Burglar Tries to Sell Stolen Items to Owner, Says Sheriff’s Office

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:

Anthony Joseph HolbergOn Thursday, January 5, 2017 the Humboldt County Sheriff Office received a report of a burglary victim in the Eureka area in which the victim discovered his stolen property being offered for sale on Craigslist.  Deputy Sheriff’s and the victim made arrangements to meet the seller, 30 year old Anthony Joseph Holberg, at a designated location in Eureka.  Sheriff’s Deputies and the victim soon determined the property being sold was in fact stolen and belonged to the victim.  While at the scene, deputies located several more items that were stolen from the victim.  The suspect Holberg also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest, one of which was for theft.

Anthony Holberg was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for grand theft, receiving stolen property, and his two outstanding warrants.  His bail was 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.

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