Masked Neighbor Allegedly Attempts to Rob Man and Juvenile in Their Home

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:

Miguel ArreguinOn 07-30-2016 at approximately 3:17 A.M. Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a possible robbery which had occurred at a residence in the 9000 block of Colony Drive in Redwood Valley, California.

Once at the location Deputies contacted a 42 year-old male and a juvenile male who stated a subject came into their residence, through their back door, armed with two handguns.

The 42 year-old male further described the subject as being heavy set, wearing a ski mask, camouflaged shirt and being in possession of a semi-automatic handgun and a revolver. The 42 year-old also stated the subject had an approximate 1 to 2 foot pry bar tucked inside his waistband.

The subject pointed the handguns at the 42 year-old male and the juvenile male, ordering them to give him money. The 42 year-old male advised they had no money and began trying to calm the subject down. During this time the juvenile male was able to leave the room and call 911.

The subject then left out the rear door of the residence, with the 42 year-old male following at a distance. The 42 year-old male observed the subject walk to the residence to the east, and disappear behind that residence.

During this investigation Deputies determined that Miguel Arreguin had committed the above listed violations.

When ‘s residence (nearby to the victim’s residence) was searched Deputies located camouflaged clothing (consistent with the victim’s statements), a dark colored ski mask, and an approximate 1 to 2 foot pry bar.

Also located inside Arreguin’s residence were a Smith and Wesson .357 caliber revolver, and a CZ model 2075 Rami 9mm semiautomatic pistol (these firearms matched the descriptions given from the victim’s statements). Both firearms were loaded with live cartridges in the chambers.

Arreguin was booked into the Mendocino County Jail for the listed violations, where he was to be held in lieu of $75,000.00 bail.

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