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3 people have been arrested in connection to a robbery at Rite Aid in Willits. Police say the trio went into the store wearing bandanas, hiding their faces, and went to the pharmacy, jumped over the counter and demanded prescription pills. Police say they took whatever they could get their hands on then took off in a car. They were seen near Reeves Canyon where a police officer and deputy tried stopping them but they took off. There was a chase with speeds of more than 100 mph, but the suspects crashed, they got out and ran. They were caught after a brief chase, all of them are said to be from Sacramento. Cops also recovered several thousand narcotic prescription pills worth about $50,000 on the street. The trio booked into Mendocino County Jail for robbery, evading police with reckless driving, violation of parole, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

Congressman Mike Thompson will be visiting Lake County to talk wildfires. The last four fire seasons have burned much of Lake County’s land, so the Congressman is coming to town tomorrow to highlight resiliency and wildfire mitigation efforts of many kinds. Thompson hosting a Q&A with residents called the Fire Resiliency Summit. It’s tomorrow evening from 7-9pm in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, in Lakeport.

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