Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 29800(A)1PC- felon in possession of firearm, 30605(a)PC- possession of assault weapon, 12022(A)1 PC- armed in commission of a felony, 12022.1- offenses committed while released on bail, 1203.2 PC- violation of probation, 11377(A)H&S- possession of a controlled substance
Report Number:
2014-7905    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
29800(A)1PC- felon in possession of firearm, 30605(a)PC- possession of assault weapon, 12022(A)1 PC- armed in commission of a felony, 12022.1- offenses committed while released on bail, 1203.2 PC- violation of probation, 11377(A)H&S- possession of a controlled substance
Location:
Airport Road, Covelo
When: Date: 3-28-2014 Time: 8:00 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Luis Oliver 27 Covelo, Ca
         
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 3-28-2014 at approximately 8:00 PM, a Deputy from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was parked on South Airport Road in Covelo, California when he observed a vehicle approach.

The Deputy recognized the driver as Luis Oliver, a person the Deputy knew to be on felony probation and currently out on bail from a previous felony arrest. Oliver also had an active felony arrest warrant for evading a peace officer.

Oliver yelled something at the Deputy that could not be clearly heard and then stopped his vehicle in the middle of South Airport Road.

The Deputy approached the vehicle on foot and noticed that Oliver appeared to be making an effort to conceal something next to his leg. The Deputy asked Oliver if he had a gun with him and Oliver admitted that he did.

Oliver was handcuffed and subsequently searched.

Several small baggies of methamphetamine were located in Oliverís pants pocket with an approximate weight of .27 grams.

A Ruger Mini-14 .223 caliber rifle was in the vehicle near the driver's seat. The magazine was loaded with cartridges and the rifle had modifications which made it a prohibited assault weapon under California law.

Oliver was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of an assault weapon, being armed in commission of a felony, committing offenses while released on bail, violation of probation and possession of methamphetamine.

Oliver was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was found in possession of a baggy of non-prescribed prescription medication concealed on his person.

Oliver was on PRCS (Post Release Community Supervision) in Mendocino County at the time of the incident.

Oliver was to be held on a no bail status.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten