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 12-04-2020 at 3:00 P.M. the Mendocino County Multi Agency Gang Suppression Unit (MAGSU) conducted an operation in the Mendocino County inland areas.
The MAGSU members consisted of law enforcement personnel from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Bragg Police Department, Mendocino County District Attorney’s Investigators, Mendocino County Probation, California State Parole and Mendocino County Special Investigations Unit (Welfare Fraud Investigators).
MAGSU members went to a residence located in the 400 block of Mill Street in Willits, California.
MAGSU members contacted Diego Spaggiari, who had an active felony arrest warrant. Spaggiari was arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was held in Lieu of $50,000.00 bail.
MAGSU members went to a residence located in the 100 block of Court Street in Ukiah, California.
MAGSU members contacted Roy Sanchez, who was on active parole. MAGSU members collected evidence and developed probable cause to believe Sanchez was in violation of his parole terms. Sanchez was arrested for 3056 PC (Felony Violation of Parole) and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was held with no bail.
MAGSU members went to a residence located in the 8000 block of East Road in Redwood Valley, California.
During a probation search, MAGSU members located two firearms and indicia belonging to Douglas Whipple. The MAGSU members continued their investigation and developed probable cause to believe Whipple was in violation of 29800 PC (Felony Felon in Possession of Firearms), 30605 PC (Felony Possession of Assault Weapon) and 30305 PC (Felony Felon in Possession of Ammunition).
Whipple was not at the location at the time, resulting in a stop & arrest BOLO (Be-On-The-Lookout) for Whipple’s arrest in connection to the above listed crimes.