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SEXUAL ASSAULT ARREST JKB 1/31/12

  • A REDWOOD VALLEY MAN WAS ARRESTED ON FRIDAY FOR ALLEGEDLY MOLESTING THE 15 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OF HIS GIRLFRIEND TWO WEEKS AGO.

THE VICTIM TOLD POLICE THAT SHE HAD BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED WHILE SHE WAS SLEEPING ON JANUARY 18TH BY HER MOTHERS LIVE IN BOYFRIEND, 25 YEAR OLD RYAN WADE, WHILE HER MOTHER WAS AT THE STORE. SHE TOLD POLICE SHE WOKE UP DURING THE ASSAULT AND WADE STOPPED, TELLING HER NOT TO TELL ANYONE. DURING AN INTERVIEW, WADE ADMITTED TO THE SEXUAL CONTACT, BUT CLAIMED IT WAS CONSENSUAL. HE ALSO ADMITTED TO KNOWING THAT HAVING SEXUAL CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM WAS ILLEGAL, BUT DID IT ANYWAY.

DIAMOND SPORTING GOODS BURGLARIZED OF GUNS JKB 1/31/12

  • DIAMOND SPORTING GOODS ON NORTH STATE STREET IN UKIAH WAS BURGLARIZED EARLY SATURDAY MORNING, WITH THE THIEF OR THIEVES MAKING OFF WITH SEVERAL FIREARMS.

A CITIZEN REPORTED A BROKEN SIDE DOOR AT THE STORE AT 5:25 AM. ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS, THE BUSINESS ALARM HAD BEEN SET, BUT DID NOT ACTIVATE WHEN THE BURGLARY OCCURRED. AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE BURGLARY AS WELL AS WHAT EXACTLY WAS STOLEN IS UNDERWAY. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INCIDENT IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT. CALLERS MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

WANTED MAN ARRESTED IN FORT BRAGG JKB 1/31/12

  • A WANTED GEYSERVILLE MAN WAS ARRESTED IN FORT BRAGG AFTER HE WAS FOUND SITTING IN HIS CAR ON A RESIDENTIAL STREET EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

DEPUTIES MADE CONTACT WITH 48 YEAR OLD MAURICE HORN BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT HE WAS ILLEGALLY CAMPING IN HIS CAR JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT. HORN APPEARED TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND INITIALLY GAVE OFFICERS FALSE NAME. FURTHER INVESTIGATION DETERMINED HORN WAS WANTED ON A $100,000 WARRANT OUT OF MARIN COUNTY AND HE WAS ARRESTED.

UKIAH COUPLE ARRESTED IN DISPUTE JKB 1/31/12

  • A COHABITATING UKIAH COUPLE WERE ARRESTED AFTER THEY GOT IN A FIGHT WITH EACH OTHER EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE HOME ON LAWS AVENUE JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT. WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY FOUND 27 YEAR OLD JOSHUA POLLARD AND 27 YEAR OLD MELANIE ILAR HAD BEEN IN A PHYSICAL FIGHT WITH BOTH SUFFERING INJURIES. BOTH WERE ON PROBATION AND BOTH WERE ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND A PROBATION VIOLATION. EACH IS BEING HELD ON $30,000 BAIL.

MR. AMERICA JIMMIE PAYNE DIES JKB 1/31/12

  • FORMER MR. AMERICA AND MULTIPLE WORLD WRISTWRESTLING CHAMPION JIMMIE PYANE HAS DIED. HE WAS 85.

PAYNE, A HEALDSBURG RESIDENT, WAS A PIONEER BODY BUILDER AND LIFE LONG FRIEND OF JACK LA LANE. HE SUFFERED RENAL FAILURE FIVE YEARS AGO AND WAS UNDERGOING REGULAR DIALYSIS TREATMENT. HE WAS FIGHTING A RECENT INFECTION AND WAS RECEIVING DIALYSIS TREATMENT WHEN HE DIED OF HEART FAILURE FRIDAY MORNING. PAYNE WON THE BODY BUILDING TITLE OF MR. AMERICA IN 1950 AND WAS THE NATIONALLY TELEVISED WORLD WRISTWRESTLING CHAMPION IN 1964, 66, 74, AND 75. A CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 11TH AT 1 PM AT THE FRIEDMAN CENTER IN SANTA ROSA. HIS FAMILY HAS SUGGESTED THAT IN LIEU OF FLOWERS OR DONATIONS, MOURNERS BUY A GYM MEMBERSHIP AND USE IT.

MENDO SUPERVISORS TO ADOPT PAY CUT TODAY JKB 1/31/12

  • THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IS EXPECTED TO OFFICIALLY ADOPT A PERMANENT 10% PAY CUT FOR THEMSELVES AT A SPECIAL MEETING TODAY.

THE BOARD VOTED 3 TO 2 LAST WEEK TO THE PERMANENT REDUCTION IN SALARY FROM $68,000 A YEAR TO $61,200. SUPERVISORS HAMBURG AND SMITH DISSENTED. THE SPECIAL MEETING WAS NEEDED IN ORDER FOR THE PAY CUT TO BE IN EFFECT BY FEBRUARY 13TH WHEN THE FILING PERIOD OPENS FOR CANDIDATES TO OFFICIALLY DECLARE THEIR INTENTION TO RUN FOR ANY OF THE THREE SEATS ON THE BOARD THAT ARE UP FOR ELECTION THIS YEAR.

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