Saturday, 22 June 2024

REGIONAL: Deputy's window shot out following marijuana raid

UKIAH – Mendocino County officials are investigating an incident in which a window of a truck driven by a deputy sheriff was shot out following marijuana raids on Tuesday.


The incident occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on Orr Springs Road near Ukiah, according to a report from Lt. Rusty Noe of the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.


Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies assigned to the county of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team, along with Team One with the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) were conducting marijuana eradication raids on corporate timber lands north of Comptche, Noe said.


During the raids 22,000 marijuana plants were seized out of five sites in the area. Noe said that in one of the camps a .22-caliber pistol was seized along with evidence that the garden was being tended by Hispanics.


After the raids the teams were returning to Ukiah on Orr Springs Road when the lead truck, driven by Deputy James Wells, had the rear window shot out, Noe said.


The team secured the area and a search for a suspect or suspects was conducted. Noe said no responsible person was located during the search.


Residents were contacted in the area and no one reported seeing anything, according to Noe.


The case remains under investigation, Noe said. No one was injured during the incident.


Mendocino County Sheriff's Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident please contact the tip line at 707-467-9159.


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