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HIGH SPEED CHASE JKB 1/26/12

  • A HIGH SPEED CHASE IN LAKE COUNTY ENDED WHEN THE SUSPECT FLIPPED HIS CAR END OVER END ON WESTLAKE DRIVE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

A LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY RESPONDING TO A REPORT OF A HOME INVASION ROBBERY IN UPPER LAKE AT AROUND 2 AM, SPOTTED 39 YEAR OLD JOSE CARLOS INIGUEZ TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON LAKESHORE BLVD AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. THINKING IT WAS POSSIBLE THE VEHICLE COULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE ROBBERY, THE DEPUTY GAVE CHASE. INIGUEZ REFUSED TO PULL OVER AND LED THE DEPUTY ON A PURSUIT AT SPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 90 MILES PER HOUR, CROSSING SEVERAL TIMES INTO THE ONCOMING LANE OF TRAFFIC. HE FINALLY LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT AND ROLLED END OVER END, LANDING UPSIDE DOWN ON THE ROADWAY. INIGUEZ THEN ATTEMPTED TO FLEE ON FOOT BUT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY MOMENTS LATER. HE WAS BOOKED INTO THE COUNTY JAIL FOR DUI, EVADING A PEACE OFFICER, DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE AND PAROLE VIOLATIONS. IT WAS NOT CONFIRMED IN THE POLICE REPORT IF HE WAS INVOLVED IN THE ROBBERY. POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THREE SUSPECTS IN THAT CASE.

DRUG BUST JKB 1/26/12

  • ACTING ON A TIP FROM AUTHORITIES IN RENO NEVADA, THE MENDOCINO MAJOR CRIMES TASK FORCE RAIDED THE HOME OF A POTTER VALLEY MAN, SEIZING MARIJUANA, CASH AND A GUN ON TUESDAY.

59 YEAR OLD RANDY D. RHODES WAS ARRESTED AFTER AGENTS FOUND SEVEN POUNDS OF PROCESSED PACKAGED MARIJUANA IN A GUN SAFE, $35,000 IN CASH AND A LOADED .38 CALIBER PISTOL. RENO POLICE CONTACTED LOCAL AUTHORITIES AFTER RHODES DAUGHTER WAS DISCOVERED ON A TRAIN TWO WEEKS AGO WITH $130,000 IN CASH SUSPECTED TO HAVE BEEN PROFITS FROM MARIJUANA SALES.

SEMI TRUCK ACCIDENT JKB 1/26/12

  • THAT SEMI TRUCK ACCIDENT THAT KWINE LISTENERS LET US KNOW ABOUT YESTERDAY MORNING NEAR BLUE LAKES RESULTED IN ONLY MINOR INJURIES TO THE DRIVER.

ACCORDING TO THE CHP, THE BIG RIG CROSSED OVER THE ONCOMING LANE OF TRAFFIC, HIT AN EMBANKMENT AND CAME TO REST BLOCKING THE WESTBOUND LANE OF HIGHWAY 20 JUST INSIDE THE LAKE COUNTY LINE AT AROUND 6:15 AM. THE CRASH SNARLED TRAFFIC FOR CLOSE TO FOUR HOURS. THE NAME OF THE DRIVER WAS NOT RELEASED. THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT IS CONTINUING.

CAREGIVERS SON ARRESTED FOR FRAUD JKB 1/26/12

  • A CAREGIVERS SON WAS ARRESTED AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY RACKED UP THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN FRAUDULENT CHARGES TO THE CREDIT CARD OF THE ELDERLY MAN HIS MOTHER TOOK CARE OF.

POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE HOME OF THE 104 YEAR OLD VICTIM IN LITTLE RIVER FRIDAY. THE CAREGIVER TOLD DEPUTIES THAT HER SON, 23 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER BORCKWAY, A PAROLEE WHO HAD RECENTLY MOVED TO THE AREA HAD TAKEN THE CREDIT CARD FROM HER WHILE SHE SLEPT AND THAT SHE SUSPECTED HIM OF MAKING FRAUDULENT CHARGES. BROCKWAY WAS ARRESTED TUESDAY IN WILLITS FOR FRAUD, SECOND DEGREE BURGLARY AND CRIMES AGAINST AN ELDER ADULT. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE BROCKWAY CHARGED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO THE VICTIMS CREDIT CARD AT SEVERAL BUSINESSES OVER A THREE-WEEK PERIOD.

RAPE ARREST JKB 1/26/12

  • A WILLITS MAN WAS ARRESTED LAST WEEK ON RAPE CHARGES AFTER A LENGTHY INVESTIGATION.

ACCORDING TO POLICE THE VICTIM CONFIDED IN A WILLITS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ABOUT THE ABUSE THAT ALLEGEDLY BEGAN TWO YEARS AGO, AND THE TEACHER CONTACTED AUTHORITIES. 40 YEAR OLD AARON LEE JOHNSON HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FIVE FELONIES CONNECTED WITH THE ALLEGED RAPES, AND AN UNRELATED CHARGE OF BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION.

CHP LOOKING FOR HIT & RUN VEHICLE JKB 1/26/12

  • THE CHP IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLICS HELP IN LOCATING A VEHICLE INVOLVED IN A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT ON NORTH STATE STREET TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

ACCORDING TO THE CHP, TWO MEN IN A BLACK FORD EXPLORER HAD JUST FINISHED DROPPING OFF PLASTIC RECYCLING MATERIAL AT TNJ RECYCLERS WHEN THEY EXITED THE LIGHTELS PARKING LOT ON NORTH STATE STREET AND LAKE MENDOCINO DRIVE AND COLLIDED WITH A PARKED GMC SIERRA, WHICH IN TURN, STRUCK A PARKED TOYOTA TACOMA PICK UP. THE EXPLORER THEN FLED THE SCENE NORTHBOUND ON NORTH STATE STREET. THE DRIVER IS DESCRIBED AS AN AMERICAN INDIAN MALE IN HIS LATE 20S, 6 FEET TALL, 240 POUNDS, WEARING A RED BEANIE. A PASSENGER IN THE VEHICLE IS DESCRIBED AS AN AMERICAN INDIAN MALE, IN HIS LATE 20S 5 FEET 8 INCHES TALL, 165 POUNDS, WEARING A WHITE SHRIT. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUSPECTS, THEIR VEHICLE, OR WHO MAY HAVE WITNESSED THE ACCIDENT IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE UKIAH CHP OFFICE.

COUNTY FINED BY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT JKB 1/26/12

  • THE COUNTY OF MENDOCINO HAS BEEN FINED $123,000 FOR FAILING TO SEEK THE PROPER OVERSIGHT DURING A RENOVATION PROJECT, BY ITS OWN COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT.

AIR POLLUTION CONTROL OFFICER CHRIS BROWN SENT A LETTER TO COUNTY SUPERVISORS SAYING THAT HE WAS NOT NOTIFIED BEFORE RENOVATIONS BEGAN AT THE MENTAL HEALTH BUILDING IN NOVEMBER THAT MAY HAVE INCLUDED ASBESTOS REMOVAL. THE COUNTY IS MANDATED BY LAW TO NOTIFY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS WHENEVER PUBLIC BUILDINGS ARE RENOVATED OR DEMOLISHED BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ASBESTOS BEING PRESENT. THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAS NOW TAKEN OVER THE INVESTIGATION BECAUSE TOW COUNTY AGENCIES ARE INVOLVED. THE FINE WAS ASSESSED DECEMBER 30TH.

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