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Ukiah Post Office Employees Detain Felon After Attack; Police Find Him in Possession of Firearm


This is a press release from the Ukiah Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On 7/31/20 at approximately 0758 hours, UPD officers were dispatched to a report of a physical altercation in the back parking lot of the Ukiah Post Office (671 S. Orchard Ave.). 

The first UPD officer to arrive on scene located four post office employees holding a suspect (later identified as Timothy Raybould) to the ground. The officer exited his patrol vehicle and quickly detained Raybould in handcuffs with the assistance of the post office employees. While performing a pat-search of Raybould the officer located a loaded magazine to a .40 caliber Glock pistol in Raybould’s pants pocket. 

Once the altercation had ended the officer learned that one of the post office employees was injured and unable to stand. The officer requested an ambulance respond to his location to provide aid for the injured post office employee. The injured post office employee was ultimately transported by ambulance to UVMC to receive medical treatment. 

The officer interviewed the involved post office employees and learned that Raybould was associated with a vehicle that was parked in the back-parking lot of the post office (employee only area). Raybould was observed looking into employee vehicles and acting suspicious. A post office employee contacted Raybould and advised him he needed to leave the property. Raybould attacked the post office employee and the employee attempted to defend himself. Two other post office employees exited the post office and assisted their co-worker that was being attacked. At some point during the altercation all four individuals fell to the ground, causing the injury to the post office employee mentioned above. Raybould was detained and held on the ground until law enforcement arrived. 

UPD officers advised Raybould he was under arrest and performed a search of his property. While searching Raybould’s backpack officers located a loaded Glock model 22 pistol. Also, while searching Raybould’s vehicle, officers located suspected methamphetamine. 

A records check was performed on Raybould. It was determined Raybould was a convicted felon, making it illegal for him to possess a firearm or ammunition. Raybould was found to be on active parole out of Oregon and had an active felony warrant for his arrest for violation of his parole. Raybould displayed objective signs and symptoms of being under the influence of a CNS stimulant. 

Raybould was booked at the Mendocino County Jail for the above listed offenses. UPD officers contacted a judge and requested a bail enhancement on Raybould, which resulted in Raybould’s bail being set at $85,000.00. 

The featured image is a photo of Timothy Raybould from the Mendocino County Sheriff Booking Logs



  1. Personally I’m so appreciative that we (in Mendocino County) have NOT made any moves to “de-fund” our local law enforcement officials. I understand that there ARE bad policemen out there, and that there ARE necessary improvements to be made in law enforcement policies; but i have great respect for our Mendocino County Sherriff Department, and the Willits Police Department.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Playing it By Ear: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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