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[title PM News 8/27/18

Glenn County has lifted the Mandatory Evacuation Orders for all areas east of the Mendocino National Forest boundary due to the Mendocino Complex fires. Elk Creek is also no longer under an Advisory Evacuation but there’s still a Mandatory Evacuation Order and a Forest Closure for the Mendocino National Forest in south-western Glenn County. For more information you can call the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office, visit the county website or visit the Sheriff’s Facebook or twitter pages.

Reports of trespassers at a marijuana grow have the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office out to a residents in Myers Flat. Deputies say when they arrived, they found the front gate to the property had been damaged. They then found 13 people tied up inside the home. They told deputies there had been 5-6 people wearing masks with guns still at the property and they were stealing weed. More officers came to the scene but they didn’t find anyone there. They made no arrests and were reaching out to the public for help if they knew anything. They did collect some evidence when they were there.

A man from Leggett has been arrested for growing marijuana illegally since he had a past conviction as a sex offender. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team somehow got wind that Charles Maniaci was growing weed which he cannot do even though it’s now legal in Calif. But his past conviction requiring him to register as a sex offender means he cannot grow more that 6 marijuana plants. But they say there were two parcels with one home, several outbuildings and many travel trailers there. Six people were found there, but only Maniaci was arrested. Cops say they pulled nearly 1360 growing marijuana plants and about 150 pounds of harvested weed in various stages of being processed. There was also another 21 pounds of packaged bud marijuana. Maniaci was arrested and held on $750,000 bail.

Community members are invited to the grand opening of the new Emergency Department Intensive Care Unit and rooftop helipad at Adventist Health Ukiah Valley. The hospital says after thousands of hours of planning, four years of construction, and a challenging regulatory approval process, they’re finally ready to share their state of the art upgrades. The nearly 15-thousand foot ER is four times the size of the current one with 19 private treatment rooms, including mini-operating rooms. The new ICU has eight critical care rooms with state-of-the-art technology and everything is ready to use. The September 6th celebration at 4:30 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of the new facility and snacks and music.

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