Fort Bragg Police report that a Fort Bragg woman was injured Saturday after reportedly stepping into traffic at the intersection of Highways 1 and 20 in Fort Bragg.……while she was drunk. Fort Bragg Officers responded to the intersection about 5:30 p.m. Nov. 22 when it was reported that a woman had stepped off the median and into traffic. When officers arrived, they found the 49-year-old woman, identified as Heather DeWolf, lying in the northbound lane of Hwy. 1, just south of the intersection with Hwy. 20. Due to DeWolf’s alleged level of intoxication, officers could not obtain a statement from her, but, according to witnesses, DeWolf had stepped into the path of a Toyota Prius being driven by James Stavely, 68, of Fort Bragg. THe Woman was transported to the hospital with minor injuries and later released. The Prius sustained moderate damage and was driven from the scene.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has identified the bicyclist who was fatally struck last Saturday in Middletown. William Terrence Mullen, 62, died in the crash. He was riding his bicycle southbound on Highway 29, south of Central Park Road shortly after 10 p.m, when he veered into the northbound lane and was hit by a 1992 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Alma Cross, 62, of Clearlake. The impact of the crash threw Mullen from his bike. He landed in southbound lane, where he was hit by a 2006 Volvo driven by Aria Mulvihill, 21, of Hidden Valley Lake. Mullen died at the scene.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Offices is confirming there was fatal incident with a suspect in Point Arena. The California Highway Patrol and the MCSO responded to a report that a man had robbed a victim of a diaper back and then threw large rocks almost hitting the victim. A CHP Officer located the white male adult suspect, later identified as Daniel Saulsbury, near the scene of the robbery.
An MCSO press release says when the CHP Officer attempted to detain Saulsbury a foot chase ensued mixed with moments of active resistance by Saulsbury. The CHP Officer requested emergency assistance. Deputies arrived — and during the attempts to apprehend Saulsbury the CHP Officer and two Deputies deployed their TASERs. Shortly after being apprehended Saulsbury began to show signs of medical distress. Medical aid was immediately rendered by medical personnel who had been called to the scene just after Saulsbury’s apprehension. Saulsbury was subsequently pronounced dead after live-saving efforts were unsuccessful.
As a result of Saulsbury’s death, the Mendocino County Officer Involved Fatal Protocol was initiated and the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office has assumed jurisdiction over the investigation into the incident. A candlelight vigil for Saulsbury was held last night on the corner of Mill & Main Streets, Point Arena.
The Mendocino County Animal Care & Control in Ukiah is holding another Name Your Own Adoption Fee event today and tomorrow. You can name your adoption fee for all cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies at the shelter. They are open from 10Am-2PM today, and 10AM-4PM tomorrow. The shelter is at 298 Plant Road.
With Thanksgiving just one day away, most cooks are already focused on the turkey…If your turkey is frozen…you better start thawing it out now. The butterball turkey talkline says temperature is also key: white meat should be 165-degrees. The dark meat should be about 180-degrees. If you have any questions…you can call the turkey talkline at 1–800-butterball
Lakeport Library is now collecting toys for Supervisor Rob Brown’s annual holiday toy drive. People can drop off new, unwrapped toys at the library during business hours through December 13. The toys will go to needy children in Lake County. Lakeport Library, located at 1425 N. High Street, is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday noon to 8 p.m.
The opening of a winter shelter that was expected to serve the area’s homeless beginning Monday will be delayed, Ford Street Project Director Jackie Williams said this week. “I’m being told it’s about a two-week delay at this point,” said Williams, explaining that the shelter’s bathrooms need to be repaired before the facility can begin housing people again. The Ukiah Daily Journal reports, With both the City of Ukiah and the County of Mendocino pledging $26,200 to fund the shelter, and the county’s Health and Human Services Agency contributing $60,000 to make the necessary bathroom repairs, Williams said the necessary funding is in place.
Butler Street in Clearlake Oaks will have closures through December. The street closures, which started this week, will occur between 7AM-5PM Monday through Friday until work is complete. The closures will not happen on holidays. Public works crews are doing some work on the sewer system. Signs and detours will be in place.
The Clearlake Police Department is currently investigating at least two separate indecent exposure incidents which occurred at Redbud Park and at Austin Park this month. Witnesses have reported seeing a male suspect committing his sex acts in plain view of others. The suspect is described as a white male adult in his early to mid 40’s, between about 280–320 lbs. and between about 6’3″ to 6’7″ tall. He has short brown and grayish colored hair. The suspect vehicle is a newer white Toyota 4 door sedan. The police department has a “person of interest” in these two incidents. The cases however, are still under investigation. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the suspect is urged to contact the Clearlake Police Department at 994‑8251.
Mendocino College Women’s Soccer lost in a tough double overtime match yesterday against Modesto College in the Second round of the Nor Cal Women’s Soccer Playoffs. Congratulations to the Lady Eagles for an exciting and successful season.