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MURDER SUSPECT APPEARED IN COURT JH 06/27/12

A LAKEPORT MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER APPEARED IN COURT YESTERDAY.

22 YEAR OLD RAYMOND RICHARD CASILLAS WAS ARRAIGNED IN LAKE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT. CASILLAS IS FACING SEVERAL FELONY COUNTS, AMONG THEM ATTEMPTED MURDER, FOR ATTEMPTING TO SHOOT EDWARD MAHAN OF KELSEYVILLE WITH A .22 CALIBER RIFLE DURING A JUNE 22ND FIGHT IN LAKEPORT. CASILLAS ORIGANALLY ESCAPED CUSTODY, THE NIGHT OF THE INCIDENT, WHEN 21 YEAR OLD DANA ROCHELLE HUENERS OF LAKEPORT LET HIM OUT OF A PATROL CAR.

CASILLAS WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AGAIN, THE NEXT DAY IN WINDSOR. HUENERS WAS ALSO ARRAIGNED TUESDAY.

MAN ARRESTED ON FIREARMS CHARGES JH 06/27/12

DURING A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP, POLICE FIND A LOADED HAND GUN.

30 YEAR OLD RODNEY GAY WAS PULLED OVER TUESDAY MORNING FOR RUNNING A STOP SIGN AT 18TH AND PHILLIPS AVENUE IN CLEARLAKE. GAYS LICENSE WAS SUSPENDED, SO CLEARLAKE POLICE SEARCHED HIS VEHICLE AND FOUND A LOADED WEAPON IN THE TRUNK. GAY WAS ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, AND SEVERAL OTHER CHARGES.

EX LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICER ARRAIGNED JH 06/27/12

A FORMER LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY WAS ARRAIGNED TUESDAY IN MARIN SUPERIOR COURT

40 YEAR OLD DERIK DION NAVARRO, IS ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL. NAVARRO PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO 16 CHARGES AGAINST HIM. THE CASE WAS MOVED TO MARIN SUPERIOR COURT AFTER A LAKE COUNTY JUDGE GRANTED A DEFENSE MOTION FOR A CHANGE OF VENUE. NAVARRO WAS AN ACTIVE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY AT THE TIME OF THE ALLEGED CRIME

ASSAULT CASE TURNS TO HOMICIDE JH 06/27/12

A CLEARLAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT ASSAULT CASE HAS TURNED INTO A HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION.

44 YEAR OLD EDWARD ALDEN, WHO SUSTAINED SEVERE INJURIES IN A PHYSICAL FIGHT ON JUNE 17, DIED LATE MONDAY NIGHT AT SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. ALDEN WAS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS THE MORNING OF THE 17TH. HE WAS ON WEST 40TH STREET IN CLEARLAKE AFTER SOMEONE CALLED 911 TO REPORT AN INJURED PERSON. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CASE IS URGED TO CONTACT DETECTIVE TIM ALVERADO AT 994-8251.

MURDER SUSPECT TO ENTER PLEA JH 06/27/12

THE WILLITS MAN ACCUSED OF TORTURING AND KILLING HIS GRANDFATHER IS SCHEDULED TO ENTER A PLEA

22 YEAR OLD KENNETH WILKINSON HAS WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A PRELIMINARY HEARING. TRIAL DATES WILL BE SET, FOLLOWING HIS PLEA LATER TODAY. WILKINSON IS CHARGED WITH DRAGGING HIS 84 YEAR OLD GRANDFATHER, RICHARD MEL WILKINSON, BEHIND A PICKUP TRUCK FOR NEARLY SIX MILES ON THE NIGHT OF MARCH 17. WILKINSON COULD FACE LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE IF CONVICTED.

LARGE CROWD DELAYS POT HEARING JH 06/27/12

A LARGE CROWD DELAYED A LAKE COUNTY MARIJUANA HEARING.

ABOUT 300 PEOPLE SHOWED UP AT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING YESTERDAY, TO VOICE THEIR OPINION ON A POT ORDINANCE. THE EMERGENCY ORDINANCE WOULD RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PLANTS THAT A PATIENT CAN GROW ON LOTS UNDER A HALF ACRE, TO THREE MATURE FEMALE PLANTS. UP TO SIX MATURE PLANTS COULD BE GROWN ON LARGER PARCELS UNDER THE ORDINANCE. THE CROWD CHEERED WHEN THEY LEARNED THE HEARING WAS RESCHEDULED FOR A LARGER VENUE. THE HEARING WILL BE HELD JULY 9 IN THE FAIRGROUNDS THEATER IN LAKEPORT.

PILL DRIVE JH 06/27/12

MORE THAN 30,000 PILLS WERE COLLECTED FOR SAFE DISPOSAL FOLLOWING TWO EVENTS AT LAKE COUNTY FIRE STATIONS.

THE PURPOSE OF THE PILL DRIVE IS TO EDUCATE ABOUT THE DANGERS OF PRESCRIPTION PILLS AND SAFELY DISPOSE OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTIONS. THE PILL DRIVE CONTINUES TODAY AT THE LAKE COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT AT 14815 OLYMPIC DRIVE IN CLEARLAKE. TO DROP OF UNWANTED, UNNEEDED OR EXPIRED PRESCRIPTIONS, NO QUESTIONS ASKED, STOP BY BETWEEN NOON AND 4 PM.

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