From the Humboldt County Drug Task Force:

On November 5th, 2020, special agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF), with the assistance of the Arcata Police Department, served a search warrant on a vehicle in the alley way behind the 800 block of 9th St. in Arcata. The driver of the vehicle, Melissa Parker (37 years old from Eureka) was detained at the vehicle.

Agents searched Parker’s vehicle and located stolen property from three different vehicle burglaries that occurred in Loleta in 2020. On June 25th, 2020 two different victims had their windows smashed out of their locked vehicles on Table Bluff Rd. in Loleta. Both victims had their purses stolen. On September 15th, 2020 the third victim had her window smashed out while parked at the Hookton Slough Unit on Hookton Rd. in Loleta. The third victim’s purse was also stolen.

As a result of this investigation HCDTF agents were able to return social security cards, bank cards, checkbooks, and gift certificates to the victims.

Agents will forward a case with a warrant declaration to the Humboldt County District Attorney requesting the following charges be filed:

  • PC 496(a) Possession of stolen property

Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-267-9976.