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VICTIMS IN CRASH IDENTIFIED JH 06/20/12

VICTIMS IN A CRASH NEAR HIDDEN VALLEY HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

34 YEAR OLD ADAM NORTON OF MIDDLETOWN WAS DRIVING SOUTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 29 SOUTH OF PUTAH LANE, WHEN FOR UNKNOWN REASONS HIS PICK-UP CROSSED INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC. HE COLLIDED HEAD-ON WITH 60 YEAR OLD MARTY VICTOR MARKS OF CLEARLAKE. MARKS WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. NORTON SUSTAINED MAJOR INJURIES AND WAS FLOWN TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

ARMED ROBBERY IN WILLITS JH 06/20/12

MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS ARE LOOKING FOR TWO MEN SUSPECTED OF ARMED ROBBERY NORTH OF WILLITS.

66 YEAR OLD GARY PARSONS WAS SITTING OUTSIDE HIS HOME, ON NORTH HIGHWAY 101, SMOKING A MARIJUANA JOINT WHEN TWO MEN DROVE UP AND ASKED IF HE HAD MORE POT. WHEN HE SAID HE DIDNT, THEY TOOK WHAT HE HAD ON HIM, SIX OUNCES OF MARIJUANA. A STRUGGLE ENSUED, AND ONE SUSPECT FIRED A WARNING SHOT FROM A 9MM, BEFORE THEY FLED THE SCENE. PARSONS SAID THE SUSPECTS WERE DRIVING A SILVER MUSTANG. A NEIGHBOR REPORTED THEY DROVE A GOLD CAMARO. THE SUSPECTS ARE DESCRIBED AS TWO HEAVILY TATTOOED HISPANIC MALES IN THEIR 20S. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INCIDENT IS ASKED TO CONTACT DEPUTY JOEY DEMARCO AT 459-7833.

ARMED ROBBERY IN FORT BRAGG JH 06/20/12

SHERIFFS DEPUTIES WERE DISPATCHED TO A REPORTED ARMED ROBBERY IN PROGRESS EARLY SUNDAY MORNING IN FORT BRAGG.

WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED AT AT A RESIDENCE ON HIGHWAY 20,, THEY FOUND A MALE VICTIM HAD AWOKEN TO A BROKEN WINDOW. 28 YEAR OLD JESSICA ROBLEE, THE VICTIMS FORMER GIRLFRIEND, AND MOTHER OF HIS CHILD, HAD TRIED TO BREAK IN AND PEPPER SPRAY HIM. WHEN OFFICERS SEARCHED ROBLEES VEHICLE, THEY FOUND 3 GRAMS OF SUSPECTED METHAMPHETAMINE. ROBLEE WAS ARRESTED FOR VANDALISM AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, AND BOOKED INTO MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL.

DROWNING VICTIMS IDENTITY RELEASED JH 06/20/12

THE IDENTITY OF THE SMALL CHILD THAT DROWN IN WILLITS LAST THURSDAY HAS BEEN RELEASED.

ORIGINAL REPORTS INCORRECTLY STATED THE CHILDS AGE AS 18 MONTHS, HOWEVER, ABRAM SCOTT PERRILL WAS ACTUALLY 29 MONTHS, OR 2 AND A HALF YEARS OLD. PERRILL WAS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS LAST WEEK WHEN HE MANAGED TO SLIP AWAY FROM THE OTHER CHILDREN UNNOTICED. WHEN THE PARENTS REALIZED HE WAS MISSING, A SEARCH ENSUED, AND PERRILL WAS FOUND FLOATING LIFELESS IN A POND IN THE FRONT YARD OF THE HOME. PRELIMINARY AUTOPSY REPORTS INDICATE LITTLE ABRAM SCOTT PERRILL DIED OF ACCIDENTAL DROWNING.

ARSON IN LAKEPORT JH 06/20/12

A TUESDAY FIRE ON LAKEPORT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT PROPERTY IS BELIEVED TO BE A CASE OF ARSON.

THE FIRE WAS REPORTED AT ABOUT 5:15 TUESDAY ON LARRECOU LANE, JUST DOWN THE STREET FROM THE LAKEPORT SENIOR CENTER. THE FIRE BURNED ABOUT HALF AN ACRE OF THE 4 AND A HALF ACRE TRAINING AREA. ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES, PALLETS ON THE PROPERTY WERE SET ON FIRE, WHICH THEN IGNITED THE GRASS. THERE WAS NO INJURIES AND NO SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE PROPERTY.

BRADEN TRIAL JH 06/20/12

THE BRADEN TRIAL IS STILL AWAITING A VERDICT.

22 YEAR OLD PAUL WILLIAM BRADEN, ONE OF TWO MEN WHO STOOD TRIAL CHARGED WITH 15 FELONIES, INCLUDING MURDER FOR THE SHOOTING DEATH OF 4 YEAR OLD SKYLER RAPP, IS STILL WAITING TO FIND OUT HIS FATE. THE JURY FOR BRADEN STARTED DELIBERATING TUESDAY MORNING, AND HAS NOT REACHED A VERDICT YET. DELIBERATIONS WILL CONTINUE TODAY.

MENDO BOARD OD SUPERVISORS SUPPORT TV DEAL JH 06/20/12

MENDOCINO COUNTY MARIJUANA ERADICATION OFFICERS MAY SOON BECOME REALITY TELEVISION STARS.

COUNTY SUPERVISORS YESTERDAY, NARROWLY APPROVED ALLOWING REALITY TELEVISION FILMMAKERS TO DOCUMENT SHERIFF TOM ALLMANS ANTI-POT OPERATIONS. STUDIO LAMBERT, THE COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR SHOWS THAT INCLUDE WIFE SWAP AND UNDERCOVER BOSS, WILL BEGIN FILMING IN THE FALL, ACCORDING TO ALLMAN. IN EXCHANGE FOR BEING ALLOWED TO FILM, LAMBERT WILL GIVE THE SHERIFFS OFFICE $10,000, WHICH WILL GO TOWARD THE PURCHASE AND TRAINING OF A NEW POLICE DOG. MARIJUANA ERADICATION OPERATIONS IN MENDOCINO, HUMBOLDT AND SISKIYOU COUNTIES AS WELL AS IN OREGON WILL BE FEATURED IN 6 ONE HOUR SEGMENTS THAT WILL LIKELY AIR NEXT YEAR.

QUARRY EXPANSION JH 06/20/12

MENDOCINO COUNTY SUPERVISORS APPROVED QUARRY EXPANSION.

YESTERDAY, SUPERVISORS APPROVED A PERMIT FOR NORTHERN AGGREGATES TO BUILD AN ASPHALT PLANT AND QUADRUPLE THE SIZE OF THE ROCK QUARRY NEXT TO THE RIDGEWOOD RANCH, KNOWN AS THE RESTING PLACE OF FAMED RACE HORSE SEA BISCUIT.

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