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 12/6/22 at approximately 11:49 am, the Ukiah PD received an alert from the FLOCK license plate reading camera system of a stolen vehicle in the area of Airport Park Blvd. Detectives driving an unmarked vehicle located the stolen vehicle in the drive-thru of the Starbucks on Airport Park Blvd. Marked patrol units responded to the scene and were able to set up a perimeter around the building.
After the stolen vehicle left the drive-thru, marked UPD units initiated a felony traffic stop in the parking lot. The driver and passenger of the vehicle complied with the stop and were taken into custody without incident.
A search of the vehicle revealed a black, Glock-style pistol in the glove compartment. The pistol had no factory engraved serial numbers and appeared to be a homemade gun, commonly referred to as a “ghost gun.” The gun was loaded with ammunition.
The driver of the vehicle was a 14-year-old male and the passenger was a 13-year-old male. Their names have been withheld due to their age. Both occupants were taken to the Mendocino County Juvenile Hall where they were booked for possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a firearm.
The vehicle was reported stolen from Fort Bragg the day prior.