[UPDATE 5:15 p.m.] Raid North of Laytonville: ‘Armored Car…Helmets…Kevlar Vests,” Says Witness
Behind an indiscrete black plastic fence beside Hwy 101 south of Bell Springs Road, law enforcement vehicles are lined up as of 10:30 a.m.
Readers reported seeing “a convoy” with an “armored car” and officers wearing “helmets and Kevlar vests” gathered at the CDF (California Department of Forestry) station north of Laytonville about 9 a.m.
Then the convoy moved north. Now they are opposite the old graffitied building a few miles south of Bell Springs Road and north of Area 101.
Below is a Google embedded image of the area.
We’ve attempted to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department for more information and will update as soon as we have more details.
UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: The Mendocino Voice was able to reach the Sheriff’s Office. They reported, “One person was arrested this morning, confirmed Captain Gregory Van Patten of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. Van Patten said “The Mendocino SWAT Team (comprised of personnel from Mendocino County wide agencies) assisted in the service of an arrest warrant in that area this morning where one person was arrested without incident.”