area on foot. Officers interviewed witnesses on scene and searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
Witnesses on scene described the suspect as being a Native American male adult with black hair, medium build, approximately 6’1”, wearing white sweat pants.
Anyone with information related to this incident that has not been contacted by law enforcement already is asked to contact Officer Richard Bise at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 441-4060 x1314.
Media Release Prepared by: Katie Hill