Oct 27, 2016

1992 escapee George Scavelli gets bail set for local case but isn't going anywhere

George Scavelli has not been released out of custody. Bail was set for his recent local case at $50,000. I checked with the Humboldt County Jail after the arraignment to see if Scavelli had made bail. In my follow up, I learned that Scavelli has a federal detainer hold.

This is from the United States Postal Service case. Jail said for alleged possession of heroin. I will check again tomorrow if that is another charge, in addition to the LSD.

 According to Humboldt County Correctional Facility, they checked and there is no statute of limitations on a federal detainer.

A local bail company said that Scavelli can go before a federal magistrate and see if he is eligible for bail and then post bail on the local case.

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.

Dressed in an orange jumpsuit with steel rimmed glasses, Scavelli glanced around the courtroom when he was first brought in; I don't know who he was looking for in the audience.

 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. 


  1. This says it was LSD... https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/radDocs/wanted/scavelli.htm

  2. Yes, I saw that link. Heroin is what was listed in his jail detainer hold.