Crime

Public Tips Lead to Arrest of Accused Trailer Thief

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::

Marco Antonio Alarcon Flores [Picture from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Booking Logs]

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.

Screenshot of surveillance footage MCSO issued that prompted information from the public

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.

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