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December 18, 2014

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LiketheAdvocate-News andstayinthelooponlocal news,sportsandmore. VISITFACEBOOK.COM/ FORTBRAGGADVOCATENEWS LIKEUSON FACEBOOK Staffreports Fort Bragg Police Department officersweredispatchedtoinves- tigateareportofadeceasedper- son on Noyo Beach last Sunday, Dec.14. Thecallcameinatabout7a.m. from a man who said he located thebodyonthebeachwhilewalk- inghisdog. After speaking with the re- porting party, officers checked thebeachandlocatedadeceased male adult on the north end of the beach, just east of the high tideline. Basedonthestateofdecompo- sitionobservedinthebody,itap- peared the man had been in the waterforquitesometime,accord- ingtoaFBPDpressreleaseonthe matter. The deceased man was found BODYFOUND Dogwalker findsbody Identityofdeceased manfoundonNoyo Beachunknown Calendar......B3 Classified.....B5 Games..........B3 Opinion.........B4 Sports...........B1 Weather........A6 INDEX By Frank Hartzell frankhartzell@gmail.com In-custody deaths have been relatively rare for the Men- docino County Sheriff's office over the past few years. Then, just as the issue has become national news, two Fort Bragg men have died while in custody of the sheriff's department. Recentdeaths Shane Murphy, 36, commit- ted suicide in jail on Oct. 8 by hanging himself with a laundry bag. Due to some miscommuni- cation with the sheriff's depart- ment, it had seemed there might be more to that death. This re- porter decided to go deeper. We interviewed other inmates and reached out to Murphy's large extended group of family and friends. We also interviewed Sheriff Tom Allman and the top executives of California Foren- sic Medical Group (CFMG), the private firm that provides men- tal health screening and medi- cal services for the Mendocino County jail. Then, on Nov. 26, Daniel Ce- dar Saulsbury, 39, died after being detained by a Califor- nia Highway Patrol officer. To restrain the Fort Bragg man who was acting bizarre and had robbed a man of a bag of diapers, two sheriff's deputies used their Tasers to restrain a combative Saulsbury. It has not been determined whether the Tasering caused the death. The incident came during national protests over in-custody deaths CRIME Suspects on meth? Areviewoffive in-custodydeaths FRANKHARTZELL—ADVOCATEPHOTO Le to right are: Petra Schulte, Yamilet Garcia, Zulaimy Garcia and Aiden Miller. Other students who came included Alex Valle, Josepha Sugrue and Holly Hollis. By Frank Hartzell frankhartzell@gmail.com When it rains at my farm, the chickens get really, really mad while cowering in the hen house. But the ducks rejoice out- side, looking up and appearing to thank heaven for the liquid pleasure. With life so full of unexpected downpours nowadays of both the liquid and metaphorical types, the ones that do best are usu- ally the ducks among us. Sec- ond Chance Rescue and its vol- unteers turn out to be as chipper as ducks. They came last week and braved the downpour to once again give way their array of toys, blankets, treats and preventative treatments for dogs. They have come regularly month after month, year after year. Ray Arnold donned the Santa Suit and got wet, but kept SEASON OF SHARING Food Bank flow continues despite weather By Kelci Parks reporter@advocate-news.com @FBAdvocateNews on Twitter Armed robbers held up one of Fort Bragg's local businesses last Wednesday, Dec. 10. Vintage Mendocino owner Glo- ria Rogers was alone in the store when a man and woman entered and proceeded to rob her at gun- point. The day of Interim Lieutenant Charles Gil- christ says there are many details that can't be released in order to maintain the integrity of the in- vestigation, however he did di- vulge that the offenders took off with an unspecified amount of cash, as well as gold jewelry mer- chandise. Fort Bragg Police Department officers were dispatched to the store, located at 334 N. Franklin St., just before 2 p.m. Upon arrival, police were in- formed by Rogers that after the couple robbed her they fled on foot, heading northbound down Franklin. Officers canvassed the entire area with the assistance of Men- docino County Sheriff's Office deputies, but were unable to lo- cate either of the suspects. FBPD officers were in the shop until late that evening, process- ing the crime scene for finger- prints and any other evidence that might lead to the identity of the suspects. A FBPD press release on the matter warned residents that the suspects were still at large and "should be considered armed and dangerous." Suspect descriptions The male suspect was de- scribed as mid-twenties, Hispanic or light-skinned African Ameri- can, 5 feet, 10 inches tall and ap- proximately 200 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wear- ing a blue stocking cap, light blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The female suspect was de- scribed as being in her mid- twenties and Hispanic with long, dark hair and a thin build. She was wearing a black stocking cap, CRIME Suspects in armed robbery still at large Mendocino Vintage robbed for cash and gold jewelry, owner held at gunpoint before criminals fled on foot SUZETTE COOK — ADVOCATE PHOTO Armed robbers held up Vintage Mendocino on Franklin Street in Fort Bragg on Dec. 10. Owner Gloria Rogers was not harmed. The suspects are still at large and considered dangerous. TRIBUTE PAGE A2 4H members place wreaths ENTERTAINING PAGE A7 Holiday Revue fun evening for all NEW FACES PAGE B4 New pastor at First Baptist TRENDING ON FACEBOOK What are those sea lions saying? Meet the new rec specialist at MCRPD. Page B1. Vi nt ag e b oo k s al e a t J ug Ha nd le on De c. 21. Pa ge A3 INSIDE THIS WEEK ROBBERY PAGE 5 SUSPECTS PAGE 10 SHARING PAGE 7 BODY PAGE 7 » advocate-news.com Thursday, December 18, 2014 75CENTS FACEBOOK.COM/FORTBRAGGADVOCATENEWS 8 52659 03864 0 Volume126,issue29

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