Two Suspects, Two Stolen Vehicles, One Gas Station

This is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

composite_14506041123035FORTUNA, CA – On December 18, 2015 at approximately 10:20 pm, an officer with the Fortuna Police Department was on patrol in the area of the 800 block of Main Street when he observed a tan 1996 Honda Accord parked at a gas station. Upon observing the vehicle, he recognized it as a vehicle which had been previously reported stolen to the Rio Dell Police Department. The officer confirmed the stolen status and contacted the subject standing near the vehicle. The subject Marcus Wade Smith, Jr (Age 25 of Fortuna) was determined to have been the driver of the vehicle and subsequently was taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

On December 19, 2015 at approximately 9:00 pm, an officer with the Fortuna Police Department was on patrol in the same area when he observed a blue 2000 Ford Expedition at the same gas station which he recognized as a vehicle which had been previously reported stolen from Safeway in Fortuna. The officer confirmed the stolen status and the driver, Carrie Fuller (age 33 of Fortuna) was taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

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12 comments

  • Well this is one good reason to have only 1/4 tank of gas. If stolen they will have to get gas to get way.

  • Stunt doubles for the upcoming xmen movie?

  • I guess all stolen vehicles in up in fortuna,easy for the cops.

  • Hehehehe!!! Hahahahaha!!! what foolios!!! Thanks for making my Xmas a lil brighter Marcus and Carrie. *shakingofhead *tremelosigh an I thought I was having trouble this week!

  • I guess if you are into stealing cars, your not that smart in the first place.

  • Didn’t she also get cited and released after a tinted window traffic stop in Ferndale? Fools rush to get into more trouble.

  • What i want to know is, do people not lock there vehicles anymore? seems peculiar that a vehicle was stolen in the safeway parking lot and unless it was unlocked options are A: break window B: slim jim the door, C: I guess try to pick the door lock which I’m sure most morons would not be able to do. Even if the thief knows how to hot wire a car, If the doors are locked those are the only options of getting inside.

    • No, not necessarily. Three years ago, in a tiny town in Montana, my 2003 Rav4 locked me out. The engine was running and the spare key and phone was in my bag, inside. Post Office closed. Dark coming.
      A 40-something passerby walking through the 2 horse parking lot noticed me and whipped off his backpack. Inside this miniature tool shed was lodged every break-and-enter device I’ve ever seen, and several obviously hand-crafted ones.
      My car was open in WAY less time than it’s taken to write this, and without a mark on it. Oh yeah, it was Christmas.
      His diploma was in his tats; he’d been to the specialized school of prison. His education was neither arcane nor esoteric. ( Professional B/E artists are not morons. )
      He said he was passing through, refused a “tip,” and wished me a Merry Christmas. af

    • [edit] The blue Expedition is actually black. And Carrie had purchased it from a “friend”, who decided to report it stolen after an argument [edit] Carrie was released and the other [edit] was arrested for FRAUD. [edit]

  • Well done, officer, well done.

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