MENDOCINO Co., 2/27/20 — Nichole Birdsall, 47 of Ukiah, allegedly broke into her ex-girlfriend’s home on Sunday night, allegedly attacking both her ex, and her ex’s companion with a knife while they were sleeping in their bed. Birdsall has been charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, battery causing serious injury, burglary, and violation of a domestic violence protective order.
According to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), Birdsall and another 47 year old woman had previously dated, and the 47 year old victim had obtained a restraining order against Birdsall.
The details are below in the press release from the MCSO. One note: Many newspapers take law enforcement press releases and print them under the heading “staff” or quickly rewrite them, giving the impression of reporting. For the sake of transparency we want to be clear that we are merely passing along this press releases, that we have not done independent reporting on this story, or verified these claims, and also note that in the United States justice system all people are considered innocent until proven guilty.
DATE: “February 27, 2020”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
664/187 PC (Attempted murder)
245(A)(1) PC (Assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm)
243(D) PC (Battery causing serious injury)
459/460 PC (Burglary)
273.6 PC (Violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order)
100 block Faull Ave in Ukiah, CA
Date of Incident:
Adult Female (47 years-old from Ukiah, CA)
Nichole Birdsall (47 year-old female from Ukiah, CA)
Sgt. James L. Wells #2420
On 02-23-2020 at about 12:16 AM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a disturbance at a residence in the 100 block of Faull Avenue in Ukiah, California.
Deputies were advised Nichole Birdsall had entered a residence without permission and was attacking subjects inside with a knife.
While responding, Deputies were advised Birdsall had also sustained an injury to her abdomen.
When Deputies arrived, they found Birdsall in the rear bedroom with a stab wound to her abdomen. They further located a 47 year-old female with multiple lacerations to her arms and legs in the same bedroom.
Deputies learned the 47 year-old female and Birdsall had been in a prior dating relationship, which had ended some time ago. The 47 year-old female had obtained a restraining order against Birdsall, which had been served.
Deputies learned the 47 year-old female and a 63 year-old female were sleeping together in their residence when they awoke to find Birdsall standing over them holding a knife in a downward stabbing position.
Birdsall began yelling “I am going to kill you”.
The 63 year-old female was able to call 911 as Birdsall attacked the 47 year-old female with the knife.
The 47 year-old female and Birdsall were immediately transported to the Adventist Health Ukiah Valley hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Birdsall was medically cleared and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where she was to be held in lieu of $1,000,000.00 bail.
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten #1184