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On the morning of September 18, 2009 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received two residential burglary reports from citizens on Fern Drive in Cutten. Both victims reported that someone had entered their homes and stolen items. On the evening of September 20, the Sheriff’s Office received another burglary report from a citizen on Lisa Court, also in Cutten. During this burglary, the suspect ransacked the house and stole valuables from the home. The suspect then stole the victims’ vehicle.
On September 21, 2009 a Sheriff’s Deputy and the victim of the Lisa Court burglary received information from an anonymous source that indicted where some of the stolen property was. Deputies continued their investigation, which led them to Terryll James Lytle, 37 of Eureka. At about 11:15 p.m. on September 21, deputies detained Lytle and searched his vehicle per the terms of his parole. Inside Lytle’s vehicle deputies found property belonging to the burglary victims.
Deputies searched Lytle’s Eureka motel room and recovered 28 items that had been stolen, including a computer, tools, and other valuable items. Later that same night deputies also recovered the vehicle that had been stolen during the September 20th burglary.
Lytle was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for burglary, possession of stolen property, vehicle theft, possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of marijuana, and a parole violation. He is ineligible to post bail due to his parole status.