Thursday, September 17, 2015

Can't you read the sign?

Guess bears in Kodiak Alaska don't like rules!

Traffic Collision in Mokelumne Hill

   September 17, 2015 at 4:35 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 and Happy Valley Road in Mokelumne Hill.

   Emergency personnel is en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.


Looters reported in all fire areas...Where are out of area cops now??

   Sadly, it seems that every day we hear of more reports of looters in the Butte Fire affected areas of Calaveras County.

   We just learned one was reported on Whiskey Slide Road and Murray Creek Road.  Now this is what the Calaveras Sheriff should have used all those out of area cops for. Protecting evacuees property.

Should all P G & E lines go underground??

   Now that PG&E is stating that one of the overheard transmission lines may have been the cause of the Butte Fire's start, the question is; why aren't they putting lines underground?

   When we asked that question of PG&E,

Lake County deaths climb

   According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, two more bodies have been found in the burn area of the Valley Fire.

    The two found are men. This brings the total death toll to three so far.

Car over the side near Frogtown

    September 17, 2015 at 3:40 PM:  A car has reportedly gone over the side off Hwy 49 not far from Frogtown outside Angels Camp.

    CHP and other emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Calaveras Redskins refuse to change?

   A bill to ban the Redskins name for mascots, etc. from public schools is now on the Governors desk.

   It's way past time for this. Sign the bill, Governor Brown.  Calaveras Redskins should have changed their name willingly long ago.

Vehicle Theft arrest in San Andreas

   On September 15, 2015 around 1:30 PM Courtney Martina Begay (24) of San Andreas (unknown address)  was arrested of West St. Charles Street..

   Begay was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft, a Felony.

Terrorizing threat arrest and guns in Glencoe

   On September 16, 2015 around 12:30 PM Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested David Searcy (57) of Glencoe, near his residence on Sandy Gulch Lane.

   Searcy was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Threatening a crime with the Intent to Terrorize, a felony and for Interfering with Fire and other emergency personnel, and two counts of carrying a firearm in a vehicle, misdemeanors.

Firearms arrest in Mountain Ranch

   On September 16, 2015 around 12:50 PM Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Kimberly Deanne DeCriscio (54) of Mountain Ranch, at her home on Wendell Road.

   DeCriscio was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and being in Violation of Probation, both Felonies.

Disturbances at road Blockades in Calaveras County--Butte Fire

   While the Calaveras Sheriff appears to be arresting or "5150'ing" the poor residents who want to go check on their homes, why is this such a mixed up county?

   Apparently CHP has Michel Road blocked,

I would be irate too!! You're ON YOUR OWN in Calaveras!!

  September 17, 2015 at 12 Noon:  After days of not knowing what happened to your home and being homeless but for a cot in a big building, residents want to go and see what is left for them in Calaveras County.

Additional Road Closures due to Butte Fire

   Cal Fire has issued additional road closure information for Calaveras County, as of September 17, 2015 at 10 AM.

   Included are:  Ponderosa Road at the burned area?,

Calaveras County's Butte fire victims feeling "jerked around"?

   In the past 24 hours, the press in the Butte Fire area has received all kinds of press releases trying to get people to call a wide variety of phone numbers,

Amador County Office of Emergency Services warns of power outage and food

   The Amador County Office of Emergency Services has issued a warning to residents moving back into homes that had been without power to throw out any food.

   They warn that even previously frozen food can be a danger to our health if it went without refrigeration, so be careful out there.


Air attack continues on Butte Fire

Tankers like this one, are
a great help in the
fire wars in California.
   Air attack continues on the Butte Fire in Calaveras County. Hopefully, they can bring the containment levels up with continued air attacks.


Mountain Ranch Road backed up with Fire trucks

   September 17, 2015 at 8:50 AM:  We just received a report that many fire engines are backed up at Mountain Ranch Road and Hwy 49, trying to get out of the fire area.

   CHP is en route to assist them in getting onto Hwy 49, where they will possibly be heading for Frogtown to rest and eat.

Butte Fire still less that 50% contained?

   As of September 17, 2015 at 7:50 AM Cal Fire has the Butte Fire at 49% contained with 70,760 destroyed.

   With 252 homes destroyed, 188 outbuildings destroyed and 17 other structures lost, there area reportedly 6400 homes still threatened in Calaveras and Amador counties. 

Butte Fire victims will need a giant PHONE BOOK--people have died, Sheriff Kuntz!!

   September 17, 2015 at 6:45 AM:  Over the past 24 hours, it seems that the Calaveras County offices have issued numerous press releases, supposedly giving victims of the Butte Fire a PHONE BOOK of numbers to call for help. 

     That is, instead of a main number who should then refer people, that of the Sheriff's Office at 209-754-6500.