Friday, December 9, 2022

Ukiah Resident Confronts Robber with Crowbar— Suspect Advances with Knife and Bolt Cutters

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Marco Fermin-Garcia [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Booking Logs]

Ukiah Police Department Lieutenant Andrew Phillips told us that last night’s armed robbery on Talmage Road was disrupted when the victim confronted the suspect. The robbery suspect, 30-year-old Marco Fermin Garcia, then retaliated threatening the resident with a knife and a pair of bolt cutters after which the resident retreated. UPD officers arrived on the scene and detained Fermin-Garcia without incident.

Initially, UPD officers were informed a burglary was in progress at a residence on the 600 block of Talmage Road after Lieutenant Phillips said the resident found Fermin “exiting his garage with a pair of tires.” The resident has reportedly “been the victim of several burglaries within the past month”, Lieutenant Phillips told us, hence the reason he armed himself with a crowbar.

Upon seeing Fermin-Garcia making off with the tires, the resident attempted to disrupt, “but Fermin advanced toward him while waving a set of bolt cutters and a knife at the victim.” As Fermin-Garcia advanced, “The victim retreated and in the process fell to the ground”, Lieutenant Phillips explained.

Officers arrived and detained Fermin-Garcia and successfully recovered and returned the tires to the victim. As UPD officers were processing the scene, a methamphetamine pipe was found in Fermin-Garcia’s possession. The victim was treated for abrasions by medical personnel as a result of his fall.

Fermin-Garcia was booked for felony robbery, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, possession of burglary tools, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

It must be stated that the charges described have not been proven in a court of law. In accordance with the legal principle of the presumption of innocence, any individual described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. This is only going to get worse. Our justice system is a joke and our border is wide open. So anyone and any thing can come on over. They will sooner of later find their way here. It’s time to stand up and be ready. The law will maybe show up but they will be booked and released with a promise to appear. It’s sickening to say the least.

  2. Too bad that when a cranked up burglar comes across a property owner and then pulls a knife the property owner doesn’t finish him. Glad the man defending himself with a crowbar wasn’t injured or killed….. It could reduce the willingness to steal from others if more thieves got the beatings they so deserve !

  3. Was Marco Fermin-Garcia born in the United States? I’m certain I’ll be branded a racist for asking this simple question. However, I ask it anyway. And, if he is an American, how did he come to this? Is he mentally ill? Did he leave school in the forth grade? Where does he get his Meth. Oops, at least I know the answer to that. It comes from Mexico up across our border that currently does not exist. Reading Mendofever every morning, there appears to be an endless parade of these guys.

    • If you have to say “I’m certain that I’ll be branded a racist for asking this simple question.” Well it’s probably racist.

  4. There is the same exact type of criminal in every other race, whether you want to believe that or not. Some people are more close minded than others and thats ok. And we are all entitled to our own opinions. In my opinion, i should say, it has most to do with Society and how its made out to be by everyones judgement and opinions. Thats why certain races and types of people are targeted and made out to be a certain way or even acknowledged more so than others.
    I know Marcos personally, and im not defending him or saying what he has allegedly done is in any way ok. Because it isn’t.
    He is intelligent, whether he dropped out of school in the fourth grade or not. Hes very smart. He has hopes snd dreams for his future.he wants to learn to live differently. He has spoken to me about it.
    But, yes, he is mentally ill. And no his drug use makes it no better, it actually worsens his situation. But unlike you or i, hes not offered mental health services, he cant get any kind of help like food stamps, ssi, or housing vouchers, or medi-cal or even free rehab. He cant get just any job. Why because he is not born here. He has lived here for years. He has no family to turn to not here nor in mexico. Hes alone. No matter where he goes, hes alone. Maybe if he was offered those opportunities he would be a completely different person. Yet he would still be from the other side of the border. Hes only 30 year olds. When everything started for him he wasnt even 24yet. Hes never had a chance.My heart goes out to him because hes inevitably stuck in a downward spiral consistent of homelessness, drugs, and mental instability. But hes got such a huge heart and amazing smile. Hes so giving and caring and helpful. I hope he makes it out of everything and is able to still smile, be happy, and make all his dreams come true. Hopefully the next person that has something negative to say keeps it to themselves. That same rock you throw at someone can just so happen to be the same one u stumble over tomorrow, you never know.

    • Agreed. GIVE him food GiVE him a job GIVE him a house GIVE him a car GIVE him health care. It always works out. After all hes not a citizen in fact lets GIVE the entire world access to everything we have WORKED for. Well now that i think about it i dont agree!!!! Some are willing to WORK. To better themselves and some are not. The only thing you GIVE. Is opportunity. The rest is up to each one. Take care of your own home first. Then you are capable of extending a hand to others. If you neglect your own home you cant help anybody our families and youth need our attention. Lawlessness takes too much time to mitigate. For today lets GIVE him a speedy trial and just punishment

    • Excuse me…Illegals get social services… I DON’T FEEL SORRY FOR HIM AND HE WAS PREPARED TP STEAL AND HARM. BOLT CUTTERS AND A KNIFE. THIS WAS NOT HIS PROPERTY. I EXPECT THE VICTIM WAS AFRAID. MANY HAVE FIREARMS FOR PROTECTION. HE IS VERY LUCKY THIS MAN DIDN’T. LEGAL, ILLEGAL, OR CITIZEN HE WAS ROBBING AND WAS ASVANCING ON THE VICTIM. HE SHOULD NOT BE ON OUR STREETS.

    • If he has such a big heart and all you say he is then why don’t you GIVE him all the stuff you are talking about. Why not open your home to him and feed him help him with his appointments and money? I mean you have known him for years so you should be able to trust him. Just my thoughts and opinion!!

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. 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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