Armed Burglars Steal Cannabis and Precious Genetics
About 3 a.m. on December 8, armed burglars entered a property in the Dinsmore area and took about 120 pounds of cannabis and a “massive seed collection,” said one of the victims of the crime. The property, which was permitted for marijuana cultivation, is in a remote area behind a locked gate. They reported the robbery to law enforcement and say there was another robbery on the same road earlier that morning that wasn’t reported.
“They came through a locked gate with bolt cutters,” the victim explained. She believes that earlier on the morning of the burglary, the thieves also went to the neighbor’s and took several trashbags of cannabis and “two Honda EU 2000 Watt generators,” she said.
“No one we know recognizes these guys,” she and her partner said in a post they put out on social media.
The partners are particularly saddened by the loss of the genetics stored within the stolen seeds. “[T]his large case of seeds took more than a decade for me to collect, many gems in there will never be made again,” the post on social media stated. “If anyone sees a large lot of archive, seedjunky, cult classic, exotic genetix, in-house, capulator, tiger trees, ONI…[L]et me know please! So many other breeders and personal work in that collection…[W]e’ll always grow more flower…[I]t’s just heartbreaking knowing our genetic library is gone.”
The victims were able to gather images from surveillance cameras and have shared them with us in hopes that the criminals might be identified by someone. We’ve included a few here:
Samantha Karges, Public Information Specialist with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, stated, “This case and the incident [Dec 18] in Carlotta...are not considered connected with the Dec. 7 homicide at this time.”
If you have any information, please contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department at (707) 445-7251 or you can email the victims at Dinsmorerobbery@gmail.com. They are offering a reward.