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 11-12-2022 at approximately 6:06 AM Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to investigate a disturbance.
Deputies contacted witnesses and a 20-year-old adult female in the 1500 block of Chardonay Court in Ukiah, California.
Deputies learned on 11-12-2022 at approximately 6:00 AM the adult female was reportedly physically assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, Kalub Piceno.
During the altercation Piceno struck the adult female in the face with closed fists and bit her right-hand causing injuries and pain. The Deputies noticed the adult female had visible injuries to her hand.
Piceno had left the scene prior to the Deputies arrival. Deputies searched several locations before locating Piceno and placed him under arrest for 273.5 PC [Felony Domestic Violence Battery].
Piceno was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
A Note from the Editor
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
- 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)546-1