CRIME & SAFETY
Crash Kills Mendocino County Woman Last Night
At an unknown time, sometime between 1500 hours on11/27/23 and 0200 hours on 11/28/23, a red Honda Civic driven by Erica Gonzalez was traveling eastbound onSR-253 in the area of 9501 SR-253 at an unknown speed. As the Honda approached a slight left hand curve in the roadway, Gonzalez allowed the Honda to exit the roadway and travel off the roadway down a steep grass embankment approximately 400 feet. As the Civic traveled down the embankment, it collided with a tree and a dirt access road and continued in a southerly direction rolling several times. As a result, the2010 Honda sustained major roll over damage.
Search Continues for Missing Pug Involved in Calif. Boating Accident That Killed Her Foster Dad
The boater's wife reportedly said her husband may have been attempting to save Priya the pug when he went under on Friday
[Update] Boat Capsized Off Fort Bragg Coast, CPR in Progress
A boat has washed up near Fort Bragg’s Beachcomber Motel after capsizing. Reports from the scene indicate “one body washed up” associated with the boat and first responders at the scene are attempting CPR to revive the subject. Though details are vague, radio traffic indicates one subject is still in the water.
Mendocino County Jail bookings: Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023
The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:. DRUG SALES: Kenneth F. Partridge, 55, of Fort Bragg, was booked at county jail Nov. 21 on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale, transporting a controlled substance and of disobeying a court order. He was arrested by the Fort Bragg Police Department.
Weekly Safety Report: Conviction, Crashes, and Missing Persons in Mendocino County, California
This week in Mendocino County, California, there were several incidents that occurred, including a conviction of involuntary manslaughter, a fiery crash resulting in a driver's death, a search for a missing woman with dementia, a missing 15-year-old boy, a fatal car fire, and a head-on crash that claimed a man's life.
MCSO: Lake County man still missing off Mendocino Coast
One Lake County man died and another is still missing after the boat they were in capsized along the Mendocino Coast, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to the MCSO, deputies responded to an area along the Pacific Ocean near the Ten Mile Dunes around 3:40 p.m. Nov. 10 when it was reported that a deceased man had washed ashore north of MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg.
Man charged with Wendy Pullins murder pleads not guilty, family reacts
MARIPOSA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – 42-year-old Justin Bolton entered a not-guilty plea Monday after he was charged with murder in the death of Ahwahnee resident Wendy Pullins. Our cameras were there to capture him escorted into the Mariposa County Courthouse for his first in-person court appearance since his arrest on Nov. 13 in Mendocino County. Authorities […]
CHP: Trailer carrying 300-plus pounds of marijuana stopped in Mendocino County
A truck towing a trailer with more than 300 pounds of marijuana was stopped recently on Highway 101 between Ukiah and Willits, the California Highway Patrol reported. According to the CHP, around 11:25 a.m. Nov. 9, an officer stopped “a silver Dodge Ram pulling an enclosed trailer” on Hwy. 101 south of the Ridgewood Scales because the driver had been speeding.
[UPDATE: Located]Hiker Lost on Mendocino Coast—Search and Rescue Underway
A hiker has gotten lost this evening near the Mendocino Coastal village of Anchor Bay prompting law enforcement and emergency personnel to begin a search and rescue operation. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten confirmed a 73-year-old man went missing after hiking with his wife along a logging road off of Fish Rock Road “just east of the dump”.
CHP Launches Round Valley Enforcement Action Team to Curb Traffic Fatalities
In an urgent response to a spike in traffic fatalities and injuries on State Route 162, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Garberville Area has unveiled the Round Valley Enforcement Action Team. With grant funding support, this dedicated unit will enforce traffic safety laws aggressively until September 30, 2024. The initiative aims to reduce the disturbing trend of crashes caused by DUI, unsafe speed, improper turning, and reckless driving, which have been identified as the main factors in recent accidents.
Mendocino County: Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Connection with Homicide Investigation
Mendocino County authorities have announced the arrest of a wanted fugitive in connection with a homicide investigation in Mariposa County. In early November 2023, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office received a request for assistance from the California Department of Justice Fugitive Apprehension Team in locating a wanted individual, identified as 42-year-old Justin Bolton. Bolton was a fugitive wanted in connection with an active homicide investigation in Mariposa County.
Mariposa County Murder Suspect Arrested in Mendocino County
A man wanted for murder from the Central Valley has been arrested in Mendocino County. Authorities reached out to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and said they thought that Justin Bolton of Mariposa County was in the area and requested help. Deputies spotted Bolton in Willits getting into a vehicle on Delta Avenue on Monday afternoon. SWAT intercepted the vehicle and stopped it. The driver got out of the car but Bolton stayed inside. They had to use a K-9 to remove him from the vehicle and take him into custody. Bolton is now awaiting extradition for the 2022 murder of Wendy Pullins of Madera County.
Point Arena Murderer Gains Tentative Parole Approval Despite Vigorous Objections, Says Mendocino County DA
A former Point Arena resident sentenced in 1990 to up to life in state prison for the murder of an unsuspecting victim in 1989 was tentatively approved for parole on Tuesday by a panel of appointed commissioners from the Board of Prison Terms. Cameron Neil Whitlock, now 60 years of...
Downed Trees, Power Lines, Traffic Collision Close State Route 1 Near Little River
State Route 1, Mendocino Coast’s major north-south corridor, is closed this evening after a downed tree, power lines, and resulting traffic collision blocked the roadway. Scanner trafic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate the incident began around 5:17 p.m. just south of the Little River Inn after a “large pine tree” fell blocking approximately three-quarters of the roadway.