Breaking News: Bomb scare at courthouse
LAKEPORT — Law enforcement evacuated the Lake County Courthouse this morning after receiving a report of a bomb threat. The County Counsel’s office received an anonymous phone call between 9 and 9:20 a.m. warning, “that there was a bomb in the building and to leave the marijuana people alone. The issue of new county-proposed regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries was scheduled for discussion at 10 a.m. during today’s regular meeting of the Lake County Planning Commission.
Lake County Sheriff’s began clearing the courthouse around 9:20 a.m. The entire building was emptied and a perimeter established shortly thereafter. Officers extended the perimeter to several blocks around the courthouse by 10:45 a.m. Officers did not find any evidence of a bomb during an initial sweep, and the LCSO is working to trace the source of the call.
ID released in Mendocino County jail death
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A man who died after an apparent suicide attempt in the Mendocino County jail has been identified as twenty-nine year old Lance Scholfield. The investigation is continuing into the death by hanging. Scholfield, a Mendocino County transient, was found unconscious in his cell last week. He died on Monday.
A corrections officer who found him called for help and began resuscitation efforts. The inmate had a pulse when fire fighters arrived and was flown to St. Helena Hospital. He was arrested April 21 after a confrontation with two Fort Bragg police officers at Bainbridge Park. Scholfield was treated for minor injuries then transported to the Mendocino County jail where he was booked on suspicion of battery, battery against a police officer and obstructing and resisting officers. The was found uncoscious in his cell the next day.
Lake County man arrested on suspicion of child abuse
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A Lake County man who reportedly whipped his teen-age daughter with a belt after he came home for lunch and found a boy in their house was arrested for suspected child abuse after the girl turned up at school the next day with a bruised leg and arm.
Roderic Ian Hilliard, a county code enforcement officer, was taken into custody for suspicion of willful cruelty to a child. His 17-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son were taken into protective custody by Child Protective Services.
He is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Teen arrested in theft of mom’s car
Police arrested a 17-year-old Philo girl who allegedly stole her mother’s car Tuesday night and injured her mother in the process, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the 7600 block of Highway 128 in Philo. Susan Juster told police her 17-year-old daughter was distraught over a breakup with a boy. She heard her car start in the carport a short time later She confronted the teen, who was in the driver’s seat of the car. Juster tried to open the car door and the teen allegedly drove away, causing Juster to fall and injure her head. Deputies spotted the stolen car on Highway 253 and tried to pull it over. The teen allegedly refused to stop, and was eventually pulled over at the Shell gas station on South State Street and Talmage after a short, slow-speed pursuit. Police arrested the teen without incident.
Redwood Valley firm earns contract for Anton Stadium
: 04/28/2011 12:12:52
The Ukiah City Council last week approved awarding a bid to construct Anton Stadium’s main building for about $500,000. Project and Grant Administrator Guy Mills said three of the four bids for the project were from local companies, and Ferranti Construction of Redwood Valley submitted the lowest. Ferranti’s bid was $503,176. The renovation project for Anton Stadium has been broken into three phases, The first phase includes construction of “the engineered steel building including foundation, seating and installation.” Phase 2 includes parking, entry points and sidewalks, and Phase 3 includes interior finishing of the multi-purpose room, bathroom walls, electrical, windows, fire sprinklers and fixtures.