Shots Fired Reports Near Library False Alarm

The Ukiah Police Depart­ment received a report of shots fired yes­ter­day morn­ing near the Ukiah branch of the Men­do­cino County Library on North Main Street. The UPD, assisted by the Men­do­cino County Sheriff’s Office and the Cal­i­for­nia High­way Patrol, responded and closed off the streets sur­round­ing the Library. Cap­tain Justin Wyatt said callers reported hear­ing shots fired some­where in front of the library at 105 N. Main St., at around 9:10AM, and that the activ­ity was con­nected to a white van. While offi­cers were search­ing for the sus­pect near the library, a MCSO deputy was alerted that the sus­pect was near Home Depot on North Orchard Avenue. Offi­cers found the white van and its occu­pants — a man and woman who were argu­ing. The offi­cer learned the two are liv­ing out of the van, and the woman was report­edly yelling and throw­ing items inside the vehi­cle, which may have caused the noises that peo­ple inter­preted as gunshots.