STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Marysville police investigating assault as possible hate crime

The Marysville Police Department is investigating an assault on a store clerk as a possible hate crime.

Posted: Feb 15, 2019 4:44 PM

MARYSVILLE, Calif. - The Marysville Police Department is investigating an assault on a store clerk as a possible hate crime.

The department received a report of an assault at a store located at 428 9th Street on Feb. 13 around 1:56 a.m. 

The victim, who was the store clerk, told officers that a white male entered the store, prepared a cup of coffee and tried to leave without paying for it. When confronted, the suspect threw the hot coffee at the victim and then punched him in the face. 

The suspect, later identified as John Crain, a transient of the Marysville area, left the store and fled from the area. 

The victim sustained burn injuries from the coffee and a contusion to his face from the punch. 

Officers obtained video surveillance of the incident. 

Then, officers were dispatched once again to the 428 9th Street location due to reports of an assault, this time around 12:30 p.m. 

Officers came in contact with Crain who admitted to assaulting the clerk the previous night with coffee. During the investigation, Crain stated that he hated Muslims and he assaulted the clerk because he was Muslim. 

Crain was booked into Yuba County Jail for theft, assault and hate crime charges. 

Article Comments

Chico
Broken Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 61°
Oroville
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 64°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 61°
Chester
Broken Clouds
45° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 39°
Red Bluff
Broken Clouds
60° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 60°
Willows
Broken Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 61°
Some showers are expected in your Monday forecast, but will mostly be in the northern end of the valley and mountains. Scattered mountain showers linger Tuesday, then dry and warmer weather takes hold for the middle of the week.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events