On July 3, 2017, at about 4:57 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 30 block of West 2nd Street for the report of a second burglary to the Betty Kwan Chinn warehouse. The exact time of the break-in is unknown and no suspects were on scene. A short distance away, officers located 45 year old John Dalkin in possession of items stolen from the warehouse. Dalkin was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF) for possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.
On July 4, 2017, at about 7:00 a.m., officers responded to the 3500 block of Oregon Street for the report of neighbors holding down a male suspect. The suspect, 18 year old Tyler Lemmons, had attempted to steal a truck and collided with a parked vehicle while trying to drive away. Lemmons brandished a knife while neighbors attempted to detain him. Officers arrested Lemmons and booked him into HCCF for vehicle theft, driving without a license, hit and run, criminal threats, and possession of a dirk or dagger.
On July 4, 2017, at about 1:03 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of 2nd Street for the report of a male making threats and attempting to steal a donation jar from a festival booth. Citizens assisted an officer in the arrest of 33 year old William Koenig. Koenig was arrested and booked into the HCCF for theft and criminal threats.
On July 4, 2017, at about 3:49 p.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Madrone Avenue for the report of a robbery. The victim said he was walking on a trail through the park when he was robbed at knife point. The suspect fled on foot with the victim’s phone and wallet. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20’s, 5’9”, thin build. The suspect was wearing a flat bill camo baseball hat with a gray star and a green hooded sweatshirt. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
On July 4, 2017, at about 5:51 p.m., officers responded to an apartment on the 1600 block of 3rd Street for the report of a stabbing. The male victim reported that he had been stabbed from behind by an unknown male. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries. Witnesses described the suspect as an Indian male in his 40’s, 5’7”, 160 pounds wearing a dark baseball hat and gray hooded sweatshirt. Officers checked the area and followed up on a few leads but were unable to locate the suspect.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4044.