Unknown Medications Stolen From Lima’s Pharmacy; Sheriff’s Office Warning People Not to Take Mysterious Drugs [UPDATED]
Lt. Steve Knight of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office tells the Lost Coast Outpost that Lima’s Pharmacy on Harrison Ave. in Eureka was burgled early this morning a little after 4 a.m. Someone apparently kicked in a door and made off with an unknown amount of prescription medications.
The Sheriff’s Office is attempting to determine precisely what was stolen. However, in their initial tally they have found that some of the purloined medicines would be actively dangerous to people who are not under a doctor’s prescription. “If people take it, it can cause serious problems,” he said.
It’s never a good idea to drop random pills acquired on the street, but it would be an especially bad idea today. Don’t take mystery drugs today, people.
UPDATE 10:57 a.m.:
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Press Release:
On 2-25-2014, at approximately 4:22 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a burglary alarm at Lima’s Pharmacy on Harrison Avenue, Eureka. A deputy arrived at the Pharmacy within three minutes of the call. The deputy checked the main building which was secure; however the deputy saw wet tracks in the lawn to a smaller building behind the main building. The deputy saw the door to that building was kicked in and there was a shoe print below the handle. The inside of the building had been ransacked.
The owner of the pharmacy was notified and arrived on scene. He told the investigating deputy the smaller building belonged to Limas Pharmacy. The pharmacy stored non-narcotic medications in that building, along with other items. The non-narcotic medications were contained in various un-labeled bottles which were in various sizes. The owner could not tell the deputy immediately what was taken from the building.
On 2-25-2014, approximately 10:15 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Pharmacy owner that he discovered numerous non-narcotic medications were stolen and was concerned for anyone who may take them. The owner, who is a Pharmacist, said anyone taking these medications that were not prescribed to them could have serious medical issues or even death. The owner is still inventorying the stolen medication.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s 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.
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Hank Sims / Wednesday, Feb. 12 @ 10:16 a.m. / Emergencies
Lost Coast Outpost readers and KSLG listeners are reporting a large presence of emergency vehicles on the peninsula side of the Samoa Bridge, at the corner of 255 and Navy Base Road.
Scanner traffic indicates that police received word of a “possibly suicidal subject” at that location at about 9:20 a.m. Many agencies began to respond, but were later called off.
”The subject is alert, oriented and responsive,” one dispatcher said at about 9:25 a.m. “You do not need to respond to the trail. They are coming out on foot.”
Updates as we get them.
Hank Sims / Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 @ 1:13 p.m. / Emergencies
UPDATE: All clear. KIEM’s Facebook page is reporting that the device was detonated by the bomb squad.
Sgt. Ernie Steward of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office confirms that the Eureka Police Department has called his office’s bomb squad in to investigate a possible pipe bomb that was found on I Street not too far from the high school this morning.
Traffic on I Street is closed, Stewart said.
More to follow…
Andrew Goff / Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 @ 12:40 p.m. / Emergencies
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Above: Blue Lake BaconFest emcee John McClurg scales “Mt. Bacon” at Blue Lake Casino Saturday. The porky peak started the day comprised of nearly 3,500 pieces of bacon. However, environmental degradation caused by steady “mountaineering” is currently causing rapid elevation decrease. Plan your visit soon (like, in the next couple of hours).
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UPDATE, 1:45 p.m.: In other breaking BaconFest news, area man Sean Beltran bested four other competitors in the bacon eating competition. His prize? A three month supply of bacon! Oh boy!
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UPDATE, 2:35 p.m.: More bacon! Kenneth Berry took home first place in the amateur bacon competition with his bacon cheese cake (pictured below amongst other competitors).
Andrew Goff / Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 @ 11:49 a.m. / Emergencies
Citizens of Ferndale, take comfort in knowing that the first responders in your city are on the ball should disaster befall thee. Proof? Look no further than the care and manpower devoted to what locals are already calling the Great 2013 Ferndale Paint Spill. Witnesses at the scene told the Lost Coast Outpost that a truck turning onto Main St. from Milton Ave. — coincidently, the location of LoCO HQ — took the turn a bit too swiftly causing a can of latex-based paint to become dislodged and fall to the street below.
Fear not, Ferndale. This was a job Ferndale’s Police Department and its Volunteer Fire Department were more than ready for. The agencies responded, laid out flares and directed traffic around the spill so the paint could safely be cleaned (well, except for the emergency vehicle that drove right through it. Everyone else went around though).
Your Lost Coast Outpost spoke with KHUM radio live from the scene. That audio is included below.
So, if anyone asks you if the citizens of sleepy Ferndale sit around and watch the paint dry, you look them dead in the eye and say, “They do not. They take action.”