Burglary Suspect Nabbed; Dogs Back In Shelter – November 29, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

On Monday, Nov. 28, approximately 8 p.m., a citizen contacted the Sheriffs Office after watching the news and recognizing suspect Chad Macias’ photo on the news.

The citizen told the deputy who interviewed him that he picked up Macias hitchhiking on the freeway. Macias asked him if he was traveling north and if he could give him a ride to the animal shelter.  When they arrived at the shelter it was closed. Macias told the citizen he was going to wait at the shelter until it opened to pick up his dogs. The citizen left Macias at the shelter.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. today a deputy traveling through Eureka to the courthouse spotted Macias standing on the street corner at Fifth and O streets, Eureka. Macias had the two dogs in his possession. When the deputy asked Macias about the dogs he told the deputy, “They found me, they came to me.”

Macias was arrested for burglary and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. His bail is set at $50,000.00.  His dogs were transported back to the Humboldt County Sheriff Animal Shelter.

Anyone with information is requested to call the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line (707) 268-2539.

2 Responses to “Burglary Suspect Nabbed; Dogs Back In Shelter – November 29, 2011”

  1. Jim D'Andi

    Pathetic story. So what about the dogs? Do they deserve the pet prison? No they deserve to be allowed to go with Macias. Glad you followed up on this but it reveals a whole lot about the gold mine of dog fines acquired by the County and even more about our priorities
    Expect more animal fees as County/State/Feds go to junk bond bone pile…let them go home, please.

  2. “No they deserve to be allowed to go with Macias.”

    Are you suggesting that animals be booked into county jail with their owners?


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