Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested on warrant after initially providing false name
A man was recently arrested in Mendocino County after allegedly being caught with narcotics and providing a false name to deputies.
Shortly before 11 PM on November 14, patrol deputies pulled over a vehicle for expired registration in the area of northbound Highway 101 and River Street in Ukiah. Of the two occupants, the passenger reportedly identified himself as Dwane Crow and said the car belonged to him, but that he’d been drinking and had his friend drive instead.
As deputies spoke with the two occupants, however, they reportedly spotted suspected methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe in the vehicle, prompting cause for a search.
As they searched the vehicle, deputies found a “personal use amount” of methamphetamine and the pipe. Deputies also developed suspicion that Crow had provided a false name, which they were able to confirm after locating a prior booking photo that identified him as Alan Crow (53). Deputies also discovered he had an outstanding warrant out of Lake County.
Crow was ultimately taken into custody and booked on suspicion of false impersonation of another, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, and the outstanding warrant. He is being held at the Mendocino County jail on $30,000 bond.