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UKIAH MAN ARRESTED FOR STABBING JH 06/27/13

A UKIAH MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR AN ALLEGED STABBING TUESDAY EVENING.

A CALLER REPORTED THAT HE ARRIVED AT THE SOUTH DORA LOCATION TO PICK UP A FRIEND, WHEN HE SAW HIS FRIEND GET STABBED BEFORE THE SUSPECT FLED IN A VEHICLE. THE CALLER THEN TRANSPORTED THE VICTIM TO UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER. ACCORDING TO POLICE, THE VICTIM WAS STABBED BY A MAN HE ONLY KNEW AS BLAINE, WHO WAS ANGRY THAT THE VICTIM WAS OUTSIDE BLAINES GIRLFRIENDS RESIDENCE. BLAINE CONFRONTED THE VICTIM WITH A LARGE KNIFE, AND DURING THE ENSUING SCUFFLE, BLAINE ALLEGEDLY STABBED THE VICTIM ONCE. POLICE RETURNED TO THE RESIDENCE IN AN EFFORT TO CONTACT THE GIRLFRIEND AND IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT, AND FOUND THAT THE SUSPECT, 62 YEAR OLD ROBERT BLAINE BENNETT WAS AT THE LOCATION. BENNETT ADMITTED TO THE STABBING AND WAS BOOKED INTO MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL.

GROUP ACCUSED OF MAKING FAKE CHECKS JH 06/27/13

FOUR PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED IN FORT BRAGG FOR ALLEGEDLY PASSING FAKE CHECKS AND SELLING METHAMPHETAMINE.

POLICE RESPONDED TO A CLOTHING STORE ON NORTH FRANKLIN STREET MONDAY AFTERNOON WHERE THEY WERE TOLD THAT A MAN AND TWO WOMEN PAID FOR CLOTHING WITH A CREDIT CARD THAT WAS DENIED. THEY THEN USED A CHECK THAT WAS BELIEVED TO BE FAKE. THE INDIVIDUAL CALLED THE BANK WHO CONFIRMED HER SUSPICIONS, AND SHE REPORTEDLY THEN WENT OUT TO THE PARKING LOT AND CONFRONTED THE SUSPECTS. SHE RETRIEVED ONE BAG OF CLOTHING AND GOT THEIR LICENSE PLATE NUMBER. POLICE LOCATED THE SUSPECTS AT A MOTEL WHERE THEY FOUND FOUR PEOPLE, TWO OF WHOM ADMITTED TO BEING AT THE CLOTHING STORE. THEY ALSO IDENTIFIED THE MAN THEY WERE WITH AT THE STORE AS ERIC SIHN. POLICE SEARCHED THE TWO ROOMS THEY WERE IN AND THEIR VEHICLE AND FOUND METHAMPHETAMINE AND ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SALES OF METH AS WELL AS A COMPUTER, PRINTER AND PAPER TO INDICATE THEY WERE PRINTING THE FAKE CHECKS. THE FOUR SUSPECTS FROM SANTA ROSA, LOS ANGELES AND MEXICO WERE BOOKED INTO MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL. POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR ERIC SIHN. ANYONE WHO MAY KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF ERIC SIHN IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE FORT BRAGG POLICE AT 261-2800.

HOME INVASION SUSPECTS SHOOT AT POLICE BEFORE BEING TAKEN INTO CUSTODY JH 06/27/13

A CLEARLAKE OAKS MAN WAS SHOT YESTERDAY DURING A HOME INVASION ROBBERY.

FOUR SUSPECTS FORCED ENTRY INTO THE HIGH VALLEY ROAD HOME OF RONNIE AND JANEANE BOGNER JUST BEFORE 9 AM. THE SUSPECTS, ONE A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF RONNIE BOGNERS BUSINESS, APPEARED TO BE LOOKING FOR MONEY AND FIREARMS. DURING THE ROBBERY, THE SUSPECTS SHOT JACOB BOGNER IN THE LEG AND PISTOL WHIPPED HIM SEVERAL TIMES. JACOB WAS HOSPITALIZED AND IS DOING FINE. THE SUSPECTS TOOK AT LEAST TWO GUNS AND THE FAMILIES ESCALADE AND FLED. AUTHORITIES LATER LOCATED THE SUSPECTS IN A DIFFERENT VEHICLE, AND A CHASE BEGAN, WHICH ENDED ON A DEAD END STREET. WHILE FLEEING ON FOOT, THE SUSPECTS FIRED AT AUTHORITIES BEFORE HIDING IN A NEARBY HOME ON 15TH STREET. SEVERAL SUSPECTS WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY MID AFTERNOON, AND THE LAST SUSPECT FINALLY SURRENDERED AT ABOUT 7:30 LAST NIGHT.

MENDOCINO COUNTY READY FOR GAY MARRIAGE JH 06/27/13

MENDOCINO COUNTY IS READY FOR GAY MARRIAGE, AND IS JUST WAITING FOR THE STATE TO GIVE THE FINAL GO AHEAD.

ACCORDING TO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY CLERK, SHE HAS ALREADY RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE STATE EXPLAINING HOW IT WILL PROCEED TO REINSTATE SAME-SEX MARRIAGES. THE STATE NEEDS TO WAIT FOR THE 9TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS TO LIFT THE STAY IT HAD PLACED ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN CALIFORNIA WHILE THE SUPREME COURT CONSIDERED THE CASE. NOW THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS DECIDED TO LET THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURTS RULING STAND, WHICH DECLARES PROPOSITION 8 UNCONSTITUTIONAL, THE STAY WILL BE LIFTED. IT WILL BE 25 DAYS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT RULING BECOMES OFFICIAL AND THE COURT OF APPEALS CAN LIFT THE STAY. ONCE THAT HAPPENS, THE COUNTY WILL BE REQUIRED TO START ISSUING MARRIAGE LICENSES TO SAME-SEX COUPLE AGAIN.

BROADBAND ALLIANCE EVENT: THE STATE OF BROADBAND IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, 2013 JH 06/27/13

THE BROADBAND ALLIANCE OF MENDOCINO COUNTY AND ACCESS SONOMA BROADBAND ARE JOINTLY PRESENTING AN EVENT TOMORROW CALLED: THE STATE OF BROADBAND IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, 2013.

ACCORDING TO THE ORGANIZATIONS, BROADBAND SERVICE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IS SUBSTANTIALLY SUBSTANDARD IN MANY AREAS, AND SOMETHING MUST BE DONE, OR THE ECONOMY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL BE SERIOUSLY DAMAGED. TOMORROWS PRESENTATION WILL BE HELD AT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MENDOCINO COUNTYS OFFICE AT 204 SOUTH OAK STREET IN UKIAH. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.MENDOCINOBROADBAND.ORG.

FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL JH 06/27/13

CAL FIRE WANTS TO REMIND AND WARN PEOPLE THAT FIREWORKS POSE A MAJOR DANGER IN CALIFORNIAS SAFETY.

MANY SERIOUS INJURIES OCCUR NATIONWIDE DUE TO CARELESS HANDLING OF FIREWORKS, AND IN MENDOCINO COUNTY ALL TYPES OF FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL AND THEIR USE IS PUNISHABLE BY LAW. ANYONE POSSESSING, TRANSPORTING OR USING FIREWORKS IN MENDOCINO COUNTY IS IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW. THERE ARE NUMEROUS PUBLIC FIREWORKS DISPLAYS IN LAKE AND MENDOCINO COUNTY THIS YEAR. ENJOY ONE OR MORE OF THEM AND STAY AWAY FROM ILLEGAL FIREWORKS, AS YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED.

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