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Ramiro Apansio Mendosa


Date of Birth:  03-07-1983
  5 feet 7 inches
  Weight:  160 LBS.  
  Elias Alberto Soto- Avila (21 yrs old)
Francisco Javier Soto-Avila (25 yrs old)
Javier Avila Soto (22 yrs old)
Ramiro Mendosa Apaniso (23 yrs old)
Nickname:  Tiko
Ramiro Apansio Mendosa is currently being sought in regards to a shooting that occurred on 08-21-2008 in the 1900 block of Talmage Road.  The victim in the shooting sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to an out of county hospital for treatment.  For further information refer to Mendocino County Sheriff's Office press release 08-2440 that can be found on the Sheriff's Office website.
Ramiro Apansio Mendosa should be considered armed and dangerous as the handgun used during this shooting has yet to be recovered.  Ramiro Apansio Mendosa's last known residence was listed as transient in the Boonville, California based upon a previous booking into the Mendocino County Jail in August 2007.

Anyone with information about the current whereabouts of Ramiro Apansion Mendosa are asked to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 707-463-4086 or the TIP LINE at 707-234-2100.

MCSO Case Number:  08-2440

Jose Lopez Garibay

Gender: Male
DOB: 05-12-1979
Weight: 150
Height: 5' 7 "
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown

Subject possibly has the name "Garibay" tattooed on his back and possibly suffering from deep laceration to right side of stomach and right side of face or neck. 

On 07/26/08 Deputies were dispatched to the Boonville area for a report of a rape on a 14 year old female.  During the course of the investigation it was learned the suspect, JOSE LOPEZ GARIBAY, had sustained major lacerations to the stomach and face as a result of the victim defending herself and eventually escaping her attackers.
The Mendocico County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking JOSE LOPEZ GARIBAY. He is currently wanted and should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS. It is believed GARIBAY is still in the Boonville area, Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the suspect should call 9-1-1.

This case is currently under the investigation by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Detective Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call (707) 463-4096 or the Sheriff's TIP line (707) 234-2100.


John Roland Stahl

News from the Cambodia Daily newspaper: Wanted US Sex Offender Faces Deportation Following Arrest:

"A 66-year-old U.S. citizen was arrested in Preah Sihanouk province on Saturday and faces deportation to the U.S. over warrants relating to child-sex offenses committed in California, police and a local NGO said.

Provincial police chief Tak Vantha said John Roland Stahl was arrested in Sihanoukville following a request made through the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh." See full story at



Gender: Male
DOB: 04-01-1947
Weight: 160
Height: 5' 8"
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown

John Stahl is currently wanted by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office on multiple arrest warrants to include:
A Felony warrant for charges of possession of a controlled substance, Furnishing a narcotic to a minor, transportation of a controlled substance and annoying/molesting of a child with the set bail of $20,000.00
A  Felony warrant for failure to appear in court with a set bail of $15,000.00
A Misdemeanor warrant for failure to register as a sex offender with a set bail of $5,000.00
John Stahl's last known address was in Leggett, California located in Mendocino County but his current whereabouts are unknown.  It is suspected that Stahl is living outside of Mendocino County and possibly outside of the United States of America.
It is requested that anyone with information pertaining to the current whereabouts of John Stahl contact their local law enforcement agency or the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Tip-Line at 707-234-2100.  Callers leaving information on the Tip-Line can remain anonymous.