The following is a press release 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 06-17-2021 during an unrelated investigation, a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy was made aware that Troy Mihalcean had been living in Mendocino County for approximately eight years as an unregistered sex offender out of Illinois.
The Deputy followed up on this information and contacted LaSalle County in Illinois where Mihalcean was registered as a sex offender.
The Deputy spoke with the LaSalle County Probation Department and was informed that Mihalcean had moved to California in 2013.
Prior to moving, Mihalcean had been informed that once he had moved to California, he would be required to register as a sex offender within three days of his arrival.
Mihalcean failed to comply with this term and had not registered as a sex offender since arriving in California back in 2013.
After the Deputy completed his investigation, Mihalcean was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender.
Mihalcean was booked into the Mendocino County Jail, to be released after the booking process on zero bail pursuant to COVID-19 bail schedule set forth by the State of California Judicial Council.