Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 290.018 PC Fail to register as sex offender
Report Number:
13-17075    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
290.018 PC Fail to register as sex offender
Location:
3000 Blk. Mill Creek Rd. Talmage
When: Date: 05/31/13 Time: 2220 hrs.
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: Joel Willis 49
         
Written by: Sergeant Mike Dygert
Synopsis: On May 31, 2013 at about 10:20 PM Mendocino County Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious person call in the 2300 block of Mill Creek Road, Talmage. During a check of the area, Deputies contacted Joel Willis walking eastbound on Mill Creek Road.

While speaking with Willis, Deputies learned Willis had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest for a parole violation. Deputies also discovered Willis had been released from Avenal State Prison on 05/23/13 and had failed to register as a sex offender per 290 PC (five days after being released from his commitment offence). Willis was arrested and incarcerated at the Mendocino County jail on the parole warrant and for failing to register as a sex offender. Willis is being held without bail.
Approved By: Lieutenant Shannon Barney