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UPDATE – MISSING PERSON FOUND JKB 12/27/10

  • AN ELDERLY BOONVILLE MAN WHO WENT MISSING FROM HIS HOME LAST WEEK WAS FOUND ON CHRISTMAS EVE.

76 YEAR OLD EUGENE MARSHALL BRIGHT WAS REPORTED MISSING BY HIS NEIGHBOR AT AROUND 9 PM THURSDAY. HE WAS LAST SEEN ON HIS PROPERTY IN THE 9900 BLOCK OF HIGHWAY 128 IN BOONVILLE AT AROUND 5:30 PM. SEVERAL SEARCHES THURSDAY EVENING AND THE NEXT MORNING FAILED TO LOCATE HIM. HE WAS FOUND NEAR HIS HOME BUT ON A NEIGHBORS PROPERTY SHORTLY AFTER NOON ON FRIDAY. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER FOR OBSERVATIONS DUE TO HIS EXPOSURE TO THE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

WOMAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH FREEWAY DEATH JKB 12/27/10

  • A WINDSOR WOMAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEATH OF A MAN WHOS BODY WAS FOUND IN THE MIDDLE OF HIGHWAY 101 IN SANTA ROSA LAST WEEK.

ACCORDING TO POLICE, 32 YEAR OLD RUBI ANN MARTINEZ WAS THE DRIVER OF A PICK UP TRUCK THAT 21 YEAR OLD ENRIQUE RAMIREZ ALVAREZ OF WINDSOR FELL OUT OF EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. INVESTIGATORS SAY MARTINEZ WAS AWARE THAT ALVAREZ HAD FALLEN OUT OF THE BED OF HER PICK UP, BUT MADE AN INTENTIONAL DECISION NOT TO RETURN AND HELP, OR CALL AUTHORITIES. THEY ALSO SAY SHE TOOK EFFORTS TO CONCEAL THE INCIDENT. POLICE ARE UNSURE HOW ALVAREZ FELL OUT OF THE VEHICLE, WHETHER ANYONE ELSE WAS RIDING WITH HIM, OR WHY HE WAS IN THE BED OF THE TRUCK. THEY ARE ALSO INVESTIGATING WHETHER ALVAREZ, WHO HAD EPILEPSY, HAD POSSIBLY SUFFERED A SEIZURE AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT. BASED ON CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE, DETECTIVES BELIEVE MARTINEZ, WHO HAS AN EXTENSIVE CRIMINAL RECORD, WAS DRUNK AT THE TIME SHE LEFT ALVAREZ LYING IN THE ROADWAY. THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING.

BODY FOUND JKB 12/27/10

  • THE BODY OF A SANTA ROSA MAN WHO DISAPPEARED AFTER HE FELL OVERBOARD FROM HIS SAILBOAT EARLIER THIS MONTH HAS BEEN RECOVERED.

A BIRD WATCHER SPOTTED THE BODY OF 28 YEAR OLD CASEY SPEED IN A WETLANDS AREA NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF STRAWBERRY IN MARIN COUNTY AT AROUND 5 PM FRIDAY. SPEED DISAPPEARED WHEN HIS WIFE SAYS HE FELL OVERBOARD WHILE THEIR SAILBOAT WAS ANCHORED IN RICHARDSON BAY NEAR TIBURON DECEMBER 10TH. ACCORDING TO HIS WIFE, HE WAS INTOXICATED AND NOT WEARING A LIFE JACKET WHEN THE INCIDENT OCCURRED. U.S. COAST GUARD OFFICIALS SAY THEY DO NOT BELIEVE FOUL PLAY WAS INVOLVED.

FLASHER SENTENCED TO 60 DAYS IN JAIL JKB 12/27/10

  • A UKIAH MAN WHO EXPOSED HIMSELF TO A 3 YEAR OLD GIRL AND HER MOTHER WAS SENTENCED TO JAIL ON THURSDAY.

53 YEAR OLD JAMES R. DONAHUE THE 3RD WAS ARRESTED NOVEMBER 4TH AFTER HE EXPOSED HIMSELF TO THE VICTIM AND HER TODDLER IN THE PARKING LOT OF AN APARTMENT COMPLEX ON LAWS AVENUE. WHEN POLICE ARRIVED THEY FOUND DONAHUE WEARING A LARGE SWEATSHIRT AND A PAIR OF BAGGY PANTS THAT HAD BEEN CUT APART TO EXPOSE HIS GENITALIA. HE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE CRIME DURING A TRIAL. HE WAS SENTENCED TO 60 DAYS IN JAIL, ORDERED TO UNDERGO A MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION, AND MUST REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER.

SHERIFFS DEPUTY CHARGED IN FIREWORKS ACCIDENT JKB 12/27/10

  • A HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH CHILD ENDANGERMENT AND OTHER CHARGES AFTER A 5 MONTH LONG INVESTIGATION DETERMINED HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAIMING OF A 10 YEAR OLD GIRL.

DEPUTY JOE MARSH AND THE 10 YEAR OLD VICTIM WERE ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO LIGHT A ROMAN CANDLE DURING A 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION WHEN THE FIREWORK EXPLODED. BOTH MARSH AND THE GIRL SUFFERED SEVERE HAND INJURIES, LOSING SEVERAL FINGERS IN THE INCIDENT. PROSECUTORS SAY MARSH WILL BE CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS FIREWORKS, FELONY CHILD ENDANGERMENT AND A SPECIAL ALLEGATION OF INFLICTING GREAT BODILY INJURY FOR BRINGING THE ILLEGAL FIREWORK TO THE PARTY AND THEN LIGHTING IT. MARSH IS CURRENTLY ON UNPAID LEAVE FROM HIS JOB. HE IS SCHEDULED TO BE ARRAIGNED JANUARY 21ST.

MAN BUSTED AT WALMART JKB 12/27/10

  • A CLEARLAKE MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER TRYING TO STEAL TWO PLAY STATION 3 VIDEO GAME PLAYERS FROM WALMART, CHRISTMAS EVE.

20 YEAR OLD DALE MCKAY ALLEGEDLY FLED THE STORE WITH THE TWO CONSOLES AND RAN INTO A NEARBY FIELD AT AROUND 7:30 AM. HE THEN CAME OUT OF THE FILED A SHORT TIME LATER AND WAS SPOTTED BY A POLICE OFFICER. MCKAY FLED AND ATTEMPTED TO RUN BACK INSIDE THE STORE, BUT WAS TACKLED BY A CITIZEN WHO HAD SEEN THE OFFICER CHASING MCKAY THROUGH THE PARKING LOT. HE WAS BOOKED INTO THE COUNTY JAIL WITH BAIL SET AT $10,000. THE MERCHANDISE WAS RECOVERED FROM THE FIELD.

POWER OUTAGE IN LAKE COUNTY JKB 12/27/10

  • MORE THAN 1400 CUSTOMERS IN THE MIDDLETOWN, COBB, KELSEYVILLE AND CLEARLAKE PARK AREAS WERE WITHOUT POWER FOR SEVERAL HOURS DURING PART OF THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

THE OUTAGE OCCURRED AT 7:21 LAST NIGHT AFFECTING HOMES NORTH OF MIDDLETOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 29 AND BUTTS CANYON ROAD TO THE NAPA COUNTY LINE. POWER WAS RESTORED TO ABOUT HALF THE CUSTOMERS BY 10:30 PM, WITH THE REST BACK ON LINE BY 6 AM THIS MORNING. NO WORD YET ON WHAT CAUSED THE OUTAGE.

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