Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 273D PC
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273D PC
23000 block of Howard Street Covelo, Ca
When: Date: 04/18/13 Time: 1930 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Juvenile Male 13
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Edward Diaz 44 Covelo, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Matt Kendall
Synopsis: On 04/18/13 at about 1930 hours Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were summoned to a residence in the Covelo area regarding an assault on a juvenile.

Upon arrival, Deputies spoke with a 13-year-old male juvenile who stated he had been physically assaulted by Eddy Diaz while completing yard work at Diaz’s home.

Deputies learned the juvenile had refused to complete a certain yard work task, which resulted in Diaz throwing the juvenile to the ground. The juvenile stated he had landed on a rock which had made his hip hurt. The juvenile had no visible injuries other than the complaints of pain.

Deputies canvassed the area and were able to locate Diaz lying in the bed of a pickup truck in the area of the crime. Deputies questioned Diaz and were able to corroborate the juvenile's statements to Deputies.

Diaz was arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.

Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten