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Man allegedly burglarizes Eureka home

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EUREKA- A man is arrested after allegedly burglarizing a Eureka home early Thursday morning.

Officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 3300 block of Gross Street Wednesday night at about 11:40 for a report of someone trying to break into a home.  Officers could not locate a suspect, but after midnight, police responded to the 1200 block of Gross Street.  There, a victim told authorities she saw a man burglarizing her garage.  Police located 59-year-old Eureka resident David Mako in the alley behind the victim’s home, where he was positively identified.  He was taken to the Humboldt County Jail with charges of burglary, burglary in the first degree and probation violation.  Mako was on probation for theft-related charges.  Authorities say to follow these tips to be as safe as possible when there is a home intruder.

"We recommend that people plan ahead, have a designated room to go into that has phone access, whether a land line or cell phone and be able to give a description of that room within your home to police.  In the even that something happens, go into the room, lock, barricade the door and phone police right away," said Brittany Kesterson, the Public Information Officer with the Eureka Police Department.