Sheriff’s office

Man rams CHP vehicle during pursuit

YREKA, Cal. – A 28-year-old man hit a California Highway Patrol vehicle head-on Friday. Officers with CHP in Yreka said they got a call about a U.S. Veteran possibly experiencing a mental health crisis. They said he was driving at speeds well-over 100 miles …

Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter retires

Alturas, Calif. — After more than four decades in uniform, Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter is retiring. On January 7, 2019 Sheriff Poindexter finished up his term around noon, when Undersheriff William “Tex” Dowdy was sworn in as sheriff. Poindexter has served as …