MENDOCINO Co., Dec. 6, 2016 -- The following information is from a December 6 press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office. The Mendocino Voice has not independently confirmed any of the information. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.
On the morning of Dec. 1, MCSO deputies were contacted by the manager of Creekside Cabins, a campground and RV park containing residences north of Willits, located at 29801 North Highway 101. The manager reported a burglary that occurred of one of the residences during the night of Nov. 30 or early morning on Dec. 1.
When deputies arrived and conducted an investigation, it was discovered that multiple items had been stolen and removed from a residence, and some of those items had been left outside the residence and vandalized. The stolen items were worth more than $400. As deputies continued their investigation, it was determined that one suspect, 47 year old Kevin Dahlund, who had been staying at Creekside Cabins resident, had purportedly committed the burglary. Deputies "developed probably cause" that Dahlund had committed the offense, and determined that he was also on probation with the county.
Dahlund was taken into custody for burglary, possession of stolen property, vandalism (greater than $400), petty theft, and probation violations. Due to his probation status, he is being held without bail.
Here is the full press release:
459/460(a) PC (Burglary)
496(a) PC (Possession of Stolen Property)
594(b)(1) PC (Vandalism - More than $400)
484(a) PC (Petty Theft)
1203.2 PC (Violation of Probation)
29000 block of North Highway 101 in Willits, CA
Date of Incident:
11-30-2016 to 12-01-2016
Kevin Dahlund (47 year-old male from Willits, CA)
Sergeant Quincy Cromer #2651
On 12-01-16 at approximately 10:36 A.M., Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were directed to contact the manager at Creekside Cabins (29801 North Highway 101 in Willits, California) regarding a burglary.
Deputies contacted the manager who provided information regarding a burglary that occurred to a residence at the location between the evening of 11-30-2016 into the morning of 12-01-2016.
Sheriff's Deputies investigated and found evidence that someone had forced entry into a residential structure at the location and taken multiple items from the home. Deputies also found evidence that multiple items were moved from the inside of the residence and taken outside, which were recovered by the manager. The manager also advised of multiple items, in excess of $400.00, were found to be vandalized.
During the investigation, Deputies learned of a suspect who was staying at Creekside Cabins who was reportedly responsible for the burglary. Deputies contacted Kevin Dahlund and found stolen property related to the burglary being investigated. Deputies developed probable cause to believe that Dahlund was responsible for the burglary. It was determined that Dahlund was on formal probation from Mendocino County for an unrelated offense.
Deputies placed Dahlund under arrest for 459/460(a) PC [Burglary], 496(a) PC [Possession of Stolen Property], 594(b)(1) PC [Vandalism - More than $400], 484(a) PC [Petty Theft], and 1203.2 PC [Violation of Probation].
Dahlund was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a no-bail status due to violating the terms of his probation.
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten