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WINTER WEATHER JKB 1/20/12

  • THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET IN MENDOCINO COUNTY.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES IS EXPECTED ABOVE 3000 FEET BEGINNING EARLY SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. MOTORISTS TRAVELING INTO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS ARE ADVISED TO BE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

MEANWHILE IN LAKE COUNTY A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL 4 AM SATURDAY. WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MILES PER HOUR WITH GUSTS OF 40 MILES PER HOUR ARE EXPECTED LOCALLY. FARTHER TO THE SOUTH THOSE WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MILES AN HOUR WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 55 MILES AN HOUR EXPECTED. MOTORISTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE TRAVELING IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ARE ADVISED TO DRIVE WITH CAUTION.

FATAL COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 20 JKB 1/20/12

  • ONE MAN WAS KILLED AND ANOTHER INJURED IN A TWO CAR COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 20 YESTERDAY MORNING.

ACCORDING TO THE CHP, A 63 YEAR OLD FORT BRAGG MAN WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND WHEN, DUE TO EXCESSIVE SPEED, HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS VEHICLE WHILE ROUNDING A RIGHT CURVE IN THE ROADWAY 12 AND A HALF MILES EAST OF FORT BRAGG, NEAR MCGUIRES POND AT AROUND 9:30 AM. HE CROSSED THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINE AND COLLIDED WITH THE LEFT FRONT OF UTILITY TRUCK BEING DRIVEN BY A 51 YEAR OLD BRYON OUGH OF UKIAH. THE FORT BRAGG MAN, WHOSE NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED, DIED AT THE SCENE. OUGH WAS TAKEN TO MENDOCINO COAST HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT OF MINOR INJURIES.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL MOLESTATION JKB 1/20/12

  • A FORT BRAGG MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR MOLESTING A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL, AFTER THE VICTIM TOLD A TEACHERS AIDE AT SCHOOL ABOUT THE INCIDENTS THAT HAD OCCURRED OVER SEVERAL DAYS.

THE TEACHERS AIDE IMMEDIATELY REPORTED IT TO THE FORT BRAGG POLICE DEPARTMENT AND AN INVESTIGATION WAS BEGUN THAT INCLUDED CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES. 22 YEAR OLD VICTOR MARTINEZ WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH LEWD AND LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH A CHILD. HE WAS BOOKED INTO THE COUNTY JAIL ON TUESDAY.

SEXUAL PREDATOR ARRESTED JKB 1/20/12

  • LAKE COUNTY AUTHORITIES SAY FACEBOOK WAS THE WAY A SEXUAL PREDATOR TRIED TO LURE A 15 YEAR OLD GIRL INTO HAVING SEX WITH HIM.

A CONCERNED FATHER CONTACTED THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT AFTER LEARNING THAT 29 YEAR OLD JASON JAMES RUSSELL OF CLEARLAKE HAD CONTACTED HIS DAUGHTER ON FACEBOOK VIA TEXT MESSAGE. THE GIRL MADE IT CLEAR SHE DID NOT WANT TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM, BUT HE PERSISTED. DETECTIVES SET UP AN UNDERCOVER OPERATION POSING AS THE GIRL, AND RUSSELL ALLEGEDLY SET UP A TIME TO MEET WITH HER AT AUSTIN PARK IN CLEARLAKE FOR THE PURPOSE OF HAVING SEX. HE WAS ARRESTED AND CONFESSED TO PROPOSITIONING SEVERAL UNDERAGE GIRLS ON FACEBOOK. HE WAS BOOKED INTO THE COUNTY JAIL ON A NUMBER SEXUAL MOLESTATION AND PREDATION CHARGES.

COUPLE ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING HOSPITAL STAFF JKB 1/20/12

  • A UKIAH COUPLE WERE ARRESTED AFTER ASSAULTING STAFF AT THE UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER ON WEDNESDAY.

ACCORDING TO POLICE, 28 YEAR OLD SCOTTY LEE WILLIS REFUSED TO LEAVE THE HOSPITAL AFTER RECEIVING TREATMENT. AS A STAFF MEMBER WAS ESCORTING HIM OUTSIDE, WILLIS SPUN AROUND AND STRUCK THE EMPLOYEE IN THE FACE WITH HIS ELBOW AND A FIGHT BEGAN. WHEN ANOTHER EMPLOYEE ATTEMPTED TO PREVENT 23 YEAR OLD KELISHA ALVAREZ FROM INTERVENING, SHE PUNCHED THAT EMPLOYEE. BOTH WILLIS AND ALVAREZ WERE ARRESTED AND BOOKED INTO THE COUNTY JAIL FOR BATTERY ON MEDICAL PERSONNEL.

RADIOACTIVE PRODUCTS STOPPED BY CHP JKB 1/20/12

  • THE CHP HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THEIR OFFICERS STOPPED A SHIPMENT OF RADIATION-CONTAMINATED BATHROOM TISSUE HOLDERS FROM REACHING RETAIL OUTLETS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

OFFICIALS DETECTED THE SHIPMENT OF RADIOACTIVE TISSUE HOLDERS MADE FROM CONTAMINATED METAL CONTAINING COBALT-60 DURING A ROUTINE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INSPECTION. THE DISCOVERY LED TO A NATIONWIDE RECALL OF THE ITEM. ACCORDING TO THE CHP, THEIR PERSONNEL HAVE THE TRAINING, EQUIPMENT AND CAPABILITY OF LOCATING ITEMS THAT MAY THREATEN PUBLIC SAFETY.

STATEWIDE AMBER ALERT JKB 1/20/12

  • A STATEWIDE AMBER ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR AN 11 YEAR OLD SAN JOSE GIRL WHO WAS ABDUCTED FROM HER HOME EARLY THIS MORNING.

11 YEAR OLD TAYLOR VO WAS ABDUCTED BY 42 YEAR OLD TRI LE JUST AFTER 1 AM. LE ALLEGEDLY ENTERED HIS EX-GIRLFRIENDS HOME AND FIRED OFF A COUPLE OF ROUNDS FROM AN UNKNOWN TYPE OF FIREARM. THE SUSPECT TOOK THE CHILD AND FLED THE SCENE IN A DARK COLORED MINIVAN OF AN UNKNOWN MAKE AND MODEL. THE LICENSE PLATE IS ALSO UNKNOWN. THE CHILD IS DESCRIBED AS BEING OF ASIAN DESCENT, 5 FEET 3 INCHES TALL, 105 POUNDS WITH BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES. THE SUSPECT IS ALSO OF ASIAN DESCENT, 5 FEET 6 INCHES TALL, 170 POUNDS WITH BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES. HE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A BLACK BASEBALL CAP, BLACK JACKET AND BLUE JEANS. POLICE SUSPECT HE IS ARMED. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INCIDENT IS ASKED TO CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT IMMEDIATELY.

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