Burglary Case in Albion Tied to Willits Case

UntitledThis is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On 04-14-2016 at about 8:27 AM Mendocino County Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious situation in the 24000 block of Nonello Lane in Albion, California.

When Deputies arrived they met with the reporting party who stated the house across the street had been foreclosed on and recently purchased by a 66 year-old adult male. Deputies contacted this adult male who told them no one should be at the residence.

Deputies responded to the residence and contacted a male outside of the residence who identified himself as Michael Monroe. A female was then contacted who identified herself as Alona Lopez.

As the Deputies investigated further they learned that Monroe and Lopez had gained access into the house while removing several items from the house which were located by the Deputies in Monroe and Lopez vehicle’s. Deputies also learned that Monroe and Lopez had removed property from the interior of the residence and placed the property in a pile in the garage next to the garage door.

During the course of the investigation Deputies were able to tie Monroe and Lopez to another residential burglary which took place on 03-03-2016 on Primrose Drive in Willits, California [MCSO Case #2016-6585].

Monroe and Lopez were subsequently arrested for the above listed charges.

Monroe and Lopez were booked into the Mendocino County Jail were they were to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.

Once Lopez was booked into the Mendocino County Jail it was learned that she had an outstanding Felony warrant for being a fugitive from justice out of Douglas County Oregon resulting in her being held in lieu of an additional $10,000.00 bail.

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