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Reports of vandalism have deputies out to a place in Fort Bragg. Deputies find a woman with her toddler son who says she’s having child custody issues with the one year old’s dad, Johny Delgado. She told officers they got into an argument when he pushed her to the ground and she hurt her hand. She also says when she got in her car to leave, he tossed a rock at the vehicle, causing damage to the hood. Deputies say they found evidence to support what the woman said, plus he was on probation. He’s arrested for domestic battery, felony vandalism and violation of probation and held without bail.

A resident of Fort Bragg finds a hand grenade in a box they recently got from a dead relative. The resident told Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies while sorting through the boxes of World War II memorabilia, they found 2 hand grenades, one appeared to possibly be live. Deputies went to the home and evacuated the immediate area and asked for help from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit to help get rid of the device. They drove it to a safe location and it was destroyed.

A man from Willits has been arrested after a chase with Sheriff’s deputies. A deputy tried to pull the man over but he pulled into a dirt parking lot, where he got out and ran. Donald McCloud ordered to stop and was warned he would be tazed. The guy kept running and a deputy tazed him. Turns out McCloud was wanted in Texas on a parole hold. He was also found to be in possession of meth and a smoking pipe. He was taken to jail on several crimes including possession of a controlled substance, obstructing or delaying a Peace Officer and driving a motor vehicle on a suspended, or revoked, driver license. He was held without bail.

The director of sewer and water for the City of Ukiah says the driver who caused a geyser by hitting a hydrant on Bush street, will be charged for repairs. A Honda Civic hit the hydrant Wednesday morning. The gushing water could be seen from the 101. The geyser was going for more than an hour because there was some difficulty finding the correct shut-off valve. Firefighters estimate the water loss at around 200 thousand gallons. As soon as the Hydrant was shut off, Firefighters started responding to calls created by low water pressure. Some fire alarm systems can be triggered when the pressure suddenly drops.

Fire has damaged Bruno’s Shop Smart on Lakeport Blvd. The call came in around 4:15 yesterday morning and when Lakeport fire got on scene they found fire coming from the roof over the bakery. The fire was knocked down in less than an hour. The owner showed up and firefighters took him inside to survey the damage.

Remote pharmacist services have been approved for Fort Bragg. Pipeline Health Holdings out of Rosemont, Illinois will provide services at about $72,000 for Mendocino Coast District Hospital. Staffers report state requirements to have a pharmacist review all medications before they go to patients are too demanding for on-site staff. A pharmacist at a recent board meeting says there are as many as 100 orders in the queue when the pharmacy opens. The contract was approved unanimously.

A man in Ukiah says someone’s taken his bike and he has no other way to get around. The Daily Journal reports Larry Chadwick’s been living in the same apartment for more than a quarter century where, on Wednesday, someone took his three wheeler. He says he keeps it chained up in the same spot, and when he went to get it Wednesday morning, it was gone. It’s described as blue with a basket on back, and it had a Brinks lock and chain attached to it.

The state’s about to start a new program to enroll up to 7 million low and middle-income workers without pensions to new state-directed retirement funds. Lawmakers working out the details of the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program to provide millions of hotel, restaurant, manufacturing, farm and other private-sector workers with individual retirement accounts. The Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, is behind the idea. He says it’s the biggest expansion of retirement security programs since the New Deal era.

Some local insurance companies may have a gotcha clause regarding wildfires. Richard Selzer of Realty World Selzer Home Loans says the so-called Brush Warranty means if a homeowner has not cleared brush from 100 or 200 feet from their home, and there’s a fire near their home because of brush they may be responsible, not the insurance company. Seltzer warns when you renew your policy to watch out for the language, to always read your policy and to talk with your insurance agent and ask questions.

A state bill to waive fees and give homeless, low income and foster youth priority to after school programs funded by the state has passed the legislature. Gov. Brown to sign the bill into law authored by Assemblywoman Nora Campos of San Jose. She says it will make sure the programs work with any available federal programs and resources to help prevent hunger and support healthy outcomes.

A coffee stand in Ukiah’s been robbed by a man police say broke a window to steal cash. Police say they got a call to Holly’s Espresso on East Gobbi (Go-bee) Street last weekend after reports two men broke in. Police say when they got there a witness told them they saw a man walk up to the shop, hit a window with his hand, then reach in and take a metal cash box. They say another man was with him and they were seen afterwards running down South State St.

A man from San Francisco’s been arrested after police say he was punching windows at local businesses, including at Taco Bell in Ukiah, where they say he also punched car windows. Police say they got there last weekend and talked to the man, who appeared to be paranoid and told them people were trying to kill him. They say he was under the influence of drugs so they arrested him for public intoxication and booked him into Mendocino County Jail.

A man from Talmage is accused of causing the death of his brother in a hit and run accident earlier this month in Willits. Police say Sean Hammon hit his brother, Bryan with his truck August 1st. The DA’s office filed charges against the brother a couple weeks ago, but are now looking for any information from the public regarding the accident. Sean Hammon’s preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 13th. Anyone with info asked to call the Sheriff’s Office tip-line at 234-2100.


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