City of Ukiah, California

Police Department

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Weekly Report 1/17 to 1/23, 2013

Patrol Division Weekly Activity Report 1/17/13 to 1/23/13



DUI’s: 1

Speeding citations: 3

Moving citations: 8

City code citations: 2


Arrests included: 8 for public intoxication, 6 warrant arrests, and 1 each for: possessing methamphetamine, violating probation or parole, drug influence and/or possessing drug paraphernalia, embezzlement, possessing stolen property, trespassing, burglary, possessing a weapon (knife) on school grounds, shoplifting, hit and run, failing to yield, and vandalism. Probation or parole holds were placed on 3 of these arrests.

Officers investigated 1 traffic collision, 1 injury traffic collision, and 1 death by apparent natural causes. Three vehicles were impounded for 30 days due to the drivers being suspended or unlicensed.

Officers took reports of: 4 burglaries, 3 found property, 3 abandoned vehicles, 2 domestic violence, 2 animal bite, and 1 each of; child neglect, theft, suicidal subject, identity theft, embezzlement, vandalism, robbery, and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Officers assisted the Ukiah Fire Department with a brush fire.

Chris Dewey Chief of Police

300 Seminary Avenue | Ukiah, California 95482 Telephone: 463-6262 | Fax: (707) 462-6068 |

Highlights for the Week

On January 17th at about 2:20 PM Ukiah Police responded to Ross Department Store at 550 East Perkins Street for an embezzlement. Officers learned store employee 23 year old Charity Adelle Crews, of Ukiah, had not been charging various customers for all their purchases since mid-December. The loss had been determined to be over $1000.00 in merchandise. Crews had prior convictions for theft, and was arrested for embezzlement and theft with prior convictions.

On January 18th at about 2:05 AM Ukiah Police observed a male subject on his knees, on the sidewalk, in the 200 block of North State Street. The subject had dumped the cigarette butts from the ashtray bucket in front of the Forest Club, and was rubbing the bucket against the sidewalk. The officer identified the subject as 40 year old Christopher Scott Gilles, of Garberville, and found him to be extremely intoxicated. Gilles was arrested for public intoxication and booked into the County Jail.

On January 18th at about 3:35 AM Ukiah Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Observatory Avenue for two subjects unwanted at the location. Apparently the subjects had left the residence, but were now in the garage of the residence. Officers contacted 38 year old Matthew Ronell Faust, of Ukiah, and 27 year old Brandon John Miller. Faust was too intoxicated to care for his own safety and was arrested for public intoxication. Miller was found to have a warrant from Siskiyou County for trespass, with instructions to release Miller on citation rather than arrest him. Miller was cited for the Siskiyou County warrant and released.

On January 18th at about 7:45 AM Ukiah Police noticed 32 year old Charlene Mae Martinez walking in the 600 block of South State Street. Martinez had a felony warrant for her arrest for drug related violations and for violating probation. As officers contacted Martinez she tried to run away but was quickly captured, and after a brief struggle placed under arrest for the warrant and for resisting arrest.

On 1/18/2013 at 9:24 PM, the Ukiah Police Department received a call from two women at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 640 S. Orchard Ave; regarding their vehicles being burglarized. Both women had parked their vehicles in the parking lot for a short evening meeting and later found the rear windows to their vehicles smashed in and their purses taken.

Chris Dewey Chief of Police

300 Seminary Avenue | Ukiah, California 95482 Telephone: 463-6262 | Fax: (707) 462-6068 |

On 1/19/2013 at 2:02 AM, about four and half hours later, Ukiah Police located a single car parked in the No Parking Zone at the Anton Stadium parking lot. In the car was Michael Royce Parker, 35 Years old of Ukiah. Michael Parker was arrested for a Mendocino County Felony violation of supervisory release warrant. A check of his car revealed property stolen from the car burglaries from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Additional charges of possession of stolen property were added. Michael Parker was booked into the Mendocino County Jail.

On January 18th at about 11:00 PM Ukiah Police responded to Lucky’s at 504 East Perkins Street for a shoplifter. Officers learned 22 year old Katie Ann Young, of Massachusetts, was observed concealing food items within her purse then attempted to leave the store without paying. Young was found to have several hypodermic needles in her purse, which she stated she used to inject opiates such as heroin and morphine. Young was arrested for possessing drug paraphernalia and booked into the County Jail.

On January 19th at about 11:15 PM Ukiah Police stopped a vehicle in the 1300 block of South State Street for traffic violations. A passenger in the vehicle, 25 year old Juanito Sylvester Fresquez-Gomez, of San Mateo, was found to be on probation in San Mateo County. The officer then learned Fresquez-Gomez had five warrants for his arrest from San Mateo County for DUI, failing to appear, violating probation, resisting arrest, and drug influence. Fresquez-Gomez was arrested for the warrants and booked into the County Jail.

On January 20th at about 2:30 AM Ukiah Police observed a vehicle being driven at an abnormally slow speed and weaving out of its lane. Officers stopped the vehicle in the 300 block of Leslie Street and identified the driver as 24 year old Jacob Ray Garcia, of Cloverdale, who was on parole. Garcia had been drinking and was too intoxicated to drive, and was arrested for DUI and for violating parole.

On January 21st at about 8:10 AM Ukiah Police responded to Hastings Avenue for damage to the chain link fence bordering the north end of the airport. Officers found two separate sections of the fence that were dislodged from the ground as if a vehicle had been driven through, and basically underneath, both sections of the fence. Tire tracks were located on the airport side of the fence which indicated a vehicle had lost control while driving west on Hastings Avenue and drove through (underneath) the fence onto the airport side. The vehicle Chris Dewey Chief of Police

300 Seminary Avenue | Ukiah, California 95482 Telephone: 463-6262 | Fax: (707) 462-6068 |

then made a U-turn and drove back through a separate section of fence and back onto the roadway, and left the area. Vehicle debris was located at the scene, and after further investigation the investigating officer determined the debris was from a blue Ford Mustang. With assistance from other officers, a damaged blue 2000 Ford Mustang was located parked on Thompson Avenue, which had scratches along the hood and roof as if it were driven underneath a chain link fence. Officers located the owner of the vehicle, 19 year old Caitlin Nichole Ray, of Ukiah, and determined Ray had been drinking the night prior and drove the Mustang through both sections of the fence. Ray was arrested for hit and run and for felony vandalism.

On January 22nd at about 8:15 AM Ukiah Police received a report of a vehicle being driven recklessly; swerving and running stop signs. Officers located the vehicle on Gobbi Street at State Street, noting the vehicle was stopped for the red light but traversing the crosswalk. The suspect vehicle then proceeded eastbound on Gobbi Street, and the officers activated their emergency lighting attempting to stop the vehicle. The suspect vehicle slowed but did not stop for the stop sign at the Main Street intersection, and continued without yielding to the emergency lighting and sirens. The suspect vehicle was weaving, and again traversed the crosswalk before stopping at the Waugh Lane intersection, then again proceeded still refusing to yield the officers’ lights and sirens.

The suspect vehicle continued traveling over the overpass, then began slowing turning into the trailer park at 700 East Gobbi Street. The suspect vehicle turned too wide, and stopped before colliding with the bushes and signs posted at the park entrance. The officers stopped and exited their vehicles behind the suspect vehicle, and began attempting to order the driver from the suspect vehicle. The suspect then drove the suspect vehicle backwards and collided with the driver’s door of a stopped police vehicle, denting the police vehicle and shattering its window.

The suspect stopped, and officers repeatedly ordered the driver to exit the vehicle and observed a very delayed then very slow response from the driver. The driver appeared impaired and was eventually taken into custody with assistance from Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Because of the damage to the Ukiah Police vehicle, the California Highway Patrol responded and subsequently arrested the driver, 58 year old Jose Margarito Mora, of Ukiah, for DUI and for failing to yield to law enforcement.

Chris Dewey Chief of Police

300 Seminary Avenue | Ukiah, California 95482 Telephone: 463-6262 | Fax: (707) 462-6068 |

On January 23rd at about 10:25 AM Ukiah Police responded to the 600 block of South State Street for an assault with a vehicle. Officers learned the victim and a witness knew the suspect, identified as 54 year old Kevin Eugene Bodjack, of Ukiah. Apparently Bodjack was contacted by the victim and witness while Bodjack was seated in his parked vehicle, when Bodjack suddenly drove the vehicle into a circle then straight at the victim. The victim attempted to avoid being struck by the vehicle by jumping out of the way, but landed onto the roof and into the windshield of the car, breaking the glass. Bodjack fled the area but was located at about 11:00 AM by a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy in the 2600 block of North State Street. The victim and witness positively identified Bodjack and he was arrested for assault with a dangerous or deadly weapon.

On January 23rd at about 8:35 PM Ukiah Police responded to the 700 block of South State Street for a traffic collision, which had occurred in the 200 block of North State Street. Officers contacted the caller who reported the right side of his vehicle had been struck by the left front of a vehicle pulling away from the curb. The vehicle then drove south on State Street and the caller followed the vehicle until he was able to get the driver to stop in the 700 block of South State Street. The caller reported the driver of the other vehicle seemed confused, and was delaying providing the caller with any insurance or other required information. Officers contacted the driver of the other vehicle, identified as 34 year old Taylor Loyd Wright, of Branscomb. Wright seemed confused, and appeared evasive regarding details of the accident. Wright was found to have a suspended driver’s license and to be on probation for controlled substance violations. A search of Wright’s vehicle revealed numerous syringes and other devices used to inject drugs, a small amount of methamphetamine, a prescription narcotic, and approximately 1 pound of marijuana packaged into various weights including some that were named and labeled and appeared to be "sampler" packs. Wright was arrested for possessing methamphetamine, over an ounce of marijuana, possessing a narcotic, drug paraphernalia, and violating probation.

Prepared by Captain Justin Wyatt

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