Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 290 PC-Sex Offender Sweep
Report Number:
13-11913    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
290 PC-Sex Offender Sweep
Location:
Ukiah, Willits and the unincorporated areas of Mendocino County
When: Date: April 15th and 16th, 2013 Time:
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State of California
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Ryan Wade 26 Laytonville, CA
Suspect #2: Kyle Hunter 25 Ukiah, CA
Suspect #3: Billy Eaton 53 Transient Ukiah, CA
Suspect #4: Pablo Mora 54 Transient Ukiah, CA
Suspect #5: Matthew Zuffinetti 28 Laytonville, CA
Suspect #6: Steven Munson 55 Willits, CA
Suspect #7: Richard Collins 32 Willits, CA
         
Written by: Sergeant Derek Scott
Synopsis: On April 15th and 16th 2013, the Mendocino County Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (S.A.F.E.) Task Force, (comprised of law enforcement officers from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, Ukiah Police Department, Mendocino County Probation Department, California State Parole, and Napa County Sheriff's Department), conducted a two day operation focused on sex registrant compliance checks throughout Ukiah, Willits and the surrounding unincorporated areas of Mendocino County.

The sweep conducted by S.A.F.E. was carried out as part of an intermittent series of operations to enforce registration, residential and parole requirements of registered sex offenders in the county of Mendocino.

The operation verified eighty-seven registered sex offender addresses and found four were out of compliance with their registration requirements. Out of the eighty-seven registrants, six are transients and one is a "Sexually Violent Predator" (SVP).

There are forty-five registered sex offenders within the city limits of Ukiah and fifteen within the Willits city limits. There are a total of two-hundred and ninety-seven registered sex offenders in Mendocino County (including the cities).

The Megan's Law website (www.meganslaw.ca.gov) allows citizens to search for registered sex offenders by geographic location and by name.

Anyone with information regarding out of compliance sex registrants is urged to contact their local law enforcement agency.

During the two day operation the following persons were arrested. (Not all of those by arrested by the S.A.F.E. Task Force during the two day sweep is a registered sex offender).

Ryan Wade was arrested for 1203.2 PC-violation of probation.

Kyle Hunter was arrested for 3056 PC-violation of parole.

Billy Eaton was arrested for 3056 PC-violation of parole.

Pablo Mora was arrested for 2 local warrants (290.018-failure to register and 1203.2 PC-violation of probation).

Matthew Zuffinetti was arrested for 30605 PC-possession of an assault rifle, 25400(a)(1) PC-loaded firearm in a vehicle, 23310 PC-large capacity magazine, 11360(a) HS-sale/transport marijuana.

Steven Munson was arrested for 11550(a) HS-under the influence of methamphetamine.

Richard Collins was arrested for 11351 HS-possession for sale of a controlled substance, 11377(a) HS-possession of methamphetamine and 3056 PC-violation of parole.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani