On August 3, 2018, at about 6:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a car dealership on the 1700 block of Central Ave. in McKinleyville.
When deputies arrived on scene, the suspect, 28-year-old Kevin Baltazar Dial of McKinleyville, fled from inside the business on foot. Deputies pursued and quickly apprehended Dial. Dial was found to be in possession of stolen keys to the business and a stolen key fob to a vehicle in the front show room. Dial was found to have also caused over $8,000 in property damage to the dealership.
Dial was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of burglary, vehicle theft, vandalism, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. His bail is set at $50,000.
Anyone with information 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.