[UPDATE 2:57 p.m.] Convoy With Chipper Heading Out Briceland Road
Summer convoy season is rolling. Today, we have a Department of Fish and Wildlife convoy containing a chipper heading west out Briceland Thorn Road. Interestingly, we have one report that the chipper and at least some of the vehicles came from down south. According to that witness, what was likely the same convoy with Fish and Wildlife vehicles and a chipper was seen heading north on Benbow Hill before 7 a.m.
Generally, convoys coming from the south are connected with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. And, if they turned west out Briceland, it likely means they are headed to the Whale Gulch area which is in Mendocino County. But, the Department of Fish and Wildlife throws a new ingredient in the recipe so…we’ll try and get you answers on what’s happening. Heads up though…if Fish and Wildlife are in charge, it could take us awhile because they often don’t provide even details about an operation if it’s a part of a current investigation.
UPDATE 2:57 p.m.: According to a local resident, at approximately 12:30 p.m., there were seven trucks, one SUV, and one chipper on China Creek Road.