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UKIAH POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING GIRL (LAW) JB 6/30/14

A 15 YEAR OLD UKIAH GIRL HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE LAST FRIDAY NIGHT

ALEXIS ANN TORRES WAS LAST SEEN FRIDAY NIGHT SOME TIME AROUND 7:30PM ON MARLENE STREET WITH ANOTHER UNIDENTIFIED GIRL. SHE IS 5 FOOT 6 INCHES, 160 POUNDS WITH BLACK CURLY SHOULDER LENGTH HAIR. ALEXIS TAKES MEDICATION FOR DEPRESSION BUT SHE HASNT HAD ANY IN SEVERAL DAYS. ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION ON HER WHEREABOUTS IS ASKED TO CALL THE UKIAH POLICE DEPARTMENT OR THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE.

WINDOW SMASHED AT DIG MUSIC (LAW) JB 6/30/14

THE FRONT WINDOW OF DIG MUSIC IN UKIAH WAS SMASHED WITH A ROCK OVER THE WEEKEND.

THE OWNERS OF THE MUSIC STORE LOCATED ON NORTH STATE STREET RECEIVED A CALL FROM THEIR SECURITY COMPANY SUNDAY MORNING. THEY RUSHED TO THE STORE TO FIND THAT SOMEONE HAD THROWN A ROCK THROUGH THE FRONT WINDOW, POSSIBLY TRYING TO BREAK IN AND STEAL MERCHANDISE. NO ONE WAS HURT AND NO MERCHANDISE HAS BEEN REPORTED MISSING. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THIS INCIDENT IS ASKED TO CALL THE UKIAH POLICE DEPARTMENT.

LAKE COUNTY DEPUTIES SEIZE NEARLY 40,000 PLANTS (LAW) JB 6/30/14

MULTIPLE RAIDS IN LAKE COUNTY LAST WEEK RESULT IN THE ERADICATION OF NEARLY 40,000 MARIJUANA PLANTS.

THE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS NARCOTICS TASK FORCE CONDUCTED SEVERAL RAIDS IN LOWER LAKE LAST WEEK IN THE AREAS OF JERUSALEM VALLEY, ROCKY CREEK, MORGAN VALLEY, AND ON SPRUCE GROVE ROAD AND SKY HIGH RIDGE. NEARLY 40,000 MARIJUANA PLANTS, A HONEY OIL LAB, AND MULTIPLE FIREARMS WERE SEIZED DURING THE RAIDS. A MAN WAS QUESTIONED AT ONE OF THE SITES HOWEVER NO ARRESTS WERE MADE AT THE TIME.

RECALL PETITION GIVEN TO HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE PRES (PI) JB 6/3014

THE PRESIDENT OF THE HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS BEEN ISSUED A RECALL PETITION CALLING FOR HIS REMOVAL.

THE PETITION WAS GIVEN TO BOARD PRESIDENT BILL WAITE LAST THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE ASSOCIATIONS MONTHLY BOARD MEETING AND WAS SIGNED BY 225 HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE MEMBER-RESIDENTS. WILL TUTTLE, THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS LISTED THE REASONS FOR WAITES RECALL AS ABUSE OF POWER, FAILURE TO PERFORM FIDUCIARY DUTIES, AND FAILURE TO ACT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE ASSOCIATION. STATE LAW GIVES TUTTLE 20 DAYS TO SET A DATE FOR A GENERAL MEETING WHERE THE COMMUNITY WILL VOTE WHETHER TO PROCEED WITH THE RECALL.

VEHICLE FIRE ON RIDGEWOOD GRADE (LAW) JB 6/30/14

A FAMILY HEADED FOR A CAMPING TRIP TO THE LOST COAST WAS SPARED INJURY WHEN THEIR CAMPER VAN BURNED TO THE GROUND LAST WEEK.

MATT BERARDO OF CAMPBELL AND HIS FAMILY WERE ABLE TO ESCAPE THE VAN AS IT QUICKLY BECAME ENGULFED IN FLAMES ON THE RIDGEWOOD GRADE ABOUT 10 MILES SOUTH OF WILLITS. THE FIRE COMPLETELY DESTROYED THE VEHICLE AND JUMPED TO THE NEARBY VEGETATION BEFORE IT WAS BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL BY RESPONDING CREWS FROM CAL FIRE, LITTLE LAKE FIRE, AND THE REDWOOD VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT. THE FIRE WAS FULLY CONTROLLED IN ABOUT 3 HOURS AND BURNED APPROXIMATELY ONE ACRE.

BROOKTRAILS FIRE DEPARTMENT GETS NEW ENGINE (LAW) JB 6/30/14

THE BROOKTRAILS FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS A NEW FIRE ENGINE AT THE STATION AND IT DIDNT COST THEM A DIME.

THE TYPE 3 FIRE ENGINE WAS ACQUIRED BY CAL FIRE THROUGH THE FEDERAL EXCESS PROGRAM AND IT WAS BASED IN REDWOOD VALLEY FOR SOME TIME BEFORE FINDING ITS NEW HOME IN BROOKTRAILS. THE ENGINE IS A MUCH NEEDED ASSET FOR THE BROOKTRAILS FIRE DEPARTMENT AS THE SUMMER FIRE SEASON STARTS TO HEAT UP. THE PURCHASE OF SUCH A FIRE ENGINE WOULD HAVE COST THE DEPARTMENT APPROXIMATELY $350,000

CLEARLAKE MAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH (LAW) JB 6/30/14

A CLEARLAKE MAN WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SATURDAY EVENING.

55 YEAR OLD DAVID PRATT WAS RIDING SOUTHBOUND ON OLD HIGHWAY 53 NORTH OF ALPINE ROAD JUST AFTER 6:00PM SATURDAY WHEN HIS MOTORCYCLE WENT OFF THE WEST EDGE OF THE ROAD AND STRUCK A TREE. CLEARLAKE POLICE OFFICERS AND LAKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO THE SCENE AND TRANSPORTED PRATT TO A LANDING ZONE AT RAYS FOOD PLACE WHERE A CAL STAR HELICOPTER FLEW HIM TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH MAJOR INJURIES. ANYONE WHO WITNESSED THE CRASH IS ASKED TO CALL OFFICER JOSEPH MYERS AT 994-8251 EXTENSION 501

NEW AGREEMENT WITH MCSO AND COYOTE VALLEY PD (LAW) JB 6/30/14

THE SAFETY OF COYOTE VALLEY RESERVATION POLICE OFFICERS HAS GREATLY IMPROVED THANKS TO A NEW AGREEMENT WITH THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE.

24/7 DISPATCH SERVICES WILL NOW BE PROVIDED TO THE COYOTE VALLEY RESERVATION POLICE DEPARTMENT BY THE SHERIFFS OFFICE, GREATLY INCREASING COMMUNICATION AND OFFICER SAFETY. DISPATCHERS WILL NOW BE ABLE TO PROVIDE OFFICERS WITH INSTANT INFORMATION DURING TRAFFIC STOPS AND OFFICER LOCATIONS WILL BE KNOWN BY DISPATCH AT ALL TIMES. THE CVRPD QUALIFIED FOR A $30,000 FEDERAL GRANT THAT WILL BE USED TO PAY FOR THE DISPATCH SERVICES FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS.

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