Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Laytonville Woman Allegedly Found in Possession of Loaded Shotgun, Short-Barreled Assault Rifle, and High Capacity Magazine


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:

Nichole Sotillekonevitc [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

On 03-15-2022 at 2:30 A.M., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were on routine patrol when they observed the vehicle in front of them abruptly pull over into a turn out in the 7000 block of North State Street in Ukiah, California. 

The Deputies pulled over and observed the vehicle’s registration was expired.

The Deputies contacted the occupants of the vehicle.  The passenger was identified as Nichole Sotillekonevitch and the driver was found to be on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS).

The Deputies performed a search of the vehicle, per the driver’s PRCS terms.  The Deputies located the following items:  A loaded shotgun, a short barreled assault rifle and a loaded high capacity magazine.  Upon further inspection the assault rifle did not contain a serial number.

The Deputies continued their investigation and developed probable cause to believe Sotillekonevitch was in possession of both firearms and the high capacity magazine. 

Sotillekonevitch was arrested for 33215 PC (Felony Possession of Short Barreled Rifle), 24610 PC (Felony Possess Undetectable Firearm), 32310 PC (Felony Possess Large Capacity Magazine), 30605(a) PC (Felony Possess Assault Weapon), 25850(a) PC (Misdemeanor Carry Loaded Firearm In Vehicle). 

Nichole was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.



  1. Strange the driver wasn’t arrested? The driver was freshly out of jail they used his release conditions to search the car, and low and behold who gets arrested and charged with possession of all the weapons. Sounds to me like the woman takes the fall for the chicken shit driver. That’s how a high percentage of women end up in the slammer, taking the blame for some jerk wads crime. Interesting that the jerk wad’s name doesn’t get printed…Probably a snitch too!

    • I said, “him” as the if the driver is a male, maybe we don’t really know that. Anyway “jerk-wad” still applies.

  2. Oh look at that all the anti second Amendment laws in California yet a criminal still gets ahold of a illegal gun ! How ? Because if you are now finding out that is sarcasm the answer is clear . Criminals don’t follow the law. Every new gun law placed on the books just puts more none criminal civilians in danger by restricting our right to keep and bear Arms. Mind you it’s still legal to buy a cannon and use it since 1776 .

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