Sleeping Man’s Wallet, Keys, and Vehicle Stolen

This is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

fortuna policeOn November 7, 2016 at approximately 7:40 am Fortuna Police Officers received a report of an unoccupied suspicious vehicle (a white 2006 Chevy Colorado) parked in the 3300 block of Church Street in Fortuna. While Officers were out with the vehicle on Church Street, Fortuna Police Department Dispatch received a report of an unreported stolen white 2006 Chevy Colorado associated with a residential burglary that had occurred during the night in the 2000 block of Brandi Lane in Fortuna.

Officers investigated and it was determined that the white 2006 Chevy Colorado was stolen during the residential burglary in the 2000 block of Brandi Lane. Sometime between about 10:00 pm on November 6, 2016 and 6:00 am on November 7, 2016 unknown suspect(s) gained entry into a residence in the 2000 block of Brandi Lane. The resident an elderly male was asleep in bed while the suspect(s) rummaged through the residence, entered the victim’s bedroom and stole the victim’s wallet and vehicle keys from the victim’s clothing in the bedroom. The suspect(s) then entered the garage of the residence and stole the victim’s white 2006 Chevy Colorado which was later recovered in the 3300 block of Church Street.

The Fortuna Police Department is asking anyone with information involving this crime to come forward and contact the Fortuna Police Department. Additionally, the Fortuna Police Department is asking residents in the areas mentioned and surrounding areas to please review their surveillance videos and to contact the Fortuna Police Department if anything suspicious is observed. This matter is documented under Fortuna Police Department case #16-02014. Fortuna Police Department (707)725-7550.



  • Dear God…what has this world come to. Poor man. Right up the street from me. Fucking drugs.

  • Residents on Smith ln have had several things stolen from garage including bicycles 2 treks with peddle asset electric hubs 1 specialized bike rack recovered 1 hub at Johnny trailer park in Fortuna if anyone is missing anything drive through you may not find it in one piece but check chop shop at yellow apartment building the one with fort Knox type gate thats where I found parts. Oh and beaware I spotted one of my vintage bikes being used to Scout out other homes in fortuna I even seen the guy hop neighborhood fences checking for entrance. I didn’t call police this time because they didn’t bother coming out and took them an hour to come to trailer park apartment they did a search but of course didn’t find our belongings by that time.

  • Talk about Gonads of STEEL, damn not even safe to sleep in your own home???!!!! #Ridiculous

  • Light sleeper, big f’ing gun. Good luck bandits!

  • You Feeling Lucky?

    I hate these f@ckers! Fortuna cops suck as well. They sit and watch stop signs to make sure you don’t roll through them, but they cant keep the trash off the streets. Whats it going to take? What has to happen before the parasites are dealt with? Church street is a hub for POS tweekers. One guy on that street is well known. Are the parasites going to his home? The cops were there a few weeks ago and the cockroaches scattered, roaming the streets until the cops left. I told one of the young druggies, she needed to keep walking. It could be the guy on the corner of School and Weber, well known tweeker thief. He might have parked the car and walked home. So sick of this.

  • So glad they didn’t hurt him!got the truck now days you can’t even sleep in your own bed without being robbed.its happened twice to my family.!!no more I have 3 huge dogs and big golf clubs.and I watch my neighbors too.ggrrrr

  • Good job fortuna police they like busting people talking on there cell or here’s the big one driving without seat belts they will bust your ass .to them you’ve moved up to being a axe murderer they look at you like you killed there mother .maybe they will step up there game and watch out for home burglaries .just saying. SO hope the old feller gets all his stuff back safe and sound .the Mexican trailer park should have a squad drive threw that shit hole everyday .alot of drugs and stolen property goes in and out ,and the shit holes up on rohnerville road Floyd hosing ton ,and Middletons place right next to hosingtons crap hole that’s been a dope hole for 25 plus years hello , those places if I was a cop that’s the first places I’d look ,but fortuna cops a bizzy busting cell phones and seat belts .

  • I invested in a security alarm. No one can’t get into my house without waking me up, guaranteed. When I wake up so does my .44 Magnum.

    • I wonder what it would take to get security systems such as yours into more hands, specifically the Elders and disabled. Government subsidies? Tax deductions? Local Non-profit grants? Direct appeals to the manufacturers?
      This burglary is just plain awful, on so many counts. I’m grateful the poor guy either slept through it or kept still. That could have made the difference between his life and death. af

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