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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Suspicious package investigation on Humboldt Hill

Deputy in an EOD suit holding xray gear

On July 9, 2020, at about 10:30 a.m., a community member contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Center to report three suspicious packages discovered outside a residence on the 5600 block of Humboldt Hill Road in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka.

Sheriff’s deputies were unable to locate anyone associated with the packages nor was there any identifying information on the packages indicating the owner. Due to these suspicious circumstances, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team was dispatched to investigate.

Humboldt Hill Road was briefly closed while deputies conducted their investigation. As part of their investigation, EOD deputies x-rayed the package and determined the contents to be vinyl records.

There is no perceived threat to the public at this time. Humboldt Hill Road has been reopened to traffic.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that if you see something suspicious or out of place in your neighborhood, do not touch or move it, but contact your local law enforcement.

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