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Date Released: 9/3/2013
Subject: Attempted Residential Break-In
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201304449
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Eureka

On 09-02-2013, approximately 3:45 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a home invasion in progress in the 300 block of Oak Street, Eureka. When deputies arrived they met with the 29 year old female victim who was visibly upset. The female told the deputies she was in her bedroom when she heard someone attempting to open her sliding glass door. She walked into her kitchen and saw a white male adult wearing a black hooded sweatshirt , blue jeans and black boots attempting to force entry into her residence. The suspect was unable to open the door because the victim had placed a dowel in the sliding mechanism. The female victim armed herself with a .357 revolver which she brandished at the suspect who fled the scene immediately. The victim told the deputies she had no idea who the suspect was.

Deputies checked the residence and surrounding area for the suspect but were unable to locate him. They found where the sliding glass door screen had been opened from the outside.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s 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