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4 teenagers have been arrested for a burglary in Boonville. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office says they got a call Thursday about a burglary in progress at a vacation rental. Police say a cleaning person pulled up to the house and found there was a white Ford Mustang at the home and four Hispanic males. The cleaning person called the homeowner who called cops, saying they gave nobody permission to be inside the home. Deputies say the four, which included 3 – 17 year olds, who they’ve not named because of their age, and 19 year old Juan Rebolla Medina were rifling thru drawers and cabinets in the home and opening storage sheds. Cops say they also helped themselves to food, water and booze in the house and it looked like they were living there. All four were arrested for burglary and conspiracy and Rebolla-Medina had metal knuckles attached to a folding knife, so he was also charged with possession of a prohibited weapon.

Downtown Willits has a fun fall event planned. Family fun at the 11th Annual Harvest Moon Hometown Celebration in downtown Willits Friday, October 13th. The event sponsored by the Local First Program of the Willits Chamber of Commerce features live music, food, and local vendors and restaurants. There’s also prizes and a scavenger hunt. If you are interested in being a vendor contact the Willits Chamber of Commerce at 707-459-7910.

The new Lakeport Revitalization Plan has been approved. The plan sets out rules to follow when projects near the shore are proposed. There are also benchmarks for the city like improving parking and circulation, extending and enhancing the promenade, hotel development for more visitors to the lake and more coordination between projects in the downtown area and lakefront. Areas noted include the promenade, resort enhancement zones, event space revitalization zones, special commercial development zones, Library Park, Willow Point and the Main Street Business District.

An inmate’s been killed and multiple others are recovering from stab wounds after a riot at a prison near San Luis Obispo. The riot yesterday involving more than 160 inmates at the California Men’s Colony. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says 25 year old Matthew Cook was killed and nine others had to leave the prison for outside treatment for stab wounds. Cook was serving a 13 year sentence for burglary. No word on what could have motivated the rioting in the male-only prison. There are about 3,800 minimum and medium security inmates at the facility on the central coast, about 200 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Two men are dead after a shooting at a pot garden in Forestville. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s office reports 46 year old Theros Frountaine was killed Friday night and another was wounded. But the second man, whose name they’ve not released, died in the hospital this weekend. Both were found shot in a field around 6:40 p.m. Friday. Frountaine died there, but the other man was flown to a hospital and had been on life support. Police say they have not arrested anyone. A jogger reported hearing gunshots and screams so police beefed up patrols and started a ground and aerial search in a rural area east of town. Cops say they found the marijuana garden nearby and say it looks like it was a factor in the shooting.

The Lake County Fire Protection District has gifted the Clearlake Police Department with equipment to help investigate critical incidents. Lake Co News reports the acting Clearlake Police Chief Tim Celli saying they got a surplus ambulance they’ll use as a police incident command vehicle, something they can use for crime scene investigation or any scene or incident where they need to form a unified command or have bulk equipment, something investigation staffers had wanted for a while. The chief says it can help them be more efficient and save time and says it came after command staff contacted the fire department to find a vehicle. And the timing was right as the fire department was at a point where it could surplus the ambulance.

There’s still summer weather even though the calendar says it’s fall. With that the National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for part of Northern California including Lake County because of predicted windy weather. The watch went into effect Saturday afternoon and continues thru 5-AM tomorrow morning. The watch is to alert folks about critical fire weather conditions, such as gusty winds, warming and drying conditions. High winds were expected over the Sacramento Valley and southern Lake County. The Weather Service warning offshore winds and the dry air could create critical fire weather conditions. The low daytime humidity is contributing to the fire weather. Light winds in Lakeport, but faster moving winds in the south.

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors decides they’re not going to totally ban vacation rentals after all. There was a 45 day ban in effect for air b-n-b type rentals put in place August 1st, but the supervisors said they hadn’t noticed an immediate threat, which is needed for the urgency ordinance. Supervisor Dan Hamburg saying it feels like unnecessary government control. Hamburg, Carre Brown and Georgeanne Croskey all voted the measure down. The board further found those who have vacation rentals went thru the process, but some didn’t get the proper permits because the Planning and Building Department had told many, they only needed a business license.

A mobile eye clinic’s coming to Ukiah with free checkups and glasses for those on Medical or Medicare. Assemblyman Jim Wood working with eye care provider VSP Global for the clinic which is being held the last Thursday and Friday of October. It will be outside the Ukiah Valley Conference Center, and is by appointment only. Apparently vision care was mentioned as part of a protest outside the Assemblyman’s office in support of Single-Payer Healthcare, a bill being considered, but that didn’t pass the Assembly this last session. Patients at the free clinic will get prescription glasses the same day as their exam. To schedule an appointment, call (707) 463-5770.

After a random attack, a man from New Mexico is charged with a crime for slapping someone and stealing their green chili cheeseburger at a restaurant. Santa Fe police say 25-year-old Anthony Frazier is charged for wandering up to another man at Shake Foundation, asking him to dance, then slapping him across the face. The victim says, that’s when Frazier swiped his burger and took off. He’s now charged with robbery after being identified by the victim as the burger thief.

The thief of colored pencils finally busted after a high speed chase. Court papers say 19 year old Kerstie Arnold was busted after a Dollar General store employee in Cozad, Nebraska reported seeing the young woman steel the pencils and walk out. But the driver of the vehicle she was in wouldn’t stop. She was arrested after the high speed chase, that ended with the driver hitting a spike strip and driving on the vehicle’s metal rims for an hour. The driver, Michael Cinocco is now charged with operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, which is a felony; and first offense driving under the influence of drugs. And the pencil stealer, Arnold, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor shoplifting and has to pay $50 restitution.

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