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No one is hurt after a Nice man drove his pickup truck through a downtown Lakeport store last night. Lakeport Police say Jason Fugit intentionally slammed his truck through the front of Campos Casuals on North Main around 7pm Monday. He was taken into custody for felony burglary, vandalism, and reckless driving. Lake County News reports the damage to the building is estimated to be at least $100,000. So far his motive is not known, and as of last night there was no indication he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol but hadn’t yet been tested. However Lake County News reports Fugit has a long criminal and mental health history including an arrest several years ago for the attempted murder of his grandmother during a paranoid delusion. He pleaded guilty to elder abuse and was sent to Napa State Hospital for treatment.

There could soon be a settlement in the four-year long legal dispute between the City of Ukiah and the Ukiah Valley Sanitation District. In 2014, the Sanitation District filed a lawsuit alleging the City had been violating its participation agreement with the District and owed it nearly $30 million in back payments covering about 40 years. The Ukiah Daily Journal reports City officials crafted a settlement agreement at a special two-hour-long closed-door meeting Friday. After the meeting the City Council reportedly approved the settlement agreement unanimously and ordered it sent to the Ukiah Valley Sanitation District board members for their consideration. That reportedly followed a meeting earlier last week the Sanitation District board held and then gave the city a presentation and asked their attorneys to negotiate a settlement. Both sides are said to be eager to get a deal done in time to refinance some bonds.

A Bay Area CHP officer has been killed by an apparent drunk driver. It happened Christmas Eve as the officer was parked on the side of Interstate 880 in Hayward. Officer Andrew Camilleri and his partner, Jonathan Velasquez, had stopped their patrol SUV on the right shoulder near an exit to monitor traffic with a radar gun. Around 11:30 p.m., a car slammed into them from behind. The 22-year-old driver, who is from Hayward, is suspected of smoking marijuana as well as drinking before the crash. Officer Camilleri died at a hospital. Officer Velasquez was treated and released from the hospital. The suspected is in serious condition.

An elderly Clearlake Oaks couple is facing charges after being arrested for allegedly trying to transport about 60 pounds of marijuana across the country. 80-year-old Patrick Jiron and his 70-year-old wife, Barbara, were pulled over December 19 in Eastern Nebraska for not using a turn signal. The deputy who pulled them over smelled the pot, and a search turned up the several small bags valued at around $300,000 dollars. The Jirons told the deputy they were Christmas gifts for friends and family in Boston and Vermont. Patrick Jiron was cited on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and a drug tax charge. He was booked and released. Barbara Jiron was given a citation to appear in court.

A man killed when a logging truck slammed into a power pole and tree and closed Hwy 101 in Northern Mendocino County has been identified as being from Humboldt County. The CHP has not released his name, only saying he was from Ferndale. He was killed Thursday when his logging truck swerved into oncoming traffic on Hwy 101 and then crashed into a redwood tree and power pole. He sideswiped a pickup truck, which spun out of control and hit a car but those two drivers were not hurt. But after the logging truck hit the power pole, power and phone lines were dropped onto the roadway and another truck hit those and caused a separate crash. Hwy 101 was closed for more than two hours while the lines were removed and a fuel spill cleaned. The cause of the crash is under investigation, but impairment is not believed to have been a factor.

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