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Ukiah Woman Flees and Hides From Law Enforcement in Calpella Garage Before Being Arrested


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:

Justine Norton [Picture from the MCSO Booking Logs]

On 03-31-2021 at 8:30 P.M. a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy was on routine patrol in the area of North State Street and Durable Mill Road in Calpella, California. 

The Deputy observed a dark colored sedan pull up to a garage type structure on Durable Mill Road.

The Deputy contacted the driver of the vehicle and identified her as Justine Norton.  The Deputy suspected Norton to be under the influence of a controlled substance. 

The Deputy knew Norton from prior law enforcement contacts and knew there to be an active felony warrant for her arrest. 

Norton fled on foot into the building and the Deputy pursued Norton, who attempted to hide next to some furniture.  The Deputy located Norton and verbally directed her to come out from her hiding spot.  

Norton attempted to flee again; however the Deputy was able to gain control of her.  Norton attempted to pull away from the Deputy and the two of them fell to the ground.  A short struggle ensued before the Deputy was able to secure Norton in handcuffs.  

Norton was found to be on pretrial release with a term of “Obey all Laws”.  There were two felony warrants and two misdemeanor warrants for Norton’s arrest. 

Norton was arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the arrest warrants as well as a new charge of 69 PC (Resisting or Threatening a Peace Officer) and 166(A)(1) PC (Contempt of Court Disorderly Behavior). 

Norton was to be held at the Mendocino County Jail in lieu of $117,500.00 bail.


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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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