MCSO Searching for Suspect in Attempted Murder

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance on an attempted murder case.
On Tuesday night after 11, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting in the 3000 Block of Sol Lane, in Ukiah. Deputies found an 18-year-old male who suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an out of county hospital for treatment. His current condition has not been released. There may have been a suspect seen fleeing the area on foot. The Sheriff’s Office is requesting that anyone that has information related to this case, or saw any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area before or after the incident – call the Sheriff’s Communication Center at 707-463-4083 or the Sheriff’s Tip Line at 707-234-2100.

Opening Day for Ukiah Costco

It’s opening day for the Ukiah Costco. Groundbreaking on the 141,000-square-foot warehouse at 1275 Airport Park Boulevard was back in late September of 2017. Before, Mendocino County residents would travel to Santa Rosa to go to Costco. City leaders say now those shoppers will remain in Ukiah benefitting local restaurants, shops, and service businesses. The city is anticipating that Ukiah will get a $1 million boost in sales tax from the Costco store.

Candidates Can File for Lakeport City Council

Nomination papers are now available for those who want to run for the Lakeport City Council. There are two seats available. The deadline to file nomination papers for the seats is Friday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m.

Lake County Issues Warnings About Algae Blooms

Lake County has issued a danger warning due to blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, in waters in the Richmond Park and Clearlake Oaks areas. Warning signs have been posted, and testing of the waters is ongoing.

Measure to Split the State Will Not Appear on November Ballot

The California Supreme Court pulled a measure from the November ballot. A conservation group sued, arguing the Proposition 9, which would split the state into 3 states, would abolish the state constitution, which cannot be done as a ballot initiative.

Woman Killed When Car Goes Down Embankment

A woman was killed in an accident on Highway 128 Monday. According to the CHP, three visitors from Great Britain were heading up a steep incline on Route 128 at around 3 p.m. July 16 in a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe when they encountered bails of dirt in the road. The driver got out to remove the debris, and during that time, the Hyundai began to rollw backwards down the incline, going off the shoulder and down a steep embankment. A 45-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy were inside the vehicle. The woman died at the scene after being ejected from the vehicle. The boy received moderate injuries and was transported to a hospital.

Fireworks Ban Will Not Be in November Ballot

A measure to ban fireworks will not be on the ballot for Lakeport voters in November. The sales of safe and sane fireworks for the July 4th holiday had been banned once before, but voters reversed that decision in 2009. The issue was considered by city council members again this year after receiving requests by residents to do so. At least four Lake County Board of Supervisors were in favor of the ban due to wildfire danger. The City Council ultimately decided against presenting the ban to voters as current regulations seem to be working.

MCSO Looking for Item Stolen from Little River Residence

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help in locating an object that may have been stolen from a Little River residence, and then discarded on the Comptche-Ukiah Road on July 11. The man who lived at the residence had recently passed away, and police say the suspects discarded stolen items along the road as they were being pursued. In particular, police are looking for a box-like object. If you see it in the area, contact police.

Dam Road Extension Project to Begin July 30

The city of Clearlake has announced construction for the Dam Road Extension Project will begin this month. The project will provide an additional exit route by creating a new roadway connecting the Avenues to Dam Road. Work will happen July 30th through October 1st.

Officials Investigate Suspicious Fires

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson for a grass fire that burned behind the Sears store in Ukiah. That fire was reported at around 9AM on Saturday, and the first fire engine that arrived on the scene was able to distinguish it. A man who was near the incident was arrested on suspicion of starting the blaze. Fire offocials are also investigating several other fires that occurred along the railway tracks this weekend – including the one on Mason Street that spread to Hospital Drive and destroyed some sheds. Officials are asking for the public’s assistance – if you saw anything that could help with the investigation, contact them.