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 06-16-2021 at about 7:45 P.M., a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a male acting suspiciously in the 300 block of Empire Drive in Ukiah, California.
The Deputy noticed the male was associated with a vehicle parked nearby.
The Deputy contacted the male, who initially provided a fake name. After further investigation, the male was positively identified as Michael Munoz.
A records check on Munoz through Sheriff’s Office Dispatch revealed Munoz was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) in Sonoma County, California. Munoz also had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest for violating the terms of his PRCS.
Munoz was in possession of a methamphetamine smoking pipe within his vehicle. Also in the vehicle were several checks issued to multiple people and businesses throughout Sonoma County. These checks were suspected to be stolen, fraudulently written for high dollar amounts and authorized with forged signatures.
Based on the Deputy’s investigation, Munoz was arrested for possessing fraudulent checks, violating the terms of his PRCS and for the outstanding Sonoma County arrest warrant.
Munoz was booked into the Mendocino County Jail, to be held on a No Bail status pursuant to the Sonoma County warrant.