The following is a press released issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 03-08-2021 at 10:22 P.M. a Deputy from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration in the 1100 block of Airport Park Boulevard in Ukiah, California.
The driver of the vehicle, Luis Manuel Ayala Ortiz, was contacted and identified by his California identification card and prior law enforcement contacts.
The Deputy requested Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch check Ortiz for warrants and probation status. The Deputy was advised Ortiz was on Mendocino County Formal Probation with terms to included search/seizure and obey all laws.
Ortiz was searched and the Deputy located a S-1BRE canister of Pepper Spray [22810 PC]. Ortiz is prohibited to possess pepper spray and was determined by the Deputy to be in violation of his probation terms [1203.2 PC].
Ortiz was arrested without incident and subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.