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 12-07-2020 at approximately 6:12 P.M. a Deputy from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to investigate a residential burglary in the 1400 block of Redemeyer Road in Ukiah, California.
A 69 year-old female and 65 year-old male advised when they arrived home on the above date they noticed a security safe was missing from inside the residence. During the reported burglary the only item taken from inside the residence was a small security safe. Nothing inside the residence was touched or no other items were taken.
The Deputies training and experience lead him to believed the suspect or suspects who took the safe had knowledge where the safe was located inside the residence.
During the investigation, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were contacted by the elderly victims and told some of the stolen property that was inside the safe had been pawned at a business in Ukiah.
Deputies responded to the pawn shop and collected evidence and the stolen property. Deputies also learned the suspect in the burglary was Mandee Nelson, who was a relative of the elderly victims.
On 12-14-2020 at approximately 9:40 P.M. Deputies were in contact with Nelson via text messaging. Mandee agreed to bring the remaining stolen property back to the elderly victims.
Deputies contacted Nelson in the 1400 block of Redemeyer Road and arrested her without incident. The remaining stolen property was recovered during the arrest.
Nelson was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.