Ukiah Police Department Press Release:
On April 19th at about 6:26 am, a UPD officer was dispatched to the Ukiah Hampton Inn, on Airport Park Blvd., regarding a stolen vehicle report. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the owner of the vehicle. The owner reported that the night prior on the 18th, he parked his black 2010 Toyota Prius, in the parking lot of the hotel. The owner stayed the night and the next morning noticed his vehicle missing, just prior to calling the police. At about 8:54 am, an alert UPD officer spotted the stolen vehicle traveling in 600 block of South Main Street. A high- risk enforcement stop was conducted on the stolen vehicle in the 300 block of South School Street, involving serval UPD units and closing the street for about 10 minutes. The driver and passenger were safely taken into custody. The driver was identified as Sergio Espinoza age 23 and passenger as Danielle Daugherty age 26, both transients. A records check revealed that both were on probation. Espinoza and Daugherty were placed under arrest for vehicle theft and for violation of their probation. Both were booked into county jail.