On 02-22-2013, approximately 9:45 a.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy working patrol in Trinidad City limits stopped a Grey 2005 Jeep Cherokee for a traffic violation (failure to wear seatbelts) in the 200 block of Main Street, Trinidad. After the vehicle stopped the deputy ran a wants and warrants check on the driver Rachael Squire aka Hardy, 21 years old from Eureka which revealed she was driving on a suspended driver’s license and was on probation for drug possession with a search clause. She also had a warrant out for her arrest for possession of stolen property. The deputy also checked wants and warrants on the three passengers in the vehicle. One of the passengers, Esteban Domingo Arredondo, 32 years old from McKinleyville had warrants for his arrest for possession of illicit drugs and possession of stolen property. He was also on felony probation for burglary and drug possession with a search clause. Another female in the vehicle, Michelle Lynn McDaniel, 21 years old from Eureka had a warrant for her arrest for petty theft and three counts of possession of stolen property.
After arresting three of the four occupants of the vehicle, deputies conducted a probation search of the vehicle and located approximately 3 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, along with approximately $7,000.00 in cash.
Arrendondo, Squire and McDaniel were all arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Esteban Domingo Arredondo was arrested for his warrants and for transportation of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine for sale, violation of probation and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $115,000.00. Rachel Squire aka Hardy was arrested for transportation of methamphetamine, driving on a suspended license and violation of probation. Her bail was set at $55,000.00. Michelle Lynn McDaniel was arrested for transportation and possession for sale of methamphetamine. She was booked and released on her own recognizance.
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.
Mike Downey Sheriff