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 01-08-2022 at approximately 10:38 P.M. Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residential burglary in the 700 block of Reeves Canyon Road in Redwood Valley, California.
Deputies arrived a short time later and contacted the homeowners. Deputies were advised by the homeowners that they had returned home just prior to contacting law enforcement.
When they arrived home, they noticed their ATV was missing from in front of the residence. The homeowner’s also noticed their vehicle parked in the driveway had been entered and items were removed from it. The homeowners then checked inside of their residence and noticed it had been ransacked and several personal belongings had been stolen.
The stolen ATV was located, crashed on its side, a short distance away from the residence. Deputies processed the scene and determined the suspect(s) had used a hammer to break a window and force entry into the residence. Deputies collected evidence and checked the area for a suspect(s) with negative results.
On 01-09-2022 at approximately 2:12 A.M., Deputies were dispatched to an address in the 1400 block of Reeves Canyon Road. Deputies were advised there were two houses on the same property, both owned by the same people. Deputies were advised by these homeowners, that their dogs had been barking, which was unusual. The homeowners were then able to see lights on inside of their second residence.
Deputies arrived and entered the second residence. Deputies located Dominic Singelton hiding in one of the bedrooms. Singleton was found to be in possession of items which were reported stolen during the prior burglary on Reeves Canyon Road. Singleton had also stolen numerous items from within the residence he was located in.
Singleton refused to speak with Deputies or identify himself. Singleton was recognized by the arresting Deputy from a previous law enforcement contact.
The arresting Deputy had also arrested Singelton in 2019 for a burglary he committed in the 300 block of Reeves Canyon Road. Singleton was found to be on active CDC Parole for the prior burglary he committed in 2019.
Singleton was placed under arrest for two counts of burglary (459 PC), Violation of Parole (3056 PC), and Grand Theft (487 PC).
Singleton was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held without bail.