Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 459 PC [Burglary}
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459 PC [Burglary}
100 Block of Center Street
When: Date: 05-23-2014 Time: 9:30 AM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Hopland Public Utilities District Ukiah, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Daniel Check 26 Hopland, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Andrew Porter
Synopsis: On 05-23-2014 at 9:30 AM, Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were summoned to the area of the Railroad Tracks behind the Hopland Inn for a reported burglary to an old railroad building, currently leased by the Hopland Utilities District.

Upon arrival, Deputies learned that there was in fact an interrupted burglary and there were several items of scrap metal on the ground beside a vehicle found to belong to the suspect, Daniel Check.

The reporting person saw Check in the area and observed the scrap metal on the ground next to his vehicle. The person confronted Check and then called 911. Check left the scene on foot abandoning his vehicle.

A further inspection revealed that there were several pieces of power and electrical equipment in the rear passenger area of the vehicle and the door to the building had been opened by removing screws from a door hasp.

Persons responsible for the Hopland Utilities District responded and identified the scrap metal as having come from the building and they identified the equipment inside Check's vehicle as belonging to the Utilities District. The items were valued at over $1,000.00 not including the scrap metal which consisted of an old metal cable and a large number of metal plates used for rail lines.

Check was identified as the suspect by witnesses and he was located a short time later walking in the area of Mountain House Road and South Highway 101 in Hopland, California.

Check was arrested for burglary and for a violation of his probation. Check was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten