On Nov. 3, 2022, at about 8:39 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 2500 block of Vaissade Road, in the county’s jurisdiction of Arcata, for the report of a burglary.
According to the reporting party, a suspect vehicle had been observed leaving the unoccupied residence with a stolen washing machine. The vehicle was reportedly last seen fleeing westbound toward Manila. Deputies patrolled the Manila area and located the suspect vehicle parked along Peninsula Drive near Darin Road. Deputies contacted and detained two male occupants of the vehicle, 57-year-old Darren Lee Carter and 37-year-old Eric Christopher Chambers. The washing machine and a stolen pull chain were recovered from the vehicle.
Chambers was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of burglary (PC 459/461(a)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)).
Carter was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of burglary (PC 459/461(a)).
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
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Darren Lee Carter Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility
Eric Christopher Chambers Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility