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One man on the run, another arrested after police get a call to a burglary in progress in Covelo. When officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife got there they say they heard voices in a storage shed, then saw them running from the backyard. The Peace Officer caught up to the man, id’d as David Joaquin and ordered him to stop, he kept going so the officer went after the female. She was holding a fire extinguisher and sprayed the officer, so he hit her with a Taser. Josepha Basurto was caught and arrested and charged with burglary, resisting or obstructing arrest, possession of stolen property and assault with a deadly weapon. She was being held in the Mendocino County jail on $30,000 bail. But police say Joaquin is still on the run.

A man in Willits has been arrested after police say he rammed a police car with a stolen vehicle. Diego Spaggiari was arrested after a 2 and a half mile chase with police in Clearlake. Police say one of their patrol cars saw a suspicious vehicle speeding in the parking lot of the Lamplighter Motel. When exiting the parking lot, police noticed it had a broken tail light so they tried to stop the car, but the driver took off, running stop signs and driving into opposing lanes of traffic. The car also clipped another car while trying to get away and finally crashed into an embankment while trying to make a turn. But the driver got out of the embankment and rammed the patrol car several times, causing damage. When the guy was finally caught, he had hit another patrol car and a third officer had to ram the stolen car. Spaggiari was out on bail on two other cases, and had a warrant for grand theft auto. He’s been charged with assault with a deadly weapon upon a peace officer, evading and more. He was being held on $50,000..

A woman from Clearlake police say stole a computer out of a kids clothing store has been arrested. Police say Nicole White had several warrants out for her arrest. Police got a call about a stolen laptop last Friday from Kingdom Kids and saw her on surveillance video from the day before. Police say the video showed a woman stealing a store computer from a counter and hiding it under her jacket. When police caught up to her they found she had five misdemeanor warrants for her arrest on multiple charges that include theft, forgery and possession of stolen property. Two warrants were no bail, the others were a total of $25,000.00. She was arrested Sunday night after she told cops she took the laptop by accident. She was not immediately charged with stealing the laptop, but she was arrested on the outstanding warrants. She’s due in court tomorrow.

A man from Clearlake police say was tied to some local burglaries has been arrested. Police busted Chad Pirtle in a stolen car, which had been taken from the Clearlake Park area. He also had two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest, one with a weapons violation and he was on Post Release Community Supervision with the Lake County Probation Department. A patrol officer found him in the stolen car Sunday morning but he tried to get away, speeding away from the cop. He ended up hitting a fence and crashing down an embankment then running away. Police found he was in possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and pepper spray so he was arrested and booked on multiple charges including vehicle theft, felony evading and possession of methamphetamine.

U.S. Senator-elect Kamala Harris has a new state director to oversee state operations. Julie Chavez Rodriguez, the granddaughter of Cesar Chavez. Rodriquez worked in the Obama administration as principal deputy director of public engagement, senior policy advisor and special assistant to President Obama. Some of the issues she worked on at the White House included immigration, veterans, LGBT issues and other groups. Harris spoke very highly of Rodriguez’s leadership at the Cesar Chavez Foundation and her organizational skills getting groups and communities to support Obama’s agenda.

A policeman in Bakersfield going out to a call of a man with a gunshot wound ended up killing the unarmed 73-year-old while he was standing in a neighbor’s driveway. Police say Francisco Serna’s family told them he was in the early stages of dementia. Serna’s son says his dad didn’t have a gun and that he was a retired grandpa. He says his dad had been having delusions and other early signs of dementia. He took late night walks alone. Police went to the home twice before after the man had accidentally activated a medical alarm.

Three restaurants in wine country have made it on the list of the 100 best restaurants in the U-S. The OpenTable’s 100 Best Restaurants in America list included St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa, Terra in St. Helena, and Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford. There are new restaurants in 30 states and the District of Columbia on the list. There are 13 in New York, 12 in California and seven in Virginia. OpenTable provides online restaurant reservations. The company says their list combines the opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews that came in from OpenTable diners at more than 24,000 restaurants.

A former JetBlue flight attendant who admitted she was part of a cross-country drug smuggling ring is facing 10 years in prison. Marsha Gay Reynolds, a former Jamaican beauty queen and New York University track athlete was charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and acknowledged she made thousands of dollars smuggling drugs and cash through airport security at LAX and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Since she was an airline employee, she could pass right by the TSA screenings and would hand off the contraband to an accomplice. She’ll be sentenced in March.

A metallic sculpture of a galloping horse could greet those passing into Geyserville. The Geyserville Community Foundation is looking to raise the $100,000 so it can commission the sculpture by an artist in Glen Ellen who was behind a couple of other works of giant animals that had been temporarily installed in a field along Geyserville Avenue east of Highway 101. The site is where the group wants to put the horse, but keep it there permanently. Brian Tedrick’s other sculptures were on the Geyserville trail at the Burning Man festival in Black Rock Desert then later at Sonoma County wineries because they were sold to local winemaker Ken Wilson.

Placer County sheriff’s deputies investigating the death of a 35-year-old ski instructor who died in an accident at a mountain resort north of Lake Tahoe. Police say Dennis Baltimore of Kings Beach was killed Sunday after hitting several rocks then crashing into a creek at the Northstar California resort near Truckee. The resort’s vice president and general manager says the man died on a beginners trail. So an autopsy will be done to see how he died.

One man’s been caught but another’s still on the run after a reported hate crime at a Southern Calif. Mosque. John Matteson involved, but police say he was not the man who stabbed a worshipper at the Islamic Center of Simi Valley. Police say he and another man approached a group there Saturday night and yelled racial slurs at them, which turned physical, with one man being stabbed. His injuries were not life threatening. Police say it doesn’t seem to be a premeditated act, more like the pair had run into the group of Muslims, calling it an opportunity crime. Matteson was set to be in court today on suspicion of making criminal threats, violating civil rights and disturbing the peace by fighting.

A fire station in Vallejo the scene of gunfire over the weekend. Police say there was damage to the Vallejo station Sunday which fire fighters posted pictures of on their Facebook page. A bullet hit a box of gloves. No injuries were reported and no motive is known.


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