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 06-28-2021 at around 2:00 PM, a Mendocino County Deputy Sheriff was flagged down by a citizen while actively patrolling the area of South Harbor Drive and Basin Street in Fort Bragg, California.
The citizen reported that a male subject may be trespassing on a sailing vessel and may have attempted to steal the sailing vessel.
The Deputy located the sailing vessel on “C” Dock on Basin Street and contacted a male subject aboard the vessel. The subject identified himself with a false name and he was later identified as Timothy Tyrell Combs from Sweet Home, Oregon.
The owner of the sailing vessel was contacted and he responded to the location. The owner advised the Deputy that he did not know Combs and Combs did not have permission to be aboard his vessel.
The Deputy and the owner determined that Combs had used the berthing area of the vessel to sleep and Combs had also consumed food and alcohol from the galley.
Based on the results of the investigation, Combs was arrested for 460(a) PC (First Degree Burglary – Vessel) and 148.9(a) PC (False Identification to a Peace Officer).
Combs was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.