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 04-17-2022 at 6:54 P.M., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a reported domestic violence incident in the 14000 block of Highway 128 in Boonville, California.
Deputies responded from the Ukiah area; however the involved parties left the area prior to their arrival. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center broadcasted a welfare check for the vehicle and its occupants to the surrounding counties.
A short time later Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from the involved adult male, who reported he had pulled over in a rural area of Highway 128 due to the fact he had been physically assaulted while driving.
The Deputies responded to the area and contacted the adult male and Ekaterina Alyabyeva. The Deputies interviewed both individuals and learned they were in a dating relationship. The Deputies observed visible injuries to the adult male’s body.
As the Deputies continued their investigation, they developed probable cause to believe Alyabyeva physically assaulted the adult male in the Boonville area and again at a separate location on Highway 128 while they were driving.
The Deputies arrested Alyabyeva for 273.5 PC (Felony Domestic Violence Battery). Alyabyeva was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
The alleged actions described in this press release describe domestic abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experience sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetimes.
The following are domestic violence resources available in Mendocino County and surrounding areas:
- Mendocino County
- Contact a crisis counselor at Project Sanctuary by calling (707)463-4357.
- Humboldt County
- Call Humboldt Domestic Violence Services at (707)443-6042 or at 1-866-668-6543
- Trinity County
- Contact the Human Response Network at (530)623-2024
- Lake County
- Contact the Lake Family Resource Center community crisis line at 1(888)485-7733.
- Sonoma County
- Contact the YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline at (707)546-1234