Missing and Wanted Persons
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Two robberies and one grand theft in Eureka are believed have been committed by the same suspect, and the Eureka Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the man. In one incident the suspect was seen leaving the scene in a small 4- door red Nissan. The suspect is described as a a white male, about 6’ tall, medium build with short brown hair - see the photo above and the video and more information from the press release below.
Anyone with information about these crimes, the suspect, the suspect vehicle or the location of the stolen property, please contact Detective Harpham at 707-441-4305.
Summary from the Eureka Police Department press release:
On Thursday, 4-18-13, at about 2100 hours, a suspect took 3 37” Westinghouse LED TV’s out through the emergency exit of Target in Eureka. The suspect fled in a small 4- door red Nissan with the license plate purposely concealed. The suspect was described as a white male, about 6’ tall, medium build, with brown hair. No force or threats were used by the suspect.
On Friday, 4-26-13, at about 2040 hours, a suspect entered Hana Restaurant at 2120 4th Street, ripped the cash register drawer from the register and attempted to flee the store. An employee interrupted the theft. The suspect was a white male, about 6’ tall, medium build with short brown hair. He wore large black sunglasses to partially block his face and he wore gloves. The suspect fled in a red 90’s model hatchback with the license plate purposely concealed. The suspect pushed and punched an employee in attempt to complete the theft. This use of force to complete the theft, turned the theft incident into a robbery.
On Saturday, 5-11-13, at about 2130 hours, a male subject entered Subway sandwich shop at 1906 4th Street, ripped the cash register drawer from the register and fled the store. The suspect was described as a white male, about 6’2”tall, with brown/gray hair wearing an orange and green camouflage mask. The suspect fled on foot. No vehicle was seen. The suspect threatened to stab the employee if he tried to stop him from leaving with the cash register drawer. The use of threats turned the theft into a robbery.
The Eureka Police Department believes the three incidents were committed by the same suspect and request anyone with information in regards to the suspect, suspect vehicle or the location of the stolen property, to contact Detective Harpham at the 707-441-4305.
The Video below shows the crime as it's being committed at Target in Eureka-thanks Lost Coast Outpost and You Tube.
Update:Tues., July 30, 2013 - New lead gives hope to family of missing person Erik Lamberg
A new lead in the case of Erik Lamberg, who has been missing since last May, (see photo above and below) gives renewed hope in finding what happened to the missing man.
Use the player below to hear the latest in this case. This report was aired by KMUD News Anchor Eileen Russell on the KMUD local News Tues., July 30, 2013.
Update: Wed., July 3, 2013-Family of missing Erik Lamberg makes another plea for public's help; interview with Lamberg's wife included
The family of 51 year-old Erik Lamberg (shown in the photo above) notified the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office last May that Lamberg was missing and was last heard from after his car had broke down in the Laytonville area. Subsequently, Deputies located Lamberg's abandoned vehicle approximately 20 miles west of Willits on Sherwood Road, but Erik Lamberg is still missing.
Lamberg is described as being 51 years old, 6'05" tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, having "sandy" blond hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what clothing he had on when he went missing. The family related that Erik may be experiencing mental health issues but has shown no violent tendencies in the past.The Sheriff's Office is requesting anyone who has information or who might have seen Erik to contact the Sheriff's Dispatch Center at (707)463-4086.
The player below features a newspiece updating this story, including an interview with Erik Lamberg's wife, Samantha Lamberg. This piece was aired on the KMUD Local News on Wed., July 3, 2013 by KMUD News Director Terri Klemetson.
The original post on this missing person story can be seen below.
Erik Lamberg, 51 years old, was reported missing by his family who last had phone contact with him on May 26, 2013 around 11:30 PM. Lamberg is described as: 6'5" tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, having "sandy" blond hair and blue eyes. On June 1, 2013 the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office located Lamberg's abandoned vehicle approximately 20 miles west of Willits on Sherwood Road. See a photo of Erik Lamberg and the press release from the MCSO below.
Press Release from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office regarding missing person, Erik Lamberg :
On May 29, 2013 around 9:31 PM the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received a call from a family member of Erik Lamberg. The family member stated Erik was experiencing difficulties with his vehicle when she last spoke to him on May 26, 2013 around 11:30 PM. At that time Erik had his vehicle, a silver 2004 Honda Odyssey, towed to Laytonville when it broke down in Leggett. He had the vehicle repaired and stayed two nights at a local hotel in Laytonville at which time he phoned his family and said he was "fine". The family has not seen or heard from Erik since. A missing persons case was taken and a "be on the lookout" (BOLO) issued to all northern California law enforcement agencies. Deputies later confirmed Erik's vehicle was repaired by a local mechanic and he had stayed in the motel for two nights, but had checked out on May 28, 2013.
On June 1, 2013 the Sheriff's Office received a report of an abandoned vehicle approximately 20 miles west of Willits on Sherwood Road. Deputies responded and located Erik's vehicle. It appeared the vehicle had gotten stuck in a ditch in the road and was abandoned. Search efforts around the vehicle were conducted but Erik was not located. The vehicle was towed to clear the road.
The missing person is described as being 51 years old, 6'05" tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, having "sandy" blond hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what clothing he had on when he went missing. The family related that Erik may be experiencing mental health issues but has shown no violent tendencies in the past.The Sheriff's Office is requesting anyone who has information or who might have seen Erik to contact the Sheriff's Dispatch Center at (707)463-4086.
The photo below shows missing person, Erik Lamberg.
Second missing man- Sean Sidi
Sean Sidi, a 19 year-old male from San Francisco, was reported missing on May 21, 2013. Sidi is considered "at risk" because he has been recovering from a head truama as a result of a fall. When last seen Sidi was wearing a black-and-gray North Face-brand jacket, blue jeans and black canvas shoes. He is 5-foot-5 and 120 pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes - see photo above. There is reason to suspect that Sidi might be headed to Mendocino or Humboldt County.
If you have any information about Sean Sidi please contact his mother, Lin Ching, at (415) 713-5913 or Inspector Anne MacKenzie at (415) 734-3268. See additional information at: www.seansidi.com/
Hear more on both of these missing persons cases in a report aired by KMUD News Director Terri Klemetson on the KMUD Local News Monday, June 3, 2013.
According to a press release from the Eureka Police Department, 64 year old Raymond Lawrence Anderson was reported missing on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Anderson was last seen in Redding on the morning of May 23 and was reportedly driving back to Eureka using either Highway 299 or 36.
Anderson is described as being a white male adult, brown/grey hair, mustache and goatee, blue eyes, approx. 5'4" and 175 lbs. He was last known to be driving a blue 1991 Chevrolet Carpice with California license plate 2XBB559. See the full press release and a photo of Raymond Anderson below.
EPD Press Release:
The Eureka Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating 64 year old Raymond Lawrence Anderson who was reported missing by friends on 05/26/13. Raymond Anderson was last seen in Redding, Calif., on 05/23/13 at 9:00 a.m. He was reportedly driving back toEureka, Calif., via Hwy 299 or possibly Hwy 36. Anderson is described as being a white male adult, brown/grey hair, mustache and goatee, blue eyes, approx. 5'4" and 175 lbs. He was last known to be driving a blue 1991 Chevrolet Carpice with California license plate 2XBB559. He hassome medical problems and walks with a limp (right side). He is described as very friendly and outgoing. Anyone with any information regarding Raymond Anderson is urged to contact the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4300 or (707) 441-4044.
Law enforcement would like to talk to the hikers. Where did they find the dog?
From a HCSO press release of 5/15/2013: The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public with the identity of two hikers who were on the beach at the end of Lighthouse Road, Petrolia on Wednesday May 8, 2013 during the late evening hours.
Investigators were aware on the night of the homicide that the Miller family pet “Gigi”, a tricolored Dachshund, was unaccounted for. On Monday May 13, 2013, Humboldt County Detectives learned that a woman from the Petrolia area was in possession of Gigi. This subject was contacted and it was confirmed the Dachshund she possessed was Gigi. The woman told detectives she was on the beach at the end of Lighthouse Road in Petrolia during the late evening hours of Wednesday May 8, 2013. Two hikers were walking off the beach and were carrying Gigi. The hikers said they found the dog and were not able to locate an owner. The woman offered to care for the dog and took possession of Gigi. Names were not exchanged with the hikers and their identity is not known. It would be greatly beneficial to this investigation and the search of Shane Miller, if the location Gigi was originally found was known.
The Humboldt and Shasta County Detectives are asking the persons who located Gigi call the following numbers to provide that information. Shasta County (530-245-6025) or Humboldt County (707-445-7251).
Gigi remains in the care of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and arrangements are being made for the safe return of Gigi to members of the Miller family. Gigi was in excellent health when she was found by the hikers and injury free. Attached are photographs of Gigi.
Update on Search for Miller
The search for triple homicide suspect Shane Miller continues this morning. Efforts are a continuation of yesterday’s tactics, consisting of foot searches in the King Range trails and door to door searches of residences and cabins in the Petrolia, Honeydew and Shelter Cove communities. As a reminder there is a 5:00 PM community meeting scheduled at the Honeydew School. The King Range Conservation Area remains temporarily closed to all recreational activities.
Agencies and Resources Assigned
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, SWAT Teams from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at Pelican Bay and High Desert, Fortuna Police Department, Humboldt County Drug Task Force, California Highway Patrol, Humboldt State University, Eureka Police Department, helicopters from the California Highway Patrol and Homeland Securtiy.
At 10:30 pm on Mon., May 13, 2013 a McKinleyville man reported to a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy that he had been struck intentionally by a truck. The suspect was described as a White male, approximately 6’ tall, 220 lbs, late 50’s, balding, with some hair on the side of his head, and was reported driving a dark colored pickup truck, possibly a Nissan. See the full HCSO press release and photos below.
On 05-13-2013, approximately 10:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a 20 year old McKinleyville man who told the deputy he was struck intentionally by a truck. When the deputy arrived at the McKinleyville Shell Gas Station 1606 Central Avenue, McKinleyville the victim related the following:
The victim was standing in line to make a purchase inside the gas station when a male (suspect) behind him in line became irritated because the line was not moving fast enough. The victim attempted to explain to the suspect that the person in front of him at the register was disabled and needed extra time to gather his items and make his purchase. The suspect got angry with the victim and began yelling obscenities at the victim. The victim decided to leave, walked out of the gas station and across Central Avenue, McKinleyville. The suspect got into his truck, drove out of the gas station and accelerated at the victim, striking the victim with his truck and causing the victim to literally get knocked of his feet and fly through the air. The victim landed on the shoulder of the road. Several uninvolved citizens witnessed the assault. The victim sustained injuries to his elbow, hip and knee. Medical arrived, but the victim refused medical treatment.
The investigating deputy was able to obtain a video of the suspect from the gas station. The Humboldt County Sheriffs Office is requesting the public's help in locating and identifying the suspect.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
The suspect is described as: White male, approximately 6’ tall, 220 lbs, late 50’s, balding with some hair on the side of his head. Driving a dark colored pickup truck, possibly a Nissan.