by Bob Doran
Remember a month or so ago when some nimrods cut off connections all over the county by chopping into Suddenlink's fiber optic cables? The $5,000 reward the company was offering to help catch the culprits just got doubled. Here's the note the company sent out explaining:
"Suddenlink announced today that it is doubling its reward to $10,000 for the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for vandalizing the company's local network multiple times between March 8 and March 13, disrupting service for thousands of individuals in Arcata, Big Lagoon, Ferndale, McKinleyville, Rio Dell, Scotia, Samoa and Trinidad.
The Humboldt County Sherriff's Office has made progress in its investigation of the incidents and confirmed it has identified several suspects.
"After conversations with the Sherriff's Office, we agreed that doubling the reward would be a compelling incentive for members of the community who might have relevant information," said Suddenlink's Humboldt County Director of Operations Wendy Purnell. "We applaud the tireless efforts of the law enforcement officials who have contributed to this investigation. They now need the community's help to close this case and bring these criminals to justice."
The Humboldt County Sherriff's Office has asked that anyone with potentially helpful information call 707-445-7251 or 707-268-2539. Cook and Associates Private Investigations are also supporting the effort and can be reached at 707-839-7422 or 707-616-4507."