Archives for January 2017

Person Seriously Injured in Home Fire in Lucerne

A person suffered serious injuries in a fire last night in Lucerne. The fire at 5890 Grove Street was first reported at 10:15 p.m. Firefigheters with the first Northshore Fire Protection District arrived to find flames coming out of a window. A person who had suffered burns was rescued from the home and was transported to a hospital.

Steven Ryan to Face Murder Charge in Death of Ukiah Man

A Ukiah man will be tried for murder in death of De’Shaun Davis. 20-year-old Davis was found shot in a driveway off Vichy Springs Road back in November. 62-year-old Steven Ryan told police he shot Davis in self defense, and last month pled not guilty to a murder charge. A Mendocino County Superior Court judge heard testimony from three witnesses during a preliminary hearing on Friday and determined that Ryan will face the charge of murder. He’ll be arraigned on February 10th.

Man to Enter Plea in Adult Care Facility Fire

The man who set on fire last week an adult care facility, will enter a plea today when he appears in court. 29-year-old Anthony Wayne Conley was staying at the facility, and he’s charged with intentionally started the fire, knowing other people were inside the residence

Update on Rock Creek Emergency Slide Repair Project

Caltrans District one says they’ve made progress on the Rock Creek emergency slide repair project on U.S. Highway 101 in Mendocino County, approximately 1.5 miles north of Leggett. While work hours are still 7:30 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m., the project is now at a point where uninterrupted two-way traffic can resume when contractors are not working on the site.

Lake County Death from Flu

A person in Lake County has died from the flu – it’s the county’s first flu death of the season. The victim was a woman in her 40s according to the Lake County Health Department. As of January 21st, there have been 23 confirmed influenza-associated deaths statewide.

Fire Destroys Home in Ukiah

A fire this weekend destroyed a home on Cypress Street in Ukiah. Crews arrived at the house at jsut before 7AM on Saturday after neighbors called. The occupants of the house were away when the fire broke out. Fire personnel were still investigating the cause of the fire on Saturday afternoon,

Appeal for Cell Tower in Kelseyville Granted

The Lake County Board of Supervisors have voted to grant Verizon’s appeal for cell tower project in Kelseyville. After public outcry, the Lake County Planning Commission, denied the project’s major use permit last January, finding that the property on Staheli Drive didn’t meet the county’s zoning ordinance requirements. The provider argued that more cell coverage was needed for emergency response and community safety, and that all other options had been exhausted. The Board of Supervisors have accepted that arguement.

Judge Denies CALTRANS Motion to Dismiss in Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that that CalTrans, along with the Federal Highway Administration, will remain defendents in a lawsuit filed by the Coyote Valley and Round Valley Bands of Pomo Indians. The lawsuit alleges that Caltrans and FHWA failed to properly identify and protect their “ancestral, sacred, cultural, and archeological sites and resources” and destroyed certain sites during the construction of the Willits Bypass Project. The ruling denied Caltrans motion to dismiss.

LCSO Warns About Jury Duty Scam Calls

The Lake County Sheiff’s Office is warning residents about a jury duty telephone scam. The calls come from an individual claiming to be a Sheriff’s Office employee who tells the victim that they’ve missed jury duty. The caller insists that the victim must pay money to the Sheriff’s Office or face arrest. The caller than instructs the victim to pay a $500 fine by going to CVS Pharmacy and completing an “electronic bond voucher” in the scammers alleged name. LCSO is reminding residents that no court or law enforcement agency makes intimidating phone calls and demands money from citizens.

Clearlake Man Sets Adult Care Facility on Fire

Clearlake Police arrested a man yesterday for setting fire to an adult care facility where he was staying. At 4AM Police responded to an alarm in the 14100 block of Konocti Street. Officers arrived on scene and began checking to ensure the occupants were out of the residence. Fire personnel from Lake County Fire Protection District arrived on scene and began protecting the surrounding residences due to the large size of the fire. During the investigation, officers discovered, 29-year-old Anthony Conley who lived inside the residence had intentionally started the fire, knowing other people were inside the residence. Conley was arrested and booked into the Lake County Jail for attempted murder, arson of an inhabited structure, and vandalism.