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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Monday December 17th, 2018 :: 02:26 p.m. PST

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Sheriff’s Deputies arrest two suspects in Forestville burglary, linked to other thefts.

Deputies arrested two suspects on Friday for a string of residential burglaries. At about 4:15 PM Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call from a woman who just arrived home in the 2900 block of River Rd in Forestville to find her home in the process of being burglarized. She told the deputies when she arrived home a woman was parked in her driveway in a newer light-colored, small SUV. The woman was able to drive away after asking the homeowner if “Gina” lived there.  
 
The homeowner then noticed a window broken to her front door and then heard someone rummaging through her garage. The homeowner ran back to her car and called the Sheriff’s Office from her cell phone at which point she saw the suspect, later identified as Ryan Messing, a 33-year-old Clearlake parolee, run from the north side of her home and into a nearby vineyard.
 
Deputies, with the help of the Sheriff’s helicopter unit, spotted Messing in the vineyard fleeing away from the scene. After a foot pursuit and struggle, Messing was taken into custody and arrested for residential burglary and resisting arrest.
 
Sheriff’s Property Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to assist. Detectives were able to identify Messing’s girlfriend as a 27-year-old Lake County woman named Tabytha Jarvis. Jarvis was confirmed as the woman driving the SUV at the victim’s home in Forestville after showing the victim a series of photographs. Through investigative means, detectives tracked Jarvis to a residence in the 1500 block of North Street in Santa Rosa. In the driveway at that address was a silver, newer Nissan Rogue that was reported stolen out of Arbuckle, CA and had been taken during another residential burglary.    
 
Detectives contacted and arrested Jarvis at the home. Detectives searched the stolen car, the home and a storage shed at the home and found a trove of stolen property from at least three residential burglaries in Sonoma County, including eight stolen firearms, tools, jewelry and miscellaneous items. Detectives are also attempting to solve at least two other burglaries that were committed in Lake County.
 
Both Messing and Jarvis were booked and are currently housed in the Sonoma County Jail charged with burglary, possession of stolen property, theft of firearms, possession of a stolen vehicle and conspiracy. Messing is being held without bail due to a Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) hold out of Lake County. Jarvis is being held on $500,000 bail after a judge increased the standard bail of $50,000.
 
SCSO #181214-015
 

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