Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 29800(a)(1)PC [Felon in Possession of Firearm], 21810PC [Possession of Metal Knuckles], 25850(a)PC [Possession of Loaded Firearm in Vehicle]
Report Number:
2014-22271    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
29800(a)(1)PC [Felon in Possession of Firearm], 21810PC [Possession of Metal Knuckles], 25850(a)PC [Possession of Loaded Firearm in Vehicle]
Location:
39000 Block of South Highway 1, Gualala
When: Date: 08-20-2014 Time: 3:30PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State
Victim #2: S
Victim #3: B Market 19400 South Highway 1 Manchester, Ca.
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Aaron Rudd 26 Gualala, Ca.
         
Written by: Sergeant Dustin Lorenzo
Synopsis: On 07-23-2014, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the S&B Market, located in 19400 South Highway 1, Manchester, to a reported burglary. Deputies were advised that the suspect had purchased three boxes of ammunition and stole cash and personal items belonging to employees while in the business.

During the course of the investigation, deputies identified Aaron Rudd as a suspect of the burglary. Rudd is a convicted felon and has an active parolee-at-large warrant out of the state of Connecticut.

The report was forwarded to the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office for the burglary and a be-on-the-lookout (BOLO) was issued for Rudd.

On 08-20-2014 at approximately 3:30PM, Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle in the 39000 Block of South Highway 1, Gualala. Rudd was found to be driving the vehicle with a male adult passenger.

Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered a loaded .40 caliber handgun beneath the driver’s seat. Additionally, deputies located metal knuckles and evidence linking Rudd to the burglary of the S&B Market within the vehicle.

Rudd was placed under arrest for the listed violations without incident, and transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked in lieu of $25,000 dollars bail.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani