City of Ukiah, California

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Weekly Report January 10, 2013

Patrol Division Weekly Activity Report 1/10/13 to 1/16/13



Speeding citations: 5

Moving citations: 3

City code citations: 2

Non-moving citations: 1

Arrests included: 4 for public intoxication, 4 warrant arrests, 3 for domestic violence, 2 for possessing methamphetamine, 2 for violating probation or parole, 2 for fighting on school grounds, 2 for burglary, and 1 each for: drug influence and/or possessing drug paraphernalia, possessing methamphetamine for sale, embezzlement, possessing stolen property, possessing a narcotic, possessing and transporting marijuana for sale, and possessing a firearm while under the influence of a controlled substance. Probation or parole holds were placed on 2 of these arrests.

Officers investigated 1 traffic collision, and one vehicle was impounded for 30 days due to the driver being suspended or unlicensed.

Officers took reports of: 6 found property, 4 vandalisms, 3 child neglect, 3 domestic violence, 2 thefts, 2 suicidal subject, 2 animal bite, and 1 each of; missing person, recovered stolen vehicle, threats, and forgery.

Officers assisted the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office with a domestic violence investigation, and the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force with several narcotics investigations.

Highlights for the Week

On January 11th at about 10:10 PM Ukiah Police responded to the 500 block of North State Street for an overturned vehicle in the roadway. Officers found a red 1998 Chevrolet Blazer on its top in the center of State Street, and spoke with the driver, 23 year old Mark Leslie Walrath, of Ukiah. Officers learned Walrath had backed the vehicle from a private parking lot and onto State Street at an unsafe speed while also turning the vehicle, causing it to tip over and roll onto its top. Walrath and a passenger were not injured, and alcohol was not a factor in the collision.

On January 11th at about 9:40 PM a Ukiah Police K9 Officer was patrolling in the 800 block of Waugh Lane. The officer spotted a subject matching the description of a wanted domestic violence suspect, standing in the front yard of a residence. The officer stopped and attempted to contact the subject, who turned and began running from the officer. The officer was joined by his K9 partner and began pursuing the suspect, and lost sight of him. Officers from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol responded and a search of the area was conducted. The suspect was located by the K9 Officer and his K9 partner hiding in the rafters of an outbuilding, and quickly gave up and surrendered. The suspect was found not to be the wanted domestic violence suspect and was identified as 40 year old Ernest Allen Choate, of Ukiah, who had a warrant for his arrest for violating parole. Choate was arrested for the parole warrant and also charged with resisting arrest.

On January 12th at about 11:40 AM Ukiah Police stopped a vehicle being driven by 32 year old Chelsea Ann Allen, of Ukiah, in the 400 block of North Dora Street. The interior of the vehicle smelled of marijuana, and a search of the vehicle revealed marijuana as well as prescription morphine tablets. Allen did not have a prescription for the drug, and was arrested for possessing a narcotic and for driving without a driver’s license.

On January 12th at about 3:40 PM Ukiah Police stopped a vehicle being driven by 25 year old Juan Pablo Duran, of Ukiah, in the 200 block of Magnolia Street. Officers identified the passenger in the vehicle as 20 year old Abel Madueno, also of Ukiah. The interior of the vehicle smelled of marijuana, and several grams of marijuana was located on the front seat. A further search of the vehicle revealed approximately 3 pounds of marijuana packaged into 1 increments, which Duran said belonged to him. Madueno was found to possess a methamphetamine smoking pipe, as well as several small baggies of methamphetamine and additional empty baggies. Duran was arrested for possessing and transporting marijuana for sale and for violating parole, and Madueno was arrested for possessing methamphetamine for sale and drug paraphernalia.

On January 15th at about 7:56 PM Officers responded to the 200 block of Cherry Street to serve a felony arrest warrant. While attempting to serve the arrest warrant, Officers were contacted by a different subject who was later identified as Wesley Shultz, born in 1969. Shultz showed objective symptoms of being under the influence of a Central Nervous System stimulant. Shultz was found to be in possession of a loaded .45 caliber handgun concealed on his person. Shultz was arrested for being armed while under the influence of a controlled substance and the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force and the Ukiah Police Department Detective Division was called in to assist with the investigation.

A search warrant was authored for Shultz’s residence. Upon the service of the search warrant 19 additional firearms, an improvised explosive device, and homemade gun silencers were located and seized as evidence.

Shultz was booked into the Mendocino County Jail for the following violations:

11550(e) H&S- Possession of a firearm while under the influence of a controlled substance

12305 H&S- Possession of an explosive device

33410 PC- Possession of a silencer

12022(a)(1) PC- Armed during the commission of a felony

Prepared by Captain Justin Wyatt

Safety · Professionalism · Community Service