Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release: 


One person has been charged in connection to the Valentine’s Day burglary of a McKinleyville business.

Tyler Blaine Gingerich, 21, has been charged with the burglary of a commercial storage facility on the 1600 block of Murray Rd. on Feb. 14. Gingerich and an accomplice cut a fence and broke into approximately 20 storage units. The crime was stopped short when sheriff’s deputies patrolling the area noticed suspicious activity and began to investigate. Gingerich and the second suspect were caught on surveillance footage at the business.

Gingerich was arrested by the Arcata Police Department on Feb. 17 on unrelated charges. While in custody, Gingerich confessed to deputies about his role in the burglary.

Gingerich is facing several criminal charges related to cases from the HCSO, Arcata Police Department and the Eureka Police Department. His total bail is set at $135,000.