Man With Assault Rifle Involved in Two Robberies in Covelo, According to Mendocino Sheriff’s Office
This 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:
The reporting party told Sheriff’s Office Dispatch that the suspect, Clarence Bruno III, was in the back of the business and in possession of an SKS type of assault-rifle.
By the time Deputies arrived on scene Bruno had left the business and had been located by Round Valley Tribal Police outside a nearby business. Bruno had been detained and property from Uptown Mercantile was found nearby.
Uptown Mercantile video showed Bruno and an unidentified female accomplice wearing a hooded sweatshirt break the business’s front window and remove approximately $2,300.00 worth of clothing and other property.
Piles of stolen clothing were recovered near where Bruno had been detained. Ammunition of the type used by an SKS rifle was located under a pile of the stolen merchandise but the firearm was never found.
Bruno was arrested for burglary, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person and violation of the terms of his Placer County probation.
Bruno was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.