Attempted Homicide Follows an Assault Near Covelo, Says Mendocino County 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:

Loren Riley and Isaac Islas

Loren Riley and Isaac Islas

On 09-07-2018 at approximately 11:40 P.M., Deputies with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a reported shooting at a residence in the 23700 block of Hopper Lane in Covelo, California.

Round Valley Tribal Police (RVTP) officers were at the scene and reported two subjects were exchanging gunfire at a nearby property.

RVTP Officers contacted one of the subjects, identified as Loren Riley, who was in possession of a shotgun in the driveway to the property. Riley was ordered to drop the firearm and he complied. Riley was detained at the scene by RVTP and the firearm was secured.

Multiple Wardens from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife were in the area and responded to assist. A perimeter was set around the property and multiple verbal commands were given to the second subject to surrender. The other subject involved in the shooting did not respond to the verbal commands.

After multiple other verbal commands were given for the subject to surrender, he was observed running on Ledger Lane and detained by Fish and Wildlife Wardens. This subject was identified as Isaac Islas who lived in a trailer at the same property as Riley.

A search warrant was authored by a Detective with the MCSO Investigations Bureau and the scene was processed for evidence related to this investigation.

Through multiple interviews, crime scene investigation, and evidence located at the scene, Deputies determined a 12-gauge shotgun was discharged multiple times by Riley towards the trailer where Islas resides. Evidence was located at the trailer that Islas discharged a pistol northbound towards Riley.

It was determined that the shooting was a result of an earlier assault where Riley was significantly assaulted by Islas when discussing their involvement in different gangs.

Riley left the property after being assaulted, returned with a shotgun, and attempted to shoot Islas multiple times in retaliation for the earlier battery.

Riley was determined to be on two counts of formal probation in Mendocino County and is prohibited from owning or possessing any firearms. Islas was also determined to be a prohibited person due to prior criminal convictions.

Riley was placed under arrest for 664/187 PC [Attempted Homicide], 29800(a)(1) PC [Prohibited Person in Possession of Firearm], and 1203.2 PC [Formal Probation Violation]. Riley was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail on a no-bail status due to his probation violations.

Islas was placed under arrest for 243(d) PC [Battery with Great Bodily Injury], 30305(a)(1) PC [Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person], and 186.22(a) PC [Participation in a Criminal Street Gang]. Islas was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he is to be held in lieu of $55,000.00 bail.



  • Surely you meant “an assault”

  • Woke up quick at about noon
    Just thought that I had to be in Compton soon
    I gotta get drunk before the day begins
    Before my mother starts bitchin’ about my friends

  • You’re in over your head, son.

  • Dip shit would be eatin for lunch in LA. Deport MS13.

  • I’m not sorry guys,, but,, if your skins not red? Your all illegal aliens and you guys started all this bull shit. I was just surprised to read the little fucker was the aggressor. Didn’t like that ass kickin the big fella gave him. That’s o.k. he’ll take a little jacket with him till he gets ghosted. Like all the rest before him and all the rest that will follow him. A shameful ruination of humans being animals. Only to survive in order to slaughter each other in a mire of hatred,stupidity and total ignorance. What a fucking life.

  • Put them in the same cell.

  • Sheldon has really let himself go since The Big Bang Theory ended.

  • Holy @$#%%, We let this shit go on and on, in the guise of “medicine”? When will the people (we,us) realize that the fertilizer we (us) pour onto this shit becomes our (we, our) demise… wake THE FUCK up before it is too late… Bummer, it’Reap it…

  • Poor kid is going to be put in the grinder and find out what real gang life is like. It’s sad to this type of stuff happening in area with so much room and beauty.

  • Hey Islas stop beating up 12year olds!

  • If your skins not red you’re an illegal alien? Lol. So when you forcibly conquer a land and claim it, that makes you an illegal alien? Because almost every piece of land on the planet has been taken from its former owners many times over in history. Were the Romans illegal aliens when they won more land by winning wars against the natives? …no Rome just got bigger….and then someone took the land from Rome. When you win a war or kill the natives and take the land….it’s now yours fair and square…says history

  • Welcome to ganglife kid, where a grown ass man beats you down for talking the wrong shit. The gang stuff is out of control, so much violence and drugs and drugs and violence. How is this apealing to our youth? So tired of the hatred, my heart is sad for my kids. They have already lost many loved ones to violent death in the name of gangs.

  • How in the hell can
    A detective aprove.
    A securch warrant

    • In my 1911 I trust

      /\/\ Exactly, that’s the sort of little stuff I pick up on and don’t like. I think if there is a violent crime in the process of being committed that cops don’t need a search warrant, which is what happened here? But the wording is confusing, I don’t think they needed a warrant in the first place but I don’t think a detective can approve a warrant either.

    • Where in the article does it say he “approved” the warrant?

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