Willits parolee spotted in vehicle, found with various things (press release)

Deputies found him driving without a license, and with controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, and "metal knuckles" in the car.


WILLITS, CA., 1/30/17 — The following information is from a January 29 press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. It has not been independently verified and all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

On the evening of January 26, MSCO deputies were on patrol in Willits when they encountered motorist Rudolph Esquivel of Willits, who they knew to be on parole. After Esquivel parked his vehicle on Meadowbrook Drive, deputies located controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, “metal knuckles,” and was found to be driving on a suspended license. He was then taken to Mendocino County Jail and held without bail.

Here’s the full press release:

DATE:  “January 29, 2017”


Incident Number:

3056 PC (Parole Violation)

21810 PC (Possession of Metal Knuckles)

11377(a) HS (Possession of a Controlled Substance)

11364 HS (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia)

14601.1(a) VC (Driving on a Suspended License)

Meadowbrook Drive near Sherwood Hill Drive in Willits, CA

Date of Incident:

10:00 P.M.


Rudolph Esquivel (55 year-old male from Willits, CA)

Written By:
Sergeant Quincy Cromer #2651

On 01-26-2017 at approximately 10:00 P.M., Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were on uniformed patrol in the area of Meadowbrook Drive and Sherwood Hill Drive in Willits, California.

Deputies observed a motorist in the area and identified the driver from prior contacts as Rudolph Esquivel. The Deputies knew Esquivel to be on active parole and Sheriff’s Office dispatch confirmed his parole status along with his driver’s license status being suspended.

Based on this information, the Deputies made contact with Esquivel after he parked his vehicle on Meadowbrook Drive.

During a search of Esquivel’s vehicle pursuant to the conditions of his parole, Deputies located controlled substances, metal knuckles, and drug paraphernalia.  Sheriff’s Office dispatch contacted Esquivel’s parole officer who placed a hold for the violations of Esquivel’s parole conditions.

Esquivel was placed under arrest for 3056 PC [Parole Violation], 21810 PC [Possession of Metal Knuckles], 11377(a) HS [Possession of a Controlled Substance], 11364 HS [Possession of Drug Paraphernalia] and  14601.1(a) VC [Driving on a Suspended License].

Esquivel was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a no-bail status due to the parole violations.

Approved by:
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten

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