The following is a October 13 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.
273.5 PC (Felony Domestic Violence Battery)
11000 block of West Road in Redwood Valley, CA
Date of Incident:
Time: 4:00 PM
Adult Male (35 year-old from Hayward, CA)
Alma Nielsen (31 year-old female from Concord, CA)
Sergeant Mike Dygert #1168
On 10-10-2016 at about 4:00 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an unwanted subject at a residence located in the 11000 block of West Road in Redwood Valley, California.
Deputies arrived and contacted an adult male who reported he wanted Alma Nielsen to leave his property. Deputies noticed Nielson was bleeding from a laceration to one of her fingers and the adult male had blood on his hands and chest with bruises to his left forearm.
During an investigation, Deputies learned Nielson and the adult male were in a dating relationship and had arrived at the residence in the early morning hours of 10-10-2016 with another adult female.
Sometime during the day Nielson had left the residence and drove to Ukiah to purchase some merchandise. Nielsen returned to the residence in the afternoon and went into the adult male’s bedroom while armed with a kitchen knife.
The adult male, fearing for his safety, disarmed Nielson of the kitchen knife causing the cut to her finger. Nielson then assaulted the adult male causing bruising to his left forearm.
Nielson was placed under arrest for violation of 273.5 PC (Felony Domestic Violence Battery) without incident.
Nielson was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten