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 06-23-2022 at 11:25 P.M. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were on routine patrol in the 4400 block of Highway 20 in Ukiah, California.
Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a male driver who initially provided a false name to Deputies. Throughout the traffic stop, Deputies eventually learned the true name of the driver who was later identified as Emmanuel Cazoriamejia.
Sheriff’s Office Dispatch informed Deputies Cazoriamejia had two active felony arrest warrants and one active misdemeanor arrest warrant out of Sonoma County. Upon further investigation, Cazoriamejia was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
The passenger and owner of the vehicle was identified as Sarah Simon. Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and found drug paraphernalia and a pepper spray container. Deputies learned on scene that these items belonged to Simon.
Deputies learned that Simon was legally prohibited from possessing or using pepper spray, which she possessed at the time of the stop.
Deputies arrested Cazoriamejia for his two felony arrest warrants, one misdemeanor arrest warrant, false identification to a peace officer, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Cazoriamejia was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $56,000.00 bail.
Deputies arrested Simon for being in possession of drug paraphernalia and being a prohibited person in possession of of pepper spray. Simon was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.