Friday, December 1, 2023

Police Deploy Spike Strips After Ukiah Man Allegedly Evades Deputies and Flees On Foot


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:

Jonathan Cisneros [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office]

On 01-07-2023 at approximately 12:24 AM, a Deputy from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle in the 800 block of Talmage Road in Ukiah, California.

The Deputy observed several moving violations on the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop. The Deputy later learned the vehicle was being driven by the sole occupant, Jonathan Cisneros.

Immediately after the Deputy turned on his overhead emergency lights and siren, Cisneros failed to yield and continued to drive away. The Deputy pursued Cisneros as he proceeded to drive towards the city of Ukiah in a reckless manner.

Officers with the California Highway Patrol successfully deployed spike strips which effectively punctured all four tires on Cisneros’ vehicle. Cisneros eventually came to stop in the 300 block of Brush Street in Ukiah and he subsequently fled on foot.

Deputies were able to immediately apprehend Cisneros and he was taken into custody for evading.

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Deputies searched Cisneros’ vehicle and located a collapsible baton inside his vehicle. Deputies later learned Cisneros was out on bail on another unrelated case. 

Cisneros was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $60,000.00 bail.

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  1. odd….the police usually dont deploy spike strips once the suspect has left the vehicle… must be a new tactic…i bet that hurt….(just a bit of fun at the expense of the editor..or lack there of…)

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