A morning lockdown at Lakeport Schools was triggered by the appearance of a former teacher. Police say around 7:30am yesterday the former Clear Lake High School teacher Michael Oleson came to the campus and caused a disturbance at the district office. Police say Oleson demanded access to his former office at the high school, then left the district office and headed towards the old office. Police came out and locked down all the campuses as a precautionary measure. Once they searched the campuses and determined Oleson had left the lockdown was lifted.
Ukiah police looking for a couple of people who they say may know something about a fight at the bar called “The Pub” on Monday night. Police say they found a man unconscious there around 8pm and another man assaulted him and he fell and hit his head. As of yesterday afternoon he was in stable condition at an out-of-county hospital. UPD detectives have surveillance footage from outside the bar and are looking for man and woman who seem to be connected with the incident but took off before police got there. You can get a look at them on the UPD Facebook Page, and if you know them, you are asked to call the UPD detective division.
Packed room at the Fort Bragg City Council meeting in support of Overtime Brewery. The wannabe brewery looking to put up a craft beer manufacturing facility on Elm Street. The company says that will entail a brewing system of up to 1,500 barrels per year. They also want to put in a retail store and food and drinks. They have to consider city water and wastewater fees, including capacity fees. So the council has to figure out the total of the fees which could cover capital improvements of the water and wastewater systems.
A teen in Fort Bragg’s been arrested after a report of a stolen car. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office reports a 14-year-old was found with the car last Wednesday afternoon. Police found the kid after reports of a youngster vandalizing a vehicle in the 29000 block of Highway 20. The report was the juvenile was using a screw driver, crowbar and hammer to vandalize the gray minivan. When deputies were headed that way they found the minivan was stolen from Willits. The teen was taken into custody for alleged possession of a stolen vehicle and brought to the Mendocino County Juvenile Hall.
A mess is still outside a home in Lakeport where the resident died. Neighbors and city staff tried to get it cleaned up. Patrick Joyce had a huge pile of junk on Third Street after almost ten years of complaints that were never addressed. The city’s community development director says Joyce played a cat and mouse game with the city, never really doing much except, just enough to avoid citations and fines. He died last fall but the junk remains. Calls to the bank that owns the home have also gone unanswered. So the city may have to do the abatement after neighbor complaints to the city council last month.
The passenger of a motorcycle driving thru Willits has been injured when a jacket got tangled up in the rear wheel, causing the bike to crash. The Calif. Highway Patrol reports the entangled jacket caused the rear wheel of the motorcycle to lock up and that caused the bike to crash just north of Ridgewood Road. The passenger, Patricia Stone, of Santa Rosa had to be flown to a Hospital with moderate injuries. The bike pilot had minor injuries.
A man from Colorado along with his elderly dad have been sent to prison in connection to a triple murder in Forestville during a marijuana deal. 41 year old Odin Dwyer of Black Hawk was at the home when the men were all shot, but he didn’t pull the trigger. He got 20 years and four months and should be out in about 7 years. Dad, 68 year old Francis Dwyer of Truth or Consequences, N.M. had a minor role in the murders and got eight years and is expected to be out by February. The two had been charged with murder but agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges so they’d testify against Mark Cappello of Central City, Colo. He got life in prison.
A house fire has killed a dog and two lizards on Low Gap Road. The Ukiah Valley Fire Authority reports getting a call to the fire across the street from the Mendocino County Administration Building yesterday mid morning after someone noticed smoke coming from the house. Those who live there were not at home at the time. Apparently a family member had driven by, seeing the fire and called them. The dog and two geckos did not survive. Fire officials say they believe an incandescent night light was the likely heat source. The inside of the home was gutted.
A man suspected of kidnapping a teen from Vallejo who was the subject of an amber alert is believed dead. Police say 15 year old Pearl Pinson of Vallejo has not been found though. The Solano County Sheriff’s Department reported canceling the Amber Alert after the car they were in was found. Police say a 19-year-old led them on a high-speed chase in Southern California before stopping and getting involved in a shootout with them. The man suspected of kidnapping Pinson Wednesday morning. A witness telling police they heard a gunshot and the girl screamed but was dragged away across a freeway overpass, bleeding from the face.
Construction workers at a waterfront home in New Jersey find an old 44-foot wooden boat from the 19th century. The boat had its rudder fully intact when it was found under a bungalow yesterday. The Asbury Park Press reported it was probably used back in the day to move coal and other goods along local waterways. There were pieces of coal found along its floor.
The search is on for a couple of giant rodents that escaped a Toronto zoo. A spokeswoman with the city’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division says the search for the pair of capybaras from High Park Zoo has been on since Tuesday. The animals look like tailless beavers with short legs. They’re the world’s largest rodents weighing about 30 pounds but they can grow to 100.