Clumsy Burglary Suspect Identified Through Surveillance Photos, Says HCSO
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Thursday, March 10, 2016 at about 12:34 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s responded to the 20 block of Seadrift Lane, Westhaven, for a burglary alarm. Deputies were advised the male victim had video surveillance at the residence, which he was able to access through the internet. The victim was able to describe to deputies the suspect as a white male adult, with brown hair, and a dark colored top. The victim also stated as the suspect was fleeing the residence with an unknown object, the suspect slipped and fell.
Deputies reviewed photos from the surveillance video and deputies were able to identify the suspect from prior contacts as 20 year old Michael Otis Springs. Deputies searched the residence and surrounding area for Springs and were unable to locate him. Deputies expanded their search. At about 3 p.m. deputies located Springs less than one mile away on the 1100 block of Driver Rd, Westhaven.
Springs was arrested and taken to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for burglary and violation of probation. His bail has been set at $50,000.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.