The district attorney’s office says she was appointed a public defender at her court appearance on Friday. The county public defender’s office said it does not comment on any pending cases.
Souverneva had been hiking to Canada on September 22 and was seen in the Mountain Gate community in Northern California, according to a narrative written by a Cal Fire officer. She was told she couldn’t be on the property by quarry employees, but kept walking.
Souverneva then became thirsty and found a puddle of water in a dry creek bed, but the water allegedly had bear urine in it so she tried to filter the water with a tea bag, disse l'ufficiale.
“She said that didn’t work so she attempted to make a fire to boil the water. She stated it was too wet for the fire to start. She said she drank the water anyway and then continued walking uphill from the creek bed,” the complaint read.
Souverneva got stuck in brush and called the fire department, the complaint read. She was evaluated by the fire department for dehydration and then questioned by Cal Fire authorities when she allegedly told them she tried to light a fire. Souverneva was taken into custody, the complaint read.
Souverneva was found with with CO2 cartridges, a cigarette lighter and a “white item containing a green leafy substance,” the complaint read.
Souverneva’s bail is $ 150,000 and her next court appearance is October 5.