Humboldt County Man Arrested After Alleged Crime Spree in Ukiah Including Some Actions Against Family of Former Girlfriend
This is a press release from the Ukiah Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 8/27/18, UPD Officers took a report of a stolen vehicle that occurred on Gardens Ave. in Ukiah. The vehicle was a black 2012 Mazda. At the time of the report, there was no suspect information and a report was taken.
On 8/27/18 at approximately 6:45 in the evening, UPD Officers responded to a reckless driver in the area of the Dora Ave. The suspect vehicle was described as a black Mazda. At the same time, UPD Dispatch received another call about the same black Mazda, this time the caller stated the Mazda had crashed into his parked vehicle. UPD Officers responded to the scene and found the Mazda abandoned on N. Spring St. UPD Officers attempted to locate the suspect, but were unsuccessful.
Through investigation, Officers learned the victim of the crashed parked car knew the driver of the Mazda as Nathaniel Cady. Cady had a previous relationship with the victim’s daughter and Cady was upset with the family. As Cady was driving away from the scene, he intentionally crashed into the victim’s car and fled the scene.
On the morning of 8/28/18, UPD Officers responded to a residential burglary on Banker Blvd. This burglary occurred during the night while the occupants of the home slept. Officers learned the suspect, later identified as Cady, forced open the front door by kicking it open. Cady then walked through the house, ate food, searched drawers, and then walked into the bedroom where the occupants were sleeping and stole a purse containing car keys and credit cards. Cady then stole the victim’s 2010 Infinity vehicle and left the scene. He then drove to Taco Bell where he purchased food with the stolen credit cards.
Cady also stole the victim’s cellular phone. Officers were able to track the phone using the internal GPS locator. Officers learned [Cady] was traveling northbound towards Willits. Willits PD was notified and they located the vehicle in the parking lot of Burger King. Willits Officers contacted [Cady] as he walked out of the restaurant and he was arrested.
Cady was booked into Mendocino County Jail for violation of vehicle theft, felony vandalism, prowling, burglary, and fraudulent use of a credit card. He was also out on bail for a felony charge in Humboldt