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PROVOCATIVE ACT MURDER TRIAL JKB 6/27/11

  • A LAYTONVILLE MAN WILL STAND TRIAL FOR MURDER UNDER A LAW THAT CAN HOLD A PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR A DEATH, EVEN IF SOMEONE ELSE COMMITTED THE KILLING.

39 YEAR OLD NOAH SHINN IS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN THE MASTERMIND BEHIND A MARIJUANA RELATED HOME INVASION ROBBERY IN WHICH ONE OF HIS ACCOMPLICES, 21 YEAR OLD TIMOTHY BURGER WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY THE HOME OWNER JILL CAHILL. SHINNS 19 YEAR OLD SON, AND ANOTHER MAN INVOLVED IN THE ROBBERY HAVE AGREED TO TESTIFY AGAINST SHIN. SHINN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH MURDER UNDER THE PROVOCATIVE ACT DOCTRINE.

STABBING INVESTIGATION JKB 6/27/11

  • LAKEPORT POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A THE STABBING OF A MAN THAT OCCURRED AT AROUND 2:30 FRIDAY MORNING.

THE 20 YEAR OLD MALE VICTIM SAID HE DISCOVERED TWO UNKNOWN MALES IN AN ADJACENT VACANT HOME ON MANZANITA STREET AND CONFRONTED THEM. ONE OF THE MALES STABBED THE VICTIM WITH A SMALL KNIFE AND BOTH MEN FLED ON FOOT. THE SUSPECT WHO DID THE STABBING IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MALE WITH SHORT DARK HAIR WEARING DARK CLOTHING. THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL, TREATED AND RELEASED.

E-QUAKES JKB 6/27/11

  • A COUPLE MODERATE SIZED EARTHQUAKE RATTLED THE NORTH COAST ON FRIDAY.

THE FIRST WAS A 3.0 MAGNITUDE QUAKE THAT OCCURRED 6 MILES SOUTH EAST OF THE GEYSERS AT 1:24 AM FRIDAY MORNING. THE EVENT WAS THE 16TH QUAKE 3.0 OR LARGER TO STRIKE THE AREA SINCE THE FIRST OF THE YEAR. THE 2ND QUAKE MEASURED 3.1 IN MAGNITUDE AND STRUCK AN AREA 7 MILES SOUTH EAST OF WILLITS AT 9:42 PM FRIDAY. IT WAS FOLLOWED BY TWO AFTERSHOCKS MEASURING 2.6 AND 2.1 IN MAGNITUDE.

ID IN FATAL CRASH RELEASED JKB 6/27/11

  • A WOMAN WHO WAS KILLED IN A VEHICLE COLLISION INVOLVING A BIG RIG THURSDAY AFTERNOON WAS IDENTIFIED AS 69 YEAR OLD SAMIRA SICKELS OF CLEARALKE.

ACCORDING TO THE CHP, SICKELS TURNED DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE BIG RIG WHILE MAKING A LEFT TURN FROM HARTMAN ROAD ONTO HIGHWAY 29 JUST AFTER 3 PM. SICKELS DIED AT THE SCENE. A PASSENGER IN HER CAR, 75 YEAR OLD EMMA PROCTOR OF CLEARLAKE, WAS AIRLIFED TO A HOSPITAL OUT OF THE COUNTY FOR TREATMENT OF MAJOR INJURIES. THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK WAS NOT INJURED.

POTTER VALLEY MAN SOUGHT FOR ARSON JKB 6/27/11

  • A POTTER VALLEY MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY SETTING FIRE TO CAR AFTER AN ARGUMENT WITH A FRIEND FRIDAY NIGHT.

38 YEAR OLD RYAN SILVA USED A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL INCENDIARY DEVICE TO SET FIRE TO THE CAR, DESTROYING THE VEHICLE. HE THEN FLED THE AREA, AND WAS BELIEVED TO BE ARMED WITH A RIFLE. A SWAT TEAM RAIDED SILVAS HOME IN AN ATTEMPT TO LOCATE HIM EARLY SATURDAY MORNING, BUT HE WASNT THERE. SILVA WAS FOUND AT A LOCATION ON TALMAGE ROAD ON SUNDAY AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

SEARCH FOR MISSING BOATER JKB 6/27/11

  • AUTHORITIES WERE CONTINUING TO SEARCH LATE LAST NIGHT FOR AN UNIDENTIFIED MAN WHO REPORTED FELL OUT OF A SMALL ALUMINUM BOAT INTO TOMALES BAY.

HIS 14 FOOT SKIFF WAS FOUND WASHED ASHORE NEAR TOMS POINT, SOUTH OF DILLON BEACH NEAR THE MOUTH OF TOMALES BAY. THE COAST GUARD, WHICH IS COORDINATING THE SEARCH, HAD FEW DETAILS ABOUT THE BOATER OR HIS WHEREABOUTS WHEN HE WENT OVERBOARD. HE REPORTEDLY WAS NOT WEARING A LIFE JACKET.

BOY INJURED IN LAKE SONOMA JKB 6/27/11

  • A 7 YEAR OLD SAN FRANCISCO BOY WHO WAS BADLY INJURED OVER THE WEEKEND BY A BOAT PROPELLER ON LAKE SONOMA IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

HIS INJURIES ARE SIGNIFICANT AND HE HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED FROM SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TO A CHILDRENS HOSPITAL. THE BOY, WHOSE NAME WAS NOT RELEASED HAD BEEN TUBING WITH HIS FAMILY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. INITIAL REPORTS INDICATED THE BOY MAY HAVE BEEN PULLED INTO THE MOVING PROPELLER WHEN THE TOW ROPE BECAME ENTANGLED IN THE PROP. INVESTIGATORS SAY HE MAY HAVE ALSO BEEN INJURED WHILE CLIMBING INTO OR OUT OF THE BOAT. THE BOY SUFFERED DEEP LACERATIONS TO HIS LEGS, GROIN AND STOMACH AREAS.

ARSON FIRE JKB 6/27/11

  • A LAKE COUNTY FAMILY ESCAPED A FIRE THAT DESTROYED A NEW MOBILE HOME IN THE ELEM INDIAN COLONY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. THE FIRE IS BEING INVESTIGATED AS AN ARSON.

3 MEN WERE ASLEEP IN THE HOME WHEN ONE OF THE MEN SLEEPING ON A COUCH IN THE LIVING ROOM AWOKE TO FIND FLAMES IN THE KITCHEN. FAMILY MEMBERS ALLEGE 3 BROTHERS FROM AN ESTRANGED BRANCH OF THEIR FAMILY HAD BEEN HARASSING AND THREATENING THE MEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE BLAZE MAY HAVE BEEN SPARKED BY MOLOTOV COCKTAIL TYPE DEVICE. EVERYONE WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE TRAILER BEFORE IT WAS DESTROYED. THERE WERE NO REPORTED INJURIES.

MISSING GIRL FOUND IN IDAHO JKB 6/27/11

  • A LITTLE GIRL WHO WAS ABDUCTED BY HER NON CUSTODIAL FATHER FROM HER HOME IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, AND LATER SPOTTED IN LAKE COUNTY, HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE AND SOUND IN IDAHO.

3 YEAR OLD AVA RIGLE WAS TAKEN BY HER FATHER 22 YEAR OLD NICHOLAS RIGGLE ON MY 6TH. AVA WAS RECOVERED AND HAS BEEN RETURNED TO HER HOME IN PHELAN. NO OTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE CASE HAVE BEEN RELEASED.

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