Report: Three Arrested Following Humboldt Bay Area Vehicle Burglaries
Originally published 9-5-23
by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
“On Sept. 2, 2023, at about 10:54 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a vehicle burglary in the Samoa area.
Two adult female victims told deputies they were alerted to the burglary upon receiving a notification from one victim’s bank regarding an unauthorized purchase. The two women returned to their vehicle on the 900 block of Vance Avenue and found the driver’s front window broken with numerous items missing, including the victim’s bank card. During their investigation, deputies were able to obtain surveillance video of a male suspect who attempted to use the victim’s stolen card at a local business.
Later that afternoon, at about 2:07 p.m., deputies were contacted by two additional vehicle burglary victims in the Cutten area. The victims told deputies that they had returned to their vehicles at the McKay Tract trailhead near Northridge Road and found both to have been broken into with several items stolen. A passerby in the area was able to provide deputies with a description of the suspect’s vehicle.
Deputies searched the surrounding area and located the suspect vehicle parked along Walford Street, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka. Deputies observed a male matching the suspect from the surveillance video standing outside the vehicle. The male, 33-year-old Delmar Wayne Allen Jr., was observed to have shattered glass on his shoulders and injuries to his hands. Deputies contacted two additional individuals associated with the vehicle: 29-year-old Phillip James Lampley and 21-year-old Lila Jacqueline Perry. All three were detained as deputies conducted their investigation.
Inside the vehicle in plain view, deputies observed items reported stolen from the Samoa burglary in addition to drug paraphernalia. Utilizing K9 Deputy Yahtzee, deputies conducted a free air sniff of the vehicle, during which Yahtzee alerted to the presence of a controlled substance. While searching the vehicle, deputies located various prescription pills, drug paraphernalia and ammunition, and recovered the Samoa victim’s stolen property.
During a search of Allen Jr. and his belongings incident to arrest, deputies located burglary tools. Allen was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on three counts of burglary (PC 459/461(b)), possession of burglary tools (PC 466), possession of stolen property (PC 496(a)), vandalism (PC 594(b)(1) & 594(b)(2)(A)) and use of a stolen credit card (PC 484g).
During a search of Lampley, deputies located over 1 gram of methamphetamine and over 1 gram of suspected fentanyl. Lampley was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)) and possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia (HS 11364(a)).
Perry was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)), possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia (HS 11364(a)) and person prohibited in possession of ammunition (PC 30305(a)).
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.”