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A man in Laytonville’s been arrested after a string of burglaries and thefts. Mendocino deputies patrolling downtown and saw a couple of cars in the Boomer’s Bar parking lot and found Ryan Padget on a bike looking into one of the cars, holding a flashlight in one hand and a tool in the other. Deputies say he was using the tool to try to force open the door on a parked car and when they approached he took off with a knife visible. The deputy who spotted him along with his k9 partner went after him, he crashed his bike and ran, but was caught. He was found with multiple tools and and arrested for several crimes including attempted second degree burglary, resist / delay officer and possession of burglary tools. He was held at the Mendocino County Jail in lieu of $10,000.00 bail.

One stubborn edge still burning in the Mendocino Complex. Firefighters still monitoring fire activity and repairing fire lines on the Ranch Fire. There’s still about 30 miles of fire line left to repair. Deer hunting season opened last weekend so part of the forest has been opened for outdoor activities and hunting season continues into next month. But forest visitors are told to use extreme caution near the fire closure due to heavy equipment and firefighting vehicles on area roads. The Ranch and River fires started July 27th with the River Fire contained for more than a month but one edge of the River Fire’s still burning and the fire’s 98 percent contained. The last two percent in extremely steep, rocky terrain and may stay uncontained until the rainy season with two or three-days of rain needed and no hot and dry weather conditions in the long-term weather forecast.

Harbin Hot Springs is testing its siren notification system this week. The evaluation Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s coming out of a sound truck that’ll be driven to several locations along Harbin Springs Road in Middletown. Middletown residents might hear the sirens sounding during the four-hour testing period.

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