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Hopland Man Attempted to Flee While Being Investigated for Stealing Tools and Construction Equipment


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:

Adam Vasquez [Picture from the Mendocino County Sheriff Booking Logs]

On 12-21-2020 at approximately 6:54 A.M. Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a commercial burglary at a construction site in the 300 block of Brush Street in Ukiah, California.

Deputies were advised that various tools and construction equipment totaling approximately $5,000.00 had been stolen from the construction site.  

Deputies conducted an investigation and were able to identify a possible suspect responsible for the burglary.  

At approximately 3:45 P.M. Deputies responded to an address in the 13000 block of Nokomis Road in Hopland where they contacted Adam Vasquez. 

Prior to responding to the address, Deputies determined Vazquez was on probation.  One term of Vasquez’ probation was that he must submit his person and residence to search to any peace officer. 

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Deputies made contact with Vasquez at the residence and he would only speak to them through an open window.  Deputies advised Vasquez they would be conducting a search of his residence pursuant to his probation terms. Vasquez was argumentative with Deputies but ultimately exited the residence onto the back porch.  

The Deputies again advised Vasquez they would be searching his residence, at which time Vasquez fled back inside the residence, closing the door behind him.  Vasquez ran through the residence and was apprehended as he exited the front door.  Vasquez was detained at that time.  

Deputies continued their investigation and developed probable cause to believe that Vasquez was responsible for the burglary.  

Vasquez was ultimately placed under arrest for 459/460(b) PC [Second Degree Burglary], 1203.2 PC [Violation of Probation] and 148(a)(1) PC (Resisting or Delaying a Peace Officer].

Vasquez was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he 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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