Man Arrested May Be Connected to Toys for Tots Theft Says EPD

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:

Brandon Haselip

Brandon Haselip (from earlier arrest)

The Eureka Police Department is actively investigating several crimes that occurred from multiple businesses and organizations located in the 5100 block of N. Highway 101 between December 07, 2023 and December 09, 2023.

On December 8, 2023, a business owner reported sometime during the night an unknown suspect(s) entered one of his work trucks and stole approximately $2300 worth of various tools.

On December 09, 2023, EPD received a phone call from the Regional Coordinator for Toys for Tots, reporting sometime between the evening of December 08, 2023 and the morning of December 9, 2023, an unknown suspect(s) gained entry to their storage shed and stole approximately $7000 worth of donated toys. The surveillance system that was in place at this location was also stolen by the suspect(s). In addition to the theft, the suspect(s) caused approximately $2000 worth of damage to the gate that secures the property.

Also, on December 09, 2023, EPD responded to the 4100 block of Jacobs Avenue for a report of a “jack knifed” semi-truck and trailer. The truck belonged to a business located in the same complex at 5100 N. Highway 101. The owner stated that no one had permission to drive the vehicle and a stolen vehicle report was taken. It was also discovered the vehicle had suffered approximately $5000 worth of damage as a result of this theft.

While all three of these incidents occurred in the same business complex it is unknown at this time if or how they may be connected.

On December 11, 2023, a Detective with the Eureka Police Department authored warrants for three (3) locations in the greater Eureka area, 2000 block of Greenwood Heights, 2700 Union Street and 3200 block of High Street, in relationship to this investigation. Assisted by additional Detectives, Officers, an Evidence Technician, and Agents from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, the search warrants were executed on the locations.

During the search of the locations, involved personnel recovered a portion of the toys stolen from Toys for Tots as well as some of the tools reported stolen the day prior from the business complex. Agents also found the primary suspect in possession of a short- barreled shotgun, a stolen motorcycle as well as a stolen generator.

Brandon Roy Haselip, 35 years of age from Eureka, was located and arrested at the Greenwood Heights location. Haselip was booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of an illegal firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of stolen property. Additional charges are also being submitted to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for review.

This is an on-going and active investigation. We are requesting any community members who recently donated a unique item to Toys for Toys please contact Detective Bailey immediately at 707-441-4215.

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elvis costanza
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elvis costanza
2 months ago

Well, he needed money for more tattoos. You can see his dilemma.

Nice tattoos
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Nice tattoos
2 months ago
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Lost Croat OutburstD
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Lost Croat Outburst
2 months ago
Reply to  elvis costanza

Now he’ll have enough hard time to get the rest of his face filled in.

Timb0D
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2 months ago

Are not bruises the same color as tats?

Steve
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Steve
2 months ago

As a bail bondsman , I will not bail the grinch out even if he had a million dollars. This guy is the lowest of lows. To steal from the kids. I hope they find him guilty and send him to prison where he belongs

I like stars
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I like stars
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Once he is found guilty and receives his slap on the wrist he should be shunned by our entire community. He should be refused service at all businesses, including those that sell food and fuel. We should make him want to move somewhere else.

Fill N The Blank!
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Fill N The Blank!
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Once a ________, always a __________!

NoBody
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NoBody
2 months ago

Hopefully the Whoville police rid the city of the Grinch.

pcwindhamD
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pcwindham
2 months ago

Kim, thanks for posting the links to previous articles. This guy is a career criminal and should be imprisoned for many years. What happened to “Three Strikes”?

daniel Edrich
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daniel Edrich
2 months ago
Reply to  pcwindham

Seriously? It went the way of the guillotine, electric chair, the wheel, flaying, and Abu Ghraib.
3 strikes was reformed by Prop 36
In the first eight months of its enactment, over 1,000 prisoners were released from custody under Prop. 36. Of these inmates released, the recidivism rate stands at less than 2 percent charged with a new crime, a number well below state and national averages. Proposition 36 has saved California taxpayers between $10 and $13 million; and if the reform is applied to all eligible inmates, it is estimated that Californians would save almost $1 billion over the next ten years.

Lone Ranger
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Lone Ranger
2 months ago
Reply to  daniel Edrich

Save 1 billion but have 100 billion stolen by thieves, crack me up.

Outside Looking In
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Outside Looking In
2 months ago
Reply to  daniel Edrich

Releasing prisoners has been proven NOT to save money – we tried that right here in California and found out.

Over the same period of time the state prison inmate population was reduced by 35%, the California Department of Corrections budget more than DOUBLED.

Farce
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Farce
2 months ago
Reply to  daniel Edrich

Sure- because holding criminals in prison is equivalent to flaying and The Wheel. You hype and conflate to try to make a point that is wrong. Here’s some fun history (you should read more)- the guillotine was heralded as a modern, compassionate and humane way to deal with criminals who had been given the death penalty. Up to that time they were commonly broken on the wheel and other tortures were applied as they were slowly and painfully killed. Barbarous and cruel. Beheadings were sloppy often prolonging death, much pain. The guillotine was about doing away with torture. It was accurate, quick and efficient. Virtually painless. It was praised as a tool of The Enlightenment….

burblestein
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burblestein
2 months ago
Reply to  Farce

Indeed, the guillotine is a painless means of execution, but the public is sickened by the sheer gruesomeness of it.

CsMisadventures
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CsMisadventures
2 months ago
Reply to  daniel Edrich

Ya might want to review some of the details of that. Prop 36 rates were released in 2014, if this is the study you’re thinking of: https://law.stanford.edu/three-strikes-project/reports/
Rates are in fact low, however that applies only to those sentenced to life under previous 3 strikes law that were deemed non-violent. These persons were released as they had spent considerable time in prison already and the new laws applied. Prop 36 also drastically changed what is deemed “non-violent” and made numerous crimes that you or I may have considered violent misdemeanors, instead of felonies, without review of someone’s past.

That 2% is accurate, but the numbers you quote are 9 years old and not a lot reported since. But crime rates have gone up and what was a felony, now isn’t, and the local thugs know this. Notice how many stores are having issues with theft and can no longer do much about it? Or anything under $950 in damages?

The rates for everyone else is 30% or so. But how much are you willing to spend for your hopes and prayers? $13 million won’t even build a bridge around here and you call that a savings?

Libertybiberty
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Libertybiberty
2 months ago
Reply to  pcwindham

I think it’s a hundred strikes in California

AnonD
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Anon
2 months ago
Reply to  pcwindham

It disappeared with Newsom.

Enough already
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Enough already
2 months ago

This guy seems to have trouble with Christmas time. Instead of it being the “giving time of the season”, he believes it is the “taking time”. All of the previous incidents listed at the end of the story regarding him fell around the Christmas season. Maybe he should just turn himself in to the jail at the start of each December to save time and energy.

時代劇
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時代劇
2 months ago
Reply to  Enough already

A hot-foil fever
Yuletide Dream Warrior. Watch!
Back a trailer?

時代劇
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時代劇
2 months ago
Reply to  時代劇

Stop! An actual
Highschool teacher said that “Foil”
Is one syl-a-ble

時代劇
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時代劇
2 months ago
Reply to  時代劇

Too late to edit!
Third line missing syllable
Hari Kari time

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Jed the coffee makerD
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Jed the coffee maker
2 months ago

Probably didn’t have the jolliest of childhood either….

Farce
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Farce
2 months ago

No excuse. He’s not a victim- He’s an adult who is making victims out of all those around him. Again I say we need a death penalty. If not for him to at least make room in the overcrowded prison system so he can get locked away for decades. It’s the prison overcrowding that is the excuse for letting guys like him receive small sentences and then get released early on top of that. Otherwise he would have been locked up already and we all could have had our police and justice system resources not used up on his felonious, slimy and evil person….

I like stars
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I like stars
2 months ago

Boohoo. A rough childhood doesn’t justify shitty behavior.

Crap
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Crap
2 months ago

You are correct. It is probably in mental agony and that is why he is a criminal. This is a mental health issue so insted of a couple years in prison he should be locked up for life in a mental hospital. Never get out no parole the rest of his years in a mental hospital.

Your post has enlightend me.

CsMisadventures
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CsMisadventures
2 months ago

Too late, and tough $–t. He’s a grown man that willfully chose to do what he did (and more than a few times) and he can sit in jail for a while. He’s been an adult longer than he was a minor so he doesn’t get to use that as an excuse for being a miscreant.

Crap
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Crap
2 months ago

Oh come on have a heart

Ignore all his victims over the years, the people he has hurt both physically and mentally. Never mind when he gets out in a couple years max he will traumitice more people no he is the real victim here

He has zero accountability and we need to keep giving this guy more and more taxpayer money to enable his behavior since the real culpret is the system and his bad childhood

Now that I thunk about it he is using up perfectly good oxygen. That’s to bad.

Gary Whittaker
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Gary Whittaker
2 months ago

His mom said he was a good boy. Should have eaten more lead paint chips.

Trinidad liberal namaste
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Trinidad liberal namaste
2 months ago

I hope he gets the help he needs. He was such a great kid and just went down the wrong path. Praying for him.

Bozo
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Bozo
2 months ago

Face sure looks familiar… when was the last time he was arrested ?
Quick Google search doesn’t reveal it.

NoBody
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NoBody
2 months ago
Reply to  Bozo

He does have a foreign warrant according to the latest booking sheet Kym posted. If we’re lucky maybe he’ll get extradited. 🤞🏼

CsMisadventures
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CsMisadventures
2 months ago
Reply to  NoBody

I looked some of them up. LoCo booked didn’t show a PC496D which is receiving or buying stolen vehicles. That charge was local. The out of town ones are misdemeanor drug/crack pipe charges, but all handled by the drug task force. Seems he was on their radar already and just needed to screw up again to be found. He isn’t very adept at getting away with anything, or for very long.

pcwindhamD
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pcwindham
2 months ago
Reply to  Bozo

Kim posted several old links from RHBB. Look for them in red at the end of the article

Frog
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Frog
2 months ago

Great job EPD!!!! I know you need more staff, I’ll be asking Santa for ya…

Smh
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Smh
2 months ago

Real winner right there

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I am a robot
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I am a robot
2 months ago

Good job.
What a creep

Ralph NaderD
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Ralph Nader
2 months ago

Oh no! It’s one half of team dumb and dumber! He has the other half’s name tattooed on his face: “Michelle”.
Guess what Michelle has tattooed on her face? Yep! “Brandon”!
Also looks like a “friend” zonked out of their mind, found the tattoo needle and ink and when Brandon was passed out, the friend went to work on his right cheek… oops!

BudD
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Bud
2 months ago

Michele seems to be weighing heavily upon his eyebrow…

Guess
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Guess
2 months ago

Does it say fuck the D.A. On his cheek 🤣😂

Lone Ranger
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Lone Ranger
2 months ago

Sooner or later he’ll steal from the wrong person and his arrest days will end. Merry Christmas.

Gary Whittaker
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Gary Whittaker
2 months ago

$7000. Is a lot of toys. He’ll have to answer to Santa clause.
The suspect is a low life and a drag on society. There must be some special judgement to bestow upon him to pay back the taxpayers for having to deal with this one man crime wave.
Maybe a special cell with a special cell mate just in time for the yule tide season.

Entering a world of pain
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Reply to  Gary Whittaker

Nothing like a good ‘ol fashioned holiday rape joke. Keep it classy humboldt

justsayin
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justsayin
2 months ago

Is this the Brandon of Let’s go Brandon fame?

pcwindhamD
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pcwindham
2 months ago
Reply to  justsayin

LOL

hmmm
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hmmm
2 months ago

Typical fodder story for baby boomers. The country is falling apart and your biggest concern is a guy stealing toys.

Tangled Massocells
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Tangled Massocells
2 months ago
Reply to  hmmm

Got it in for the boomers? You should consult the Baby Boomer Death Clock. Should reassure you that 33 % have already kicked off with more every second! You will have your day soon enough.

Craig
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Craig
2 months ago

In high school, our class made it out alive, but the class behind us started the death count off quick before their graduation ceremony.
Today, it’s getting more noticeable every year with my classmates, with my next class reunion being just a little quieter.

joeschmo
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joeschmo
2 months ago
Reply to  hmmm

lol what? I’m not a boomer but if this doesn’t concern you (and the similar crimes commited around Eureka on a daily basis)… then whatever town you live in is doomed.

brian
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brian
2 months ago

i see the ALLEGED murderer of Casey .j Campbell is at it again, still, 9 years later…
Ask yourself why a repeat , violent, fentanyl dealing , felon
keeps getting released from doing time for his crimes?
i smell a rodent.

Big Rick
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Big Rick
2 months ago

Throw away the f**kin key!!

SecretAgent.001
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SecretAgent.001
2 months ago

Judges & parole officers need to be more responsible/accountable for the released
at least during their parole time.
PS: I recommend Kym should post monthly/bimonthly RBB readers vote for best/worst neck/face/head tat pics.