Press Release - UPD Case # 20-0013
On 1/2/2020 at approx. 1350 hours, a UPD Officers was dispatched to the area of 1100 Mulberry Street for a
report of a suspicious male adult in a vehicle. UPD Officers were advised that the male adult was possibly
associated with a previous UPD crime report where a handgun was brandished.
Upon arrival UPD Officers made contact with a male adult who was identified as Jorge Armando Sinudo-
Zavalla. During the contact, Sinudo-Zavalla attempted to flee from Officers on foot. After a short chase and a
brief struggle, Sinudo-Zavalla was taken into custody. Sinudo-Zavalla was found to be in possession of large
amounts of Methamphetamine, Heroin, Cocaine and Marijuana that were all packaged for the purpose of sale.
Sinudo-Zavalla was additionally found to be in possession of an unregistered 9mm handgun and ammunition.
Sinudo-Zavalla was subsequently placed under arrest for violations of 11370.1 HS (Possession of controlled
substance while armed with a firearm), 11378 HS (Possess methamphetamine for sale), 11351 HS
(Possession of Heroin/Cocaine for sale), 11379(b) HS (Possession of marijuana for sale) and 148(a)(1) PC
(Resisting arrest). Sinudo-Zavalla was booked at the MCSO jail.
As always our mission at the Ukiah Police Department is to make Ukiah as safe as possible. Additionally, the
Ukiah Police Department would like to thank the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance
with this incident.