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PERSON OF INTEREST SOUGHT IN SHOOTING JKB 6/20/11

  • LAKE COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARE SEARCHING FOR A MAN BELIEVED TO BE INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING IN CLEARLAKE SATURDAY NIGHT THAT WOUNDED 5 PEOPLE AND KILLED A 4 YEAR OLD BOY.

29 YEAR OLD KEVIN STONE OF CLEARLAKE IS BEING SOUGHT AS A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE SHOOTING THAT OCCURRED JUST BEFORE 11 PM. POLICE HAVE WITHHELD THE NAMES OF THE VICTIMS, INCLUDING BOY WHO DIED AFTER BEING TAKEN TO ST. HELENA HOSPITAL. THE 5 OTHERS WERE TAKEN BY HELICOPTER TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND UC DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER. THEIR CONDITIONS HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED. STONE IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MALE ADULT WITH BROWN EYES AND BROWN HAIR, STANDING 5 FEET 10 INCHES TALL AND WEIGHING 170 POUNDS. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON HIS WHEREABOUTS IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE CLEARLAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

WOMAN KILLED IN DRIVEWAY JKB 6/20/11

  • A KELSEYVILLE WOMAN WAS KILLED IN AN APPARENT TRAGIC ACCIDENT IN A DRIVEWAY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

65 YEAR OLD MARGE BRINK WAS HELPING HER FRIEND, 72 YEAR OLD DAVID ROBBINS BACK HIS PICK UP TRUCK INTO HIS DRIVEWAY, WHEN HE LOST SIGHT OF HER AND BACKED INTO HER, PINNING HER AGAINST A PORTION OF THE GARAGE AT AROUND 3 PM. ROBBINS CALLED 911 AND ATTEMPTED TO PROVIDE FIRST AID. BRINK WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. FOUL PLAY IS NOT SUSPECTED, AND NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WERE FOUND WITH THE TRUCK.

FIRE IN SONOMA COUNTY JAIL JKB 6/20/11

  • A MATTRESS FIRE IN A CELL AT THE SONOMA COUNTY JAIL LAST NIGHT, APPEARED TO BE INTENTIONALLY SET BY THE JAIL INMATE.

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS QUICKLY DOUSED THE BLAZE. INVESTIGATORS SAY THE FIRE WAS STARTED AT AROUND 7:25 PM USING A SPARK PRODUCED BY A LIGHT FIXTURE THAT HAD BEEN TAMPERED WITH. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

FATHER AND TWO KIDS RESCUED JKB 6/20/11

  • A FATHER AND HIS TWO CHILDREN WERE RESCUED AFTER THEIR BOAT CAPSIZED IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY ON FATHERS DAY.

A COAST GUARD CREW RESCUED THE THREE AFTER THEIR 19 FOOT ALUMINUM BOAT OVERTURNED NEAR ALAMEDA. THE FAMILY OF THREE WERE IN THE WATER FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES BEFORE RESCUERS ARRIVED. IT IS NOT KNOW IF THEY WERE WEARING LIFE VESTS. ALL THREE WERE TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL FOR EVALUATION.

BODY FOUND JKB 6/20/11

  • POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE DISCOVERY OF A BODY FOUND ON DAM ROAD BEHIND RAYS FOOD PLACE IN CLEARLAKE THURSDAY EVENING.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAUSE OF DEATH AND IDENTITY OF THE BODY IS PENDING FURTHER INVESTIGATION.

SHERIFFS LIEUTENANT INJURED JKB 6/20/11

  • AN OFF DUTY MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS LIEUTENANT AND HIS WIFE WERE INJURED WHEN THEIR MOTORCYCLE STRUCK A PICK UP TRUCK TOWING A TRAVEL TRAILER ON HIGHWAY 20 BETWEEN FORT BRAGG AND WILLITS ON SATURDAY.

ACCORDING TO THE CHP, LT. JOHN BUSHNELL AND HIS WIFE WERE FOLLOWING THE TRUCK AND TRAILER AND BEGAN TO PASS WHEN THE TRUCK SLOWED TO MAKE A LEFT HAND TURN WITHOUT SIGNALING. THE TRUCK TURNED DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE MOTORCYCLE, AND BUSHNELL LAID THE BIKE OVER TO AVOID A DIRECT IMPACT. THE MOTORCYCLE STRUCK THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE AND THE BUSHNELLS ENDED UP PINNED UNDERNEATH THE TRAVEL TRAILER. BUSHNELL SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES, WHILE HIS WIFE SUFFERED MODERATE INJURIES.

BURNS TO LEAVE UVMC JKB 6/20/11

  • PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER, TERRY BURNS ANNOUNCED THAT HIS IS RESIGNING LAST WEEK.

BURNS WILL LEAVE UVMC AND ADVENTIST HEALTH IN MID JULY AND JOIN OHIO-BASED KETTERING HEALTH NETWORK AS PRESIDENT OF GREENE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN ZENIA AND SOIN MEDICAL CENTER IN FAIRBORN. A COMMUNITY WIDE FAREWELL ROAST IS PLANNED FOR JULY 18TH AT 5:30 PM AT THE UKIAH VALLEY CONFERENCE CENTER. SHERIFF TOM ALLMAN WILL SERVE AS MASTER OF CEREMONIES. A COME AND GO RECEPTION WILL BE HELD FORM 5 TO 7 PM, WITH THE ROAST BEGINNING AT 5:30 PM.

WILLITS STABBING SUSPECT ARRESTED IN LA JKB 6/20/11

  • A WILLITS MAN WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH A GANG RELATED STABBING WAS ARRESTED IN L.A. EARLIER THIS MONTH AND RETURNED TO MENDOCINO COUNTY LAST WEEK.

ALEXANDER CISNEROS HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF THE 20 YEAR OLD VICTIM FOR A STABBING THAT OCCURRED OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL STREET APARTMENTS APRIL 9TH.

DRUG BUST JKB 6/20/11

  • A CLEARLAKE OAKS WOMAN WAS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES AFTER BEING FOUND IN POSSESSION OF MORE THAN A HALF OUNCE OF METHAMPHETAMINE DURING THE SERVICE OF A SEARCH WARRANT LAST WEEK.

47 YEAR OLD TAMMI DURAN WAS ARRESTED ON FRIDAY AFTER POLICE FORCED THEIR WAY INTO HER HOME ON THE WARRANT WHEN SHE REFUSED TO ANSWER THE DOOR.

HIGHWAY 53 ROADWORK JKB 6/20/11

  • CALTRANS HAS BEGUN WORK ON A HIGHWAY REHABILITATION PROJECT ON HIGHWAY 53 FORM JUST SOUTH OF 40TH AVENUE TO ROUTE 20.

ONE WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC WILL BE IN EFFECT DURING THE WORK HOURS FROM 7 AM TO 6 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. MOTORISTS SHOULD ANTICIPATE AT LEAST 10 MINUTE DELAYS.

FIRE SEASON STARTS JKB 6/20/11

  • CAL FIRE HAS DECLARED TODAY AS THE START OF THE NORTH COAST FIRE SEASON AND IS WARNING THAT LATE SEASON RAINS HAVE PRODUCED A BUMPER CROP OF FAST DRYING GRASSES THAT HOLD THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FASTER AND HOTTER BURNING WILDFIRES.

HOMEOWNERS ARE ADVISED TO MAKE SURE THERE IS PLENTY OF CLEAR SPACE AROUND THEIR HOMES, AND ANYONE LIVING IN FOREST, BRUSH, GRASS COVERED OR MOUNTAINOUS AREAS ARE REQUIRED TO CREATE AT LEAST 100 FEET OF DEFENSIBLE SPACE AROUND BUILDINGS.

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