Dec 22, 2016

Todd Gonsalves arrested for alleged stalking, violation of court order, mail theft and a slew of other charges

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.  


  1. Monday, August 27, 2007
    Another plea deal. Another light sentence for a child molester.
    A brave victim willing to testify. Deals made anyway. The pattern continues... What you have now is an alleged repeat offender who will serve less time in prison than his victims will spend in high school. He'll get out, he'll do it again, only next time he may not want to leave any witnesses behind.

    Child molester is given a three-year sentence in plea deal

    ...Todd William Gonsalves was sentenced to three years in prison as part of a negotiated agreement.

    Gonsalves pleaded guilty to a single count of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child younger than 14, with a stipulated sentence of three years in prison, of which he must serve at least 85 percent. (30 months)

    In exchange, two identical charges were dropped, and sentences for unrelated misdemeanor cases will run concurrent with the three-year term.

    Additionally, Gonsalves must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

    Going into the sentencing hearing, (the victim's mother) expressed displeasure with the handling of the case by the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office.

    She said she had helped track down an alleged previous victim living in another jurisdiction, and could not understand why the case did not proceed to trial on the original charges — which could have resulted in a sentence of 24 years.

    “I asked on numerous occasions,” (she) said, “‘Don’t you think we have enough evidence to go to trial? Don’t you think this is an injustice?’ — and (the deputy district attorney) said she’d rather have a small win than a big loss.”...

    Deputy District Attorney Kelly Neel, who handled the case, claimed that she was aware of another potential victim, but that her office was unable to confirm that she was a victim or make contact with her.

    “At this point, I’m just glad it’s over,” (the victim's mother) said. “I’m fine with the outcome. I’m fine that she doesn’t have to go through it anymore.”

    Note: Kelly Neel is one of the new DDA's, was in the Del Norte County DA's Office in January 2007;
    Kelly Neel has four years experience as a public defender and three years experience as a prosecuting attorney for
    various agencies. No mention of what those agencies were.

    Additional discussion on Eric's blog
    at 11:39 PM

  2. I posted a link from 10 years ago. If 10 years ago Todd would've been prosecuted for all that he had done, these poor people would not be suffering now.

  3. I appreciate the clarification Lisa. I was not going to post the comment. Can you cite where this was published? This does not look like a news article, if it is, please give me that information. If it is just a statement and opinion on a blog, I will delete the first comment unless I have the link to who is making these claims. If it is you, state so.

    I will leave the first comment up for a couple of hours to see if get a response from you.

    Todd is listed as a sex offender.

  4. My name is also todd gonsalves. This sucks. He sucks