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MAN ACCUSED IN FATHERS DEATH COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL JKB 4/20/12

  • A SANTA ROSA MAN ACCUSED OF FATALLY STABBING HIS FATHER MORE THAN 50 TIMES WITH TWO KITCHEN KNIVES, HAS BEEN FOUND COMPETENT BY A SECOND DOCTOR TO STAND TRAIL FOR MURDER.

21 YEAR OLD HOUSTON HERCZOG WAS FOUND MENTALLY FIT BY A SECOND FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST, CLEARING THE WAY FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS IN THE DEATH OF 63 YEAR OLD MARK HERCZOG ON NOVEMBER 21ST OF LAST YEAR. HERCZOGS DEFENSE LAYER OBJECTED TO THE DECISION AND CALLED FOR A JURY TRIAL TO DETERMINE IF HE IS ABLE TO ASSIST IN HIS DEFENSE. THAT TRIAL HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 4TH. JURORS COULD SEND HERCZOG TO A STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL UNTIL HE IS DEEMED COMPETENT ENOUGH TO BE TRIED.

ACCUSED KIDNAPPER AND KILLER OF BABY DIES JKB 4/20/12

  • A REDDING MAN ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING AND MURDERING AN 11 MONTH OLD CHILD, WAS DECLARED DEAD AFTER HE HUNG HIMSELF IN HIS JAIL CELL LAST WEEKEND.

23 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER MCDONALD WAS REMOVED FROM LIFE SUPPORT AFTER BEING DECLARED BRAIN DEAD TUESDAY EVENING. HE WAS ARRESTED LAST WEEK ON SUSPICION OF KILLING 11 MONTH OLD SEBASTIAN MCDONALD, THE SON OF HIS FORMER GIRLFRIEND. MCDONALD WAS NOT RELATED TO THE CHILD DESPITE THE COMMON LAST NAMES. THE CHILD WAS FOUND DEAD OFF EUREKA WAY LAST THURSDAY AND HAD DIED OF BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA. MCDONALD WAS CHARGED FOR THE CHILDS MURDER AND JAILED ON THE SAME DAY. HE WAS FOUND HANGING IN HIS CELL SUNDAY MORNING.

POT RAID LEADS TO ILLEGAL GAME STASH JKB 4/20/12

  • A RAID LOOKING FOR ILLEGAL MARIJUANA IN MANCHESTER, ALSO TURNED UP A STASH OF POACHED ENDANGERED STEELHEAD AND DUCKS LAST MONTH.

AGENTS SERVING A WARRANT ON TWO PROPERTIES OWNED BY 31 YEAR OLD KYLE STORNETTA OF THE PROMINENT STORNETTA RANCHING FAMILY, FOUND AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA, ALONG WITH 18 WILD STEELHEAD, AND 56 DUCKS IN HIS FREEZERS. 17 OF THE STEELHEAD WERE SPAWNING FEMALES. THE FISH ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN ILLEGALLY TAKEN FROM THE GARCIA RIVER. IT IS ILLEGAL TO TAKE ANY WILD STEELHEAD FROM MENDOCINO COUNTY RIVERS. THE LIMIT FOR POSSESSION OF WATERFOWL IS 14. THE MENDOCINO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING THE CASE AND IS EXPECTED TO FILE CHARGES IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

HIGH SPEED CHASE JKB 4/20/12

  • AN OREGON MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER LEADING LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE MONDAY EVENING.

DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO A LOCATION IN HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE AT AROUND 10:15 PM WHERE SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE SEEN AT A RESIDENCE THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE VACANT. AS THEY APPROACHED, A MAN LATER IDENTIFIED AS 20 YEAR OLD THOMAS MEDEIROS OF BONANZA OREGON BACKED OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY IN HIS PICKUP AND LEFT AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. HE FAILED TO YIELD AT STOP SIGNS, CROSSED THE DOUBLE YELLOW CENTERLINE NUMEROUS TIMES AND TRAVELED AT SPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MILES AN HOUR DOWN NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS BEFORE PULLING OVER. HE WAS ARRESTED FOR FELONY EVADING OF A PEACE OFFICER AND DUI.

THEFT ARREST JKB 4/20/12

  • A UKIAH MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER SEVERAL WITNESSES SAW HIM USE A LAWN CART TO STEAL MULTIPLE SPOOLS OF COPPER WIRE FROM A CONSTRUCTION SITE ACROSS THE STREET FROM WHERE HE LIVED.

WHEN QUESTIONED ABOUT THE SPOOLS OF WIRE LEFT LYING IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, 37 YEAR OLD STEVEN SIMPSON CLAIMED HE DIDNT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THEM. DEPUTIES DETERMINED SIMPSON TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND HE WAS FOUND IN POSSESSION OF A SMALL AMOUNT OF METHAMPHETAMINE. FURTHER INVESTIGATION REVEALED ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE OF THE THEFT AT THE SCENE. HE WAS BOOKED INTO THE COUNTY JAIL ON NUMEROUS CHARGES.

SEARCH FOR MISSING GIRL JKB 4/20/12

  • SONOMA COUNTY AUTHORITIES COMBED ANNADEL STATE PARK YESTERDAY LOOKING FOR A MISSING 15 YEAR OLD SANTA ROSA GIRL.

CHARLOTTE ANNA MOLINARI HAD REPORTEDLY BEEN FEELING DEPRESSED BEFORE RIDING HER BIKE AWAY FROM THE FAMILYS APARTMENT NEAR CODDINGTOWN MALL AT AROUND 9:45 SATURDAY MORNING. SHE HAS NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE. SHE TOLD THE FAMILY BEFORE SHE LEFT SHE WANTED TO GO TO SPRING LAKE AND ANNADEL. AUTHORITIES SAY THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY AND THEY ARE CONCERNED FOR THE TEENS MENTAL STATUS. MOLINARI IS DESCRIBED AS 5 FEET 9 INCHES TALL, 150 POUNDS WITH BROWN CURLY HAIR AND BROWN EYES. SHE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A DARK BLUE KNEE LENGTH COAT AND A GREEN BACKPACK. SHE ALSO HAD A UKULELE AND A LAPTOP COMPUTER, AND WAS RIDING A GREEN MOUNTAIN BIKE. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON HERE WHEREABOUTS IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT.

ASSAULT ARREST JKB 4/20/12

  • A WILLITS MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER HE THREATENED A SHERIFFS LIEUTENANT WITH A SHOVEL YESTERDAY MORNING.

THE LIEUTENANT WAS RESPONDING TO A REPORT OF AN AGGRESSIVE PERSON A MILE UP MUIR MILL ROAD IN WILLITS AT AROUND 9 AM WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS AN ABANDONED PICK UP TRUCK. AS HE APPROACHED THE VEHICLE, 31 YEAR OLD JAMES NORTON JUMPED OUT OF THE TRUCK, GRABBED A SHOVEL FROM THE BED AND AGGRESSIVELY CHARGED THE LIEUTENANT. HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY A SHORT TIME LATER. THE TRUCK TURNED OUT TO BE STOLEN OUT OF UKIAH. FURTHER INVESTIGATION REVEALED THEY NORTON HAD ALSO THREATENED A MOTORIST WITH THE SHOVEL WHO STOPPED TO SEE IF HE NEEDED HELP, DEMANDING MONEY AN DRUGS. NORTON WAS BOOKED INTO THE COUNTY JAIL ON A NUMBER OF CHARGES INCLUDING ASSAULT OF A PEACE OFFICER WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY AND BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION.

ANTI POT GROWING ON PUBLIC LAND BILL ADVANCES JKB 4/20/12

  • A BILL AUTHORED BY NORTH COAST ASSEMBLYMAN WES CHESBRO THAT WOULD INCREASE PENALTIES FOR GROWING ILLEGAL MARIJUANA ON FOREST AND OTHER PUBLIC LANDS IS ADVANCING THROUGH THE STATE ASSEMBLY.

IF PASSED, THE BILL WOULD INCREASE FINES FOR GROWING MARIJUANA ON PUBLIC LANDS AND THE MONEY WOULD GO TO REIMBURSE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICES FOR INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION COSTS. PASSAGE WOULD ALSO ALLOW LAW ENFORCEMENT TO STOP A VEHICLE FOR PROBABLE CAUSE IF IT IS WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF PUBLIC LANDS WHILE CARRYING AGRICULTURAL SUPPLIES. THE BILL WON UNANIMOUS APPROVAL FROM THE ASSEMBLY PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE ON TUESDAY. THE ASSEMBLY WATER, PARKS AND WILDLIFE COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW THE BILL ON APRIL 24TH.

PINCHES ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT JKB 4/20/12

  • THE DAUGHTER OF 3RD DISTRICT SUPERVISOR JOHN PINCHES WAS ARRESTED ON CHILD ENDANGERMENT CHARGES EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.

DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO A LOCATION ON VINEYARD OAKS DRIVE IN REDWOOD VALLEY BY NEIGHBORS WHO SAW PINCHES 2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER STANDING NEXT TO THEIR TRAVEL TRAILER UNCLOTHED AND UNATTENDED AT AROUND 6:30 AM. IT WAS DETERMINED THE CHILD HAD TRAVELED APPROXIMATELY 200 YARDS AWAY FROM HER HOME ON THE COLD MORNING. 32 YEAR OLD ANGELA PINCHES ARRIVED AT AROUND 7:30 AM TO SAY THE CHILD WAS HERS, AND ADMITTED TO LEAVING HER AND HER 9 YEAR OLD SON UNATTENDED THAT MORNING. THE OVEN DOOR HAD BEEN LEFT OPEN FOR WARMTH. PINCHES WAS DETERMINED TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BELIEVED TO METHAMPHETAMINE AND ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT. THE CHILDREN WERE PLACED IN PROTECTIVE CUSTODY.

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