MENDOCINO Co., 1/9/17 -- A press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office. The Mendocino Voice has not independently verified any information in this release, all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
DATE: "January 9, 2017"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
496d PC [Possession of Stolen Vehicle]
182(a)(1) PC [Criminal Conspiracy]
1203.2 PC [Violation of Probation]
200 block of East San Francisco Avenue in Willits, CA
Date of Incident:
Adult Male (Rohnert Park, CA)
Brandon Cleland (33 year-old male from Willits, CA)
Sean Maddry (22 year-old female from Willits, CA)
Sergeant Quincy Cromer #2651
On 12-21-2016 at approximately 3:00 P.M., a Deputy with the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was on uniformed patrol in a marked patrol vehicle traveling eastbound on East San Francisco Avenue in Willits, California.
The Deputy was able to identify the driver of a passing vehicle as Brandon Cleland, who he recognized from prior law enforcement contacts and knew to be on active formal probation in Mendocino County.
The Deputy followed Cleland, who was driving a black Volkswagen sedan, onto numerous side streets that ultimately led them back to East San Francisco Avenue. The Deputy observed Cleland drive into a parking area in the 200 block of East San Francisco Avenue so the Deputy pulled in behind the vehicle.
The Deputy contacted Cleland and was informed by Sheriff's Office dispatch that the vehicle had previously been reported as stolen to the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety.
The Deputy detained Cleland and the passenger in the vehicle, who was identified as Sean Maddry. Upon confirming the vehicle was a reported stolen vehicle with the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, the Deputy advised and placed both Cleland and Maddry under arrest for 496d PC [Possession of a Stolen Vehicle].
Based on the facts gathered during this investigation, the Deputy also charged both subjects with 182(a)(1) PC [Criminal Conspiracy]. Cleland was also charged with 1203.2 PC for violating the terms of his formal probation.
Cleland and Maddry were subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where Cleland was to be held on a no-bail status due to violating his probation terms and Maddry was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten