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FATAL ACCIDENT JKB 5/30/11

  • A WILLITS WOMAN WAS KILLED IN A HEAD ON COLLISION ON SHERWOOD ROAD NEAR BROOKTRAILS THURSDAY MORNING.

48 YEAR OLD SANDRA YOUNG DIED WHEN HER CAR WAS STRUCK BY 64 YEAR OLD HELEN LESLIE, ALSO OF WILLITS. ACCORDING TO POLICE LESLIE LOST CONTROL OF HER VEHICLE AND CROSSED THE CENTERLINE AT AROUND 11:20 AM. YOUNG, WHO WAS NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT, DIED AT THE SCENE. LESLIE SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

HIT & RUN ACCIDENT JKB 5/30/11

  • UKIAH POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE DRIVER OF SMALL PICK UP TRUCK WHO STRUCK A MAN AND HIS YOUNG SON AS THEY WERE CROSSING STATE STREET IN A CROSSWALK AT THE CORNER OF WEST CHURCH STREET SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

ONE VEHICLE STOPPED TO LET THE PAIR CROSS, BUT THE PICK UP DID NOT. THE FATHER SUFFERED A SEVERE BUT NON LIFE THREATENING LEG INJURY. HIS SON, REPORTED TO BE 4 YEARS OLD, SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. THE PICK UP SPED OFF. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INCIDENT IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE UKIAH POLICE DEPARTMENT.

FIERY ROLL OVER CRASH JKB 5/30/11

  • A LAYTONVILLE WOMAN SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES WHEN SHE WAS EJECTED DURING A FIERY ROLL OVER CRASH ON HIGHWAY 101 JUST SOUTH OF THE MENDOCINO COUNTY LINE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

ACCORDING TO THE CHP, ROBERT WALBURN OF LAYTONVILLE WAS DRIVING SOUTHBOUND IN HIS PICK UP TRUCK WHEN HE ALLOWED THE VEHICLE TO LEAVE THE ROADWAY AND TRAVEL UP AN UNIMPROVED SHOULDER AT AROUND 6 AM. THE TRUCK ROLLED SEVERAL TIMES AND CAUGHT FIRE. 20 YEAR OLD HEATHER WALBURN WAS EJECTED FROM THE PICK UP. SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WHERE SHE WAS LISTED IN STABLE CONDITION AS OF LAST NIGHT. ROBERT WALBURN AND A 5 YEAR OLD CHILD WERE TREATED AND RELEASED AT THE SCENE.

BODY POSITIVE ID JKB 5/30/11

  • AUTHORITIES HAVE POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED THE BODY FOUND IN THE WRECKAGE OF A PLANE SOUTH OF LAKE TAHOE AS THAT OF WELL KNOWN LOCAL AREA WINEMAKER ROBERT BUDGE BROWN.

THE 78 YEAR OLD BROWN WAS THE OWNER OF CLEAVAGE CREEK CELLARS IN NAPA, AND TULIP HILL WINERY IN NICE. HIS PLANE DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR MAY 18TH.

MISSING DIVER JKB 5/30/11

  • AUTHORITIES ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR A MISSING ABALONE DIVER WHO DISAPPEARED OFF THE MENDOCINO COAST 3 MILES SOUTH OF FORT BRAGG.

ANOTHER DIVER, REPORTED TO BE HIS DIVING PARTNER WAS RESCUED SHORTLY AFTER THE U.S. COAST GUARD RECEIVED A CALL THAT TWO DIVERS WERE IN DISTRESS SOMETIME AFTER 3 PM SATURDAY. THE 2ND DIVER HAD STILL NOT BEEN LOCATED BY SUNDAY EVENING. NO OTHER DETAILS, INCLUDING THE NAMES OF THE DIVERS, HAS BEEN RELEASED.

3.7 QUAKE AT THE GEYSERS JKB 5/30/11

  • THE GEYSERS WERE RATTLED BY A 3.7 MAGNITUDE QUAKE ON SATURDAY, THE 14TH QUAKE 3.0 OR LARGER TO STRIKE THE AREA SINCE THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.

THE QUAKE OCCURRED AT 3:55 PM AND WAS CENTERED 2 MILES EAST OF THE STEAM FIELDS, AND 4 MILES SOUTH WEST OF COBB.

POT BUST JKB 5/30/11

  • 3 MEN FROM SAN JOSE WERE ARRESTED FOR A MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION ON BUS MCGALL ROAD SOUTH OF UKIAH LAST WEEK.

AGENTS WITH THE MAJOR CRIMES TASK FORCE SEIZED 250 MARIJUANA PLANTS, 20 POUNDS OF PROCESSED MARIJUANA, FIREARMS, APPROXIMATELY $75,000 IN CASH AND A HONEY OLD LAB. 64 YEAR OLD DAVID BUENO, 33 YEAR OLD SHAWN HOWELLS, AND 28 YEAR OLD DAVID GAROFOLO WERE ARRESTED AT THE SITE WITHOUT INCIDENT.

D.A. INVESTIGATES SHERIFF INCIDENTS JKB 5/30/11

  • LAKE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DON ANDERSON ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY THAT HE IS INVESTIGATING TWO RECENT INCIDENTS INVOLVING THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT.

THE FIRST IS THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT DECISION TO BLOCK MEMBERS OF THE HELLS ANGELS MOTORCYCLE CLUB FROM ENTERING THE COUNTY MAY 14TH WHEN A RIVAL MOTORCYCLE GANG THE VAGOS HELD A GATHERING IN LAKEPORT. THE 2ND INCIDENT BEING INVESTIGATED WAS AN ARMED CONFRONTATION BETWEEN CLEARLAKE POLICE AND UNDERCOVER LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES DURING A DRUG BUST, WHEN SHERIFF FRANK RIVERO FAILED TO NOTIFY CLEARLAKE POLICE OF THE UNDERCOVER OPERATION.

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