Morning News for Wednesday, May 8th
The discovery of a pickup down an embankment on the Hopland Grade last Tuesday turned out to be an important piece of evidence in the Jan. 18 murder of Forrest Seagrave at a convenience story in Lake County.
The Lake Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the pickup was one that they have sought in connection to the killing during a late-night robbery by a masked assailant .
Detectives identified the black 2008 Toyota Tacoma, which had been reported stolen from the Kelseyville area on the same day as Seagrave’s murder.
The pickup was transported to a secured location and processed for evidence by detectives and crime scene technicians.
A $10,000 reward, raised from community donations, is offered. .Anyone with information related to the Seagrave murder should contact the Lake Sheriff’s Office at 707-263-2690.
Jerred Hernandez, wanted for a thirteen year old Ukiah murder, has been arrested in Ensenada, Mexico and booked into the San Diego Jail for the August 2000 murder of 44-year-old Michael Williamson.
Ukiah Police reported that Det. Rick Pintane and Det. Sgt. David McQueary interviewed Hernandez Monday in San Diego , and arranged for his transportation back to Ukiah in connection with no-bail warrant charges of murder, arson , first-degree robbery and first degree burglary.
Williamson, who had been staying at his parents’ Carolyn Drive home while they were out of state, was found dead after firefighters responded to a reported fire Aug. 2, 2000, which was believed to be an attempt to disguise the murder.
a federal arrest warrant was issued in the U.S. District Court Aug. 9, 2000, after investigators determined that Hernandez fled Ukiah.
Williamson, who was in recovery for drug addition, was trying to mentor other addicts including Jerred Hernandez. Investigators determined that Williamson died from severe blunt trauma to his head. Hernandez’s arrest is the result of a joint collaboration by the Ukiah PD, FBI San Francisco, San Diego & Mexico City; U.S. Customs and Baja California State Police.
The owners of the Compassionate Heart medical marijuana Dispensary are trying to find a new home after their landlord received a letter from the U.S. Attorney's Office demanding they evict the business or risk losing the property.
The letter is part of a national wave of cease-and-desist notices sent to marijuana dispensaries and their landlords in California, Washington and Colorado.
After property owner Ed Busch, 86, received a certified letter Monday and consulted his attorney, he reluctantly handed his tenant a notice of eviction. He is sending a copy of the eviction notice to U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag .
“I'm very sorry to do it because they're running a very legitimate business as far as the state is concerned,” Busch said. The tenant declined to comment, saying he feared losing his bank account if he was identified.
Lakeport Police are searching for two people alleged to have kidnapped a woman who jumped out of the car at the Lake County Courthouse.
John David Jaquint Jr. said to be armed and dangerous,and Danielle Weisler, are wanted .The alleged victim said she was held at gunpoint overnight then driven to Lake County Monday in her car, because both she and Jaquint had court proceedings.
As Jaquint left for the courtroom, she left her vehicle and contacted security, who called police.
Jaquint , driven by Weisler, fled in a 2004 burgundy Volvo with California plate 6XUZ573 with a cracked front windshield.
John Jaquint Jr. is white, 5 feet 10 , 210 pounds, bald, with partial sleeve tattoos on both arms .
anyone with information is asked to call the Lakeport PD at 263-5491.