[UPDATE 5:35 p.m.] Man Arrested for Stalking
“Guns were out and they took him from a backyard I think,” said Hannah Yost who sent in these photos.
We’ve got a call into the Sheriff’s Office requesting more information.
UPDATE 12:23 p.m.: According to Selena Zorrilla-Mendoza, spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, “About 10:30 this morning, we received a report of an unwanted subject in the 4000 block of Cedar Street.” The 43-year-old suspect, Todd William Gonsalves, had been the subject of “numerous calls in regard to stalking a female at several residences.”
Deputies responded. “When deputies arrived, they were initially unable to locate Gonsalves.” The suspect had left the area. Deputies searched the area and spotted him on a nearby block, Zorrilla-Mendoza said. The suspect fled. “He was eventually located on Walnut Drive hiding in the brush.”
Gonsalves was taken into custody without incident. When he was searched, Zorrilla-Mendoza said, “We located numerous stolen credit cards.”
Todd William Gonsalves was arrested for stalking, violation of a court order, burglary, probation violation, credit card fraud, mail theft, possession of stolen property and possession of a concealed dirk or dagger.
UPDATE 5:35 p.m.: Press release from the HCSO:
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.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.