DATE:  "December 13, 2020"


Incident Number: 

25850(c)(6) PC  (Carry Loaded handgun Not Registered Owner)

25850(c)(3) PC  (Criminal Street Gang Member Carry Loaded Firearm)

25850(a) PC  (Carry Loaded Firearm Per4son/Vehicle Public Place)


Laughlin Way at North State Street in Redwood Valley, CA

Date of Incident: 

12:22 A.M.


Andre Almeraz (49 year-old male from Riverside CA)

Written By: 
Sergeant Eric Riboli #2412

On 12-11-2020 at 12:22 A.M., Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were on routine patrol in the area of North State Street and Laughlin Way in Redwood Valley, California. 

The Deputies observed a motorcycle traveling northbound on North State Street and noted traffic violations.  The Deputies activated their emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop; however the motorcycle continued onto Laughlin Way. 

The motorcycle failed to yield and continued to the 9800 block of Laughlin Way at a low rate of speed.  The motorcycle eventually turned down a dirt driveway and shortly thereafter stopped.

The rider was contacted and identified as Andre Almeraz who was detained and a probable cause pat search of Almeraz's person revealed a loaded handgun; which was not registered to him. 

The Deputies continued their investigation and developed probable cause to believe Almeraz was a member of a criminal street gang while armed with a handgun. 

Almeraz was arrested for the following charges:  25850(c)(6) PC (Carry Loaded handgun Not Registered Owner), 25850(c)(3) PC (Criminal Street Gang Member Carry Loaded Firearm), 25850(a) PC (Carry Loaded Firearm Person/Vehicle Public Place). 

Almeraz was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 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,
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