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FIRE DESTROYS HOME JKB 10/11/10

  • A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER WERE ABLE TO ESCAPE TO SAFETY WHEN A FIRE DESTROYED THEIR 102 YEAR OLD HOME ON NORTH SCHOOL STREET IN UKIAH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

THE BLAZE WAS REPORTED AT ABOUT 3 AM AFTER THE PAIR HAD COME HOME AFTER A NIGHT ON THE TOWN. THE STRUCTURE WAS FULLY ENGULFED IN FLAME BY THE TIME FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED. A 200 FOOT REDWOOD TREE NEXT TO THE HOME ALSO CAUGHT FIRE AND AN ELECTRICAL LINE TO THE HOUSE BURNED THROUGH AND WAS ARCING IN NEARBY BUSHES. 26 FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED THE BLAZE TO KEEP IT FROM SPREADING. THE DAUGHTER INITIALLY TRIED TO PUT OUT THE FLAMES AND SUFFERED A BURN TO THE BACK OF HER HAND. NO OTHER INJURIES WERE REPORTED. ALTHOUGH THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION, AUTHORITIES SAY AN UNATTENDED CIGARETTE MAY HAVE BEEN TO BLAME.

FIRE DESTROYS MOBILE HOME JKB 10/11/10

  • ACCORDING TO FIRE INVESTIGATORS, FAULTY ELECTRICAL WIRING APPEARS TO BE THE CAUSE OF A FIRE THAT DAMAGED A DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME NORTH OF UKIAH ON SATURDAY.

DRIVERS ON HIGHWAY 101 CALLED 911 TO REPORT THE FIRE AT THE PINOLEVILLE DRIVE HOME NEAR ORR SPRINGS ROAD AT 8:45 PM. THE BLAZE WAS CONFINED TO A BACK BEDROOM AND CAUSED AN ESTIMATED $25,000 IN DAMAGE TO THE STRUCTURE AND $1000 DAMAGE TO ITS CONTENTS. THERE WERE NO REPORTED INJURIES.

FATAL ID JKB 10/11/10

  • A LAKEPORT MAN WHO DIED AFTER HIS PICK UP TRUCK CRASHED INTO CLEARLAKE LAST WEEK HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 40 YEAR OLD ROBERT PETER ANGLE.

ANGLE WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND WHEN FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, ALLOWED HIS TRUCK TO DRIFT OFF THE ROADWAY WHERE IT OVERTURNED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AND CAME TO REST UPSIDE DOWN IN THE LAKE SHORTLY BEFORE 7 PM. ANGLE WAS TRAPPED IN THE VEHICLE. HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AFTER BEING TRANSPORTED TO SUTTER LAKESIDE HOSPITAL. HIS EXACT CAUSE OF DEATH IS PENDING THE RESULTS OF AN AUTOPSY. THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CRASH IS CONTINUING.

TWO WOMEN ARRESTED ON COAST JKB 10/11/10

  • TWO FORT BRAGG WOMEN WERE ARRESTED AFTER A DOMESTIC DISPUTE AT THE HIDDEN PINES CAMPGROUND OFF HIGHWAY 1 LATE FRIDAY.

POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE CAMPGROUND SOUTH OF FORT BRAGG JUST BEFORE 11 PM WHERE THE 49 YEAR OLD MALE VICTIM REPORTED BEING ATTACKED BY 49 YEAR OLD SOPHIE CONTY. CONTY FLED TO ANOTHER NEARBY CAMPSITE. WHEN DEPUTIES WENT TO SPEAK WITH HERE, 61 YEAR OLD CAROLYN KING TRIED TO PUSH THEM AWAY. CONTY WAS ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. KING WAS ARRESTED ON THREATENING VIOLENCE ON A POLICE OFFICER.

THEFT ARREST JKB 10/11/10

  • THE INVESTIGATION INTO REDWOOD BURLS THAT WERE STOLEN FROM PROPERTY OWNED BY THE MENDOCINO REDWOOD COMPANY LED TO THE ARREST OF A POINT ARENA MAN ON FRIDAY.

SECURITY AGENTS ALERTED SHERIFFS DEPUTIES TO THE THEFTS THAT OCCURRED IN POINT ARENA. 49 YEAR OLD ROBERT SHERMAN WAS IDENTIFIED AS A SUSPECT AND POLICE FOUND THE MISSING REDWOOD BURLS AT HIS HOME. SHERMAN IS WAITING TRIAL FOR SEVERAL OTHER THEFT RELATED CASES IN MENDOCINO COUNTY AND REPORTEDLY HAS A LONG HISTORY OF THEFT OFFENSES, DATING BACK TO 1998.

GREAT PUMPKIN WEIGH OFF JKB 10/11/10

  • FOR THE 5TH YEAR IN A ROW, TALMAGE RESIDENT BEN FILLMORE HAD THE BIGGEST PUMPKIN AT SATURDAYS GREAT PUMPKIN WEIGH OFF.

FILLMORES PRODIGIOUS PUMPKIN TIPPED THE SCALES AT 1,048 POUNDS. HIS ENTRY THIS YEAR WASNT QUITE AS LARGE AS HIS RECORD SETTING PUMPKIN IN 2008 THAT WEIGHED IN AT 1,109 POUNDS, OR LAST YEARS ENTRY THAT WEIGHED 1,103 POUNDS, BUT IT WAS STILL 342 POUNDS HEAVIER THAN HIS NEAREST COMPETITOR, DEVEN BOYLE AND HIS 706 POUND ENTRY. IN A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT, FILLMORE SAID HE HAS DECIDED NOT TO ENTER NEXT YEAR IN ORDER TO GIVE SOMEONE ELSE A CHANCE AT THE TOP SPOT.

BURGLAR SENTENCED JKB 10/11/10

  • A REDWOOD CITY MAN WHO ADMITTED TO BURGLARIZING THE HOME OF A FAMILY JUST DAYS AFTER THEY WERE KILLED IN A TRAFFIC COLLISION LAST NOVEMBER WAS SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN STATE PRISON ON FRIDAY.

27 YEAR OLD MICHAEL GUTIERREZ AND HIS FORMER GIRLFRIEND, 30 YEAR OLD MARIE TRUE PLEADED GUILTY TO THE BURGLARY IN JULY. THE TWO BROKE IN AND RANSACKED THE HOME 3 DAYS AFTER JOHN AND SUSAN MALONEY AND THEIR TWO CHILDREN AGES 8 AND 5 WERE KILLED IN THE COLLISION WHILE RETURNING HOME FROM VACATIONING IN HAWAII. TRUE IS SCHEDULED TO SENTENCED OCTOBER 27TH. SHE FACES A MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF 6 YEARS IN STATE PRISON.

SEX CRIMES SENTENCE JKB 10/11/10

  • A WILLITS MAN WAS CONVICTED ON THURSDAY OF SUPPLYING MARIJUANA TO A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL AND THEN HAVING SEX WITH HER ON 3 SEPARATE OCCASIONS.

29 YEAR OLD TIMOTHY RUSSELL RYAN WAS CONVICTED BY A JURY AFTER A 4 DAY TRIAL THAT INCLUDED TESTIMONY FROM THE VICTIM, HER MOTHER AND A PERSON TO WHOM RYAN BRAGGED ABOUT MOLESTING THE GIRL. HE COULD NOW FACE A SENTENCE OF UP TO 15 YEARS 4 MONTHS IN STATE PRISON. HE IS SCHEDULED TO BE SENTENCED DECEMBER 13TH.

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