Archives for August 2017

Police Looking For Driver of Fatal Hit and Run

Police are still looking for the driver of a fatal hit and run that happened yesterday near Laytonville. The driver was going north on Highway 101 at around 12:30PM, in a Ford Explorer Sport Trac snf crossed over into the opposing lane, colliding with the right side of a Ford Falcon traveling south. The passenger of the Ford Falcon, died at the scene, and the driver sustained major injures.The driver that caused the collision fled on foot. He is described as a hispanic male in his 30’s, stocky build, 215 lbs, 5’10” tall, with short black hair, brown eyes, wearing a dark colored t-shirt and camouflage shorts. He was last seen walking northbound along US-101 immediately after the collision.

Former Ukiah Doctor Indicted in the Murder of His Wife

Former Ukiah family practitioner, Peter Keegan, was formally arraigned Friday morning i Mendocino County Court. He’s been charged with second-degree murder in the 2010 death of his first wife, Susan Keegan. Mrs. Keegan was found dead in the couple’s South Ukiah home on November 10, 2010. Peter Keegan told police his wife had been under the combined influence of alcohol and prescription drugs, and had fallen and struck her head. Family and friends of Mrs. Keegan asked the DA to further investigate. The results of that investigation were presented to a specially convened grand jury last week, who determined Dr. Keegan should be indicted for murder. He has been released on $300,000 bail.

Stabbing in Clearlake Oaks

One person was seriously injured in a stabbing early Saturday morning. It was reported shortly before 2 a.m. in the Spring Valley subdivision east of Clearlake Oaks. The male victim was stabbed five times. The victim was flown to an out-of-county trauma center.

Missing Persons in Lake County Found

Two missing persons in Lake County have been found safe. Missing 14-year-old Savanah Santos, who was reported missing on Friday afternoon, was returned to her family by that evening. A missing man in Clearlake was found around 1AM Saturday in Lucerne, where he swam to shore after going into the water.

Speed Restrictions During High Water Events on Clear Lake Permanent

The Lake County Board of Supervisors voted this week to make speed restrictions during high water events on Clear Lake permanent. The move was prompted by the flooding that occurred last year. The ordinance establishes a “no wake zone” of a quarter-mile from shore where boats must operate at idle speed when the lake passes the elevation level of 8 feet Rumsey.

Willits Man Arrested for Child Porn

A Willits man was arrested this week and charged with child pornography. Six months ago, computers were taken from the home of 58-year-old Stephen Vincent Hoag. The search was prompted after the Ukiah Police Department was notified that pornographic images had been uploaded from an address in Willits. An arrest warrant was issued for Hoag on suspicion of child pornography possession and production, distribution or exhibition of obscene matter. He was arrested by Willits police outside his home on Tuessday.

UPD Arrest Man for Driving Danerous Speeds on South State Street

Ukiah police arrested a man for reckless driving and for having a meth pipe on Wednesday. An officer pulled over 23-year-old Ryan Lopez for going in excess of 80-miles-per-hour on South State Street. Lopez, who was reportedly on probation, did not have a valid driver’s license and had a pipe for smoking methamphetamine. Lopez was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, possessing drug paraphernalia, driving without a license and for violating his probation.

Lake County Fire Protection District Open House

The Lake County Fire Protection District is planning a community open house on Sunday to celebrate its 75th anniversary. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lower Lake Fire Station, located on Main Street.

Clear Lake State Park Perseid Meteor Shower Event

Clear Lake State Park invites you to view the Perseid meteor shower during a special event. Entrance to the park will be free for those attending tomorrow night’s “Night Under The Stars” where you can watch one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, with a rate of around 80 meteors an hour. A program starts at 7PM. Telescopes will be available to view the meteor shower over Clear Lake.

Attempted Kidnapping Suspect Arrested in New York

A man wanted for attempted child kidnapping in Lakeport has arrested in the state of New York. In October of 2015, Koyi Daron Gillis was named as the man who on two separate occasions (October 16 and 20) and at different locations, attempted to lure female juveniles (11 and 8 years old) into his vehicle. During a search of Gillis’s Lower Lake residence that month, police received information that he left California for New York. On Aug. 3, federal marshals arrested Gillis, without incident, in White Plains, New York and he was booked into the Westchester County Correctional Facility where awaits the extradition process.