Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 459 PC-Burglary, 496(a)(1) PC-receive/possess stolen property, 2800.2 VC-flight from peace officer, 182(a)(1) PC-conspiracy, 11378/11379 HS-possess /transport a controlled substance
Report Number:
14-2231    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
459 PC-Burglary, 496(a)(1) PC-receive/possess stolen property, 2800.2 VC-flight from peace officer, 182(a)(1) PC-conspiracy, 11378/11379 HS-possess /transport a controlled substance
Location:
1201 Airport Blvd Ukiah CA 95482
When: Date: 1/25/14 Time: 2:00 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State of California Ukiah, CA
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: David Andrews 28 Ukiah, CA
         
Written by: Sergeant Derek Scott
Synopsis: On 1/25/14 at 2:00 PM, Deputies conducting a criminal investigation into numerous commercial burglaries in the Redwood Valley and Ukiah areas over the past several months received information that a suspect, who was in possession of stolen property from these cases, would be in the area of Airport Park Blvd in Ukiah. Deputies received information that suspect David Andrews was in possession of stolen property and was planning to deliver the property to a third party.

Deputies staged in this area and observed Andrews arriving in the parking lot of Friedman's Home Improvement Store. A Deputy approached the suspect and his vehicle and observed what appeared to be property matching several speakers that were stolen in an earlier burglary. As the deputy contacted the suspect he got back into his vehicle and started it. The deputy demanded the suspect stop and exit the vehicle. Andrews fled in his vehicle at a high rate of speed, jumping the curb and grass median, separating the parking lot from Airport Park Blvd, and turning north. A citizen had to take evasive action to keep from being hit by the suspect's vehicle. The suspect reached speeds in excess of 50 miles per hour before turning in to the shopping center on the opposite side of Airport Park Blvd, which had heavy pedestrian traffic this time of the day. Andrews abandoned his vehicle in this shopping center and fled on foot towards Applebee's Resturant.

Numerous deputies and an Officer with the California Highway Patrol pursued the suspect and with the aid of numerous citizens pointing them in the direction of where the suspect ran, found the suspect fled into the Applebee's Restaurant. The employees of the restaurant fully cooperated with officers and a search of the business was conducted. The suspect was found hiding in a locked storage room inside the business and was arrested without further incident.

Upon search of the suspect's vehicle, deputies located numerous items of stolen property that was identified as being stolen. Deputies also located approximately 7 grams of crystal methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, burglary tools, and a disguise used in several of the burglaries.

Deputies identified stolen property belonging to Highway 101 Bar & Grill in Redwood Valley, burglarized on 1/19/14 and El Azteca Restaurant in Ukiah, burglarized on 1/23/14. Follow up investigation revealed that Andrews was a suspect in the burglary of Pizza Etc. in Redwood Valley on 10/23/13. Deputies recovered items that were later identified as stolen, by Officers from the Ukiah Police Department, in numerous burglaries they were investigating.

Andrews also had two outstanding felony NO BAIL warrants out of Mendocino County related to drug and violation of probation charges. Andrews was booked into the County Jail under a NO BAIL status.
Approved By: Lieutenant Shannon Barney