Anthony Pinola, a Mendocino County resident with a rap sheet dating back over a decade, is currently sought by the Sheriff’s Office for assault with a deadly weapon. Last known to be in Gualala, he reportedly fled north on Highway 1 today and authorities consider him armed and dangerous.
An online search for Anthony Pinola provides a sampling of his criminal history. Pinola was 20 years old in 2010 when he was arrested for possessing a concealed weapon, obstructing an officer, and being drunk in public. On September 4, 2011, he was booked on suspicion of drunk driving. Pinola was arrested for being drunk in public in September 2015. In October 2016, he was booked on suspicion of child endangerment.
The specifics of the assault he is suspected of most recently are unknown. If any member of the public has information about the crime or his location, please contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at 707-463-4086 or the Tip line at 707-234-2100.
UPDATE 1/16/2023: As per an entry in the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs, Pinola has been arrested and booked in the county jail as of 1:36 p.m. this afternoon for two felonies: “threats to commit crime resulting in bodily injury” and domestic battery.