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RANDOM ATTACK ON TODDLER JKB 4/23/12

  • A WOMAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER POLICE SAY SHE RANDOMLY ATTACKED A 16 MONTH OLD GIRL BY KICKING HER INTO THE AIR AND AGAINST A WALL OUTSIDE A RESTAURANT IN ARCATA ON FRIDAY.

THE GIRLS FATHER TACKLED THE WOMAN AND HELD HER UNTIL POLICE ARRIVED. 28 YEAR OLD MOLLY FAYE BARNES OF PLACERVILLE WAS NOT ACQUAINTED WITH THE CHILDS FAMILY, AND POLICE HAVE NO MOTIVE FOR THE ATTACK. SHE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH CORPORAL INJURY TO A CHILD, ASSAULT WITH FORCE LIKELY TO PRODUCE GREAT BODILY INJURY AND ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE. THE CHILD WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WITH MODERATE INJURIES.

ARSON AND ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE JKB 4/23/12

  • A SONOMA VALLEY MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER SETTING FIRE TO HIS FORMER GIRLFRIENDS HOME, ENDANGERING THE LIFE OF HER SISTER AND HER TWO SMALL CHILDREN ON SUNDAY.

19 YEAR OLD ADALBERTO JIMINEZ-BARAJAS ALLEGEDLY USED GASOLINE TO SET THE FIRE JUST BEFORE 5 AM. THE EX-GIRLFRIEND, WHO IS 17, WASNT AT THE LOCATION. HER SISTER AND HER TWO YOUNG CHILDREN WERE ASLEEP IN THE HOME WHEN THE BLAZE BEGAN, BUT WERE ABLE TO ESCAPE UNHARMED. JIMINEZ-BARAJAS SUFFERED BURNS TO HIS LEG AND WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT THE SCENE. HE WAS BOOKED INTO THE SONOMA COUNTY JAIL ON CHARGES OF ARSON, CHILD ENDANGERMENT AND ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE.

MISSING ELDERLY MAN JKB 4/23/12

  • AN ELDERLY SANTA ROSA MAN WHO CALLED HIS SON IN LAKE COUNTY A WEEK AGO SUNDAY TO SAY HE WAS ON HIS WAY UP FOR A VISIT IS MISSING, AND AUTHORITIES ARE CONCERNED FOR HIS SAFETY.

67 YEAR OLD ANTHONY LLERENA NEVER ARRIVED AT HIS DESTINATION. ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES. LLERENA LIVES ALONE, HAD NO KNOWN MEDICAL ISSUES, AND DID NOT APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN DISTRAUGHT WHEN HE LEFT FOR HIS VISIT. HIS SON, JASON LLERENA SAID THERE IS NO PRECEDENT FOR HIS DISAPPEARANCE. THE ELDER LLERENA, WHO DOES NOT HAVE A CELL PHONE, WAS DRIVING A WHITE MAZDA 323 WITH CALIFORNIA LICENSE PLATE NUMBER 2JMG417. HE IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MALE ADULT, 5 FEET 8 INCHES TALL, 180 POUNDS, WITH THINNING GRAY HAIR, BROWN EYES AND EYEGLASSES. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON HIS WHEREABOUTS IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE SONOMA OR LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT.

BODY OF MISSING TEEN FOUND JKB 4/23/12

  • THE BODY OF A MISSING SANTA ROSA GIRL WAS FOUND IN ANNADEL STATE PARK ON FRIDAY.

15 YEAR OLD CHARLOTTE MOLINARI WAS FOUND AT AROUND 5:30 PM, THE APPARENT VICTIM OF A SUICIDE BY HANGING. SHE WAS LAST SEEN APRIL 14TH AFTER LEAVING HER HOME WITHOUT CONSENT. INITIALLY THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN A RUNAWAY, AUTHORITIES BEGAN SEARCHING FOR HER WEDNESDAY AFTER HER FATHER FOUND AN ENTRY IN HER PERSONAL JOURNAL THAT STATED SHE HAD BEEN CONTEMPLATING ENDING HER OWN LIFE.

DUI DRIVER RE-ARRESTED JKB 4/23/12

  • A CLEARLAKE MAN WHO LEFT THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT IN WHICH HIS PASSENGER DIED, WAS RE-ARRESTED AFTER HE WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL ON THURSDAY.

27 YEAR OLD DANNY FIELDS II WAS ADDITIONALLY CHARGED WITH VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER AND A HOST OF OTHER CHARGES IN THE ALCOHOL RELATED ACCIDENT THAT OCCURRED OFF HIGHWAY 29 NEAR LOWER LAKE IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF APRIL 15TH. FIELDS SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES IN THE CRASH BUT WAS ABLE TO MAKE HIS WAY BACK UP TO THE ROADWAY AND FLAG DOWN A RIDE INTO LOWER LAKE AND LATER, ST. HELENA HOSPITAL. AUTHORITIES LEARNED OF THE CRASH FROM HOSPITAL PERSONNEL AND FOUND THE BODY OF 31 YEAR OLD JENNIFER CLARK OF CLEARLAKE INSIDE THE WRECKAGE JUST AFTER 9 AM. FIELDS IS BEING HELD IN THE LAKE COUNTY JAIL ON $210,000 BAIL.

STUDENT REPORTS BEING FOLLOWED JKB 4/23/12

  • AN 8TH GRADE TERRACE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT IN LAKEPORT REPORTED THAT SHE WAS FOLLOWED BY A SUSPICIOUS MAN WHILE WALKING TO SCHOOL FRIDAY MORNING.

THE STUDENT SAID SHE WAS WALKING IN THE AREA OF HIGH STREET WHEN SHE NOTICED THE SUSPICIOUS MAN WALKING IN THE SAME DIRECTION AT A SLOW PACE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE STREET WHILE CONTINUOUSLY STARING AT HER. AFTER SEVERAL BLOCKS THE STUDENT SAID SHE WAS PICKED UP BY A FRIEND AND GOT A RIDE THE REST OF THE WAY TO SCHOOL AND DID NOT SEE WHERE THE SUSPICIOUS PERSON WENT. THE MAN WAS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MALE ADULT, 30 TO 40 YEARS OLD, APPROXIMATELY 6 FEET TALL WITH A THIN BUILD AND SHORT DIRTY BLOND HAIR. HE WAS WEARING A LONG SLEEVE CHARCOAL COLORED SHIRT, BEIGE PANTS, WAS POSSIBLY SHOELESS, AND HAD A DIRTY APPEARANCE. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INCIDENT IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE LAKEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

DOG ABANDONED AT MOTEL JKB 4/23/12

  • A MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION AT THE SEASHELL INN IN POINT ARENA, FOUND A DOG THAT HAD BEEN ABANDONED IN ONE OF THE ROOMS AND LEFT FOR DEAD.

THE DOG WAS ALONE IN THE ROOM, IN VERY POOR HEALTH AND EXTREMELY EMACIATED. ACCORDING TO THE DEPUTY, THERE WAS NO FOOD OR WATER LEFT FOR THE ANIMAL AND THE ROOM WAS EXTREMELY FOULED WITH EXCREMENT. THE DOG WAS TRANSPORTED TO A VET FOR CARE AND LATER TAKEN TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER. 51 YEAR OLD MICHAEL SHAMHART OF POINT ARENA WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE DOGS OWNER AND ARRESTED FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY AND AN OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANT.

DRUG ARREST JKB 4/23/12

  • FOUR CLEARLAKE OAKS RESIDENTS WERE ARRESTED AFTER THE LAKE COUNTY NARCOTICS TASK FORCE SERVED A PAIR OF SEARCH WARRANTS IN CONNECTION WITH A NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION LAST WEEK.

29 YEAR OLD KENNETH NEUMILLER, 45 YEAR OLD TIMOTHY RYDEN, 20 YEAR OLD ASHLEY JACKSON, AND 45 YEAR OLD KAREN WILLIAMSON WERE ARRESTED ON A VARIETY OF CHARGES AFTER WARRANTS WERE SERVED ON THE HOME OF MEUMILLER AND RYDEN ON WEDNESDAY. DURING THE SEARCHES POLICE FOUND A LOADED 12 GAUGE SHOT GUN, AN AR-15 ASSAULT RIFLE, A HAND GUN, BODY ARMOR, NUMEROUS NARCOTICS AND SEVERAL ITEMS OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

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