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Press Release - UPD Case #24-0869- Flock Hit

Date: 05/02/2024

Location: 700 block of East Gobbi Street, Ukiah.       

Suspect #1: Tucker, Brett Richard 47-Year-Old Laytonville, CA male. 

Charges: 496d(a) PC, Possession of Stolen Property-Vehicle (Felony)

1203.2(a) PC, Violation of Probation (Felony)


On 05/02/2024 at approximately 9:23 am, Ukiah Police Department (UPD) received an alert from the FLOCK license plate reading camera system. The alert was for a stolen utility trailer traveling southbound on South State Street at Talmage Road. The trailer was being towed by a blue pick-up truck. A few minutes later, the truck and trailer were pictured on FLOCK traveling northbound on North State Street at Cherry Street. The trailer was reported stolen from the Laytonville, CA area back in 2020. 

UPD Officers responded to the area and found the truck and trailer traveling northbound on North State Street. They followed the vehicle as it turned eastbound on East Gobbi Street and continued traveling over the Highway 101 overpass. UPD Officers initiated a traffic stop at the 700 block of East Perkins Street. The driver, later identified as Brett Tucker, immediately stopped at the curb. Tucker complied with officer’s orders and was taken into custody without incident. 

There were two other adults and three children inside the vehicle. They were determined to not be associated with the stolen trailer and were released at the scene. The stolen trailer was towed from the scene and the truck was driven away by the registered owner. 

Tucker was interviewed and booked at the Mendocino County Jail for felony violation of 496d(a) PC, possession of stolen property-vehicle. Tucker was also found to be on felony probation out of Mendocino County for previous weapons charges (violation of 29800 PC) and was booked for violating his felony probation-1203.2(a)PC. 

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Download: 24-0869.pdf