Suspect(s): Marcelino E. Anguiano, 41-year-old male of Ukiah
Violations: 2800.4 CVC - Evading a Police Officer (wrong side of roadway) Felony
2800.2(a) CVC - Evading a Police Officer (reckless driving) Felony
23104(a) CVC - Reckless driving with injury Misdemeanor
1203.2(a) PC - Violation of probation Misdemeanor
On 09/22/2021 at about 8:54 PM, a Ukiah PD Officer was on patrol and was in the 100 block of E. Standley St, when his attention was drawn to a blue sedan that was stopped in the roadway, straddling both lanes of traffic. Prior to this time and within the preceding two hours; UPD Officers had been dispatched to two separate disturbances with a vehicle matching this vehicle’s appearance. Both prior calls for service involved a male who had been entering and exiting his vehicle, dancing and removing his clothing in public. On both prior calls for service the male and the vehicle left prior to Officers’ arrival. Suspecting the driver of this vehicle could be intoxicated and based on the observed violation; the Officer initiated an enforcement stop of the blue sedan, by activating the patrol vehicle’s emergency lights. The sedan drove over a curb and initially yielded within the 100 block of N. State Street. Within moments, the driver, who was later identified as Marcelino E. Anguiano, performed a U-turn and fled northbound in the vehicle on N. State Street.
Throughout the next nine minutes Anguiano failed to yield for Officers and committed numerous traffic violations that included driving on the wrong side of the roadway, failure to stop for posted Stop signs / lights and driving across or upon a sidewalk. UPD requested the assistance of CHP and spike strips were deployed in an attempt to end the pursuit, but these measures were unsuccessful. The pursuit passed through several residential and business districts within the City. The pursuit ultimately ended following a collision involving the blue sedan and another vehicle within the 100 block of E. Gobbi Street. The collision caused the blue sedan to roll onto its passenger side. The other vehicle involved in the collision struck an MTA bus stop and another vehicle that was parked in the Safeway parking lot. Anguiano was detained without further incident. The occupant of the parked vehicle complained of pain and was transported to AHUV for treatment. The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured.
Anguiano was found to be on probation for a prior violation of 2800.1 CVC (Evading a Police Officer). His probation included a term of “obey all laws”. Following his arrest, Anguiano was transported to the MCSO Jail and was booked on the above noted violations. He is currently being held at the jail and has a bail set at $ 35,000.00. UPD would like to thank the MCSO and the CHP for their assistance with this incident.
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