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ATTEMPTED MURDER IN GUALALA (LAW) JB 7/30/14

A SUSPECT IN AN ATTEMPTED MURDER AND STRONG ARM ROBBERY IN GUALALA IS STILL AT LARGE.

MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES WERE DISPATCHED TO A RESIDENCE ON HIGHWAY 1 IN GUALALA TO A REPORT OF A STRONG ARM ROBBERY. THE 54 YEAR OLD VICTIM AT THE SCENE HAD SUFFERED A STAB WOUND IN THE LEG, HEAD CONTUSIONS, AND HE HAD BEEN PHYSICALLY RESTRAINED FROM ESCAPING BY TWO SUSPECTS. THE SUSPECTS WERE IDENTIFIED AS 23-YEAR-OLD RANDY PIKE JR AND 53 YEAR OLD PEGGY HERNANDEZ, BOTH OF POINT ARENA. PIKE WAS APPREHENDED NEAR THE HOPLAND RESERVATION LAST WEEK BUT HERNANDEZ IS STILL AT LARGE. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON HER WHEREABOUTS IS URGED TO CALL THE SHERIFFS OFFICE AT 463-4086.

ATTIC CATCHES FIRE ON ELM STREET IN UKIAH (LAW) JB 7/30/14

A FIRE IN THE ATTIC OF A HOME ON ELM STREET HAS DISPLACED A MARINE CORPS VETERAN AND HIS FAMILY.

THE FIRE WAS FIRST REPORTED JUST BEFORE 7:00 AM YESTERDAY MORNING AT THE ELM STREET HOME THAT WAS OCCUPIED BY A WOMAN AND HER CHILD. WITNESSES STATED THAT SMOKE WAS VISIBLE COMING FROM AN ELECTRIC FAN IN THE ATTIC. THE WOMANS HUSBAND IS A MARINE CORPS VETERAN AND THE HOME WAS ABOUT TO BE AWARDED TO HIS FAMILY BY OPERATION HOMEFRONT THROUGH A PROGRAM THAT OFFERS MORTGAGE FREE HOMES TO MILITARY FAMILIES. THE DAMAGE TO THE HOME IS BEING EVALUATED TO SEE WHEN THE FAMILY MIGHT BE ABLE TO RETURN.

WATER MAIN BREAK LEADS TO BOIL WATER NOTICE (PI) JB 7/30/14

A WATER MAIN BREAK LEADS TO THE ISSUANCE OF A BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR PARTS OF CLEARLAKE OAKS.

THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, LAKE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND THE CLEARLAKE OAKS COUNTY WATER DISTRICT ISSUED THE NOTICE TO RESIDENTS YESTERDAY AS A SAFETY PRECAUTION. RESIDENTS ON OR NEAR THE ORCHARD SHORES SUBDIVISION, LAKE VILLAGE ESTATES, JENSON ROAD, AND SULPHUR BANK ROAD ARE ADVISED TO USE BOILED TAP WATER OR BOTTLED WATER FOR DRINKING AND COOKING UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS RESOLVED. OFFICIALS HAVE STATED THAT THEY EXPECT TO HAVE THE BREAK REPAIRED WITHIN 48 HOURS.

MAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AFTER ROLLOVER (LAW) JB 7/30/14

A ROLLOVER ACCIDENT LAST WEEK NEAR HOPLAND LEADS TO THE ARREST OF THE DRIVER FOR SUSPICION OF DUI.

21 YEAR OLD ANTHONY HERRERA OF CLOVERDALE WAS DRIVING HIS 2000 FORD ESCORT ON OLD RIVER ROAD AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF THE CAR. THE CAR STRUCK A TREE JUST NORTH OF HIGHWAY 101 AND CONTINUED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT, COMPLETELY ROLLING OVER AND FINALLY STOPPING IN A VINEYARD. HERRERA SUFFERED MODERATE INJURIES IN THE CRASH AND WAS TRANSPORTED TO UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER FOR TREATMENT AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DUI.

LAKE COUNTY MOSQUITOES TEST POSITIVE FOR WNV (EVR) JB 7/30/14

MORE MOSQUITOES HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS IN LAKE COUNTY.

FIVE MORE SAMPLES OF CULEX TARSALIS MOSQUITOES COLLECTED IN LAKE COUNTY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS THIS WEEK, BRINGING THE TOTAL VIRUS ACTIVITY TO 13 MOSQUITOES AND FOUR DEAD BIRDS THIS YEAR. LAST YEAR ON THIS DATE, THERE WERE ONLY 3 MOSQUITOES AND ONE DEAD BIRD THAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS. STATEWIDE, 29 COUNTIES HAVE DETECTED WEST NILE VIRUS THIS YEAR, WITH 11 HUMAN CASES BEING REPORTED. MANY AREAS IN THE STATE ARE SEEING A SIMILAR PATTERN OF ACTIVITY TO LAKE COUNTYS, SHOWING THAT THE VIRUS HAS APPEARED EARLIER AND AT HIGHER LEVELS THAN USUAL.

CALTRANS, CHP WARN DRIVERS OF MAX WORK ZONE FINES (TR) JB 7/30/14

CALTRANS AND THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL ARE WARNING DRIVERS OF MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT AROUND CONSTRUCTION WORK ZONES.

CHP OFFICERS WILL BE CONDUCTING MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT OF TRAFFIC LAWS IN ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION ZONES AS PART OF A PUBLIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN FOCUSED ON WORK ZONE SAFETY. ELECTRONIC HIGHWAY SIGNS WILL BE ACTIVATED BY CALTRANS NEAR CONSTRUCTION ZONES TO WARN DRIVERS WITH THE MESSAGE WORKERS AHEAD, CHP ON PATROL, MAX ENFORCEMENT. DRIVERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT ANY TRAFFIC INFRACTION COMMITTED WITHIN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE DOUBLES THE USUAL FINE LEVIED FOR THE INFRACTION.

HISTORIC CLEAN WATER ACT SETTLEMENT IN BAY AREA (EVR) JB 7/30/14

A HISTORIC CLEAN WATER ACT SETTLEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED THAT WILL SPARE THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY FROM MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF DISCHARGED SEWAGE.

THE U.S.. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ANNOUNCED A CLEAN WATER ACT SETTLEMENT REQUIRING THE EAST BAY MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT AND SEVEN EAST BAY COMMUNITIES TO CONDUCT EXTENSIVE SYSTEM REPAIRS AIMED AT ELIMINATING MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF SEWAGE DISCHARGED INTO SAN FRANCISCO BAY. THE AGREEMENT STATES THAT THE 1,500 MILE LONG SEWER SYSTEM USED BY THE DISTRICT IS TO BE ASSESSED AND UPGRADED OVER A 21 YEAR PERIOD AT A COST OF CLOSE TO $1.5 BILLION DOLLARS. CIVIL PENALTIES OF $1.5 MILLION ARE TO BE PAID FOR PAST SEWAGE DISCHARGES BY THE DISTRICT.

OPERATION YUROK ENDS WITH 13,000 POT PLANTS SEIZED (LAW) JB 7/30/14

OPERATION YUROK IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY ENDS WITH NEARLY 13,000 MARIJUANA PLANTS SEIZED.

THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE JOINED THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, AND SEVERAL OTHER AGENCIES TO CONDUCT THE ERADICATION EFFORT ON YUROK TRIBAL LAND. 20 SUPERIOR COURT AND NINE TRIBAL COURT SEARCH WARRANTS WERE SERVED DURING THE FOUR-DAY OPERATION. OFFICERS SEIZED A TOTAL OF 12,898 MARIJUANA PLANTS AND SEVEN FIREARMS IN THE RAIDS AND LOCATED EXTENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE ON THE GROW SITES. SEVERAL SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AND ARREST WARRANTS WILL BE REQUESTED.

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