Victim Chases Down Alleged Car Thief
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 06-06-2015 at approximately 12:11 AM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 22000 block of Branscomb Road in Westport, California to the report of a vehicle theft.
Sheriff Deputies responded to the location and contacted the victim who related that he had picked up a female hitchhiker earlier in the afternoon. The victim provided a ride to the 22000 block of Branscomb Road, letting her out of the vehicle near his residence.
The female stayed in the area the remainder of the day. To remove the hitchhiker from the area of his residence, the victim then provided the female a ride into the town of Westport and returned home.
At about midnight, the victim heard a vehicle in his driveway. The victim looked out his window and observed his vehicle backing down his driveway and then turn west on Branscomb Road.
The victim and his friends pursued the vehicle and stopped it near the end of his driveway. The victim removed from the female hitchhiker from the vehicle and contacted law enforcement.
The hitchhiker, later identified as Anna Fee, was arrested at the scene by Sheriff Deputies.
Fee provided false identification to the Sheriff Deputies and was ultimately charged with vehicle theft and for providing false identification.
Fee was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.