Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
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(Title of Crime/Incident) 10851 VC-theft of vehicle, 459 PC-burglary, 207 PC- kidnapping, 2800.1 VC- evade peace officer
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10851 VC-theft of vehicle, 459 PC-burglary, 207 PC- kidnapping, 2800.1 VC- evade peace officer
Round Valley Elememntary School, Covelo, CA
When: Date: 09-20-13 Time: 2130 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Round Valley Elementary School
Victim #2: Adult female 24 Covelo, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Timothy Irving Davis 34 Covelo, Ca
Suspect #2: Shawna Lee Britton 38 Covelo, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 09-20-13 at approximately 2130 hours, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a burglary at the Round Valley Elementary School.

A female school district employee observed a male in dark clothing driving a maintenance cart away from the school district transportation yard. The employee followed and observed the male get out of the cart and into a vehicle driven by Shawna Britton.

The cart had been loaded with approximately $500.00 worth of tools belonging to the school district. The stolen cart was valued at approximately $2,500.00.

Sheriff's Deputies, assisted by Round Valley Tribal Police, located Britton at a Whipple Court address and arrested her for being an accessory to the burglary at the school.

Britton confirmed the male, Timothy Irving Davis, was driving the cart and was responsible for the burglary at the school.

Upon further investigation Deputies learned Davis had an active arrest warrant for violation of parole.

Despite searches in several locations, Deputies were not able to find Davis that night.

On 09-21-13 at approximately 2230 hours Davis' vehicle was spotted by a Round Valley Tribal Police Officer.

The officer informed the Sheriff's Office of Davis' location on Biggar Lane and a Sheriff's Deputy attempted to perform a traffic stop on the white Chevrolet pickup Davis was reportedly driving.

A 1/2 to 3/4 mile vehicle pursuit ensued from Biggar Lane to Davis' residence on Refuse Road where he was subsequently arrested for burglary and vehicle theft.

During the pursuit Davis refused to let his 24 year-old female passenger exit the truck despite her numerous pleas to be allowed to get out of the truck while it was being pursued by law enforcement.

In addition, because he had deprived his passenger of her freedom and transported her against her will during the pursuit, he was also arrested for kidnapping and for the outstanding parole warrant.

Davis was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges where he was to be held on a no bail status.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten