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TWO LAKE COUNTY MEN ARRESTED WITH $22,000 WORTH OF METH (LAW)

JH 12/31/13

A TRAFFIC STOP LED TO THE ARREST OF TWO CLEARLAKE MEN WITH APPROXIMATELY $22,000 WORTH OF METHAMPHETAMINE.

A LAKE COUNTY DEPUTY PULLED OVER A VEHICLE ON DAM ROAD IN CLEARLAKE FRIDAY EVENING FOR HAVING EXPIRED REGISTRATION. THE DRIVER, 47 YEAR OLD JUAN JOSE CHAVEZ, WAS FOUND TO NOT HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE. HIS PASSENGER, 35 YEAR OLD JORGE ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ, WAS FOUND TO BE ON FORMAL FELONY PROBATION FOR DRUG SALES. A SEARCH FOUND TWO BAGS OF METHAMPHETAMINE ON RODRIGUEZ, AND SIX INDIVIDUALLY PACKAGED BAGS OF METH WERE FOUND UNDER THE DRIVERS SEAT, FOR A TOTAL OF 7.7 OUNCES OF METH. CHAVEZ AND RODRIGUEZ WERE BOOKED INTO LAKE COUNTY JAIL ON MULTIPLE CHARGES.

MULTIPLE CASES OF BURGLARY AND VANDALISM REPORTED IN FORT BRAGG (LAW) JH 12/31/13

THE FORT BRAGG POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS RESPONDED TO NUMEROUS REPORTS OF CAR BURGLARIES WITHIN THE CITY SINCE DECEMBER 21ST.

A MAJORITY OF THE BURGLARIES HAVE OCCURRED NORTH OF TOWN WITH A FEW OTHERS REPORTED DOWNTOWN AND IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS. MOST OF THE BURGLARIES HAVE OCCURRED IN THE EVENING AND DISCOVERED IN THE MORNING. THE SUSPECTS WILL BREAK A CAR WINDOW TO OBTAIN VALUABLE ITEMS FROM THE CAR THAT CAN BE SEEN IN PLAIN VIEW. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO SECURE VALUABLE ITEMS OUT OF VIEW IN THEIR CAR TRUNKS, UNDER SEATS OR IN THEIR HOMES. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE FORT BRAGG POLICE AT 961-3049.

DRUNK DRIVER HITS SHERIFF DEPUTY (LAW) JH 12/31/13

A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MAN WAS ARRESTED EARLY MONDAY FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AFTER HE HIT A MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS VEHICLE IN WILLITS.

49 YEAR OLD KENNETH PHILLIPS WAS DRIVING DOWN SHERWOOD ROAD, WHEN FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, HE ALLOWED HIS VEHICLE TO CROSS THE CENTER LINE AND COLLIDE HEAD-ON WITH A MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS VEHICLE. THE DEPUTY AND HIS K-9 PARTNER WERE NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED. PHILLIPS SUFFERED MODERATE INJURY, AND WAS BOOKED INTO MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL ON A FELONY DUI CHARGE.

SMOKE CAUSES UKIAH SAFEWAY TO BE EVACUATED (LAW) JH 12/31/13

UKIAHS SAFEWAY STORE HAD TO BE EVACUATED SUNDAY NIGHT AFTER A PILE OF CARDBOARD BOXES CAUGHT FIRE AND FILLED THE BUILDING WITH SMOKE.

ACCORDING TO THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL, THE FIRE WAS REPORTED AROUND 7:50 PM, AFTER A PILE OF FLATTENED AND BOUND CARDBOARD BOXES CAUGHT FIRE AND THEN SPREAD TO A PILE OF PALLETS. THE STORE FILLED WITH SMOKE, AND WAS EVACUATED. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED, AND THERE WAS ONLY MINOR DAMAGE TO THE BUILDING.

CAL TRANS TAKES A HOLIDAY (TR) JH 12/31/13

IN OBSERVANCE OF THE NEW YEARS DAY HOLIDAY, CAL TRANS CREWS AND CONTRACTORS ARE LIMITING THEIR SCOPE OF WORK.

TODAY, DECEMBER 31ST AND TOMORROW, JANUARY 1ST, CAL TRANS WILL NOT BE PERFORMING ANY ACTIVITY ON STATE HIGHWAYS THAT WOULD INCLUDE LANE CLOSURES. THEY WILL, HOWEVER, RESPOND TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS WITH TRAFFIC CONTROL AS REQUIRED. DRIVE SAFELY THIS HOLIDAY.

CHP REMINDS REVELERS TO SAFELY RING IN THE NEW YEAR (LAW)

JH 12/31/13

THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL IS URGING MOTORISTS TO BEGIN THE NEW YEAR RESPONSIBLY.

IF YOUR CELEBRATION PLANS INCLUDE ALCOHOL, DESIGNATE A DRIVER BEFORE THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN. CHP WILL BE OUT IN FORCE TONIGHT DURING A MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PERIOD, WHICH BEGINS AT 6 PM TODAY AND ENDS AT 11:59 PM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1ST. ENJOY YOUR CELEBRATION AND DRIVE CAREFULLY.

NEW YEAR = NEW RULES OF THE ROAD (TR) JH 12/31/13

THE NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW TRAFFIC LAWS FOR CALIFORNIA MOTORISTS, AND BOTH THE DMV AND CHP REMIND YOU TO BE AWARE OF NEW RULES THAT TAKE EFFECT TOMORROW.

A NEW LAW TO PROTECT BICYCLISTS IS CALLED THE THREE FEET FOR SAFETY ACT. UNDER THIS ACT, DRIVERS WHO ARE PASSING A BICYCLE THAT IS GOING IN THE SAME DIRECTION ON THE ROAD, MUST KEEP AT LEAST A THREE-FOOT DISTANCE BETWEEN ANY PART OF THE VEHICLE AND ANY PART OF THE BICYCLE. ANOTHER LAW ALLOWS VEHICLES WITH CLEAN AIR DECALS OR HOV STICKERS TO CONTINUE TO OPERATE IN HIGH OCCUPANCY LANES UNTIL 2019. AND THERE IS A NEW LAW FOR TEEN DRIVERS. SB 194 WILL PROHIBIT A PERSON WHO IS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE FROM USING AN ELECTRONIC WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO WRITE, SEND, OR READ A TEXT-BASED COMMUNICATION WHILE DRIVING, EVEN IF IT EQUIPPED WITH A HANDS-FREE DEVICE. THESE LAWS TAKE EFFECT TOMORROW.

MENSA SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE (ED) JH 12/31/13

THE MENSA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IS IN ITS FINAL STAGES OF ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014-15 ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR.

APPLICANTS HAVE UNTIL JANUARY 15TH TO WRITE AN ESSAY OF NOT MORE THAN 550 WORDS EXPLAINING THEIR CAREER, ACADEMIC AND/OR VOCATIONAL GOALS AND HOW THEY PLAN TO ACHIEVE THOSE GOALS. THE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED ENTIRELY ON THE ESSAY, WITH NO CONSIDERATION GIVEN FOR GRADES OR FINANCIAL STATUS. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ON A REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVEL. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT AN ESSAY, VISIT WWW.MENSAFOUNDATION.ORG/SCHOLARSHIPS.

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