From the Eureka Police Department:

On February 11, 2021, at about 6:30 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 1000 block of California Street for the report of a female checking mailboxes and stealing mail in the area. The reporting party was able to provide a detailed description of the female and updated dispatch on her direction of travel.

An officer located the female near the 200 block of B Street and identified her as 40- year-old Eureka resident, Susan Rau, aka Susan Allen. Rau was found to be in possession of mail belonging to 27 victims and bank cards and identification cards belonging to an additional 7 victims.

Rau was transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for theft of mail and probation violation. This is an ongoing investigation. The Eureka Police Department would like to acknowledge the actions of the reporting party, for recognizing the suspicious activity and providing such detail to our dispatchers. If you witness suspicious activity in the city limits of Eureka, call our non-emergency 24/7 dispatch center at (707) 441-4044. Be prepared to describe clothing, weapons, vehicles, and directions of travel.