Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Parole Violation, Possession of Firearm by a Felon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Short Barreled Shotgun, Child Endangerment, Harboring a Fugitive from Justice
Report Number:
13-879    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Parole Violation, Possession of Firearm by a Felon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Short Barreled Shotgun, Child Endangerment, Harboring a Fugitive from Justice
Location:
2100 South State Street Ukiah, Ca 95482
When: Date: 01-11-2013 Time: 0620 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Samuel Robert Sierra 23 Ukiah, CA
Suspect #2: Felicia Linda Torres 26 Ukiah, CA
         
Written by: Lieutenant Jason Caudillo
Synopsis: On 01-11-2013 at 0620 hours, Detectives with the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office executed a warrant at an apartment located at 2100 South State Street in an attempt to arrest Samuel Robert Sierra, a parolee at large.

Sierra, a documented Norteno Street Gang member, had been released on parole in July 2012, after serving a prison sentence for a conviction for an assault with a deadly weapon.

Almost immediately after being released on parole, Sierra removed the ankle monitor, which had allowed State Parole agents to monitor his activities. Sierra also failed to check in with his assigned parole agent as directed. In August 2012 State Parole designated Sierra as a "Parolee at Large". This is a designation given to a parolee whose whereabouts are unknown.

During the search of Sierra's apartment a loaded shotgun with a sawed off barrel was located in a bedroom. The shotgun was found on the floor next to Sierra's bed and was readily accessible to Sierra and the three small children inside the residence.

Also located inside the apartment was a Vicodin pill and drug paraphernalia. The three children ages 5, 3, and 2, were taken into protective custody by Child Protective Services.

Sierra was arrested for violating his parole, being a felon in possession of a short barreled shotgun, child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Felicia Torres, Sierra's girlfriend, was also taken into custody at the scene for child endangerment, harboring a known fugitive, being a felon in possession of a short barreled shotgun, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were both transported to the Mendocino County Jail where Torres was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail and Sierra was to be held on a no bail status.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten