Oct 27, 2016

George Scavelli charged with two counts in arraignment, no false ID charge

George Louis Scavelli, who escaped custody in 1992, and was recently arrested by the Fortuna Police Department was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon.

 Judge Joyce Hinrichs kept bail at $50,000 for the local case. Deputy District Attorney Luke Bernthal was present for the People.

Scavelli hired private attorney Mr. Benjamin Okin. Intervention hearing on November 7 at 3 p.m. Preliminary hearing November 8 at 8:30 a.m. Not guilty pleas entered for both counts. Time was not waived.

In the complaint filed by the DA today, Scavelli is only charged with two counts. Count 1 PC 69 and Count 2 PC 148 (a) 1, Resisting/Obstructing/Delaying a Peace Officer. In both counts, the alleged acts were against Officer Brian Taylor.

When he was booked he was charged with PC 69 resisting an executive officer, which is a felony. Scavelli also has charges added of false identification and battery, his bail was set at $50,000.

No other media present in court for the arraignment.


Oct 26, 2016


Fortuna Police Department releases more details on John Doe aka George Scavelli that I reported on last night

My post last night and this morning before the press release:



On October 25, 2016 at about 3 pm Fortuna Police were dispatched to a report of a male subject, with a child on his shoulders, walking through a parking lot in the 3300 block of Renner Dr., pulling on numerous parked vehicle door handles attempting to gain entry. 




A Fortuna Police Officer responded and arrived in the area along with Cal Fire Peace Officers who responded to the call to assist. The officers located the subject in the parking lot area of the 3300 block of Renner Dr. Upon contact the subject refused to provide officers with his identity and cooperate with their investigation. The subject began to walk away from the officers and refused to listen to commands. The subject partially complied, stopping and sitting on a bench but he continued to not provide his identity and remove the child from his shoulders. The subject made comment that his wife was in a nearby doctor’s office. Officers located the subject’s reported wife who was also uncooperative and refused to identify the subject. The subject’s reported wife took control of the child.   


After many attempts to gain the identity of the male subject or ascertain why he was attempting to gain entry to several vehicles; and for safety reasons, the officers informed the subject that he was being detained. 
As officers went to place the subject in handcuffs, the subject attempted to flee and became aggressive and physically resistive with officers. The officers were able to secure the subject in handcuffs and take him into custody for his actions.   
The subject had no identification with him and refused and continued to refuse to identify himself. 


Due to the subject’s aggressive actions the Fortuna Police Officer received an abrasion to his forehead, a cut to his left hand and his uniform was torn, while attempting to take the subject into custody. 


The subject was transported and booked as a “John Doe” into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for Resisting Arrest and Causing injury to a Peace Officer. The subject was fingerprinted to ascertain his identity. 
The subject was identified as George Louis Scavelli, age 49. Scavelli had an outstanding arrest warrant from the US Postal Inspector’s Office. Scavelli had escaped police custody in San Francisco in March 1992 to avoid prosecution for the distribution of dangerous drugs.


Oct 26, 2016


John Doe who claimed never to be fingerprinted now identified, bail now $50,000, charges added

Yesterday, I did this post on "John Doe."

Today, called the Humboldt County Jail and there is no John Doe but a person arrested at that time is now identified as George Louis Scavelli.

The only arrest made by Fortuna PD yesterday for the same charge and booked in jail was a George Louis Scavelli for PC 69, which is a felony. Scavelli also has charges added of false identification and battery, his bail is now $50,000.

Contacted FPD as well for more details and a booking photo.

Google George Louis Scavelli.

This link has some interesting information.

https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/radDocs/wanted/scavelli.htm






Oct 25, 2016


A guy being booked in jail right now for allegedly assaulting an officer claims his name is John Doe and he has never been fingerprinted






50K bail set for a guy being booked into Humboldt County jail right now for allegedly assaulting an officer.

The suspect claims his name is John Doe and he has never been finger printed.

They are running his prints, anyway, to make sure.

As of 10 p.m. his real identity is still unknown and he is still in custody.

Arresting agency Fortuna Police Department.

Update: The only arrest made by Fortuna PD yesterday for the same charge and booked in jail was a George Louis Scavelli for PC 69.
Contacted FPD to see if this is indeed John Doe.

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