Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11377(a) HS [Possession of a controlled substance], 11370.1 HS [Possession of a controlled susbstance while armed with firearm], 11550(e) HS [Under the influence of a controlled substance while armed with a firearm], 496 PC [Possession of stolen property], 11364 HS [Possession of drug paraphernilia]
Report Number:
2012-2637    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
11377(a) HS [Possession of a controlled substance], 11370.1 HS [Possession of a controlled susbstance while armed with firearm], 11550(e) HS [Under the influence of a controlled substance while armed with a firearm], 496 PC [Possession of stolen property], 11364 HS [Possession of drug paraphernilia]
Location:
32500 block Boice Lane, Fort Bragg
When: Date: 02-03-2012 Time: 2055 Hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Jonathon Sanchez 26 17801 Railroad Lane Fort Bragg, CA
         
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 02-03-2012 at approximately 2055 hours, Mendocino County Sheriffs Deputies conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle for a lighting violation in the 32500 block of Boise Lane in Fort Bragg.

Upon their approach and contact with the driver, Jonathon Sanchez, deputies observed the suspect making furtive movements and directed him to place his hands in view. Sanchez repeatedly failed to comply and after observing a firearm in plain view, Deputies directed Sanchez out of the vehicle.

After exiting the vehicle, Sanchez refused to follow more given directions and was ultimately restrained in handcuffs. During a cursory search of his person, drug paraphernalia was located in his possession and Sanchez was arrested.

A search of Sanchezís vehicle incident to arrest yielded a stolen firearm with accompanying ammunition and 1.1 grams (gross field weight) of suspected methamphetamine.

An evaluation was administered and deputies determined that Sanchez was presently under the influence of a controlled substance.

Sanchez was transported and booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges with bail set at $15,000.00.
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