Dec 29, 2016

Lollipop bandit to be arraigned on charges of buy/receive stolen property, hit and run, obsruct and resist officer

Lollipop bandit arraigned this afternoon in Courtroom 1 on two cases. in one case three counts; Buy/Receive Stolen Property, hit and run, and obstruct and resist office. one felony, two misdemeanor.

In second case, all felonies, four counts. Charges in picture below, includes grand theft of firearm.

Complaints filed 12/29.

DDA Luke Bernthal. Conflict Counsel appointed, Mr. Kaleb Cockrum present for arraignment. Preliminary January 11. Intervention on January 11.OR/Bail January 3.

No other media in court. Initially, Aumiller was chewing gum, and his demeanor sobered up soon, bruises on face from where he fell a deep purple.

Time waived for misdemeanors, not felonies. Not guilty plea, denial of all special allegations.

Dec 27, 2016

Lollipop bandit arrested by EPD, identified as David Aumiller

From EPD Captain Steve Watson:

EPD identified & arrested the face-planting Lollipop Bandit tonight. Suspect is David Aumiller. More to follow in a press release tomorrow.

According to internet search, David Aumiller was arrested by HCSO and booked on August 28.

Updated Press Release:

On December 26, 2016, at about 4:57 p.m., two handguns were stolen from a sporting goods store on the 3600 block of Broadway.  The male suspect was last seen running east on Allard Avenue.  The suspect was described as a white male, thin build, wearing a red hat.  

On December 27, 2016, at about 4:36 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to a residence on the 2400 block of Garland Street for the report of an ex-roommate forcing entry into the residence.  Officers made contact with the ex-roommate, David Aumiller, 34 of Missouri.  During their investigation, officers located one of the two stolen handguns in Aumiller's backpack.  The second stolen handgun has not been recovered at this time.

Aumiller was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for trespassing, possession of burglary tools, felon in possession of a firearm, burglary, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.     

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call the Eureka Police Department.  

Press Release from earlier on 12/27:

On December 26, 2016, at about 4:57 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to a sporting goods store on the 3600 block of Broadway for the report of a theft of two handguns.

Based on employee statements and surveillance, it appears the male suspect loitered inside the business before talking to employees about two handguns.  While holding the handguns, the male suspect quickly fled out of the business.  The male was last seen running east on Allard Avenue from Broadway.   

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 20's, thin build.  He was wearing a red hat, glasses, gray sweatshirt, tan cargo pants, blue and white shoes, and a blue bandana around his neck.  


  1. Why aren't you on Lost Coast anymore?

    1. You would have to ask them. I am glad I am not on the Lost Coast Outhouse,anymore, I never got traffic from them, except a bit in the very beginning. They on the other hand, do benefit from linking other sites. One reason which has been pointed out by others to me, is that by not linking me, they think they can pretend to be "breaking news" when I usually scoop almost all media. I laugh every time I post something that is not a press release and it shows up on LOCO later. I rather people follow me directly, because then you get news as I post it. They might be a bit sore losing an advertiser or two to me, who I did not solicit. I would urge you to follow any site you like, not just mine directly. LOCO is day or more behind news these days, with more than five staffers. The only thing going for them these days is Rhonda Parker, who is well known as a former writer for the Times Standard. I wish someone else would hire her as a freelancer.

    2. I heard something different. Are you sure you don't know why? Possible bias towards certain cases where in the news profession you should keep an open mind?

    3. Well you could have heard anything or you could make up anything. Judging from your response, you are clearly a paid or biased troll, and I don't have time to waste on you. There has been no bias and you really do not want to get into that discussion with me regarding local media. I have written on more than one occasion on the obvious bias and conflict interests of LOCO and NCJ. My readers know that your agenda is based and could be from the lawyers and "local" non media that have been used to getting their way or anyone that has been exposed, including the public defenders and private attorneys that got their way under Paul Gallegos.

      Now that the public actually has someone providing real information, NCJ and LOCO and their merry band of non journalists that move from one publication to another need to step up their game. Stay tuned for a couple of posts on that. Now if you really are an unbiased party, provide me with a verifiable email, name and address so I can see you are not connected with Patrick Cleary, LOCO, NCJ or any the other minority Chiv trolls that have no guts or no class.

  2. Anonymous, this post is also completely unrelated to what you asked. You could have asked the same question in a private email. Now having Green Road consulting as an advertiser and then passing off some bs article as news about one of their clients, who should have had proper papers is the trash journalism LOCO writes, not me. Linking anonymous blogs and having the same five anonymous commenters commenting multiple times certainly shows LOCO's 15 minutes of fame is not sustainable. I also dont need a parent company to fund my existence, I can and have been successful here and in other places. The only place LOCO can make it is here where mediocrity passes for qualificatons.

  3. Is he back out on the streets and released until his hearing Jan 11th??? Or will he stay in jail until then?

    1. I just did an update this afternoin, he was not out at that time. I will check tomorrow.