Massive Stolen Property Haul Recovered, Three Arrested – June 29, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Paul Lester Bareilles

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE



 During the months of March through June, 2012 the City of Arcata saw a dramatic rise in auto thefts and auto burglaries. The vehicles were commonly stolen and stripped for parts or appeared to be used solely for joy rides. Any property of value was stolen from the inside of the vehicle. Arcata Police Department officers conducted a lengthy investigation, and were able to develop suspects in the case.

On Wednesday, June 27, officers from the Arcata Police Department located and arrested 28-year-old Paul Lester Bareilles of Eureka and his wife, 33-year-old Barbara Ranae Palmer of Eureka during a traffic stop. Stolen property was located in the vehicle at the time of the arrest. Two children, ages 6 and 9, were in the vehicle at the time of the arrests and were later released to family members.


Barbara Ranae Palmer

A short time later, Arcata Police Department officers contacted and arrested 33-year-old Zachariah Scott Friedland of Arcata near his residence in the 1400 block of Buttermilk Lane in Arcata.

The investigation led officers to obtain and serve two search warrants. One search warrant was served at Friedland’s residence and the other at a nearby storage unit associated with Friedland. The officers located a substantial amount of stolen property at both locations linked to the previously reported stolen vehicles. The property included electronics, computers, outdoor equipment, musical instruments, clothing, digital cameras, auto parts, spotting scopes and survey equipment. The value of the stolen property is estimated to be between $25,000 and $30,000.

Paul Bareilles was arrested for possession of stolen property and probation violation. Barbara Palmer was arrested for possession of stolen property. Zachariah Friedland was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and driving on a suspended license. All three individuals were booked and lodged at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

Zachariah Scott Friedland


8 Responses to “Massive Stolen Property Haul Recovered, Three Arrested – June 29, 2012”

  1. Maybe I'll get my tablet and camping gear back!

  2. Eva Jade

    It'd be nice if that's where my iPad ended up…

  3. Va Va Voom

    Can you find out?

  4. Eva Jade

    The cops said they'd contact me if they find anything…but that's if you trust the cops

  5. Edward Stegall

    Got Meth?

  6. Anonymous

    Eva, why the jab at the cops? Do you think they want to hold on to you iPad? Do you just hate all the people that wear a badge? Are you a hater? Hells bells! Give 'em a chance to see if they have the thing. The thieves took an awful lot of stuff and it all has to be processed. When I had property stolen from me and it was found by the Eureka cops during a warrant, I got it back after it was processed and the bum was convicted. I learned that the warrant is an order from the judge and the cops cannot just give stuff back until the trial is over unless you file some sort of extra court paper. I wanted the crook to do time and did not want to mess that up so I just waited, but then I ain't all about the material goods.

  7. Cj Stewart

    Use the find my iphone app. if its on your ipad and the ipad is on you can locate it. research it a little theres a good chance its on your ipad

  8. […] was transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.  Even though it’s not his first time around the thievery block, he soon posted bail and was released with a court […]


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