Repeat offender doesn’t want to go back

Repeat offender doesn’t want to go back

UKIAH, MENDOCINO COUNTY – Despite the fact that he had been picked up or cited at least fifteen times over the past ten years, Gerard Redstone Larvie, 30-years-old of rural Covelo in the north eastern part of inland Mendocino County, did his best to avoid getting hauled in one more time. He was in Ukiah, more than 60 miles south of his Covelo home.

Larive was at an apartment complex on South State Street when residents called the Sheriff.

Larive was at an apartment complex on South State Street when residents called the Sheriff.

It was a rainy Halloween night last Friday when the Sheriff’s department was called to one of the apartment complexes at 2200 South State Street. It was almost 9 pm, when some kids would have still been out trick-or-treating, when a resident spotted a man who looked intoxicated, and seemed to be tampering with vehicles in the lot.

When the deputies arrived, they saw a medium tall man with dark hair walking away from the apartments. In case they weren’t sure this was who they were looking for, several people quickly pointed him out, and he then began to run north. The deputies chased after him. He tried to hide in a residential yard about a hundred yards away, but they found him easily.

The deputies detained him there, and found he did appear to be intoxicated, he seemed to be under the influence of a controlled substance rather than alcohol. As he was arrested and searched, he began to struggle with the deputies to try to get away. With help from Ukiah police officers, who had arrived on scene to assist, they placed him in a safety restraint and got him under control. They found what remained of his methamphetamine – about .04 ounces, and paraphernalia in his clothing.

Larvie was arrested in 2005 after breaking into several buildings, including the Moose Lodge.

Larvie was arrested in 2005 after breaking into several buildings, including the Moose Lodge.

Larvie had been arrested back in March of 2005 after he broke into three buildings, including the Moose Lodge, the old Herb’s Barber Shop (now Cesar’s) and Zezzy’s Body Art and Smoke Shop on South State Street, just a few blocks from this latest incident. It appeared that he broke in through windows using his bare hands.

The Ukiah Daily Journal had reported that officers followed a bloody trail to the Moose Lodge, where he had broken through windows in the back. Firefighters were called to the scene to gain safer entry, as officers feared he may be dead because he was laying on the ground inside, and the amount of blood they’d seen. He soon demonstrated that he was very much alive, as he became very combative as they tried to arrest and treat him for his lacerations on his hands. It took physical force, pepper spray, and even police batons to finally subdue him, handcuff him, and place him on a gurney for treatment. He was arrested then for vandalism over $5,000, battery on a peace officer, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Over the next several years Larvie was arrested many more times for disorderly conduct, probation violations, marijuana possession, DUI, and driving with his license suspended for DUI.

For this latest offense, Larvie was charged at the Mendocino County Jail for possession of meth and paraphernalia, being under the influence, and another probation violation. Bail was set at $15,000.

Repeat offender doesn’t want to go back was last modified: November 4th, 2014 by admin
Categories: Mendocino

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