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Date Released: 12/13/2013
Subject: Burglary of church
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201306164
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Garberville

On 12-13-2013, at approximately 9:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a burglary to the Community Presbyterian Church on Maple Lane in Garberville. A deputy responded to the church and met with the Director of Stepping Stones Pre-School, who is also a member of the church. The director told the deputy unknown suspect(s) broke into the church through a rear door. The suspects removed and broke panes of glass from the door, which allowed them to unlock it. Once inside,the suspect(s) rummaged through the church and damaged church property. The locked doors to the Sanctuary had been pried open and damaged, along with another door near the Sanctuary. The suspect(s)stole a cash box which contained cash and checks that belonged to Stepping Stones Pre-School who leased space from the church. The burglary is believed to have occurred between 4:00 p.m. on 12-12-2013 and 7:45 a.m. on 12-13-2013 when it was discovered.

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.
Mike Downey




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