Update - Wed., Dec. 18, 2013: Ray Fidler, wanted by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office for suspicion of auto theft and assault with a deadly weapon (see the original post on this story below), was located in Fortuna by Fortuna Police Department officers and arrested on multiple charges. According to a press release from the Fortuna Police Dept., the arrest included recovery of two stolen vehicles and, "...hand guns, ski masks, gloves and other items consistent with committing thefts." Two other suspects were arrested along with Fidler: Blake Nicole Treadwell (age 25) and Anna Crowl (age 42). The FPD press release appears below.
FPD press release, dated Wed., Dec. 18, 2013:
Fortuna, CA - On December 17th 2013 at about 9:52 am, Officers with the Fortuna Police Department located Daniel Ray Fidler (age 40) in the 600 block of 15th Street. Fidler was known to officers and was wanted by the Humboldt County Sherriff’s Office for suspicion of auto theft and assault with a deadly weapon. Fidler attempted to flee on foot and was apprehended by officers. Daniel Ray Fidler (age 40) was taken into custody and he was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on the following charges.
• 496(a) Penal Code, Possession of Stolen Property
• 29800(a)(1) Penal Code, Felon in possession of Firearm
• 30305(a)(1) Penal Code, Felon in possession of Ammunition
• 148(a)(1) Penal Code, Resisting Arrest
• 1203.2(a) 4 Penal Code, Violation of Probation
• Also 836/245 Penal Code, Assault with Deadly Weapon and an outstanding Arrest from Humboldt County Sherriff’s Office for Auto Theft
In the course of the investigation two stolen vehicles were recovered, two handguns were seized and we believe further serious crimes were prevented. In addition to the seized handguns officers located, ski masks, gloves and other items consistent with committing thefts.
Two additional arrests were made along with Daniel Ray Fidler (age 40). Officers arrested Blake Nicole Treadwell (age 25) and she was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked on the following charges.
• 25400(a)(2) Penal Code, Possession of Concealed Firearms
• 11377(a) Health and Safety, Possession of 11.2 grams of Methamphetamine
• 11379 Health and Safety, Transportation of Methamphetamine
Officers arrested Anna Crowl (age 42) and she was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked for an outstanding arrest warrant for Burglary.
The original post on this appears below.
According to a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Press release, a man identified as Danny Ray Fidler (shown in the photo) is wanted for allegedly using a suspected stolen vehicle to ram another man's truck - also striking another parked car and a tree - as he was attempting to flee the area.
Fidler is described as a White male adult, 40 years old, brown hair, hazel eyes, 5’8” tall, 130 lbs., and has several tattoos on both arms. He is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, felony vandalism, possession of stolen property, violation of probation and a previous felony warrant in another case. Anyone with information about Fidler is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff's Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539. See the complete HCSO press release below for more information.
HCSO Press Release-Fri., Dec., 13, 2013:
On 12-7-2013, approximately 9:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the theft of a vehicle from a garage on Akerman Lane, Carlotta. The victim told the investigating deputy he exited his home at 6:30 a.m. on 12-07-13 and noticed his garage door was open and his forest green 2011 Jeep Wrangler, California Plate 6PZA957 was missing. The victim also saw his truck which had been parked in front of his residence had been ransacked, and his garage door opener was missing. The victim had parked his Jeep in his garage the evening before and closed the garage door.
On 12-12-2013, at approximately 12:00 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an assault with a vehicle which just occurred in the 5400 block of Highway 36, Carlotta. A deputy and California Highway Patrol officer responded to the scene. When the investigating deputy met with the 36 year old male victim and witnesses, he learned the Jeep that was stolen on 12-7-2013, was the vehicle involved. The victim told the deputy he was working on a private driveway that leads to several residences in the 5400 block of Highway 36. The victim was aware of the stolen 2011 Jeep Wrangler, because it belonged to a friend. The victim saw the Wrangler drive past the location where he was working. He called his friend and confirmed the license plate and that it was still stolen. The victim saw the Jeep park in the driveway of a nearby residence. The victim had a co-worker call 911 to report finding the stolen Jeep, while the victim drove his Ford 350 truck to where the Jeep parked and attempted to block it in until law enforcement could arrive.
When the victim started to block the Jeep in, the driver of the Jeep put it in reverse and rammed the victim’s truck to escape. The Jeep rammed the victim’s truck, and also struck an unoccupied parked 2008 Nissan Altima and a tree before fleeing the area.
The victim was uninjured; however, his truck and the Altima sustained several thousand dollars in damage. Deputies located witnesses who also saw the intentional ramming.
Deputies learned during their investigation, the person driving the stolen Jeep was identified as Danny Ray Fidler, 40 years old. Fidler has an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest for violation of Post Community Release Supervision. He is also on felony probation for stealing a vehicle, fleeing a police officer and transportation of a controlled substance.
A be-on-the-lookout for the Jeep and Fiddler was issued to area wide law enforcement. Besides the arrest warrant, Fidler is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, felony vandalism, possession of stolen property and violation of probation.
Danny Ray Fidler is described as follows: White male adult, 40 years old, brown hair, hazel eyes, 5’8” tall, 130 lbs. He has several tattoos on both arms.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.