On 07-20-16 Deputies responded to a residential burglary on Timmons Lane in Fieldbrook. Through continued investigation and follow up, Joshua Rau (35 years old) was identified as a suspect. Deputies obtained a search warrant for Rau’s residence, located in the 1100 block of Everding Street, Eureka. On 08-02-16 Deputies served the search warrant on the residence, and arrested Rau. During the service of the warrant, Jeremi Miller (31 years old) was apprehended while attempting to flee from the rear of the residence. Miller had a warrant for the possession of stolen property.
The following stolen property was located in Rau’s vehicle, or inside the residence.
Two license plates stolen from within the city of Eureka
Property from a burglary of the Humboldt County Roads Maintenance yard located in Freshwater
Property from a stolen vehicle taken from within the city of Arcata
Property stolen from the Timmons Lane burglary
Also located during the search was a sawed off shotgun, Items used to manufacture Methamphetamine, and packing for transportation of Heroin. Rau was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, and booked on the above charges. His bail has been set at $ 50,000. Miller was booked, and held on the no bail warrant.
On 07-20-2016 at 9:40 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a victim, who lives in the 1800 block of Timmons Lane, Fieldbrook. The victim reported that sometime between 07/19/2016 and 07/20/2016 unknown suspects stole several items from inside of storage sheds located on his property.
Items stolen were described by the victim as; antique bear trap, redwood slabs, air compressor, pressure washer, antique saddle with a gold plate on rear of saddle with “George Minor” engraving, several horse hair bridles, sterling silver horse bits and another saddle with barbed wire design.
Deputies learned through their investigation that a male suspect attempted to sell several of these item on 07/21/2016 at a local pawn shop. Deputies obtained video surveillance footage of the suspect inside of the pawn shop. The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 5’-10” to 6’ in height, slim build. The suspect’s vehicle was described as silver, Honda Ridgeline, pickup truck.
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.