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LAKEPORT POLICE SEEK SUSPICIOUS MAN TAKING PHOTOS OF CHILDREN AT LOCAL SCHOOLS (LAW) JH 12/20/13

THE LAKEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO WAS SPOTTED TAKING PHOTOS OR VIDEO OF STUDENTS AT TWO SCHOOLS.

POLICE RECEIVED A REPORT OF A MAN ON A BICYCLE STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD BETWEEN CLEARLAKE HIGH SCHOOL AND TERRACE MIDDLE SCHOOL, USING A CELLULAR PHONE TO TAKE PHOTOS OR VIDEO OF THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON THURSDAY. HE WAS THEN SEEN MOVING TO THE ROAD ADJACENT TO TERRACE MIDDLE SCHOOLS BASKETBALL COURTS AGAIN USING A PHONE TO TAKE IMAGES OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS. WHEN SCHOOL STAFF CONTACTED THE MAN HE REPORTEDLY BECAME VERBALLY ABUSIVE BEFORE LEAVING THE AREA. LAKEPORT POLICE SEARCHED THE AREA BUT WERE UNABLE TO LOCATE THE SUSPECT. HE IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MALE ADULT BETWEEN 40 AND 50 YEARS OLD, UNSHAVEN WITH A VERY SHORT CREW CUT. HE STANDS 6 FEET TO 6 FEET, 2 INCHES TALL, WEIGHING ABOUT 190 TO 200 POUNDS. HE HAS A DEEP VOICE AND WAS WEARING A WHITE SHIRT AND DARK COLORED PANTS. THE SUSPECTS BICYCLE IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE FULL SIZED MOUNTAIN BIKE WITH A SHOCK ABSORBER ON THE TOP FRAME TUBE. THE INCIDENT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION, AND ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS URGED TO CONTACT THE LAKEPORT POLICE AT 263-5491.

US JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF CAL TRANS IN LAWSUITS TO STOP HIGHWAY 101 BYPASS OF WILLITS (TR) JH 12/20/13

A US DISTRICT COURT JUDGE RULED IN FAVOR OF CAL TRANS ON THURSDAY, IN REGARD TO A LAWSUIT TO STOP THE HIGHWAY 101 BYPASS AROUND WILLITS.

THE SUIT WAS FILED MAY 1ST IN FEDERAL COURT BY SEVERAL LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS IN AN EFFORT TO GET AN INJUNCTION TO STOP THE BYPASS. IN RESPONSE TO THE COURT DECISION, CAL TRANS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT: CAL TRANS TAKES SERIOUSLY ITS RESPONSIBILITY TO PRESERVE THE SPECIES AND HABITATS ON THESE LANDS AND WE ARE PLEASED THAT THE JUDGE REJECTED THIS LAWSUIT. THIS PROJECT ELIMINATES A CHRONIC TRAFFIC BOTTLENECK WHILE ENHANCING FISHERIES AND HUNDREDS OF ACRES OF LOCAL WETLANDS.

FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS AND THE WILLITS BYPASS PROJECT, PLEASE VISIT THE BYPASS WEBSITE AT WILLITSBYPASS.WORDPRESS.COM.

FBI APPREHENDS SUSPECT IN LOCAL BANK ROBBERIES (LAW)

JH 12/20/13

THE FBI HAS APPREHENDED A MAN WANTED FOR ALLEGEDLY ROBBING SEVERAL BANKS THROUGH THEIR NIGHT DEPOSIT DROP BOX.

ON DECEMBER 16, A CUSTOMER INFORMED THE SAVINGS BANK OF MENDOCINO COUNTY THAT THEIR NIGHT DEPOSIT FROM NOVEMBER 28 HAD NOT BEEN CREDITED TO THEIR ACCOUNT. SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF THE DEPOSIT BOX SHOWED A MALE SUSPECT FISHING OUT DEPOSITS. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE SUSPECT HAD COMMITTED SEVERAL THEFTS AT BANKS IN REDDING, UKIAH AND THE CRESCENT CITY AREA. ON DECEMBER 18, THE FBI INFORMED THE FORT BRAGG POLICE THAT ONE SUSPECT HAD BEEN CAUGHT IN OREGON COMMITTING THE SAME CRIME. THE FBI INDICATED THAT THEY BELIEVE ANOTHER SUSPECT IS STILL OUTSTANDING. THE FBI WILL NOW BE HANDLING THE INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF THE CASE.

UKIAH PD URGES SUPPORT OF THE UKIAH FOOD BANK ANNUAL FUNDING DRIVE (PI) JH 12/20/13

THE UKIAH POLICE DEPARTMENT URGES YOUR SUPPORT OF THE UKIAH FOOD BANKS ANNUAL FUNDING DRIVE THAT IS CURRENTLY UNDER WAY.

ACCORDING TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE MOST EFFECTIVE THING YOU CAN DO TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM COMMITTING CRIME, IS TO PROVIDE THEM WITH FOOD, SHELTER, AND JOBS. A PERSON WHO IS NOT HUNGRY, WHO HAS A PLACE TO LIVE, WHO HAS THE PROMISE OF A JOB, AND WHO HAS THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE FOR HIS OR HER FAMILY IS A PERSON WHO IS LESS LIKELY TO COMMIT A CRIME. PREVENTING CRIME MAKES OUR COMMUNITY A BETTER AND SAFER PLACE TO LIVE. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT REMINDS YOU THAT THE UKIAH FOOD BANK IS IN THE MIDST OF THEIR ANNUAL DONATION DRIVE, WHICH IS THEIR PRIMARY SOURCE OF FUNDING FOR THE YEAR. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DRIVE, VISIT THE UKIAH POLICE DEPARTMENTS WEB SITE. TO DONATE, MAKE A CHECK PAYABLE TO THE UCC FOOD BANK AND DROP IT OFF AT THE FOOD BANK AT 888 NORTH STATE STREET OR AT THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL OFFICE.

BROADBAND SURVEY FOR CPUC (BB) JH 12/20/13

DO YOU HAVE A LOUSY INTERNET CONNECTION? ARE THE PLANS AVAILABLE TO YOU UNAFFORDABLE? OR IS YOUR ACCESS UNACCEPTABLE OR NONEXISTENT? NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT.

OFFICIAL STATE BROADBAND MAPS SUGGEST THAT MOST HOUSEHOLDS IN MENDOCINO COUNTY HAVE ADEQUATE ACCESS, THOUGH MANY LOCALS WOULD DISAGREE. THE BROADBAND ALLIANCE OF MENDOCINO COUNTY HAS SUCCESSFULLY PETITIONED THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION, OR CPUC, TO CONDUCT A POLL OF USERS TO SHOW HOW MUCH OF THE COUNTY LACKS AN ADEQUATE AND AFFORDABLE CONNECTION. IF YOU HAVE AN INADEQUATE CONNECTION OR NONE AT ALL, PLEASE FILL OUT A SURVEY. THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO PARTICIPATE: YOU CAN TAKE THE SURVEY ON-LINE AT WWW.BROADBANDMAP.CA.GOV, A MAIL-IN PAPER SURVEY IS AVAILABLE AT ALL PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE COUNTY, OR DOWNLOAD THE ANDROID APP CALLED CALSPEED. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE BROADBAND ALLIANCE OF MENDOCINO COUNTY AT 354-2262. THE ALLIANCE WILL ALSO HOLD A MEETING TODAY FROM 10 TO 11:30 AM AT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AT 204 SOUTH OAK STREET.

ARMORED TRUCK ROLLS ON HIGHWAY 20 (LAW) JH 12/20/13

A BRINKS ARMORED TRUCK OVERTURNED ON HIGHWAY 20 WEDNESDAY JUST BEFORE NOON.

ACCORDING TO THE ADVOCATE NEWS, NO OTHER VEHICLES WERE INVOLVED IN THE CRASH, AND ONE OF THE TWO OCCUPANTS WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MODERATE INJURIES. CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

ROAD WORK TODAY (TR) JH 12/20/13

THERE ARE SEVERAL ROAD WORK PROJECTS CAUSING TRAFFIC DELAYS AROUND LAKE AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES CURRENTLY.

UTILITY REPAIRS WILL BE DONE ON HIGHWAY 101 SOUTH OF CONFUSION HILL TODAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10 AM AND 3 PM.

TREE TRIMMING WILL BE DONE ON HIGHWAY 271 FROM CUMMINGS TO THE BIG DANN CREEK BRIDGE TODAY FROM 7 AM TO 4 PM.

AND, UTILITY REPAIRS ON HIGHWAY 175 FROM THE COBB POST OFFICE TO ANDERSON SPRINGS ROAD WILL WRAP UP TODAY. WORK WILL BE DONE FROM 9 AM TO 4 PM.

AT ALL LOCATIONS, ONE-WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL WILL BE IN EFFECT WITH 5 TO 10 MINUTE DELAYS ANTICIPATED.

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