Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 459 PC [Burglary], 496 PC [Possession of Stolen Property]
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459 PC [Burglary], 496 PC [Possession of Stolen Property]
32450 Gibney Lane, Fort Bragg,CA
When: Date: 09-22-2012 Time: 1850 Hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Roy Rantala 56 32450 Gibney Lane Fort Bragg, CA
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Mathew Rantala 31 24395 Lilac Road Willits, CA
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 09-22-2012 at approximately 1855 hours, deputies were dispatched to a reported theft of a safe from the residence at 32450 Gibney Lane. Deputies spoke to the Victim Roy Rantala and learned that he had been away from the residence for approximately 4-hours, during which time someone entered his residence and took a safe containing $30,000.00 worth of estimated valuables.

Deputies acted on suspect information provided by the victim. The suspect identified was the victimís son, Mathew Rantala. At approximately 2030 hours, deputies made contact with Mathew at his residence in Willits and found him in possession of some of the stolen articles of property. Mathew was arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property.

After his arrest, Mathew willingly escorted the deputies to an adjoining property where he had buried the remaining stolen items he had in his possession.

Mathew was transported to and booked into the Mendocino County Jail with bail set at $50,000.00.
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