This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
During the evening of 09-29-2020, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Deputies learned the Ukiah Police Department had conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle because of an observed traffic violation.
During the traffic stop, Jamie Rodriguez was contacted inside the vehicle (passenger) and was determined to be on active Parole. Rodriguez was found in possession of a large amount of US currency and approximately 8 pounds of processed/packaged marijuana.
Rodriguez was subsequently arrested by the Ukiah Police Department and booked into the Mendocino County Jail for a Parole violation.
On 09-30-2020 Deputies conducted follow up investigations and determined the US currency was directly connected to the reported burglary on Elledge Ranch Road. Deputies also believed the approximately 8 pounds of processed/packaged marijuana was also stolen during the burglary.
Deputies had additional booking charges of burglary (459 PC), possession of stolen property (496 PC) and criminal conspiracy (182 PC) added to Rodriguez, who is remaining in custody at the Mendocino County Jail on a No Bail status.
Deputies are continuing ongoing investigations in an attempt to identify the second suspect.
Anyone with information that can assist Deputies in this investigation are urged to call the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Tip-Line at 707-234-2100 or the WeTip anonymous crime reporting hotline at 800-782-7463.