Deputy Helps Lost $7000 Make Its Way Back to Owner

Press release from the Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s Office:

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at about 3:40 p.m., a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Eureka-Arcata Airport observed a black fleece jacket in the roadway off Boeing Avenue, McKinleyville.

The deputy retrieved the jacket and felt it was heavy. The deputy checked the contents of the jacket pockets and was unable to locate a form of identification. However, the deputy located $7,000 in cash in the pockets. The money was recounted and booked in along with the jacket as found property.

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the deputy was able to determine a possible owner for the jacket. The deputy contacted the owner who stated he left the jacket on top of his car and drove away. The owner is travelling from Chicago and the money is from his business. The owner was able to provide accurate detailed information about the jacket and sum of money.

The money and jacket were returned to the owner this morning, Friday, May 6, 2016.

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.



  • A great job by the HCSO.

  • Dyerville Loop is Not Alderpoint

    Boeing Ave?, now- thats- a- rilly creative name. How about Wilber and Orville drive? Lucky fellow… honest policeman..All on camera ? Happy ending on Boeing Ave.

  • veterans friend

    Anyone else with 7k in cash would be treated like a drug dealer. What is the difference here? How did he get his money back without proving it in court?This is very far from the “normal” Humboldt experience with large amounts of cash /law enforcement

    • Futurethoughts

      Got a Tow call to Impound a car. Got there and they had a guy pulled over smoking a joint with no drivers license. After about a half hour they just let Him go. I thought that was crazy. Why would they let Him go? Read in the paper He was arrested a couple days later making a big deal with undercover Police.

  • Hmm, some knuckle head flies isn to purchase weed and looses his jacket with some cash in it…….. Comedy!

  • Musta been a real bad feeling when he arrived at the spot and cash was missing. Don’t sample the wears before safeguarding your investment.

    What a joker. 7k cash in Humco rarely means anything unusual. 7lbs headed for chi town

  • Buying that dope in Humboldt and smugglin it back to illinois! Even the worst Humboldt bud is worth a fortune elsewhere!

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