Daniel Goodwin Convicted

January 25, 2011

ADA Seth Steward, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1014
Erica Terry Derryck, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1167

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Daniel Dale Goodwin, (CN 2455415), was convicted by a jury of public nuisance and obstructing arrest.

After deliberating for less than a day, a jury found Daniel Goodwin guilty of delaying and/or obstructing arrest in violation 148(a)(1) of the Penal Code and being a public nuisance in violation of Penal Code Section 372. Both of these charges are misdemeanors. The defendant was also charged with trespassing in violation of 602.5(a) of the Penal Code. After hearing the evidence, Judge Jackson dismissed the trespass charge.

According to evidence presented at trial, the defendant climbed the Millennium Tower on Monday, September 6, 2010, Labor Day. It took the defendant approximately four hours to climb the building. The defendant failed to respond to officer commands to end his assent and obstructed the free use of property and interfered with the enjoyment of property by an entire community. Because of the dangerous actions of the defendant, San Francisco Police were forced to close down Mission Street between Beale Street and Fremont Street for the duration of the defendant’s climb.

The maximum statutory penalty Daniel Goodwin faces is a year in county jail and fees and fines. The sentencing of Mr. Goodwin is scheduled for Tuesday, February 1, 2011at 1:30 p.m. in Department 503 before Judge Jackson.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Maffei prosecuted the case.