Jul 3, 2017

Daniel Gurley pleads guilty in another case; charge for Betty Chinn warehouse property dismissed

Daniel Gurley and Brittany Marie Johnson are no longer in custody. Both were charged with one count of Receiving Stolen Property, a misdemeanor.

Gurley was arraigned on June 30, this case against him was dismissed that day; since he plead guilty in another case as a part of a plea deal. He spent two days in custody in this case.

Johnson, was out of custody, and will be arraigned on July 21.

EPD Press Release:

On June 28, 2017, at about 6:15 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 70 block of West 2nd Street for the report of a burglary to a large storage building.  Dispatchers received second hand information that transients were taking property from the building which stores goods belonging to the Betty Kwan Chinn Center.  

Chinn responded and reported that the building had been completely ransacked, defecated in, and a large amount of property had been stolen.  
The stolen items included supplies and goods collected for about twenty college bound, low-income students.  
At about 1:30 p.m., the Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) was patrolling the area of West 3rd and Commercial Streets when they noticed a large amount of property on the sidewalk near a group of transients.  Chinn responded and identified the property as hers but said there was a large amount of property still outstanding.  

27 year old Brittany Johnson and 49 year old Daniel Gurley were sitting with the property when officers arrived.  They were transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of stolen property.  Gurley had an additional charge for violation of probation.


  1. Thanks, Prop. 47! Misdemeanors, forsooth!

  2. yup doug.
    they were in long enough to cop a shower & catch a hard earned cat nap.

    crime DOES pay.