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DETAILS ON OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING TO BE RELEASED TODAY JH 10/26/12

THE LAKE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE EXPECTS TO RELEASE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION LATER TODAY, ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING A FATAL OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING ON WEDNESDAY.

THE INCIDENT REPORTEDLY TOOK PLACE AROUND 2 PM WHEN A CHP OFFICER CONTACTED A 52 YEAR OLD MAN SITTING IN A STOLEN VEHICLE ON THE SIDE OF HIGHWAY 29. THE SUSPECT ATTACKED THE OFFICER AND TRIED TO TAKE HER GUN. THE OFFICER RESPONDED BY SHOOTING THE SUSPECT ONCE. HE ATTEMPTED TO FLEE BUT CRASHED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD, AND WAS LATER PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. THE NAMES OF BOTH THE SUSPECT AND OFFICER HAVE NOT YET BEEN RELEASED. THAT INFORMATION WILL LIKELY BE IN THE PRESS RELEASE LATER TODAY.

JOGGER HIT BY VAN AND SERIOUSLY INJURED JH 10/26/12

A MAN WAS HIT AND SERIOUSLY INJURED BY A MINI VAN WHILE JOGGING IN CLEARLAKE YESTERDAY MORNING.

63 YEAR OLD WILLIAM JACKSON OF CLEARLAKE PARK WAS DRIVING EAST ON ARROWHEAD ROAD WHEN FOR UNKNOWN REASONS HIS VEHICLE ACCIDENTALLY HIT A MAN JOGGING IN THE SAME DIRECTION. THE INJURED MAN WAS FLOWN TO UC DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER IN SERIOUS CONDITION. ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL DO NOT APPEAR TO BE A FACTOR IN THE COLLISION. ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE WITNESSED THE COLLISION IS URGED TO CONTACT OFFICER ADAMS AT 994-8251.

DUI ARREST AFTER CRASH ON HIGHWAY 29 JH 10/26/12

A HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE MAN WAS ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DUI AFTER A CRASH ON HIGHWAY 29.

58 YEAR OLD BEN ZONNEVELD OF LOWER LAKE WAS STOPPED AND SIGNALING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN FROM HIGHWAY 29 INTO HIS DRIVEWAY AROUND 6 PM YESTERDAY. 49 YEAR OLD BRETT MADSEN WAS ALSO TRAVELING ON HIGHWAY 29, BUT FAILED TO SEE ZONNEVELD’S VEHICLE STOPPED, AND REAR ENDED IT. ZONNEVELD WAS REPORTED TO BE OK. MADSEN WAS DETERMINED TO INTOXICATED AND WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE LAKE COUNTY HILL ROAD CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.

NORBURY TRIAL UPDATE JH 10/26/12

JOURNAL ENTRIES WRITTEN BY CONVICTED KILLER BILLY NORBURY’S FATHER ABOUT HIS SON’S STRANGE BEHAVIOR AND THE CONTINUED CROSS-EXAMINATION OF A PSYCHOLOGIST WENT BEFORE THE JURY YESTERDAY IN THE ONGOING SANITY PHASE OF NORBURY’S MURDER TRIAL.

ON MONDAY, THE JURY CONVICTED NORBURY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND A SPECIAL ALLEGATION THAT HE USED A GUN TO KILL JAMAL ANDREWS IN JANUARY, HIS REDWOOD VALLEY NEIGHBOR. NORBURY’S ATTORNEY IS NOW MAKING A CASE TO THE JURY THAT NORBURY WAS LEGALLY INSANE AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING. ACCORDING TO A PSYCHOLOGIST ON THE WITNESS STAND, HE HAS DIAGNOSED NORBURY AS A PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIC. IF NORBURY IS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN SANE AT THE TIME OF THE CRIME, HE FACES 50 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON. THE TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO CONTINUE MONDAY.

JURY SELECTION COMPLETE FOR BEASLEY MURDER TRIAL JH 10/26/12

JURY SELECTION IS COMPLETE FOR THE DOUBLE MURDER TRIAL OF ROBBY ALAN BEASLEY.

32 YEAR OLD BEASLEY FACES TWO MURDER CHARGES AND ONE COUNT OF BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN CONNECTION WITH THE SHOOTING DEATHS OF FRANK AND YVETTE MADOX. JURY SELECTION WRApPED UP YESTERDAY MORNING AND OPENING STATEMENTS IN THE TRIAL ARE SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 7.

LOCAL BEACHES SHOW BACTERIA SPIKE JH 10/26/12

RECENT TESTS SHOW HIGHER THAN NORMAL LEVELS OF BACTERIA ON TWO FORT BRAGG BEACHES, PROMPTING TEMPORARY ADVISORY CONDITIONS.

HARE CREEK BEACH AND PUDDING CREEK BEACH SHOWED LEVELS GREATER THAN THOSE ALLOWED BY STATE STANDARDS, HOWEVER, THE ADVISORIES HAVE SINCE BEEN LIFTED. THE RECENT RAIN MAY HAVE HELPED CLEAR OUT THE BACTERIA AS IT ALLOWS THE CREEKS TO INCREASE FLOW AND WASH OUT SHALLOW WARM WATER AND DECOMPOSING KELP DEBRIS THAT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE BACTERIA GROWTH. YOU CAN REACH THE COUNTY’S OCEAN BEACH MONITORING HOTLINE WITH UPDATED BEACH TEST RESULTS AT 463-5425.

BASIC WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER COURSE OFFERED FREE JH 10/26/12

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION’S CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, IN COLLABORATION WITH CAL FIRE, WILL OFFER ENTRY-LEVEL BASIC WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER TRAINING FOR FREE.

THE TRAINING PROGRAM IS OPEN TO 30 QUALIFIED LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND YOUNG ADULTS. UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE 180 HOUR FIRE SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM, STUDENTS WILL EARN CERTIFICATIONS AND BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR CAL FIRE BASIC FIREFIGHTER EMPLOYMENT BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2013. APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL 5 PM NEXT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2. THE PROGRAM BEGINS NOVEMBER 9.

MENDO COUNTY BOY SCOUT CAMP HAS SOLD JH 10/26/12

THE BOY SCOUTS’ REDWOOD EMPIRE COUNCIL HAS COMPLETED THE $1.9 MILLION DOLLAR SALE OF ITS CAMP MASONITE-NAVARRO IN SOUTHERN MENDOCINO COUNTY.

ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS, THE SALE TO NORTH WEST STEWARDS, A SEATTLE BASED REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT COMPANY, ALLOWS SCOUTS TO CONTINUE TO USE THE FACILITY AS THEY HAVE FOR NEARLY SIX DECADES.

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