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Ukiah Man Beaten with a Rock and Robbed of Belongings Resulting in the Arrest of a Suspect


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:

Jason Kreuz [Mugshot provided by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

On 10/07/2021 at about 1050 AM, Ukiah PD Officers were dispatched to Adventist Health Ukiah  Valley (AHUV) regarding an assault victim who was in the Emergency Department. Upon arrival, Officers learned the male victim had sustained injuries to his head and that the assault occurred in the area of Orr Creek and near N. State Street. The victim reported being attacked with a rock, by a male who was unknown to him.  The victim was struck on the head, knocked to the ground, struck several more times and told to give the suspect all of his personal belongings. The victim complied, due to being in fear of further injury, and gave the suspect numerous personal belongings. The belongings included cash, rings, his shoes, backpacks, banking cards as well as his wallet. The victim reported the suspect threatened him with a knife as well. The victim provided a description of the suspect, which included very distinct shoes. The victim stated that following the attack he walked to AHUV.  

Officers responded to the area along which the victim traveled to AHUV and were able to locate a trail of blood. Following the trail, they arrived at Orr Creek, in the area of the 600 block of N. State Street. Upon entering the creek bed, they observed Jason Kreuz walking toward them. He was wearing shoes that matched the ones described by the victim and he also matched the physical description of the suspect. Kreuz confirmed he had been in an altercation with a male, regarding property. Kreuz was found to be on probation, from Lake  County for a prior 245 PC conviction, and his probation specified that he was subject to search. A search was conducted of Kreuz and the victim’s bloody property was located in his possession. Officers located the scene of the attack and located further evidence which supported the victim’s account of the incident. Kreuz was placed under arrest without incident and was subsequently booked into the MCSO Jail. Kreuz’ bail was set at  $100,000.00. The victim was treated at AHUV and was released.  


  1. After the last decade of local news reports, I think the conclusion is stay away from local creeks, and especially keep your young ones away from local creeks

  2. No. I refuse to be prevented from living a normal civilized lifestyle in my community. My taxes paid for those trails and parks. How about putting these violent mental cases away from those of us who actually are the glue that holds together civilization. One quick study of the visage says it all. Are we to carry weapons in order to protect ourselves? That’s the role of the police and the “woke” DA. Hold them accountable.

  3. The victim walked to the hospital, was treated, and walked away. This is the value of common-sense gun laws. Rocks do plenty of damage, but guns leave few witnesses and more work for the coroner.

    • Do away with plow shares. Shocking how many are filling the streets. Bus em to newsom. He’s got heart for em and tons of money to provide for them. Ukiah’s a bad sight. Not safe for kids anymore. Bus em all out. Please.

  4. The homeless population has doubled, or more! People everywhere chasing you down for money. I walk the trails too…constantly looking around. I refuse to let this shit stop me. I have every right to walk where I want. So is the UPD going to issue us stun guns or mace? Can someone patrol these trails?

    • Jason Kreuz molested me on a trail beside a creek bed and not going to lie it felt good. He didn’t bash my skull in with a rock so it was a good day.

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

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