Monday, May 29, 2023

Fort Bragg Woman Arrested in Willits for Fleeing Police in Stolen Vehicle

The following is a press release issued by the Willits Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Kimberly Livingston [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

On April 8, 2023, at approximately 1233 hours, Officers were dispatched to a tow business located in the 200 Block of North Lenore Street for the report of a female subject refusing to leave a vehicle on the property. While officers were en-route the reporting party updated Willits Police Department Communications that the female had taken the vehicle and fled the scene. An officer nearly at the scene reported seeing the vehicle fleeing south on North Lenore Street.

A Willits Police Sergeant also responding to the scene observed the vehicle run the posted stop sign of Lenore Street to East Commercial Street. The Sergeant with his emergency lights activated attempted to block the stolen vehicle which turned westbound in his direction. The suspect maneuvered the vehicle directly at the police car and accelerated at the Sergeant’s stopped vehicle in the westbound lane, nearly striking it head-on.

The vehicle then fled west at a high rate of speed. The Sergeant gave chase, however lost sight of the vehicle after it ran a red light turning North on North Main Street. While checking the area, the Sergeant located the vehicle near the intersection of State Street and Humboldt Street. As the Sergeant approached the vehicle a witness in the area pointed out to him the driver was walking away from the vehicle westbound in the 100 Block of State Street.

The driver was taken into custody without incident. The driver and solo occupant of the vehicle was identified as Kimberly Livingston (41, Fort Bragg). She was taken into custody for CVC 10851(a)- Vehicle Theft, CVC 2800.2 – Felony Vehicle Pursuit and PC 245(c) – Assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer. The Willits Police Department would like to thank the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office for their response and assistance with this matter.

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  1. I do not condone any of her actions but i would say she “stole” her own vehicle from the tow company. Would be interested to know how it got there in first place…..

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