[UPDATE Thursday] Blue Shirt Guy and Bald Guy Ripped Off Property on Elk Ridge; Know Who They Are?
On June 21 a vacant property in Elk Ridge was burglarized. We reported about it in early July. Then on July 13, three 20,000 gallon water bladders were stolen from the same piece of property. This time though there was a security camera in place.
UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: Press release from the Sheriff’s Department:
On 6-24-17 the Sheriff’s Office investigated a Grand Theft that occurred on Elk Ridge Road near the town of Briceland. Numerous items were stolen from the property including:
Two 2500 gallon water tanks $2600 total
Fifteen 240 watt solar panels $3750 total
One 4kw power inverter $3000 total
One Outback Solar charger controller $700
Ten L16 batteries $2500 total
The victim recontacted the Sheriff’s Office on 07-14-17 to report additional property had been taken. Three 20,000 gallon water bladders (total $12,000) were taken during the second theft. A game camera caught photographs of the suspects removing the bladders from the property. The suspect vehicle was also photographed.
I looked at the photographs and came up with the following descriptions.
Suspect One: 30-40 years old, dark hair, White Male Adult, camo pants, blue t shirt, bloused boots, boonie hat.
Suspect Two: 30-40 years old, bald, White Male Adult, camo pants, tan shirt, bloused desert colored boots.
Vehicle: Ford F-350, 6.0 era diesel engine, crew cab, short bed. White with gold stripe along lower rocker. FX4 off road package, Chrome front and rear bumpers, black running boards. After market silver fuel door, and aftermarket LED style tail lights. Stock looking rims. Very stock appearance.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help locating these suspects or this vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 445-7251.
UPDATE Thursday: Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On July 26th The Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that the vehicle in this burglary had been sighted. Sgt. Jesse Taylor responded and located the vehicle in the Garberville area. The bald male suspect was driving the truck and was detained. The victim was contacted and advised we had the suspect detained and positively identified. The victim hesitant to cooperate and couldn’t decide if he wanted to pursue prosecution. Therefore the suspect was released from the scene.
The Sheriff’s Office requests no further help from the public reporting sighting of the suspects or suspect vehicle.