City of Ukiah, California

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Weekly Report 9/25/2013

Patrol Division Weekly Activity Report 9/19/13 to 9/25/13


  • REPORTS: 67
  • ARRESTS: 32
  • DUI’s: 5
  • Moving citations: 17
  • Non-moving citations: 2
  • Speeding citations: 1
  • City Code citations: 2


Arrests included: 6 for shoplifting, 5 warrant arrests, 3 for being under the influence of a controlled substance and/or possessing drug paraphernalia, 3 for public intoxication, 2 for burglary, and 1 each for: theft, battery, resisting arrest, stolen vehicle, possessing methamphetamine for sale, violating probation, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, using false prescriptions, and possessing a narcotic. Probation or parole holds were placed on 2 of these arrests.

Officers investigated 2 traffic collisions, and 3 vehicles were impounded for 30 days due to the drivers being unlicensed or suspended.  

Officers took reports of: 5 found property, 4 towed vehicles, 3 animal bite, 3 burglaries, 2 missing persons, 2 stolen vehicles, 2 thefts, 2 vandalisms, and 1 each of; identity theft, battery, violation of court order, child neglect, annoying or molesting a child, child molestation, false evidence of registration, and forgery.

Officers assisted the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force with service of a search warrant, the Detective Bureau with an identity theft investigation, the Fire Department with two structure fires, and the DEA and FBI with search warrant services.

Highlights for the Week

          On August 29th at about 4:55 PM Ukiah Police investigated a theft from a vehicle in the 500 block of Stella Drive. Several of the victim’s bank and credit cards were stolen, and then used at several locations in town. On September 19th an officer viewed video surveillance of the fraudulent transactions, and identified the suspect as 28 year old Schanna Marie Safarian, of Ukiah. Safarian was familiar to the officers as she had been recently arrested for theft at Kohl’s and Home Depot. On September 20thUkiah Police served a search and arrest warrant for Safarian in the 500 block of Ford Street. Safarian was found to possess credit cards in other people’s’ names, and methamphetamine and a methamphetamine smoking pipe. Safarian was arrested for identity theft, burglary, possessing stolen property, and possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 13-2277

          On September 16that about 4:10 PM Ukiah Police assisted the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force with service of a search warrant on a residence in the 60 block of Lorraine Street. Officers contacted 45 year old William Roy Boatwright as he was exiting the residence, and noticed 24 year old Andrea Louise Kidd turn and run upon seeing the officers. Kidd was detained after a short foot pursuit, and officers encountered 44 year old Gary Victor Cooper inside the residence, who struggled briefly before also being detained. Also in the residence was 34 year old Clemencio Martinez Flores, and 62 year old Carol Jean Cooper. A search of the residence revealed several grams of methamphetamine, and additional methamphetamine in varying weights was found in Carol Cooper’s possession. Also located was paraphernalia used to ingest the drug, and over 100 pounds of marijuana that was being weighed and packaged. All subjects were arrested for possessing marijuana for sale, possessing methamphetamine, possessing drug paraphernalia, and Kidd was additionally charged with resisting arrest.

          On September 21stat about 1:50 AM Ukiah Police stopped a vehicle being driven by 23 year old Leonel Guadalupe Granados, of Atwater, in the 300 block of North Main Street. Granados had been drinking and was found too intoxicated to drive, and was arrested for DUI. 13-2508

          On September 22ndat about 12:5 AM Ukiah Police stopped a vehicle being driven by 40 year old Belinda Pauline Hoog, of Red Bluff, in the 700 block of South State Street. Hoog had been drinking, and was found to intoxicated to drive and was arrested for DUI. 13-2523

          On September 22ndat about 9:15 AM Ukiah Police responded to a business in the 200 block of East Smith Street for a burglary in progress. The business owners had apparently driven by and noticed the back door ajar, and upon opening the door the suspect tried to run out of the building through the open door. The owners closed the door and held it closed while calling the police. Officers entered the store and with the assistance of a K9 Unit, apprehended a 14 year old male juvenile inside the store. Officers determined the juvenile had pulled back the building’s siding, crawled underneath and punched a hole through the drywall intending to steal a marijuana “bong” from the store. The juvenile was arrested for burglary. 13-2524

          On September 22nd at about 12:45 PM Ukiah Police responded to a fight in the 800 block of South Oak Street. The arriving officer encountered 32 year old Christopher Ray Poe, who ran from the officer. Poe soon tripped over his pants which had fallen to his ankles, then turned and threatened the officer with his fists raised. Poe advanced towards the officer, who deployed a Taser, and was able to take Poe into custody. Poe remained combative and threatening, and spit at an officer striking the officer. Poe was eventually transported to the County Jail and booked for resisting arrest, battery on a peace officer, and violating post release supervision. 13-2525

          On September 23rdat about 7:40 PM Ukiah Police Officers were investigating a burglary to a business in the 500 block of East Perkins Street. Ukiah Police Dispatch received a call from a vehicle owner, whose vehicle had just been stolen from the 800 block of South Orchard Avenue. Officers responded to the area, and the stolen vehicle was spotted in the 700 block of South State Street. A high-risk stop was performed on the vehicle, and 27 year old Christopher Michael Gonsman, of San Francisco, was arrested for vehicle theft. Gonsman had been wearing the owner’s sunglasses which had been left in the vehicle, when stopped, and had also emptied the vehicle’s ashtray of change which he placed into his pocket. Gonsman had a hypodermic syringe in his possession, and was additionally charged with theft and for possessing drug paraphernalia. 13-2531                                   

Prepared by Captain Justin Wyatt

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