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A man found with major injuries on the Talmadge Road onramp to Highway 101 this morning was apparently hit by a vehicle whose driver didn’t stop. The CHP says he was found about 5:15 a.m. in the middle of the road, suffering from multiple major injuries. Officials had initially planned to fly him to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment but the fog was too thick in Santa Rosa so he was taken by ambulance to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. There is no word on his current condition or if there was any evidence that could lead investigators to the car.

The California Department of Water Resources has announced a statewide increase in water allocations. Officials say going forward most State Water Project contractors will get 20 percent of their requests, up from the 15 percent allocated in December. DWR Director Karla Nemeth says the incremental adjustment reflects only very modest improvements to water supply and we all must make conservation a way of life to sustain our economy and our environment in what she calls an ever-changing climate. Currently the state’s major reservoirs continue to be well above their historical averages due to record rain last year but the January snowpack is only slightly higher than it was in January 2015 during the massive statewide drought.

Fort Bragg Police are investigating two burglaries at Redwood Elementary School. Detectives say in the first incident Sunday the suspects got into the front office and stole several items including multiple laptops and a projector. On Monday the second burglary involved forced entry into at least two school buildings and evidence of attempted entry into several other buildings. During the second burglary several more laptops were stolen along with other electronics and personal items. Shalom Lewis was identified as a potential suspect in both burglaries and he and his girlfriend were found Monday with some of the stolen items in their car. Police are now looking for the other suspect Jordan Broyles. Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts should notify fort Bragg Police.

A Sonoma firefighter has helped deputies catch two women who had stolen materials from his property that was burned in the October Tubbs Fire. The Press Democrat reports the women were caught with copper pipes and wiring from the firefighter’s home after his neighbor alerted him that someone was on his property. He called the sheriff’s office and then drove to the property and used his vehicle to block the women from driving away. Deputies arrived and arrested two on suspicion of grand theft and conspiracy.

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