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Date Released: 3/4/2013
Subject: Attempted Robbery Arrest
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201301041
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Eureka

On 3-1-2013, approximately 7:15 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies met with a female who was identified as Monica Jung Bresee, 29 years old, from Eureka, at the Sheriff’s Office. Bresee came into the Sheriff’s Office after learning a video of her attempting to rob Fairway market was on the news. Bresee told the investigating deputy she was the person on the video and admitted to telling the clerk she was robbing him, but said it was a joke. Bresee was arrested for attempted robbery of Fairway Market, Eureka.

Deputies had also been looking for Bresee from an incident which occurred on 02-26-2013, approximately 4:00 p.m. at a residence in the 2200 block of Wycliff Lane, Eureka. Bresee was wanted for driving her 1988 Toyota into the garage door of the residence of her ex-boyfriend during an argument and driving away. The garage sustained over $2000.00 in damage.

Bresee was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional facility on charges of attempted robbery, felony vandalism, violation of a court order and hit and run. Her bail is set at $75,000.00.


On 02-28-2013, approximately 8:50 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an attempted robbery at the Fairway Market, 590 Herrick Avenue, Eureka. When deputies arrived the clerk told the deputies a female entered the market at approximately 8:30 p.m. and stood near the front door of the store. As soon as the clerk finished with a customer at the cash register, the female walked over to the counter and told the clerk, “Give me all your money or I will roll you”, while keeping both hands in her pocket. The female repeated the demand for the money several more times. No weapon was displayed. Additional customers entered the store and the clerk told the female he was calling 911. The female then told the clerk, “Go back to your own country”, and left the store. She left without obtaining any money and was last seen on foot, heading towards Meyers Avenue.

Deputies checked the area and were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as follows: White female adult, approximately mid 30’s, 5’3” to 5’6” in height, wearing glasses, dark pants, white shirt, dark coat or sweatshirt with a hood.

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 Sheriff