Jul 19, 2016
One of the plaintiffs from Peter Martin's Palco Marsh lawsuit arrested for alleged attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools, probation violation, unlawful wearing of a mask for the purpose of escaping discovery or identification
On 7/18/2016, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Eureka Police Department officers
responded to Humboldt Waste Management Authority (1059 West Hawthorne Street,
Eureka) for a security alarm with multiple activations. Upon arrival, officers observed
two men inside the fenced-in area adjacent to the recycling center. Officers entered
the property and detained one of the suspects, Lloyd Lane Parker (age 57 of
Eureka). Parker was wearing a camouflaged mask and was found to be in
possession of a large fixed blade knife and bolt cutters.
Officers were initially unable to locate the second suspect. An EPD K9 officer
deployed his partner, “Vex,” who located an odor trail leading to a large hole that had
been cut in the facility’s perimeter fence. Shortly thereafter, Vex located JonPierre
Lawrence Carbonneau (age 37, originally from Panorama City, CA) hiding under a
As the K9 team attempted to take Carbonneau into custody, Carbonneau grabbed
Vex and began striking and choking him. As Vex and his handler continued
attempting to take Carbonneau into custody, they were joined by multiple officers
who were able to overcome Carbonneau’s violent resistance. Vex sustained minor
abrasions to his face. His handler believes the Kevlar vest Vex was wearing most
likely prevented further injury. Carbonneau was uninjured but was given a
precautionary medical examination before booking.
Lloyd Parker was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional
Facility where he was booked for attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools,
probation violation, and unlawful wearing of a mask for the purpose of escaping
discovery or identification in the commission of a public offense.
JonPierre Carbonneau was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County
Correctional Facility where he was booked for attempted burglary, probation
violation, assault on a police dog, and resisting an officer by use of force or violence.
Both suspects are currently homeless Eureka residents. Additionally, Parker is one of
the Plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit filed by local attorney Peter Martin against the City
and EPD over the removal of illegal campers in the Palco Marsh on May 2.