On Thursday, December 22, 2016 at about 10:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unwanted subject outside a residence on the 4000 block of Cedar Street in Eureka. Deputies have previously received numerous calls in regards to the subject stalking a female victim at various locations. The subject, 43 year old Todd William Gonsalves, was observed on the 3000 block of Cedar Street by deputies. Gonsalves fled from deputies on foot and a search ensued. Deputies soon located Gonsalves hiding in some bushes on the 3000 block of Walnut Drive. Gonsalves was arrested without incident.
Deputies searched Gonsalves incident to arrest and located numerous stolen credit cards in his possession. Gonsalves was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for stalking, violation of a court order, burglary, resisting arrest, violation of probation, credit card fraud, mail theft, possession of stolen property, and possessing a concealed dirk or dagger. His bail was set at $100,000.
The victims of the credit card thefts will be contact by law enforcement to retrieve their property.