A 19-year-old man was arrested last night after allegedly breaking into the Big 5 Sporting Goods store on Broadway and attempting to steal a shotgun and ammunition.
Police arrived as the man — Kaleb Anton Tufts — was leaving the store and the suspect did not comply with officers’ instructions, according to Eureka Police Department spokesperson Brittany Powell. He was eventually taken into custody by force.
Powell says police were notified when employees who were closing the store at about 10 p.m. heard windows being shattered and a man entering.
Police later determined that Tufts had attempted to steal a different shotgun from the same store earlier in the day.