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Covelo Homicide Suspect Remains At Large After Spotted Last Night in Fort Bragg

Dino Michael Blackbear [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

Dino Michael Blackbear, the 34-year-old Covleo man suspected of a Covleo homicide on Wednesday night, remains at large in the area of Fort Bragg after law enforcement searched for him yesterday evening, as confirmed by Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten.

Captain Van Patten said deputies are “still searching with roaming patrols at this time as he was believed to have escaped the search area last night.”

Yesterday at approximately 5:30 p.m. a vehicle pursuit with Blackbear gave way to a foot chase in the area of the 31000 block of Chestnut Street in Fort Bragg. A shelter-in-place order was sent to nearby residents as deputies combed the area looking for Blackbear.

Also, a female was arrested associated with the incident. We initially reported that, though unconfirmed, the female could very likely be 32-year-old  Covelo woman Carina Amanda Carrillo because she was reported by MCSO to have fled the scene of Wednesday night’s suspected homicide accompanying Blackbear.

Caytlin Marie Collicott [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

That presumption was incorrect. In fact, the woman arrested in association with last night’s vehicle pursuit and the subsequent manhunt was 23-year-old Caytlin Marie Collicott, as confirmed by Captain Van Patten. The booking logs state she was arrested for harboring or concealing or aiding a “principal wanted in a felony.”

A woman using the name Caytlin Collicott posted on stories about Blackbear’s arrest that she was his fiancée.

Dino Michael Blackbear [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

Dino Michael Blackbear and Carina Amanda Carrillo are leading suspects in a homicide that occurred outside of a Covelo bar late on September 15, 2021. That evening an unidentified male was shot in the neck outside of the Buckhorn Bar and later died. The pair reportedly left the scene together and law enforcement has been searching since. 

Dino Michael Blackbear (AKA Lincoln) is reportedly 6′, 220 pounds, and has black hair, and brown eyes. He was seen last night wearing a gray shirt with no hat nor shoes. 

Blackbear has been referred to as “armed and dangerous.” Residents are encouraged to stay safe and vigilant. If he is spotted, please, get to a safe location and contact 911.

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