EPD Finds Heroin, News Channel 3 Camera; Looking for Suspect and More News Cams

Hank Sims / Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 @ 4:19 p.m. / Crime

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From the Eureka Police Department:

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On the afternoon of 01/28/13, detectives from the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) responded to a neighborhood complaint in the 2500 block of Union St. The complaint alleged excessive foot and vehicle traffic coming from an apartment located in the alley.

Detectives contacted a female living in the apartment, who advised them one of the subjects living with her was Edward Charles Vercoe (12/28/69). Vercoe in on active PRCS Parole and is subject to search and seizure at anytime.

During a subsequent search, detectives located ½ gram of Heroin and a Sony HD video camera they believed was related to a weekend burglary of News Channel 3. Employees from Channel 3 were contacted and responded to the scene where they positively identified the Sony camera and related cables. The employees from Channel 3 stated there are additional cameras and equipment outstanding.

Vercoe was not on scene at the time the search was conducted and is currently wanted for being in Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Stolen Property.

Anyone with information regarding Vercoe’s whereabouts can contact the Eureka Police Department, at (707) 441-4060, or call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373.  

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