MENDOCINO Co., 6/17/19 — In the early hours of June 12, vandals travelled through a number of streets in the Redwood Valley area, damaging or destroying a number of mailboxes and trash cans as deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office tried to locate them. The suspects are reported to be at least two men, possible traveling in a smaller white sedan. but they have not yet been located.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to assist with the search for these vandals. Redwood Valley residents are also asked to review any surveillance footage they may have of that evening from security cameras in case they may have documented some evidence. Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call the MCSO non-emergency number at 707-463-4086. If you have information but want to remain anonymous, you can also call 707-234-2100 or the WeTip Anonymous Crime Reporting Hotline at 800-782-7463.
Here’s the full press release from the MCSO:
DATE: “June 14, 2019”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
594 (a) (1) PC – Vandalism
Redwood Valley Area
Date of Incident:
From 1:00 a.m. until at least 2:50 a.m.
Multiple unknown victims in the Redwood Valley Area
At least two unknown males in possibly a smaller white sedan
Sergeant Luis M Espinoza
On 06-12-2019 at about 2:55 a.m., the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding vandalism to mail boxes, trash cans and possibly vehicles in the 500 block of Ellen Lynn Road in Redwood Valley, California.
The suspect vehicle was identified as a smaller white sedan occupied by at least two male subjects. Deputies responded to the area in attempt to locate the suspects.
While enroute, a second call was received from a reporting person in the 9000 block of Laughlin Way. The second caller reported hearing someone causing vandalism outside their residence. The caller then attempted to locate the suspect vehicle and occupants finding more damaged mail boxes and trash cans along Laughlin Way and Road N.
Deputies searched the Redwood Valley area making multiple stops on vehicles matching the description provided. During the search for the suspects, mail boxes and upended trash cans were located along a significant portion of the roadways and streets in the Redwood Valley area. As of this press release, no additional suspect information has been provided.
Redwood Valley residents wishing to report being a victim of these crimes are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency Line at 707-463-4086
Since the reported incident, personal social media posts have been seen asking for information leading to the identity of the vehicle and suspects. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information concerning the identity of the suspects please contact us on our non-emergency number at 707-463-4086. Those persons wishing to remain anonymous can also contact us at 707-234-2100 or the WeTip Anonymous Crime Reporting Hotline at 800-782-7463.
Additionally, based on the number of areas affected by the vandal’s it is believed a Redwood Valley community member may have captured the vehicle or suspects traveling near their residence on surveillance footage.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to review their surveillance footage for suspicious activity. Regardless of image quality the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office would interested in obtaining copy to review in anticipation of identifying the vehicle or suspects.
It is suspected the incidents may have begun as early as 1:00 am and ended around 3:00 am on 06-12-2019. Please contact us at 707-463-4086 and reference MCSO Case #2019-17149.
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten #1184