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FIRE AT UKIAH HIGH SCHOOL JH 05/21/13

UKIAH HIGH SCHOOL WAS EVACUATED DURING THE LAST PERIOD MONDAY WHEN A FIRE BROKE OUT IN A FIELD BEHIND THE CAMPUS.

THE FIRE WAS REPORTED AROUND 2:10 BEHIND THE SCHOOLS BUILDING R. STUDENTS WERE EVACUATED TO THE SOFTBALL FIELDS AND THEN MOVED TO THE BLEACHERS AT THE FOOTBALL FIELD DUE TO HEAVY SMOKE. ACCORDING THE AUTHORITIES, THE FIRE STARTED WHEN SPARKS FROM SOMEONE WORKING IN THE WELDING SHOP IGNITED THE GRASS. THE FIRE WAS ACCIDENTAL AND THE ONLY STRUCTURE DAMAGED WAS A NEARBY GREENHOUSE THAT HAD SOME PLASTIC MELT. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

BOATER FOUND IN CLEAR LAKE LAST WEEK DIED OF HEART ATTACK

JH 05/21/13

THE MISSING RICHMOND BOATER WHO BODY WAS FOUND IN CLEAR LAKE ON WEDNESDAY DIED OF A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK.

73 YEAR OLD JOHN TABERNER WAS FOUND WITH THE USE OF A REMOTELY OPERATED UNDERWATER VEHICLE, OR ROV, PROVIDED BY SAN FRANCISCO POLICE JUST HOURS AFTER IT WAS USED IN THE SEARCH FOR THE BODY OF A MISSING 9 YEAR OLD AUTISTIC GIRL IN CACHE CREEK. THE SEARCH BEGAN TUESDAY NIGHT WHEN TABERNERS BOAT WAS FOUND GROUNDED ON A BEACH WITH THE ENGINE STILL IDLING. TABERNER WAS FOUND ABOUT 15 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE WATER NEAR WHERE HIS BOAT WAS FOUND.

LUCERNE MAN DIED IN DIRT BIKE CRASH NEAR COVELO JH 05/21/13

A LUCERNE MAN DIED SUNDAY MORNING AFTER CRASHING HIS MOTORCYCLE OFF OF COVELO ROAD.

40-YEAR-OLD HARLEY DeCENT WAS HEADED SOUTH ON FOOTHILL BOULEVARD ON A HONDA DIRT BIKE AND NOT WEARING A HELMET. AT CRAWFORD ROAD, HE DIDNT STOP AT THE INTERSECTION, INSTEAD HE RODE INTO A DIRT FIELD WHERE HE HIT A BURM LAUNCHING THE BIKE ABOUT 50 FEET THROUGH THE AIR. DeCENT WAS THROWN FROM THE BIKE AND HIT A METAL FENCE POST. HE DIED AT THE SCENE.

TWO ARRESTED AS PROTESTERS STOPPED WORK AGAIN ON THE WILLITS BYPASS JH 05/21/13

TWO WERE ARRESTED MONDAY AS PROTESTERS AGAIN TRIED TO STOP WORK ON THE HIGHWAY 101 BYPASS AROUND WILLITS.

JAMIE CHEVALIER OF WILLITS AND TRAVIS JOCHIMSEN WERE ARRESTED AFTER CAL TRANS CREWS DISCOVERED THEM LOCKED TO THE HUGE WICK DRAIN DRIVER THAT WAS SET UP TO INSTALL THE 80 FOOT DEEP WICKS IN THE BYPASS FOOTPRINT THIS WEEK. A LARGE SIGN HAD ALSO BEEN PLACED ON THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT THAT READ NO WICK DRAINS. A GROUP OF SUPPORTING PROTESTERS ARRIVED AT DAWN AND STOOD NEARBY TO FILM THE PROTEST AND ARRESTS.

MIDDLETOWN MAN DIED IN MONDAY MORNING CRASH JH 05/21/13

A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH MONDAY MORNING CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A YOUNG MIDDLETOWN MAN.

20 YEAR OLD DINOTI R MOSLEY WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 175 JUST EAST OF ANDERSON SPRINGS ROAD WHEN HE WENT OFF THE ROAD ON A CURVE AND HIT A TREE. MOSLEY WAS NOT WEARING HIS SEAT BELT, AND DIED OF HIS INJURIES.

SUNDAY MOTORCYCLE CRASH INJURES TWO JH 05/21/13

TWO LAKEPORT RESIDENTS SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH.

51 YEAR OLD MARK THIBEAU AND 39 YEAR OLD JOANNE SANTOS WERE RIDING A HARLEY DAVIDSON EASTBOUND ON SODA BAY ROAD. WHILE NEGOTIATING A CURVE, THE BIKE LEFT THE ROAD AND ON THE SHOULDER IT OVERTURNED EJECTING BOTH RIDERS. THIBEAU AND SANTOS WERE FLOWN TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

ROAD WORK TODAY JH 05/21/13

ROAD WORK MAY CAUSE MINOR DELAYS.

CAL TRANS WILL PERFORM ROUTINE MAINTENANCE ON HIGHWAY 101 FROM REYNOLDS HIGHWAY TO RYAN CREEK ROAD TODAY FROM 7:30 AM TO 3:30 PM. SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC WILL BE RESTRICTED TO ONE LANE, AND MOTORISTS MAY EXPERIENCE MINOR TRAFFIC SLOWDOWNS.

PG&E WILL PERFORM WORK ON HIGHWAY 175 FROM JUST EAST OF WILD CAT ROAD TODAY FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM.

CAL TRANS WILL PERFORM ROUTINE MAINTENANCE ON HIGHWAY 20 JUST EAST OF BLUE LAKES ROAD TO SCOTTS VALLEY ROAD BEGINNING TODAY FROM 7:30 AM TO 4 PM. THE WORK WILL BE ONGOING ON WEEKDAYS.

AT THE HIGHWAYS 175 AND 20 WORK LOCATIONS, ONE-WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL WILL BE IN EFFECT WITH 5 TO 10-MINUTE DELAYS ANTICIPATED.

DA RULES CHP OFFICER JUSTIFIED IN SHOOTING LAST OCTOBER

JH 05/21/13

LAKE COUNTYS DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAS DETERMINED THAT AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING LAST OCTOBER WAS JUSTIFIED.

52-YEAR-OLD RONALD WALTER OSSENBERG OF ORANGE COUNTY WAS SHOT TO DEATH AFTER HE ATTACKED CHP OFFICER ERICA CODDINGTON WHEN SHE STOPPED TO CHECK ON HIM. OSSENBERG, WHO HAD A LENGTHY CRIMINAL RECORD, WAS STOPPED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN A STOLEN VEHICLE. DURING THE INCIDENT, OSSENBERG GRABBED CODDINGTON BY THE THROAT AND THREW HER TO THE GROUND. HE WAS ON TOP OF HER TRYING TO TAKE HER GUN, WHEN ANOTHER OFFICER ARRIVED AND BEGAN RUNNING TOWARDS THE TWO STRUGGLING. AS OSSENBERG LOOKED UP AT THE APPROACHING OFFICER, CODDINGTON WAS ABLE TO GAIN CONTROL OF HER GUN AND SHOT OSSENBERG ONCE. HE TRIED TO FLEE IN THE STOLEN VEHICLE, BUT CRASHED AND DIED AT THE SCENE.

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