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Eureka Man Arrested in Ukiah Possessing Drug Paraphernalia, Ammunition, and Robbery Tools


This is a press release from 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:

Matthew Susmilch [Mugshot provided by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office]

On 05-22-2021 at about 11:39 P.M, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation, in the 1300 block of North State Street in Ukiah, California.

The Deputies contacted the driver and sole occupant, Matthew Susmilch.  As Susmilch exited the vehicle to speak with the Deputies, a Deputy observed illegal drug paraphernalia in the driver seat area of the vehicle.  

The Deputies searched the vehicle for further evidence of illegal drugs and paraphernalia. 

During the search, a live round of 12 gauge shotgun ammunition was found inside the vehicle.  Also in the vehicle were several tools commonly used to commit burglaries.  These items included a lock pick gun and an inflatable door wedge. 

A records check on Susmilch revealed he was a previously convicted felon, prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

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Based on the Deputies’ investigation, Susmilch was arrested for being a felon in possession of ammunition and for being in possession of burglary tools.

Susmilch was booked into the Mendocino County Jail, to be released on zero bail after the booking process in accordance with COVID-19 bail schedule set forth by the State of California Judicial Council.

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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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