Kym Kemp / @ 6:38 p.m. / News

K-9 Catches Wanted Man

And he just got out of jail on July 13th, too.

Fortuna Police Dept. Press Release:

FORTUNA, CA – On August 15, 2012 at about 9:00 am, an officer was in the area of the 500 block of Eighth Street when he observed 30 year old Demarcus Earl Conley, known to the officer from several prior contacts. The officer was aware that Conley was on probation and had an active warrant out for his arrest.

When the officer attempted to contact Conley, he fled into a nearby residence of an acquaintance through an open front window. Officers pursued Conley who was believed to be in the residence attic refusing to surrender to officers. After attempts to negotiate with Conley failed, the Fortuna Police Department’s K-9 “Zorro”, responded and was deployed in the attic at which time Conley agreed to comply with officers and was taken into custody without further incident.

During the incident, officers observed illegal items in the residence. Once Conley was removed, the residence was secured until a search warrant was obtained. At about 11:30 am, officers served the search warrant and collected the contraband. This investigation is currently ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

Conley was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the “No Bail” warrant (Accessory/Possession of Stolen Vehicle), Probation Violation, and Resisting Arrest.



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