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AMBER ALERT GIRL FOUND JKB 1/23/12

  • POLICE WERE ABLE TO SAFELY RESCUE AN 11 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO WAS ABDUCTED FROM HER HOME IN SAN JOSE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING, KILLING HER KIDNAPPER IN THE PROCESS.

A STATEWIDE AMBER ALERT WAS ISSUED FOR 11 YEAR OLD TAYLOR VO AFTER HER MOTHERS EX-BOYFRIEND, 42 YEAR OLD TRI TRUONG LE FORCED HIS WAY INTO THE GIRLS HOME, ATTACKED ONE OF HER RELATIVES, AND FIRED SEVERAL ROUNDS FROM A HANDGUN, BEFORE FLEEING. ACCORDING TO POLICE LE, HAD THE GIRL IN HIS ARMS INSIDE A SAN JOSE TOWNHOME WHEN HE FIRED AT OFFICERS AND A SWAT TEAM MEMBER FIRED BACK, KILLING HIM. THE GIRL WAS NOT INJURED. INVESTIGATORS DID NOT GIVE A MOTIVE FOR THE CRIME.

DRUG BUST JKB 1/23/12

  • A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LED TO THE ARREST OF A PAIR OF LAKE COUNTY RESIDENTS ON THURSDAY.

55 YEAR OLD DAVID CHRISTENSEN OF CLEARLAKE OAKS AND HIS PASSENGER, 22 YEAR OLD KIRSTEN WEISS OF LUCERNE WERE STOPPED JUST AFTER 8 PM ON KEY BLVD. DURING THE STOP, THE DEPUTY NOTICED THE SMELL OF MARIJUANA. WEISS WAS ON FELONY PROBATION ,WHICH LED TO A SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE AND THE DISCOVERY OF A SMALL BAG OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND GLASS PIPE. BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE ALSO DETERMINED TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND BOOKED INTO THE COUNTY JAIL.

NOAA DESIGNATES HABITAT FOR LEATHERBACK TURTLE JKB 1/23/12

  • THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ASSOCIATION, OR NOAA, HAS DESIGNATED JUST UNDER 42,000 SQUARE MILES OF MARINE HABITAT FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE ENDANGERED LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE OFF THE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES.

THE DESIGNATION WILL NOT DIRECTLY AFFECT RECREATION FISHING, BOATING OR OTHER PRIVATE ACTIVITIES IN THE CRITICAL HABITAT. THE NEWLY DESIGNATED AREA IS MADE UP OT TWO SECTIONS. THE SOUTHERN PORTION WILL STRETCH FROM POINT ARGUELLO IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO POINT ARENA. THE NORTHERN SECTION RUNS FROM CAPE BLANCO OREGON NORTH TO CAPE FLATTERY WASHINGTON.

BOS MEETINGS JKB 1/23/12

  • THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE HOLDING TWO MEETINGS THIS WEEK, ONE TODAY AND ONE TOMORROW.

TODAY, THE SUPES WILL CONSIDER WHAT SUCCESSOR AGENCY WILL TAKE OVER THE HOUSING PART OF THE NOW DEFUNCT REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY. COUNTY CEO CARMEL ANGELO HAS SUGGESTED THOSE RESPONSIBILITIES BE TURNED OVER TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION. THE BOARD WILL ALSO HEAR A PRESENTATION ON BRINGING BROAD BAND INTERNET TO RURAL AREAS, AND WILL INTERVIEW CANDIDATES FOR TWO SEATS ON THE COUNTY EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS. ON THE AGENDA FOR TOMORROW, THE SUPES WILL VOTE ON GIVING THEMSELVES A 10% PERMANENT PAY CUT, CONSIDER ELIMINATING THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA PERMITTING PROGRAM, WEIGH A WAGE AGREEMENT WITH THE BARGAINING GROUP THE REPRESENTS THE COUNTYS MANAGERS, AND HEAR ALTERNATIVES TO HELP THE TROUBLED HEALTH PLAN FOR COUNTY RETIREES.

MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATS JKB 1/23/12

  • A MENDOCINO MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY LEAVING A THREATENING MESSAGE ON THE PHONE OF AN ALBION WOMAN.

THE VICTIM, 39Y EAR OLD JACQUELINE PETTIT CONTACTED SHERIFFS DEPUTIES SATURDAY EVENING AT AROUND 5 PM TO REPORT THAT SHE FEARED FOR HER SAFETY BASED ON THE CONTENT OF THE MESSAGE SHE HAD RECEIVED FROM 42 YEAR OLD CHARLES WORDEN. WORDEN ADMITTED TO LEAVING THE MESSAGE AND CONFIRMED HE WOULD POSSIBLE CARRY OUT THE THREAT, WHEN DEPUTIES MET WITH HIM AN HOUR AND A HALF LATER. WORDEN WAS ARRESTED AFTER HE WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN DRINKING, IN PART BECAUSE HE WAS ON ACTIVE PROBATION WITH A CONSUME NO ALCOHOL CLAUSE. HE WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH MAKING CRIMINAL THREATS.

UKIAH DRUG ARREST JKB 1/23/12

  • A WILLITS WOMAN WAS ARRESTED IN UKIAH ON DRUG CHARGES AFTER CATCHING THE ATTENTION OF A SHERIFFS DEPUTY ON ROUTINE PATROL WHILE STANDING NEXT TO A CLOSED BUSINESS IN THE AREA OF FEEDLOT LANE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

25 YEAR OLD BRITTNEY BOULEY WAS CONTACTED AND WAS SHOWING SIGNS OF BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. A SEARCH OF HER PERSON TURNED UP NUMEROUS HYPODERMIC SYRINGES, TWO OF WHICH WERE FILLED. ONE TESTED POSITIVE FOR METHAMPHETAMINE, WHILE THE OTHER WAS POSITIVE FOR OPIATES. BOULEY, WHO WAS ON DIVERSION PROBATION FOR A PRIOR DRUG ARREST WAS BOOKED INTO THE COUNTY JAIL WITH NO BAIL SET.

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