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:
On 11-23-2020 at about 9:07 PM Mendocino County Deputies were in the area of Tabor Lane when they observed a vehicle drive across an open field toward a travel trailer located in the open field on Tabor Lane near the intersection of Henderson Lane in Covelo, California.
Deputies made contact with the occupants of the vehicle (David Joaquin and Rebecca Rodriguez).
Deputies learned Joaquin was on parole and Rodriguez was on formal Mendocino County probation.
Deputies searched both Rodriguez and Joaquin per their probation and parole terms and both were found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Joaquin was also found to be in possession of a large dagger knife which was a violation of his parole terms.
Deputies observed Joaquin exhibiting symptoms of illicit drug use and was evaluated for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Deputies eventually arrested both Joaquin and Rodriguez for violating their probation and parole, possession of drug paraphernalia and Joaquin for being under the influence of illicit drugs.
Rodriguez and Joaquin were booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges.
Joaquin was to be held on a No-Bail status because of the parole hold and Rodriguez was to be held on a No-Bail status because of the probation violation.