Mendocino Sheriff issues press release on sex offender compliance check
Originally published 6-28-20
by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
“On 06-22-2020, Detectives with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Mendocino County Office of Adult Probation initiated a compliance check of registered sex offenders pursuant to section 290 of the California Penal Code.
The Sheriff’s Office is able to organize this check due to a grant from Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE). The effort included compliance checks on registered sex offenders who are currently on Mendocino County Court ordered Probation or California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Parole (CDCR).
During the compliance checks, seven registered sex offenders were contacted in both the Ukiah Valley and the 24000 block of North Highway 101 in Willits, California. The registered sex offenders were checked for compliance to confirm their place of residence and to ensure they were in compliance with their court ordered Probation or CDCR Parole conditions.
Of the seven registered sex offenders checked, two were determined to be out of compliance.
Brian Hurtado was identified as being on CDCR Parole and as a registered sex offender. He was contacted in the 24000 block of North Highway 101 in Willits, and during the contact suspected methamphetamine was found in his possession (a violation of 11377 of the Health and Safety Code).
Additional items were located in his possession which were determined to be a suspected violation of his CDCR Parole terms and conditions. Based on the information, Hurtado was arrested for the possession of methamphetamine and a Parole Hold was issued.
Hurtado was booked into the Mendocino County Jail for the listed violations where he was to be held in lieu of $75,000.00 bail.
Personnel also conducted a compliance check of a 40 year-old male in the 24000 block of North Highway 101 in Willits who was identified as being on CDCR Parole and being a registered sex offender.
During the contact it was believed the 40 year-old male was in violation of his CDCR Parole terms and conditions. At this time, this person remains out of custody as further investigations are needed.
At the conclusion of the further investigations into the possible parole term violation, a report will be forwarded to the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for review and consideration of charges.”