Thieves Break into BLM Secured Yard on Heindon Road in Arcata
UPDATED BELOW: Two Arrested; Two Others Sought
This weekend saw the brazen theft of several vehicles taken from behind a locked gate in Arcata by some determined scoundrels.
On Sunday, August 26, The Arcata Police Department was summoned to investigate a theft that occurred at the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office on Heindon Road in Arcata near the Highway 101 and 299 interchange, according to the APD release today.
- A black 1999 Toyota Tacoma (CA license number 6JYK204)
- A red 1989 Toyota pickup (CA license number 5V83905)
- And a green 2006 Yamaha Rhino ATV.
- The stolen trailer has a US Department of the Interior license plate (number L1423348).
- 1203.2(a) PC, Violation of Probation
- 496(a) PC, Possession of Stolen Property
- 12021(a) PC, Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Lee Kelly Hawkins, 27 of Arcata, was also taken into custody at the residence for a violation of 496(a) PC, Possession of Stolen Property.
During the course of the investigation additional information was discovered that one of the vehicles stolen during the burglary may have been in the Blue Lake area. Arcata Police Department officers utilized an automated license plate reader recently purchased with the assistance of a grant from Coast Central Credit Union to locate the red 1989 Toyota truck, abandoned in the 1400 block of Glendale Drive in Blue Lake.
Surveillance was obtained from a nearby business of a white female and a white male adult parking the stolen Toyota truck on Saturday, August 25th at around 4:30 pm. The two subjects drove away in a black, late model Ford F-150 crew cab truck.
The Arcata Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the two subjects. If you have any information regarding the identity of the two subjects or the whereabouts of the black Ford truck, please contact the Arcata Police Department at 822-2424 or leave an anonymous tip at the Arcata Police Department’s Crime Tip Line at 825-2588.
|For additional information, please contact:||Acting Sgt. Bob Martinez|
|Or the On-Duty Watch Commander|
|Arcata Police Department|
(Pictures are approximate representations only. Posted by Skippy Massey)