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Sheriff’s Office investigating alleged murder-suicide on Ukiah’s Burke Hill Road

MENDOCINO Co., 5/22/22 — The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is investigating a potential murder-suicide with a firearm that occurred on Friday, May 20 at a residence at the 4900 block of Burke Hill Road in Ukiah, and the agency is requesting information from the public. According to the Sheriff’s Office press release, deputies were first called to the location by the victim’s son, where they found two people deceased: suspect Shawn M. Stark, a 57-year-old man from Ukiah, and his 56-year-old wife Suzanne Stark.
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Dog Bite, Neighbor’s Gardener Cut Tree – Fort Bragg Police Logs 05.21.2022

The following is a police log published law enforcement dispatch in Ukiah. People named as being arrested should be presumed innocent unless/until found guilty in a court of law. In the spirit of transparency, MendoFever actively curates these police logs to protect the privacy of law enforcement personnel, suspects, and victims.

Early Morning Single-Vehicle Accident Near Ukiah Results in Major Injury

Early this morning at approximately 3:15 a.m. a Honda sedan drove off the roadway near the intersection of Ukiah’s Talmage Road and Stanford Ranch Road and landed in a culvert. The accident resulted in a single patient suffering an open leg fracture. The vehicle was extricated and towed from...

Owens Fire Near Point Arena Stands at 36 Acres at 20% Containment

The Owens Fire near the Mendocino County coastal town of Point Arena burned 36 acres of wildland and as of this morning stands at 20% containment. A CALFIRE Incident Update indicates that despite gusty winds yesterday, firefighters were able to halt the wildfire’s forward progress. Last night, the goal for fire resources was strengthening containment lines and mopping up.

Mendocino County Sheriff orders evacuations in wildfire near Point Arena

POINT ARENA -- The Mendocino County Sheriff has ordered some mandatory evacuations Friday after a wildfire broke out in the area south of Point Arena, shutting down Highway 1.The Mendocino County Sheriff's Twitter account first posted about the fire shortly after 4 p.m. Friday in the area of Bill Owens Road and South Highway 1 near Schooner Gulch Beach on the coast, closing the highway.According to initial reports, the fire was approximately 12 acres. Ground crews and air support were responding.Evacuations were ordered for the area of Bill Owens Road to Schooner Gulch Road and Schooner Gulch Road to South Highway 1. The sheriff's tweet said the best evacuation route is east to Ten Mile Cutoff Road. Highway 1 is closed at Bill Owens Road and Schooner Gulch Road.  At 6:45 p.m., Cal Fire tweeted that the incident, now called the Owens Fire, had grown to 30 acres and was 5% contained.

Keeping Scotts Dam, Four New Wells, Ag Users Billed Even Though They Won’t Get Water— Highlights from This Week’s Redwood Valley Water District Meeting

The Redwood Valley County Water District Board of Directors met on May 19, 2022, at 5:00 pm at the Willow County Water District Office, 151 Laws Avenue, Ukiah. The Willow County Water District comprises six water districts including Redwood Valley. Further clarification of issues discussed at the meeting was provided afterward by Jared Walker, General Manager.

[UPDATE: 36 Acres, 5% Contained] Highway 1 Closed After Multi-Acre Owens Fire Burning in Point Arena

A little after 3 p.m. a fire was reported off Hwy 1 in the area of Bill Owens Road near Point Arena. According to a Nixle alert by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department Hwy 1 is shut down. They are asking travelers to avoid the area. According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, cones are set up from Schooner Gulch to Bill Owens Road.
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Owens Fire near Point Arena reaches 100% containment (updated)

Update 8: 40 p.m. — Fire crews were able to put containment line around 100% of the Owens Fire in time for the evening Cal Fire incident update, and several days of schedule ahead of the May 24 date estimated this morning. However, 25 personnel remain assigned to the fire, and will patrols will continue over the next several days. You can read the final incident report here.

Mendocino County Grapples With Two Troubling Domestic Violence Incidents Over the Weekend—Remember, There Is Always Help

On Friday night, a husband in Ukiah tragically killed his wife with a shotgun and then turned the gun on himself. Yesterday afternoon, an argument between an Anderson Valley man and his female partner would result in him burning her property which resulted in a stand-off between him and law enforcement. Thankfully, he would surrender without any violence.