The following is a October 16 press release from the Mendocino Sheriff’s Department. The Mendocino Voice has not independently confirmed any of the information. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.
2016-31993 / 2016-32045
245(a)(2) PC (Assault with a Firearm)
422 PC (Criminal Threats)
69 PC (Threatening Law Enforcement Officer)
594(b)(2)(A) PC (Vandalism)
273.6 PC (Violation of a Protective Order)
32000 block of North Harbor Drive in Fort Bragg, CA
Date of Incident:
57-year old female from Fort Bragg, CA
Kurtis Hawkins (60 year-old male from Fort Bragg, CA)
Sergeant J. Comer 1197
On 10-14-2016 at approximately 12:30 P.M., Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies received a call for service regarding criminal threats occurring at at residence in the 32000 block of North Harbor Drive in Fort Bragg, California.
Deputies responded to another location in Fort Bragg where they contacted an adult female. During their contact with the adult female, Deputies learned she and Kurtis Hawkins were cohabitating partners and both had just been involved in a verbal argument at their residence.
During that argument Hawkins told the adult female he would shoot it out with law enforcement officers if she called 9-1-1. The adult female subsequently left the location and contacted law enforcement. Hawkins also left the residence to an unknown location.
At approximately 4:00 P.M., Deputies arrived at the adult female's residence after she called 9-1-1 to report that Hawkins returned to the location.
Deputies continued their investigation into the incident and learned Hawkins had vandalized personal property belonging to the adult female upon his return to the residence. It was also learned that an incident took place prior to 10-14-2016 where Hawkins pointed a pistol at the adult female and made statements that placed her in fear for her life.
During their contact with Hawkins, he made threats of violence towards the Deputies and refused to follow simple directions.
Hawkins was ultimately arrested for assaulting the adult female with a firearm [245(a)(2) PC], making criminal threats towards her [422 PC], vandalizing her property [594(b)(2)(A) PC], and attempting to deter law enforcement officers through threat of violence [69 PC].
Hawkins was transported to the Mendocino County Jail after being served with an emergency protective order granted by a judge.
At approximately 9:30 P.M., Deputies were dispatched to contact the adult female regarding a violation of the emergency protective order. Deputies determined Hawkins violated the emergency protective order after he arrived at the Mendocino County Jail.
As a result, Hawkins was additionally booked on 273.6 PC [violation of a protective order] and he was to be held in lieu of $200,000.00 bail
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten