False Name Leads to Arrest, Says Sheriff’s Office


This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

imageservletnolenOn 09-14-2015, at approximately 3:45 p.m., a Sheriff’s Sergeant with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling in the 300 block of Par Avenue, Redway. The Sergeant contacted a suspicious person who was later identified as Daniel Nolen (age 48). Nolen initially identified himself as “George Wasslt” with a date of birth in 1967. When asked by the Sergeant, Nolen could not recall the name he had just given (Wasslt) and he wasn’t sure of his age.

During the contact, Nolen was extremely nervous and was sweating profusely. Due to the fact that Nolen was likely providing false identification, Nolen was detained pending further investigation. At this time Nolen correctly identified himself and stated, “I’ve got warrants and a bunch of crank in my jacket”.

Nolen was subsequently placed under arrest and searched. Nolen was found to be in possession of approximately 9 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Nolen was also in possession of evidence that led the Sergeant to believe that Nolen possessed the suspected methamphetamine with the intent for sales.
Nolen was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for possession of a controlled substance for sales, false identification to a peace officer, violation of probation, and his outstanding warrants. Nolen’s bail was set at $60,000.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539



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