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HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF POT IN KELSEYVILLE (LAW) JB 6/18/14

A WARRANT SEARCH BY LAKE COUNTY NARCOTICS DETECTIVES YIELDS OVER 500 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA AND MULTIPLE ARRESTS.

DETECTIVES SERVED THE WARRANT AT AN ADDRESS ON SMITH RANCH ROAD IN KELSEYVILLE WHERE THEY DETAINED 28 YEAR OLD RYAN CHRISTOPHER AGLER AND 30 YEAR OLD JOSEPH PAXTON KESTLER. DURING THE SEARCH OF RESIDENCE, 160 MARIJUANA PLANTS, 520 POUNDS OF PROCESSED POT, AND SMALL AMOUNTS OF METHADONE AND HYDROMORPHONE WERE SEIZED. AGLER AND KESTLER WERE ARRESTED AND BOOKED INTO THE HILL ROAD CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.

UKIAH WOMAN , TODDLER HURT IN CRASH (LAW) JB 6/18/14

A UKIAH WOMAN AND HER ONE YEAR OLD CHILD WERE INJURED IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT NEAR REDWOOD VALLEY MONDAY EVENING.

KATHLEEN ASHFORD AND HER CHILD WERE TRAVELING ON HIGHWAY 20 NEAR ROAD A WHEN HER 2007 FORD FOCUS DRIFTED OFF THE ROAD, STRIKING A TREE AND THEN CAREENING DOWN THE DIRT EMBANKMENT. BOTH ASHFORD AND THE CHILD SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES IN THE ACCIDENT. ASHFORD WAS FLOWN TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND THE TODDLER WAS TRANSPORTED TO UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER.

RODMAN PRESERVE TO HOLD NATURE PROGRAM (EVR) JB 6/18/14

A SUMMER NATURE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN KICKS OF THIS SATURDAY IN UPPER LAKE.

THE LAKE COUNTY LAND TRUSTS RODMAN PRESERVE WILL PLAY HOST TO THE CHILDRENS NATURE EDUCATION PROGRAM LED BY ELAINE MANSELL, A LOCAL NATURALIST AND EDUCATOR. THIS FREE PROGRAM IS FOR CHILDREN 7-12 YEARS OLD AND FOCUSES ON THE VARIED HABITATS FOUND AT THE RODMAN PRESERVE. THE PROGRAM WILL BEGIN THIS SATURDAY AND CONTINUES ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH THROUGH SEPTEMBER. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL ELAINE MANSELL AT 263-1637

NEW WAVE OF SCAM CALLS CLAIMING TO BE IRS (LAW) JB 6/18/14

COMMUNITIES ALL OVER NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE BEING MADE AWARE OF A NEW TELEPHONE SCAM FROM PEOPLE CLAIMING TO BE FROM THE IRS.

CONGRESSMAN JARED HUFFMANS OFFICE SENT OUT AN ALERT TO THE WILLITS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RECENTLY IN REGARDS TO THE FAKE IRS PHONE CALLS. SCAMMERS PRETENDING TO BE IRS OR TREASURY AGENTS CALL AND CLAIM THAT THE VICTIMS OWE MONEY. THE IRS HAS RECEIVED NEARLY 20,000 COMPLAINTS THIS YEAR FROM VICTIMS WHO HAVE BEEN SWINDLED OUT OF OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS BY THE CON MEN. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU RECEIVED A SCAM CALL, PLEASE CONTACT THE TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL AT 800-366-4484.

LAKE COUNTY FIFTH GRADERS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS (ED) JB 6/18/14

TWELVE LAKE COUNTY STUDENTS RECEIVED THE MENDOCINO COLLEGE FOUNDATIONS ADOPT-A-FIFTH GRADER AWARD IN 2014.

THIS ANNUAL PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO MOTIVATE YOUNG STUDENTS TO START THINKING ABOUT GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND ATTENDING MENDOCINO COLLEGE. THIS YEARS RECIPIENTS WILL RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP FOR $1000 WHEN THE STUDENT OBTAINS A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND ENROLLS AS A FULL-TIME STUDENT AT THE COLLEGE. IF THEY GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL BUT DO NOT ENROLL AT THE COLLEGE, THEY WILL RECEIVE $500. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE MENDOCINO COLLEGE FOUNDATION, PLEASE CALL 467-1018

ANTI-GANG SCHOOL PROGRAM COMPLETES 6TH YEAR (ED) JB 6/18/14

AN ANTI-GANG EDUCATION PROGRAM IN WILLITS HAS COMPLETED ITS SIXTH SUCCESSFUL YEAR REACHING A COMBINED TOTAL OF ALMOST 1000 LOCAL STUDENTS.

THE GRIP, OR GANG RESISTANCE IS PARAMOUNT PROGRAM TAUGHT AT THE BAECHTEL GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL HAS EDUCATED STUDENTS ON EVERYTHING FROM GANG PREVENTION TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE FOR NEARLY A DECADE. OVER THE COURSE OF GRIPS EXISTENCE, A REDUCTION IN FIGHTING IN SCHOOLS AND YOUTH INVOLVED GANG ACTIVITY HAS BEEN NOTED BY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND THE WILLITS POLICE DEPARTMENT. GRIP IS SUPPORTED BY THE WILLITS POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND BY THE SHERIFFS AND DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICES OF MENDOCINO COUNTY.

FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN UKIAH (LAW) JB 6/18/14

SHERIFFS DEPUTIES RESPOND TO THE REPORT OF A WOMAN BEING CHASED BY A MAN DOWN TALMAGE ROAD IN UKIAH.

DEPUTIES FOUND THE WOMAN AT A BUSINESS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF TALMAGE AND HASTINGS ROADS. SHE APPEARED DISTRESSED AND HAD ABRASIONS ON HER ARMS AND LEGS, AND CLAIMED THAT HER BOYFRIEND HAD PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED HER. 34 YEAR OLD RANDY MCCORMICK-BLAKE HAD ALLEGEDLY CHOKED THE 23 YEAR OLD VICTIM AND SLAMMED HER FACE INTO THE GROUND SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE CHASING HER DOWN TALMAGE ROAD AND ATTEMPTING TO DRAG HER INTO A NEARBY VINEYARD. DEPUTIES LOCATED MCCORMICK-BLAKE AND HE WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED INTO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL.

KNIFE ATTACK IN FT BRAGG DOMESTIC DISPUTE (LAW) JB 06/18/14

A FT BRAGG WOMAN ATTEMPTED TO STAB HER BOYFRIEND DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE OVER THE WEEKEND.

SHERIFFS DEPUTIES WERE DISPATCHED TO A RESIDENCE ON PEARL DRIVE IN FT BRAGG AND LEARNED THAT 50 YEAR OLD SUSAN BROWN HAD BEEN STRUCK IN THE HEAD BY HER 51 YEAR OLD BOYFRIEND. BROWN ALLEGEDLY GRABBED A POCKET KNIFE AND ATTEMPTED TO STAB THE MAN REPEATEDLY. BROWN WAS DETERMINED TO BE INTOXICATED AND THE PRIMARY AGGRESSOR OF THE DISPUTE AND SHE WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED INTO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL.

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