Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 664-187 PC Attempted Murder / 207 PC Kidnapping / 3056 PC Parole Violation
Report Number:
2012-3596 UPDATE    
Coroner Number:
664-187 PC Attempted Murder / 207 PC Kidnapping / 3056 PC Parole Violation
Buckridge Road Point Arena, Ca
When: Date: 02-15-2012 Time: 0053 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Adult Female
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Dane Kraich 49 Point Arena, Ca
Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: On 2-15-2012 at approximately 0053 the Mendocino County Sheriffs Office received a telephone call from the victim's neighbor advising the victim had been assaulted.

Deputies contacted the victim at the neighbors residence who advised deputies she had been shot by the suspect during some type of domestic incident between the two outside their residence.

The victim was subsequently airlifted, via medical helicopter, to an out of county hospital, for a shotgun pellet injury to her backside. The victim is in stable condition.

Deputies attempted to locate the suspect with negative results. They further believe the suspect is still armed when he fled the residence.

Deputies along with detectives are conducting further follow up investigation into the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or Kraich's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriffs Office at 707-463-4086 or 707-234-2100. Callers can remain anonymous.


On 02-20-2012 at approximately 1045 hours (S) Dane Kraich arrived unannounced at the Mendocino County Jail to surrender himself due to his wanted status in regards to this incident.

A Sheriff's Deputy took custody of Kraich and had him booked into the Mendocino County Jail on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and for an active parole violation warrant issue by the Idaho Department of Corrections. Kraich is expected to be held on a no bail status at this time.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten