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 03-29-2022 at about 4:36 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an unwanted subject who had entered a residence in the 24000 block of North Highway 101 in Willits, California.
Deputies responded to the residence and contacted an adult female who reported she had returned home and observed a male subject who she did not know walking away from her residence. When she went inside her residence she noticed food items had been disturbed and eaten.
The adult female provided Deputies with a description of the male subject and a short time later Deputies contacted a subject, matching that description, walking northbound on North Highway 101 about a mile north of the adult female’s residence.
The subject was identified as Ryan Okerstrom and he was subsequently identified as the subject leaving the adult female’s residence.
Okerstrom was arrested for burglary (459/460(a) PC) without incident. He was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.