Safely Out of the Way?
A local resident alerted us to a large metal safe located in a rock quarry on Briceland Road known as McKee’s Gravel Pit or the Prairie Pit.
He told us that the safe was “dumped” either on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. He alleged, “There is actually a trail of sheet rock that goes from there to the [perpetrator’s] driveway.”
He reported the safe dumping to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.
It is possible that the safe was simply discarded illegally by its owner but the photographer of this one believes it was likely stolen and then broken into.
He told us, “You think a safe is safe and the walls are of thick metal but they cut the bottom out. The bottom is like sheet metal.”
This is not the only case of a safe being discarded in the wildland we’ve heard of in the last few months. These photos were sent to us last November of a small safe located on Lord Ellis off Hwy 299 a little bit.
If the owner of the large metal safe was able to identify it, that might assist law enforcement in their attempts to find thieves in our area. Please consider calling the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.