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Press Release - UPD Case #24-0112 - Hit & Run

Date: 01/18/2024
Location: 950 North State Street (Days Inn), Ukiah
Victim(s): City of Ukiah
Days Inn
Suspect #1: John Glenn Bostick
31-Year-Old Ukiah male.
Violations(s): 20002(a) CVC-Hit and Run Traffic Collision (Misdemeanor).

On 01/18/24, at approximately 3:30 pm, Ukiah Police Department (UPD) Officers were dispatched to a hit and run traffic collision at the Days Inn, 950 North State Street. Upon arrival, Officers saw extensive damage to a parked vehicle, trees and a structure belonging to the City of Ukiah and Days Inn. Officers learned the suspect vehicle was northbound on North State Street when it veered to the left, crossed over all lanes of traffic and collided with a vehicle that was parked at the west curb of North State Street. The vehicle then crossed over the sidewalk and uprooted two trees. One of the trees had a trunk diameter of 8-9 inches and was snapped off approximately 2-feet above the root ball. The vehicle then crossed into the parking lot of Days Inn and collided with the pool house, causing structural damage.

The Officers at the scene recognized the involved vehicle, which was a red, 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche. Officers knew this vehicle was involved in a previous hit and run that occurred two weeks prior. Officers knew the driver and owner of the vehicle was a John Bostick and he was arrested for the previous hit and run in the area of Lake Mendocino Drive. Officers suspected Bostick was also responsible for this hit and run as well.

Officers reviewed the security footage from the Days Inn and spoke to witnesses. Officers were able to confirm Bostick was the driver of the Chevrolet Avalanche from security footage. Officers responded to the Lake Mendocino Drive area to search for Bostick. UPD Detectives driving an unmarked vehicle saw Bostick walking northbound on the railroad tracks at Lake Mendocino Drive and detained him. Bostick was interviewed, arrested and booked at the Mendocino County Jail for misdemeanor hit and run.

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Download: 24-0112.pdf