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Intoxicated Covelo Woman Aims Shotgun at Tribal Police, Says MCSO


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 11-15-2021 at about 5:10 PM, Round Valley Tribal Police Officers were checking the welfare of Shelly Hoaglin, who had called 9-1-1 minutes prior.

As they arrived to make contact with Hoaglin, she was seen on her porch holding a phone. Hoaglin saw the Tribal Officers and went into her house and emerged holding a shotgun, which she pointed at the Tribal Officers.

The Officers were able to detain Hoaglin without incident until Sheriff’s Deputies arrived.  

A Deputy arrived at the location and found Hoaglin was displaying objective signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The 12-gauge shotgun, she pointed at Tribal Officers, was found to be loaded with one in the chamber.

The Deputy conducted a computer check on Hoaglin and found she was prohibited from owning/possessing firearms or ammunition. 

Hoaglin was arrested and searched incident to arrest.

In Hoaglin’s pocket, the Deputy located two live 12-gauge shotgun shells, and a plastic bag containing approximately 9.5 grams of suspect methamphetamine. 

Hoaglin was arrested by Tribal Officers for 417(A)(2) PC (Citizen’s Arrest), along with being under the influence of a controlled substance while armed (11550(E) HS, Possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm – 11370.1 PC) and Possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person (29800(A)(1) PC & 30305(A)(1) PC). 

Hoaglin was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $35,000.00 bail. 



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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Playing it By Ear: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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