Saturday, November 26, 2022

Lakeport Police Call on Residents to Keep Vigilant Against People Planning ‘Violence or Attempting to Disrupt the Election’


The following is a Nixle Alert sent out by the Lakeport Police Department

The Lakeport Police Department, FBI, DHS, and the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) have developed this unified message to describe the role of law enforcement to protect public safety during our elections. Although we have no known threats at this time, we are asking for the public’s assistance with addressing crime and threats in our community from those that may be planning violence or attempting to disrupt the election. Public safety measures can only be effective when they involve strong collaboration between law enforcement and the communities that we serve. All federal, state, and local public safety and election officials are united in efforts to make this election safe.

One of our efforts relates to suspicious activity reporting, a concept in which law enforcement and homeland security leaders have partnered with communities to create a strategy that unifies the work of agencies and organizations in identifying and sharing information reasonably indicative of preoperational planning associated with terrorism or other criminal activity, while protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.

Law enforcement, homeland security, and elections professionals, want to ensure that the public understands how to report suspicious activity to their local law enforcement agency related to the elections. We also want to ensure that all law enforcement agencies understand the process for the collection, analysis, and submission of suspicious activity reports to the NCRIC and the FBI. With your help, law enforcement will have the ability to identify and stop potential threats of violence in your community.


The public should contact law enforcement via 9-1-1 when an immediate response is needed regarding suspicious activity for any type of crime, including terrorism. Your local law enforcement agency will share your reporting with the NCRIC and FBI.

We are asking the public to call 9-1-1 if they see any of the following suspicious behavior:

Breach/Attempted Intrusion – Unauthorized personnel attempting to enter or actually entering a restricted area, secured protected site, or nonpublic area. Impersonation of authorized personnel (e.g., police/security officers, janitor, or other personnel).

Misrepresentation – Presenting false information or misusing insignia, documents, and/or identification to misrepresent one’s affiliation as a means of concealing possible illegal activity.

Theft/Loss/Diversion – Stealing or diverting something associated with a facility/infrastructure or secured protected site (e.g., badges, uniforms, identification, emergency vehicles, technology, or documents {classified or unclassified}), which are proprietary to the facility/infrastructure or secured protected site.

Sabotage/Tampering/Vandalism – Damaging, manipulating, defacing, or destroying part of a facility/infrastructure or secured protected site.

Cyber Attack – Compromising, or attempting to compromise or disrupt an organization’s information technology infrastructure.

Expressed or Implied Threat – Communicating a spoken or written threat to commit a crime that will result in death or bodily injury to another person or persons or to damage or compromise a facility/infrastructure or secured protected site.

Weapons Collection/ Discovery – Collection or discovery of unusual amounts or types of weapons*, including explosives, chemicals, and other destructive materials, or evidence, detonations or other residue, wounds, or chemical burns, that would arouse suspicion of terrorism or other criminality in a reasonable person.

* This activity is not inherently criminal behavior and is a constitutionally protected activity that must not be documented by law enforcement in a suspicious activity report that contains personal identifying information (PII), unless there are articulable facts or circumstances that clearly support the determination that the behavior observed is not innocent, but rather reasonably indicative of pre-operational planning associated with terrorism or other criminal activity.

Race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity must not be considered as factors for reporting (but attributes may be shared in specific suspect descriptions for identification purposes only).



  1. questions:

    1) should we be concerned with antifa and blm or do they get a free hall pass?

    2) why the clic of the police looking like the ss marching into Poland? that clic in and of itself inspires violence.

    3) why this warning now after so many elections prior in this Republic and local county? what is the specific concern to drive this narrative?

    4) was this really an announcement from “The Lakeport Police Department, FBI, DHS, and the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC)”? what’s really going on?

  2. Looks like the department of homeland security, originally formed to protect us from foreign terror, has changed into an organization that is monitoring domestic activities that have not link to foreign terror. What happened to the FBI? We now have two internal security forces. In at the upcoming mail your ballot in election, what are these security agencies going to do? Deploy to our kitchen tables or stake out our mail boxes?

  3. Great “Fake News” picture. I’ve never been able to find that Chipotle Restaurant in Lakeport, probably why you only have 3 subscribers….oh wait a minute now its only 2…

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs to be told.

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