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A man shot several times who may have also been stabbed is reported in stable condition at a Mendocino County hospital. The man was taken from the Pic & Pay Market in Boonville Saturday night after an off duty firefighter spotted him in the back of a vehicle and called for help. The Press Dem. Reports sheriff’s deputies and emergency medics went to the convenience store which is just across the street from the Mendocino County Fairgrounds. They say the man had multiple gunshots to his body which included five penetrating wounds, which they say may have been a combination of gunshot wounds and stab wounds.

Mendocino County’s Health and Human Services Agency is getting a new chief operating officer. Anne Molgaard was it the local branch of First 5 which helps to spread the word about health and safety of children for 15 years as its executive director. The Daily Journal reports Molgaard saying she’s sad to leave but excited about her new position. She’s expected to begin in about 3 weeks. She says she was surprised to be considered for the position after last year’s critical grand jury report on the county’s Family and Children’s Services department which said it was “understaffed” and “poorly managed”.

A minister in Northern California is in trouble with the law for allegations he sexually assaulted a teen over three-years. Martinez Police tell KRON TV Fernando Maldonado of Concord was arrested last week for multiple counts of sexual assault which includes unlawful intercourse with a juvenile younger than 14. He was arrested after the girl told police about the abuse she says has been going on since 2013. The man worked at the Morello Baptist Church in Martinez then went on to become the minister at Grace Bible Church in Pleasant Hill. He was held over the weekend on $725,000 bail.

Some security officers from St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake have been awarded recognition for their service during the Rocky and Valley Fires last year. The AlliedBarton Northwest Region’s 2015 Security Officers of the Year awards were handed out by the security company. Tiffany Piehler and officers Arsen Barbeau, Matthew Holt, Cyril Romberg, Michael Russell and William Stiles won the awards and Daniel Dudley, site supervisor at St. Helena Hospital Behavioral Health in Vallejo, and Mario Mojica, a security officer at Alta Bates Medical Center won the awards too. Dudley and Mojica for their help during the Rocky Fire relieving Clearlake officers who worked 12-hour shifts. The fire was within miles of St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake.

Congressman Mike Thompson, the chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Elizabeth Esty, vice-chair of the Task Force, and Peter King led more than 110 colleagues calling on Speaker Paul Ryan and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to say no to legislative language or “riders” to block oRchange language to appropriations bills that deal with gun violence. Thompson says the riders are legislative tactics trying to stop debate on gun violence prevention in the House at the same time take out provisions in must-pass spending bills that would help to get guns out of dangerous hands. Thompson says there’s been gun-related riders in previous appropriations bills without open debate which have put up roadblocks to reduce and prevent gun violence.

A fundraiser has brought in more than $3,000 to the Middletown Senior Center. The rummage sale proceeds are being used for the senior center’s Meals on Wheels Program which helps homebound seniors get prepared meals. Many Valley Fire victims were at the sale. The center’s board of directors had been collecting items for the rummage sale and helped the day of the fundraiser which followed the March-4-Meals fundraiser which was supported by the board members. The Senior Center is also taking part in the Middletown Square Park Chili & Salsa Cook Off on May 21st.

A Concord man has been arrested in connection to the burning a local church’s rainbow flag. The pastor for the Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church says it’s been painful to see the hate in the midst of their ongoing message of love, inclusion, forgiveness and reconciliation, even to those who they say would harm them. 22 year old John Hurst was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of committing a hate crime. His arrest after multiple vandalism incidents involving the rainbow flag that flew outside the church. The pastor says she was there Sunday and witnessed two men climb up a cross standing under the flag and break the flagpole. It was replaced last Monday, then found to have been burned Tuesday with a note in Spanish that said, “All evil will be eradicated.”

The community is invited to the grand opening of the Kelseyville Senior Center as it prepares for several new programs. On May 2nd the community’s invited for the grand opening and luncheon at 11 a.m. at the old Post Office building at 5245 Third St. There will be several volunteers on hand that day. The new hours at the center are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting in May. There will be daily lunches served, Zumba classes and Tai Chi. The center’s also offering card games, painting, crochet, needlepoint and knitting. To volunteer, or for more information, call the center at 707-279-2175.

Three weeks after the recreational Dungeness crab fishery opened on the Sonoma Coast, it’s now on in Mendocino and most of Humboldt County. It comes after the latest test results showed domoic acid levels in crabs in Humboldt Bay and south into Mendocino County were no longer a human health risk. Domoic acid is a naturally occurring toxin which crabs build up due to the persistent harmful algal bloom which closed down the commercial Dungeness crab season for about four months. The crab fishery north of the Sonoma/Mendocino line is still closed.

An accident outside Ukiah brought out the California Highway Patrol and Ukiah Valley Fire Authority. The crash caused a disruption in telecommunication service for some customers in the area too. The van hit a telephone pole in the 2000 block of North State Street between Kunzler Ranch Road and Orr Springs Road over the weekend. So AT&T had some outages Saturday afternoon. They brought out technicians to resolve the problem. The CHP has not released information on the solo crash.

Two cars have been reported stolen from a local car repair shop in separate incidents within days of each other. Police in Ukiah releasing the info in their weekly crime report. The All-In-One Automotive Repair and Towing shop on North State Street reported the first incident around 8 a.m. April 14th with someone taking a 1996 red Mazda pickup truck with a white camper shell sometime over the week prior to their report. The truck was found with no suspects id’d. Then 4 days later they got another call about a stolen vehicle. That ripoff sometime between April 15 and April 18, a tan 1999 Mazda 626 sedan was taken from the parking lot.

A domesticated tiger’s been captured after it was seen cruising a neighborhood in a South Texas city wearing a leash. The Conroe Police Department reported getting several phone calls Thursday from folks who spotted the young, female tiger. Officers say the tiger seemed to be tame. They had not found its owner as of this weekend.

Gilbert, AZ Police shaming a teenager they say spit on one of their patrol cars. The department posted screenshots on Twitter of a video showing a teen spitting with a caption that said “Andrew, thanks for the video with the evidence against you!” They also posted other screenshots with a reflection of the kid spitting. It’s all be deleted since its initial release. The department’s Twitter account said later they weren’t going to arrest the spitter, just publicly shame him.

A teenage boy who led cops on a high speed chase in Northern California ended up crashing, then turned himself in. Police in Rohnert Park say they saw the kid early Saturday morning running a stop sign. They tried to get him to pull over, to no avail. They say he was traveling at speeds of more than 90 mph until losing control, hitting the sign and several bushes. The driver ran off, but two passengers in the car were held. The 14 year old eventually turned himself in and got booked into juvenile hall.

A JetBlue flight attendant police say tried to sneak a suitcase full of cocaine into Los Angeles International Airport in court pleading not guilty to a federal charge. Marsha Gay Reynolds in court Friday on the charge of possessing cocaine with intent to distribute. Police say she was busted during a random security screening at LAX in March. She had left her carry-on luggage with security, kicked off her shoes and ran down an upward-moving escalator, then about 70 pounds of cocaine was found in her luggage. She surrendered later in New York.

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