Press Release - UPD Case # 22-0020

Press Release - UPD Case # 22-0020

Date:                01-05-2022     

Location:        1460 Lovers Lane.     

Suspect:          Francisco Enrique Gonzalez (32-year-old male of Ukiah)

Violations:      29800(a)(1) PC – Felon in possession of a firearm                                        Felony

                        30305(a)(1) PC - Felon prohibited from possessing ammunition                  Felony

                        3455(b)(1) PC -   Violation of Post Release Community Supervision           Felony

                        11370.1(A) HS - Possess a controlled substance while armed with a           Felony

                                                     loaded firearm

                        11377(A) HS -     Possess a controlled substance                                          Misdemeanor

                        Arrest warrant                                                                                                 Felony

Suspect:          McKenzie Drushawn Wilson (21-year-old female of Covelo)

Violations:      Arrest warrant x 2                                                                                           Misdemeanor

On 01/05/2022 at about 9:40 AM, UPD Officers were on patrol in the area of 1460 Lovers Lane (Chevron).  The Officers saw a male they knew from prior contacts (Francisco Gonzalez) exiting the store and walk over to a vehicle that was idling.  Gonzalez, opened the vehicle, placed items inside and then made eye contact with the Officers.  He walked back inside the store.  The Officers were aware there was an active Felony arrest warrant for Gonzalez.  While awaiting other Officers to arrive at the location, a female (McKenzie Wilson) exited passenger side of the same vehicle, entered the store and met with Gonzalez.  

Officers entered the store and placed Gonzalez under arrest without incident for the arrest warrant.  Officers contacted Wilson and learned she had two active warrants for her arrest.  She was arrested without incident.  A search of Gonzalez’s person revealed approximately 4.8grams of suspected methamphetamine.  Gonzalez also showed to be on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) and his terms included search & seizure without warrant and obey all laws.  Based on his possession of the suspected methamphetamine, he was in violation of his PRCS terms. 

While at the scene, Officers were contacted by the owner of the vehicle that Gonzalez and McKenzie were associated with.  The owner advised that although they were related to Gonzalez, he did not have permission to drive the vehicle.  The owner granted permission to have the Officers conduct a search of the vehicle.  The search resulted in the discovery of a cloth bag that was located next to the driver’s seat.  Inside the bag were two loaded firearms (pistols) and a box of ammunition.  The bag bore writing that matched a unique tattoo that was on the back of Gonzalez’s head.  Gonzalez was found to have at least one prior Felony conviction, so he was prohibited from possessing firearms and / or ammunition. The owner of the vehicle took custody of their vehicle and did not wish to have Gonzalez charged with vehicle theft.  Further investigation confirmed Gonzalez a drove the vehicle to the location and only he and Wilson were inside the vehicle when they arrived at the Chevron.  Gonzalez and Wilson were transported and booked at the MCSO Jail. 

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