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