Press Releases

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

Press Release - Case #20-1499

Press Release – Case #20-1499 Date: July 22,2020 Location: 200 Talmage Rd. Suspect: Robert Curtis James Jr. Offenses: 29800(a)(1) PC – Felon in Possession of a Firearm                 33210 PC – Short Barreled Shotgun                 3455(b)(1) PC – Violation of PRCS        ... (Read more →)

Press Release - Cases #20-1463 & #20-1464

UPD Case #20-1463 Suspect:   Langley, Michael Anthony 12-8-89 transient Ukiah Date:   7/16/20 Location:   600 block of Talmage Rd. Ukiah Offenses:   69(a) PC-Felony-Resist/deter law enforcement officer with force 11377(a) HS-Misdemeanor-Possession of a controlled substance... (Read more →)

Press Release - Case #20-1316 - Vehicle Theft

On 6/29/2020 at approx. 2048 hours, UPD Officers were dispatched to a report of a theft of a vehicle which had just occurred from Safeway, 653 S. State Street. UPD Officers arrived on scene and learned that the victim of the vehicle theft had given a ride to a male adult and had left him in the vehicle while she... (Read more →)

Chief's Message - California Leading the Way

A message from the Chief – I would like to share the latest information from the California Police Chief’s Association with the announcement of their recently released platform – “California Leading the Way”. California’s standards for police training and policy leads the nation in many ways, and... (Read more →)

Press Release - UPD Case #20-1138 - Stolen Vehicle

On 6/12/2020 at approx. 1434 hours, the Ukiah Police Department was notified of a vehicle that had been left parked in a private driveway on Lewis Lane. The driver of the vehicle said that he was unable to move it and left the scene. UPD Officers arrived on scene and learned that the vehicle had recently been... (Read more →)

Press Release - Training Procedures & Policies

The Ukiah Police Department has received a number of inquiries recently related to its training procedures and policies, particularly related to the use of force. Our policies and training documents are available online on our website, at Our policies serve as a guide to our personnel in the... (Read more →)

Press Release - Case #20-0943

Download PDF Press Release here. Date:  May 19, 2020 Location:  1401 S. State St., Ukiah Suspect:  Justin Michael Malugani, 33-year-old of Ukiah Violations:  452(d) PC: Unlawfully Causing Fire         1203.2(a) PC:        Violation of Probation ... (Read more →)

Press Release - Case #20-0930 - Arson Arrest

On 5/16/2020 at approx. 1027 Hours, Ukiah Police Department was notified on a 911 call reporting a fire in the 100 block of Lewis Lane. UPD Dispatchers transferred the call to Howard Forest who dispatched the Ukiah Valley Fire Authority to the fire. UPD Officers arrived on scene and noticed that a large... (Read more →)

Press Release - Cases # 20-0889, 20-0890 & 20-0891 - Multiple Arsons

PRESS RELEASE - CASES # 20-0889, 20-0890, 20-0891 - MULTIPLE ARSONS Date:             May 6, 2020 Locations:  1205 Airport Park Blvd., Ukiah                      1 600 block of Airport Rd., Ukiah                      300 block of Talmage Rd., Ukiah ... (Read more →)

COVID-19 Health Officer Update - April 17, 2020

County Health Officer Dr. Noemi Doohan gives an update on the stat of COVID-19 in Mendocino County. Watch the video here: (Read more →)

Updated Press Release - UPD Case #20-0780 - Assault with a Deadly Weapon

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE - UPD CASE #20-0708 - Assault with a Deadly Weapon DATE:   04/02/20 TIME OF CALL:   8:47 AM LOCATION/VICTIM:   1000 block of S. State St. CRIME:   245(a)(1) PC Assault with a Deadly Weapon-Felony SUSPECT:   Nott, Adam Link 32-year-old male, Ukiah transient   On... (Read more →)


Press Release UPD Case # 20-0745   On 4/10/2020 at approx. 1148 hours, A Ukiah Police Officer was travelling northbound in the 600 block of S. State Street when he observed two vehicles travelling southbound side by side at an extremely high rate of speed. As the vehicles approached the Officer, their speed... (Read more →)