Fortuna Police Department press release:
On August 17, 2022 Fortuna Officers received a report of a past tense burglary at The Fortuna Veteran’s Memorial Hall in the 1400 block of Main Street, Fortuna CA. In the course of the initial investigation, it was determined that unknown suspect(s) gained access to the building and Canteen associated with Walker Bailey American Legion Post 205 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Sunset Post 2207.
Suspect(s) stole several items, some of which included an undisclosed amount of US currency, a cash register, electronics and irreplaceable military memorabilia commonly known as challenge coins.
It is extremely disheartening to see a theft committed against our local veterans, those who have stepped forward for all of us and who continually aid our community through their organizational influence.
This is an active investigation and the Fortuna Police Department requests the public’s assistance. If anyone has any information regarding this burglary or the whereabouts of the stolen property contact Officer JJ Mullen at 707-499-2836. Officer Mullen is the Fortuna Police department’s Lead Investigator on this case.
The Fortuna Police Department remains committed to public safety and transparency.