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On 10-13-2013 at approximately 3:30 a.m. unknown subjects stole a 246C CAT from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Wood Lot. The CAT was parked at the Sheriff's Wood Lot located behind the General Hospital Campus at 2200 Harrison Avenue, Eureka, at the time it was stolen.
The CAT is described as a model 246C, Orange and Black, with tracks and not the standard tires. The CAT is equipped with a "log grappler" for moving logs. It has the number JAY1469 on the right side below the drivers compartment. The vehicle identification number, 0246CEJAY01469, is stamped on various parts of the metal frame.
It is believed that the CAT was driven onto high ground, then loaded onto some sort of trailer before being moved from the area.
This incident is being investigated by the Eureka Police Department as the theft occurred in their jurisdiction. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4060 or the Sheriff's Office Crime TIP Line at (707) 268-2539.
Sheriff Mike Downey