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 01/19/2022 at about 9:56 AM, UPD Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 700 block of Waugh Ln. for a report of a physical fight in progress among multiple male subjects. On arrival Officers contacted an adult male with moderate injuries in the parking area of the complex.
The victim advised he had been involved in an altercation with another adult male, identified as Jose Estrada Wirt. The victim stated that during a verbal exchange with Estrada Wirt moments earlier, Estrada Wirt displayed a knife toward him in a threatening manner. Estrada Wirt then entered an SUV in the parking lot as the victim was talking with another male subject. Estrada Wirt then drove at the victim and rammed him with the front of the vehicle. Estrada Wirt then fled the location in the vehicle. Estrada Wirt was not located at that time.
Officers had Medical personnel respond and assess the victim’s injuries. The victim was ultimately transported to the Hospital. Officers obtained witness statements and surveillance video which corroborated the victim’s account of events. A locate and arrest BOLO (Be on the lookout) was issued for Estrada Wirt for assault with a deadly weapon and brandishing of a weapon.
On 01/19/22 at approximately 1600 hours, Officers responded to a residence in the 2100 block of S. State St. after learning Estrada Wirt may have been at the location. On arrival, Officers made contact with Estrada Wirt at the residence where he was taken into custody without incident.
Estrada Wirt was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked for the listed violations.