Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 496 PC [Possession of Stolen Property]
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496 PC [Possession of Stolen Property]
300 block of Talmage Road
When: Date: 06-19-2014 Time: 4:45 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Nor Cal Wood Products Ukiah, Ca
Victim #2: City of Ukiah Ukiah, Ca
Victim #3: Hopland Utility District Ukiah, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Ryan James Campbell 39 Redwood Valley, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Andrew Porter
Synopsis: On the morning of 06-18-2014, a Deputy with the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office took a theft report of copper fittings associated with fire hydrants on the grounds of Nor Cal Wood Products in Ukiah, California.

A vague description of the suspect was provided by a witness along with a description of an older model white van.

On 06-19-2014, Deputies learned a person identified as Ryan James Campbell had turned in brass fire hydrant fittings on 06-18-2014 at a recycling center in Ukiah and that he had returned on 06-18-2014 with additional copper pieces.

The Deputy was able to identify Campbell from paperwork at the recycling center and the Deputy was able to recover the stolen fittings that Campbell had turned in. The fittings were identified and returned to Nor Cal Wood Products.

At 4:45 PM Deputies located Campbell standing next to a white van in the 300 block of Talmage Road.

Campbell was found to be on formal probation with the Sonoma County Probation Department for possession of stolen property.

A search of Campbell's van lead Deputies to discover yet even more copper fittings from fire hydrants as well as additional evidence of metal thefts.

Campbell was arrested for possession of stolen property and for violating his probation.

During the investigation Deputies learned that some of the additional items found in Campbell's possession were stolen from fire hydrants belonging to the City of Ukiah and the Hopland Utility District.

Campbell was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a "No Bail" status.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten