Boardwalk Vandalism Under Investigation

Since the beginning of March 2019, the Eureka Police Department and Eureka
Community Services Department has responded to numerous complaints of vandalism
and theft of city property along the Boardwalk in Old Town. The total amount of damage
and theft has been estimated to be more than $24,000.
To proactively address the on-going crime, the Community Safety Enhancement Team
(CSET) conducted multiple covert operations to locate those responsible. On April 7,
2019 at about 3:00 a.m., CSET officers observed two males approach a city bench near
the foot of C Street. The two began kicking, pushing and pulling the bench causing
significant damage. The two were contacted and identified as Travis John Rose (34 of
Eureka) and Keith Daniel Daffern (41 of Eureka).
Rose and Daffern were transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional
Facility. Rose was taken into custody for felony vandalism and public intoxication.
Daffern was taken into custody for felony vandalism, public intoxication, possessing an
open container of alcohol in public and, probation violation.