Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 459PC [Burglary]
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459PC [Burglary]
18000 block of Old Coast Highway, Fort Bragg, Ca.
When: Date: 05-26-2014 Time: 5:51 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Richard Jones 74 Fort Bragg, Ca.
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Dylan Swartout 42 Fort Bragg, Ca.
Written by: Sergeant Dustin Lorenzo
Synopsis: On 05-26-2014 at approximately 5:51 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the 18000 block of Old Coast Highway, Fort Bragg, to a reported burglary which just occurred.

Minutes later, deputies received a second call for service from a neighboring resident, who reported observing a suspicious male subject carrying a flat screen television to a separate residence in the area.

Sheriff Deputies began searching the area where the subject had last been observed. Deputies subsequently contacted a resident in the area who stated Dylan Swartout had just dropped off a television, DVD movies, a CD player, a DVD player and speakers at the residence.

Sheriff’s Deputies recovered the property and took it to the victim of the reported burglary. The victim reported he was inside his residence when he had heard a noise coming from the area of his garage. Upon opening the door, he encountered a male subject who fled out of a side door. The victim positively identified all the property deputies recovered and provided them with a detailed description of the suspect.

A short time later, Sheriff Deputies located Swartout less than a quarter of a mile from the burglarized residence. Swartout was detained and the victim was requested to respond to the location to confirm Swartout’s involvement. The victim identified Swartout as the subject he encountered in his garage.

Swartout was placed under arrest for 459PC [Burglary] and transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani