CRIME & SAFETY
Police: 1 man found dead, another unconscious at Willits home
One man was found dead and another unconscious at a Willits home early Thursday, according to police. No foul play is suspected. On Thursday around 12:35 a.m., a woman arrived at the lobby of the Willits Police Department to report a medical emergency, according to police in a news release.
UPD: Bank robber on the lam for 30 years arrested in Ukiah
A fugitive who had reportedly eluded law enforcement for 30 years was arrested recently in Ukiah after allegedly driving drunk, the Ukiah Police Department reported. According to the UPD, an officer stopped a vehicle on East Perkins Street at the on-ramp to Highway 101 around 1:35 a.m. Sept. 24 after reportedly observing that the white BMW X6 was “failing to maintain lanes.”
Three Santa Rosa Men Arrested Near Ukiah for Transporting 50 Pounds of Cannabis
A late-night traffic stop near Ukiah on Sunday, September 24, 2023, led to the discovery of 50 pounds of processed cannabis and the subsequent arrest of three Santa Rosa men. California Highway Patrol’s Olegario Marin told us an officer patrolling Highway 101 around 11 o’clock that evening spotted a blue Hummer H3 “weaving over the solid white line on US-101 southbound north of [Ukiah’s] North State Street.
Lakeport Police logs: Friday, Sept. 1
Occurred on Royale Av. EX GF IS HBD, JUST SMASHED GLASS, AND THREW FOOD EVERYWHERE - RESP LEFT IN A GOLD 00' TAHOE - UNK DOT. Disposition: REPORT TAKEN. Occurred at County Museum on N Main. HEAVY STATIC. Disposition: GENERAL SERVICES RENDERED. 10:17 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES 2309010032. Occurred at N MAIN/5TH....
DA: Ukiah woman sentenced for hitting police officer with large rock
A Ukiah woman was sentenced to eight years in state prison this month for hitting a police officer in the face with a large rock, the Mendocino County District Attorney reported. According to the office of District Attorney David Eyster, Rachael D. Seivertson, 34, formerly of the Ukiah area, was...
Major Injuries Reported in Two-Vehicle Collision Near Ukiah
Two-Vehicle Collision on U.S. 101 Causes Major Injuries. A two-vehicle collision that was reported south of Ukiah on September 23 between a Honda CR-V, a Chevy pickup and a semi pulling a trailer caused major injuries. The crash occurred along Redwood Highway near Hopland around 1:37 a.m., blocking the Russian River bridge. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident reportedly occurred because one of the vehicles blew a tire and crashed into another, causing major injuries.
Man Dies After Crashing Down Embankment in Lake County
A Lakeport man died after his SUV went down an embankment near a Lake County recreation area. Sixty-four year-old William Sappington was driving alone on a trail in the Cow Mountain Recreation Area Saturday morning when his SUV went off the trail near Scotts Creek Road. The SUV overturned several times and Sappington was ejected from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time. Sappington died at the scene. CHP are still investigating the cause of the crash but have said that drugs or alcohol do not appear to be involved.
Northshore home damaged in Thursday evening fire
NICE, Calif. — A home in Nice sustained serious damage in a Thursday evening fire. Northshore Fire reported that the fire was first dispatched at 6:43 p.m. Firefighters responded to the stick built home, in the 6700 block of Keeling Avenue, on the report of a room on fire.
Ukiah Man Found Not Guilty of Assault
The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office:. A Mendocino County Superior Court jury returned from its deliberations late Monday afternoon, Sept. 25th, to announce it had acquitted the trial defendant of the single felony charge. Vincent Keith Brock, age 36, of Ukiah,...
‘Injury-Causing Attack on Police Officer Results in State Prison’: Mendocino County DA
Defendant Rachael Diane Seivertson, age 34, generally of the Ukiah area, was sentenced Wednesday, September 20th, in the Mendocino County Superior Court to 96 months in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. This is defendant Seivertson’s second commitment to state prison, both state prison commitments following her original “county...
Lakeport Police logs: Thursday, Aug. 31
Occurred at Lake County Museum on N Main. HEAVY STATIC. Disposition: GENERAL SERVICES RENDERED. Occurred at Anchorage Inn on N Main. MALE SUBJ YELLING INAPPROPRIATE THINGS BY THE LAKE - NFI. Disposition: GONE ON ARRIVAL. 03:57 911 HANG UP 2308310007. Occurred at Rocky Point Care Facility on 16TH. DISCONNECTED, BUSY...
Lakeport Police logs: Monday, Aug. 28
Occurred at Lake County Museum on N Main. OPEN LINE W/CLICKING AND STATIC - ON CALLBACK PICKS UP TO THE SAME. Disposition: GENERAL SERVICES RENDERED. Officer initiated activity at 17TH, Lakeport, CA. Disposition: GONE ON ARRIVAL. 05:49 PEDESTRIAN CHECK 2308280012. Officer initiated activity at S Main/Lupoyoma Ave, Lakeport, CA. W/1....
Weekly Safety Report: Traffic Collision, Fatal Crash, and Missing Person in Ukiah, California
This week in Ukiah, California, there were three incidents that occurred. The first incident involved a collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle on North State Street, resulting in moderate injuries to the motorcyclist. The second incident was a fatal crash where a driver was killed and another person was badly injured after their vehicle hit a tree near the Ukiah Valley Golf Course. The third incident involved a Shasta County man who went missing after leaving a rehab facility in Ukiah. These incidents highlight the importance of road safety and the need for communication and support for individuals undergoing rehabilitation.
Two Carnival Workers Overdose, One Is Dead On the Opening Day of the Mendocino County Fair
As thousands of Mendocino County residents prepare for the fun and spectacle of this weekend’s annual Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show in Boonville, two people employed by the carnival company that runs the fair rides and games overdosed in a matter of hours this morning. Despite attempts by medics on the scene, one of them tragically died.
Major Injury Crash Closed 101 For Hours Early This Morning Near Hopland
Two passenger vehicles struck a semi-truck early this morning in close proximity to the Green Bridge just south of Hopland temporarily closing Highway 101 and causing major injury. The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicates the collision was first reported around 1:37 a.m. when two vehicles reportedly struck...
Lakeport Police logs: Saturday, Aug. 26
Occurred on 10TH. IN THE STREET NEAR AN ABANDONED RESD - MALE AND FEMALE IN A 415 VERBAL, MALE SAID "I WILL SMASH YOUR FACE IN" AND FEMALE IS CRYING FOR HELP/ TOO DARK FOR DESC/ NFI. Disposition: CHECKS OK. 00:43 TRAFFIC STOP 2308260004. Officer initiated activity at Speedway, S...
Willits Woman Arrested After Allegedly Attempting to Ram Man With Truck
The following is a press release issued by the Willits Police Department. This has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:. On Wednesday, 09-27-23, at about 6:40 pm, an off-duty Willits Police Officer saw an obviously recently vandalized...
One Dead and One Injured in Crash in Ukiah
One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a car crash in west Ukiah. The car hit a tree near the Ukiah Valley Golf Course and Todd Grove Park at about 5:30 Sunday afternoon. The surviving victim was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. The cause of the crash is not clear.
Lakeport Police logs: Wednesday, Aug. 23
Occurred on N Brush. RP'S EX BF, RESP PUNCHED THE RP IN THE FACE AND IS TRYING TO BREAK INTO VEH/ MED DECLINED/ RP STATED SHE WAS TRYING TO LEAVE BUT SAID TO "SEND THE COPS" — WOULD NOT STAY ON THE LINE / NFI. Disposition: REPORT TAKEN. 04:34...
Police Looking for Redwood Valley Man Charged with Attempted Murder for Shooting a Hopland Resident
In late July we reported on a Hopland man who had been shot in the chest requiring a medevac to an out-of-town hospital. We recently learned that Mendocino County law enforcement is actively searching for 37-year-old Redwood Valley man Jesse James Connolly who has been charged with attempted murder for his suspected role in the Hopland shooting.