Thursday, December 7, 2023

Willits Man Arrested for Lewd & Lascivious Act with a Child; His Daughter Arrested for Harboring Him, Says MCSO


The following is a press released from 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:

In October of 2020, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by personnel from the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office regarding an arrest warrant for Ricky Lee Beck.

Ricky Lee Beck [Picture from the Mendocino County Sheriff Office’s Booking Logs]

The Sheriff’s Office was advised that the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office had obtained an arrest warrant for Beck, alleging multiple violations of section 288 of the California Penal Code.  The warrant was issued by a Modoc County Superior Court Judge and had a $1,000,000 set bail.

Deputies made multiple attempts to locate Beck and arrest him on his warrant at various locations in the general Willits area.

This included attempting to locate him at his daughter’s residence in the 26100 block of Peacock Road. The daughter, Renee Beck, had been made aware of her father’s wanted status.

Renee Beck [Picture from the Mendocino County Sheriff Office’s Booking Logs]

On 11-20-2020 Deputies received information that Ricky Lee Beck was in fact at his daughter’s residence and responded there.

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Deputies contacted both Renee and Ricky Lee Beck at the residence.

Renee initially denied her father was there and then tried to claim that the individual later confirmed to be Ricky Lee Beck was a different person, in an attempt to assist her father in avoiding arrest.

Ricky Lee Beck was ultimately identified, arrested, and transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked on the Modoc County arrest warrant. 

For attempting to assist her father in avoiding capture, and having prior knowledge of his wanted status, Renee was arrested for 32 PC (Accessory) and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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