Stolen Toys and Handgun, Along with Other Items Discovered as Law Enforcement Agencies Continue Investigating Toys for Tots Burglary
Press release from the Eureka Police Department:
On December 13, 2023 an Agent from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF), who has been actively involved in this investigation, authored a search warrant for several locations in response to the ongoing attempts to locate additional toys stolen from the Toys for Tots storage location. The search warrants were executed by HCDTF, assisted by Detectives and an Evidence Technician from the Eureka Police Department.
During the search of one of the locations, additional stolen toys were located and recovered. Also located was a stolen handgun, ammunition, body armor and two (2) digital scales with narcotic residue.
This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are expected to be filed once reviewed by the Humboldt County District Attorney’s office.
The Agent who authored the search warrants shared that this theft hit close to home for him. He understands how these generous donations of toys have such a positive impact on the children of our community, and is committed to recovering as many of the toys as we can while bringing those responsible to justice.