Archives for November 2016

Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery at Store 24 in Middletown

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred in Middletown on Monday night. An employee at Store 24 on Hwy 29, told deputies that a man came in, showed a firearm and demanded money from the cash register. After receiving the money, the suspect reportedly left on foot and was walking southbound on Hwy 29. The suspect was described as wearing all black clothing with a full face mask which only showed his eyes. He was also described as being approximately 5’ 10” tall and weighing approximately 200 lbs. See images captured on surveillance camera here:

LARC Donation to Fund Reforestation Efforts in Lake County

The Lake Area Rotary Club Association has donated nearly $36,000 to reforestation efforts in Lake County, following devastating wildland fires. The money given to the Lake County Resource Conservation District will allow them to reicieve 100,000 conifer seedlings that have been grown to transplant size. The delivery will arrive in January or February, and will be distributed to private landowners in the scorched area over the course of six weeks.

Officer Suffers Dog Bite in Ukiah

A Ukiah police officer suffered a dog bite while responding to a call. The officer went to the Community Center/Food Bank on North State Street after a report that man with two dogs was causing a disturbance and refusing to leave. The man was placed under arrest, and as the officer was taking him to his squad car, one of the man’s dogs bit the officer on the leg and forearm. The officer was treated for his injuries and both dogs were placed under quarantine at the Mendocino County Animal Shelter.

More Volunteers Need for Ukiah Winter Homeless Shelter

The Homeless Services Action Group, which will operate Ukiah’s winter homeless shelter is in need of more volunteers. They need about 40 people to assist with the operation, but only have 17 so far. The shelter, which will be located at 1045 S. State St, is expected to open in mid-December.

Names of Victims in Upper Lake Crash Released

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the two men who died in an early Saturday morning crash outside of Upper Lake. 27-year-old David Ray Maracle, and 21-year-old Tyler George Wilson, were both Lakeport residents. Maracle’s vehicle hit the roundabout at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 29 just outside of Upper Lake,

New Details in Murder of Laytonville Marijuana Grower

A woman who was initially a suspect in the murder of marijuana grower in Laytonville, is now being called a victim of a kidnapping by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. A press release states that the 26 year old female, from Fairfax Virginia, was kidnapped along with a four year old child. On November 11th, Jeffrey Q. Settler, found dead at the site of his large marijuana grow in Laytonville. Two suspects have been arrested and are now in Mendocino County Jail charged with murder. Police are still looking for 5 suspects – all from out of the area, and 2 vehicles associated with the case.

Man Fatally Shot in Ukiah Identified

The man found shot and killed in a driveway off Vichy Springs Road last week has been identified by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office as 20-year-old De’Shaun Davis, of Ukiah. 62-year-old Steven Ryan told police he shot Davis in self defense.

Alcohol a Factor in Fatal Thanksgiving Day Crash

Alcohol does appear to be a factor in a fatal collision that happend in Covelo on Thanksgiving Day. The driver, Davna Reynolds, was subsequently arrested as a result of the collision and the circumstances which lead to the death of her passenger are still under investigation. CHP says Reynolds Toyota Tacoma was going southbound on Henderson Lane, collided with a six foot tall wire fence supported by wooden posts.  A portion of the fence became dislodged from the property it was attached to and was dragged by Reynolds in the Toyota. At some time during the collision, the passenger, a 27-year-old male who was seated in the right front seat, sustained a fatal injury. 

Fatal Shooting in Clearlake Home Invasion

A man was fatally shot during a home intrusion Friday night in Clearlake. The Clearlake Police Department says the victim was taken by friends to St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake after being shot in the chest. Two men reportedly entered the home and instructed the residents to get on the ground. One resident didn’t comply and tried to gain control of the gun – several shots were fired during the struggle, including one that struck the victim. The two intruders fled in a black colored sedan, and are still at large.

Crash Kills 2 in Upper Lake

A single-vehicle crash in Upper Lake over the weekend killed two men. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 29. According to CHP, the driver failed to negotiate the roundabout and allowed his vehicle to run into the roundabout head-on. The driver, a 27-year-old man from Lakeport and his passenger, a 21-year-old man from Kelseyville were the victims.