Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 273.5 PC , 148 PC & 591.5 PC
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273.5 PC , 148 PC & 591.5 PC
1416 South State Street Ukiah, Ca
When: Date: 02/22/13 Time: 1850 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Adult Female 41 Ukiah, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Dieter Whitman 48 Ukiah, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Mike Dygert
Synopsis: On 02/22/13 at about 1850 hours Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to an apartment located at 1416 South State Street in Ukiah for a reported domestic violence incident.

Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victim who stated she was involved in an argument with her boyfriend, Dieter Whitman. The victim pointed out Whitman as he was walking away from the apartment.

When Deputies attempted to contact Whitman he took off running and hid in the parking lot of an adjacent apartment complex. Deputies located him a short time later and detained him pending the completion of the investigation.

The victim stated that during the argument she attempted to call 911 with her cellular telephone however Whitman grabbed the phone from her causing an injury to her hand that was observed by the Deputies.

Whitman was arrested for domestic violence battery with injury, obstruction of justice and obstructing the use of a wireless communication device.

Whitman was transported and incarcerated at the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten