Date: February 6, 2021
Location: 1208 S. State St., Ukiah
Suspect: Artemio Ortega-Reyes, 37-year-old of Ukiah
Violations: 148.10(A) PC: Resist arrest causing serious bodily injury (Felony), 69 PC: Obstruct or resist arrest with force (Felony), 11377(A) HS: Possesion of a controlled substance (Misdemeanor), 11364(a) HS: Possession of drug paraphernalia
On February 6th at about 7:55 PM, Officers were dispatched to Motel 6, located at 1208 S. State St., regarding a male subject who was disturbing patrons at the motel and who refused to leave the property. A UPD Officer arrived and was directed to the location of the male subject. The Officer contacted the male, who was actively sweeping the dirt using a broom with a broken metal handle. The male was subsequently identified as Artemio Ortega-Reyes. The Officer observed Ortega-Reyes displayed symptoms of being under the influence of a stimulant. Ortega-Reyes was uncooperative, argumentative and refused to put down the broom. The Officer removed the broom from Ortega-Reyes’ possession and attempted to determine why he was on the property. Ortega-Reyes continued to be argumentative and follow the Officer’s lawful directions. Ortega-Reyes became confrontational and assumed a fighting stance. For officer safety reasons, the Officer attempted to detain Ortega-Reyes. Ortega-Reyes actively resisted the Officer. The Officer radioed for additional officers to assist, while attempting to subdue Ortega-Reyes. During the altercation the initial Officer suffered a broken hand and another Officer sustained an injury as well. Ortega-Reyes was ultimately taken into custody and a subsequent search of his pockets revealed suspected methamphetamine and a pipe used for smoking methamphetamine.
EMS arrived at the scene to access Ortega-Reyes’ injuries as well as the Officers’ injuries. Ortega-Reyes was treated at UVAH for minor injuries and was later booked at the MCSO Jail for the above-mentioned violations. Both Officers were also treated and released from UVAH.
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