This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Workplace. The data has not been verified in a court of law and any men and women described must be presumed innocent till verified guilty:

On 09-21-2019 at about six:20 AM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Workplace Deputies had been dispatched to speak to a particular person who wanted to report an armed robbery that occurred earlier in the morning at a residence in the 900 block of McNab Ranch Road in Ukiah, California.

Deputies responded to a Redwood Valley residence and contacted a 43 year-old adult male from Potter Valley, California.

This adult male reported that he was one particular of two victims of an armed robbery.    The other adult male (from Ukiah, California) was positioned at a different residence in Ukiah and was interviewed by Deputies.

The adult males informed Deputies they had been offering guard duty at a marijuana cultivation operation on a home positioned in the 900 block of McNab Ranch Road in Ukiah, California.

The adult males indicated at about 1:45 AM on 09-21-2019 they had been shocked by a group of six to eight (six-eight) Hispanic male subjects who had been wearing masks and had been armed with firearms.

A single of the adult males was in his automobile on the home when confronted by the armed group of suspects.  The adult male attempted to flee in his automobile when one particular of the subject’s discharged a firearm at him though he was in his automobile.  The adult male was then forcefully taken from his automobile and kicked various occasions causing injury to his face.

Each adult males had been tied up and placed on the ground though the suspects proceeded to load a automobile with expanding marijuana plants from two green homes on the home.  The suspects also took one particular of the adult male’s cellular phones and his automobile.

Each adult males had been capable to absolutely free themselves from their restraints immediately after the suspects had left the region.

Each adult males walked from the home towards Ukiah as one particular of their autos had been broken by gunfire and the other was stolen.

As they had been walking towards Ukiah they identified the stolen automobile abandoned on the side of the road on McNab Ranch Road.  They then drove to Ukiah and referred to as 911 to report the incident.

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Workplace Patrol Deputies and Detectives from the County of Mendocino Marijuana Enforcement Group (COMMET) responded to the home exactly where the incident had occurred.

The scene was processed and proof constant with the reported armed robbery was observed and collected.

The investigation into the reported incident is nevertheless ongoing at this time by COMMET Detectives.

Absolutely nothing at this point in the investigation has shown that the marijuana expanding operation was a legally permitted cannabis expanding or processing operation.

Any person with information or data about this reported incident are encouraged to speak to the COMMET workplace at 707-463-4546, the Sheriff’s Workplace Tip-Line at 707-234-2100 or the WeTip anonymous crime reporting hotline at 800-782-7463.