Suspected burglar arrested in Eureka

Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On Wednesday at about 11:40 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Gross Street for a report of a subject trying to force entry into a residence. Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. Officers found a wallet outside the residence with an identification card belonging to David Mako.

On Thursday at about 12:14 a.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of Gross Street for a report of a woman heard screaming. Upon arrival, the victim told officers that she had interrupted a male burglarizing her attached garage. The victim said the male ran out of the garage after a brief verbal confrontation.

Officers checked the area and located David Mako (59) of Eureka, in the alley behind the victim's residence. The victim positively identified Mako as being the male in her garage. Mako was arrested for burglary and taken to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Mako is on probation for previous theft related offenses.