Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 10851 PC [Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle], 148(a)PC [Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer]
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10851 PC [Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle], 148(a)PC [Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer]
19000 Block North Highway 101, Willits Ca
When: Date: 07-28-2014 Time: 2:10 AM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State of California
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Alejandro Gonzalez 23 Fort Bragg, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Darren Brewster
Synopsis: On 07-28-2014 at approximately 2:10 AM, Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies received an agency assistance request from the California Highway Patrol in regards to stopping a reported stolen vehicle.

It was reported the stolen vehicle was approaching the City of Willits on North Highway 101.

Deputies responded to the 19000 block of North Highway 101 and assisted the Willits Police Department and the California Highway Patrol who had conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle.

During the high risk traffic stop the driver of the vehicle, Alejandro Gonzalez, was verbally ordered out of the vehicle and back to where the Deputies vehicles were located.

Once Deputies made contact with Gonzalez they began to handcuff him. During this process Gonzalez began to resist the Deputies and he made a furtive movement towards his sweatshirt pocket.

Deputies were able to restrain Gonzalez on the ground and place him into handcuffs, with no other use of force needed.

Gonzalez was placed under arrest for the listed violations and then transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.

Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten