Photo: Travis Moore (KRCR)
FORT BRAGG – On the morning of December 22nd someone reported “a suspicious person” behind a business in the 18000 block of North Highway 1, and deputies were dispatched to the location.
The man that deputies encountered at the scene was already known to them – Travis Moore, who already had “an active felony warrant issued for a county parole violation.”
Taking Moore into custody however, would not be cut and dry, due to his attempted physical resistance. Soon, though, he was under arrest and taken to the Mendocino County Jail.
Deputies returned to the scene of Moore’s arrest and discovered “a utility pole that had been vandalized with a chainsaw.” In fact, it was “completely severed.”
PG&E arrived to replace the pole. They estimate $60,000 in damage. But there’s more – “Damage was also caused to an AT&T communication line that was on the same utility pole; the amount of this damage is unknown at this time.”
Although bail for vandalism was set at $100,000, “Moore ultimately was to be held on a No-Bail status, due to his parole violation.”
Moore was booked for parole violation, felony vandalism and resisting arrest.