Man Allegedly Attempts to Break Down Elderly Fortuna Woman’s Door and Steal Her Car
According to Fortuna Police Sergeant Charles Ellebrecht at 6:42 a.m. today, his department received a 911 call from an elderly woman in 2000 block of Shamrock Drive. The woman said a man was attempting to force entrance to her residence.
The man went into the residence and demanded the keys to her vehicle. Reportedly, reassuring her that he wasn’t going to hurt her… The woman wouldn’t give them to him.
Eventually, the man “fled before we got there,” Ellebrecht said. However, according to the sergeant, with the “assistance of citizens and a K9 from the Eureka Police Department, the man was located and arrested.”
“He appeared to be under the influence,” Ellebrecht said.
Daniel Fidler, age 41 was arrested at 7:47 a.m.. Fidler “had a warrant for breaking his Non-violent Offenders Post Community Release Supervision,” said the Fortuna Police Sergeant. Fidler was recently arrested in the company of Logan Bremer, a suspect in another home invasion robbery which occurred in Southern Humboldt.