On Feb. 25 at approximately 4:22 a.m., the Humboldt County sheriff’s office was notified of a burglary alarm at Lima’s Pharmacy on Harrison Avenue, Eureka. A deputy arrived at the pharmacy within three minutes of the call. The deputy checked the main building and found it secure, but he saw wet tracks in the lawn to a smaller building behind the main building. There was a shoe print below the door handle to that building and the door had been kicked in. The inside of the building had been ransacked.
The owner of the pharmacy was notified and arrived at the scene. He told the investigating deputy the smaller building belonged to Lima’s Pharmacy and the pharmacy stored non-narcotic medications in that building, along with other items. The non-narcotic medications were contained in various unlabeled bottles that were in various sizes. The owner could not tell the deputy immediately what was taken from the building.
At approximately 10:15 a.m. the Humboldt County sheriff’s office was notified by the pharmacy owner that he discovered numerous non-narcotic medications were stolen and was concerned for anyone who may take them. The owner, who is a pharmacist, said anyone taking these medications that were not prescribed to them could have serious medical issues or even death. The owner continued to inventory the stolen medication.
Anyone with information for the sheriff’s office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 707-445-7251 or the sheriff’s office crime tip line at 707-268-2539.