Suspected Car Burglar Caught on Camera; Park Rangers Ask Public’s Help Identifying Him
Park Rangers with Redwood National and State Parks are once again asking for the public’s assistance in fighting crime in our parks and communities by helping identify a male car burglary suspect. In early November, 2018, visitors parked their vehicle on the Newton B. Drury Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park while they were exploring park trails. As the vehicle owners were returning from their hike, they observed a suspicious adult male looking into their vehicle. Moments later they observed the same person attempt to break in the passenger side window of their vehicle. They immediately confronted the would-be burglar. He ran to a nearby silver Dodge pickup and fled north on the parkway.
Luckily the owners had a running dash camera in the vehicle during the incident. The suspect walked in front of the camera and his face was captured. Rangers have not been able to identify the suspect. Redwood National and State Parks rangers ask that anyone with information on the male suspect and his vehicle call Ranger Troy at (707) 465-7751.
Park Rangers from Redwood National and State Parks work tirelessly to increase and maintain park safety in the park. You can help! Recent public assistance in identifying suspects has helped locate and apprehend criminals damaging park resources and preying on visitors. Reducing crime not only improves the experience of people visiting our parks from around the world, but also makes our communities safer for us all. Anyone with information regarding any criminal activity within the parks is urged to contact the park’s anonymous tip line at: 707-465-7353.