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MURDER-SUICIDE SUSPECTED IN YOUNTVILLE SHOOTING (LAW) JB 3/17/15

A DOUBLE SHOOTING YOUNTVILLE ON MONDAY IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY AUTHORITIES AS A POSSIBLE MURDER-SUICIDE.

ACCORDING TO SEVERAL SOURCES, A DISPUTE BETWEEN A NAPA VINTNER AND A FORMER INVESTOR TURNED DEADLY JUST BEFORE NOON ON MONDAY. THE VINTNER, ROBERT DAHL, HAD AN EARLY MORNING MEETING WITH HIS FORMER INVESTOR, EMAD TAWFILIS, AT DAHLS WINERY ABOUT A DISPUTE OVER A $1.2 MILLION LOAN. AT SOME POINT AFTER THE MEETING, DAHL ALLEGEDLY SHOT THE INVESTOR AND THEN FLED IN A BLACK SUV. THE SUV DROVE DOWN DRY CREEK ROAD, WITH DEPUTIES IN PURSUIT, UNTIL IT TURNED ONTO WALL ROAD AND THEN ONTO PRIVATE PROPERTY. WHEN DEPUTIES AND SWAT REACHED THE SUV, THEY ALLEGEDLY FOUND THAT THE DRIVER, SUSPECTED TO BE DAHL, DEAD FROM AN APPARENT SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND. THE DETAILS OF WHAT EXACTLY LEAD UP TO THE MURDER-SUICIDE ARE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.

KONOCTI CAMP INMATE CAPTURED IN SOUTHERN CAL (LAW) JB 3/17/15

THE INMATE WHO WALKED AWAY FROM THE KONOCTI CONSERVATION CAMP ON FRIDAY HAS BEEN CAPTURED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

37-YEAR-OLD JAMES BELLINO WAS LISTED AS MISSING FROM THE CAMP FOLLOWING AN INMATE COUNT FRIDAY EVENING. THE ESCAPE PROMPTED A MULTI-AGENCY SEARCH ACROSS LAKE COUNTY. THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION RECEIVED NOTIFICATION SUNDAY NIGHT THAT MEMBERS OF THE SPECIAL SERVICE UNIT AND FUGITIVE APPREHENSION TEAM CAPTURED BELLINO IN LOS ANGELES. BELLINO WILL NOW BE TRANSPORTED BACK TO THE CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL CENTER IN SUSANVILLE AND WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO BE REHOUSED IN A CONSERVATION CAMP.

FORT BRAGG HIRES LA CANDIDATE AS NEW POLICE CHIEF (LAW) JB 3/17/15

THE CITY OF FORT BRAGG HAS HIRED A NEW POLICE CHIEF WITH PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITHIN THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT.

AFTER CONDUCTING A NATIONWIDE RECRUITMENT PROCESS, THE CITY OF FORT BRAGG HAS HIRED FABIAN LIZARRAGA AS THEIR NEW CHIEF OF POLICE. LIZERRAGA HAS 37 YEARS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE WITH THE LAPD WITH HIS ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDING UNDERCOVER AND GANG SUPPRESSION, INTERNAL AFFAIRS, AND COMMANDING THE DEPARTMENTS JUVENILE DIVISION. LIZERRAGAS APPOINTMENT TO THE POSITION OFFICIALLY REPLACES FORMER CHIEF SCOTT MAYBERRY, WHO RESIGNED LAST SUMMER AFTER SERVING THREE AND A HALF YEARS WITH THE FORT BRAGG POLE DEPARTMENT.

COUNTY RETIREMENT BOARD DISCUSS COST OF LIVING (ECN) JB 3/17/15

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION BOARD WILL CONTINUE ITS CONVERSATION ON COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENTS TO PENSION PLANS.

THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL REPORTED MENDOCINO COUNTY HAS BEEN USING THE BAY AREA AS A MODEL WHEN SETTING THE COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT (COLA) TO ACCOUNT FOR INFLATION FOR EMPLOYEE PENSION PLANS SINCE 1971. ON WEDNESDAY, THE MENDOCINO COUNTY EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION BOARD WILL CONTINUE ITS DISCUSSION ON WHETHER OR NOT ITS APPROPRIATE TO USE THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR URBAN CONSUMERS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND-SAN JOSE AREA TO MEASURE INFLATION FOR MENDOCINO COUNTY EMPLOYEE PENSION PLANS. ALTERNATIVELY, THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WEST REGION CPI UP FOR CONSIDERATION INSTEAD. THIS WEST REGION INCLUDES 13 STATES ALONG WITH CALIFORNIA. CURRENTLY, FRESNO AND IMPERIAL USE THE WEST REGION SYSTEM.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT UKIAH SOFTBALL FIELDS (LAW) JB 3/17/15

UKIAH POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED TWO PEOPLE FOR ALLEGEDLY ATTEMPTING BURGLARIZE THE MAINTENANCE ROOM AT THE SOFTBALL FIELDS.

UKIAH POLICE WERE DISPATCHED TO THE CITY OF UKIAH SOFTBALL FIELDS FOR A REPORT OF A BURGLARY ALARM ACTIVATION IN THE FACILITIES MAINTENANCE ROOM. ON ARRIVAL OFFICERS FOUND THE DOORS TO THE MAINTENANCE BUILDING FORCED OPEN. OFFICERS BEGAN SEARCHING THE AREA AND FOUND 42-YEAR-OLD JEROME WOLTER AND 44- YEAR-OLD JENIFER BORGES IN A PARKED VEHICLE IN THE AREA. WOLTER AND BORGES CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN SLEEPING IN THE VEHICLE. WHILE OFFICERS SPOKE WITH WOLTER AND BORGES BOTH WERE DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS OF BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. BORGES WAS DETERMINED TO BE ON PROBATION AND ADDITIONALLY CHARGED WITH VIOLATION OF HER PROBATION. DURING A SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE LINKING THE TWO TO THE BURGLARY OF THE BUILDING WAS FOUND AND BOTH SUSPECTS WERE BOOKED INTO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL

MCGUIRE MOVES TO SAVE UPPER LAKE BANK (GOV/ECN) JB 3/17/15

SENATOR MIKE MCGUIRE IS MAKING EFFORTS TO SAVE UPPER LAKE FROM LOSING ITS ONLY BANK.

ACCORDING TO THE RECORD-BEE, SENATOR MIKE MCGUIRE APPEALED TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS OVERSIGHT FOR HELP IN AN EFFORT TO PREVENT WESTAMERICA BANK FROM CLOSING THEIR UPPER LAKE BRANCH. WESTAMERICA BANKS PROPOSED UPPER LAKE BRANCH CLOSURE WAS INITIALLY APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS OVERSIGHT. HOWEVER, AFTER RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS RALLIED TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE IMPACT THE CLOSURE WOULD HAVE ON THE LARGER COMMUNITY, THE DEPARTMENT RE-OPENED ITS CASE. SENATOR MCGUIRE SENT A LETTER TO DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS OVERSIGHT COMMISSIONER JAN LYNN OWEN REQUESTING THE ENTIRE NORTHSHORE REGION BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION DURING ITS DECISION-MAKING PROCESS OF A POTENTIAL BANK CLOSURE.

IF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS OVERSIGHT GRANTS WESTAMERICA ITS CLOSURE, SENATOR MCGUIRE ASKED FOR AN EXTENDED TIME FRAME, ALLOWING OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS THE OPPORTUNITY TO OPEN A LOCAL BRANCH WITHOUT A POTENTIAL INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE TO UPPER LAKE NEIGHBORS.

FORT BRAGG FIREFIGHTERS TRAIN BY BURNING HOUSE (LAW) JB 3/17/15

FIREFIGHTERS IN FORT BRAGG RECEIVED SOME REAL WORLD TRAINING AS THEY BATTLED A FIRE AT A HOME OVER THE WEEKEND.

TWENTY-SEVEN FORT BRAGG VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS PRACTICED FIRE SUPPRESSION TECHNIQUES DURING A TRAINING EXERCISE AT AN OLD OCEAN BLUFF HOME DONATED TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR TRAINING. THE TWO-STORY HOME AT THE END OF OCEAN DRIVE WAS SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION BUT THE HOMEOWNERS DECIDED TO DONATE THE HOME TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR TRAINING EXERCISES. FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO LEARN GOOD LESSONS ON WORKING IN CRAMPED QUARTERS AS THEY REPEATEDLY SUPPRESSED FIRES ON THE SMALL STAIRWAY AND LOW CEILINGS OF THE HOME. THE ORT BRAGG FIRE CHIEF SAID THE BOTH NEW FIREFIGHTERS AND VETERANS BENEFITED FROM THE REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE OF THE EXERCISE.

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