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HOME INVASION ROBBERY JKB 12/23/10

  • CLEARLAKE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A REPORTED HOME INVASION ROBBERY THAT OCCURRED EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.

ACCORDING TO POLICE THE VICTIM SAID HE WAS SLEEPING AT HOME WHEN TWO BLACK MEN KICKED IN HIS DOOR AND BEAT HIM AT AROUND 6:30 AM. HE WAS THEN HELD AT GUNPOINT BY ONE OF THE MEN WHO WAS WEARING A SKI MASK WHILE THE OTHER RANSACKED THE HOUSE. THE SUSPECTS THEN FLED THE SCENE AND THE VICTIM WAS ABLE TO GO TO A NEIGHBORS HOUSE TO CALL POLICE. IT IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME EXACTLY WHAT WAS TAKEN DURING THE ROBBERY, BUT SEVERAL OF THE VICTIMS PERSONAL ITEMS WERE FOUND IN THE STREET OUTSIDE THE HOME. THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO ST. HELENA HOSPITAL IN CLEARLAKE FOR HIS INJURIES. NO OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CASE HAS BEEN RELEASED.

BODY FOUND ON ROADWAY JKB 12/23/10

  • A MAN WHOS BODY WAS FOUND EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING IN THE NORTHBOUND LANE OF HIGHWAY 101 IN SANTA ROSA HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 21 YEAR OLD ENRIQUE ALVAREZ RAMIREZ OF WINDSOR.

BASED ON HIS INJURIES, INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE A VEHICLE STRUCK RAMIREZ SOMETIME AFTER MIDNIGHT TUESDAY. HIS BODY WAS DISCOVERED BY A PASSING MOTORIST AT AROUND 1:40 AM IN THE MIDDLE LANE OF THE FREEWAY JUST NORTH OF THE MENDOCINO AVENUE ON RAMP. AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT RULED OUT FOUL PLAY AND ARE NOT SURE IF RAMIREZ CAME FROM A VEHICLE OR WAS TRYING TO CROSS THE HIGHWAY WHEN HE WAS HIT. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INCIDENT IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE SANTA ROSA AREA CHP.

MURDER SENTENCE JKB 12/23/10

  • A DEL NORTE COUNTY MAN WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO THE EXECUTION STYLE KILLING OF A CRESCENT CITY WOMAN WAS SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS TO LIFE IN STATE PRISON YESTERDAY.

ROBERT LOREN PROCTOR SHOT 26 YEAR OLD AMY KAUFMANN TO DEATH ON JANUARY 24 IN REQUA, OUTSIDE KLAMATH NEAR PROCTORS PROPERTY. KAUFMANN HAD BEEN A WITNESS IN THE MURDER CASE OF 23 YEAR OLD MICHELLE ASHLEE DICKSON WHO WAS KILLED BY JOSIAH MILLER OF ARCATA IN JULY OF 2008. PROCTOR PLEADED GUILTY TO 2ND DEGREE MURDER IN OCTOBER.

MEANWHILE ON THE SAME DAY, MILLER WAS SENTENCED TO JUST 11 YEARS IN STATE PRISON, THE MAXIMUM TERM HE COULD RECEIVE, AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO THE VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER OF DICKSON. ACCORDING TO PROSECUTORS, MILLER STABBED DICKSON TO DEATH AFTER HE LURED HER TO A REMOTE PLACE JUST OUTSIDE OF CRESCENT CITY UNDER THE PRETENSE OF BUYING MARIJUANA. HE THEN SET FIRE TO HER VEHICLE AND DROVE HER BODY OVER THE STATE LINE WHERE HE DUMPED IT OFF THE HIGHEST BRIDGE IN OREGON. SHE WAS FOUND A WEEK LATER BY HIKERS. PROSECUTORS OFFERED THE PLEA DEAL WITH THE VICTIMS FAMILIES CONSENT BECAUSE OF MINIMAL PHYSICAL EVIDENCE IN THE CASE.

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION JKB 12/23/10

  • CLEARLAKE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING THAT OCCURRED AT AROUND 6:30 TUESDAY NIGHT NEAR THE SOUTH END OF OLD HIGHWAY 53.

POLICE RECEIVED SEVERAL CALLS FROM RESIDENTS REPORTING NUMEROUS SHOTS FIRED. WHILE OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE AREA A FEMALE CALLER REPORTED THAT HER VEHICLE HAD BEEN SHOT WHILE SHE WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF CYPRESS AVENUE AND OLD HIGHWAY 53. THE SUSPECT IN THE INCIDENT IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE OR HISPANIC MALE THAT WAS LAST SEEN WEARING DARK CLOTHING AND A DARK COLORED HOODED SWEATSHIRT. HE WAS LAST SEEN ON FOOT NEAR THE INTERSECTION WHERE THE WOMANS CAR WAS SHOT. THE MOTIVE FOR THE SHOOTING IS UNKNOWN. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INCIDENT IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE CLEARLAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

CHP MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT WEEKEND JKB 12/23/10

  • THE LONG CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WEEKEND WILL GET UNDERWAY THIS EVENING AND THAT MEANS OF COURSE THAT THE CHP WILL BE OUT IN FORCE LOOKING FOR THE UNSAFE, UNBELTED AND UNDER THE INFLUENCE DRIVER.

THE MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT WEEKEND WILL BE EFFECT FROM 6 PM TONIGHT UNTIL MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, SO BE CAREFUL OUT THERE AND GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE GOING, ESPECIALLY DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER. FROM ALL OF US HERE AT K-WINE, WE HOPE YOU AND YOURS HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY.

UKIAH POST OFFICE DECISION COMING SOON JKB 12/23/10

  • THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK THAT A DECISION AS TO WEATHER THE DOWNTOWN UKIAH POST OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED AND OPERATIONS CONSOLIDATED WITH THE POSTAL ANNEX ON SOUTH ORCHARD AVE. WILL LIKELY BE MADE WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH.

ACCORDING TO A USPS SPOKESPERSON, THE VICE PRESIDENT OF AREA OPERATIONS IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A DECISION WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS ON WHETHER OR NOT TO BEGIN THE FORMAL PROCESS OF RELOCATION AND CONSOLIDATION. THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL HAS ALREADY SENT A LETTER TO THE POSTAL SERVICE VOICING THEIR OBJECTIONS TO ANY PROPOSED CLOSING OF THE DOWNTOWN OFFICE.

PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES ADULT DAY CARE JKB 12/23/10

  • THE UKIAH PLANNING COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE GRANTING OF A PERMIT TO THE UKIAH VALLEY ASSOCIATION FOR HABILITATION TO OPERATE AN ADULT DAY CARE FACILITY ON SOUTH DORA STREET.

THE FACILITY WILL PROVIDE NON-RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR 13 NON-AMBULATORY ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AT THE SITE OF A FORMER PHYSICAL THERAPY OFFICE. THE PROPOSED HOURS OF OPERATION ARE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM.

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