A press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
DATE: “September 22, 2016”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
459/460(A) (First Degree Burglary)
594(B)(1) PC (Felony Vandalism)
1203.2 PC (Violation of Probation)
23000 block of Howard Street in Covelo, CA
Date of Incident:
KYBU Radio Station in Covelo, CA
Round Valley Towing in Covelo, CA
Western Auto in Covelo, CA
Michael Freeman (22 year-old male from Covelo, CA)
Sergeant S. Wristen #2454
On 09-20-2016 at approximately 9:44 AM Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a burglary at Round Valley Towing in Covelo, California.
After arriving at the location the Deputies discovered the KYBU Radio station in Covelo had also been broken into and the Western Auto in Covelo had been vandalized.
Deputies investigated the burglaries and vandalisms and ultimately found security camera footage leading to the identification of Michael Freeman as being the person responsible for the crimes.
Deputies later contacted Freeman and arrested him for burglary, felony vandalism and violation of probation.
Freeman was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten