Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Mendocino County Sex Offender Sweep
Report Number:
2014-12818    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Mendocino County Sex Offender Sweep
Location:
Ukiah and Willits Areas
When: Date: 05-19-2014 Time: 8:00 AM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: James Barry 45 Willits, CA
Suspect #2: Travis Bonson 34 Willits, CA
Suspect #3: Manuel Silva 54 Willits, CA
Suspect #4: Joel Willis 50 Willits, CA
Suspect #5: Kyle Hunter 26 Willits, CA
Suspect #6: Larry Barnett 62 Ukiah, CA
Suspect #7: Adam Barnett 41 Ukiah, CA
Suspect #8: Thomas Saunders 33 Ukiah, CA
Suspect #9: Jem Bailey 42 Willits, CA
         
Written by: Sergeant Derek Scott
Synopsis: On May 19th and 20th 2014, Sergeant Derek Scott lead law enforcement officers and deputies from the Mendocino County Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (S.A.F.E.) Task Force, Mendocino County Probation Department, and California State Parole in a two day operation, conducting sex registrant compliance checks throughout Ukiah, Willits and the surrounding unincorporated areas of Mendocino County.

The sweep conducted by S.A.F.E. was carried out as part of an intermittent series of operations to enforce residential and parole/probation requirements by registered sex offenders in the county.

The law enforcement officers and deputies verified forty-seven (47) registered sex offender addresses. Eight (8) were arrested for violation of probation or parole and one (1) for cultivation of marijuana. Out of 47 registrants, 2 were transients and one was a Sexual Violent Predator (SVP).

Mendocino County has about 260 sex offenders to include the cities. Not everyone arrested during the two day sweep was a registered sex offender.

The Megan's Law website (www.meganslaw.ca.gov) allows citizens to search for registered sex offenders by geographic location and by name.

Anyone with information regarding out of compliance sex registrants is urged to contact the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in that area.

The following persons were arrested during the operation:

Adam Barnett was arrested for 11358 HS-cultivating of marijuana.

Larry Barnett was arrested for 1203.2 PC-violation of probation.

Hunter was arrested for 3056 PC-violation of parole and 1203.2 PC-violation of probation.

Willis was arrested for 3056 PC-parole violation.

Silva was arrested for 3056 PC-parole violation.

Bonson was arrested for 3056 PC-parole violation.

Barry was arrested for 3056 PC-parole violation.

Saunders was arrested for 3056 PC-parole violation.

Bailey was arrested for 3056 PC-parole violation.

Any inquires in regards to this press release or operation should be directed to Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Derek Scott by calling 707-463-4086.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten