Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 273.5 PC & 1203.2 PC
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273.5 PC & 1203.2 PC
6800 block of North State Street Redwood Valley, Ca
When: Date: 09/20/13 Time: 2240 hours
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Written by: Sergeant Mike Dygert
Synopsis: On 09/20/13 at approximately 2240 hours Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the 6800 block of North State Street regarding a report of a domestic violence incident.

Deputies responded to a residence and contacted the victim at the location. The victim reported she was assaulted by her boyfriend, Ricardo Contreras, during a domestic argument.

The victim reported Contreras grabbed her and threw her to the ground.

The victim stated she left the residence and started walking to the couple’s home. As the victim was walking home, Contreras caught up with her and assaulted her again by throwing her to the ground in the roadway.

Contreras' mother arrived and gave Contreras a ride to the couple's home.

The victim arrived at the couple's home thereafter and again was confronted by Contreras.

The couple continued to argue and Contreras assaulted the victim by flicking his fingers against her face. Contreras then left the residence and went to his mother's residence.

During the investigation, Deputies observed visible injuries on the victim caused by Contreras' assaults.

Deputies contacted Contreras at his mother's residence and arrested him for felony domestic violence battery.

Deputies learned Contreras was also on court probation for a prior DUI. Contreras was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten