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A raft was found near the boats on Trinidad Harbor where two motors were stolen. A harbor employee believes the raft was used by the suspects to access the boats.

The following is a press release issued by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

On Wednesday, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received a call from a citizen reporting motors being stolen from boats moored in Trinidad Harbor.

The deputy assigned to the City of Trinidad responded and met with the citizen, who is a Trinidad Harbor employee. The deputy learned two boats, named " Red Fish Blue Fish" and "Dew Too" had been moored in Trinidad Harbor. Between Aug. 12, around dusk, and Aug. 13, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the suspect(s) removed a trolling motor from one of the boats, and a trolling motor and fishing supplies (poles, etc) from another boat. The deputy followed the citizen to a location on the beach below the Trinidad Lighthouse. The citizen showed the deputy a raft that the suspect (s) appeared to have used to access the boats. They deputy also located a black rain jacket and three black shirts near the raft. The shirts were wet. The trolling motors weighed approximately 100 pounds each so it is believed more than one suspect was involved in the theft.

The stolen trolling motors are described as:

1. 2007 Honda 8 hp Trolling Motor, unknown year

2. 2011 Yamaha F-8 Trolling Motor

Total estimated loss of from the boats is approximately $7,000 total.

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.



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