Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11359 H&S Cultivation of marijuana, 11359 H&S Possession of marijuana for sale, 12022 PC Armed during the commission of a felony, 182 PC Conspiracy, 11377a H&S Possession controlled substance.
Report Number:
12-16165    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
11359 H&S Cultivation of marijuana, 11359 H&S Possession of marijuana for sale, 12022 PC Armed during the commission of a felony, 182 PC Conspiracy, 11377a H&S Possession controlled substance.
Location:
Blue Rock Road west of Bell Springs Road, Laytonville Ca.
When: Date: 07/10/12 Time: 8:25 am
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Victor Sanchez Padilla 24 Transient Santa Rosa Ca.
Suspect #2: Jose Javalera-Navarrette 32 1005 Temple Ave Santa Rosa Ca.
Suspect #3: Rafael Moreno 58 1005 Temple Ave Santa Rosa Ca.
Suspect #4: Victor Manuel Siqueiros 36 Transient Unknown
Suspect #5: Jose Ramirez-Lopez 32 Transient Willits Ca.
Suspect #6: Efren Guzman 34 836 Trade Wind Ln Rodeo Ca.
Suspect #7: Febronio Sanchez-Perez 28 3637 Sonoma Hwy Santa Rosa Ca.
         
Written by: Sergeant Bruce Smith
Synopsis: On 07/10/12 Deputies from the COMMET office assisted by Agents from the MMCTF and BLM Officers served a search warrant on five parcels in the Blue Rock area west of Bell Springs Road, Laytonville Ca.

Located on the property were 4068 growing marijuana plants being grown indoors in a storage container, in greenhouses and in outdoor gardens. Victor Padilla was found on the property in possession of a loaded .45 pistol and a .22 caliber rifle. Jose Javalera-Navarrette was also found on the property. A third firearm was located in the residence along with approximately $3500 in US Currency.

While officers were serving the search warrant, Rafael Moreno, Victor Siqueiros and Jose Ramirez-Lopez drove onto the property. Lopez was found in possession of $1400 in US Currency. Through investigative leads these three subjects were determined to have ties to the marijuana operation.

When officers were leaving the property, Efren Guzman and Febronio Sanchez-Perez were located in a vehicle that was experiencing mechanical problems on Bell Springs Road. Located in the vehicle were 312 marijuana plants in grow trays. Through investigative leads these two subjects were determined to have ties to the marijuana operation on Blue Rock Road. Guzman was found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine and $3375 in US Currency.

Based on this investigation, Santa Rosa Police Department(SRPD) served a search warrant at 1005 Temple Ave, Santa Rosa CA. SRPD located 64 marijuana plants, approximately 2 ounces of methamphetamine, a handgun and approximately $3600 in US Currency.

All subjects were arrested and booked into the Mendocino County jail.
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