Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on August 4, 1987 · Page 7
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 7

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•THE UKIAH DAIIY JOURNAL TUESDAY, AUGUST4,1987— 7 Twelfth suspect arrested for freeway shooting LOS ANGELES — Acting an a tip from its freeway shootings hotline, CHP officers today arrested a twelfth suspect for freeway shootings. Lionel Newland, 23, of Pacoima, was antested at 12:30 a.m. today in connection with shots fired at a woman as she drove in her car Sun- day night with her children on the Golden State Freeway, said CHP Officer Ernie Garcia. Sherry Marie Bonnell of Northridge had reported that someone in a brown van with tinted windows fired at her about 7:30 p.m. as she attempted to pass the vehicle on the southbound freeway near Roxford Street. Newland, whose vehicle resembles the description, was arrested for investigation of possessing •drugs for sale and possession of a loaded and concealed weapon in his vehicle, a .22-caliber automatic gun, Garcia said. He said officers were still com- piling evidence before booking Newland in the shooting itself. Also arrested was a female companion, Maura Guzman, 19, of Sylmar, for investigation of possession of a controlled substance, Garcia said. The highway patrol also established a profile of the shooters and their victims based on the reported incidents so far. Forty-three percent of the shootings have occurred on weekends and all have been committed by males, half of whom were in their cars alone when the shootings occurred, Garcia said. Five of the shooting suspects have driven pick- up trucks and two were in vans. No pattern has emerged among victims or the types of vehicles they have driven, Garcia said. "You just name it, they've been shooting out there, so people claim," he said. "Every little thing people hear hit their car, they think it's gunfire." EPA given low marks on waste enforcement SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fewer than one in five hazardous waste enforcement actions taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in California and Arizona were completed in an adequate and timely fashion, according to a report published today. An audit of the western regional office of the EPA, obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle, concludes a"npnaggressive attitude" is undermining its enforcement of toxic waste laws. The audit rated only 17.5 percent of the office's cases as having been handled properly. "The potential exists for continued environmental degradation while violators reap economic advantages by avoiding compliance, said the report by the EPA's Inspector General's Office. But Assistant EPA Regional Administrator John Wise said the audit's conclusions are based on poor record-keeping by the agency, not poor enforcement. "Our primary focus will be to "pgrade our files," he wrote in response to the audit. The Western regional office was charged with failing to adequately monitor and enforce its orders against hazardous waste law violators. The inspector general said facili- ties found to be violating hazardous waste laws in some cases have been allowed up to 26 additional months to comply with laws, during which time they avoided the cost of a cleanup, "exposing the community to potential environmental degradation." The audit, which reviewed seven of more than 60 hazardous waste enforcement actions by the Western office, concluded that the outcome of 75.7 percent of the office's cleanup efforts remains unclear. The audit classified 6.8 percent of the efforts as late. The inspector general recommends that the Western regional office of the EPA in San Francisco begin issuing stiff fines for violators who are lax in complying with toxic waste laws. The audit found compliance records of the regional EPA office in poor shape and urged improvements be made in tracking compliance with cleanup orders. Phil Bobel, chief of the Western region's waste programs branch, contends auditors overlooked a settlement that extracted $4.1 million in penalties from Chemical Waste Mangement Inc. for the company's operation of the Kettleman Hills toxic waste dump in Kings County. The settlement was the largest penalty to date for violations of federal hazardous waste laws, he said. The audit, which took 10 months to complete, reviewed the effectiveness of the regional EPA in enforcing the 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The law is intended to prevent the creation of new toxic waste sites by having the EPA regulate hazardous wastes from "cradle to grave." One example of failed enforcement cited in the audit is the case of United Technology Corp. in San Jose. The company was required by the EPA to monitor for groundwater contamination. But auditors found that when potential contamination was found, it took the EPA two years to approve a plan by the company to correct the pollution problem. The Inspector General reviewed enforcement actions in California, Arizona and Nevada by the regional EPA. No major enforcement problems were uncovered in Nevada. Crackdown urged on bad bus drivers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tougher regulations are needed for bus drivers with bad driving records in order to prevent a repeat of the accident that killed 21 elderly Califomians last year, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday. "The bus accident rate is increasing," said Patricia Goldman, vice chairwoman of the safety panel which released its final report on the May 30,1986, crash in Mono County along the Walker River. "The bus and truck rate is going up and auto accidents are going down. ... I don't think the public perceives the problem," she added. The report noted that the driver of the bus that crashed had 11 traffic tickets and five accidents on his record at the time of the accident, and said he should never have been allowed to get behind the wheel. The board's report recommends streamlining procedures for reporting bus drivers' traffic accidents and tickets to the law enforcement agencies charged with licensing them. In the Walker River accident, a Starline Tours charter bus returning from a Nevada gambling trip plunged into the river, killing the 21 senior citizens from a retirement home and injuring 19 others. Here Yesterday, Here Today Here Tomorrow Established in 19O3, the Savings Bank has provided Mendocino County nearly 84 years of trusted service. And we plan to continue — home-owned, independent, stable and secure — day after day, year after year With so many banks being sold or merged, we just thought you'd like to know. 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