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 01-11-2023 at approximately 5:51pm, Ukiah PD personnel received a call regarding a transient male who had made threats to shoot a victim with a firearm at Alex Thomas Plaza. During the investigation it was determined that Patrick Redmill was requested to leave the skating rink area by an employee. Redmill then told the employee that he was going to shoot her with a 9mm shotgun. This caused the employee to become in fear for her life.
A UPD Officer arrived on scene and contacted Redmill. Redmill was known to the Officer to be on CDCR Parole. The Officer conducted a search of Redmill for weapons due to him being on CDCR Parole and threatening to shoot the victim. Redmill was not found to be in possession of any firearms or other weapons. After speaking with the victim the UPD Officer re-contacted Redmill to place him under arrest for a violation of 422 PC (Criminal Threats). Redmill became agitated and resisted the Officer by pulling away and turning towards him swinging his fist at the Officer’s face. Redmill then took a fighting stance and advanced in his direction.
The Officer drew his department issued taser and discharged it connecting with Redmill’s abdomen area. Due to the weather conditions, Redmill had on multiple layers of clothing, which caused the taser to not penetrate and was ultimately ineffective. Redmill turned and ran from the Officer eastbound towards S. State Street. The Officer requested Code 3 (emergency) assistance from additional UPD Officer’s.
UPD Officer’s responded to the area, as well as Officer’s from the California Highway Patrol. Redmill was apprehended on the east sidewalk of S. State Street without any further incident.
Per protocol, Redmill was transported to the Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Emergecny Room for a medical clearance prior to being lodged at the Mendocino County Jail. While at the AHUV ER, Redmill continued his violent behavior and attempted to kick the Officer. Redmills’s Parole Agent in charge of his supervision was contacted and he placed a parole hold on Redmill for his criminal conduct.
I was caught in the middle of this and must say the UPD officers drove with caution and care when heading to the scene. Great job UPD officers. Thank you for keeping us all safe.
Isnt he the mayor of willits? Or assistant governor of california ? He has that schwanky politician look about him