Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Theft from vehicles, Vandalism to vehicles
Report Number:
12-33829    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Theft from vehicles, Vandalism to vehicles
Location:
Gurley Ln., Wheeler St., Calypso Ln., Mendocino
When: Date: 12.13.12 Time: During the night
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Male Juvenile 14 Mendocino, Ca
Suspect #2: Male Juvenile 12 Albion, Ca
         
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On the morning of 12.14.12 the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received several complaints from residents of Gurley Lane, Wheeler Street, and Calypso Lane in Mendocino, that their vehicles had been rummaged through during the night and various items had been stolen.

These items ranged from loose change to purses, keys, and a lap top computer. Additionally, some of the vehicles had also been vandalized, apparently by having rocks thrown through the windows.

Deputy Sheriff's took a report documenting the thefts, the damage and began an investigation to identify the suspect(s) and locate the stolen property.

This investigation culminated on 01.11.13 with the identification of two male juveniles as being responsible for the incidents and a portion of the stolen property was recovered.

Additional property that had not been reported as stolen, but was believed to have been, was discovered in possession of the suspects. Deputies were subsequently able to identify and contact the owner of this property, who had not realized that it was stolen.

The juveniles along with the investigative reports have been referred to juvenile probation for possible charging and disposition.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten