Dec 29, 2016

Michael Springs pleads guilty to 8 years in prison for burglaries at Trinidad Water Treatment Plant

Michael Otis Springs plead guilty on December 28 to eight years in prison, the day  jury selection was supposed to start for his trial.

Sentencing is January 25. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Whitney Barnes.

Michael Otis Springs arrested yesterday for the alleged burglary from Trinidad Water Treatment Plant



On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at about 10:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a transient camp in Orick for the arrest of Michael Otis Springs. Springs was arrested without incident and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. He was booked for PC459 – Burglary, PC836.6(b) – Escape/attempt escape after arrest, PC496(a) – Buy/receive stolen property less than $950, PC488 – Petty Theft, PC148(a)(1) – Otherwise resist public officer, and PC148.9(a) – False Identification to peace officer.
Springs’ bail has been set at $25,000. The handcuffs he originally escaped in were recovered.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
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On 11-05-2015 at about 9:13 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies were investigating several recent burglaries from the Trinidad Water Treatment Plant in Trinidad. The deputies went to a residence located in the 500 block of Old Wagon Wheel, Trinidad. The deputies contacted the suspect 20 year old, Michael Otis Springs.The deputies arrested Springs for Burglary and placed his hands in handcuffs behind his back.
As one of the deputies was walking Springs to the patrol vehicle he was able to break free from their control and run off into the woods. Deputies pursued Springs on foot, but lost sight of him. A K-9 responded to the scene from the Eureka Police Department in an attempt to locate Springs. After an extensive search by law enforcement they were unable to locate Springs.
The Sheriff Office issued a Be-on-the-Lookout (BOL) to other law enforcement agencies to arrest Springs for burglary and escape from a peace officer. Springs is described as a white, male, 5’-10” in height, 145 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

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