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Date Released: 5/30/2012
Subject: Major Burglary
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201202558
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Ferndale

On 05-25-2012, approximately 6:45 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office received a call from a citizen reporting his parentís residence had been burglarized. The residence was located in the 100 block of Port Kenyon Road, Ferndale. The citizen was the son of the victims who told the investigating deputy his parents were on vacation and the person caretaking their home called him to report the burglary. The burglary occurred between approximately 4:00 p.m. on 05-24-2012 and approximately 9:00 a.m.05-25-2012.

The suspect(s) had ransacked the residence and shop area. The suspect(s) stole seventeen firearms consisting of rifles, shotguns and handguns, along with chainsaws, tools, lap tops, video equipment, a Honda 6500 cc generator, numerous jewelry items and a Black 2002 Honda Civic, California Plate 4ZPE306. The Honda Civic was parked in the carport. The estimated loss in this case is at least $50,000.00, but is still being tallied.

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