The following is a statement issued on the Mendocino Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page:
Mendocino Fire unfortunately needs to inform you that, while one of our apparatus was in the shop for adjustments, several thousand dollars worth of equipment was stolen.
In these difficult times we understand that people are desperate, down on their luck, and make poor decisions. We are a 100% volunteer fire department relying on the generosity of our community. This theft is truly a theft from our collective community.
If you are the perpetrator, or know who the individual is, we are hoping that you’ll do the right thing and return the stolen goods to our station at 44700 Little Lake Rd. We would gladly accept the items back no questions asked.
For more information please call 707-937-0131. Thank you.