On Thursday, April 25, between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., while visiting the Mendocino Land Trust Navarro Point property on Hwy. 1 about 1.5 miles south of Albion before visiting friends in the Anderson Valley, my Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was broken into, and many of my personal belongings stolen. I was enroute from a business appointment in Fort Bragg to stay in Anderson Valley before helping set up the AV Wildflower Show today (Friday) – instead I’m here at home dealing with the annoying details of banking, insurance, County Sheriff’s reports, etc. I’d much rather be identifying plants with my friends in Anderson Valley.
Among the personal items stolen were several small business-related (botanists’s tools) items in a gray-and-black REI backpack, including a Garmin GPSMap 76CSx receiver, a Silva Ranger compass, a Leatherman tool, a magnifying glass, et al., along with my cherished Taylor acoustic guitar, model 114, serial #2104140037, in a tan soft Taylor guitars case. Stealing a person’s business property is low, but stealing a man’s guitar is tantamount to ripping out his heart and soul The perp should know that I won’t ever stop looking for my musical instruments (blues harps also in the case) and for the low-life responsible for this crime.
On the positive side, I want to thank the kind people at the Albion Store for their assistance and support, and Mendocino County Sheriff’s Sergeant Joseph Comer for his diligence and thorough professionalism and concern.
I am willing to offer a modest reward for the recovery of all my belongings, at the very least, my beloved Taylor guitar.