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.
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