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 01/09/2023 at approximately 2028 hours, UPD Officers received multiple alerts from the Flock camera system of a stolen motorcycle that had entered the city limits. UPD Dispatch confirmed the motorcycle was reported stolen out of San Francisco. Officers and MCSO Deputies responded to the area and located the motorcycle in the 900 block of N. State St.
The driver of the motorcycle was contacted and detained without incident. The driver was identified as Paul Swink. The registered owner of the motorcycle was contacted and it was determined that Swink did not have permission to possess the motorcycle. Swink was placed under arrest and transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked on the above violation.
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, our mission at UPD 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