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A man in Covelo’s been arrested after being caught inside a home stealing items. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Dept. says they got a call to a home after the resident found someone in a bedroom taking personal items. Deputies say S-Nathan Morales was seen with jewelry and a chainsaw. The resident heard loud noises in his sister’s room, went to the room and confronted Morales. There was a physical altercation and the suspect took off. Deputies looked around and didn’t see Morales, but Round Valley Tribal Police Officers picked the guy up. Deputies then placed him under arrest for burglary, robbery, violation of probation and an outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrant. He was being held today without bail.

Officials in Sonoma County reaching out to the public for help because of the housing crisis. They’re asking community members to help find vacant or underutilized properties for possible rezoning so landowners can build future projects. The Press Democrat reports it’s a way to work with residents to find housing solutions after the fires that burned more than 5,300 homes in the County. The county’s planning and building department says the problem requires extreme actions. The department says they want to work with property owners to find solutions. They’re even taking applications online for sites in unincorporated areas with water and sewer access where there could be affordable housing, workforce housing or higher-density housing.

A man in Calistoga arrested for DUI ends up in the hospital and gets arrested, then dies. CHP reports they found the empty and smashed up 1991 Acura TL he had been driving on State Route 128 after the car went off the road and hit a tree and power pole. The driver was not there. CHP says the 26-year-old must have called a friend to pick him up and take him to St. Helena Hospital. Then officers go to the hospital and arrest him on suspicion of DUI. He was taken by air ambulance to UC Davis Medical Center, but died of his injuries. They’ve not released his name because his family had not yet been notified.

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