The Roundup: Fort Bragg Councilman Shot During Investigation

Keep your head on a swivel out there, folks.

Here’s your headlines:
1) Savage craziness from the wildlands far north of San Francisco: Someone who appeared to have been guarding a marijuana operation poppy garden “jumped up and opened fire” on Fort Bragg councilman Jere Melo on Sunday. Melo, who stumbled upon the farmgarden while was working security for a timber company, was killed. SWAT searched fruitlessly for the gunman, a transient named Aaron Bassler, but he’s still at large. According to the LAT, “in 2009, Bassler faced federal charges after allegedly throwing packages containing strange drawings and writings into the Chinese consulate in San Francisco four times.”