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 12-31-2022, at about 0702 hours, Ukiah PD received an informational message from Yolo County Communications Center advising Northern California agencies to be on the lookout (BOLO) for subjects and a vehicle involved in a reported shooting that occurred in Woodland Ca. The bulletin included the vehicle description and three suspect names who were believed to be involved in the incident. One of the suspects was the registered owner of an involved vehicle, Quade Smith, a 20-year-old male who resided in Covelo. Quade Smith also had a local warrant involving violent charges that was issued on 12/29/2022.
Ukiah PD officers utilized the FLOCK camera system to alert them if and when the vehicle was in the Ukiah area. At about 1708 hours, the FLOCK system alerted officers that the vehicle was in city limits and they began attempting to locate the vehicle. The driver, Quade Smith was spotted inside of his vehicle in the drive-thru of McDonalds and was followed to the area of E. Perkins St. at the Highway 101 northbound onramp.
Ukiah PD initiated a high risk stop with the assistance of officers from the California Highway Patrol. The vehicle was occupied by the driver, Quade Smith, and two passengers; a female adult and a male juvenile. All occupants complied with officer commands and were detained without incident. Both passengers were released on scene to family who had arrived during the investigation. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Smith Towing and the YOLO communications center was notified of the apprehension. Quade Smith was booked into Mendocino County Jail for his local warrant with a bail of $30,000.
The Flock LPR system continues to aid officers in their service to the community. It is not uncommon for outside agency incidents to carry over into other jurisdictions including ours. Flock helps us to aid other agencies, protecting the community from potential continued incidents that affect our community.
As always, UPD’s mission is to make Ukiah as safe a place as possible. If you would like to know more about crime in your neighborhood, you can sign up for telephone, cellphone, and email notifications by clicking the Nixle button on our website; http://www.ukiahpolice.com.