Mendocino Sheriff issues press release on domestic violence, felony vandalism arrest
From the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
“On 12-28-2019 at about 5:50 a.m, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a reported unwanted female subject at a residence in the 21000 block of Meadowbrook Drive in Willits, California.
Deputies were advised the unwanted female subject also caused vandalism to the residence by breaking an exterior window.
Upon arrival, Deputies spoke to an adult male and adult female who identified the subject as being Angelica Pedroza.
The two adults awoke in bed and discovered Pedroza standing over them. Pedroza and the adult male were in a prior romantic relationship and she was known to both adults.
Startled from discovering Pedroza in their home, the adult male stood up to remove Pedroza from his home when she struck the adult male multiple times in the head causing visible injury.
The adult male was able to remove Pedroza from the bedroom and the residence but not before she knocked over additional furniture items within the residence.
Additionally, the adult female attempted to contact 911 and Pedroza took the phone from her and broke it.
The adult male was able to eventually remove Pedroza from the residence and closed the entry door. While outside, Pedroza was identified as breaking an exterior window to the residence causing additional vandalism. Pedroza thereafter left the residence in her vehicle.
Later in the day, on 12-28-2019 at about 12:10 p.m., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Pedroza’s residence in Laytonville and contacted her about the reported incident.
Pedroza was subsequently arrested for Burglary of an Inhabited Residence (459/460(a) PC), Domestic Violence Battery (273.5 PC), Felony Vandalism (594 (b)(1) PC and Damage/Destroy a Wireless Communication Device (591.5 PC).
Pedroza was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges and was to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.”