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Ukiah Man Arrested After Last Night’s Ukiah Police Pursuit Reportedly Had Been Driving Around Town ‘Dancing and Removing His Clothing’ Before Incident

The following is a press release issued by 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:

Marcelino E. Anguiano [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

On 09/25/2021 at about 8:54 PM, a Ukiah PD Officer was on patrol and was in the 100 block of E.  Standley St, when his attention was drawn to a blue sedan that was stopped in the roadway, straddling both lanes of traffic. Prior to this time and within the preceding two hours; UPD Officers had been dispatched to two separate disturbances with a vehicle matching this vehicle’s appearance. Both prior calls for service involved a male who had been entering and exiting his vehicle, dancing and removing his clothing in public.  On both prior calls for service the male and the vehicle left prior to Officers’ arrival. Suspecting the driver of this vehicle could be intoxicated and based on the observed violation; the Officer initiated an enforcement stop of the blue sedan, by activating the patrol vehicle’s emergency lights. The sedan drove over a curb and initially yielded within the 100 block of N. State Street. Within moments, the driver, who was later identified as  Marcelino E. Anguiano, performed a U-turn and fled northbound in the vehicle on N. State Street.  

[Photograph provided by Janella Alanzo Lanzo]

Throughout the next nine minutes Anguiano failed to yield for Officers and committed numerous traffic violations that included driving on the wrong side of the roadway, failure to stop for posted Stop signs/lights and driving across or upon a sidewalk. UPD requested the assistance of CHP and spike strips were deployed in  an attempt to end the pursuit, but these measures were unsuccessful. The pursuit passed through several residential and business districts within the City. The pursuit ultimately ended following a collision involving the blue sedan and another vehicle within the 100 block of E. Gobbi Street. The collision caused the blue sedan to roll onto its passenger side. The other vehicle involved in the collision struck an MTA bus stop and another vehicle that was parked in the Safeway parking lot. Anguiano was detained without further incident.  The occupant of the parked vehicle complained of pain and was transported to AHUV for treatment. The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured.  

Anguiano was found to be on probation for a prior violation of 2800.1 CVC (Evading a Police Officer).  His probation included a term of “obey all laws”. Following his arrest, Anguiano was transported to the  MCSO Jail and was booked on the above-noted violations. He is currently being held at the jail and has a bail set at $ 35,000.00. UPD would like to thank the MCSO and the CHP for their assistance with this incident. 

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  1. This is real dumb, a car chase in a city or anywhere, law enforcement has no right to endanger every body,s life, to grab a perp. They got aircraft spike strips radios, an stoolies. what is with the chase?

  2. Yes it did an just to let the people of city no that the officer has repidly assulted him so he got scared he put hazord lights on looking for a sheriff also he’s gots assbirger sydruim and theyve know that for years since he was a kid so we need to stand up for are mentally disabled citenzen of are community…… Stand up Marcelino E. Anguiano cuz he was scared an not trying to hurt anyone at all…..

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