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Clearlake police say one of their officers shot and killed a burglary suspect the officer was trying to arrest. Police say it happened yesterday morning early. The officer was responding to a burglar alarm, and found a possible suspect at the property. As he struggled to take the man into custody, the officer used his stun gun but the man hit the officer in the head with an object, causing the officer “significant injury.” At that point the officer pulled his gun and shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer was treated for his injuries at a hospital. The Lake County District Attorney’s Office is investigating.

A teen in Ukiah’s been arrested after a high-speed motorcycle chase. Police say an officer saw the motorcycle heading up South State Street at about 65 MPH. When the officer tried stopping the driver the teen sped up, leading the cop on a chase throughout Ukiah. The officer says the motorcyclist, who’s been identified as 19-year-old Manuel Luis Ayala-Rodriguez ran several stop signs and a red light and sometimes drove into oncoming traffic while trying to get away. After Ayala-Rodriguez wiped out in a dirt lot near Talmage and Babcock he was arrested for felony evading a police officer, violation of his probation and driving without a license.

An Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for the federal government is siding with local Indian Tribes, not signing on to Caltrans’ final proposal for identification and management of archaeological finds at the Willits Bypass project. The Daily Journal reports the agency joins tribes to reject Caltrans’ native site management plan so now it’s up to the California State Historic Preservation Office. A lawsuit was also filed by two local tribes against Caltrans and the Federal Highways Administration claiming Caltrans never protected historical finds while there was construction and mitigation work going on, a failure of required government-to-government consultations with regards to cultural resource protocols prior to construction.

The Economic Profile shows things not that bad despite disasters in Lake County in 2015. Lake Co News reports the economic picture is bright with actual improvements over the last several years. The report presented to the city councils this month put together by the Sonoma County Economic Development Board in association with the Lake County Regional Economic Development Committee. The news site reports the profile looks at items that include income and unemployment, real estate, consumer spending and taxable sales, and education through 2020. The report shows expected growth in median household income from just over $37,000 last year up to $42,000 or so by 2020. It also shows improvements in unemployment as the county digs out from the great recession.

A man in Clearlake who led police on a high speed chase has been arrested and found in possession of a weapon and drugs. Jose Murillo arrested for several charges Monday night after an officer on routine patrol saw a suspicious vehicle in the area of Old Highway 53 and followed. The officers saw a code violation on the truck and tried to stop it, but the man kept driving at unsafe speeds. He was stopped and taken from the truck and arrested. Cops found suspected methamphetamine in his car, several live rounds of ammo and a revolver that had been tossed on the road. The man, already a convicted felon, was arrested on several charges including possession of a firearm, prohibited person in possession of ammunition, evading a police officer and possession of narcotics for the purpose of sales.

P, G & E out inspecting power lines so if you see several helicopters flying low in the next several days throughout Mendocino and Lake counties you’ll know why.

PG&E says their patrols check electric distribution lines for maintenance in rural and remote areas. The choppers could be as low as 500 feet above the ground, depending on the area and if there are farm animals around. They’ve been patrolling rural areas where power lines are too far from the road where they can’t be checked by inspectors either on foot or driving. If the weather permits, the helicopters will be out today until about 5 p.m. near Fort Bragg, Willits, Ukiah, Clearlake, Lakeport and surrounding areas.

The name of a man who police say was beaten to death by his son has been released. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reports 58 year old Sanford Sternick was beaten to death after an argument at his home. They’ve arrested his son 25 year old Jewel Dyer. The Sheriff’s Office reports a witness at the home near Longvale, says the argument led to a physical altercation, with the dad being beaten with a baseball bat. He died of blunt force trauma to the head in the living room of the home. Cops say Dyer has a history of mental illness. He’s charged with suspicion of murder, and was booked at the county jail under $500,000 bail.

A man has been arrested by Ukiah Police… suspected of stealing money from disabled residents of a group home in Sonoma County. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office reports Ronald R.D. Abad who’s a transient, worked at the group home for disabled adults in Penngrove, near Petaluma. The home found several hundred dollars missing last week. One of Abad’s co-workers looked inside a lock-box with the earnings of the developmentally disabled adults in the home finding it to be empty. It had just over $1,700 in it previously. Abad apparently told his dad he took the money and was going to Washington State. But police picked him up 7 mins after they issued a “Be-On-The-Lookout (BOLO)” alert. Abad arrested for suspicion of grand theft and theft from a dependent adult, with bail set at $15,000.

A woman in Fort Bragg got away after her boyfriend assaulted her. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reports the woman told them she was assaulted Monday afternoon at her boyfriend’s home. Police collected evidence then arrested

Karl Barth of Fort Bragg on suspicion of domestic assault and for violating his probation. He was booked into the county jail under $50,000 bail.

It’s finally happening, the long delayed Dungeness crab season has begun with Bodega Harbor turning into a gridlock of crabbers taking off for the season at last. The Press Democrat reports there were even cheers in the crowd as fishermen got ready to take off yesterday after major ports reached agreement on a price. The crab should be sold as soon as this weekend. Usually Calif.’s Dungeness crab catch is more than $60 million with a peak back in the 2011-12 season at $95.5 million. The opening price agreed to yesterday was $2.90 a pound, a bit under the $3/pound which started the 2014-15 season. The season is supposed to start around mid November, ahead of the holidays, but high levels of Domoic acid had been detected for months.

Two people trapped halfway down a 200-foot cliff at Point Reyes National Seashore have been airlifted out. The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( the long overnight rescue ended finally after three hikers were trapped on a crumbling ledge. One got down and was plucked back up by a California Highway Patrol officer dropped off by helicopter. Then a US Coast Guard helicopter and rescuers from several agencies helped with the rescue as the weather got worse. The other two trapped hikers were rescued after a short delay due to weather.

A new tourism video in Rhode Island has to be re-done after it was found a scene in the tape was actually shot in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. Some viewers on youtube pointed out the gaffe so the state’s got fix the oops, where it shows a skateboarder outside a glass building in Reykjavik, not Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation’s says an editing company used the wrong footage.

Cupcake the Siamese cat is okay after getting stuck inside a small box for eight days. Cupcake’s owner accidentally put her in the mail along with some DVD’s, not noticing the cat asleep inside. She dropped the package off and after it went about 260 miles, the cat ended up on the other side of England. Those who received the box found Cupcake inside, curled up. A local newspaper says she was scared, nervous and dehydrated, but after a check with a vet, found to be fine. A microchip got her back to her owner.

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