Thursday, March 30, 2023

Law Enforcement Responding to Suspected Illegal Water Hauling Near Willits


Scanner traffic at approximately 5:20 p.m. indicated Fish and Wildlife was requesting Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office assistance regarding reports of water theft near Willits.

The suspects were described as two males with multiple water tanks in an unmarked truck and no plates pumping water out of Bechtel Creek near the intersection of Williams Ranch Road and Deer Mill Road.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can



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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
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 if you know a story that needs to be told.

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