Press Release – Case #20-1527

Date: July 25, 2020

Location: 633 S. Main St.

Suspects: Luna Esmeralda Magdaleno, DOB: 10/27/1990, of Ukiah

                  Oscar Octavio Cabezas-Tafoya, DOB: 08/24/1999, of Ukiah

    Offenses: 459 PC – Burglary

                      463 PC – Looting

                      182 (a)(1) PC – Conspiracy

                      1203.2(a)(1) PC- Violation of Probation

                      Mendocino County Warrant

On 7/25/20 at approximately 0954 hours, a UPD community service officer (CSO) responded to a report of a burglary that had occurred earlier in the morning at Shag Salon (633 S. Main St.). Upon arrival, the CSO met with the owner of the business and learned that two unknown subjects had thrown a rock through the front glass door of the business, entered the business, and stole approximately $1,700.00 in wigs. The CSO obtained surveillance footage of the two suspects committing the burglary.

The CSO returned to the Ukiah Police Department and disseminated the surveillance footage to all on duty UPD personnel. One of the suspects captured on surveillance footage was quickly identified by a UPD police officer as Oscar Cabezas-Tafoya. Cabezas-Tafoya is a known Ukiah transient.

Two UPD police officers quickly took to the streets of Ukiah and began searching for Cabezas-Tafoya. Not long after their search began, the two UPD police Officers located Cabezas-Tafoya in Gibson Creek under Highway 101. Accompanying Cabezas-Tafoya was Luna Magdaleno, who was identified as the second suspect caught on surveillance footage during the burglary of the salon. While searching the immediate area around Cabezas-Tafoya and Magdaleno, officers located all of the stolen property from the salon.

A records check was performed on both Cabezas-Tafoya and Magdaleno. Magdaleno was found to have an active misdemeanor warrant out of Mendocino County for violation of probation. Magdaleno was also found to be on active probation out of Mendocino County with the term “obey all laws.”

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