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Emergency Call Logs, June 6-8, 2016

Excerpts from the call logs for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the Crescent City Police Department, June 6-8:

Monday, June 6

Note: From 4:35 p.m.

At 4:49 p.m., caller reports someone backed into their vehicle on the 900 block of H Street.

At 5:03 p.m., report of a vehicle on the Mill Creek Trails.


Fred Endert pool: 50 years old and full of youth

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Joey Aguirrebarrena is helped by a lifeguard as he exits the waterslide at the free swim on Saturday. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Community turns out to celebrate anniversary with lots of activities  

The Fred Endert Municipal Pool turned 50 years old on Saturday and more than  100 came out to help it celebrate.

The day kicked off with the fifth annual Run for the Pool, which drew 64 participants this year. The run was followed by a picnic-style barbeque, catered by Marlo’s and attended by more than 100. It included lawn games such as croquet, and a miniature putting green. There was also a bounce house for the kids, which was set up all day long.


Public help sought to find brothers connected to rape investigation

Peter Meng Lee
 
David Ken Lee
David Ken Lee
 

 

Officials are requesting public assistance in locating two brothers with ties to Crescent City who have been named as persons of interest in an ongoing kidnapping and rape investigation.

The Investigations Bureau of the Del Norte County District Attorney’s Office is asking for any information regarding the whereabouts of two brothers — David Ken Lee and Peter Meng Lee.

The Lee brothers previously resided on Indra Street together. David Lee recently lived in Chico, where he was a student at Butte College and worked at a Subway, but has not been seen there for about two weeks, according to a press release from District Attorney Dale Trigg.

The brothers are not known to be armed. The press release asks anyone with information about the whereabouts of either man to contact the District Attorney’s Office at 707-464-7210 immediately rather than initiating contact with either of the men.



Voters get their say today

After two months of campaigning, Del Norte County supervisor candidates will find out whether they persuaded enough voters to choose them.

Polls for the California primary election open today at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. A list of polling places by precinct is listed on page A3 of this newspaper. Voters must cast a ballot in the same precinct where they are registered.


City looks at manager candidates

Crescent City Council met behind closed doors most of Friday to interview the three undisclosed applicants for the city manager’s position but made no decision.

City Council members conducted one interview panel. All council members were present.


Massive rehearsal for Northwest quake, tsunami

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The Cascadia Subduction Zone stretches from Northern California to British Columbia.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Imagine a devastating earthquake and tsunami have cut off Pacific Northwest coastal communities. Phone and internet service have collapsed. Ham radio operators living on the stricken coast fire up their radios, contact emergency managers and report on the magnitude of the disaster so that no time is wasted in saving lives.

This is the kind of scenario that will be rehearsed during the second week of June in a massive earthquake and tsunami readiness drill that has been developed by the U.S. government, the military, and state and local emergency managers over the past few years to test their readiness for what — when it strikes — will likely be the nation’s worst natural calamity.


Vaping products reclassified by state

Minimum age to buy tobacco raised 

Although vapor products are tobacco free, a new state law reclassifies them the same as a tobacco product. The bill also raises the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. 

The most significant tobacco control legislation enacted in nearly two decades, the law takes effect Thursday.


Ambulance has trouble getting paid by VA in SF

The general manager of a Del Norte Ambulance is alleging the Veterans Administration is putting a strain on his business because the federal agency is painfully slow in paying bills.

“It isn’t just Del Norte Ambulance” that waits for VA money said General Manager John Pritchett. “Anyone in the medical services reports the same thing.”


Entry forms for Fourth of July Parade available

Folks hoping to appear before judges in the big Fourth of July parade have begun submitting entry forms to the Crescent City-Del Norte Chamber of Commerce.

Those forms are available at www.delnorte.org and are due at 4 p.m. June 22, however people not interested in being judged can enter the parade up until the day of the parade, said Executive Director Jeff Parmer.


Emergency Dispatch Call Logs, June 3-6, 2016

Excerpts from the call logs for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and the Crescent City Police Department, June 3-6:

Friday, June 3

Note: After 7:39 p.m.

At 8:06 p.m., caller reports a female subject brandished a knife at them on the 200 block of Olive Street.

At 8:19 p.m., caller reports being assaulted by her son on the 3900 block of Wonderstump Road.


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