Feb 11, 2017

Deputies arrest registered sex offender Delbert Alford for being on school grounds and various alleged parole violations

On 02-10-2017 at approximately 7:45 A.M., Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a reported suspicious adult male in the parking lot of the Round Valley High School in Covelo, California.

School officials reported the adult male was seen walking barefoot in the school parking lot.

When Deputies were responding, they were notified that Round Valley Tribal Police officers had located an adult male matching the description provided by the school officials in the area of the Round Valley Airport. Tribal Police Officers identified the person and awaited for Deputies to arrive at the scene.

The person was identified as Delbert Alford who was determined to be a registered sex offender who was on active CDC Parole from the Ukiah area.

Deputies contacted and interviewed Alford about this incident. It was confirmed that Alford was the same person seen walking barefoot on school grounds.

During this investigation it was determined Alford was under the influence of a controlled substance so he was placed under arrest.

Deputies also learned Alford had no justifiable reason to be at the school and did not have written permission from school administrators to be on school grounds.

A school official was able to identify Alford as the suspicious adult male who was seen in the school parking lot and on school grounds. Alford was placed under citizen's arrest by a representative of the school for being a registered sex offender on school grounds without lawful business and written permission from the school officials.

Deputies contacted Alford's parole officer and learned that he was not permitted to be in Covelo and was in violation of numerous terms of his CDC Parole. A parole hold was issued for Alford based on this investigation.

Alford was arrested for 3056 PC [Parole Violations], 626.81(a) PC [Sex Registrant on School Grounds without Lawful Business and Written Permission], and 11550(a) PC [Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance].

Alford was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a no-bail status due to his Parole Violations.


  1. I was there yesterday AM and that is not how this went down. I saw the guy in a white shirt walking towards the river and "certain persons" rolled up on him. I cruised thru on my bike and caught the rest on camera. Shame on "Sgt. Q Cromer" and his supervisor. I'll try and post the video and maybe this guy's lawyer can use it as evidence!

  2. Yes, if you have evidence of this post it. I will not publish a link in a comment without some safeguards and verification first.

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