Archives for March 2018

Lakeport Man Stabs Father to Death

A Lakeport man was arrested yesterday for the murder of his father and assault of his mother. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a stabbing in the 6300 block of Lyons Road in the unincorporated area of Lakeport just after 6:30 a.m. yesterday morning. They found 72-year-old David Mackenzie Fredericks dead from apparent stab wounds. 71-year-old Judy Fredericks suffered lacerations to her neck, and was taken to a hospital for treatemnt. Their son, 48-year-old Steven Michael Fredericks fled the home with the knife used, but surrendered to police.

Arrest Made in Anchor Bay Shooting

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has released new details in the Anchor Bay Shooting. They say 69-year-old Harry William Miller, produced a firearm during a dispute over easement access and shot the victim, 62-year-old Paul Palestrini, without provocation. Miller also attempted to shoot Palestrini’s 32-year-old wife. Paul Palestrini remains in critical condition. Miller was injured with a shovel that Palestrini used to defend himself. He has been booked into the county jail for two counts of attempted murder, and an enhancement of personal use of a firearm, causing great bodily injury.

Burned BHO Lab Operator Sent To State Prison

A man who was burned in a blast in 2014 while operating a butane honey oil lab in Ukiah was sentenced yesterday. The Mendocino County DA reports that 38-year-old Joshua John Corrigan, of Oakdale, was sentenced to 84 months in state prison. He pleaed no contest to unlawfully causing a fire of inhabited property, unlawfully manufacturing concentrated cannabis by chemical extraction while armed with a firearm, and the unlawful possession of an assault rifle, all felonies.

Marijuana Cultivation Permit Applications Available in Clearlake

Personal marijuana cultivation permit applications are now available in Clearlake. Under the Personal Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance, a permit is required to legally cultivate marijuana for personal use outdoors within the city limits. Applications are available at City Hall and are downloadable from the city’s Web site: here also is a $250 registration fee

Ocean Search Underway for Children Missing from Crash Scene

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office identified two adults and three children killed in a crash along the Mendocino Coast on Monday. They are: Jennifer Jean Hart and her wife Sarah Margaret Hart, both age 38, and their children, Markis Hart, 19, Jeremiah Hart, 14, and Abigail Hart, 14, all of Woodland, Washington. Three children are unaccounted for: Devonte Hart, 15, Hannah Hart, 16, and Sierra Hart, 12. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman said yesterday afternoon that authorities believe all eight members of the Hart family died when their SUV went off a cliff. An ocean search effort is underway for the missing children.

Congressman Visiting Lake County for Town Hall

Congressman John Garamendi is in Lake County today for a town hall meeting Garamendi represents the Third Congressional District, covering about two-thirds of Lake County. The event from 1-3 PM at the Live Oak Senior Center in Clearlake Oaks, is part of a series of senior conversations and town halls throughout the Third District to focus on issues impacting local communities. Garamendi will also
deliver an update on the state of affairs in Washington D.C. He will discuss the federal resources and support that’s available for fire disaster recovery throughout the Lake County community.

Neighbors Had Concerns for Children Who Died in Mendocino Co Crash

Police so far say a crash that killed a family when it plunged off a cliff in Mendocino County was not intentional – but neighbors of the family say they had concerns about the treatment of the children. In fact, neighbors called Child Protective Services to visit the Woodland Washington home where Jennifer Jean Hart and her wife Sarah Margaret Hart, lived with their six adopted children. CPS tried to make contact with the family on three separate occasions in the past week, but were unable to reach them.

Arrest Made in Clearlake Armed Robbery

Clearlake Police have made an arrest in connection with an armed robbery that happened Tuesday morning a the Jack in the Box, located on Dam Road. 19-year-old Giovanni Madrigal, allegedly entered the restaurant just before 2AM Tuesday and by gunpoint, ordered employees to give him cash from a safe.He fled with an undisclosed amount of money in a silver four-door vehicle. None of the employees were injured in the robbery.

5 Killed in Crash on Mendcino Coast

Five people were killed in a crash on the Mendocino Coast on Monday. Among the victims were three children and two adult women. The 2003 GMC sport utility vehicle went off an embankment on Highway 1 in Mendocino County about 20 miles north of Fort Bragg. It plunged 100 feet down a cliff and landed on its roof in a rocky shoreline area. Investigators are still determining what caused the crash. The women are reportedly from West Linn Oregon.

False Bomb Threat Caused Transportation Delays for Kelseyville Students

A report of a bomb on a Kelseyville Unified School District bus caused transportation delays yesterday. School District officials say at approximately 3:00 p.m. a student commented to a teacher that there was a bomb on a school bus. With an extreme care for caution, all buses were detained by the local law enforcement and inspected by the Sheriff department. Law enforcement found no threat and bus routes continued.