Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 496 PC [Possession of Stolen Property], 1203.2 PC [Violation of Probation]
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496 PC [Possession of Stolen Property], 1203.2 PC [Violation of Probation]
31000 block of Turner Road Fort Bragg, Ca
When: Date: 09/11/2013 Time: 1620 Hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Jeffco Painting and Coating Vallejo, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Richard Olstad 19 Fort Bragg, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 08/29/2013 Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Deputies were dispatched to a burglary at a construction project located at the Salmon Creek Bridge at mile marker 42.50 on North Highway 1 in Albion, California.

During that investigation it was learned that several construction tools and construction equipment were stolen from locked storage containers. At that time Deputies had no investigative leads as to who was responsible for the burglary.

On 09/11/2013 at about 1620 hours, Deputies observed a black Honda Del Sol traveling on Simpson Lane. Deputies had recently received information that this vehicle and its believed to be owner, Richard Olstad, was a suspect to recently reported burglaries in the Fort Bragg area.

Deputies knew Olstad was on active probation with a searchable term. After observing Deputies behind him, Olstad made a successful attempt to eluded Deputies.

Olstadís vehicle was located a short time later at a residence in the 31000 block of Turner Road. Deputies ultimately made contact with Olstad at the location.

Deputies subsequently conducted a search of Olstadís vehicle and discovered that he was in possession of multiple construction tools believed to be property stolen from the above construction project. Those items were later identified by the victim as property stolen from that construction site.

During questioning Deputies learned Olstad had obtained the property from another individual and that Olstad knew the property was stolen.

Olstad was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked and lodged on the listed charges. Olstad was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten