Intoxicated Woman Steps into Traffic

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.

LCSO Identify Bicyclist in Fatal Accident

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.

MCSO Confirm Fatal Incident

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.

Name Your Own Adoption Event

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.

Butterball talk line

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

Holiday Toy Drive

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.

Delayed opening for homeless shelter

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.

Clearlake Oaks Street Closure

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.

Clearlake Police Investigate Indecent Exposure Incidents

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.

Lady Eagles Season Ends

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.