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Ukiah Man Arrested for Domestic Violence Accused of Choking a Pregnant Woman

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 5-24-2023, at about 1929 hours, Ukiah PD officers were dispatched to a report of a distressed pregnant female who described being choked by her ex-boyfriend, 23-year-old, Andru Campbell. Andru was the restrained person in a domestic violence restraining order and was on probation out of Mendocino County for domestic violence charges. The victim received medical care at a local area hospital.  

Officers responded to the 200 block of Thomas St. and Andru was spotted as he hid to avoid police contact.  Bystanders in the area affirmed the officers’ observations that the suspect had not left the location and nearby residents allowed officers to utilize their property for vantage points as well as to narrow the perimeter.  Officers narrowed the location of the suspect down to a building on the 200 block of Thomas Street. After several failed attempts were made to convince the suspect to voluntarily comply, a warrant was granted for the search and arrest of Andru at that location.  

Officer’s provided knock and notice, a procedure of announcing officers’ presence and intention to force entry pursuant to a warrant, and received no response. They began to use tools to force entry and the occupants yelled out that they would comply. The occupants unlocked and opened the door and complied as they were given commands to exit the building at gunpoint. Cornelio Martinez (52), Vanessa Campbell (47), and Andru  Campbell were all detained in handcuffs. 

Cornelio and Vanessas had local misdemeanor warrants and were issued citations to appear in court. Andru was lodged at the Mendocino County Jail for the above listed violations.  

UPD would like to thank the public’s cooperation and assistance with this investigation. As always, UPD’s mission 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.

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Editor’s Note

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:

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9 COMMENTS

  1. There’s nothing for young men to do anymore, no societal transition from boy to man. No outlet for anger, just meaningless work or military. And don’t forget the mind robbing gaming industry taking over the young men of our world, robbing them of real life experience.

    • Not even sure how to respond to that……sounds like a bunch of trying to blame alot of others and trying to make excuses for his behavior. There is no blaming…there is no excuse…I seriously doubt that this man has worked a day in his life, and I highly doubt that the thought of military ever crossed his selfish mind.

    • Anybody else notice the county isnt mowing roadsides anymore? Or repairing roads. I guess our property tax and sales tax just support a bunch of pencil pushing administrators and consultants. If the administrators arent capable of thinking to the point of hiring consultants. Fire them and hire professionals. No accountability. Just like the woman beater here. Its time people start being held accountable for their part

  2. There’s no excuse for violence against a pregnant woman.The 23 year old MAN is responsible for his terrible actions.

  3. Let’s see.
    History of
    Domestic violence
    Violation of protection orders
    Violation of probation
    Resisting arrest and assault on a police officer and Inflicting great bodily injury
    Numerous drug charges
    AND FOR ASSAULTING A PREGNANT woman violating a restraining order his bond is $2500.00 dollars??? He only has to 0ut up 250.00 to get out. WTF MENDO??

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