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A Clearlake man has been arrested for allegedly stealing mail in Mendocino County and then leading deputies on a car chase. The Sheriff’s Office began working with citizens on an intensive surveillance program targeting thefts from rural mailboxes and on Wednesday learned about someone taking mail from Oak Knoll Road. Deputies spotted the suspect but he drove off, leading them on a chase to Poulos Court where he jumped from the moving vehicle and ran. Ukiah Police joined in and caught the guy, Javier Mejia. Deputies found a bunch of stolen mail and packages in his vehicle that, as it turns out, was reported stolen out of Napa County. Mejia was on probation after recently being released from state prison so he is now being held with no bail on several charges including mail theft, grand theft, and reckless evasion.

If you’ve considered a career as an Emergency Medical Technician, beginning January 23, the Mendocino County Office of Education is offering an EMT course at the Coast Life Support ambulance headquarters. EMTs are clinicians trained to respond to emergency situations involving medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes. Many EMTs go on to become paramedics, firefighters, nurses, and other emergency first responders. Course dates run from January 23 through June 9, and the cost is $695. Coast Life Support offers a $300 rebate unless the fee was paid by a sponsoring agency. You can get more information and register online at Click on the Schools tab, select Institute of Career Education, and EMT.

California abalone fishermen denied a 2018 season due to low numbers of the creatures might be out of luck if they were hoping to dive in Oregon instead. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has postponed their 2018 season until at least March while they weight concerns over the health of the abalone population as environmental conditions have reduced their food sources. Oregon officials say they’ve seen a spike interest from California abalone fishermen regarding permits, but while California typically issues around 25,000 abalone permits a year, Oregon only issues about 300 a year.

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