Archives for July 2018

Lake County Dispatch Center Fully Working After Outage

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center was without telephone capabilities yesterday after a vehicle damaged a telecommunication line in the North Lakeport Area. Last night, AT&T has made a temporary repair to the telephone lines and the dispatch center is again fully operational. The Lakeport Police Department was also affected as they use LCSO Dispatch for non emergency calls. As for emergency calls, all 9-1-1 calls were routed to other 9-1-1 centers to be dispersed to the proper public safety agencies while the local lines were down.

Suspect in Ukiah Shooting in Custody

Mulitple agencies were involved in a manhunt last night following a shooting in Ukiah near Empire Drive and Bush Street. Two people were reportedly shot. Police chased a suspect vehicle and the driver bailed near the Ukiah Walmart. A handgun was found in the car. The suspect was located and taken into custody at around 11PM.

Vehicle Pulled from Lake Mendocino

The occupants of a vehicle that ended up in Lake Mendocino were able to get out. The Ukiah Valley Fire Authority, California Highway Patrol and the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a vehicle in water at the South Boat Ramp at around 2:30 yesterday morning.It apparently went down the ramp at a high speed. The vehicle has been found and removed from the lake.

Lake County Landfill Rates Increase

Lake County landfill rates have gone up this month. Gate fees at the Eastlake Landfill are now a minimum of $10.00 with the exception of a single bag less than 96-gallons which will be $5 per bag. As for
curbside residential and commercial customers in Lake County, there’s an increase in your billing satement for the pass-through cost of solid waste disposal at the Eastlake Landfill. Learn more on the county’s recycling Website at or call the Lake County Public Services Department at 707-262-1618.

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.