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A man from Ukiah had to have a stun gun used on him before an arrest for a high-speed chase last week. Police say one of their officers saw an SUV on East Gobbi Street last Thursday and tried to pull it over after recognizing it from a chase in September. Once again the guy wouldn’t pull over and they had to chase him down. He was finally caught after spinning out. But officers say he wouldn’t listen to their commands so the used a Tazer on him. He yelled at them that he had a gun and told officers they should shoot him, acting as if he was reaching for a gun. Mark Lucas was arrested on suspicion of felony evading, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, violating his probation, driving without a license and for a warrant out of Nevada.

The name of a woman who died in a crash election day on Highway 20, has been released. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reports Erika Kleit of Weed died in the head on crash Nov. 8. They say it happened just after noon when her 2016 Honda Civic was westbound on Highway 20 near Clearlake Oaks when she was hit by a pickup driven by Raymondo Meza of Chico. The CHP says Meza crossed over the highway’s double-yellow lines and into Kleit’s car. He was arrested on DUI under a combination of alcohol and drugs. He and his passenger also went to a hospital with major injuries.

The threat of wildfires looks to be getting a reprieve as Cal Fire announces winter conditions. The Sonoma Lake Napa Unit has transitioned to winter preparedness in Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano, Colusa and Yolo counties. It falls in line with the same transition the last two years, when winter conditions came in November. Across the state, the agency had fought fires in the State Responsibility Area that blackened almost 148,000 acres. There were almost 5,600 fires, more than 1,170 more wildfires this year than normal.

One of the people wanted for the murder of a pot grower in Laytonville has been captured. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office reports there are now 8 suspects with one in custody. 24 year old Zachary Wuester of Haskell, N.J. busted nearly a week after Jeffrey Settler was found dead in a shed at his property near Laytonville. The U.S. Marshal Service says they cornered then convinced Wuester to surrender, which he did in Willits Monday night. He’s held on $650,000 bail on suspicion of murder and being a fugitive from justice. Three other suspects have been added to the original 5, they’re named as 32 year old Jesse Wells of Binghamton, New York; 25 year old Michael Kane of Pleasantville, New York; and a black guy known only as “Richie”. They say he might be about 25 years old and was possibly from San Diego. The victim’s dad says he’s been working in the area more than a decade after being in Texas. He had hired the workers to trim pot at his garden on a remote property five miles west of the 101 on a dirt road.

A woman facing life in prison for attempted murder after a bar fight in Santa Rosa. In court yesterday a woman testified she was attacked by her romantic rival in a bar, and that the same woman hit her boyfriend in the face with a bottle then drove into him and 3 other people with her minivan. Jessica Garcia-Leos faces five counts of attempted murder and other charges for the Nov. 2015 incident at the old El Rey Night Club.

The protests continue at schools across the country, now a local group gets in on the action. The students at Ukiah High walked out of classes yesterday marching to the Mendocino County Courthouse chanting curse words at the President Elect Donald Trump. They also held up signs with the same message, and others without bad words. Apparently someone drove by and flipped them off so they chased him down. He took off. School officials say they heard about the protest because some students were texting each other that they planned to walk out.

Since recreational pot’s become legal in California, the first person to be released from jail in Mendocino County could soon get his freedom. Micheas Lehnherr’s lawyer filing the paperwork in court to get him released under the new law. It’s reported to be the first appeal filed after Proposition 64 passed. He was arrested in 2014 for possession, which was a felony at that time. He’s already been behind bars for more than six months and was expected to be released.

A man from Willits shot as a 7 year old boy and paralyzed, has died. 29 year old Brandon Maxfield died due to the complications of his condition. He was well known and nationally recognized for his fight against the gunmaker responsible for manufacturing the defective pistol that paralyzed him. Maxfield’s fight against Bryco after his babysitter accidentally shot him in 1994 with a 38 pistol owned by his father.

A high school teacher in Oakland fired years ago for revealing plans for a sex change is now charged with killing a woman, her wife and their adult son. 61 year old Dana Rivers is charged with the death of Patricia Wright and Charlotte Reed and their 19 year old son Benny Diambu-Wright. Police say Rivers was covered in blood and close to leaving the scene on one of the victim’s motorcycle when she was caught. Cops say it may have been a dispute over property. Rivers gained national recognition after going for a sex-change operation to become a woman nearly 20 years ago. When she told school officials what she was doing they suspended, then eventually fired her.

Criminal proceedings against a man accused of failing to register as a sex offender have been suspended until he can be cleared by a doctor. William Lukens lawyer saying the 81 year old’s probably not competent to stand trial. He’s charged with failing to register, Sex Offender Failing to Notify Change of Address, Indecent Exposure and Sexual Battery for the Purpose of Sexual Arousal. It comes after an incident last month at a care home in Lakeport where cops say he brutalized a 73-year-old woman who wasn’t able to defend herself due to serious disabilities. They say the man also exposed himself to a 23-year-old staff member. He has a previous felony conviction for a serious sex offense, and was also in state prison.


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