Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11378 HS [Possession of controlled substance for sale], 11366 HS [Maintaining place for sale and use of controlled substance], 11370.1 HS [Possession of controlled substance while armed], 12022.1 PC [Commit offense while on bail/O.R.], 22900 PC [Unlawful possession of pepper spray].
Report Number:
2013-11611    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
11378 HS [Possession of controlled substance for sale], 11366 HS [Maintaining place for sale and use of controlled substance], 11370.1 HS [Possession of controlled substance while armed], 12022.1 PC [Commit offense while on bail/O.R.], 22900 PC [Unlawful possession of pepper spray].
Location:
18901 Dwyer Lane, Fort Bragg
When: Date: 04/13/2013 Time: 1725 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: Steven Claus 38 18901 Dwyer Lane Fort Bragg, Ca.
Suspect #2: Bradford Ewing 50 18901 Dwyer Lane Fort Bragg, Ca.
         
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 04/13/2013 at approximately 1725 hours, Deputies arrived at 18901 Dwyer Lane in Fort Bragg in order to carryout a probation search on Steven Claus who resides at that location. Deputies knew Claus to be on active probation and subject to terms not limited to submit to search and seizure, anytime, day or night.

Deputies also had knowledge that Bradford Ewing was residing at the same location. Deputies knew Ewing was also subject to search and seizure (a term and condition of being released on his own recognizance in a pending court matter).

Deputies contacted both subjects at the location and a probation/O.R. search was conducted. During that search, Deputies located several items of drug paraphernalia related to the sales and distribution of controlled substances, approximately 8.0 grams of what field-tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine, two firearms. (one of which was loaded) and a 7.9-ounce canister of pepper spray.

Both Claus and Ewing were arrested and transported to the Mendocino County Jail where they were booked and lodged. Ewing was booked for 11378 HS and 12022.1 PC. Claus was booked for 11378 HS, 11366 HS, 22900 PC and 11370.1 HS. Both Ewing and Claus are being held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani