Ukiah man tased and arrested for stolen rental car

Trou­ble for a Ukiah man. 56 year old Brett Har­lan was arrested Wednes­day for allegedly dri­ving a stolen rental car after offi­cers responded to a report that he vio­lat­ing a pro­tec­tion order.
When offi­cers arrived at the house on El Rio Court they saw Har­lan parked in front of the caller’s res­i­dence in a black Hyundai. When Har­lan began to drive away, offi­cers tried to stop him, but he con­tin­ued dri­ving with offi­cers in pur­suit. Har­lan report­edly made a U-Turn, lead­ing offi­cers back to the caller’s res­i­dence. Report­edly Har­lan backed his vehi­cle into one of the patrol cars, nearly strik­ing the offi­cer. The Ukiah Daily Jour­nal says, Offi­cers then deployed their Tasers, hit­ting Har­lan, who report­edly still strug­gled against arrest. After being Tased a sec­ond time, Har­lan was taken into cus­tody. Metham­phet­a­mine was found inside the car.

State’s obesity rates

A new report out shows that Cal­i­for­nia is one of only seven U.S. states and one dis­trict with obe­sity rates below 25 per­cent. Ver­mont, Mon­tana, Utah, Cal­i­for­nia, Mass­a­chu­setts, Hawaii, Col­orado, and the Dis­trict of Colum­bia. Col­orado is the least obese state in the coun­try, and Hawaii, has the sec­ond least, reg­is­tered obe­sity rates below 22 per­cent. Nowhere in the U.S. are Amer­i­cans more over­weight than in Mis­sis­sippi and West Vir­ginia, where more than 35 per­cent of the adult pop­u­la­tion is now obese, accord­ing to a new report.

AAA Gas Prices

AAA says gaso­line prices should fall in Sep­tem­ber through the end of the year as peo­ple drive less and because refiner­ies can pro­duce a less expen­sive winter-blend gaso­line. AAA expects gas prices nation­ally could decline another 10–20 cents per gal­lon by the end of Octo­ber, bar­ring any major refin­ery or over­seas prob­lems. The national aver­age has remained under $3.50 per gal­lon for 31 con­sec­u­tive days. In Ukiah gas is at 3.68. Lake­port is at 3.63

Lucerne Man Suspect in Humbolt County Homicide

A Lucerne man who police believe is respon­si­ble for a dou­ble homi­cide in Hum­bolt County in cus­tody. A be on the look­out was issued by offi­cials who thought the sus­pect may flee to Men­do­cino or Lake Coun­ties. Offi­cers tracked him down in Eureka yes­ter­day morning.

MCSO K-9 Tracks Missing Woman

Yes­ter­day at 3AM Deputies from the Men­do­cino County Sheriff’s Office were dis­patched to an area on South High­way 101, reard­ing a lost/missing dis­abled elderly female. When Deputies arrived and spoke with the man who called in the report, he told deputies that he was trav­el­ing with his elderly dis­abled wife. He had pulled over to stretch his legs and rest before they con­tin­ued, and after a short break out­side the vehi­cle he instructed his wife to get back into the car so they could leave. When he turned around his wife was miss­ing. He searched the area for over 20 min­utes try­ing to find his wife, but he couldn’t locate her any­where, so he called 911 for assis­tance. Deputies from the Men­do­cino County Sheriff’s Office and the Cal­i­for­nia High­way Patrol searched the area on foot where the man said he last saw his wife stand­ing. The searched con­tin­ued for over 30 min­utes, but the miss­ing elderly female could not be located.

Newly aquired Men­do­cino County K-9 “DOC” and his han­dler were on scene and deployed to try and track the miss­ing elderly female. DOC obtained a scent from the pas­sen­ger side seat where the elderly female had been sit­ting. DOC also located a scent from a cloth hand­bag that was left on the ground. DOC imme­di­ately obtained a track that went south from the area of where the cou­ple had pulled over and parked. DOC climbed through a barbed wire fence and tracked the miss­ing female for over a half mile. When DOC arrived in the area of the 7300 block of South High­way 101, he located the miss­ing woman near some grape vin­yards. She was scared, cold and con­fused but in good spir­its, and was reunited with her husband.

Sports Highlights

Sports High­lights from the Record Bee:

The Mid­dle­town Mus­tangs lost a non-league var­sity boys soc­cer game Wedns­day after­noon to Booneville 3–0

Clear Lake High School var­sity vol­ley­ball got a win in their season-opening match against Upper Lake last night in Upper Lake. Clear Lake won 25–15, 23–25, 25–11, 25–20.

The3 time Divi­sion 6 Girls Vol­ley­ball Cham­pi­ons, Ander­son Val­ley, won their sec­ond match of the sea­son 3–0 yes­ter­day in Boonville over Fort Bragg

In foot­ball action, Sale­sian [ suh –LEE-jhun ] is at Mid­dle­town tonight t as the Mus­tangs, defend­ing North Cen­tral League I cham­pi­ons, open up their new season.

Clear Lake Car­di­nal Sports Night is tomor­row with live auc­tion items!! Kings Tick­ets, Red­neck Party, Super­bowl Party, Abalone Feed, Guided Duck Hunt­ing, Guided Pig Hunt­ing, The Car­di­nal Crawl din­ner extrav­a­ganza, Foot­ball Team WORKERS, Base­ball mem­o­ra­bilia galore and new this year — The Amaz­ing Race adven­ture! I guar­an­tee there is some­thing for every­one in here so make sure to get your tick­ets today!

The sev­enth annual Cougar Clas­sic cross coun­try run takes place tomor­row at Upper Lake High School. The cost is $10 per run­ner or $100 per team, whichever is less.Awards go to the top 10 fin­ish­ers in each race. Sign up at

4th Annual Car­di­nal Sports Night is tomor­row, fea­tur­ing silent and live auc­tions, a BBQ din­ner pro­vided by Lake­port Fire Depart­ment, and the Coaches Com­pe­ti­tion. All pro­ceeds go to CLHS Ath­let­ics. The event is 6PM at Phil Lewis Hall

There’s still time to sign up for the Sept. 28th Har­vest Ride, which ben­e­fits the Boys and Girls Club of Ukiah. Costs for the longer rides is $65. For the shorter rides, it’s $50 or $45 for three or more fam­ily mem­bers. Get more infor­ma­tion at

Potter Valley house fire

No injuries were reported in a house fire this week. The Ukiah Daily Jour­nal says, a struc­ture fire broke out in Pot­ter Val­ley off of Old Wagon Road at around noon yes­ter­day. No sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances are sus­pected at this time, accord­ing to Pot­ter Val­ley Fire Chief Bill Pauli. The home was a total loss, and the fire was con­tained to only that struc­ture. Pauli said he didn’t believe any­body was liv­ing in the home, he believes the fire started in the area of the elec­tric stove in the east side of the house.

Two injured in one vehicle accident

An adult and a child were taken to the hos­pi­tal with minor injuries in a sin­gle vehi­cle col­li­sion yes­ter­day after­noon. Accord­ing to the Ukiah Val­ley Fire Author­ity, a car dri­ving south in the 2400 block of North State Street went off the road and struck a power pole before land­ing in front of the Twin Palms Mobile Home Park. The acci­dent is under investigation.

Woman gets DUI after crashing her car that started a fire

A woman was arrested yes­ter­day for DUI after she crashed her vehi­cle on High­way 20, an inci­dent which sparked a wild land fire. 52 year old Shel­lie Boulais of Jack­son was dri­ving east on High­way 20, near Scotts Val­ley Road, at an unknown speed when the crash occurred around 4pm.
Due to Boulais’ level of intox­i­ca­tion, she allowed her car to travel off the high­way and down an embank­ment, the CHP said. Lake County News says, The crash sparked the Saratoga Fire, which spread to both sides of High­way 20. The high­way was closed while state, local and fed­eral fire­fight­ers worked at the scene. The high­way was reopened last night.
Boulais, who was wear­ing her seat­belt, suf­fered minor injuries and was taken to the hos­pi­tal for treat­ment. She was later was booked into the Lake County Jail on the mis­de­meanor DUI charge.
As of Wednes­day night, the Saratoga Fire had burned 100 acres and was 30-percent con­tained, accord­ing to Cal Fire.