A local homeowner was able to watch would-be burglars attempt to break into his home in Fort Bragg, and call the Mendocino County Sheriffs to stop the crime in progress.
April 24 at around 11:30 p.m., a homeowner contacted the Sheriff’s Dispatch Center and reported a burglary in progress in the 32000 block of Pearl Drive in Fort Bragg.
The homeowner was out of the area and was viewing a live video feed of the suspects attempting to force entry into his hosue.
Deputies responded and checked the location, where they found damage to a garage door on the property. Suspecting the burglars had made a hasty departure, deputies made a verbal announcement of their intent to release a K-9 officer into the surrounding area.
One of the suspects, hiding in a nearby thick bush, immediately stood up and was taken into custody. Nicholas Pollard was detained and found to be intoxicated.
Pollard was arrested and searched, and deputies allegedly found a small amount of suspected heroin.
Deputies were able to view the surveillance video at the scene and identified Pollard as one of the suspects in the reported burglary. Pollard was then also charged with attempted first degree burglary and looting during a declared emergency.
Pollard was transported and booked into Mendocino County Jail where he is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.