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Uncooperative suspect gets Tased, arrested


A Ukiah man ended up getting Tasered and arrested after he decided not to cooperate with deputies at a residence in the 3000 block of Cavedale Road on Feb. 1.

Deputies were sent to the residence a shortly after noon when the resident saw an unknown male outside the garage. When the resident tried to question the man, he grabbed a piece of cactus and a lime and started walking away.

The unknown man had some sort of injury to his face and was acting strange.

Deputies, after first requesting Henry-1, the sheriff’s helicopter, found the man hiding elsewhere on the property. The man refused to comply with deputies’ orders and told the deputies he was leaving.

After picking up a barbecue fork, the man was Tasered by deputies.

The deputies arrested Justin Malugani, 29, of Ukiah, on charges of felony resisting and felony burglary and was transported to county jail.

In other incidents reported recently to Valley law enforcement:

Thursday, Jan. 26:

11:30 a.m. – While on patrol in the area around Boyes Boulevard and Spring Street, a deputy pulled over a motorist for an expired registration. After the stop, the deputy discovered the motorist’s license was suspended and he had no insurance. He was also on probation with search and seizure terms, so during a search of the man’s vehicle, the deputy found two BB guns, bolt cutters, gloves, a butterfly knife and a small amount of marijuana. The deputy arrested Ignacio Valencia, 37, of Sonoma, on charges of felony carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, a felony probation violation, driving while suspended or revoked and a misdemeanor probation violation. He transported to county jail.

Saturday, Jan. 28:

12:30 a.m. – Deputies on patrol around the Plaza, discovered three individuals urinating on the side of a business on First Street East. The deputies asked the three men to sit down. Two complied but one man refused to sit and when a deputy tried to detain him, the man pulled away, knocked a deputy down and fled the scene. The man ducked into a closed restaurant on East Spain and later bolted across the street and finally surrendered. Deputies arrested Nicholas Fedrick, 25, of Sonoma, on charges of felony resisting, obstructing and battery on a police officer. He was transported to jail.

8:30 p.m. – One of Sonoma’s frequent fliers was in the Safeway, yelling and carrying on. He smashed an apple and threw part of it at an employee. The 63-year-old Sonoma resident was arrested on charges of battery, vandalism, and possession of a controlled substance after he reportedly dumped some meth in the back of a patrol car. He received a chauffeured ride to jail.

11:17 p.m. – A deputy pulled over a vehicle on East Napa Street for no headlights and blowing through a stop sign. The motorist was unsteady on his feet and didn’t do well in the field sobriety tests. He refused to take a preliminary alcohol screening, but at the police station, he blew a .20 and a .19 on a breath test. Craig Vanvalkenburgh, 40, of Park City, Utah, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence.

Sunday, Jan. 29:

3:28 a.m. – Deputies responded to Radio Shack for an alarm. When they arrived, the front door had been pried open, but there was nobody in the store. A number of cellphones and tablets were missing as was money from the cash register.

Tuesday, Jan. 31:

8:23 a.m. – Deputies responded to the Safeway for a report of a shoplifter with priors. The 77-year-old woman reportedly put items into her shopping bag in her cart and left the store without paying. She admitted to taking ice cream and dish soap, but claimed she had paid for the dog food and cat food even though she couldn’t produce any receipts. The 77-year-old Vineburg resident was cited for shoplifting.

Thursday, Feb. 2:

3:50 p.m. – A 27-year-old Anthony Court resident, was arrested on charges of domestic violence assault and child endangerment after an argument with her significant other turned physical. The child endangerment charge is because there was a child that witnessed the incident. She was transported to the county jail.

Tuesday, Feb. 7:

8:02 a.m. – A 16-year-old male high school student was cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor after showing up at school the day before intoxicated and ill. The teen was taken to the hospital for treatment.