Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 245(a)(1) pc-assault with a deadly weapon, 459 pc-burglary, 10851 vc-vehicle theft, 2800.2 vc-flight,disregard for public safety, 496 pc- possession of stolen property
Report Number:
12-24471    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
245(a)(1) pc-assault with a deadly weapon, 459 pc-burglary, 10851 vc-vehicle theft, 2800.2 vc-flight,disregard for public safety, 496 pc- possession of stolen property
Location:
8000 block East Road Redwood Valley, CA
When: Date: 9/17/12 Time: 7:00a.m.
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Male adult 32 Ukiah, CA
Victim #2: Male adult 64 Redwood Valley, CA
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Kevin Kuintzle 21 Ukiah, CA
         
Written by: Sergeant Rick Wagner
Synopsis: On 9/17/12 at 7:00a.m. Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the 8000 Block of East Road in Redwood Valley, regarding an assault investigation.

On arrival deputies learned the 32 year old victim had given a ride to a subject who wanted to be dropped off in the 8000 block of East road. The victim said once at the location, the suspect for unknown reasons, assaulted him causing moderate injuries and then the suspect fled on foot.

While at the location investigating the assault, it was learned the suspect had also burglarized the residence of a relative at the location. While investigating the burglary portion, based on a witness description, a possible suspect named Kevin Kuintzle was developed.

While Deputies were searching the area, victim two (#2), who lived just north of the location, called to report his vehicle had just been stolen from his residence. Witnesses advised they observed the stolen vehicle south bound on East Road in Redwood Valley. A few minutes later the stolen vehicle was observed by deputies on U.S. 101 going south in the area of Lake Mendocino Drive. Moments later the vehicle was again located by deputies in the North Bush Street area of Ukiah. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled at a high rate of speed through a school zone just as school was starting and the pursuit had to be terminated.

A short time later the vehicle was located on Highland Avenue by the Ukiah Police Department and after a short pursuit the vehicle turned into a dead end driveway and the suspect, identified as Kevin Kuintzle 21 of Ukiah was taken into custody without futher incident.

Kuintzle was booked into the County Jail for the listed charges with bail set at $50,000.00
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