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 10-31-2022 at 5:26 A.M., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched regarding a subject dressed in a reflective vest, swinging a metal pipe and uttering criminal threats in the 2400 block of North State Street in Ukiah, California.
The Deputies responded to the area and located the subject in the 2400 block of North State Street. The Deputies asked the subject to drop the metal pipe. The subject complied and the Deputies identified him as being Michael Lucas.
The Deputies observed Lucas was in possession of a short piece of hose and a small bucket. As the Deputies spoke with Lucas, they observed Lucas displayed objective signs and symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Lucas was very hard to understand and continually made nonsensical statements. The Deputies determined Lucas was intoxicated to the point he was unable to care for his own safety or the safety of others. Deputies determined Lucas had stolen gasoline using the hose and bucket in his possession.
The Deputies continued their investigation and learned that Lucas was on active PRCS (Post Release Community Service). The Deputies arrested Lucas for 3455 PC (Felony Violation Post Release Community Supervision) and 647(F) PC (Misdemeanor Public Intoxication Drugs/Alcohol).
Lucas was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was held on a No Bail status.