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Date Released: 5/7/2008
Subject: Burglary Update
Contact: Brenda Godsey
Case No#: 200802716
Released By: Brenda Godsey, PIO

Location: Blue Lake

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the burglary of a service station on Blue Lake Blvd. that was reported early Monday morning. Witnesses reported seeing a black pick-up truck at the station during the burglary. One witness saw the truck drive away from the business. The Sheriff’s Office believes that truck has been located.

This morning the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a local auto dealership. The caller told the Sheriff’s Office that he had reported a black Dodge truck stolen from the dealership Monday (5/05/08) evening. The California Highway Patrol recovered the truck that same evening after it was found abandoned on Essex Ln. near Timmons Rd (off of Hwy 299). Through news media accounts, the caller recognized the similarities between his dealership’s stolen vehicle and the description of the vehicle used in the burglary. The Sheriff’s Office believes there is a high probability this is the same truck.

Sheriff’s Detectives are still asking for the public’s assistance. The Sheriff’s Office is still interested in the location of the truck between the burglary Monday morning and when it was recovered Monday evening. The truck is a new black Dodge Dakota, extended cab, 2-wheel drive pick-up, with paper license plates. It has some read-end damage, including a broken left taillight. Anyone who saw a truck matching that description in the Blue Lake, Fieldbrook, or McKinleyville areas on Monday should call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.