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LAKE MENDOCINO DEAD CARP TESTED (EVR) JB 5/29/14

CLUES COULD EMERGE AS SOON AS THURSDAY AS TO THE CAUSE OF THE DEATHS OF HUNDREDS OF CARP IN LAKE MENDOCINO.

THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS HAVE SENT WATER SAMPLES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AND SAMPLES OF THE FISH TO UC DAVIS TO DETERMINE WHAT CAUSED THE DIE OFF. THE DAVIS LAB IS TESTING FOR KOI HERPES VIRUS, A DISEASE SUSPECTED IN THE DEATHS OF THOUSANDS OF CARP IN LAKES IN BAKERSFIELD, TULARE COUNTY, AND CLEAR LAKE OVER THE LAST SIX YEARS. THE DISEASE TARGETS ONLY THE CARP SPECIES AND IS NOT HARMFUL TO HUMANS OR OTHER FISH.

WILLITS CITY COUNCIL GETS BYPASS UPDATE (GOV/TR) JH 05/29/14

THE WILLITS CITY COUNCIL THIS WEEK RECEIVED AN UPDATE FROM CAL TRANS ON THE HIGHWAY 101 BYPASS AROUND WILLITS.

CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN FOR THE SEASON AND MANY OF THE BRIDGE STRUCTURES AND IRONWORK WILL BE COMPLETED OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. SOME RESIDENTS HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF DUST IN TOWN DUE TO THE LOADS OF FILL MOVING FROM ONE END OF THE BYPASS FOOTPRINT TO THE OTHER. SEVERAL LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE INDICATED THAT THE DUST IS HAVING A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THEIR BUSINESS. A CAL TRANS REPRESENTATIVE AND WILLITS CITY STAFF ARE PLANNING TO CONTACT THE CONTRACTOR TO ADDRESS AND REMEDY THIS ISSUE.

COW MOUNTAIN CLEAN UP (PI) JB 5/29/14

THE NORTH COW MOUNTAIN SHOOTING RANGE WILL BE CLOSED ON MAY 31ST FOR A VOLUNTEER CLEAN UP.

THE MENDOCINO 4X4 CLUB WILL BE HOSTING A CLEAN UP OF THE PUBLIC SHOOTING RANGE FROM 7:00AM TO 1:00PM. A LIGHT LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED AND SEVERAL LOCAL BUSINESSES HAVE DONATED RAFFLE PRIZES FOR VOLUNTEERS. ANYONE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE CLEAN UP SHOULD GO TO THE MENDOCINO 4X4 FACEBOOK PAGE FOR DETAILS.

DOCTOR CABLE COMPLAINT AMENDED (LAW) 5/29/14

UKIAH SURGEON, BRIAN CABLE, WAS IN COURT WEDNESDAY FOR ARRAIGNMENT ON SIX COUNTS OF FELONY PRESCRIPTION FRAUD AND ONE NEWLY AMENDED COUNT OF POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.

A FELONY CHARGE OF SELLING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WAS DROPPED DUE TO LACK OF EVIDENCE AND THE POSSESSION COUNT ADDED IN ITS PLACE. CABLE WAS ARRESTED AND HIS HOME WAS SEARCHED BY MULTIPLE STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES IN JULY OF LAST YEAR AFTER UKIAH POLICE WERE CONTACTED BY UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER STAFF. THE TRIAL IS SET FOR AUGUST UNLESS THE CASE IS RESOLVED BEFOREHAND.

HUNG JURY IN BRUTACAO EMBEZZLEMENT CASE (LAW) JH 05/29/14

A MENDOCINO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JURY WAS FORMALLY DECLARED HUNG YESTERDAY IN THE BRUTACAO CELLARS EMBEZZLEMENT CASE.

CHRIS MULCAHY, A HEALDSBURG WINERY OWNER, WAS CHARGED WITH FORGING SIGNATURES ON 57 CHECKS WHILE WORKING AS THE FINANCE OFFICER FOR BRUTACAO. THE JURY WAS LOCKED IN A 10 TO 2 VOTE ON ALL 57 CHARGES AGAINST MULCAHY. THE RESULTS ARE UNDER REVIEW BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND DEFENSE ATTORNEY. A FOLLOW UP HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK TO DETERMINE THE NEXT STEP IN THE CASE.

CHILD ABUSE ARREST AT WALMART (LAW) JB 5/29/14

THE REPORT OF A FIGHT IN A VEHICLE AT WALMART IN UKIAH LEADS TO AN ARREST FOR CHILD ABUSE.

UKIAH POLICE OFFICERS RESPONDING TO THE REPORT FOUND 41 YEAR OLD TIMOTHY SCOTT BUCKWAY OF UKIAH, AN UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE VICTIM AND FOUR CHILDREN IN A VEHICLE IN THE WALMART PARKING LOT. WHEN OFFICERS QUESTIONED THE VICTIM, THEY LEARNED THAT THAT BUCKWAY HAD SPANKED THREE OF THE FOUR CHILDREN WITH A STICK EARLIER IN THE DAY. WHEN CONFRONTED BY THE VICTIM ABOUT THE INCIDENT, BUCKWAY GRABBED HER HAIR AND STRUCK HER IN THE FACE. OFFICERS ARRESTED BUCKWAY ON MULTIPLE CHARGES AND AN EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE ORDER WAS OBTAINED.

PAY PHONE VANDALISM (LAW) JB 5/29/14

UKIAH POLICE RESPONDING TO A REPORT OF VANDALISM ON EAST GOBI STREET FOUND 41 YEAR OLD MARK JOSEPH DIMITRI PALLEY OF FT BRAGG DAMAGING A PAY PHONE.

THE OFFICERS WITNESSED PALLEY STRIKING THE COIN RETURN ON THE PAY PHONE WITH A TOOL, DAMAGING IT AND MAKING THE COINS ACCESSIBLE. OFFICERS SEARCHED PALLEY AND FOUND HIM IN POSSESSION OF $20.00 IN QUARTERS AND OTHER DEVICES AND TOOLS LIKELY TO BE USED TO GAIN ACCESS TO OTHER MACHINES. PALLEY WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES.

CAL TRANS TO IMPROVE HIGHWAY 101 RAMPS THROUGH UKIAH (TR)

JH 05/29/14

CAL TRANS HAS ANNOUNCED THAT A SAFETY PROJECT TO IMPROVE ONRAMPS AND OFFRAMPS ALONG HIGHWAY 101 THROUGH UKIAH WILL BEGIN NEXT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4TH..

THE PROJECT WILL INSTALL HIGH-FRICTION SURFACE TO INCREASE TRACTION YEAR ROUND ON THE ROADWAY. WORK WILL BE PERFORMED AT NIGHT, FROM 7 PM TO 7 AM, SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNINGS. TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAY 101 WILL BE RESTRICTED TO ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION OF TRAVEL NEAR THE RAMPS BEING WORKED ON. NO TWO CONSECUTIVE RAMPS WILL BE CLOSED AT THE SAME TIME, AND WORK IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF JUNE.

ROAD WORK TODAY (TR) JH 05/29/14

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

GUARDRAIL REPAIRS ON HIGHWAY 128 WILL CONTINUE AT THE JUNCTION WITH HIGHWAY 1 TODAY. WORK WILL BE ONGOING FROM 7 AM TO 4 PM WEEKDAYS. ONE-WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL WILL BE IN EFFECT WITH 10-MINUTE DELAYS ANTICIPATED.

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