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Date Released: 4/4/2012
Subject: Theft of X-ray Machine
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201201632
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Eureka

On 04-04-12, approximately 09:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office was notified of a vehicle burglary that occurred in the 2100 block of McClaskey Lane, Eureka. The victim reported at 10:30 p.m. 4-03-2012 she parked her vehicle in her driveway. When she walked out to her vehicle at 8:30 a.m. this morning she saw the front passenger window was smashed in. There was a Aribex Nomad hand held, portable dental X-ray machine missing that had been on the front passenger seat. The X-Ray Machine had two battery packs in a black hard plastic case. The case is about 22 long, 14 wide and 14 tall. The case had wheels and a handle. The X-ray machine belongs to the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco where the victim works.

The victim told the investigating deputy the X-Ray Machine will produce radiation when it is in use. Use of the X-ray machine by an untrained person can cause serious health issues to that person and anyone around them.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding these cases or criminal related 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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