Sheriff issues BOLO for alleged ringleader of weed thieves

The alleged robbery occurred earlier this month, during which the suspects posed as cops.

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MENDOCINO Co., 8/1/17 — The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has put out a BOLO (be on the look out) for a man that was allegedly involved in a recent weed robbery in Covelo. On July 16, Trevor Jackson and accomplices, allegedly posed as law enforcement officers in an early morning attempt to steal a Covelo resident’s cannabis crop. The victim fled, contacted the MCSO, and a manhunt occured. Today the MCSO released new information via Facebook

The public announcement made today, on Facebook, states:

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BE ON THE LOOKOUT (BOLO)

Trevor Jackson
34 years old
6′ 0″
190 lbs

Trevor Jackson is wanted on a $500,000 felony warrant for an armed robbery that took place off Hwy 162 on July 16, 2017 at approximately 2:30 a.m. Jackson has been identified as the “ring leader” and the one who planned the entire robbery. Jackson is being sought by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau.

Jackson is known to frequent Potter Valley / Redwood Valley / Hopland / Willits and Ukiah.

If you see him DO NOT APPROACH HIM. Jackson should be considered armed and dangerous based on information known to investigators.

Anonymous tips can be made at the Sheriff’s Office Tip-Line at (707) 234-2100 or the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Dispatch at (707) 463-4086.

Here is the Facebook post from the MCSO’s page:

For some background here is the original press release issued by the MCSO on July 17, 2017:

DATE:  July 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Incident Number: 2017-20436

Crime/Incident: 211 PC-Armed Robbery
209(A) PC-Kidnap for Ransom
182(A)(1) PC-Criminal Conspiracy

Location: 43000 block Highway 162, Covelo

Date of Incident: 07-16-2017

Time: 2:33 AM

Victim(s): Name Withheld, adult male, of Covelo
Name Withheld, adult male, of Covelo

Suspect(s): Daniel Hernandezsanchez, age 24, transient
Matthew Sturges, age 31, of Willits
Alejandro Nunez, age 24, of Willits

Written By: Lt. Greg Stefani

Synopsis: On 07-16-17, at about 2:33 AM, a subject called 911 to report that numerous armed subjects had just come onto his remote, rural property in several vehicles claiming to be law enforcement officers. Based on their appearance and demeanor the subject recognized that they were not law enforcement officers but were actually there with the intent to steal his marijuana crop. The subject fled to call 911, after suspects fired, and he believed that another resident was hiding on the property.
Mendocino County Deputy Sheriff’s were nearby and contacted the subject on Hwy 162, where he described what happened and the vehicles involved. The Deputies drove to the property where they encountered a truck matching one described by the victim. Upon seeing the deputies the vehicle attempted to flee, driving just out of sight and stopping. Deputies subsequently searched the vehicle, locating firearms and stolen property, but no suspects.
The other resident was located, unharmed, and said that he had been contacted at the house by 5-8 men wearing ski masks, armed with firearms, claiming to be law enforcement officers. These subjects questioned the victim at gunpoint about the location of valuable items and people on the property and forced him into a truck, threatening to shoot him if he did not comply. The subject was robbed of his personal belongings and forced to assist the suspects as they stole marijuana plants. The subject was released when the suspects drove away.
Deputies at the scene requested the assistance of the Mendocino County Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) to assist in searching the wooded remote area for the armed suspects.
At about 11:00 AM three suspects were located and arrested without incident. All three suspects, Daniel Hernandezsanchez, Matthew Sturges, and Alejandro Nunez were lodged at the Mendocino County Jail for the listed charges with bail set at $150,000.00. The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is requested to call (707) 234-2100or e-mail to crimetip@mendocinosheriff.

Approved by: Lt. Greg Stefani

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