Press Release 9-20-2012
On September 21st at about 5:50 PM Ukiah Police received numerous calls from the Vinewood Park area, and vicinity of 1600 Lockwood Drive, regarding reports of reckless vehicles, people fighting with weapons, and a stabbing victim. Numerous officers responded, and two male subjects were seen running on North Pine Street, one of whom was carrying two metal poles potentially to be used as weapons. The subjects hid from the officers, but were located and determined to be involved in the incident. One of the subjects, 19 year old Alejandro Gonzalez, was eventually arrested for illegal weapons possession.
Other officers had responded the 1600 block of Lockwood Drive, where a male juvenile stabbing victim was being assisted by neighbors until Ukiah Fire Paramedics arrived. The juvenile was treated for multiple stab wounds to his back, and was flown to an out of area hospital for his life-threatening injuries.
Residents in the area reported seeing numerous people running after one another in the area, and reported a vehicle driving recklessly in the area and collide with a curb as the driver attempted to run over a male subject. Another juvenile attempted to flee into a house but was overtaken by a group of subjects who took him to the ground and attacked him. Another vehicle was reportedly driving in the area and picked up several of the involved subjects, and fled the area with them. It was then the juvenile victim was located lying on the walkway of the residence he’d tried to enter, and it was discovered he had been stabbed and was pleading for help.
This incident involved numerous subjects and is believed to be gang related. Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident, and the investigation is being conducted by Detectives of the Ukiah Police Department. Several suspects have been identified and are being sought. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Ukiah Police Department at 463-6262.
Prepared by Captain Justin Wyatt