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SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT SEEKS PUBLIC HELP IN IDENTIFYING THE REMAINS FOUND IN PIERCY JH 03/22/13

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT SEEKS THE PUBLICS HELP IN IDENTIFYING THE HUMAN SKELETON FOUND IN PIERCY LAST FALL.

AUTHORITIES WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE A LOOK AT PHOTOS OF THE CLOTHING THAT WERE ON THE SKELETON, THEY ARE POSTED ON THE K-WINE NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE AS WELL AS THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS WEB SITE. ACCORDING TO THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT, THEY HOPE THE IMAGES WILL HELP GENERATE SOME NEW LEADS. THE TATTERED SHIRT BEARS A FADED MESSAGE THAT IS HARD TO READ IN THE PHOTOGRAPH, BUT AUTHORITIES BELIEVE IT SAYS, BEFORE I STARTED WORKING HERE, I DRANK, SMOKED, AND USED FOUL LANGUAGE FOR NO REASON AT ALL. BUT THANKS TO THIS JOB, I NOW HAVE A REASON. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE CASE IS URGED TO CALL THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS TIP LINE AT 234-2100.

CHP SECURED THE WILLITS BYPASS PROJECT SO CAL TRANS COULD CONTINUE WORKING JH 03/22/13

OPPONENTS OF THE HIGHWAY 101 BYPASS AROUND WILLITS WERE OVERWHELMED BY CHP OFFICERS THERE TO SECURE THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE AND ALLOW CAL TRANS TO CONTINUE WORKING.

JUST BEFORE 7 AM YESTERDAY DOZENS OF HIGHWAY PATROL VEHICLES ARRIVED AT THE BYPASS PROTEST LOCATION AND BEGAN REMOVING SIGNS AND WARNING PROTESTERS THAT THEY WERE TRESPASSING AND THEN GAVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE BEFORE BEING ARRESTED. BY NOON, CHP HAD ARRESTED SEVEN PROTESTERS, AND CAL TRANS WAS ABLE TO CONTINUE CLEARING AND INSTALLING FENCING ALONG THE BYPASS ROUTE. ANYONE SEEKING MORE INFORMATION ON THE BYPASS PROJECT SHOULD VISIT THE PROJECTS WEB SITE AT WILLITSBYPASS.WORDPRESS.COM

BICYCLIST KILLED IN THURSDAY NIGHT COLLISION JH 03/22/13

A BICYCLIST DIED LAST NIGHT ON HIGHWAY 20, AFTER BEING HIT BY A VEHICLE.

68-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM HARTMAN OF YUBA CITY WAS DRIVING EASTBOUND NEAR KEYS BOULEVARD IN CLEARLAKE OAKS AT APPROXIMATELY 9:30 PM, WHEN HE HIT A BICYCLIST FROM BEHIND. ACCORDING TO CHP, THE UNIDENTIFIED BICYCLIST WAS RIDING A BLACK BIKE WHILE WEARING DARK CLOTHING AND NO HELMET, AND HARTMAN WAS UNABLE TO SEE HIM. THE COLLISION IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

TWO ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH VEHICLE BREAK-INS JH 03/22/13

CLEARLAKE POLICE ARRESTED TWO SUSPECTS ALLEGEDLY RESPONSIBLE FOR BREAKING INTO VEHICLES AT A LOCAL HOTEL.

ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES, THEY RECEIVED A REPORT OF SOMEONE TRYING TO BREAK INTO A VEHICLE AT ABOUT 4:22 AM YESTERDAY. WHEN POLICE ARRIVED AT THE EL GRANDE BEST WESTERN ON LAKESHORE DRIVE, THEY CONTACTED 19-YEAR-OLD JAMES METZGER IN THE PARKING LOT. HOWEVER, A WITNESS THEN POINTED OUT THE THEFT SUSPECT ACROSS THE STREET, WHO THEN FLED. AFTER A SHORT FOOT CHASE, 22-YEAR-OLD CYNTHIA LEE RUSSELL WAS APPREHENDED. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT METZGER NEW RUSSELL AND THE TWO OF THEM WERE ALLEGEDLY BREAKING INTO VEHICLES. METZGER WAS LATER LOCATED AT HIS RESIDENCE AND ARRESTED WITHOUT INCIDENT.

WILLITS MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP MINOR HE MET ON FACEBOOK JH 03/22/13

A WILLITS MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY HAVING A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH A MINOR HE MET ONLINE .

19 YEAR OLD JOSE ALFREDO ARELLANO-SANCHEZ MET THE 11 YEAR OLD GIRL ON FACEBOOK AND THE TWO BEGAN HAVING A RELATIONSHIP APPROXIMATELY 4 MONTH AGO. ACCORDING TO UKIAH POLICE, A PARENT OF THE 11 YEAR OLD GIRL REPORTED THE RELATIONSHIP TO AUTHORITIES TWO WEEKS AGO. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT ARELLANO-SANCHEZ WAS COMING TO UKIAH THURSDAY MORNING TO GIVE THE GIRL A PREGNANCY TEST. ARELLANO-SANCHEZ WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED INTO MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL ON MULTIPLE CHARGES.

WOMAN SAVED FROM SUNKEN PICKUP IN CLEARLAKE JH 03/22/13

A LUCERNE WOMAN, WHOSE PICKUP TRUCK WENT OFF THE ROAD AND INTO CLEAR LAKE AND SUNK, WAS SAVED BY PASSERBYS, A SHERIFF DEPUTY, AND A MEDICAL TECHNICIAN.

71 YEAR OLD ANN ADAMS WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 20 JUST BEFORE 2:30 PM YESTERDAY, WHEN, FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, HER PICKUP VEERED OFF THE ROAD AND LAUNCHED ABOUT 50 FEET OUT INTO THE LAKE. LUCERNE RESIDENT DOUG ARNOLD. WHO WAS DRIVING BEHIND HER, STOPPED AND JUMPED IN THE WATER TO TRY AND RESCUE ADAMS, BUT WAS UNABLE. HE THEN FLAGGED DOWN FRANK HAAS, WHO WAS DRIVING BY. HAAS CALLED 911, AS THE PICKUP QUICKLY SANK WITH ADAMS STILL INSIDE. A DEPUTY ARRIVED AND USED A SLEDGE HAMMER FROM HAASS WORK TRUCK TO BREAK OUT A WINDOW IN THE PICKUP AND EXTRICATE ADAMS. ARNOLD, HAAS, AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, AND A FEW YOUNG BICYCLIST ALL ENTERED THE LAKE TO ASSIST THE DEPUTY IN RESCUING ADAMS, WHO WAS FLOWN TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH A POSSIBLE FRACTURED ARM, BUT OTHERWISE DOING OK.

ROAD WORK TODAY JH 03/22/13

ROAD WORK TODAY WILL CAUSE SOME MINOR DELAYS.

CAL TRANS WILL PERFORM ROUTINE MAINTENANCE ON HIGHWAY 101 FROM EAST SIDE ROAD TO THE FELIZ CREEK BRIDGE FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM. THEY WILL ALSO PERFORM MAINTENANCE FROM THE RAILROAD CROSSING TO THE OUTLET CREEK BRIDGE FROM 8:30 TO 3. ONE-WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL WILL BE IN EFFECT AT BOTH LOCATIONS WITH 5 TO 10 MINUTE DELAYS ANTICIPATED.

PARTNERSHIP HEALTHPLAN OF CALIFORNIA IS EXPANDING AND HIRING

JH 03/22/13

PARTNERSHIP HEALTHPLAN OF CALIFORNIA, THE PUBLIC NON-PROFIT AGENCY THAT ADMINISTERS MEDI-CAL BENEFITS IN SIX NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COUNTIES, IS EXPANDING AND HIRING.

THE ORGANIZATION IS EXPANDING INTO EIGHT NEW COUNTIES, INCLUDING THE COUNTY OF LAKE, AND THEY WILL HAVE MORE THAN 100 NEW POSITIONS OF ALL TYPES AVAILABLE OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS. POSITIONS RANGE FROM ENTRY LEVEL TO PHYSICIANS AND OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS. THE PARTNERSHIP HEALTHPLAN WILL HAVE A JOB FAIR AT ITS FAIRFIELD LOCATION ON APRIL 9TH TO TRY AND FILL POSITIONS CREATED BY THIS GROWTH. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THEIR WEB SITE AT WWW.PARTNERSHIPHP.ORG.

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