Man arrested after providing false identity during traffic stop in Ukiah
A Mendocino County man has been arrested after a contentious traffic stop encounter last week in which he allegedly provided a false identity and tried to flee on foot.
Just after 12:30 AM on Wednesday, December 4, deputies pulled a vehicle over for a code violation on the 7000 block of North State Street in Ukiah.
The deputies made contact with the driver and other three occupants, at which point the driver provided a false name that happened to be someone deputies knew from prior encounters.
Deputies conducted a records check of said name and discovered the person in question had several documented tattoos, which the driver did not. Nonetheless, they checked him for tattoos and discovered he was wearing body armor.
When they attempted to place him under arrest, he tried to flee the area on foot. It didn’t go well.
Deputies placed him under arrest and were subsequently able to confirm his identity as 29-year-old Armando Alvarez.
He was taken into custody on suspicion of resisting or threatening an officer, falsely impersonating another, revoking probation, and driving on a suspended/revoked license.