Missing and Wanted Persons
Browse this section to find information and photos (when available) for missing persons and persons wanted by law enforcement agencies.
Prison Inmates Dennis Rene Welch and Glen Martin Whiteside, both minimum security inmates who escaped from the Eel River Conservation Camp CC#31 in Redway, California were apprehended this afternoon in Santa Cruz, California. Welch and Whiteside were taken into custody by Special Agents from the Richmond and Rancho Cordova Special Services Unit of the Office of Correctional Safety along with the Santa Cruz’s Sheriff’s Department.
At approximately 2 p.m., on July 14, 2013, the escapees were captured, arrested and taken into custody. They were medically cleared and transported to Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, California without incident. This matter will be referred to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Welch was serving a state prison sentence for Burglary 1st from Santa Cruz County and was scheduled to be paroled in January 2014. Whiteside was serving a state prison sentence for Robbery 2nd from Sacramento County and was scheduled to be paroled December 2014.
Of all offenders who have escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 99.1 percent have been apprehended.
from the California Correctional Center Press Release, 7/14/2013, 5 pm
Original release from the California Correctional Center:
Two Minimum security inmates walked away from Eel River Conservation Camp which is located just outside Redway, CA on July 13, 2013.
The first escapee, 20 year old Dennis Rene Welch, is described as a Black male, 179 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and dark complexion. He stands approximately 6' 1" tall. He was last seen wearing Orange Blaze colored jeans, and a shirt with the initials C.D.C.R. prisoner written on them. He was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on October 23, 2012, from Santa Cruz County for Burglary 1st. He was scheduled to be paroled in January 2014.
The second escapee, 30 year old Glen Martin Whiteside, is described as a Black male, 140 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and medium complexion. He stands approximately 5'7" tall. He was last seen wearing Orange Blaze colored jeans, and shirt with initials C.D.C.R. prisoner written on them. He was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on November 22, 2011, from Sacramento County for Robbery 2nd. He was scheduled to be paroled in December 2014.
They were last seen at approximately 12:20 a.m.
Escape apprehension efforts are continuing. Anyone seeing them should contact 9-1-1 or law enforcement authorities immediately.
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Anyone having information about or knowledge of the location of Dennis Rene Welch or Glen Martin Whiteside should contact the CCC Watch Commander at 530-257-2181 ext. 4173. All media inquiries should be directed to Margaret Pieper, Public Information Officer, at the California Correctional Center at (530) 257-2181 extension 4110.
One person injured in edged-weapon assault
As a follow-up regarding the edged-weapon assault outside a Eureka bar this past Saturday night (just after midnight)..
The Department is working on leads regarding the motivation for the attack and the suspects' identities.
The attached images are of persons of interest. Anyone who recognizes these people is urged to contact the Department. If need be, information may be provided anonymously. These people are not necessarily guilty of any crime, but may have information pertinent to the investigation.
Eureka Police Department
604 C Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: (707) 441-4060
FAX: (707) 441-4334
Contact: Detective Todd Wilcox
• Desk (707) 441-4315
Two robberies and one grand theft in Eureka are believed have been committed by the same suspect, and the Eureka Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the man. In one incident the suspect was seen leaving the scene in a small 4- door red Nissan. The suspect is described as a a white male, about 6’ tall, medium build with short brown hair - see the photo above and the video and more information from the press release below.
Anyone with information about these crimes, the suspect, the suspect vehicle or the location of the stolen property, please contact Detective Harpham at 707-441-4305.
Summary from the Eureka Police Department press release:
On Thursday, 4-18-13, at about 2100 hours, a suspect took 3 37” Westinghouse LED TV’s out through the emergency exit of Target in Eureka. The suspect fled in a small 4- door red Nissan with the license plate purposely concealed. The suspect was described as a white male, about 6’ tall, medium build, with brown hair. No force or threats were used by the suspect.
On Friday, 4-26-13, at about 2040 hours, a suspect entered Hana Restaurant at 2120 4th Street, ripped the cash register drawer from the register and attempted to flee the store. An employee interrupted the theft. The suspect was a white male, about 6’ tall, medium build with short brown hair. He wore large black sunglasses to partially block his face and he wore gloves. The suspect fled in a red 90’s model hatchback with the license plate purposely concealed. The suspect pushed and punched an employee in attempt to complete the theft. This use of force to complete the theft, turned the theft incident into a robbery.
On Saturday, 5-11-13, at about 2130 hours, a male subject entered Subway sandwich shop at 1906 4th Street, ripped the cash register drawer from the register and fled the store. The suspect was described as a white male, about 6’2”tall, with brown/gray hair wearing an orange and green camouflage mask. The suspect fled on foot. No vehicle was seen. The suspect threatened to stab the employee if he tried to stop him from leaving with the cash register drawer. The use of threats turned the theft into a robbery.
The Eureka Police Department believes the three incidents were committed by the same suspect and request anyone with information in regards to the suspect, suspect vehicle or the location of the stolen property, to contact Detective Harpham at the 707-441-4305.
The Video below shows the crime as it's being committed at Target in Eureka-thanks Lost Coast Outpost and You Tube.
Update:Tues., July 30, 2013 - New lead gives hope to family of missing person Erik Lamberg
A new lead in the case of Erik Lamberg, who has been missing since last May, (see photo above and below) gives renewed hope in finding what happened to the missing man.
Use the player below to hear the latest in this case. This report was aired by KMUD News Anchor Eileen Russell on the KMUD local News Tues., July 30, 2013.
Update: Wed., July 3, 2013-Family of missing Erik Lamberg makes another plea for public's help; interview with Lamberg's wife included
The family of 51 year-old Erik Lamberg (shown in the photo above) notified the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office last May that Lamberg was missing and was last heard from after his car had broke down in the Laytonville area. Subsequently, Deputies located Lamberg's abandoned vehicle approximately 20 miles west of Willits on Sherwood Road, but Erik Lamberg is still missing.
Lamberg is described as being 51 years old, 6'05" tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, having "sandy" blond hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what clothing he had on when he went missing. The family related that Erik may be experiencing mental health issues but has shown no violent tendencies in the past.The Sheriff's Office is requesting anyone who has information or who might have seen Erik to contact the Sheriff's Dispatch Center at (707)463-4086.
The player below features a newspiece updating this story, including an interview with Erik Lamberg's wife, Samantha Lamberg. This piece was aired on the KMUD Local News on Wed., July 3, 2013 by KMUD News Director Terri Klemetson.
The original post on this missing person story can be seen below.
Erik Lamberg, 51 years old, was reported missing by his family who last had phone contact with him on May 26, 2013 around 11:30 PM. Lamberg is described as: 6'5" tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, having "sandy" blond hair and blue eyes. On June 1, 2013 the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office located Lamberg's abandoned vehicle approximately 20 miles west of Willits on Sherwood Road. See a photo of Erik Lamberg and the press release from the MCSO below.
Press Release from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office regarding missing person, Erik Lamberg :
On May 29, 2013 around 9:31 PM the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received a call from a family member of Erik Lamberg. The family member stated Erik was experiencing difficulties with his vehicle when she last spoke to him on May 26, 2013 around 11:30 PM. At that time Erik had his vehicle, a silver 2004 Honda Odyssey, towed to Laytonville when it broke down in Leggett. He had the vehicle repaired and stayed two nights at a local hotel in Laytonville at which time he phoned his family and said he was "fine". The family has not seen or heard from Erik since. A missing persons case was taken and a "be on the lookout" (BOLO) issued to all northern California law enforcement agencies. Deputies later confirmed Erik's vehicle was repaired by a local mechanic and he had stayed in the motel for two nights, but had checked out on May 28, 2013.
On June 1, 2013 the Sheriff's Office received a report of an abandoned vehicle approximately 20 miles west of Willits on Sherwood Road. Deputies responded and located Erik's vehicle. It appeared the vehicle had gotten stuck in a ditch in the road and was abandoned. Search efforts around the vehicle were conducted but Erik was not located. The vehicle was towed to clear the road.
The missing person is described as being 51 years old, 6'05" tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, having "sandy" blond hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what clothing he had on when he went missing. The family related that Erik may be experiencing mental health issues but has shown no violent tendencies in the past.The Sheriff's Office is requesting anyone who has information or who might have seen Erik to contact the Sheriff's Dispatch Center at (707)463-4086.
The photo below shows missing person, Erik Lamberg.
Second missing man- Sean Sidi
Sean Sidi, a 19 year-old male from San Francisco, was reported missing on May 21, 2013. Sidi is considered "at risk" because he has been recovering from a head truama as a result of a fall. When last seen Sidi was wearing a black-and-gray North Face-brand jacket, blue jeans and black canvas shoes. He is 5-foot-5 and 120 pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes - see photo above. There is reason to suspect that Sidi might be headed to Mendocino or Humboldt County.
If you have any information about Sean Sidi please contact his mother, Lin Ching, at (415) 713-5913 or Inspector Anne MacKenzie at (415) 734-3268. See additional information at: www.seansidi.com/
Hear more on both of these missing persons cases in a report aired by KMUD News Director Terri Klemetson on the KMUD Local News Monday, June 3, 2013.