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A man from Mendocino County is dead after a crash over the long holiday weekend along coastal Highway 1. The California Highway Patrol reports the driver in a 1991 Honda headed north on Hwy. 1 and made a left turn in front of another car by the Jack Peters bridge near the Village of Mendocino. Officers say the cars hit broadside then the Honda driver died. He’s described as a 48-year-old man. Cops are investigating if alcohol was a factor. The other driver, a man from Portland OR had minor injuries and his female passenger was not injured.

Six people in Clearlake have been arrested after a special law enforcement operation to crack down on high risk offenders on parole and probation. Police had officers out at more than a dozen locations working with probation and parole officers. Those arrested were for parole violations, warrants and narcotics offenses. Ten people cited or arrested in all. Four for warrants and five for parole violations. One of those, Douglas Anderson also charged for suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia. The Record Bee reports at least two people arrested were registered sex offenders. All of the arrests at the end of April.

Emergency responders say a man who crashed his pickup off a rural road on the Sonoma Coast near Mendocino County is lucky to be alive. The CHP says Samuel Coria’s car rolled 100 feet down an embankment and overturned in the Gualala River. They say then he got out of the partially submerged truck and climbed back up the steep embankment, walked a mile in the rain and got help. The man was taken to Stanford Medical Center after the crash Sunday afternoon and is said to be in stable condition. He apparently told police he fell asleep and thinks he was tossed out of the truck as it rolled. Firefighters who went to the crash scene used a rope to rappel down to the man’s truck and say they’re not sure how he climbed his way out of the remote area.

A black bear has been returned to the wilderness after climbing up a tree in a Lakeport neighborhood. Lake Co News reports the bear was spotted Monday morning and Lakeport police got a bunch of calls about the animal around N. Main Street and Rose Avenue. One resident posted video on Facebook of the bear wondering around her yard. Police and Fish and Wildlife officers came to the area and say the bear was not aggressive and didn’t pose any danger. They told residents to stay inside anyway as a precaution. Eventually the animal was shot with a tranquilizer, put into a vehicle for transport and taken to South Cow Mountain.

One person is dead after a motorcycle crashes with a car on Highway 20. The accident late last night west of Nice. The California Highway Patrol reports it was a Harley Davidson and at least one car, maybe two. Northshore Fire were out at the scene after reports there was a fatality. And both lanes of the highway were closed for a while for the investigation.

A shooting reported in the Kelseyville area over the holiday weekend. One man reported in critical condition after the Sunday night shooting in the 6300 block of Soda Bay Road. Police say the man shot had been walking near a market with two friends and was confronted by two other men, then the victim was shot in the leg. He’s reported in critical condition. And the Lake County Sheriff’s Major Crimes unit is investigating. They say, so far, they have no suspect.

Unemployment rate going down in Lake County. Lake Co News reports a major improvement for the month of April in line with the nationwide jobless rate, which is also improving. But the California Employment Development Department report shows the state’s unemployment rate didn’t change much. In Lake County, April’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, down from 6.2 percent in March and 5.3 percent the same time last year. The state’s unemployment rate still at 4.3 percent from a month before and a year before. Mendocino’s rate at 4.1 percent, a whopping 15.7 percent though for Colusa County and way down to 2.6 percent in Sonoma.

A man from Ukiah accused of taking a bail bond agents car and for stealing two other cars and thousands worth of tools and equipment has been arrested in New Mexico.
Gregory Crumple arrested last week at a motel in Moriarty. He was also found with a stolen Jeep. The California Highway Patrol’s Clear Lake Area office also reports he was involved in multiple thefts and a car chase with a CHP officer May 16th. The pickup he was in was stolen and found with several thousand dollars’ worth of stolen property in it. Lake Co News reports he was also wanted for drug sales and criminal threats and stealing a Sacramento area bail bond agent’s car in Lower Lake in January. No word when he might be extradited back to Lake County.

A man from Washington state on the run from cops, runs out of gas and gets arrested. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office reports Jeremy Thomas of Shoreline, Wash., arrested after his stolen SUV stopped running. He apparently put diesel in it, it takes gas. It happened as cops were responding to a domestic disturbance after his stepdad said he threatened him with a gun and fired it. He apparently left the home with his girlfriend and their 3-year-old, launching a search for several hours. But when a woman called a tow truck for a dead battery, Thomas was arrested.







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