Archives for December 2015

Cobb Man Sentenced for Illegally Killing Deer

A Cobb man convicted of illegally killing deer has been sentenced. Warren Nyle Fox has been placed on probation for three years, his hunting privelege has been revoked for three years, and he will pay a fine of just over $8,500. Back in August, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Wardens received a report that Fox was illegally baiting and shooting deer on the Hoberg’s Resort property on Cobb Mountain.

Warming Center set to open in Lake County

A group of local churches is moving forward with plans to open a warming center for the homeless. Lake County News says, starting January 4th
the warming center will open at the Lakeport Seventh-day Adventist Church, at the corner of Hill Road East and Park Way. The center will be open from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday, through April 1. During their stay, shelter guests will receive dinner and breakfast and have access to showers. The space will be physically and emotionally safe for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.

NWS Calls for Dusting of Snow Lake County

The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement yesterday about the possibility of snow overnight and into this morning. The forecast is for a dusting of snow for interior Northern California as the result of a cold winter system that arrived overnight. Forecasters are predicting snow levels to lower to a couple of hundred feet elevation into this morning. Snow is expected to end in the lower elevations by this afternoon, but will continue over the higher Sierra elevations until later in the day. Lake County picked up some significant snow accumulation last night. Over 3 inches of new snow had fallen in the highest elevations of Cobb.

4 Arrested for Ukiah Valley Thefts

Four people were arrested for thefts in Ukiah Valley.

On Christmas Eve, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office deputies noticed several mail boxes open along the rural areas of Highway 253 and Robinson Creek Road. Due to previous mail thefts in the area, and with the approaching Christmas Holiday, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office had begun surveillance of several locations in some of the rural areas fearing further mail thefts would occur. After viewing surveillance materials, they were able to identify a vehicle associated with the theft. Deputies began searching the Ukiah area for the vehicle and located it at the Discovery Inn on North State Street. Once they determined which room was associated with the vehicle, Deputies received a search warrant for the room.

Located in the room were firearms, drug paraphernalia, stolen mail from multiple locations throughout the Ukiah Valley including the Highway 253 area as well as burglary tools. A search of the vehicle turned up stolen firearm components as well as stolen property from locations within the Ukiah valley.. All four of the occupants in the room were arrested: 29-year-old Daniel Montalvo, 45-year-old Shannon Archer, 22-year-old Joshua Dean, and 33-year-oold Lewis Dishman. They were described by the MCSO as Ukiah transients.

Holiday Recycling

Don Murley tells you what you can do with all the wrapping paper and packaging left over from the Holiday.

Mike Sweeney of Mendocino Solid Waste Management wants you to know there are options for recycling and composting holiday debris. Christmas trees can be cut up and put in the green yard waste bins, minus the tinsel. Wrapping paper can be recycled, just make sure to remove the ribbons and bows. If you’re getting rid of old electronics in favor of newer ones you can dispose of them at the transfer station on Plant road. And lastly after the Holiday feast is had you can compost your food waste in free composting containers at Waste Management.

Clearlake Police Escort Santa to Give Presents to Children in Need

On Christmas morning members of the Clearlake Police Officers Association assisted Santa Clause in delivering toys to several families in the City of Clearlake – a tradition for the Clearlake Police Officers Association for many years. Throughout the year, members of the Police Officers Association meet a lot of families and children who are going through difficult times. Through these contacts, families are chosen to see if they would like a visit from Santa Clause on Christmas morning – and this year, that happened for twenty seven children.

Weather Alerts Continue Through Christmas Eve

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 3 this afternoon for Mendocino County above 2500 feet. The heaviest snow is expected through this mornings. Snow accumulations… 3 to 6 inches above 2500 feet. Light snow
accumulation possible to as low as 2000 feet. Up to an inch of snow is possible on Hwy 101 between Willits and Ukiah this afternoon.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 this evening for Lake County with the heaviest precipitation expected through this afternoon. Travelers should be prepared for snow covered and slippery roads… travel delays and chain controls.

Hwy 271 Closure

Caltrans District 1 has issued an alert about a road closure…Highway 271 is closed in both directions at the McCoy Creek Viaduct in Mendocino County, around four miles south of the Humboldt County border. The closure is due to erosion of the structure’s foundation. There is no estimated time of reopening. Motorists should use Highway 101 as an alternate route.

Lakeport Woman Charged in Intentional Crash

A Lakeport woman who intentionally caused a crash that injured two has been formally charged.

37-year-old Dana Marie Lindsey, was arraigned in Lake County Superior Court this week. She’s charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a vehicle, driving under the influence causing bodily injury and mayhem. Linsey’s husband called police on Sunday after she told him that she was going to kill herself by running her car into another vehicle. akeport Police Department, California Highway Patrol and Lake County Sheriff’s Office Units responded, but were unable to prevent her from hitting a 2009 Toyota Corolla, traveling north bound on Highway 29. The crash injured both occupants. At the time of the incident, officers suspected Lindsey of being under the influence of methamphetamine and ecstasy. Her bail remains set at $1 million, and will return to court on January 5th.

Latest on Reopening of The Cole Creek Bridge

The latest on the reopening of The Cole Creek Bridge on Soda Bay Road:

The bridge replacement began in July and was supposed to be completed in October. Soda Bay Road is the most highly travelled road in Lake County, and the bridge replacement project sent hundreds of cars through a detour on Clark Drive everyday. The Record Bee reports the project is still not entirely complete. Due to the wet weather, the installation of the approach guard rails at all four corners of the bridge was put on hold. The contractor used k-rails for now instead of putting off the bridge reopening. When the weather clears up, travelers will experience some delays as crews complete the guard rails.