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STATEWIDE AMBER ALERT JKB 10/8/10

  • A STATEWIDE AMBER ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR TWO BROTHERS, AGES 2 AND 4 WHO WERE ABDUCTED IN ANAHEIM CALIFORNIA LAST NIGHT.

2 YEAR OLD JUSTIN QUINONES IS 2 FEET 6 INCHES TALL, 38 POUNDS, WITH BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES. HE WAS WEARING A BUZZ LIGHTYEAR T-SHIRT, BEIGE SHORTS AND A BLUE JACKET. 4 YEAR OLD JACOB QUINONES IS 3 FEET TALL, 62 POUNDS WITH BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES AND WAS WEARING A BUZZ LIGHTYEAR T-SHIRT, BEIGE SHORTS AND A GREY JACKET. THE SUSPECTS ARE DESCRIBED AS AN OLDER WHITE OR LIGHT SKINNED HISPANIC MAN, AND WHITE OR LIGHT SKINNED HEAVY SET HISPANIC MAN, 5 FEET 10 INCHES TALL WITH LONG HAIR, MUSTACHE, AND AN OVERBITE. HE WAS WEARING SHORTS AND A BASEBALL CAP. THE SUSPECT VEHICLE IS A 2010 DODGE CARAVAN SILVER OR PEWTER IN COLOR WITH A DENT IN THE RIGHT FRONT DOOR AND TINTED WINDOWS. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IMMEDIATELY.

E-QUAKE NEAR ALASKA JKB 10/8/10

  • A 6.4 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRUCK OFF THE WEST COAST OF ALASKA YESTERDAY EVENING IN A REMOTE AREA OF THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS.

IT WAS FOLLOWED BY A NUMBER OF MODERATE SIZED AFTERSHOCKS, INCLUDING ONES OF 6.1, 5.3 AND 4.6 IN MAGNITUDE. THE QUAKE, WHICH STRUCK AT 6:26 PM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME, WAS CENTERED 60 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ADAK AND 1,180 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ANCHORAGE. SO FAR THERE HAVE BEEN NO REPORTS OF DAMAGE OR INJURIES. NO TSUNAMI WARNINGS OR ALERTS WERE ISSUED.

MISSING CLEARLAKE TEEN RETURNS HOME JKB 10/8/10

  • A MISSING DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED TEENAGER WHO DISAPPEARED TUESDAY NIGHT, RETURNED HOME SAFE AND SOUND ON WEDNESDAY.

AUTHORITIES ASKED FOR THE PUBLICS HELP IN LOCATING 16 YEAR OLD JANEA ARMSTEAD OF CLEARLAKE AFTER SHE WALKED AWAY FROM A PEARL AVENUE RESIDENCE LATE TUESDAY EVENING. AFTER RETURNING HOME, ARMSTEAD SAID SHE WAS FINE AND THAT SHE JUST WANTED TO SPEND THE NIGHT OUT ON HER OWN.

FATALITY CONFIRMED JKB 10/8/10

  • THE CHP HAS CONFIRMED THAT THE DRIVER OF A PICK UP TRUCK THAT OVERTURNED INTO CLEARLAKE FROM HIGHWAY 20 BETWEEN CLEARLAKE AND LUCERNE WEDNESDAY EVENING DIED IN THE ACCIDENT.

THE NAME OF THE 40 YEAR OLD VICTIM HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED BY THE CHP PENDING NOTIFICATION OF FAMILY MEMBERS. ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS THE DRIVER WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND WHEN, FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, ALLOWED HIS TRUCK TO DRIFT OFF THE SOUTH ROADWAY EDGE WHERE IT OVERTURNED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AND CAME TO REST UPSIDE DOWN IN THE LAKE. THE DRIVER WAS TRAPPED INSIDE. ACCORDING TO AN EYE WITNESS, THE MAN MAY HAVEN BEEN PULLING OVER TO ALLOW FASTER VEHICLES TO PASS. THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CRASH IS CONTINUING.

AUTOPSY RESULTS FOR 4 YEAR OLD BOY RELEASED JKB 10/8/10

  • AN AUTOPSY ON A 4 YEAR OLD HUMBOLDT COUNTY BOY HAS CONFIRMED THAT THE CHILD DIED FROM BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA TO HIS HEAD AND STOMACH.

HIS GRANDMOTHER, DONNA BLOUNT, FOUND DYLAN BLOUNT-CHAMBERS NOT BREATHING ON JULY 24TH. HE WAS TAKEN TO MAD RIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM. POLICE ARRESTED THE LIVE IN BOY FRIEND OF DYLANS MOTHER, 25 YEAR OLD LEON BIGLEGGENS. HE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH MURDER, ASSAULT ON A CHILD AND FELONY CHILD ABUSE.

FORT BRAGG PHONE SCAM JKB 10/8/10

  • A PHONE SCAM USING THE FORT BRAGG POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FORT BRAGG FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PREY UPON UNSUSPECTING VICTIMS HAS BEEN REPORTED.

ACCORDING TO THE FORT BRAGG POLICE DEPARTMENT, THEY HAVE HAD SEVERAL REPORTS OF INDIVIDUALS CALLING AND ASKING FOR SPONSORS AND DONATIONS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES TO HAVE THEIR NAMES INCLUDED IN POLICE AND FIRE YEARBOOKS. THE FORT BRAGG POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE FORT BRAGG FIRE DEPARTMENT ARE NOT SOLICITING FUNDS FOR ANY PROJECTS AND THE CALLS ARE FRAUDULENT. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION RELATED TO THESE CALLS IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE FORT BRAGG POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SHERIFF MITCHELL CLEARED OF CAMPAIGN VIOLATIONS JKB 10/8/10

  • THE CALIFORNIA FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION HAS RULED THAT LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF ROD MITCHELL DID NOT VIOLATE FAIR ELECTION RULES DURING HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE MIDDLETOWN PARADE ON JUNE 19TH.

A COMPLAINT FILED IN JULY ALLEGED THAT SHERIFF MITCHELL AUTHORIZED THE USE OF SHERIFFS VEHICLES, POLICE DOGS AND ON DUTY OFFICERS DURING THE PARADE IN, WHICH HE HANDED OUT CAMPAIGN LITERATURE. USING VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM THE PARADE, THE COMMISSION DETERMINED THAT SHERIFF MITCHELL DID CAMPAIGN DURING THE EVENT BUT DID NOT USE PUBLIC MONEYS, IN THE FORM OF COUNTY SHERIFF RESOURCES AND PERSONNEL IN CONNECTION WITH HIS CAMPAIGN ACTIVITY AND THAT HIS ENTRIES INTO THE PARADE DID NOT USE OFFICIAL SHERIFF VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT OR ON DUTY PERSONNEL.

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