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A man in Point Arena’s been arrested for several crimes including robbery and elder abuse. Deputies get a call to the robbery at a home and find a 72 year old man inside his residence when Sequoia Slentz came into the house unannounced and physically assaulted him, stealing firearms in the home, then running away. The victim had injuries and complained to deputies of internal pain. No word on his condition now, but Slentz was found and arrested on robbery, burglary, grand theft of a firearm and elder abuse charges and held on $150,000.00.

A man from Ukiah has been arrested after an indecent exposure and public nudity incident in Willits. Police say the guy, George LaForce was seen naked near a car. Police found LaForce was on formal probation and a registered sex offender. They also say the guy was high on something. He was arrested for not registering as a sex offender, violation of probation and being under the influence of a controlled substance and booked into county jail. They also say he was connected to public nudity calls from the week before of a naked man riding a bicycle around schools and parks.

A man in Covelo’s been arrested after being found with a handgun in a car and found to have a warrant out for his arrest. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office reports an officer on patrol downtown saw a car with a couple people inside. The deputy was told by the passenger in the car, Jesse Jones, he had a warrant out, for a misdemeanor. But the deputy found a loaded handgun under the front passenger seat. So Jones was arrested for carrying a loaded / concealed handgun and for that misdemeanor warrant and taken to Mendocino County Jail and held on $15,000 bail.

A homeless man in Fort Bragg’s arrested for several crimes after police get a report of suspicious activity. Cops say they got a call last Tuesday from a concerned citizen who saw a green Isuzu Rodeo and thought the driver was potentially trespassing. Police found a vacant residence where they found Garrick Hornlein who they say was trying to hide in the garage, they detained him. Then they find he was on felony probation in San Joaquin County for burglary and had another warrant for a burglary too. They say he had a gun, ammo, nunchucks, a chainsaw without a serial number on it and drug paraphernalia. He was held on no bail in the Mendocino County Jail.

A man in Covelo’s arrested after a cop on patrol sees a car in the middle of a highway with no headlights on. The deputy says the passenger, Arturo, Montalvo, stepped out and said the driver had taken off. The deputy found a short barreled shotgun in the passenger compartment of the pickup and held Montalvo there until another deputy got there and found the driver. Driver Timothy Davis was then also detained and found to be on Post Release Community Supervision and not allowed to have a firearm. The car was also found to have phony registration tabs, so Davis was arrested for Possession of Short Barreled Shotgun, Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person, Violation of Post Release Community Supervision and Unlawful Display of Vehicle Registration and held on no bail. Montalvo for Possession of Short Barreled Shotgun and held on $15,000 bail.

A deputy had to be hospitalized after the Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Eradication Team went to help Fish and Wildlife Wardens in Branscomb and found a marijuana grow violating environmental law including the illegal diversion of water for the purpose of cultivating. They say the whole operation was thought to be illegal and unpermitted. They say one of their deputies was potentially exposed to a chemical being used as an insecticide on the pot plants that’s been identified as Metamidofos, listed as a banned or severely restricted pesticide by the EPA. It can be absorbed thru the skin, or inhaled through the respiratory system and they say it came to the United States illegally from Mexico. The cop started to feel ill and was taken to a hospital. No word on his condition or possible arrests at the grow so far.

‘Miss Lake County’ is coming back. Several changes to the program including a new venue and a focus shift to the scholarship part of the program. The new competition will happen September 22nd at the Lake County Fairgrounds to be known now as the ‘Miss Lake County Scholarship Competition’ which organizers say focuses on inner beauty, talent and intelligence of the young women in the community. The Kelseyville Rotary and PG&E are sponsoring the program. For those interested they can check it out on Facebook at Miss Lake County Scholarship.

A fire that ignited over the weekend near Kelseyville has been fully contained and another that broke out near Redwood Valley in Mendocino County is also almost entirely mopped up. The Carder fire near Kelseyville was 100% contained last night after starting near Carder Road Saturday. It charred 50 acres and damaged one structure. No cause has been made public so far. The Heart Fire was burning in Mendocino County and blackened 47.5 acres and was 95-percent contained by last night after it also started Saturday. No structures were damaged by that fire though.

Locals in Lakeport gathering to raise money for Pawnee Fire victims. Big Valley Hall in Lakeport is the venue for the fundraiser this Saturday at 7pm at the Finley/Lakeport border. There’s a bunch of local musicians performing and local wineries and breweries will be there too. $10 to get in and raffles for another fire benefit that’s happening mid-Sept. More info on the benefit Saturday on Facebook at Lake County Fire Recovery Benefits.

It’s official, the new Police Chief in Clearlake is being sworn in this week. On Thursday Andrew White will officially replace Timothy Celli, the interim chief, as he’s sworn in at the Clearlake Senior Community Center at 6 p.m. The Mayor Bruno Sabatier, Vice Mayor Phil Harris, the three City Council members, and the City Manager Greg Folsom will all be there. White was voted on unanimously at the July 12th city council meeting. He’s leaving a job as the Commander of the Suisun City Police Department Wednesday, then starts work in Clearlake next Monday.

An ex PG&E employee is being paid a settlement after a court decides the utility retaliated against him after he complained about safety issues and racial problems. The jury in San Francisco awarded more than $340,000 to former electrical maintenance and construction supervisor, Daryl Woodruff. The jury saying the utility giant retaliated against Woodruff for cooperating in a race-discrimination investigation and because he voiced concern about some of the utility’s safety inspections after that transformer explosion in the Bernal Heights area of San Francisco in 2015.

A man in Ohio busted for calling in a bomb threat to a flight so he wouldn’t miss his flight gets prison time. Dana Carter, of Dayton, sentenced to four months for the incident at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in October. Court papers say the guy made a bunch of calls about a bomb on a flight headed to Dallas, Texas. The flight was canceled because of his threat and the guy got on another flight a couple hours later. He was also ordered to pay $7,700 in restitution to United Airlines over the canceled flight.

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