Monday, March 1, 2021

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District Attorney’s office dismisses case against Cortina man accused of child molestation

Earlier this month, the Colusa County District Attorney’s Office dismissed all charges against William Richard Combs Jr., the 47-year-old Cortina man whom they alleged...

Preliminary hearing set for convicted sex offender

A preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 10 for registered sex offender John Justice Goodman, 80, of Colusa, who has been out of...

Traveling burglar sentenced to prison

The man known as one of the “Traveling Burglars” was sentenced on June 10 to three years in state prison, although that time could...

Wanted in Court (10/28/2020)

Two bench warrants totaling $100,000 were issued Oct. 21 for the arrest of Steven Lloyd Lathan, 54, of Clearlake, after he twice failed to appear...

Colusa County District Attorney warns against price gouging

In a statement last week, Colusa County District Attorney warned Colusa County residents and refugees from neighboring counties to “beware of unscrupulous individuals who...

Trial set for Stonyford man charged with felony assault

Trial has been set for Feb. 11 for a Stonyford man charged with assault with a deadly weapon and other serious gun offenses. Christopher Brian...

Suspects in Arbuckle bank robbery still at large

Colusa County Sheriff’s officials are still looking for two men they say robbed the Umpqua Bank in Arbuckle at gunpoint on Friday. Authorities say the...

Williams man charged with construction yard thefts sentenced

James Thomas Vaughn, the Williams man who was arrested earlier this year in connection with various property thefts in the region, including three at...

Trial set for accused arsonist

Trial has been set for Dec. 3 for the man accused of setting fire to the Safe Haven Wellness and Recovery Center. Robert Dean Cates,...

Vehicular manslaughter case moves forward

A Meridian youth accused of vehicular manslaughter following the death of two Colusa men in a traffic collision in February of 2018 will be...

Orangevale woman killed in Highway 20 collision

On June 17, at approximately 12:15 PM, Barbara Newton, 52, of Orangevale, CA, was driving her vehicle, a 2016 Ford Fusion, eastbound on Highway...

Trial set for suspected gunman

The trial readiness conference for the man accused at firing a sawed-off shotgun at a Grimes man last February has been postponed three weeks...

Man shot in possible robbery attempt 

The Williams Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in a parking lot near the Shell fuel station on Monday.  Williams Police Lt. Chris...

Suspect evades police in pursuit through Colusa

Colusa Police are searching for a young, Hispanic male after he evaded officers in a pursuit through Colusa last Wednesday.  At around 10:05 PM on...

On the Docket (03/11/2020)

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Wanted in Court

A bench warrant has been issued in the amount of $100,000 for the arrest of Armando Velazquez Paez, 30, of Williams, after he failed...

Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam ‘spoofing’ department’s phone number

The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning on Friday regarding a phone scam that is targeting county residents. “If you receive a phone call,...

Judge denies Orozco-Lopez’s motion to disqualify District Attorney’s Office

Preliminary hearing re-set for August 24 The Colusa County District Attorney’s Office will continue prosecuting the case against a Williams Unified School Board Member who...

Missing senior found after wrong way driver report

On June 17, at approximately 2:05 AM, the California Highway Patrol began receiving calls of a wrong way driver, driving south in the northbound...

Arrest Log (02/25/2021)

Jacob Nivin Prasad, 29, of Colusa, CA, was arrested by the Colusa Police Department on 02/17/2021, at 5:17 AM, in the 1000 block of...

On the docket (03/04/2020)

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Colusa Police officers pull man from overturned car in canal

Two Colusa Police officers pulled a 60-year-old Maxwell man from an overturned pickup in an irrigation ditch on Maxwell-Colusa Road last Wednesday, saving his...

CHP investigating pedestrian hit-and-run

Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run motorist whose vehicle struck and injured a pedestrian Saturday on Old Highway 99 in Colusa County.  The Williams Area...

Scam Alert: IRS urges taxpayers to watch out for erroneous refunds; Beware of fake...

The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers of a quickly growing scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts. The IRS also...

Ocean woman in solo-car collision

A 58-year-old Ocean, CA, woman died Saturday afternoon in a one-car crash on Interstate 5 in Arbuckle, the California Highway Patrol Reported.  According to the...

Erik’s Law scheduled for Capitol hearing 

New life could be breathed into proposed legislation aimed at repealing certain protections in California that currently allow convicted murders originally sentenced as juveniles...

Bus driver that killed 11 in 2009 Colusa County could be released

The bus driver sentenced to 26 years and four months in state prison in connection to the 2008 crash that killed 11 people and...

Stolen vehicle recovered from river

A late model SUV found floating in the Sacramento River last Wednesday turned out to be stolen from Live Oak, according to the California...

Woman accused of attacking cop still awaiting mental health treatment

In an effort to combat COVID-19, the California Department of Corrections has refused admission to state prison for thousands of convicted felons still sitting...

Colusa police looking for burglary suspect

The Colusa Police Department is investigating a burglary at Country Stop in Colusa that occurred over the Independence Day weekend. Lt. Elden Tamaz said an...

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