We Caught the Burglar and We’re Going to Catch His Accomplices, 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:
Upon arrival, Deputies spoke to a store employee who reported that someone had burglarized the store’s warehouse sometime during the night. There was evidence of forced entry into the warehouse and several thousand dollars worth of merchandise was stolen. Upon reviewing the store’s surveillance cameras, Deputies recognized the suspect and positively identified him as Levi Andrew McDonald (age 30).
On 10/12/2016 at 2:59 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant was patrolling in the 500 block of Empire Avenue, Redway. The Sergeant observed McDonald attempting to flee through the Melody Trailer Park, 3220 Redwood Drive. After a brief foot pursuit, the Sergeant was able to take McDonald into custody.
McDonald was subsequently transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for burglary and vandalism.
Deputies are continuing to follow up on investigative leads for this case. At least one other suspect has been identified as a person of interest in assisting McDonald during the commission of the burglary. It is also believed that a third suspect knowingly accepted the stolen merchandise after the burglary was committed. Warrant requests for their arrest(s) will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office. The identities of these suspects will be withheld until warrants have been issued.
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 Garberville Station at 707-923-2761.