May 1, 2016

Excellent opinion piece on ending statute of limitations on sexual assault and molestation charges

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/5556628-181/pd-editorial-end-arbitrary-limit

On the lam again, man arrested in hit and run for allegedly robbing 800 lbs of marijuana, escaped from jail in 2003, stole a police car and a gun




George Preston Daniels, most recently arrested in 2015, for 800 lbs of marijuana is on the lam, again. A bench warrant was issued late March 2016 for Daniels. This was from a 2016 case in which there is a petition to revoke his post release supervision.

His bail bond company, Bill Davidson bonds, also alerted the Humboldt County Sheriff's office and they are looking for Daniels.

Bill Davidson Bonds only bailed Daniels out for this recent case. I confirmed that with manager, Steve Payton.

In November 2015, Daniels was arrested,following an investigation of a hit and run and was arrested for allegedly robbing 800 pounds of freshly harvested marijuana.

In the 2015 case, Daniels is charged with Count 1, transportation of marijuana with a special allegation that he had a AR-15 "in the commission and attempted commission of the crime."

Count 2, possession of marijuana, same special allegation.

Count 3 and Count 4, possession by a felon with a prior.

Article about 2015 arrest on North Coast News: http://www.krcrtv.com/north-coast-news/news/800lbs-of-pot-found-man-arrested-for-suspected-marijuana-robbery/36223366

He plead out on two previous cases, before the 2015 arrest.

In 2003, Times-Standard did a an article, they misspelled James Faulk's last name. That article is referred to on this site: http://www.tremcoantitheft.com/eureka.htm

Jail Escapee, Alleged Police Car Thief Arrested
By: James Fault
The Times-Standard....Found on 2/09/03


Eureka, California - The man who baffled the Humboldt County Sheriff's
Department for the past month by escaping from jail on September 8,
then stealing a police car Friday, is again in custody.


The gun he allegedly stole from the police car has not been recovered.
The Eureka Police Department announced that it found and arrested George
Preston Daniels, 37 at 9:30 a.m. Monday when officers were attempting to
interview people at an Albee Street home he was known to frequent.

Daniels forced open a door and escaped from the Humboldt County Jail in
September. At the time, deputies found an exterior door had been forced
open. The jail was placed in lockdown and an inmate count revealed
Daniels was missing. He had been in custody for numerous felony charges
including possession of a controlled substance, use of tear gas and
illegal possession of ammunition. Daniels was working in the jail
kitchen when he escaped.

On Friday, Daniels was spotted by a sheriff's deputy. The deputy
attempted to arrest Daniels, but he broke free and escaped into a
residential neighborhood. Daniels then apparently doubled back to
the deputy's patrol car, found the keys and used the vehicle to escape.

The area was subsequently searched by the Sheriff's Department, the
California Highway Patrol, U.S. Marshals and others in the Bald Hills
area, to no avail.

The car was discovered the next day near Wrigley Road, with a gun
missing. The type of gun has not been specified, but a local television
station reported it was an assault rifle.

The Sheriff's Department is withholding the name of the deputy who
managed to lose both his patrol car and a gun to Daniels.

Are there people at the Marsh discouraging others from moving out? If so, who and why? If people felt safe, I could get answers

I walked by yesterday and today to check out the lot where the shipping containers have been converted to units that can house two people. The doors to each unit are brand new.

Volunteers from the Betty Kwan Chinn center, as well as Betty Chinn, have been at the lot registering, welcoming and helping people settle in; HUMCPR's Lee Ulansey was there both days I stopped by; today Council member Marian Brady was there.

Betty was kind enough to open one of the empty rooms for me to take pictures. Some of the units are occupied. The only request Betty had was that no one take pictures of any of the people.

The units are very clean and stocked with basic necessities; a bed, brightly colored bedding and trash can. There is an area with a canopy and tables and chairs for people to sit at and eat, relax.

There were a few people settling in with their belongings, pets as usual on the bed, checking out their new home.

A volunteer asked a woman if she was ready for her shower. The woman nodded and said she was almost finished picking out some clean clothes. The showers and the St. Vincent Dining facility are across the street. 

Outside the lot, a man sat with his leftovers from lunch, enjoying the sunlight and looking somewhat relieved to be able to sit down, somewhere in peace, with no one bothering him.

I spoke with a couple of people, who wish to remain anonymous, out of fear of retribution. They told me there were people at the Marsh, discouraging others, to come up to sign up or move to this lot.





Street outreach van and several totes with clean clothes and socks for men and women at the 3rd and Commercial Mercer-Fraser parking lot


Betty's Blue Angel van 


Several porta potties on the lot


This is one of two beds in one unit, each bed has a bag with toiletries in it


Windows will replace the screens