Press Release October 31, 2012

On October 31st at about 12:40 AM a Ukiah Police K9 Officer was taking a report in the 700 block of South Dora Street. The officer heard a loud noise from across the street, and observed 22 year old Jordan Quinn Nunez, of Ukiah, climbing a fence from the backyard of a residence. The officer attempted to contact Nunez, who fled on foot and jumped another fence and into a separate yard. The officer engaged in a foot pursuit of Nunez but soon lost sight of him, then quickly determined Nunez had exited the yard and ran west along Pomolita Way.

The officer retrieved his K9 partner and a perimeter of the area was established with assistance from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. Utilizing the K9, Nunez was "tracked" and was found to have continued on Pomolita Way, turned north on South Spring Street, and then west on West Mill Street. Another officer then spotted Nunez on Mill Street near McPeak Street, and Nunez continued fleeing and into the backyard of a residence in the 500 block of West Mill Street. Nunez was observed jumping more fences and changing directions, and the officers again lost sight of Nunez.

Believing Nunez was still contained within the perimeter, a more systemic search of the area was commenced utilizing the police K9. Officers found indications a subject had recently entered the garage of a residence in the 500 block of West Mill Street, and then saw Nunez hiding under the parked vehicle. Nunez refused to cooperate with officers and the K9 was deployed, and Nunez kicked the animal several times in the face. Nunez then stopped physically resisting and indicated he would cooperate, and was quickly taken into custody.

Nunez was on probation for burglary, and is known to Ukiah Police Officers and has violently resisted arrest and attacked officers in the past. Nunez was arrested for burglary, resisting arrest, assault on a police K9, violating probation, and for an outstanding felony arrest warrant. After being treated at the Ukiah Valley Medical Center for minor injuries, Nunez was booked into the Mendocino County Jail.

Prepared by Captain Justin Wyatt