The following statement was issued on the Mendocino Count Sheriff’s Office Facebook page:
The Sheriff’s Office in coordination with the Ukiah Police Department have been investigating several incidents of prowling, vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts over the last few weeks in the Ukiah Valley.
These incidents have been occurring during the late evening hours and early morning hours (11:00 PM to 4:00 AM).
Many of these incidents have been captured on surveillance video cameras attached to homes in the following areas since 02-11-2021:
- Crestview Drive in Ukiah (behind Grace Hudson School)
- Tehuacan Road in Ukiah (Vichy Springs Subdivision)
- Pomo Drive in Ukiah (Oak Manor Subdivision)
- Madrone Drive in Ukiah (Regina Heights Subdivision)
The Sheriff’s Office has learned during this investigation that some prowling situations, attempted vehicle burglaries and vehicle burglaries have gone unreported by residents in these areas.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking that residents that have been victims of these situations and/or who have surveillance video camera footage of these situations to contact Sheriff’s Captain Gregory L. Van Patten at email@example.com or by calling 707-463-4083.
Photographs of the vehicle of interest involved in this specific investigation can be found attached to this post and a video of the same vehicle was posted on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page on 02-13-2021.
It is vital for the Sheriff’s Office and Ukiah Police Department to work directly with the community during this investigation to safeguard property and to hold those accountable for their illegal activities.