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Press releases from the Ukiah Police Department will appear below. For press releases, please check our Archive.

Press Release - Case # 20-2021

On 9/15/2020 at approx. 2149 hours, Ukiah Police Department was notified of a large fire in the area north of Mason Street between Clara Avenue and Ford Street. UPD Officers arrived on scene to find the wooden railroad trestle and multiple trees above the trestle fully engulfed in flames. UPD Officers... (Read more →)

Press Release - Case # 20-2015

On 9/14/2020 at approx. 2256 hours, A UPD Officer was patrolling the area of 400 Mason Street when he came into contact with a 2006 Honda Civic for a traffic violation. The Officer contacted the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle and identified him as 19 year old Jonathan Cervantes of Ukiah. As the... (Read more →)

Press Release - Case # 20-1953

Date: 09/08/2020 Time of Call: 4:46 AM Location/Victim: 859 N. State St. Ukiah (Redwood Tree Service Station) Crime:  451(d) PC-Arson (Felony)               454(a)(2) PC-Arson During a State of Emergency (Felony)               1203.2 PC-Violation of Probation (Misdemeanor) ... (Read more →)

Press Release - Cases # 20-2000, 20-1822 & 20-1789

Date:           September 13, 2020 Locations:   300 block of S. Orchard Ave., Ukiah Suspect:       Luis Martin Ortiz, 33-year-old male of Ukiah Violations:   2800.4 CVC:         Reckless evading (Felony)                      3455... (Read more →)

Press Release - Case # 20-1980

Date:          September 11, 2020 Locations:  700 block of S. Orchard Ave., Ukiah                      US 101, Hopland                      20581 Mountain House Rd., Hopland Suspect #1: 17-year-old male (Ukiah)                   ... (Read more →)

Press Release - Case # 20-1968 - Arson During State of Emergency

DATE: September 9, 2020 TIME OF CALL: 1:35 PM LOCATION: 248 HOSPITAL DR. UKIAH CRIME: 451(c) PC-ARSON (felony), 454(a)(2) PC-ARSON DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCEY (felony) SUSPECT: GRAY, MICHELE LEA (3/20/72) AKA HUEY, MICHELE (W/F LUCERNE, CA.) VICTIM: UKIAH VALLEY ADVENTIST HEALTH ... (Read more →)

Press Release - Case # 20-1924

Date: September 4, 2020 Location: 1400 block of S. State St., Ukiah Suspect: Kylee Petersen, 31-year-old female of Santa Rosa Violations: 10851(a)CVC: Vehicle theft (Felony) 594(b)(1) PC: Vandalism in excess of $400.00 (Felony) 23152(c) CVC: Unlawful operation of a vehicle by a drug addict... (Read more →)

Press Release 20-1842 Willful Discharge of a Firearm at an Inhabited Dwelling (Felony)

Date: August 27, 2020 Location: 700 block of S. Orchard Ave., Ukiah Suspect(s): Unknown Violation: 246 PC: Willful Discharge of a Firearm at an Inhabited Dwelling (Felony) On August 27, 2020 at approximately 12:13 AM, Officers were dispatched to the area surrounding S. Orchard Avenue for numerous 911... (Read more →)

Press Release - Case # 20-1799 - Negligent Discharge of a Firearm

Date: August 22, 2020 Locations: 700 block of Sidnie St., Ukiah Suspect: Unknown Violations: 246.3(a) PC: Negligent Discharge of a Firearm (Felony) On August 22, 2020 at approximately 2:10 AM, Officers were dispatched to the area of 548 Ford Street for numerous 911 calls reporting gun shots heard in the... (Read more →)

Press Release - Cases # 20-1779 & 20-1780 - Multiple Arsons

On 8/19/20, at approx. 11 AM, UPD Officers and Ukiah Valley Fire Dept. responded to a vegetation fire in the creek behind Oak Manor School (400 Oak Manor Dr.). Upon arrival, a citizen was extinguishing the fire with a garden hose. A UPD Officer was able to fully extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher. At the... (Read more →)

Press Release - UPD Cases # 20-1768, 20-1769, 20-1770, 20-1771, 20-1772, 20-1775, 20-1776, 20-1777 - Multiple Arsons

On 8/18/2020 at approx. 2143 hours, UPD Officers were dispatched to the area of 1200 Airport Park Boulevard for a report of a vegetation fire. UPD Officers arrived on scene and located three separate vegetation fires in the area. Ukiah Valley Fire Department and Cal Fire firefighters arrived on scene and began... (Read more →)

Press Release - UPD Cases #20-1733 & #20-1734 - Arsons

On 8/16/2020 at approx. 0621 hours, UPD Officers were dispatched to 814 N. State Street regarding a report of a fire behind the business. UPD Officers arrived on scene and located a debris pile behind the business that was on fire and threatening the structure. UPD Officers retrieved fire extinguishers from their... (Read more →)