Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 18715(a)(3) PC [Possession of a destructive device near residential area], 18715(a)(5) PC [Possession of a destructive device near public thoroughfare], 18740 PC [Ignite destructive device with intent to terrify]
Report Number:
2012-34595    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
18715(a)(3) PC [Possession of a destructive device near residential area], 18715(a)(5) PC [Possession of a destructive device near public thoroughfare], 18740 PC [Ignite destructive device with intent to terrify]
Location:
10483 Lansing Street, Mendocino
When: Date: 12/21/2012 Time: 1717 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: Kendrick Anderson 47 10483 Lansing Street Mendocino, Ca.
         
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 12/21/2012 at approximately 1717 hours, deputies were dispatched to a single shot fired at 10483 Lansing Street in the Township of Mendocino. Upon arrival deputies contacted various people who heard and/or felt what was described as an explosion. Deputies were provided the potential location from where the reported gunshot originated from.

Deputies responded to 10483 Lansing Street #15 and contacted the tenant of that residence, who was believed to be responsible. The tenant was identified as Kendrick Anderson. Anderson informed deputies that he had also heard the reported gunshot and believed an unknown person(s) had ignited and thrown a firework on his doorstep.

Deputies searched the surrounding area and located an expended improvised explosive device (IED) on the roof of a neighboring structure. The IED was about 20-feet from and the same elevation to Andersonís second-story apartment entrance. Deputies ultimately arrested Anderson on the listed charges.

Deputies then obtained a search warrant for Andersonís residence. As a result of that search warrant service several materials and items were confiscated that were and/or could be used to manufacture an IED.

Anderson was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked and lodged with bail set at $75,000.00.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani