Feb 26, 2017

CHP and HCSO checking out report of stolen vehicle from Idaho on 101 North

CHP  stopped a vehicle north bound 101, Crannel road off ramp;  vehicle reported stolen out of Idaho. CHP calling for assistance. HCSO responded. Two occupants in vehicle.

Feb 25, 2017

"The reason I agreed with Chief Mills was because the police don't differentiate between who they protect"

Myles Cochrane, who hosts Humboldt Last Week, had a segment in today's podcast on the boycott called by EPD Chief Andy Mills.

That segment starts at the 7:34 mark. I appreciate Myles giving me the opportunity to express why I supported Chief Andy Mills.

Myles did a great job of including the remarks from the answers I sent him.

Here are the two questions he asked me and my complete answers:

Question 1:

After the Siren’s Song Tavern in Eureka allowed a promoter to book a show featuring a band named Millions of Dead Cops, why do you agree with the Eureka Police Chief’s decision to call for a boycott of the venue entirely?

My answer:

Boycotting businesses is not new. People do it for different reasons. The reason I agreed with Chief Mills was because the police don't differentiate between who they protect. I have lived and travelled all over the world. We are lucky to have EPD. I feel that as a local business, especially in Old Town, Siren Song showed disrespect for EPD, the public as well as insensitivity to the fact that recently we read daily headlines about some cop being killed in the line of duty. We boycott for less, speech. Siren Song, in my opinion, by action said fuck you to cops.

Siren Song chose to make money off a sensational name and band without considering who it may impact, it is my right as well as anyone else's to boycott them.

Feb 24, 2017

EPD vehicle abatement team tows 35 motor homes, clears out a dozen illegal campers

Chief Andrew Mills tweeted this photo and information:

Cleared out a dozen illegal campers towing 35' motor homes. #vehicleabatent https://t.co/OW2r3lhXt4

Feb 23, 2017

15,000 bail for Perez; no bail for Ramirez, HCSO investigating

On Thursday, February 23, 2017 at about 1448 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Bowie Road, Loleta for a report of possible shots fired. The female juvenile victim reported two male suspects only known as Tim and Spookie fired shots towards her and 4 of her friends. The victim was able to provide a vehicle description associated with the suspects. Victims and her friends were uninjured.

June trial date set for Jon Goldberg in the 2016 case resulting from Tim Smith's death

A hearing to set future dates in the 2016 case and a motion for discovery was scheduled this morning for Jon Goldberg in Courtroom 5.

The motion for discovery was granted. In the 2016 case, Goldberg is charged with the death of Tim Smith. Trial date is now June 13.

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Trial date for alleged child molestation suspect Mario Alexander vacated

Mario Alexander had trial confirmation scheduled on February 14. His trial was scheduled to start on February 27. That trial date has been vacated.

The defense requested a motion to continue, it was granted. Alexander entered a time waiver.  No new trial date has been scheduled, yet.

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Supervisor Ryan Sundberg being interviewed for Coastal Commission seat today

Supervisor Bohn quoted in LA Times on Humboldt cannabis program ; California official says canbabis tax being paid in cash not safe

Humboldt County Supervisor Rex Bohn quoted in LA Times article on cannabis. Link to full article below.


Supervisor Bohn's remarks:

Humboldt County has issued dozens of growing permits and is processing more than 1,000 applications that have been filed, according to county Supervisor Rex Bohn.
"We’ve made some mistakes," Bohn told a legislative panel. "We are inundated. We are bringing in people left and right to implement this. We want to get a control on it. We want to get it out of the shadows."
Humboldt already has a tracking system that from farm to sale.

Feb 22, 2017

Robert Bergeson sentenced to 1 year in jail, 100 hours of community service and 4 years of supervised probation

Sentencing is scheduled in Courtroom 1 today, February 22, for Robert Bergeson.

Bergeson was sentenced to one year in jail, 100 hours of community service, and four years supervised probation.

He was taken into custody today, despiteca request to Judge John Feeney to delay his jail committment to June.

"You are getting charged with first degree murder. I cannot lose you. You need to speak up."

The preliminary hearing for Maxx Robison continued this morning.

People made a motion to exclude all potential witnesses; in the morning they were not sure whether they would call Robison's girlfriend after a jail call they were going to play in court. So, she was instructed and she left the courtroom for today's hearing.

Cross examination of Calvin Aubrey concluded.

EPD Detective John Gordon, the lead investigator in this case and EPD officer Dustin Nantz testified.

The quote above is from a 15 minute phone call from the jail between Robison and his girlfriend Autumn McClellan, exact date not told in court, "within a day or two of arrest" which was at 7:41 a.m. on June 30, 2016.

In that same call, Robison was surprised to hear he had shot someone; he said his intention was just to shoot at the car of the man who allegedly threatened him first and shot first.

The shot first was corroborated by Aubrey's testimony.

Robison expressed surprise when his girlfriend told him he was being charged with shooting a woman in the car. He said he had no idea.

At least three times in the jail call, he said (slightly different wording each time but same sentiment), "I guess I will be here the rest of my life."

He repeated twice he is not a snitch when Autumn begged him to tell the police and his attorney who was with him that night and what happened.

He admits he shot at the car but not to being aware someone was in the car.

With the exception of special allegations for Count 2, Robison was held to answer on all charges and special allegations.

Arraignment on information is March 8 at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 3.

There were some arguments made by Ms. Jennifer Dixon before Judge Reinholtsen's ruling, which included reducing Count 1 to second degree murder and bringing up premeditation and intent in respect to other counts.

Judge Reinholtsen said that for preliminary hearing, the Court did not decide on degree of murder and that other counts were held to answer based on evidence required for preliminary hearing purposes.