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A woman already convicted of embezzlement, is now accused of lying during a family court proceeding. The Mendocino County DA has filed the new charges against Christine Kelly Kelsay of Brooktrails. She was brought from jail to court and pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal, to committing perjury during testimony in April during the embezzlement trial. She also pleaded guilty to perjuring herself the second day of that trial. Then after the verdict came out, prosecutors found she’d lied almost 2 dozen more times. Kelsay pleaded guilty as well to falsifying a financial declaration from a separate family court proceeding from 2010. She will be sentenced for these new charges in Sept.

A man from Laytonville has been arrested after police got a call to a drunk and combative person at a music festival. Police say they found Christopher Gavela being held on the ground by security at the Enchanted Forest Music and Art Festival. Favela was reported to be under the influence of a controlled substance and security says the man had been uncooperative and wouldn’t leave when asked. Favela was apparently high on multiple drugs and had a misdemeanor warrant out for his arrest. So he was arrested at the festival for multiple crimes including being under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, in possession of a controlled substance and brought in on that warrant.

A man in Ukiah’s been arrested at a local storage business who wouldn’t leave. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office got a call last week to G & W Storage and found Robert Fackell there who was also wanted for an outstanding felony warrant for violation of Spousal Battery. Fackell was arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail, to be held without bail.

A man in Calpella has been arrested in connection to an ongoing civil dispute that turned into a physical altercation. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office reports calling both parties and found out their fight had to do with the purchase of a car. Deputies found suspect Aaron Black had confronted the female victim demanding he get the vehicle back but the woman refused and they argued and it got physical. The woman fell to the ground during a struggle over the keys to the car. Black was arrested after sending threatening text messages to the woman. He’s charged with Battery with serious injury, Criminal Threats, Elder Abuse and more. He was being held on $55,000.00 bail.

Fort Bragg’s holding their HazMobile household hazardous waste collection. The pickup at Fort Bragg Disposal next Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The HazMobile goes to Fort Bragg the first Friday-Saturday each month unless it’s a holiday. Dangerous chemicals can be brought to the collection. They ask that those participating are careful to keep items in their original container. For more info, call the local Recycling Hotline, 468-9704, or visit

A man in Covelo has been arrested after a security check at a local bar turned up a man who had not registered as a sex offender. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office was at the Buckhorn Bar and found Garrie Hoaglin who they knew from previous contact on parole and a sex registrant. They checked his background and found he had not recently registered. So Hoaglin was arrested for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Parole Violation. Hoaglin was booked into the Mendocino County Jail and held on no bail.

There are 3 openings on the Assessment Appeals Board of Mendocino County. The Board’s looking for one member and 2 alternates. There are a minimum of four meetings a year. The meetings are usually from thirty minutes up to two hours long usually at about 9:00 a.m. on the third or fourth Monday of the month in January, April, July, and October. For more info, contact the Mendocino County Clerk of the Board’s office at (707) 463-4441.

A burglary at a church in Clearlake Oaks. Members of Clearlake Oaks United Methodist Church went to service last Sunday and found some of their electronic equipment stolen from the sanctuary and the fellowship hall. Rev. Dawn-Karen Roberts says it’s a sad day when folks feel free to steal from community churches that serve them. She says they lost all electronic equipment they use for services, outreach and events. The Lake County Sheriff’s office reports the equipment had just been gifted to the church.

More than 40,000 pot plants have been yanked during a multi day sheriff’s dept. operation. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office reports an eradication effort with multiple agencies where they removed almost 40-thousand-400 plants. They also arrested 14 people, found seven weapons and 37 incidents of environmental damage including illegal water diversions and stream pollution, plus solid waste violations. Adrian Glass of Sacramento was one of those arrested, police say he had a butane honey oil lab and was armed. There were many areas of eradications that added up to the total plants pulled.

Two people have reportedly been confirmed as having the West Nile virus in Yolo County. Yolo County officials confirm the report as aerial spraying was to be done last night to get rid of infected mosquitoes. The Yolo County Health Department says two residents tested positive for the virus. They do say the two are symptom-free. They have not released the specific cities of residence for the two patients.

A warning about toxic algae. The State Water Resources Control Board has put out a warning for the North Coast due to high temperatures and continuing drought conditions. They say it’s in area streams, rivers and lakes. The blue green algae, known as cyanobacteria growing in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties killed three dogs last year. Lake County water resources dept. is trying to educate the public saying children and dogs are the most vulnerable against the algae because they tend to ingest water when swimming or playing in it. Symptoms include nausea, liver or kidney failure and convulsions.

One heckofa Salmon Run. A truck carrying fish to a cannery in Juneau, Alaska rolled, spilling Salmon everywhere, onto a highway and backing up traffic for an hour and a half. Police say it was pretty stinky on the highway after several fish spilled out of the truck onto Egan Highway. The driver had minor injuries, but didn’t go to the hospital.

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