[UPDATE 11 P.M.] Two Children Taken in Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Eureka
According to scanner traffic, two children who were reported taken along with a 2014 Nissan Altima have been located near Winco in Eureka. The vehicle and the children were taken from the 1600 block of Broadway around 8 p.m.
The vehicle and the children were located about 9:25 this evening.
UPDATE 10:02 p.m.: Here is an interview with Captain Steve Watson of the Eureka Police Department:
Here is the gist of the interview: Sometime around 8:20 p.m. the father left the vehicle running with two small children in front of an auto parts store, said Captain Watson. An unknown person took the vehicle and the children.
“We don’t know if the motivation was a simple auto theft or if this was some sort of intentional kidnapping,” said Watson.
The stolen vehicle was located near the Dollar Store on the Eureka. [Photo by Oliver Cory.]
UPDATE 11 p.m.: Captain Steve Watson updated the story with a statement. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Eureka Police Department at 707 441 4060