DATE:  "January 3, 2022"


Incident Number: 

273.5 PC  (Domestic Violence Battery)

10000 block of West Side Potter Valley Road in Potter Valley, CA

Date of Incident: 

10:30 P. M.  (Approximate Time)

Adult Female  (22 year-old from Potter Valley CA)

Richard Vance  (38 year-old male from Potter Valley, CA)

Written By: 
Sergeant Rich Van Baren #1221

On 12-30-2021 at 8:47 A.M. Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were advised a potential victim of domestic violence was waiting to talk with them in the night lobby of the Sheriff's Office Ukiah Station.

Upon arrival, the Deputies contacted an adult female and her family member(s).

Deputies learned the adult female and her boyfriend/fiance, (identified as Richard Page) were living together while engaged in a romantic relationship.

The couple had gotten into an argument the previous evening (12-29-2021) at about 10:00 P.M. The argument escalated until about 10:30 P.M. when Page grabbed her by the throat and began choking her and throwing her around the inside of the residence.

While Page was choking her, the adult female thought she was going to loose consciousness, but she did not. The adult female estimated Page choked her for about two minutes.

The Deputies saw the adult female had visible scratches and bruising on her neck consistent with being choked.

Deputies went to the 10000 block of West Side Potter Valley Road and attempted to make contact with Page. Upon arrival, it was determined that all the doors and windows to the residence were locked and Page was in the back bedroom refusing to to answer the door. 

After several attempts to get Page to come to the door with negative results, the Deputies obtained permission from the adult female to enter the residence.  Deputies used a key to enter the residence without damaging the door.

Upon entry into the residence, Page was located in the back bedroom. Page refused to come out of the bedroom and attempted to close the bedroom door on the Deputies.

The Deputies entered the bedroom, and after a brief struggle, arrested Page for domestic violence battery. 

Page was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Approved by: 
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten  #1184
Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Matthew Kendall, Sheriff-Coroner
951 Low Gap Rd, Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-4411,
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