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SUSPECT IN CUSTODY FOR COVELO SHOOTING DEATH (LAW)

JH 05/30/14

A SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY FOR THE MURDER OF A COVELO WOMAN WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND ON A ROADWAY LAST WEEKEND.

ACCORDING TO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT, 21-YEAR-OLD JEREMY JASON FREEMAN-BRITTON AND 25 YEAR OLD SIDNEY LEWIS FREEMAN WERE BOTH ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF HOMICIDE. HOWEVER, CHARGES AGAINST SIDNEY FREEMAN WERE LATER DROPPED. JEREMY FREEMAN-BRITTON, A ROUND VALLEY TRIBAL MEMBER, REMAINS IN CUSTODY FOR THE MURDER OF ROSALENA RODRIGUEZ, WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND WITH MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS SUNDAY MORNING ON HOPPER LANE. FREEMAN-BRITTON IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BAIL.

RUSSIAN RIVER WATER DIVERSIONS HALTED (GOV) JB 5/30/14

STATE WATER OFFICIALS ORDER WATER DIVERSIONS ON THE UPPER RUSSIAN RIVER HALTED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT LEVELS IN THE WATERSHED.

THE STATE WATER CONTROL RESOURCES BOARD ISSUED LETTERS TO SOME 652 WATER RIGHTS HOLDERS WHO DRAW WATER FROM THE RUSSIAN RIVER BETWEEN LAKE MENDOCINO AND DRY CREEK. THE LOWER RUSSIAN RIVER BELOW LAKE SONOMA IS NOT SET TO BE AFFECTED BY THE ACTION. THIS TYPE OF CLOSURE, A FIRST FOR THE UPPER RUSSIAN RIVER, FOLLOWS SIMILAR ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE WATER CONTROL BOARD ON THE SACRAMENTO ON SCOTT RIVERS.

NO SWIMMING AT LAKE MENDOCINO (PI) JB 5/3014

THE RECENT DIE OFF OF HUNDREDS OF CARP IN LAKE MENDOCINO HAS PROMPTED THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO PROHIBIT SWIMMING IN THE LAKE TEMPORARILY.

LAKE OFFICIALS ARE STILL AWAITING TEST RESULTS FROM BOTH THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AND THE U.C. DAVIS VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL AS TO THE CAUSE OF THE CARP DEATHS. WHILE THE LAKE IS STILL OPEN TO BOATING, THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS STATES THAT PEOPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH THE DEAD OR DYING FISH INCLUDING SWIMMING OR FISHING NEAR THEM.

WASHINGTON STATE MAN SENTENCED IN COASTAL ARSON CASE (LAW)

JH 05/30/14

A WASHINGTON STATE MAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED IN MENDOCINO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT ON CHARGES OF ARSON, BURGLARY AND MORE.

22 YEAR OLD ALEC JOHN FACCONE ENTERED GUILTY PLEAS TO FELONY CHARGES FOR ARSON OF AN INHABITED STRUCTURE, SECOND DEGREE BURGLARY, POSSESSION OF A SHORT BARREL SHOTGUN, AND RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY. FACCONE WAS SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN STATE PRISON.

FT BRAGG BROOMSTICK ATTACK (LAW) JB 5/30/14

ACCORDING TO SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES, A BROOMSTICK AND A PROPANE CAN WERE USED TO ASSAULT A MAN IN FT BRAGG.

RESPONDING TO A REPORT OF A DOMESTIC FIGHT, DEPUTIES FOUND THE MALE VICTIM AND 31-YEAR-OLD KAHNA SMITH OF FT BRAGG AT A HOME ON MITCHELL CREEK DRIVE. THE VICTIM TOLD THE DEPUTIES THAT AN ARGUMENT ESCALATED INTO A PHYSICAL ALTERCATION AND SMITH ATTACKED THE MAN WITH A BROOMSTICK AND A PROPANE CAN. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE MENDOCINO COAST DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOR EVALUATION AND SMITH WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED INTO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL.

CLEARLAKE MAN ARRESTED FOR PIMPING (LAW) JB 5/30/14

A ROUTINE CHECK ON A DISTRESSED WOMAN LEADS TO THE ARREST OF A CLEARLAKE MAN ON PIMPING AND KIDNAPPING CHARGES.

WHEN POLICE OFFICERS CONTACTED THE WOMAN, SHE STATED THAT SHE HAD BEEN KIDNAPPED FROM FRESNO BY 53-YEAR-OLD DARRYL DWAYNE WILLIAMS OF CLEARLAKE AND THAT HE THREATENED TO HURT HER CHILD IF SHE DON’T WORK AS A PROSTITUTE FOR HIM. WILLIAMS IS A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER AND WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED INTO THE LAKE COUNTY JAIL ON MULTIPLE CHARGES.

LAKE COUNTY MUSSEL STICKERS REQUIRED (LAW/EVR) JH 05/30/14

WITH BOATING SEASON HERE, THE LAKE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES WANTS TO REMIND YOU THAT A MUSSEL STICKER IS REQUIRED FOR ALL BOATS ON CLEAR LAKE.

THIS YEAR, BOAT OWNERS WERE ALSO REQUIRED TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL FEE TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES ON THEIR VESSEL REGISTRATION, AND HAVE RECEIVED A STATE-ISSUED MUSSEL STICKER. THE STATE MUSSEL STICKER IS NOT THE SAME AS THE LAKE COUNTY MUSSEL STICKER. BOTH STICKERS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL BOATS ON CLEAR LAKE. THE LAKE COUNTY STICKER IS AVAILABLE AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS AT A COST OF $10. A LIST OF LOCATIONS IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.NOMUSSELS.COM. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT ANY BOAT NOT DISPLAYING THE LAKE COUNTY STICKER WILL BE CITED, EVEN IF IT IS DISPLAYING THE STATE-ISSUED STICKER.

REDWOOD VALLEY MAN ARRAIGNED IN FATAL CRASH (LAW) JB 5/30/14

THE DRIVER WHO CAUSED A MULTI CAR CRASH AND THE DEATH OF A BOY SCOUT LEADER LAST YEAR WAS ARRAIGNED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES.

73 YEAR OLD EUGENE GALLETTI TRIGGERED THE FATAL ACCIDENT ON HIGHWAY 20 WHEN HE REAR ENDED A CAR STOPPED TO TURN INTO A DRIVEWAY, SENDING HIS TRUCK INTO THE ONCOMING LANE AND HITTING A VAN FULL OF BOY SCOUTS. THE SCOUTS VAN WAS THEN STRUCK BY ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE LEADER OF THE BOY SCOUT TROOP WAS KILLED AND FIVE OTHERS WERE INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT.

BROADBAND ALLIANCE MEETING AND SURVEY FOR CPUC (BB)

JH 05/30/14

IF YOURE FRUSTRATED WITH YOUR INTERNET ACCESS, THE BROADBAND ALLIANCE OF MENDOCINO COUNTY INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM TODAY FOR A MEETING AND TO TAKE A SURVEY FOR THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

IN AN EFFORT TO BETTER HELP THE CPUC EFFECTIVELY GUIDE BROADBAND SUBSIDIES TO AREAS OF GREATEST NEED WHEN GRANTS ARE REVIEWED FOR BROADBAND EXPANSION, YOUR INPUT ON THE SPEED AND QUALITY OF BROADBAND AT YOUR HOME OR OFFICE IS NEEDED. TAKE THE SURVEY AT WWW.MENDOCINOBROADBAND.ORG. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS, PAPER COPIES OF THE SURVEY ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL COUNTY LIBRARIES, AND THE SURVEY IS AVAILABLE IN SPANISH. YOU CAN ALSO TAKE THE SURVEY ON AN ANDROID MOBILE APP CALLED CALSPEED. GET MORE INFORMATION AT THE ALLIANCES MEETING TODAY FROM 10 TO 11:30 AM AT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MENDOCINO COUNTY AT 204 SOUTH OAK STREET IN UKIAH.

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