Burglary at McKinleyville Storage Place Caught in Progress by Alert Deputies

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:

HCSO Humboldt County Sheriff's OfficeDeputies’ keen observation and prompt response cut short a burglary in progress in McKinleyville early this morning.

On Feb. 14, 2018, at about 4:45 a.m., a deputy sheriff on patrol observed a hole cut into the fence of a commercial storage facility on the 1600 block of Murray Rd. in McKinleyville. Several items were piled outside of the fence near the hole.

Upon investigating, deputies observed two male suspects wearing dark clothing, one with reflective strips on his pants, running away from the property. The deputies also found several storage units with locks cut off and several other units that the suspects had opened and searched. The deputies were unable to locate the suspects in the nearby wooded area.

At this point in the investigation, it is unknown if any personal property was stolen other than that recovered near the fence. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office commends the deputies who observed this incident and responded quickly to prevent further burglary of the facility.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.



  • I bet the perps were high on methamphetamine

  • McKinleyville is now as bad as Eureka, good job sheriff’s, we need a lot more of you there.

  • Reflective stripes. Real smart when trying to elude police. Stupidity at it’s best!! No alarms on the units like other storage places??? Wouldn’t see me putting my stuff in an unalarmed unit.

  • Dont know how long you’ve lived here but mckinleyville used to be the major meth area. Major.
    As more people have moved there, some of the meth folks have been pushed out to the only place they can afford, eureka.
    Mckinleyville still has serious meth and aryan nation issues, with the addition of cocaine everywhere these days.

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