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Press Release - UPD Case #22-0734 - Reckless Evading

Date: 04-25-2022

Location: N. Orchard Ave. @ Brush St. / KUKI Ln. @ Millview Rd.

Suspect: Joseph A. Hoaglin (28-year-old male of Ukiah)

Violations: 2800.2(A) CVC – Reckless Evading (Felony)

                   4463(A)(1) CVC - Forged / altered vehicle registration / plate (Felony)


On 04-25-2022, at approximately 10:55 AM, a UPD Officer was on patrol in the area of N. Orchard Ave. and Brush St. when he observed a motorcycle being driven. The Officer had previously seen this motorcycle parked in a local hotel parking lot with no license plates affixed to it. The Officer had also seen it with license plates affixed to it that did not match the make or model of this motorcycle, a violation of 4463(A)(1) CVC. The rider appeared to notice the Officer and completed a U-turn, so as to avoid the Officer from following him. The Officer attempted an enforcement stop on the motorcycle / rider, but the rider accelerated southbound on N. Orchard Ave. The Officer activated his vehicle’s emergency lights and siren, but the rider failed to yield as required by law. The rider continued to evade the Officer while traveling throughout the City, traveling at speeds up to 85 MPH, failing to stop as required at intersections, and passing other vehicles in a reckless manner.

The rider proceeded to the 1400 block of N. Bush St., at which time he drove through a parking lot, through a gap in a chain link fence, into a dirt lot in attempt to elude capture. The rider exited the motorcycle and fled on foot. Officers pursued the rider, on foot, from the dirt lot toward the intersection of KUKI Ln. and Millview Rd. The rider refused to comply with lawful verbal commands given by Officers. At the intersection of KUKI Ln and Millview Rd. the rider stopped fleeing and was taken into custody without further incident. The rider was identified as Joseph A. Hoaglin. Hoaglin was transported to the MCSO Jail where he was booked on the above noted violations. He was held on $35,000.00 bail.

Officers verified the license plates that were affixed to the motorcycle did not belong on that vehicle. The motorcycle was towed from the scene and stored.

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