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Date Released: 1/21/2014
Subject: Vandalism, Billboard
Contact: Lt. Dave Morey
Case No#: 201400358
Released By: Lt. Dave Morey

Location: Arcata

On Monday January 20, 2014 (9:17 AM), a Sheriff’s Deputy began an investigation of vandalism to a billboard. The billboard had been completely cut down, west side of US 101, 200 yards north of the Bayside Cutoff, Arcata. The billboard in question belongs to CBS Outdoor (Berkley California based) and was valued at $20,000 by the local company managing the sign, All Points Signs. The All Points Signs representative had installed “trail cams” due to recent other vandalisms of this nature. The trail cams were checked and found to depict a solo male suspect who appeared to be in possession of a hammer and battery powered saw. The suspect appears to be a male. Since the cam was in infrared mode at the time of the photos, it is difficult to determine the color of the clothing. The subject was wearing a hoodie style jacket, pants, light weight hiking boots, backpack and no gloves.

Anyone who might have information is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office with the information 707-445-7251. Attached to this email are pdf copies of the trail cam footage.

Mike Downey




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