Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Possession Concealed Firearm
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Possession Concealed Firearm
194 Main St., Point Arena
When: Date: 12.18.12 Time: 8:00 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Francisco Duenas 29 37921 Ocean Ridge Dr. Gualala, CA
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On 12.18.12, at about 8:00 PM, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received a report of a subject possessing a concealed handgun at The Sign Of The Whale Bar,(194 Main St., Point Arena). It was reported that the subject appeared intoxicated and had made some statements that caused concern among the patrons, while displaying the concealed handgun.

A detailed description of the suspect was provided and the responding deputy located the suspect standing on the sidewalk in front of the bar. The suspect was detained and found to be in possession of a concealed handgun. Further investigation revealed that the suspect, identified as Francisco Duenas, is prohibited from possessing firearms as a condition of probation and due to past criminal convictions.

The firearm was seized and Duenas was lodged at the Mendocino County Jail for violations of 25400(A(4) PC and 29815(a) PC, with bail set at $15,000.00.

Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani