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Santa Cruz Mountain Chop Shop Busted

October 1st, 2015 (0)
“Chop shops” are a rising problem, where vehicle thieves take their stolen quarry to get broken down into valuable parts that can then be sold off without the risk of pesky license plates and VIN numbers to identify the ...

Covelo burglar causes more damage than he steals

September 25th, 2015 (0)
You might think that if someone plans a burglary that requires breaking a window to get into a store, the thief would know what the most valuable merchandise would be, and spend his precious little time grabbing that, getting out, ...

Fort Bragg camper arrested for Domestic Violence

September 25th, 2015 (1)
The Mendocino Sheriff’s Department reported that they were called out to a domestic dispute Sunday evening to a Fort Bragg campground. The Wildwood Campground is located along Fort Bragg-Willits Road, about 4 miles inland from the coast. Deputies arrived ...

Redwood Valley marijuana haulers busted

September 23rd, 2015 (0)
Highway 101 through Redwood Valley was a busy place for out-of-towners hauling marijuana last Saturday. Redwood Valley is a small, rural town along California’s 101 Freeway in inland Mendocino County, north of Ukiah and south of Willits. As Friday ...

Central Valley insurance fraud suspects arrested

September 22nd, 2015 (0)
Many have gone through it before. You are in a car accident, and, assuming everyone involved is physically okay, your biggest concern is what lies ahead for you. You have to file a police report and inform your insurance ...

Lake County troubles add up to more than just a devastating fire

September 21st, 2015 (0)
The Valley Fire that hit Lake County this month has burned almost 76,000 acres, destroyed over 1,000 structures, and threatened over 3500 homes. Small communities like Middletown have been hit especially hard, losing entire neighborhoods and leaving most residents homeless. ...

Producers charged with running a Ponzi scheme

September 17th, 2015 (0)
Mel Brooks struck comedy gold when he made the film “The Producers” starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder in 1967. The idea behind the film was that Mostel’s character, Max Bialystock would produce a Broadway show so bad that ...

Redding man arrested busting up his mobile home

September 15th, 2015 (0)
What set Brian James Willis off twice in a week’s time, getting him thrown into jail once, and then back again? Perhaps it was living in a small, single wide mobile home for so long. Willis has lived in ...

Brother and Sister pair up on Workers’ Comp and Employment fraud

September 15th, 2015 (0)
SACRAMENTO – 37-year-old Michael George Mello and his sister, 38-year-old Mary Catherine Rodriguez (also known as Mary Mello) are the owners of the Green Valley Landscaping Services company. They have been under fire since October of 2013 for their ...

Covelo ex-cons arrested again

September 10th, 2015 (0)
The small town of Covelo is located in the inland valley of Mendocino County, between the Coastal Ranges and Mendocino National Forest. With a population of around 1400 people, it consists of mostly rural farmland, and is the home of ...
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