Man Found Dead near Hundreds of Budding Marijuana Plants

UPDATE 6/20: Mendocino Co. Sheriff Press Release: On 06-19-2013 Sheriff’s Detectives were able to identify the victim as being Hugo Olea-Lopez a 23-year-old adult male from Upper Lake, California. The same day a forensic autopsy was conducted and the preliminary findings showed Olea-Lopez appeared to have died as the result of a single gunshot wound to the torso. Sheriff’s Detectives

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Mendocino County Sheriff Alleges Possible Grower Shot at Deputy

Mendocino County Sheriff Press Release: On 06-11-2013 at 0836 hours Special Agents from the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force (MMCTF) arrived at a piece of property located in the 20000 block of Tomki Road in Willits, California. The MMCTF Special Agents had recently obtained a search warrant based upon an investigation that showed an illegal marijuana growing operation was in

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(UPDATED) ‘Home Invasion’ — Woman Shot/Man Beaten — Details Still Emerging

UPDATE 6/12: Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office -AG: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing with their investigation. On 06-11-2013 they completed their search of the property which is a large parcel with numerous structures and trailers on it. Evidence was recovered at the scene indicating firearms were used in the crime. No other victims were located. Several witnesses were

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Minors Help APD with Sting Operation

Arcata Police Dept. Press Release: The Arcata Police Department cited one store clerk for selling alcohol to a minor and cited 2 adults who purchased alcohol for minors on 6/9/2013. The actions were the result of a Minor Decoy Operation and Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation.   The Minor Decoy Operation involved minors, who worked under the direct supervision of officers, who attempted

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16-year-old Girl Attacked near Covelo

Mendocino Co. Sheriff’s Press Release: On 05-31-13 at 0100 hours the Sheriff’s Office was advised that a 16-year-old female had been attacked, by an unknown male adult, while walking to a relative’s residence on Concow Boulevard in Covelo, California. A Sheriff’s Detective responded to the Ukiah Valley Medical Center where he interviewed the victim and collected physical evidence.  The victim

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(UPDATED) Arson in Loleta Early this Morning

(Click photos to enlarge.) UPDATE 9:40 A.M.: Humboldt Co. Sheriff press release:              On 06-6-2013, approximately 1:25 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an explosion and a vehicle on fire in the 500 block of Montgomery Street, Loleta. Two deputies were on a traffic stop approximately one block away from Montgomery Street and heard the explosion,

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Mendocino Man Arrested for Child Abuse

Mendocino Co. Sheriff Press Release: On 06/04/13 at about 0930 hours Deputies from the Mendocino County Sherriff’s Office were detailed to the Round Valley Preschool regarding a child abuse investigation.  Deputies arrived along with workers from Child Protective Services and contacted a 5-year-old child. This child had distinct bruising on her face in the shape of a hand and fingers.

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Trespassing Investigation near Laytonville Leads to Arrest for Weapons and Meth

Mendocino Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Press Release: On 06/03/13 at approximately 1500 hrs Deputy Sheriffs from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were detailed to investigate a trespassing case near mile marker 13 on Branscomb Road in Laytonville, California. Deputies arrived and contacted private security officers (LEAR Asset Management) employed by a local timber company.  These officers had two men detained (Richard

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