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Date Released: 8/7/2012
Subject: Burglary Arrest
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201203890
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Eureka

On 08-7-2012, approximately 4:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a residential burglary interrupted at a residence in the 4800 block of Allen Court, Eureka. The homeowners were sleeping when they thought they heard their garage door open. The husband got out of bed to check on what was going on and looked around. The husband checked the residence inside and outside and determined nothing out of place and the garage door was closed. Since he was already awake, the husband left the residence and drove to a nearby market to buy cigarettes. The husband was gone a short period of time leaving his wife asleep in the residence. When he came back home he saw his garage door was now open and the door leading into the residence from the garage was ajar. The husband entered his home and found dresser drawers and cabinets were open. The husband grabbed a handgun and called 911. He found a 15 year female juvenile hiding in the back bedroom. He detained the female until deputies arrived. When deputies arrived on scene they learned the suspect had entered the victims unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway, and used the garage door opener to open the garage. The suspect also stole items from the car. While deputies were conducting their investigation and they located a second suspect, the 15 year old twin sister of the first suspect, hiding in the bushes. Deputies found property and recovered property stolen from the home, which included cell phones, car keys, make up, jewelry and other items. Both juvenile females were arrested for residential burglary and transported and booked into Humboldt County Juvenile Hall. Both female suspects reside in Eureka.

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