Jessica Cejnar / Thursday, April 9 @ 2:06 p.m. / Community, Crime, Education

Thieves Take ATV, Generator Belonging to DNHS Marching Band During Early-Morning Break-in


Crescent City police are investigating the theft of an ATV and a generator taken from Del Norte High School late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

The alleged thieves broke into one of the school’s six Conex shipping container boxes, Crescent City Police Chief Richard Griffin told the Wild Rivers Outpost on Thursday. They took a blue Polaris 4-wheeler ATV and a 3500 watt Predator generator, he said.

“Right now we’re reviewing (surveillance) footage,” Griffin told the Outpost. “From there, we’ll also go through the wooded area that’s just east of the high school. We’ve had some thefts before where people have stashed stuff back there.”

Griffin said the police department has also notified the local pawn shop to keep an eye out for the stolen items. His officers also monitor marketplaces on Facebook and other social media to see if the items are being sold.

The stolen ATV and generator belongs to the Del Norte High School marching band, music instructor Dan Sedgwick told the Outpost. He said he was notified of the theft at about 9:47 a.m. Thursday and was told the theft occurred between 1:17 a.m. and 1:28 a.m. The ATV had replaced one that was stolen a number of years, ago, Sedgwick said.

Sedgwick said the ATV is used to bring mallet percussion instruments onto the field during a marching band performance.

The case is under investigation. Griffin encouraged anyone with information to call the Crescent City Police Department at (707) 464-2133.


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