Man Who Said He Was Collecting Wire to Make Jewelry Arrested by Humboldt County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol Unit

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

Hum co Sheriff's Boat

Deputies Conan Moore, pictured on the left, and Phil Daastol, not pictured, of the marine unit observed a suspicious subject on the dock who appeared to be in the process of stealing copper wiring from electric boxes on the dock.

The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, the Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit was working normal marine patrol on Humboldt Bay. The marine unit was in the area of Coast Seafood along the Eureka Channel. Deputies Conan Moore, pictured on the left, and Phil Daastol, not pictured, of the marine unit observed a suspicious subject on the dock who appeared to be in the process of stealing copper wiring from electric boxes on the dock.Jonathon Steele Caudle

The marine unit docked its sheriff boat along the dock and contacted the suspicious subject who was identified as Jonathon Steele Caudle. During the investigation Caudle told deputies he was taking the wire without the property owner’s permission to make jewelry. Caudle was found to be in possession of burglary tools, a large amount of copper wiring, breaker boxes and other metal items removed from electrical boxes on the dock.

electrical box with cut wiresCaudle was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for PC 487J (Grand theft of copper wiring), and PC602 (trespassing without owners consent).

Anyone observing suspicious circumstances along the waterways of Humboldt County should report their observations to the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.

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16 comments

  • It’s about time!

  • Sounds like somebody was wired…

  • It’s great to see the “Grand Theft” charge! Hopefully, it sticks!

  • It’s great to see some of the police around here are doing their jobs, unlike FPD. You call them about drug dealings and they don’t bother to show up.

  • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

    Parents got the middle name correct…

  • In the Loco story there are photos of the loot. Transformers and fuse panels in the pile say this isn’t for for a few pendants

  • Tweakers suck.

  • Not sure why kym cant copy and paste this losers face up,..
    Heres the clown.
    Total jerk for taking others property, let allone the time and money its going to cost to fix this losers doing.
    Wtf is wrong with this moron, he thought he could get away doing this in the middle of the day

    Hes a white canadian😉😉

  • They got boat cops up there? We can’t even get them to pursue murder cases and broad daylight drive-by shootings in SoHum, and they got boat cops up there???!!!

  • I think this whole thing is bogus. Most likely the cops are trying to frame him. His middle name is “Steele”. No way would he be taking copper.

  • Bay watch Eureka edition? Theres a show you don’t want to watch.

  • Lost Croat Outburst

    Coppers saved the copper. Good job!

  • were these boxes actually in use or were they abandoned? Just wondering…I remember when my artist husband loaded two or three old railroad ties that had been lying on the side of the road for ages and he was immediately arrrested by officers who obviously had little else to do. Before you go off thinking this guy is public enemy #1, take a moment to consider……maybe he really is an artist repurposing old wire for his art. I don’t know. Do you?

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