On Monday, 05-04-2015 at about 4:15 a.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was dispatched to a report of a burglary alarm going off at Murphey’s Market in Trinidad. When the deputy arrived at the market he discovered the front glass door to Murphey’s Market was broken out.
The deputy waited for a second deputy to arrive on scene before making entry inside of the market to check for any suspect(s). When the second deputy arrived on scene entry was made into the market to check for suspect(s). The deputies did not locate any suspect(s) inside of the market. The scene was then secured and the responsible for the market was contacted and arrived on scene.
It appears that an unknown suspect used a rock to smash open the front glass door to the market to gain entry. The suspects then stole an unknown amount of cigarettes and liquor. This case is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
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.
Mike Downey, Sheriff