Surveillance Images Point to Man With Bolt Cutters Being Burglar, Says Sheriff’s Department

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

Austin PorterOn February 11, 2018, at about 11:20 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 600 block of J Street for the report of a suspicious person with bolt cutters casing vehicles. Officers contacted a person matching the description and identified him as 20 year old Austin Porter.
Porter was detained and searched due to being on probation for burglary and falsifying his identity. He was found to be in possession of burglary tools and heroin.
One officer noted that he had taken several vehicle burglary reports in the downtown area over the last 24 hours and had surveillance from one of the reports. Officers were able to determine that Porter was the suspect in the surveillance images.
Porter was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for vehicle burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of heroin, and probation violation. Probation was contacted and authorized a hold. Investigation into the additional vehicle burglaries is ongoing.

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  • There’s that “probation” word again. Our weak judges need a reality check. How’s this? When one of these clowns on probation is again arrested for a related offense the judge issuing the probation has $1000 deducted from his pay. I suspect more criminals would be in jail.

    • Actually it’s you that needs a “reality check” . It’s your grip on reality that’s “weak.”Somehow you believe in your utter ignorance that Judges have infinite resources and facilities to accomplish your fantasy.
      Ever think the judges are as frustrated as you are? [edit]

    • Right at least give them hours and hours of community service, if even 1% showed up we could have a cleaner county or some firewood or Something!

    • Agreed. They let child molesters off with probation and have for years. They worry about “rehabilitation” of the criminals yet completely disregard the victims. They need to send them to prison and make them work hard manual labor the entire time. No TV or radio just hard manual labor that way they will not want to go back to prison.

  • Let’s play Crackny, Gakny, Or acne, Hmmm I say crackny, kidding it’s methpox, easy one😆

  • Bolt cutter was for the getaway bike.

  • I bet he’s a frequent user of the needle kiosk

  • I have several pair of bolt cutters — small ones up to the biggest made; about 5′ long. Can I get “busted” for having these? What are “burglary tools”?

  • @ 20 years old, it’s not to late for this one to turn around,,,,,actually,,,,,,it’s never to late

    • First, he has to want to turn his life around; just like any addict or criminal. If the first arrest and probation didn’t open his eyes, doesn’t seem like he really cares. A few years in the pokie would do him some good.

  • God bless his soul

  • Ugh, he will be out in a minute ….little bassssturd!

  • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

    Hard work building the wall and conscripted into the front to sweep marijuana farms that are illegal sounds like the best plan.

    Handle conscripts like Russia motivated them in Stalingrad, he’ll grow up, become a drug free man, and could move on.

    It all cycles back to illegal marijuana growing, like it or not. Marijuana is the problem, but will be leaving soon.

    Leaving upright people to pick up the pieces and build the community that was supposed to be….

    It begins with the last druggie conscripted into the military.

    Yes we can!


  • Every day it saddens me to see innocent people victimized by chronic criminals. Times are about to get worse and we better start looking at solutions with decreasing outlaw activity.

  • Something in the legal system needs to change. It’s pretty obvious detaining people in a facility with all the Amendments of home, or in some cases better than the home they come from, doesn’t work very well. It’s time to start putting people back on chain gangs or more drastic measures which worked well in the past and other countries. The drug flow in prison needed to be put in check too, it’s easier to get dope inside than it is out. There should also be a better option for people that are truly trying to better their lives, you could get work release for going to college classes as long as you’re trying and doing good.

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