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MEDIA ADVISORY/NEWS RELEASE


DATE:  "March 25, 2021"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Incident Number: 
2021-6948


Crime/Incident:
3455 PC  (Violation of PRCS-County Parole)

11377(a) H&S  (Possession of controlled substance)

11364((a) H&S  (Possession of drug paraphernalia)


Location: 
Intersection of Howard St. & Highway 162 Covelo, CA


Date of Incident: 
03-23-2021


Time: 
9:26 PM


Victim(s): 
N/A


Suspect(s): 
Augustine Frease  (49 year-old male from Covelo, CA)

Kathy Genet  (62 year-old female from Covelo, CA)


Written By: 
Sergeant Mike Dygert #1168


Synopsis: 
On 03-23-2021 at about 9:26 PM a Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputy conducted a traffic enforcement stop on vehicle being driven by Augustine Frease at the intersection of Howard Street and Highway 162 in Covelo, California. 

Present in the vehicle was passenger Kathy Genet. 

The Deputy conducted a wants and warrants check on both Frease and Genet and learned Frease had and outstanding felony warrant for his arrest and that he was on Mendocino County Post Release Community Supervision probation (PRCS).  

The Deputy arrested Frease for the outstanding warrant and conducted a search of the vehicle.  The Deputy located illicit drugs in a metal container attached to Frease's keys, a methamphetamine pipe located in a pocket on the driver's door and a methamphetamine pipe located a bag on the front passenger floorboard.  

Deputies connected Genet to the methamphetamine pipe and she was subsequently searched.  The Deputy located illicit drugs on her person during that search.   Genet was arrested and released on a notice to appear citation at the scene.  

Frease was transported to the Mendocino County Jail on the listed outstanding felony arrest warrant and additional charges of 3455 PC, 11377(a) H&S & 11634 H&S and was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.  


Approved by: 
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten  #1184
Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Matthew Kendall, Sheriff-Coroner
951 Low Gap Rd, Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-4411, Sheriff@MendocinoSheriff.com
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