Theft of 20-30 firearms discovered in Redway

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office
826 Fourth Street, Eureka, CA 95501
Date: 02-25-2015
From: Sgt. Jesse Taylor
(707) 923-2761
Subject: Theft of Firearms
Case: 201500881
On 02-25-2015, at approximately 8:44 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies with the Humboldt County
Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a driveway located in the 3500 block of Briceland Thorne Rd.,
Redway, to investigate the report of a found gun safe.
Upon the deputies arrival, it was determined the gun safe had recently been cut open and dumped
in the driveway by unknown suspect(s). The deputies found paperwork inside the safe that led them to a
shipping container that was stored in the 3300 block of Redwood Dr., Redway. At this location the
deputies located the shipping container which has been converted into an office space. The deputies met
with a victim who reported their shipping container was burglarized and a chain link fence that surrounds
the property had also been cut open. It is believed the burglary occurred sometime last night. It was
determined that approximately 20-30 firearms were stolen. The firearms consisted of handguns, deer
rifles, and shotguns. The exact number of firearms or descriptions is unknown at this time because a
family member who has this information is out of town and could not be reached.
The crime scene was processed for evidence and the investigation is ongoing. At this time there
is no suspect information. Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related
criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime
Tip line at 707-268-2539
Mike Downey