Saturday, September 23, 2023

Garberville Woman Booked for Superficially Cutting a Man’s Throat, Says UPD


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:

Tatiana Franco Cortez [Mugshot provided by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

 On 01/19/2022 at about 9:13 AM, UPD Officers were dispatched to 150 Luce Ave. for a report of a  female that had just cut a male victim’s throat. Dispatch advised that the suspect, later identified as Tatiana Franco Cortez, had left on foot and was still in possession of the knife.  

A responding Officer located Franco Cortez walking away in the area of S. State St. and Observatory  Ave. Additional Officers arrived and, based on the nature of the call and suspected possession of a weapon,  Franco Cortez was taken into custody at gunpoint.  

Officers and Medical personnel responded to 150 Luce Ave. where the victim was located. It was learned that the victim in fact had lacerations to his throat but the wounds were superficial. It was learned that the victim had been eating breakfast in a common room of the facility prior to the assault. The victim and witnesses present stated that Franco Cortez attacked the victim without provocation. Franco Cortez became angry with the victim and began shouting at him for an unknown reason. Franco Cortez withdrew a knife and placed it against his throat, causing the cuts to his neck. Franco Cortez then fled the location on foot as bystanders contacted Police.  

Franco Cortez was in possession of a folding knife in a locked open position concealed on her person when she was located. The victim in this case desired prosecution of Franco Cortez for the assault. Franco  Cortez was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where she was booked for the listed violations. 

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  1. When are we going to use the advice of the consultant Dr. Marbut, so we can rid our community of this unnecessary decay. WHEN? I think the taxpayers who paid for this study deserve a clear answer. Why aren’t we? Because the non profits who feast off this population won’t let us? City Manager….answer please.

  2. Read the daily police logs the homeless cannot sleep or congregat anywhere except these hell hole shelters and rehab tax sucking public outhouses. Did you ever stay in a homeless shelter? Ever stay in the Low Gap In? Violence and theft are served alongside meals. The homeless will not go away but they will get more and more nasty. Go around kicking every stray dog and you will get bit.

  3. Your hate is showing Sean.

    Were you indoctrinated to hate and show yout racism by your parents?
    Or are you just an emotional idiot all on your own parroting racist propaganda?

    Where are you when white skinned folk do similar or worse shit?

    You are a small man Sean

  4. Facility. Building Bridges day center attracts crime, read the police logs. So State St, and Observatory area. And what about the guy that broke into an apartment On Observatory terrorizing the residents. It is unfair to the neighborhoods impacted by this failed “facility”.

  5. Everything attracts crime. Day center is better than nothing, hopefully it helps some people. One incident could have happened without the day center.

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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