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On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at about 3:40 p.m., a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Eureka-Arcata Airport observed a black fleece jacket in the roadway off Boeing Avenue, McKinleyville. The deputy retrieved the jacket and felt it was heavy. The deputy checked the contents of the jacket pockets and was unable to locate a form of identification. However, the deputy located $7,000 in cash in the pockets. The money was recounted and booked in along with the jacket as found property.
On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the deputy was able to determine a possible owner for the jacket. The deputy contacted the owner who stated he left the jacket on top of his car and drove away. The owner is travelling from Chicago and the money is from his business. The owner was able to provide accurate detailed information about the jacket and sum of money.
The money and jacket were returned to the owner this morning, Friday, May 6, 2016.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.