"This isn't the first time that the City of Ukiah and Mendocino County has protected drug dregs that have caused injury to this specific business owner. A few years back, other meth heads targeted the business. They broke in, stole everything that wasn't nailed down, and destroyed everything they could not steal. This is no exaggeration. The bungling City cops who showed up did little. They did talk to one of the perpetrators, and promptly tell him to get on his way. Yours truly managed to track down the guy as he moved the stolen goods. The meth head attacked me with a baseball bat. The business owner had to call the cops back out, and they found me about 6 blocks away still chasing the guy. The cops were pissed that they had to come back and deal with it. They gave ME an attitude. They managed to arrest the guy... somehow. At the court hearing, the perpetrator... a relative of the County's voter registrar, claimed that he had a "drug problem" (no kidding), and that pretty much was that. Destroy a store. Wipe out a family's income. Attack a disabled man with a baseball bat... here's your "get out of jail free card", courtesy of the cruds in charge of Ukiah, and Mendocino County"
This is a brief version of the events. The end result... the Ukiah Police arrested the guy. The officer came back to the business to get the person identified. The officer addressed one of the owners, and insisted that he come down and identify the individual... in spite of the fact that the owner had not seen the person. Still, knowing that fact, the officer insisted that the owner, who witnessed nothing, should be the one to do the identification. He became very angry when I insisted that a person who witnessed nothing couldn't possibly identify the perpetrator.
At heart, this is who the UPD are.
Wharff was tried by the Court. I guess he was convicted, but was cut slack because he had a "drug problem:"..