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MARIJUANA RELATED MURDER KB 8/27/10

  • A UKIAH MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY IN CONNECTION WITH A MARIJUANA RELATED MURDER.

28 YEAR OLD MYKAL XYLON WILDE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT AROUND 11 AM YESTERDAY MORNING DURING A TRAFFIC STOP, 2 HOURS AFTER A GUNSHOT VICTIM WALKED INTO THE CAL FIRE AIR STATION IN KNEELAND TO REPORT THE SHOOTING. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE VICTIM WHO REPORTED THE CRIME HIKED MORE THAN 2 MILES WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO HIS FACE AND BACK BEFORE REACHING THE FIRE STATION. ANOTHER MAN WHO MAY HAVE WITNESSED THE SHOOTING HAS BEEN PLACED IN PROTECTIVE CUSTODY. AUTHORITIES WHO WENT TO THE SITE FOUND A MAN WHO HAD APPARENTLY BEEN SHOT TO DEATH AND 4 GARDEN SITES CONTAINING 1500 TO 2000 MARIJUANA PLANTS. NONE OF THE NAMES OF THE VICTIMS HAVE BEEN RELEASED. WILDE WAS CHARGED WITH MURDER AND BOOKED INTO THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY JAIL.

MAN STABS SELF AT MENTAL HEALTH JKB 8/27/10

  • AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING A MAN WHO APPARENTLY STABBED HIMSELF IN FRONT OF THE MENDOCINO COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT ON BUSH STREET JUST AFTER 10 AM YESTERDAY MORNING.

VERY FEW DETAILS ABOUT THE INCIDENT HAVE BEEN RELEASED. THE VICTIM, WHO SUFFERED WOUNDS TO HIS UPPER ABDOMEN, WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER AND THEN AIRLIFTED TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. NO WORD YET ON HIS CONDITION.

SEARCH FOR MAN WHO MADE THREATS JKB 8/27/10

  • CLEARLAKE POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY THREATENED TO KILL HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

23 YEAR OLD IVAN VARGAS WAS ARMED WITH A LOADED GUN WHEN HE MADE THE THREATS DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE AT AROUND 11:30 PM. THE VICTIM FLED FROM THE HOME, AND BELIEVING VARGAS WAS STILL THERE WITH CHILDREN IN THE HOUSE, CALLED POLICE. A SWAT TEAM RESPONDED ONLY TO FIND THAT VARGAS HAD FLED. 6 CHILDREN IN THE HOME WERE NOT HARMED. VARGAS IS DESCRIBED AS A HISPANIC MALE ADULT, 5 FEET 5 INCHES TALL WEIGHING 220 POUNDS WITH BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON HIS WHEREABOUTS IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE CLEARLAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

NAPA MARIJUANA SHOOTING DEATH JUSTIFIED JKB 8/27/10

  • AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE FATAL SHOOTING OF A POT GROWER BY TWO NAPA COUNTY DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENTS DURING AN INVESTIGATION INTO A CLANDESTINE POT GARDEN NEAR LAKE BERRYESSA JUNE 30TH, HAS CONCLUDED THE USE OF DEADLY FORCE WAS JUSTIFIED.

THE TWO OFFICERS WERE HIKING INTO THE GARDEN AREA WHEN THEY ENCOUNTERED TWO MEN. WHEN AGENTS IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES, JOSE LUIS CHAVEZ MARTINEZ REACHED FOR A GUN TUCKED INTO HIS WAISTBAND AND RAN FOR COVER. FEARING FOR THEIR LIVES AND THE LIVES OF OTHER AGENTS IN THE AREA, THE TWO OFFICERS FIRED MULTIPLE SHOTS AND MARTINEZ WAS FATALLY WOUNDED. THE NAPA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE FOUND THE SHOOTING LEGALLY JUSTIFIED. THE INCIDENT IS ONE OF 4 THIS YEAR ON THE NORTH COAST IN WHICH A SUSPECT WAS SHOT DEAD TRYING TO DEFEND A MARIJUANA GARDEN AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS.

PAROLEE SOUGHT JKB 8/27/10

  • THE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLICS HELP IN TRACKING DOWN A PAROLEE WANTED ON A NUMBER OF PAROLE VIOLATIONS.

32 YEAR OLD SHANE HUTCHINS WAS LAST SEEN THURSDAY AT ROBINSON RANCHERIA RESORT & CASINO IN NICE. HE IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MALE ADULT, 5 FEET 7 INCHES TALL, 150 POUNDS WITH BROWN HAIR AND HAZEL EYES. HE MAY TRAVEL BETWEEN LAKE COUNTY AND UKIAH IN A BRONZE OR GOLD COLORED CHEVY 4-WHEEL DRIVE EXTENDED CAB PICK UP. ANYONE WHO SEES HIM OR KNOWS OF HIS WHEREABOUTS IS ASKED TO CALL 911 WITH THE DETAILS.

2ND EUREKA MAN FILE LAWSUIT ALLEGING ABUSE BY PRIEST JKB 8/27/10

  • A 2ND EUREKA MAN HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESES IN SANTA ROSA ALLEGING SEXUAL ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF FORMER PRIEST PATRICK JOSEPH MCCABE.

THE SUIT, LIKE THE FIRST ONE FILED BY A 35 YEAR OLD EUREKA MAN LAST WEEK, ALLEGES THE CHURCH KNEW MCCABE WAS A PEDOPHILE BEFORE HE WAS SENT TO ST. BENARDS, WHERE HE SERVED FROM 1983 TO 1985. THE DIOCESES SAID THEY HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING THE MCCABE HAD BEEN TREATED FOR INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL BEHAVIOR JUST MONTHS BEFORE COMING TO EUREKA. MACCABE IS CURRENTLY AWAITING EXTRADITION TO IRELAND TO FACE CHARGES OF MOLESTING 6 BOYS THERE BETWEEN 1973 AND 1981.

ROUGH LANDING INJURES 5 JKB 8/27/10

  • A JETBLUE AIRWAYS PLANE BLEW TWO TIRES WHILE LANDING AT SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT YESTERDAY, TRIGGERING AN EMERGENCY EVACUATION OF THE PLANE AND LEAVING SEVERAL PASSENGERS WITH MINOR INJURIES.

THE AIRBUS A320 HAD 86 PASSENGERS AND 5 CREW MEMBERS ABOARD WHEN IT TOUCHED DOWN JUST BEFORE 1 PM. THE INCIDENT FORCED THE AIRPORT TO CLOSE ONE OF ITS TWO RUNWAYS, BUT THE AIRPORT REMAINED OPEN. 15 PEOPLE WERE SHAKEN UP ON THE ROUGH LANDING. 5 WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT OF MINOR INJURIES.

CARTER WINS AMNESTY FOR PRISONER JKB 8/27/10

  • FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER WON THE RELEASE OF AN AMERICAN WHO WAS IMPRISONED IN NORTH KOREA IN JANUARY.

AIJALON MAHLIE GOMES WAS SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS OF HARD LABOR AND A FINE OF $600,000 FOR ILLEGALLY CROSSING NORTH KOREAS BORDER WITH CHINA AND FOR AN UNSPECIFIED HOSTILE ACT. ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, AT THE REQUEST OF PRESIDENT CARTER AND FOR HUMANITARIAN PURPOSES, GOMES WAS GRANTED AMNESTY BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE COMMISSION KIM JONG II. BOTH ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES TODAY.

TOYOTA RECALL JKB 8/27/10

  • ANOTHER VEHICLE RECALL WAS ANNOUNCED BY THE TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION YESTERDAY, THIS TIME FOR 1.33 MILLION COROLLA SEDANS AND MATRIX HATCHBACKS SOLD IN NORTH AMERICA.

THE RECALL COVERS VEHICLES FROM 2005 TO 2008 EQUIPPED WITH THE 1ZZ-FE ENGINE THAT COULD CONTAIN A DEFECTIVE CONTROL MODULE AND LEAD TO ENGINE STALLING. GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 200,000 PONTIAC VIBES DUE TO THE SAME PROBLEM. THE VIBE IS BUILT UNDER A JOINT VENTURE WITH TOYOTA.

MAID INJURED BY EMPLOYER HAS SURGERY JKB 8/27/10

  • A SRI LANKAN MAID WHO HAD 23 NAILS HAMMERED INTO HER ARMS, LEGS AND FOREHEAD BY HER EMPLOYER WILL UNDERGO SURGERY TODAY.

ACCORDING TO SRI LANKAN OFFICIALS, THE HOUSEMAID WHO WORKED FOR A COUPLE IN RIYADH SAUDI ARABIA, WAS HELD DOWN BY HER EMPLOYERS WIFE WHILE HE HAMMERED THE HEATED NAILS INTO HER BODY. IT WAS REPORTED THE EMPLOYER PUNISHED THE HOUSEMAID BECAUSE SHE HAD COMPLAINED THAT SHE WAS BEING OVERWORKED. AN INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN LAUNCHED TO SEE IF CRIMINAL CHARGES WILL BE FILED AGAINST THE EMPLOYER AND HIS WIFE.

SALMONELLA BACTERIA FOUND IN CHICKEN FEED JKB 8/27/10

  • FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS SAY A NATIONWIDE EGG RECALL COULD BE LINKED TO SALMONELLA BACTERIA FOUND IN CHICKEN FEED AND IN BARN AND WALKWAY AREAS AT TWO EGG PRODUCING PLANTS AT THE CENTER OF THE OUTBREAK.

THE FEED, WHICH WAS PRODUCED AT THE WRIGHT COUNT EGG FACILITY WAS GIVEN TO CHICKENS AT BOTH WRIGHT COUNTY EGG AND HILLANDALE FARMS. THE TWO COMPANIES HAVE RECALLED MORE THAN HALF A BILLION EGGS BETWEEN THEM. MORE THAN 2400 CASES OF SALMONELLA POISONING HAVE BEEN REPORTED BETWEEN MAY 1ST AND AUGUST 25 IN THE 18 STATES WHERE THE EGGS WERE DISTRIBUTED, ALMOST 3 TIMES THE NORMAL AMOUNT.

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