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Amber Alert issued for 2 toddlers abducted in Cathedral City

  AN AMBER ALERT IS BEING ISSUED BY THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL ON BEHALF OF THE CATHEDRAL CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES ONLY: IMPERIAL, LOS ANGELES, ORANGE, RIVERSIDE, SAN BERNARDINO AND SAN DIEGO. ON MARCH 23, 2017, AT 6:44 PM, JAYDEN CORTEZ AND CARLOS CORTEZ WERE ABDUCTED FROM CATHEDRAL CITY, CALIFORNIA. JAYDEN CORTEZ IS A 1 YEAR OLD HISPANIC MALE, 1 FOOT 5 INCHES TALL, WEIGHING 30 POUNDS, WITH BROWN HAIR AND BROWN EYES, LAST SEEN WEARING A WHITE SHIRT AND BLUE SHORTS. THE…

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Willits Man Arrested for Criminal Threats

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release: On 03-16-2017 at approximately 3:00 P.M., Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a reported domestic violence incident occurring in a vehicle in the area of Sherwood Road and Lupine Drive in Willits, California. Deputies responded and met with an officer from the California Highway Patrol who contacted the reporting party of this incident. It was determined that an adult male subject from the vehicle had left the area, but was later found by the CHP officer a short distance away….

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Fort Bragg Man Arrested for Criminal Threats

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release: On 03-17-2017, at about 5:20 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a suspicious circumstance at a residence in the 16000 block of Mitchell Creek Drive in Fort Bragg, California. Upon their arrival the Deputies contacted the reporting party who told them that earlier in the day they heard a neighbor, Thomas Anderson, yelling at barking dogs and then heard a gun shot from the area of his residence. The caller fled their residence and returned later to find potted plants overturned, the door knocker torn…

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A Covelo Man Wanted for Attempted Murder of a Tribal Police Officer

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release:   **UPDATE** On 3/21/2017 around 1600 hours the Round Valley Indian Tribal Police received an anonymous tip that Suspect Jeffery Joaquin was at a residence in the 25300 Block of Barnes Lane, in Covelo.  Several Tribal Officers responded to that location where they demanded Joaquin exit the residence and surrender himself.  Joaquin exited the residence and was taken into custody.  He was later transferred to the custody of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.  Joaquin was taken to a hospital for medical clearance prior…

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Willits Man Arrested for Domestic Violence

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release: Location: 4400 block of Daisy Drive in Willits, CA Victim(s): Female Adult (32 year-old from Willits, CA) Suspect(s): Fidel Rene Arreguin (43 year-old male from Willits, CA)   On 03-19-2017 at about 10:21 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a reported domestic fight in the 4400 block of Daisy Drive in Willits, California.  While Deputies were en-route they were advised a female adult had run to a neighbor’s house and was being treated for injuries by Brooktrails Fire Department.  When Deputies arrived they…

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5 Subjects taken into custody by Drug Task Force

  Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release: On 03-15-17 at about 0820 hours Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by members of the Fortuna Police Department served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant on two motel rooms located in the 800 block of Main Street in the city of Fortuna.      In one room Agents located 47 year old Jennifer Fuentes and her 9 year old son.  A search of the room revealed 7 grams of suspected methamphetamine packaged for sales as well as a glass…

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2 pounds of suspected meth located by agents

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release: As a result of a three month long investigation Special Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force learned there was a vehicle traveling to Humboldt County from the Bakersfield area transporting a significant quantity of methamphetamine.      Agents secured a search warrant for the vehicle and all of its occupants.  On 03-17-17 at about 0445 hours Agents spotted the vehicle traveling north bound Hwy 101 near Cooks Valley.  With assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Special Agents conducted a traffic enforcement stop…

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Notice of Public Open House for Albion River and Salmon Creek Bridge Projects

Caltrans will hold an open house/informational meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. At Mendocino High School, 10700 Ford Street, in Mendocino. The purpose of the open house/informational meeting is to introduce the environmental consulting firm, ICF, which will be assisting Caltrans in performing environmental studies and prepare the environmental documents for both projects, including a community impact assessment. At the meeting, Caltrans and ICF will provide information about the two bridge projects, and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and share information…

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Two Arrested for Felony Warrants After Traffic Stop

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release:   On 03-18-2017 Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were on routine patrol when they stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation near Highway 162 and Barnes Lane in Covelo, California. The driver (Jose Mejia) and the passenger (Bridgette Frank) were contacted. A records check of Mejia and Frank were conducted through Sheriff’s Office dispatch for outstanding warrants. Dispatch advised the Deputies that Mejia had three outstanding felony warrants for his arrest and that Frank also had one outstanding felony warrant for her arrest. Both Mejia…

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Covelo Man Arrested on Felony Warrant

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release: On 03-18-2017, at about 11:03 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were on routine patrol in Covelo, California. While in the area of Tabor Lane and Little Lake Way, Deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Deputies contacted the driver who was identified as Joseph Hoaglen at which time a records check was conducted through dispatch for warrants. Dispatch advised Hoaglen had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest for several charges (211/212.5(c) PC Second Degree Robbery, 12022.53(B) PC, Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony…

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