Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 236 PC [False Imprisonment], 148(a)(1) PC [Resist Peace Officer], 647(f) PC [Public Intoxication]
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236 PC [False Imprisonment], 148(a)(1) PC [Resist Peace Officer], 647(f) PC [Public Intoxication]
Riverside Drive Point Arena, Ca
When: Date: 02-23-2014 Time: 12:31 AM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Juvenile Female 16
Victim #2: Juvenile Female 16
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: William Canida 18 Point Arena, Ca
Suspect #2: Mitchell Kespohl 18 Point Arena, Ca
Suspect #3: Jaime Portillo 20 Sea Ranch, Ca
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On 02-23-2014, at about 12:31 AM Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies were called to a residence on Riverside Drive in Point Arena, California regarding a loud party.

When the Deputies attempted to contact the occupants of the residence they received a response of obscenities from behind the closed door. While at the scene Deputies were contacted by a male adult who explained that he had received text messages from two female juvenile relatives whom he was responsible for, requesting that he respond to the house as they are being prevented from leaving by the male occupants. These text messages were shown to the Deputies.

Deputies told the subjects in the residence that they needed to send the female juveniles out or they may be subject to arrest for "False Imprisonment". This demand by the Deputies was met with threats of violent armed resistance by the occupants and further obscenities. The Deputies could also see subjects, whom they recognized as some of the listed suspects, placing furniture against the doors in an effort to barricade them inside and prevent entry by law enforcement.

As additional law enforcement resources arrived, William Canida, Mitchell Kespohl, and Jaime Portillo exited the residence and were found to be intoxicated and were arrested. Canida attempted to resist being taken into custody, but his resistance was overcome without injury. Kespohl and Portillo were arrested without incident.

The female juveniles were released from the residence unharmed and left the scene with their guardian.

Canida, Portillo, and Kespohl were lodged at the Mendocino County Jail for the listed charges with bail set at $20,000.00 each.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten