Two Arrested For Allegedly Ransacking, Defecating in Storage Building in Eureka

This is a press release from the Eureka 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 June 28, 2017, at about 6:15 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 70 block of West 2nd Street for the report of a burglary to a large storage building. Dispatchers received second hand information that transients were taking property from the building which stores goods belonging to the Betty Kwan Chinn Center.

Chinn responded and reported that the building had been completely ransacked, defecated in, and a large amount of property had been stolen. The stolen items included supplies and goods collected for about twenty college bound, low-income students.

At about 1:30 p.m., the Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) was patrolling the area of West 3rd and Commercial Streets when they noticed a large amount of property on the sidewalk near a group of transients. Chinn responded and identified the property as hers but said there was a large amount of property still outstanding.

27 year old Brittany Johnson and 49 year old Daniel Gurley were sitting with the property when officers arrived. They were transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of stolen property. Gurley had an additional charge for violation of probation.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the outstanding property or identity of any additional suspects is asked to contact the Eureka Police Department.



  • Eeeeewwwwwww! Ggggggrrroooosss!

    • I’m sorry this happened to your wonderful cause for helping out low income college bound students. Man oh man. Glad u got your supplies back.
      What is with these people!!!!!! Meth heads. Tweakers. Damn.
      May your days be brighter

      • No , they are homeless an not asking for help. More like the M.O. for heroin not meth.

        • charles engebretson

          Meth.. And they weren’t alone…I know those two…they are not too bright.. Prolly left to watch the crap while the rest went to go sell some of it..there were way more people involved

  • A very methy situation… There on every corner on a good one. They could of built a mansion behind the mall with all that stuff…

  • I think I remember that guy from school. If it’s the same person I’m thinking of, he would be more like 39. Just looking at the photo he don’t look almost 50. And that chick sure don’t look 27.

  • talk about biting the hand that feeds ya.

  • Wow, that’s pretty damn low, right there with stealing from a church

  • Rudolf the red nosed tweaker had very irritated nose, and if you ever saw it you would even say it’s gross, all of the other tweakers used to laugh and call him names, they wouldn’t let poor rudolf play in any tweaker games, then one foggy eureka day he pooped an Betty chins storage building, and now he’ll go down in hissstttoorryy.

  • Send them to pelosi or moose knuckle brown for a hug.

    They’ll be out in a few days. Scoring dope and back to thievery.

    Until the laws get tougher. This scourge will keep incubating more of the same.

  • I’m so sorry Betty,your kindness and willingness to help the down on their luck folks is a blessing.Thank you,and bless your heart.💙

    • Christopher Henson

      Fuck Betty chin, she’s only out to help her self, I asked her for help to get in one of her places so CPS wouldn’t take my son and she said she couldn’t help us. Does that sound like she’s out to help people down on their luck when someone with a two year old son asks for help and she turns her back on them. Knowing that she has places she could put them.

  • This is a prime example of the police not putting a all out war on meth .The zombie s get the speed ,and they will do anything say anything .to keep there psychosis going ,and to steal from a charity is low down dirty .Now if the police would do proactive policing which is in my opinion non existent. it’s like job security for them ,so they can arrest the addict zombies over and over again. If i was sheriff .id go all buford pusser on the main supplyers.

  • Trillium Hummingbird

    WHAT a lovely couple. Well adjusted adults. Don’t think I ever saw the the word “defecating” in a news headline before…

    Huh uh, huh uh huh… you got arrested for pooping!

    Knucklehead tweakers! 5 minutes in jail for stealing, and pooping in a naughty place! I hope you are in custody long enough to go into withdrawal, and then be embarrassed…

  • And people actually try to help these losers. Waste of time and resources.
    Save Eureka, help our seniors not the tweakers.

  • Maybe Chinn will finally figure out that she’s not actually helping society? Also, want to bet this incident will be forgotten next some someone blathers about how they’re just people down on their luck, rather than criminals who’ve made a conscious decision to be a harmful to the public?

  • charles engebretson

    Not everyone that lives outside steals and does drugs…but the ones that do need to be gone..sorry but stealing is wrong no matter what…no excuse except hunger I guess…

    • That’s the f…. Up part of it,I’m sure those two people have on more than one occasion filled there bellies on Bettys behalf God bless you betty.pretty chicken s it if u ask me and most of the homeless around there that count on bettys generosity. Betty i hope this does not discourage you from continuing helping people like you and I because one day at any given moment any one of us could find ourselves homeless and needing one of betty hot meals.I know I found myself in need of a few of those life saving meals.And as for you two pieces of shit thieves all I can say is carma’s a bitch and stop giving us old school tweakers a bad name! Dumb ass’s

      • It takes all kinds

        Are you for real Dog?!?!?!????
        “Old school tweaker”?????
        I’m so confused🤔
        So you’re a an oldER tweaker, that doesn’t like the new tweakers ruining your reputation? -which I assume you think is good?-

        Yeah I’m not sure what’s going on here, but I think you may be a bit mixed up, just a tich.

  • charles engebretson

    Remember that old man heroin dealer they arrested last week that kym posted?saw him today walking down the street…

  • I’m so done with the laws protecting these shit heads.
    Looking into how to repeal Prop 47 &57. Any advice or direction is appreciated.

  • Wow! She’s 27! She’s been doing meth a long time! And I agree I’m sick of seeing nothing being done about it! I pray for my children growing up with this shit, addiction isn’t a damn disease only you can say no to dope!

  • Wow stealing tents then taking them to homeless shelter that’s fucking poetic justice that they end up in jail why didnt they just shit in the bathroom??????mabey the cops can get DNA samples from the shit that they left behind lol

  • Her looks remind me of a mean chicken we had when i was a kid. At least the chicken didn’t steal. It was also a whole lot prettier.

  • Jail will be a clean environment for them to recharge. Doubt they will cop any shiet in jail, since others just waiting to be released early for being good..and wired.

  • Brittany needs to clean up her act,..she looks like she’s been roughing it up a bit,..that Damn meth doesn’t help from keeping your face off of the local news,..💩💩💩💩💩
    The poo burglar gang right here, I wonder is this a signature they leave behind on every crime scene??

  • If all members of a community have to be penalized for a vandal along a road, then why aren’t all the homeless people arrested and held accountable for the actions of a few?
    Selective bias.
    (no, I don’t want them arrested, that’s not my point).

  • That lil [edit] stole from me and my mother and had someone named frost but a gun to my head she told them I stole it here’s the kicker I was sleeping she is pregnant and doing meth.. she wants to go to jail for all that shit

  • These individual’s are seriously sick, mentally and physically. Its the bath salts that their smoking. It not even drugs, bath salts that you buy at Walgreen for using in your baths… Lol. What a society

  • charles engebretson

    Out within four hours

  • Those people need help and “Charity” isn’t cutting it…consistent, reliable, accessible help not random acts by denominational entities with religious agendas is what is needed. So many comments here are expressing the exact calloused disregard that the perpetrators have and the perpetrators were likely weaned on that attitude and then our culture continues to teach them that when in Rome… Except, other articles state they were caught while handing out stuff to other homeless so perhaps part of their “Problem” is they are sick of seeing others in need and suffering as is Chinn (except she also sees herself as a victim when her victimhood is a result of our community neglect and hero worship and her mental health issues from trauma as much as if not more so than due to any of the suffering addicts and homeless).
    Slapping band-aids on people who are hemorrhaging is not productive nor humane in the long-run. We ignore and dismiss their pain and needs and expect them to care about ours. We are dumping on Ms. Chinn the outcome of our neglect of a community health issue long ignored; lose-lose approach. Sad all the way around.

    • Waaaaa poor them, it’s that attitude that has them back on the streets within hours, why don’t you take them in then? O your too busy or some other excuse, lead by example then!

    • It takes all kinds

      I agree. It’s a very sad cycle on both ends of toleration. But mental health care is key! And charity is certainly not the same as help. I pray for help for all of us!

  • Wow Brittany…..what the f happened to you?

  • Now they will get 3 hots and a cot.
    While i froze in Eureka all last winter looking for work that i never found
    These thieves are crazy but not lazy
    People need jobs not food stamps
    How hard would it be to hand out some dignity
    Instead we are at civil war with the poor
    We need to build green houses to grow food in winter and to save electricity!
    We need Hot houses to get warm in.
    To dry clothes in
    Come on, get a clue!
    Quit entertaining ourselves kicking growling dogs!
    We need Jobs and a warm place to live
    And we need out houses with solar heated water to wash our hands.
    People in jail have time on their hands to do it,
    Those upward bound students really needed those supplies as any starving student will tell you!
    If a criminal can be provided with a 6 by 10 foot room then others should be able to build a 6 by 10 green house to camp in,
    I couldn’t believe last winter i went every day to the labor ready places and the fisheries and Walmart and Betty Chinn Center and Unemployment office and CO OP and I didn’t get one hour of employment and i have 5 years of college!
    With a GPA of 3.8
    People need JOBS
    I love you betty chinn
    Im sorry they hurt you

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