Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine
Report Number:
13-16612, 13-16877, 13-15055    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine
Location:
South Highway 1, Elk and Fort Bragg
When: Date: 05.30.13 Time: 1100 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Green Right'O Way Construction Willits, CA
Victim #2: People of the State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Donald Bowman 40 Fort Bragg, CA
Suspect #2: Anthony McNeil 34 Fort Bragg, CA
         
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On 05.28.13 Green Right'O Way Construction Company reported that during the night someone had broken into vehicles stored at a construction site on Highway 1 near Elk, California. A large amount of tools, valued at several thousand dollars, was reported to have been stolen.

On 05.29.13 Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were investigating leads in this case and went to a residence on Dorffi Street in Fort Bragg. At that residence, the home of Donald Bowman, numerous items matching the description of the stolen tools were located.

Bowman had pending felony charges and was out of custody "on his own recognizance", was not found at the residence. The stolen property was seized and deputies began attempting to locate Bowman.

On 05.30.13, at approximately 1100 hours, Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies located Bowman at a residence on Franklin Road in Fort Bragg. Bowman was arrested and taken into custody without incident.

While at the residence Deputies conducted a parole search of the resident, Anthony McNeil, and he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and was in possession of property taken from the construction site. Additional physical evidence was also discovered at the scene linking McNeil to the theft.

McNeil was also found to be in possession of property stolen in a residential burglary in the Mendocino area that was reported about one month ago. Information was developed that indicated that additional stolen property from this burglary may be at Bowman's residence. McNeil was arrested and taken into custody without incident.

Deputies returned to Bowman's residence where property stolen in the Mendocino burglary was located and recovered.

Bowman was lodged at the Mendocino County Jail for violations of 496 PC (possession of stolen property), 12022.1 PC (Commit a felony while out of custody with felony charges pending), and 1203.2 PC (Violation of probation). Bowman was to be held in lieu of $55,000.00 bail.

McNeil was lodged at the Mendocino County Jail for violations of 11377 H&S (Possession of methamphetamine), 496 PC (Possession of stolen property), and 3056 PC (Violation of parole). McNeil was to be held on a no bail status.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten