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Press Release - UPD Case #23-1044 - Domestic Dispute

Date: 5-24-2023
Location: 200 Block of Thomas St, Ukiah, CA 
Victim(s): Withheld Female + State of California 

Suspect: Andru Cambell; 23-year-old male from Ukiah 
273.5(a) PC – Felony Domestic Battery 
273.6(a) PC – Violation of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order 
148(a)(1) PC – Resist or Delay a Peace Officer. 
1203.2(a) PC – Violation of Probation
Bail: $25,000
Suspect: Cornelio Martinez; 52-year-old male from Ukiah
Misdemeanor Warrant – 853.7 PC, $1000 bail. 
Misdemeanor Warrant – 853.7 PC $ 2500 bail 
Misdemeanor Warrant – 166.4 PC $1000 bail
Citation Issued
Suspect: Vanessa Campbell; 47-year-old female from Ukiah 
Misdemeanor Warrant – 166.4 PC, $5000 bail
Citation Issued

On 5-24-2023, at about 1929 hours, Ukiah PD officers were dispatched to a report of a distressed pregnant female who described being choked by her ex-boyfriend, 23-year-old, Andru Campbell. Andru was the restrained person in a domestic violence restraining order and was on probation out of Mendocino County for domestic violence charges. The victim received medical care at a local area hospital.

Officers responded to the 200 block of Thomas St. and Andru was spotted as he hid to avoid police contact. Bystanders in the area affirmed the officers’ observations that the suspect had not left the location and nearby residents allowed officers to utilize their property for vantage points as well as to narrow the perimeter. Officers narrowed the location of the suspect down to a building on the 200 block of Thomas Street. After several failed attempts were made to convince the suspect to voluntarily comply, a warrant was granted for the search and arrest of Andru at that location.

Officer’s provided knock and notice, a procedure of announcing officers’ presence and intention to force entry pursuant to a warrant, and received no response. They began to use tools to force entry and the occupants yelled out that they would comply. The occupants unlocked and opened the door and complied as they were given commands to exit the building at gunpoint. Cornelio Martinez (52), Vanessa Campbell (47), and Andru Campbell were all detained in handcuffs.

Cornelio and Vanessas had local misdemeanor warrants and were issued citations to appear in court. Andru was lodged at the Mendocino County Jail for the above listed violations.

UPD would like to thank the publics cooperation and assistance with this investigation. As always, UPD’s mission is to make Ukiah as safe a place as possible. If you would like to know more about crime in your neighborhood, you can sign up for telephone, cellphone, and email notifications by clicking the Nixle button on our website;



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