North Coast fugitive sighted stealing vegetables from yard


A gentleman who has eluded capture for months on the North Coast is believed to have been noticed Monday evening in the vegetable back garden of a Mendocino County residence.

A male thought to be William Evers, caught on safety video all through a theft. (Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office) 

William Allan Evers, 40 — aka “the Redbearded Burglar” — is a suspect in multiple residential burglaries considering the fact that February. The research turned additional urgent just after he allegedly shot at a Mendocino County sheriff’s deputy who confronted him on Might 12 at the scene of a house theft in Elk. The deputy was not injured.

In this week’s sighting, a resident documented confronting a person at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the garden of a house on rural Middle Ridge Street, 3 miles east of Albion. His description matched that of Evers.

Three hrs afterwards, as deputies have been checking a neighboring home, they read what sounded like anyone leaving from the front door. When they checked video clip from their patrol car’s dashboard digicam, they found an picture of a gentleman who looked like Evers.

More officers have been termed in to lookup the region, but Evers was not located.

The resident who reported the intrusion told the North Coast information web site Redheaded Blackbelt that the vegetable thief appeared embarrassed when confronted and claimed, “My undesirable.” The resident explained to him to leave, but included, “It’s tough to really feel threatened by a person holding a fistful of onions with beets hanging out of his pockets.”

Stability online video has joined Evers to many burglaries in the latest months in Elk, Albion and Philo — which include one in June at the same home where the capturing transpired. In the later on incident, the property owner,  who was away from the residence, referred to as the sheriff’s workplace to report that he was observing the burglar on his home stability video.

Evers is explained as 6-foot-1, 180 kilos, with brown eyes, brown hair and reddish facial hair. He has tattoos on his arms and upper body, such as a “demon face” on his higher left arm.

Photographs from video demonstrate him carrying a backpack, and he is stated to be common with the forests of Mendocino County.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Workplace states he must be thought of armed and dangerous. Everyone with facts on his whereabouts is requested to get in touch with the office environment at 707-463-4086 or the suggestion line at 707-234-2100.