The following is a press release 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 12-26-2021 at 11:12 P.M. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a reported violation of a protective order in the 300 block of Lake Mendocino Drive in Ukiah, California.
The Deputies confirmed there was an active protective order in place.
Deputies learned an adult female had been receiving telephone calls from her ex-boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend, subsequently identified as Martin Paniagua-Moreno, called the adult female as the Deputies were talking to her, which violated the terms of the protective order.
The Deputies responded to the 1900 block of South Dora Street in Ukiah where they contacted Paniagua-Moreno.
The Deputies learned Paniagua-Moreno was on formal probation with terms to include “Obey all laws.” The Deputies developed probable cause to believe Paniagua-Moreno violated the protective order; which in turn violated his probation terms.
The Deputies arrested Paniagua-Moreno for 1203.2 PC (Felony Violation of Probation) and 273.6 PC (Misdemeanor Violation of Domestic Protective Order).
Paniagua-Moreno was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a No Bail status due to the nature of the charges.