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3.22.24- LOCO

Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On March 19, 2024, a Community Service Officer (CSO) with the Eureka Police Department was dispatched to the 1700 block of I Street on a report of a residential burglary. The investigation revealed the theft occurred during the night on March 18, 2024, and a large quantity of construction equipment had been taken from a job site.

The victim spoke with neighbors in the area and was able to locate surveillance footage of the suspect. The victim placed still photos taken from the surveillance on social media and the Nextdoor app asking for assistance in identifying the suspect.

A citizen located a suspect matching the description and provided a clear photograph to police. Later the same day Eureka Police Officers received a tip the suspect was seen near the 1800 block of J Street.

Eureka Police Officers responded to the residence and located the suspect, identified as Adare Armes, and detained him in the back yard. Eureka Police Detectives authored a search warrant for Armes’ living area and recovered several items taken during the burglary. During the investigation Officers learned additional stolen property was likely stored in a vehicle nearby. Eureka Police Detectives canvassed the area and were able to locate a vehicle containing the remaining stolen property. Eureka Police Detectives authored a second search warrant and retrieved the additional stolen property.

Armes was placed under arrest for burglary, possession of stolen property, and transported to HCCF without further incident where he remains in custody.

The Eureka Police Department would like to thank the community for their vigilance and assistance in this investigation. The rapid sharing of suspect information ultimately led to the arrest of Armes and the recovery of stolen property.