The following is a press release issued by the Ukiah Police Department. This has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 04-25-2023 at 7:57 A.M., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were contacted by medical staff at the Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Hospital.
Deputies learned there was an adult female being treated in the emergency room who was suffering from injuries sustained during a domestic violence incident.
During the investigation, Deputies learned the adult female was at home with her boyfriend, Arcadio Mateo Diego, the evening prior. The two of them began arguing and eventually the argument escalated.
At one point Diego grabbed the adult female’s cell phone, then pushed and slapped her several times. At one point the adult female attempted to leave, however Diego took her wallet from her possession, in an attempt to keep her from leaving and also told her that she could not leave.
The physical assault continued and Diego would not let the adult female leave the residence until the next morning. The Deputies observed injuries on the adult female’s body, which were consistent with statement(s) collected during the investigation.
The Deputies responded to the town of Philo where they contacted Diego. The Deputies interviewed Diego, collected evidence and developed probable cause to arrest him for the following crimes: 273.5 PC (Felony Domestic Violence Battery), 207(A) PC (Felony Kidnapping), 236 PC (Felony False Imprisonment) and 211 PC (Felony Robbery).
Diego was arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was held in lieu of $100,000.00 bail.
The alleged actions described in this press release describe domestic abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experience sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetimes.
The following are domestic violence resources available in Mendocino County and surrounding areas:
- Mendocino County
- Contact a crisis counselor at Project Sanctuary by calling (707)463-4357.
- Humboldt County
- Trinity County
- Contact the Human Response Network at (530)623-2024
- Lake County
- Contact the Lake Family Resource Center community crisis line at 1(888)485-7733.
- Sonoma County
- Contact the YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline at (707)546-1234