News 3 camera found among loot.
The Eureka Police Department made an important discovery of a second stolen News 3 camera as they served a search warrant on Wednesday, March 13.
The camera was stolen in January along with three mothers and a scanner when the News trailer was burglarized. The news station manager reported the burglary to the Humboldt Sheriff’s Office and asked the public to be on the lookout for any clues on the stolen property.
One of the cameras was found the next day during a search warrant served at a Eureka home after complaints from the neighbors. The rest of the property, however, was nowhere to be found.
It was not until two month later, that another trace of the stolen in terms was discovered. According to police, Eureka Police officers received complaints from the residents in the 300 block of West Buhne St. of suspected drug activity. Their suspicions were confirmed during the search warrant last week in which the detectives seized 2.5 grams of heroin, 8.8 grams of hashish, 4.5 pounds of marijuana “shake,” drug paraphernalia, and a firearm. Detectives also found and seized numerous stolen cameras, with the long lost News 3 camera among them.
The newsmakers, Jon Scott David, 38, and Kerry Ann Draeger, 36, were arrested after the search and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. They are held for possession of heroin for sales, maintaining a residence for narcotic activity, child endangerment, and possession of stolen property. David is also being held for the charge of a felon in possession of a firearm.
Anyone with more information concerning the stolen property or suspected drug activity is encouraged to call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit of Eureka at (707) 441-4373.
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