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Press Release - UPD Case #23-2581 Attempted Murder

Date: 12-30-2023

Location: 749 South State Street, Ukiah

Victim(s): 29-year-old Ukiah female
50-year-old Ukiah male

Suspect(s): 16-year-old Ukiah male

Violation(s): 664/187 PC- Attempted Murder
245(a)(1) PC- Assault with Deadly Weapon
647(f) PC- Public Intoxication

On 12-30-2023 at approximately 12:32am, Ukiah Police Department (UPD) personnel received a call from a
hysterical female subject requesting an emergency response to 749 South State Street. The female caller stated
that she had been stabbed by an unknown male subject. UPD Officers responded to the location and located a
29-year-old female from Ukiah lying on the ground covered in blood. UPD Officer’s requested Code 3
(Emergency) response from medical personnel and began performing medical aid to the victim.

The victim had a single stab wound to her left shoulder just above the armpit. Officer’s attempted to gather
information on possible suspect description or direction of travel with little information provided by the victim,
due to her state of shock. Once medical personnel arrived on scene and transported the victim to Adventist
Health Ukiah Valley (AHUV) Emergency Room. UPD Officer’s began canvassing the area for potential leads
or witnesses.

A 50-year-old male from Ukiah approached two UPD Officer’s and told them that a male subject had just tried
to stab him. This victim provided a description of the suspect as a male wearing grey sweatpants, dark jacket,
baseball hat, and longer curly hair. This information was broadcasted on the radio to other UPD Officer’s.
Shortly after a UPD Sergeant observed a subject matching that exact description walking eastbound across
South State Street from Observatory Avenue. The subject appeared to be heavily intoxicated, and began
walking northbound in the middle of South State Street before entering the parking lot area of Express Mart
(998 S. State Street).

Due to the circumstances of this investigation the UPD Sergeant activated his emergency lights, exited his
vehicle, drew his department issued firearm, and ordered the male subject to the ground. The male subject
complied, and was detained in handcuffs. A fixed blade kitchen knife (Serrated steak knife) was immediately
located inside of the suspects front hooded sweatshirt pocket. The suspect was determined to be a 16-year-old
male so he was not questioned regarding the incident. He was placed under arrest for public intoxication and
transported to the UPD.

During the course of the UPD investigation, the female victim positively identified the 16-year-old male as the
suspect that stabbed her. The female victim later told Officer’s that she was walking northbound on the east
sidewalk of South State Street in the 700 block, when unprovoked, the suspect approached her and made two
stabbing motions towards her person. She was able to avoid the first, however the second entered her left
shoulder. The male suspect then immediately fled the area.

The 16-year-old male was taken to AHUV ER for a medical clearance due to his intoxication level prior to
incarceration in the Mendocino County Juvenile Hall. He was later booked for attempted murder of the female
victim, assault with a deadly weapon on the male victim, and public intoxication. This investigation is ongoing
and any witnesses to this crime are urged to contact the Ukiah Police Department.

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Download: 23-2581.pdf