The following is a statement issued on the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty::
On 01-14-21 the Sheriff’s Office received several tips from the public regarding the identity of the person depicted in the Sheriff’s Office 01-13-21 post regarding the theft of a dump trailer from a driveway on Lovers Lane in Ukiah.
Deputies began searching for the identified person, Marco Antonio Alarcon Flores, throughout the day in the Ukiah area.
During the afternoon of 01-15-21, he arrived at the Sheriff’s Office Ukiah Station as friends made him aware of the Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.
A Deputy and CHP Officer interviewed him and at the conclusion of the interview he was arrested on charges of vehicle theft and grand theft of property during a declared local emergency (COVID-19 Pandemic).
He was booked into the Mendocino County Jail in lieu of $15,000.00 bail and subsequently bailed out.
The dump trailer has not been recovered and anyone with information about its current whereabouts is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office by calling 707-463-4086.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their assistance during this investigation.