Escaped Inmate May Be Heading to Humboldt County

A Humboldt County man has escaped from a Siskiyou County Conservation Camp. A BOLO (Be on the Lookout) has been issued by the Sheriff of that county.

Daniel Fidler was arrested for several incidents in Humboldt before being convicted and sent to prison. Fidler was arrested in March when he attempted to break down the door of a elderly Fortuna woman’s home. He was arrested in December of 2013 with guns and stolen vehicles, according to this press release. He was arrested by the Eureka Police on March 12th of this year. According to DA Maggie Fleming, “He ran from the police and had some drugs and that was a violation of his probation….Following that he was arrested for violating his post release community supervision and was brought into custody on 3/30.” He was charged with first degree burglary in a January breakin at a Loleta residence.

Fidler was in San Quentin for a time and eventually sent to the Siskiyou County Conservation Camp.

Below is the information put out on Facebook by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department late last night. Because Fidler is from Humboldt, he may be planning on hiding out in his former community.

1915342_1301833696509383_8391009175247160572_n***Be on the Lookout***For an escaped inmate from Deadwood Conservation Camp. White male adult, Daniel Fidler, 5’8 and 175 lbs. Last seen wearing orange clothing or grey sweatpants. May be associated with a stolen truck from Fort Jones area. California plates of 1B92218. Contact the Sheriff’s office with any information at 841-2900 or call 911. Do not pick up any hitch hikers in the area.

UPDATE 1:45 p.m.: Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office press release:

On December 26, 2015, Inmate Daniel Fidler walked away from Deadwood Camp. Inmate Fidler was last seen 12/26/2015 at 7p.m. during head count. He was later discovered missing at 8:30 p.m by camp staff. Inmate Fidler is described as a 42 year old, white male, 5’8”tall and 174 lbs, with hazel eyes and bald head.

This morning (12/27/2015) the stolen truck was locate near mile marker 88 along Hwy 96. We believe Inmate Fidler to be on foot at this time, possibly westbound toward Humboldt County. Citizens are reminded to keep your doors locked and DO NOT pick up any hitchhikers.

The Code Red system was used at 10:p.m last night, to notify local residents of McAdams Creek Rd and Fort Jones, of the potential safety risk. Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department is currently sending out another Code Red to all citizens along Hwy 96 from Hwy 263 down to the Humboldt County line advising of the public safety concern. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Inmate Fidler please call 9-1-1. You may also contact Siskiyou County Sheriff’s 24-hour dispatch at (530)841-2900



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