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Is Myrtletown About to Experience a Crime Wave?


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date posted: May 10, 2007 22:47:42 Reply Blog entry Flag this comment as Spam or Inappropriate
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Attempted burglary foiled by Myrtletown citizen--deputy sheriff warns of impending crime wave.

From our office in Myrtletown yesterday we spotted a very suspicious-looking woman hanging out on the street corner. The woman stood out because she was obviously high on meth or other hard drugs and she appeared to be trying to get a good look at our office. It was sketchy enough that we decided to record some video of this event.

That was yesterday around 4 p.m. Today at 5:20 a.m. an unknown subject attempted to break into our office by smashing out the glass on the back door.


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date posted: May 30, 2007 11:12:57 Reply Flag this comment as Spam or Inappropriate
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Our night shift technician on duty at the time immediately began yelling and making noise, which apparently scared the intruder away from the scene. He left so fast, in fact, that he forgot to take his bolt cutters!


We asked the deputy sheriff who took our report if there was currently a crime problem in Myrtletown. He explained that it doesn't seem to be any worse right now than usual, but in his experience he has seen the crime come in waves marked by break-in attempts like what happened here this morning.

I'm not saying we should all freak out and get paranoid about tweekers stealing from us, but we should definitely work together as a community to spot potential criminals like the nasty methed-up hag in the video, and call the Sheriff's office when we see them. It will also help if we make those undesirable characters feel very unwelcome in our neighborhoods. Tell them to leave, make eye contact with them so they know you see them, take photos or video of them and their vehicles.

We can stop crime before it happens if we pay attention and work together as a community!


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date posted: May 30, 2007 11:13:30 Reply Flag this comment as Spam or Inappropriate
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Another rather scary burglar's tactic that was explained to me this morning by the very friendly Humboldt County Sheriff's deputy who took my report, is gaining entry to a residence by using a long wire to disconnect the emergency release on an automatic garage door. The intruder then lifts the door up manually and quietly enters the house, sometimes even while the residents are home sleeping!

Drug addicts are desperate, stupid, and bold. They will enter your home while you are there, and they will take advantage of even the slightest opportunity, even if it's broad daylight! Let's start chasing these people out of our neighborhoods and taking control of our streets!


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Guess we're not the only Eureka business being targeted by burglars. The Humboldt Sentinel was burglarized just a couple weeks earlier.


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I just read the Humboldt Sentinel Article, and it made me sick. I am really appalled at how bold the scum in Eureka are becoming. My house was burglarized in broad daylight 10 months ago, and we also have an alarm system. Nothing will stop them.

I've been in several other local businesses over the last year and have heard the same sad story time and time again: despite having an alarm system installed, the burglars get away with several hundreds (or thousands) of dollars worth of equipment and merchandise before the cops arrive. The burglars leave fingerprints and plenty of security camera footage, but suspects are rarely apprehended.

It's a shame that our town has worse burglary and theft rates than LA and even Oakland. I never imagined distinguishing between criminals with a hint of conscience and the kind that will leave no business, no family, no person - no matter how elderly or well armed - untouched. It's unbelievable.

Or maybe it's just par for the course when you live in the wild west.


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