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 08-10-22 at about 8:25 PM, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a vehicle parked in the 22000 block of East Side Road in Willits, California.
The caller advised the vehicle was occupied by a male subject in the back seat, which possibly was stalking a resident in the area, not the reporting party.
Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and located a green Toyota parked in the area. They contacted a male subject in the back seat, who was identified as Alfredo Nunez Aguilar.
Aguilar was displaying signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The Deputies further noticed a handgun in plain view within reach of Aguilar and a used glass pipe, commonly used to smoke controlled substances.
Aguilar was given verbal commands to keep his hands visible and exit the vehicle. Aguilar complied and was detained.
Aguilar consented to a search and inside his pants pocket, Deputies located two live rounds of ammunition.
In a cup, Aguilar was holding when contacted, Deputies located approximately 5.1 grams of a suspected controlled substance. The handgun was found to be loaded with one live round in the chamber and three more in the magazine. Also in the vehicle were binoculars, bolt cutters, wire cutters, and a game camera.
Sheriff’s Deputies were advised Aguilar was prohibited by law from possessing firearms or ammunition.
Aguilar was arrested for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person (29800(A)(1) PC and 30305(A)(1) PC), possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm (11370.1(A) HS), being under the influence of a controlled substance while armed (11550(E) HS) and possession of a drug paraphernalia (11364 HS).
Aguilar was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where staff located approximately 0.6 grams of a controlled substance on his person. The charge of bringing a controlled substance into the jail (4573 PC) was added to his booking charges.
Aguilar was to be held in the Mendocino County Jail in lieu of $35,000.00 bail.