[UPDATE 5:35 p.m.] Man Arrested for Stalking

Line of Law enforcement vehiclesAt approximately 11 a.m., deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man near the Tasty Tacos shop on Walnut Drive in south Eureka.

“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.

 

Man being arrested

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:

Todd William GonsalvesOn 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.

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7 comments

  • Tweekers. MO steal anything and everything they can get there hands on .

  • This sounds like a lot more than a typical Tweeker to me this guy seemed to be “on a mission”!!!

  • Mail theft in the charges, im about to fall out of my chair, finally!!!
    When my neighborhood of folks all called the sheriffs about ongoing mail theft they told each of us, “yeah thats a big problem and its only going to get worse over the holidays”. I asked can you do something and the sheriff said sorry we cant.
    No offer of assistance, advice to come fill out a report, NOTHING. Im gonna put some cameras by our mailboxes and we’ll take care of the problem ourselves at this point. Mail thieves beware, we’ll deliver you to the police after a lil, ummm, chat.
    What else can we do? Almost 2 years its been ongoing in our neighborhood. Theyve even picked my locked mailbox.

  • Looks like this guy is a registered sex offender, too. This is Humboldt County. It’s a magnet for people who want to “get rich quick,” get lost, or otherwise live in communities where justice is lenient at best. If LE and the “justice system” that exists here is incompetent–they should be prepared for more citizens avoiding existing “assistance” and instead: dealing with criminals in person. I’m a tax-paying US citizen, and “To Serve and Protect” lost all credibility around here a long time ago.

  • the use of peer pressure to teach kids and to enforce behavioral norms in populations of deviants is now called “dealing with criminals in person”…

    the folks gonna be-a creepin’, theivin’, lie’n’, maimin’, hurtin’ and there will be no stopping them.

    i liked working as a cashier & talking with the people at large.
    then today i read …
    “Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday hunted for a person suspected of setting on fire and killing a 54-year-old Burney man.
    Sheriff’s detectives reviewed video surveillance from the store, which shows an unidentified person walking in, spraying Wicks with a liquid and lighting Wicks on fire as he walks out from behind the store counter, Bertain said…”

    wtf.
    this is outside redding ca on hgwy 299.

    maddness

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