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THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING AUTISTIC GIRL CONTINUES JH 05/15/13

THE SEARCH WILL CONTINUE TODAY FOR THE MISSING 9 YEAR OLD AUTISTIC GIRL THAT WANDERED AWAY FROM HER FAMILIES VACATION HOME IN CLEARLAKE SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

A NEW PIECE OF EVIDENCE GIVES SEARCHERS A LAST KNOWN DIRECTION MIKAELA RENEE LYNCH WAS HEADING IN. A SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CLIP FROM A NEIGHBORING VACATION HOME SHOWED MIKAELA RUNNING NAKED DOWN HARBOR DRIVE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION AT APPROXIMATELY 1:31 PM, JUST MINUTES AFTER HER PARENTS REPORTED HER MISSING. ACCORDING TO THE PARENTS, MIKAELA BEING NAKED WAS COMMON, AS SHE TENDS TO REMOVE CLOTHING WHEN SHE GETS HOT. ADDING TO THE CHALLENGE OF FINDING MIKAELA IS THE FACT THAT SHE HAS AUTISM, TO A DEGREE THAT SHE IS UNABLE TO SPEAK AND WILL NOT RESPOND WHEN CALLED. AUTHORITIES AND VOLUNTEERS WILL CONTINUE TO SEARCH TODAY UTILIZING ALL AVAILABLE RESOURCES, INCLUDING DOGS, HELICOPTERS AND SUBMARINES. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON MIKAELAS WHEREABOUTS IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE CLEARLAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 707-994-8251.

MAN ASSAULTED BY EX-GIRLFRIENDS FATHER JH 05/15/13

A COVELO MAN WAS ASSAULTED BY HIS EX-GIRLFRIENDS FATHER.

THE UNIDENTIFIED MALE VICTIM REPORTED BEING ASSAULTED ON SATURDAY BY JUAN MANUEL AYALA GONZALES OF COVELO. THE VICTIM TOLD AUTHORITIES THAT HE STOPPED HIS VEHICLE AT THE INTERSECTION OF HOWARD AND PERRY STREETS AFTER SEEING GONZALES FOLLOWING HIM. GONZALES REPORTEDLY APPROACHED THE VICTIM, OPENED THE CAR DOOR AND PUNCHED THE VICTIM REPEATEDLY CAUSING HIM TO FALL TO THE GROUND, WHERE GONZALES THEN KICKED THE VICTIM IN THE FACE WHILE WEARING BOOTS. THE VICTIM SUFFERED A LACERATION TO THE FACE, CHIPPED TEETH AND BRUISING. GONZALES WAS LATER ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY NON-FIREARM WEAPON.

POSSIBLE DROWNING AT LAKE MENDOCINO JH 05/15/13

A 19 YEAR OLD MAN WAS REPORTED MISSING AND PRESUMED DROWNED AT LAKE MENDOCINO TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS FROM THE UKIAH VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT, A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM OUT OF THE AREA WERE SWIMMING NEAR THE SOUTH BOAT RAMP OUT TO A SMALL ISLAND IN THE LAKE. BEFORE REACHING THE ISLAND, TWO MEN HEADED TOWARDS THE DAM BECAUSE THEY WERE GETTING TIRED. ONE MAN MADE IT TO SHORE, THE OTHER DID NOT. THE LAKE WAS SEARCHED BY BOAT AND HELICOPTER, BUT AFTER 40 MINUTES, NO ONE WAS FOUND. AUTHORITIES THEN REPORTED CALLING A DIVE TEAM TO BEGIN SEARCHING FOR A BODY.

MENDOCINO COUNTY SWAT TEAM ASSISTING IN THE HUMBOLDT SEARCH FOR HOMICIDE SUSPECT SHANE MILLER JH 05/15/13

OVER A DOZEN MEMBERS OF THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SWAT TEAM HAVE BEEN IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY SINCE EARLY MONDAY MORNING TO ASSIST IN THE SEARCH FOR TRIPLE HOMICIDE SUSPECT SHANE MILLER.

THE TEAM INCLUDES MEMBERS OF THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT AND WILLITS POLICE DEPARTMENT. ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES, MILLER USED TO LIVE IN LAYTONVILLE AND HAS BEEN ARRESTED SEVERAL TIMES IN MENDOCINO COUNTY. THOUGH HE IS NOT SUSPECTED TO BE IN THE COUNTY RIGHT NOW, THE AREA WHERE HE IS BELIEVED TO BE IS JUST 25 MILES NORTH OF THE COUNTY LINE. MILLER IS SUSPECTED OF SHOOTING TO DEATH HIS WIFE AND TWO DAUGHTERS, 4 AND 8 YEARS OLD, IN THEIR SHINGLETOWN HOME ON MAY 7TH. MILLER IS DESCRIBED AS A CAUCASIAN MAN, 5 FEET, 10 INCHES TALL, WEIGHING 200 POUNDS, WITH RED HAIR AND BLUE EYES. HE IS BELIEVED TO BE ARMED AND DANGEROUS. IF YOU SEE MILLER, DO NOT APPROACH HIM, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY. A PHOTO OF MILLER IS POSTED ON THE K-WINE NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE.

FIVE ARRESTED IN MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION JH 05/15/13

FIVE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED DURING A MARIJUANA INVESTIGATION BY THE COUNTY OF MENDOCINO MARIJUANA ERADICATION TEAM.

WHEN AUTHORITIES ARRIVED AT THE KNOXVILLE ROAD HOME ON MONDAY, THEY OBSERVED A GREENHOUSE WITH APPROXIMATELY 410 MARIJUANA PLANTS. THEY THEN CONTACTED 29-YEAR-OLD CARLTON LAUCKERN AND 32 YEAR OLD BRADLEY FEUCHT, BOTH OF SAN FRANCISCO NEAR ANOTHER 11 POUNDS OF PROCESSED POT. WHILE WAITING FOR A SEARCH WARRANT, 34 YEAR OLD MARK PICITTI OF SAN FRANCISCO ARRIVED AND WAS DETAINED. A SEARCH REVEALED ANOTHER 111 POT PLANTS, AS WELL AS A SMALL AMOUNT OF PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOMS AND FOUR TABS OF SUSPECTED LSD. THE INVESTIGATION THEN DETERMINED A NEIGHBORING LOCATION WAS INVOLVED, AND 56-YEAR-OLD LESLIE CARR AND 33 YEAR OLD SARAH KUBIK, BOTH OF UKIAH WERE DETAINED. AT THEIR LOCATION, MULTIPLE GROW ROOMS WERE FOUND WITH 421 MARIJUANA PLANTS IN ONE ROOM AND ANOTHER 274 PLANTS IN ANOTHER, AS WELL AS SCALES, PACKAGING MATERIALS AND $1,800 IN CASH. ALL FIVE SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES.

EARTHQUAKE NEAR COBB JH 05/15/13

A MODERATE SIZED EARTHQUAKE SHOOK THE COBB AREA LAST NIGHT.

ACCORDING TO A PRELIMINARY REPORT FROM THE US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, THE QUAKE OCCURRED AT 11:11 PM JUST 4 MILES WEST OF COBB AT A DEPTH OF ONLY 2.3 MILES. THE TEMBLOR REGISTERED A 3.1 MAGNITUDE AND WAS FELT AS FAR AWAY AS WATSONVILLE.

UKIAH CITY COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS TODAY SENDING A LETTER AND RESOLUTION TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND STATE OFFICIALS OPPOSING MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA. JH 05/15/13

THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS AT TONIGHTS MEETING, SENDING A LETTER AND RESOLUTION TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND TO STATE OFFICIALS OPPOSING MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA.

THE RESOLUTION, PENNED BY COUNCILMAN PHIL BALDWIN, POINTS OUT THE FACTS THAT LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL BUDGETS HAVE BEEN CUT DEEP LEAVING AMERICANS WITH INADEQUATE FUNDING FOR EDUCATION, LAW ENFORCEMENT, INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AND SO MUCH MORE. WITH OVER TWO TRILLION OF OUR TAX DOLLARS SPENT ON MIDEAST WARS IN THE LAST DECADE, AMERICA NEEDS TO SUPPORT A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION TO SYRIAS SITUATION AND KEEP OUR SOLDIERS AND TAX DOLLARS IN AMERICA WHERE THEY BELONG. THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR 6 PM TONIGHT IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON SEMINARY AVENUE.

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