Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 245(c) PC [Assault Peace Officer with Deadly Weapon], 69 PC [Resisting Peace Officer], 32 PC [Harboring and Concealing a Principal of a Felony], 1203.2 PC [Violation of Probation]
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245(c) PC [Assault Peace Officer with Deadly Weapon], 69 PC [Resisting Peace Officer], 32 PC [Harboring and Concealing a Principal of a Felony], 1203.2 PC [Violation of Probation]
17900 Block of Ocean Drive, Fort Bragg Ca.
When: Date: 05-15-2014 Time: 10:45 P.M.
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Alejandro Grijalba 23 Fort Bragg, Ca.
Suspect #2: Luis Pineda 21 Fort Bragg, Ca.
Suspect #3: Cheyenne Specieday 20 Fort Bragg, Ca.
Suspect #4: Christol Chiles 38 Fort Bragg, Ca.
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 05-15-2014 at approximately 10:45 P.M., Deputies initiated a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle in the 17900 block of Ocean Drive after observing a false registration tab affixed to the rear license plate.

Deputies contacted the driver, Alejandro Grijalba, and three other passengers in the vehicle. Deputies learned that Grijalba had a suspended and revoked California driverís license and is on felony probation with terms including search and seizure and do not possess weapons.

Deputies directed Grijalba to exit the vehicle and informed him he was under arrest for driving while having a suspended and revoked driverís license. After Grijalba exited the vehicle, and while Deputies were in the process of placing him into handcuffs, Grijalba became confrontational with Deputies and non-compliant with their directions. Then without notice, Grijalba broke away from the Deputy's grasp and fled on foot.

One Deputy pursued Grijalba from a distance and eventually caught up to Grijalba after he stopped at a residence and retrieved a garden hose. The garden hose had a large plastic spray nozzle attached to the head. Grijalba began swinging the hose in a circular fashion as he was preparing to strike the Deputy who was directing Grijalba to drop the hose. Grijalba then advanced on the Deputy and attempted to strike the deputy with the hose. The Deputy was able to move abruptly and avoid from being struck.

Grijalba fled on foot again and was pursued a short distance before Deputies lost sight of him. Deputies conducted a search of the area and were unable to locate Grijalba. The other three passengers present in the vehicle were ultimately released at the scene.

Grijalba's vehicle was searched and found to contain a concealed weapon near the driver's seat, a violation of Grijalba's probation.

On 05-17-2014 at approximately 6:30 P.M., Deputies arrived at a residence located in the 17900 block of Oklahoma Lane in Fort Bragg with information that Grijalba was present at the location. Deputies also sought and obtained an arrest warrant for Grijalba before their response.

Upon their arrival, Deputies located and arrested Grijalba inside the residence. Also present at the location were the three passengers inside Grijalbaís vehicle on 05-15-2014, identified as Cheyenne Specieday, Chrystal Chiles and Luis Pineda. Deputies arrested Specieday, Chiles and Pineda after they all made an overt attempt to conceal Grijalbaís presence from Deputies and after knowing that Grijalba was wanted for assaulting a peace officer.

All four suspects were transported to the Mendocino County Jail. Grijalba was booked on 245(c) PC, 69 PC and 1203.2 PC with bail set at $50,000.00. Specieday, Chiles and Pineda were booked for 32 PC with bail set at $15,000.00.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani