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TRANSIENT ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY JH 03/13/13

A UKIAH TRANSIENT WAS ARRESTED AFTER BEING CAUGHT TRYING TO STEAL FROM A LOCAL BUSINESS.

THE OWNER OF A STORE ON WAUGH LANE SAW 54 YEAR OLD ALFRED DOMINIAK ATTEMPTING TO TAKE ITEMS FROM HIS BUSINESS MONDAY EVENING. HE TOLD DOMINIAK HE WAS CALLING POLICE, AND THE SUSPECT TRIED TO FLEE. THE STORE OWNER AND DOMINIAK THEN GOT INTO A PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION BEFORE THE SUSPECT AGAIN FLED UP THE STREET AND OVER A FENCE NEAR THE RAILROAD TRACKS. A SEARCH OF THE AREA BY UKIAH POLICE FOUND DOMINIAK HIDING BEHIND SOME GENERATORS. HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

CAREGIVER CHARGED WITH SEVERE NEGLECT JH 03/13/13

A UKIAH MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED SEVERE ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF A DEPENDANT ADULT.

THE VICTIM, IDENTIFIED ONLY AS A 32 YEAR OLD WOMAN WITH A NUMBER OF LONG TERM ILLNESSES REQUIRING HER TO HAVE CONSTANT CARE, WAS TAKEN TO UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER THURSDAY AFTER THE CAREGIVER, WHO WAS ALSO IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WOMAN, CALLED AN AMBULANCE. ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE WOMAN HAD SEVERE LIFE THREATENING MEDICAL CONDITIONS DUE TO NEGLECT. UKIAH POLICE IMMEDIATELY TOOK OVER THE INVESTIGATION. A SEARCH OF THE APARTMENT THE COUPLE SHARED FOUND THAT THE VICTIM HAD BEEN LYING IN HER OWN WASTE, MALNOURISHED, DEHYDRATED AND WITH NUMEROUS BEDSORES. HER CARETAKER AND BOYFRIEND, 52 YEAR OLD THOMAS WINKLE WAS BOOKED INTO MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL.

SKELETON FOUND NEAR EEL RIVER STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION

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THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN DETERMINING THE IDENTITY OF A SKELETON FOUND ALONG THE EEL RIVER IN PIERCY LAST OCTOBER.

SHERIFFS DETECTIVES RECEIVED A REPORT MONDAY FROM THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY CHICO HUMAN IDENTIFICATION LABORATORY THAT DETERMINED THE REMAINS WERE THAT OF A WHITE MALE ADULT, APPROXIMATELY 25 TO 45 YEARS OLD, WITH A HEIGHT BETWEEN 5 FEET 11 INCHES AND 6 FEET 5 INCHES. ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES, THEY ARE TRYING TO ESTABLISH A DNA PROFILE TO COMPARE AGAINST ACTIVE MISSING PERSONS CASES. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO THIS CASE IS URGED TO CONTACT THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS TIP LINE AT 234-2100.

TWO YEAR OLD FOUND DRUNK AND ON METH JH 03/13/13

AUTHORITIES WERE CONTACTED AFTER A 2 YEAR OLD WAS ADMITTED TO UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER WITH A LIFE THREATENING LEVEL OF BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT AND THE PRESENCE OF METHAMPHETAMINE IN HIS SYSTEM.

WHEN THE CHILDS GRANDMOTHER PICKED HIM UP FROM HIS MOTHERS RESIDENCE, SHE NOTICED THE BOY APPEARED ILL AND WHILE DRIVING HOME, SMELLED ALCOHOL AFTER THE CHILD VOMITED. DEPUTIES CONTACTED THE MOTHER, 22 YEAR OLD SAMANTHA DELVALLE AND 21 YEAR OLD RAYMOND MAYBERY AT THEIR RESIDENCE AND NOTICED THEY BOTH APPEARED TO BU INTOXICATED AND UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. A SEARCH FOUND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, AND BOTH DELVALLE AND MAYBERY WERE ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT AND OTHER CHARGES.

SHOOTING SUSPECTS MAY FACE MORE CHARGES JH 03/13/13

THE TWO MEN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AT A DEPUTY SHERIFFS CAR LAST MONTH WERE POSSIBLY INVOLVED IN AT LEAST TWO OTHER ROBBERY AND BURGLARY INCIDENTS, ABOVE AND BEYOND THE BURGLARY THAT OCCURRED THE NIGHT OF THE CHASE AND SHOOTING.

30 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER SKAGGS AND 42 YEAR OLD WALTER MILLER ARE CONSIDERED PERSONS OF INTEREST IN A FEBRUARY 19TH HOME ROBBERY IN REDWOOD VALLEY AND IN A FEBRUARY 21ST HOME BURGLARY IN UKIAH. ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES, ON MARCH 1ST, DEPUTIES SPOTTED A VEHICLE ON NORTH STATE STREET UKIAH THAT WAS REPORTEDLY ASSOCIATED WITH FEBRUARY 19TH AND 21ST INCIDENTS. DEPUTIES TRIED TO PULL OVER THE VEHICLE, BUT THE DRIVER, 31 YEAR OLD GARY ROBERT VILLA OF UKIAH, FAILED TO STOP FOR OVER A MILE. THE DRIVER FINALLY YIELDED AND WAS ARRESTED ON A FELONY PAROLE WARRANT AND SEVERAL OTHER CHARGES.

MENDOCINO COLLEGE RECEIVES NEARLY $800,000 FOR ENERGY UPGRADES JH 03/13/13

MENDOCINO COLLEGE RECEIVED NEARLY $800,000 FOR THE SCHOOLS EFFORTS TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY ON ITS MAIN CAMPUS.

DURING LAST WEEKS BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING, PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC AND THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE INVESTOR OWNED UTILITY PARTNERSHIP PRESENTED THE BOARD WITH A REBATE CHECK OF JUST OVER $293,000 FOR ITS RECENT ENERGY EFFICIENT UPGRADES AND ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING DESIGN OF THE NEW LIBRARY LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER. PG&E ALSO PRESENTED A SECOND CHECK OF $500,000 FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE UTILITY ZERO PERCENT ON-BILL FINANCING LOAN PROGRAM TO FUND ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES. THE MONEY WILL HELP OFFSET THE COST OF ALL THE UPGRADES. ON TOP OF THAT, THESE ENERGY EFFICIENT UPGRADES ARE ESTIMATED TO REDUCE MENDOCINO COLLEGES ANNUAL ENERGY BILL BY APPROXIMATELY $185,000.

SENATOR HAS CONCERNS ABOUT WILLITS BYPASS JH 03/13/13

A NORTH COAST SENATOR WANTS CAL TRANS TO ADDRESS HER CONCERNS OVER THE WILLITS BYPASS BEFORE IT RESUMES WORK ON THE CONTROVERSIAL PROJECT.

IN A MARCH 5TH LETTER TO CAL TRANS, SENATOR NOREEN EVANS CRITICIZED THE AGENCY FOR FAILING TO ADEQUATELY INVESTIGATE ALTERNATIVES TO THE PROJECT, WHICH REROUTES HIGHWAY 101 AROUND DOWNTOWN WILLITS. ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS, CAL TRANS IS PREPARING A FORMAL RESPONSE TO THE LETTER. CAL TRANS HALTED CONSTRUCTION OF THE BYPASS ON FEBRUARY 25 DUE TO THE DISCOVERY OF BIRDS NESTS, WHICH RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT THE AGENCYS COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL MIGRATORY BIRD ACT. CAL TRANS OFFICIALS HAVE SAID THEY PLAN TO RESUME CONSTRUCTION NEXT WEEK.

ROAD WORK WILL CAUSE DELAYS TODAY JH 03/13/13

UTILITY REPAIRS WILL CAUSE SOME DELAYS TODAY .

PG&E WILL PERFORM UTILITY REPAIRS ON HIGHWAY 20 FROM JUST WEST OF LITTLE LAKE ROAD TO FOREST STATION ROAD FROM 1 PM TO 4 PM. ONE-WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL WILL BE IN EFFECT WITH 5-MINUTE DELAYS ANTICIPATED.

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