Tuesday, October 3, 2023

[Suspect Apprehended] Shelter-in-Place Ordered After Violent Assault Involving Knives Occurs in Fort Bragg


The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:

Sheriff’s Deputies have responded to a violent assault in 19000 block of Babcock Lane in Fort Bragg, California.

A Reverse 911 has been broadcasted notifying residents to shelter in place.

Sheriff’s Deputies and the Mendocino County Multi-Agency SWAT Team is in the area conducting an active search for Robert Brockway (see photograph from 2019), who fled the scene on foot.

Brockway is a white male adult, standing 6 feet 1 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, having brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue tank top shirt and blue jeans.

Brockway is reportedly in possession of numerous knives and should be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

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If you know the potential whereabouts or current whereabouts of Robert Brockway then please call 911 to report that information.

Image may contain: text that says 'SHELTER IN PLACE Shelter in place armed subject in the area. White male adult last seen wearing a blue muscle shirt blue jeans on foot in the area of 19175 Babcock In Fort Bragg. Law enforcement is in the area if you see the subject do not attempt to contact just call 911.'
This Nixle was issued to residents of Fort Bragg

The following is an update provided by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:

911 Dispatcher received call today (10-19-20) @ 1:30 PM and first Sheriff’s Deputy arrived approximately 9 minutes after 911 call was received.

UPDATE 5:35 p.m.

Shelter in Place 911 Reverse notification is being lifted but Robert Brockway is still at large and considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

Reported to be in possession of knives and a large sword.

Nixle alert to follow.

Focused patrols will continue in an attempt to locate him and any potential sighting can be reported to the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch center by calling 911 or 707-463-4086.

UPDATE 9:52 p.m.

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Sheriff’s Deputies have located Robert Brockway in the Fort Bragg area.

He will be transported to the Mendocino County Jail to be booked on the charge of 187 PC (Murder).

A press release outlining details of the incident will be released during the afternoon of 10-20-20 due to ongoing investigations at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for their support and cooperation during this public safety search.

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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