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BURGLARY IN FT BRAGG (LAW) JB 06/17/14

FT BRAGG POLICE ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLICS HELP IN RECOVERING APPROXIMATELY $4000 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE STOLEN LAST WEEK FROM A LOCAL BUSINESS.

OFFICERS DISPATCHED TO ZAPATERIA LA MEXICANA IN FT BRAGG DISCOVERED THAT THE SUSPECT HAD SCALED A HISTORY EXHIBIT AND OVER AN INTERIOR WALL TO GAIN ENTRANCE TO THE BUSINESS. WRIST WATCHES, BRACELETS, AND LEATHER WALLETS WERE AMONG THE $4000 IN MERCHANDISE STOLEN FROM THE BUSINESS. POLICE COLLECTED FINGERPRINTS AND SHOEPRINTS FROM THE SCENE AND ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF ANY SIMILAR ITEMS BEING SOLD ON THE STREET, AS THEY MAY BE STOLEN. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS CASE IS ASKED TO CALL FT BRAGG POLICE DISPATCH AT 964-0200.

GJ FINDS COUNTY MAY OWE LIBRARY $1.2 MILLION (GOV) JB 6/17/14

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY GRAND JURY RELEASED A REPORT RECENTLY SHOWING THAT THE COUNTY MAY OWE ITS LIBRARY IN EXCESS OF $1.2 MILLION DOLLARS DUE TO IMPROPER SALARY PAYMENTS.

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY FREE LIBRARY REPORT SHOWS THAT THE BETWEEN 1998 AND 2013 THE COUNTY LIBRARIANS SALARY WAS PAID OUT OF THE LIBRARYS BUDGET INSTEAD OF THE COUNTYS GENERAL FUND. THE REPORT STATED THAT HISTORICALLY, THE GENERAL FUND HAS NOT PAID THE COUNTY LIBRARIANS SALARY AND BENEFITS AS REQUIRED BY LAW. ACCORDING TO COUNTY BOOKS, ALL LIBRARY EXPENSES ARE PAID BY THE GENERAL FUND, WHEN IN FACT, MANY OF THESE EXPENDITURES ARE PAID BY DEDICATED REVENUE.

ASSAULT ARREST IN FT BRAGG (LAW) JB 6/17/14

A MAN WHO ASSAULTED THE MOTHER OF HIS CHILD WAS ARRESTED BY FT BRAGG POLICE.

OFFICERS DISPATCHED TO AN ADDRESS ON SOUTH HARRISON STREET IN FT BRAGG CONTACTED THE VICTIM AND LEARNED THAT 37 YEAR OLD GREGORY DAVID MORGAN HAD ASSAULTED THE WOMAN, THEN FLED SCENE. MORGAN HAD CHOKED THE VICTIM DURING A VERBAL ARGUMENT, LEAVING VISIBLE INJURIES TO HER NECK. OFFICERS LATER LOCATED MORGAN AND HE WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED ON FELONY ASSAULT CHARGES.

$376,000 GRANT FOR MENDO-LAKE COLLEGE (GOV/ED) JB 6/17/14

A U.S. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT GRANT OF OVER $376,000 HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED BY CONGRESSMAN MIKE THOMPSON FOR MENDOCINO-LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS CAMP PROGRAM, OR COLLEGE ASSISTANCE MIGRANT PROGRAM, IS THE SOURCE OF THE GRANT DESIGNED TO SUPPORT COMPLETION OF THE FIRST YEAR OF STUDIES FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE MIGRATORY OR SEASONAL FARM WORKERS. CHILDREN OF MIGRATORY WORKERS WHO ARE STUDENTS WOULD ALSO BENEFIT FROM THE GRANT PROGRAM, WHICH SERVES APPROXIMATELY 2000 STUDENTS ANNUALLY.

FINAL POLL RESULTS FROM JUNE 3 ELECTION (GOV) JB 6/17/14

THE FINAL OFFICIAL POLL RESULTS FROM THE GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY ELECTION ON JUNE 3 HAVE BEEN RELEASED.

SEVERAL OF THE RACES HAD NO CLEAR WINNER, AS NO CANDIDATE RECEIVED THE NECESSARY 50 PERCENT PLUS ONE VOTE TO WIN THEIR RESPECTIVE RACE. THE FINAL ELECTION RESULT FOR THE THIRD DISTRICT SUPERVISOR POSITION SHOWED THAT LEADING CANDIDATES TOM WOODHOUSE AND HOLLY MADRIGAL WERE ONLY SEPARATED BY SIX VOTES. RUNOFFS FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AND THIRD DISTRICT SUPERVISOR WILL BE HELD IN NOVEMBER.

HEAD ON COLLISION ON BOTTLE ROCK RD (LAW/TR) JB 6/17/14

TWO PEOPLE WERE TRANSPORTED TO AREA HOSPITALS AFTER A HEAD ON COLLISION ON BOTTLE ROCK ROAD LAST WEEK.

CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTED THAT 33 YEAR OLD LEAH JACKMAN OF LAKEPORT LET HER 1999 FORD EXPEDITION DRIFT OVER THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINE AND INTO THE ONCOMING LANE. SHE COLLIDED WITH A 2001 SUBARU FORESTER DRIVEN BY 32 YEAR OLD CAMERON MCLEAN OF LAKEPORT. MCLEAN SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES IN THE ACCIDENT AND WAS TAKEN TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BY HELICOPTER. JACKMAN WAS TAKEN TO SUTTER LAKESIDE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES AND THE COLLISION IS UNDER INVESTIGATION

CAR FLIPS OVER GUARD RAIL NEAR LAKEPORT (LAW) JB 6/17/14

A VEHICLE TRAVELING ON HIGHWAY 29 LAST WEEK LOST CONTROL AND FLIPPED OVER THE GUARD RAIL NORTH OF LAKEPORT.

THE GRAY DODGE NEON SWERVED INTO THE MEDIAN AND ACROSS SOUTHBOUND LANES, NARROWLY MISSING ANOTHER VEHICLE HEAD ON. THE CAR HIT THE GUARD RAIL AND FLIPPED OVER IT, LANDING ABOUT 20 FEET BELOW HIGHWAY 29. CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTED THAT THREE YOUNG MALE ADULTS IN THE CAR HAD FLED THE SCENE, BUT WERE APPREHENDED LATER AND THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

MAN JUMPS FROM NOYO BRIDGE (LAW) JB 6/17/14

FT BRAGG POLICE RECEIVED NUMEROUS 911 CALLS THAT A MAN HAD JUMPED OFF THE NOYO BRIDGE AND WAS SWIMMING TO THE NORTH BANK OF THE RIVER BELOW.

WHEN OFFICERS ARRIVED, THEY FOUND THE SUBJECT, KEENAN COCHRAN AT THE CIRCLE K GAS STATION. WITNESSES ON SCENE CONFIRMED THAT COCHRAN HAD WALKED TO THE MIDDLE OF THE BRIDGE, CLIMBED TO THE TOP OF THE RAILING, AND JUMPED FROM THE BRIDGE INTO THE NOYO RIVER. COCHRAN DENIED JUMPING FROM THE BRIDGE, STATING THAT HE WAS JUST SWIMMING IN THE RIVER. HE WAS TAKEN TO MENDOCINO COAST DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOR EVALUATION AND LATER RELEASED.

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