Apr 13, 2012
SISKIYOU COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
On March 11, 2012 Mr. Carlos Daniel Pena-Gonzalez was reported missing from the Tulelake area of Siskiyou County and authorities are seeking assistance locating him. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, Tulelake Police Department, Klamath Falls Police Department and Klamath County Sheriff’s Office have been actively searching for Carlos and following up on investigative leads related to his whereabouts. Carlos is a 20 year-old, Hispanic male adult.
He is 5’10” and weighs 150 pounds. Carlos has short black hair, brown eyes, and he has a scar above his left eye. Carlos was last seen on March 9, 2012 walking across a field adjacent to Scott Road in the Tulelake area. He was wearing a white t-shirt with the caption “South Pole” written on it, blue jeans and a blue rosary.
If you have seen Carlos or have any information regarding his whereabouts please contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office at (530)841-2900.
Apr 13, 2012
SISKIYOU COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
On Saturday March 31, 2012 Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputies responded to a report of animal neglect. Three horses were reportedly in distress and not being properly cared for after being observed in a small field on Obsidian Road in the Big Springs area. The report also indicated that the animals were not being properly fed and one horse was possibly dead. The responding (SCSO) deputy arrived at the scene and found two horses in a very emaciated condition, indicating that the animals were subjected to long-term neglect and possible abuse.
Another horse was already dead at the scene. A volunteer from “The Run for Home Haven Horse Rescue Ranch” responded and arranged for temporary feeding and care of the animals while the SCSO conducted a preliminary investigation and contacted Siskiyou County Animal Control officials. Despite the efforts of the rescue volunteer and county responders, one horse perished at the scene.
Prior to the horse’s death, Siskiyou County Animal Control attempted to save the animal by contacting one of the best veterinarians in the area. The veterinarian administered injections in an effort to save the animal. Despite the extraordinary effort by county staff and the veterinarian the animal did not respond to the treatment and officials were forced to euthanize the horse that evening. Siskiyou County Animal Control conducted a comprehensive investigation and filed an animal cruelty and neglect-related case against the owners of the horses with the Siskiyou County District Attorney, on Friday, April 13, 2012.
Sheriff Jon Lopey stated, “On behalf of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, I am saddened by the senseless loss of these defenseless animals. Evidence indicates that these horses were likely subjected to a long-term period of inexplicable abuse, neglect and cruelty. The Siskiyou County Animal Control Office has done an excellent job aggressively investigating this case. Siskiyou County District Attorney Kirk Andrus has been advised and plans to review the case at the earliest opportunity.
Special thanks are due to the volunteer from The Run for Home Haven Horse Rescue Ranch, which supported the county response effort by caring for the two surviving horses and ultimately, saving one of the animals, with assistance from our local veterinarian. Tragically, this apparent long-term neglect was not reported to authorities in time to save all of the animals.
This is a good opportunity to remind all citizens to report any suspected case of animal abuse, neglect or cruelty to county authorities as soon as possible. Citizens may call our Sheriff’s Office Dispatch 24 hours a day at 841-2900, or, Siskiyou County Animal Control, at 841-4028.”
Apr 13, 2012
The Associated Press
Published: Friday, Apr. 13, 2012 – 10:00 am
Last Modified: Friday, Apr. 13, 2012 – 11:25 am
LOS ANGELES — A powerful spring storm that zapped an airliner with lighting in San Francisco moved across California on Friday, threatening the state with thundershowers, fierce winds and blinding snow flurries in the mountains.
Drivers making practice runs zipped around a wet track as the three-day Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach began.
That didn’t bother IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe.
“I love driving in the rain,” he said. “Growing up karting in Canada, the beginning and end of every one of my seasons was a lot of rain. … It’s a completely different challenge. The limits are so much lower, but the penalties of going beyond those limits are so much higher.”
Driving a race car full-out on a slick track requires being much gentler with the brakes and throttle.
“It’s like driving on egg shells the entire time,” Hinchcliffe said.
The Pasadena Symphony postponed an outdoor concert by two of its musicians because of weather.
In Riverside County, blustery weather could chill Saturday’s opening of the outdoor Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but only a trace of rain threatened the annual desert event that draws thousands of fans.
Bands of thunderstorms rolled through the northern and central areas of the state Friday morning, but the weather was expected to clear in the afternoon as the front headed south and east, the National Weather Service said.
The storm began drenching the San Francisco Bay area Thursday night, knocking out power and producing 750 lightning strikes through early Friday morning. A bolt hit the tower of the new Bay Bridge, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, and struck a United Airlines flight that had left San Francisco for London. The plane, which was carrying about 200 passengers, returned safely.
New rainfall records were set in several northern and central cities.
Southward, the storm could bring an inch or two of rain in most areas, but also winds gusting to 55 mph, gale-force winds over southern coastal waters and up to 14 inches of snow in southern mountains. The snow could fall at elevations as low as 3,500 feet and bring dangerous road conditions to several mountain highways, the weather service warned.
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