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 04/13/2022 at about 12:51 PM, UPD Officers responded to the area of S. Orchard Ave and E. Perkins St. in an attempt to locate a Ford F-150 that had been reported stolen earlier that morning to Ukiah CHP. One of UPD’s recently installed Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) cameras had sent an alert to Officers advising the stolen vehicle had been observed minutes earlier being driven in the area.
During the search, UPD Detectives located the vehicle parked and occupied in the parking lot of the Orchard Shopping Center. Additional Officers arrived and a high-risk stop was performed. Three suspects were located in the vehicle and detained.
A search of the vehicle and suspects yielded large amounts of methamphetamine, consistent with possession for sale, as well as a small amount of oxycodone tablets. One of the suspects, Shane Miller was in possession of a fixed blade knife concealed on his person.
Through investigation it was determined that Shane Miller picked up the other two occupants in the stolen vehicle earlier that morning. Miller was found to be in possession of approximately 1.6 ounces of methamphetamine in addition to the concealed knife and oxycodone tablets. Emily Christopher was found to have a misdemeanor warrant for her arrest and was in possession of approximately 1.8 ounces of methamphetamine. Scott Stone was in possession of a smaller amount of methamphetamine that he claimed to be for personal use that he had been provided earlier by Miller.
Miller and Christopher were booked at the Mendocino County Jail on their respective charges. Stone was issued a citation at the scene for possession of methamphetamine.
The owner of the stolen vehicle responded to the scene and took possession of his vehicle.