California Department for Parks and Recreation press release:
Park Rangers with California State Parks are asking for the public’s assistance in fighting crime in our parks by helping identify two suspects involved in the recent theft of wood from a historic barn within Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Two suspects were caught on camera entering the historic barn, dismantling and then removing pieces of the historic structure including redwood boards. Rangers have not been able to identify the suspects.
The suspects captured on camera are described as follows:
Suspect 1: white male adult, in his mid-late fifties. He is approximately 5’6″-5’10” tall, with a medium build. His hair is dark and greying, long and straight, and likely tied back behind his head. He was last seen wearing a dark grey hooded-sweatshirt from a local business, wearing faded, baggy jeans, and brown leather boots.
Suspect 2: white male adult, in his late 40’s or early 50’s. He is approximately 5’8″-6′ tall, with a medium build. His hair is blonde and kept short. He was last seen wearing a green camouflage baseball cap, brown-topped prescription glasses, a tan long-sleeve shirt, and tan pants.
The two suspects were accompanied by a dark grey pit bull, with white paws, a white chest, and a white snout.
California State Park Rangers are committed to protecting our State’s natural and cultural resources. We could use the community’s help in identifying suspects who damage park resources and prey on park visitors. State Parks requests anyone with information regarding the identity of these suspects, or related criminal activity to contact Ranger Nic Gunvaldson at (707) 946-1805 or call the park’s Tip Line at (707) 946-1816.
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ADDENDUM, 6:12 p.m.: Chuck Edwards, who represents Quality Body Works, contacted the Outpost to say that while it appears both these men are wearing sweatshirts with a logo from that business, they are not connected to it in any way:
“For the record, neither of these individuals have ever worked for Quality Body Works,” he said. “The sweatshirts shown in the picture haven’t been used in over a decade so we’re not sure where they got them.”