While Being Arrested for Stolen Property, Fort Bragg Man Attempts to Ditch Bag of Meth Under Squad Car

This is a press release from the Fort Bragg Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On August 11, 2020 at approximately 0538 hours Officers of the Fort Bragg Police Department were conducting patrol in the area of Alder and Morrow Street. Officers observed a subject they recognized as Shawn Spiller who they knew to be on active
probation with terms including search and seizure.

Officers contacted Spiller and performed a search of his person and property per the terms of his probation. During the search they recognized several items of property which had been reported stolen from a vehicle the previous day. Spiller was detained for possession of the stolen property while Officers continued their investigation. While being detained Spiller attempted to secret a small bag containing methamphetamine and paraphernalia by throwing it under the Officer’s vehicle.

Spiller was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and violation of probation. He was transported to the Fort Bragg Police Department for processing. While processing Spiller the owner of the stolen property arrived at the police department and identified the recovered property as his and valued it at over one thousand dollars.

Spiller was processed at the Fort Bragg Police Department and transported to the Mendocino County Jail.

If you have information related to this investigation please contact Sergeant Rafanan at (707) 961-2800 ext. 140 or

The featured image of Shawn Spiller is from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs

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