The following is a press released issued by the 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 02-12-2021 at approximately 2:00 PM a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to contact the employees at a business located in the 76000 block of Highway 162 in Covelo, California.
The employees reported Neil Waldron, a customer, had been causing problems at the business.
A short time later the Deputy saw Waldron in 76000 block of Highway 162 and initiated contact.
The Deputy discovered Waldron was on Mendocino County formal probation.
The Deputy searched Waldron per his probation terms and located a concealed dirk/dagger style knife and a glass methamphetamine smoking pipe on his person.
Waldron was arrested and transported to the Mendocino County Jail for the listed charges.
In accordance with the COVID-19 emergency order issued by the State of California Judicial Council, bail was set at zero dollars and Waldron was released after the jail booking process.