Man accused of breaking into, stealing computer equipment from Laytonville High School
Originally published 6-23-20
by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
“On 06-21-2020 a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Deputy patrolling the Laytonville area was contacted about an alarm activation at the Laytonville High School.
The Deputy went with the reporting party to the Laytonville High School where they found someone had broken the glass on the door of the Special Education room.
Upon further examination it appeared a subject had entered the classroom through the broken door and possibly stolen computer equipment.
A High School representative and the Deputy then went and viewed campus surveillance video and noticed an adult male on the school grounds at the time of the alarm activation. Deputies immediately began searching the area for this adult male.
The adult male was located near the Laytonville Elementary School and was identified as being Rick Matthew Oxford.
Oxford consented to a search of his backpack and Deputies located numerous items which were taken from the Laytonville High School classroom. All the stolen property was recovered and returned to the school.
Oxford was arrested for possession of stolen property (496(A) PC) and burglary (459/460 PC) and was booked into the Mendocino County Jail.
In accordance with the COVID-19 emergency order issued by the State of California Judicial Council, bail was set at zero dollars and Oxford was released after the jail booking process.”