Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11377 (A) H&S, 487(j) PC, 496(a) PC, 11550 H&S
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11377 (A) H&S, 487(j) PC, 496(a) PC, 11550 H&S
3300 Block N. State St. Ukiah,ca
When: Date: 4/18/12 Time: 1000 Hrs.
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the state
Victim #2: PG
Victim #3: E
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Steven Lynn Simpson 37 Ukiah, Ca.
Written by: Sergeant Rick Wagner
Synopsis: On 4/18/12 at 1000 sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 3300 Block of N. State St. regarding suspicious electrical wire in front of a residence. On arrival deputies contacted a subject Identified as Steven Simpson 37 of Ukiah.

Deputies questioned Simpson regarding the wire and where it had come from. Simpson denied any knowledge of the wire. During the investigation deputies evaluated him and found him to be under the influence of a controlled substance.(11550 H&S). During a search of Simpsons person he was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected methamphetamine.(11377 H&S).

Further investigation and witness interviews placed the lawn cart containing the wire in Simpsons possession earlier in the day. With the assistance of PG & E employees it was learned the large quantity of wire was stolen from a job site across the street from where the deputies found Simpson and the wire. Evidence located at the crime scene tied Simpson to the theft and possession of stolen property. 487 (j) & 496(a) PC.

Simpson was taken into custody for the listed charges without incident and booked into the Mendocino County Jail. Bail was set at $15,000.00
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