Ukiah Police Arrest Man After Traffic Stop Finds Vehicle was Stolen Out of Georgia

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:

On 10/25/2021 at about 4:02 PM, a Ukiah PD Officer was on patrol and observed a vehicle driving approximately 65 MPH in the 1000 block of N. State St., a violation of 22350 CVC. The Officer performed an enforcement stop on the vehicle, a 2021 Nissan sedan. UPD’s dispatch advised the Officer that the Nissan had been reported stolen out of Georgia. Due to the inherent dangers associated with contacting persons in possession of a stolen vehicle; a high-risk (Felony) contact was initiated and the two occupants of the vehicle were removed from the vehicle without incident.  

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Charles G. Christian and he was found to be on CDCR  Parole for a prior felony conviction. In the course of the investigation it was learned Christian rented the  Nissan from an Enterprise Rent-A-Car location, in North Carolina, and never returned the vehicle. This prompted the vehicle to be reported as stolen to Georgia law enforcement. Christian admitted he knew the vehicle had been reported as stolen but did not return the vehicle to Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Christian’s Parole terms included a term of “Obey all laws”. Christian was placed under arrest for the aforementioned violations and transported to the MCSO Jail. He was held on a No Bail status, due to the Parole violation. The passenger was found to be uninvolved and was released from the scene. 

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