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 09-18-2022 at 11:48 P.M., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of illegal camping in the 200 block of Ford Road in Ukiah, California.
The Deputies contacted Kenneth Dewitt inside a motor home at that location. The Deputies spoke to Dewitt for a short time before being dispatched to a priority call for service.
While the Deputies were responding to the priority call for service, Sheriff’s Office Dispatch advised them that Dewitt was a sex registrant. Dispatch further advised Dewitt was out of compliance with his registration mandates.
The Deputies completed the call for service and returned to the Ford Road area where they contacted Dewitt again.
The Deputies questioned Dewitt and developed probable cause to believe he had failed to meet the deadline for his annual registration date and the 30-day registration date as a transient.
The Deputies also learned Dewitt was on active CDC Parole. They contacted his Parole Officer, who authorized a parole hold for Dewitt.
The Deputies arrested Dewitt for 290.011 PC (Sex Offender Fail To Register), 290.011(c) PC (Sex Offender Fail To Register Transient) and 3056 PC (Violation Parole).
Dewitt was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was held on a No Bail status.