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Ukiah City Council member Maureen Mulheren is inviting you to talk about pedestrian safety at her monthly walking event Saturday morning, especially in the wake of a 10-year-old Ukiah girl being hit by a car Tuesday. Ukiah Police say the girl was hit around 7:30am while crossing North State Street at Low Gap Road. Police say the girl was in a crosswalk but the driver didn’t see her until she stepped in front of her SUV and could not avoid hitting her. The girl suffered abrasions and complained of pain and was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center for treatment. The incident remains under investigation. Mulheren hosts a walk on the first Saturday of each month at the Rail Trail where the group walks the paved path. She tells the Daily Journal anyone who wants to join is welcome to meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Clara and Mason.

A couple armed-and-ready to resist eviction at a home in Albion has been arrested after a brief standoff with Mendocino County deputies. Kenneth Morris and Wendy Kennedy were served an eviction notice months ago with Morris allegedly telling the Sheriff’s Office he would never submit to a court-ordered eviction and would use force if deputies trespassed on his property to evict him. On Wednesday deputies went to enforce the eviction but both Morris and Kennedy barricaded themselves in the home and made statements that they would “bear arms”. After 30 minutes of unsuccessful negotiations, deputies forced their way in to find Morris had armed himself with a 3-foot long sword. They tased him and arrested them both. Deputies say inside were several loaded firearms staged for immediate use.

The Lake County District Attorney’s Perjury Investigation Unit has made an arrest. Danee Kristine Patterson is charged with felony perjury, filing a false affidavit to the court and making a false police report for telling Clearlake Police in May 2016 she’d been assaulted by her employer, when she hadn’t, and not admitting that she’d been in a romantic relationship with him. The DA’s Office says she admitted to making up the story to get an advantage in a custody battle over their child by getting a restraining against the man. But even though she’d already told police she’d made it up, she repeated the assault claim in a civil proceeding earlier this month, and an investigator with the Perjury Unit was in court monitoring the testimony.

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