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AMBER ALERT (LAW) JH 04/28/14

A STATEWIDE AMBER ALERT WAS ISSUED SUNDAY EVENING FOR A THREE YEAR OLD WHO WAS ABDUCTED FROM HURON, NEAR FRESNO.

THE THREE YEAR OLD ABDUCTED IS TANYA RUIZ, A HISPANIC FEMALE, THREE FEET TALL, 33 POUNDS, WITH BROWN HAIR AND BROWN EYES. SHE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A BROWN SHIRT WITH FLOWERS, BLUE JEAN SHORTS AND WHITE SANDALS. THE SUSPECT IS A HISPANIC MALE, BELIEVED TO BE APPROXIMATELY 30 YEARS OLD. LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT THE SUSPECT, OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT HE HAS LONG HAIR, AND WAS WEARING A RED SHIRT AND HAT. IF SEEN, PLEASE CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.

TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN RECOVERY OF STOLEN CAR (LAW) JH 04/28/14

A TRAFFIC STOP FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN WILLITS RESULTS IN THE RECOVERY OF A STOLEN VEHICLE.

WILLITS POLICE RECEIVED A REPORT OF A VEHICLE BEING DRIVEN ERRATICALLY, AND RESPONDED TO SOUTH MAIN STREET WHERE OFFICERS LOCATED THE VEHICLE BEING DRIVEN BY 25-YEAR-OLD ERIANA DAVIS. AFTER SPEAKING WITH DAVIS, OFFICERS DETERMINED THAT SHE HAD BEEN RELEASED FROM MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL EARLIER THAT DAY. DAVIS STOLE A CAR AFTER NOTICING KEYS LEFT INSIDE THE PARKED VEHICLE AS SHE WAS WALKING HOME FROM JAIL. DAVIS WAS BOOKED BACK INTO MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL.

UKIAH CITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS EXPIRING SALES TAX MEASURE THIS WEEK (GOV) JH 04/28/14

THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS A SALES TAX MEASURE THAT IS SET TO EXPIRE NEXT YEAR.

MEASURE S, WHICH WON VOTER APPROVAL IN 2005, HAS PROVIDED THE CITY WITH OVER $2 MILLION EACH YEAR FOR PUBLIC SAFETY. THE TAX MEASURE IS SET TO EXPIRE NEXT FALL. ACCORDING TO A STAFF REPORT, A PRESENTATION OF MEASURE WILL BE PROVIDED AT WEDNESDAYS MEETING AT 6 PM AT THE UKIAH VALLEY CONFERENCE CENTER ON SOUTH SCHOOL STREET.

TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN MARIJUANA BUST (LAW) JH 04/28/14

A TRAFFIC STOP IN WILLITS FRIDAY NIGHT RESULTED IN ONE ARREST AND THE RECOVERY OF A LARGE AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA.

POLICE PULLED OVER A VEHICLE DRIVEN BY 35-YEAR-OLD HOPE MOTA OF LIVERMORE, AT AROUND 11 PM FOR A MOVING VIOLATION. OFFICERS NOTICED THE ODOR OF MARIJUANA EMITTING FROM THE VEHICLE. A SEARCH REVEALED 40 POUNDS OF POT AND OVER AN OUNCE OF METHAMPHETAMINE. MOTA WAS BOOKED INTO MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL ON MULTIPLE CHARGES.

ROAD WORK TODAY (TR) JH 04/28/14

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

SIDEWALK ENHANCEMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED ON HIGHWAY 20 FROM THE JUNCTION OF HIGHWAY 1 AND BOATYARD DRIVE. WORK WILL BE PERFORMED FROM 9 AM TO NOON. INTERMITTENT FULL ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE IN EFFECT. MOTORISTS SHOULD ANTICIPATE 10-MINUTE DELAYS.

CITIZENS COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT MEASURE N (GOV/LAW) JH 04/28/14

A GROUP OF LAKE COUNTY CITIZENS HAVE JOINED TOGETHER TO FORM A COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT THE PASSAGE OF THE MEASURE N MARIJUANA CULTIVATION ORDINANCE WHICH WILL GO BEFORE VOTERS ON JUNE 3RD.

THE LAKE COUNTY NEWS REPORTS, THE MEASURE IS A COUNTY ORDINANCE TO GOVERN THE CULTIVATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY LAST DECEMBER. ACCORDING TO THE GROUP, YES ON MEASURE N, THE MEASURE IS A COMMON SENSE PUBLIC PROTECTION THAT WILL KEEP COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AWAY FROM OUR CHILDREN, OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR NEIGHBORS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, TO ATTEND THE NEXT MEETING, OR TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP, CONTACT THE YES ON MEASURE N CITIZENS COMMITTEE AT YESONN@SONIC.NET.

MTA SEEKS RATE HIKE (TR) JH 04/28/14

A 20 PERCENT BUS FARE INCREASE WAS PUT OFF WHEN QUESTIONS WERE RAISED ABOUT THE NEED FOR THE HIKE AT A HEARING THE MENDOCINO TRANSIT AUTHORITY HELD DURING THURSDAYS TRANSIT BOARD MEETING.

THE DAILY JOURNAL REPORTS, MTAS GENERAL MANAGER PROPOSED THE RATE HIKE TO MEET STATE AND LOCAL STANDARDS THAT THE COMPANYS REVENUE FROM FARES SHOULD BE AT LEAST 15 PERCENT OF ITS TOTAL OPERATING COSTS, AND TO HELP CLOSE THE COMPANYS $200,000 BUDGET GAP. CURRENTLY, FARE REVENUE ONLY COVERS 14.3 PERCENT OF THE REQUIRED 15 PERCENT, AND THE FARE INCREASE WOULD BRING THAT RATIO TO 16.7 PERCENT. AN AD-HOC COMMITTEE WAS FORMED TO DO FURTHER ANALYSIS, AND THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL CONTINUE AT THE BOARDS LATE-MAY MEETING, WHICH HASNT BEEN SCHEDULED YET.

SEARCH WARRANT YIELDS ONE ARREST, MARIJUANA, CASH AND TWO FIREARMS (LAW) JH 04/28/14

THE SERVICE OF A SEARCH WARRANT YIELDED ONE ARREST, CASH, FIREARMS, AND NEARLY TWO THOUSAND MARIJUANA PLANTS.

THE WARRANT WAS SERVED ON APRIL 23RD AT A RESIDENCE ON CERRITO DRIVE IN CLEARLAKE OAKS. NO ONE WAS AT THE RESIDENCE DURING THE SEARCH, WHERE AUTHORITIES FOUND THREE GREENHOUSES WITH NEAR 300 MARIJUANA PLANTS, AND AN INDOOR GROW ROOM WITH CLOSE TO 1,600 MORE POT PLANTS. ALSO LOCATED WAS OVER $3,000 IN CASH, A 9MM SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL, AND A LOADED .22 CALIBER REVOLVER. THE SUSPECT, 52 YEAR OLD JANE COOK, WAS LOCATED LATER IN THE DAY, AND BOOKED INTO LAKE COUNTY JAIL ON MULTIPLE CHARGES.

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