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Press Release 16-0189 update with sketch

Press Release UPD case #16-0189 (UPDATE)

On January 20th at about 8 am, it was reported to UPD’s School Resource Officer Vince Morse that on January 19th at about 4:45 pm, a 10 year old Accelerated Achievement Academy student was grabbed a hold of by an unidentified male subject, in what appeared to be an attempted kidnapping.  UPD Detectives have been actively investigating this incident, as well as other similar incidents in Ukiah, and arranged for the victim to meet with a Certified Police Sketch Artist. The below sketch is a sketch of the suspect from this incident and further descriptions are also listed below.

  • The sketch is done in grayscale and the victim described the suspect as having black hair and being a dark-complexioned Hispanic male
  • The victim described the suspect as being in his 30’s or 40’s
  • The victim did not observe any scars, marks, or tattoos on the suspect’s forearms, hands, or face
  • The victim described the suspect as having an average height and a thin build
  • The suspect was not associated with any vehicles
  • The victim last saw the suspect on January 19th  while fleeing from the area of Scott Street and North State Street
  • There is no information at this time that this suspect is associated with any of the other recent similar incidents in Ukiah
 

If anybody has any information regarding the above incident or the possible identity of the above-depicted suspect, please contact UPD Detective Tyler Schapmire at 707-467-5770. If Detective Schapmire is unavailable, you can contact UPD Dispatch (707-463-6262) and ask to speak with another member of the UPD Detective Division.

Safety · Professionalism · Community Service