Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 273A(a) PC [Felony Child Abuse], 136.1 PC [Witness Intimidation], 243(E)(1) PC [Misdemeanor Spousal Battery]
Report Number:
2014-17741    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
273A(a) PC [Felony Child Abuse], 136.1 PC [Witness Intimidation], 243(E)(1) PC [Misdemeanor Spousal Battery]
Location:
162 Rancheria Rd., Manchester
When: Date: 07-06-2014 Time: 6:00 AM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Constance Lopez 32 Manchester, Ca.
Victim #2: Male juvenile 10 Manchester, Ca.
Victim #3: Male juvenile 6 Manchester, Ca.
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Steven Vancleave 36 Manchester, Ca.
         
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On 07-06-2014, at about 5:50 AM, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received an incomplete 911 call from the Manchester Rancheria, 162 Rancheria Rd., Manchester. A female voice was heard calling out for 'help' and the call was disconnected.

As Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies responded, a call was received from Constance Lopez, who reported having been involved in argument with Steven Vancleave and calling earlier. Deputies located Lopez and Vancleave's residence and Lopez reported that during the argument Vancleave had thrown a knife, endangering their children, and he had also assaulted Lopez. Lopez also reported that she had called 911 and Vancleave had wrested the telephone from her in an attempt to prevent her from summoning aid.

Vancleave was located and arrested without incident, and was lodged at the Mendocino County Jail for the listed charges with bail set at $25,000.00.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani