Mar 24, 2017

EPD still waiting on test results for Third and P death investigation of young female

Remember the Third and P death investigation from last December of the young girl at this location?

I have been following up with EPD. I was told twice by one detective who had been involved in the investigation told me toxicology reports. This was a while back.

Yesterday, I followed up with EPD Crime Analyst Brittany Powell. She said, "I checked with Detective Cosetti who is the lead on this.  We are still awaiting test results.  I’m not clear on what kind of test but I can say it is not toxicology. 
It is a lengthy process.  We will release more information on this when we are able. "

Mar 23, 2017

"The Correctional Deputies are underpaid and they will bargain this year for a pay increase which the Sheriff and I both FULLY support. "

Response from Undersheriff William Honsal:

"The Correctional Deputies are underpaid and they will bargain this year for a  pay increase which the Sheriff and I both FULLY support.  "

"The Sheriff has spent more money in the past two years trying to hire correctional deputies than any other recuitments.  We have exhausted all resources trying to recruit within the county.   There are not a lot of people locally that want to work public safety jobs. "

Please suport one of our own, Deputy Charles Lamb, Go Fund me page created for medical expenses

This is a link to a Go fund me page for one of the nicest HCSO officers and bailiffs I know.

In March 2017, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. The Go Fund me page is well written, explains why it was created.

With so much of this rhetoric going around about whose lives matter the most I wish people would step back and realize all lives are equally valuable and recognize those in Public Safety..."

First District Supervisor Rex Bohn responded to the post about correctional officers' concerns.

"Staffing in our Corrections facility is getting better but there is still a ways to go, The Sheriff and Undersheriff have dispatched senior Jail Command officers to Junior Colleges with corrections curriculum across the state doing recruitment and where this has not solved the issue they have been successful in getting new officers with this expanded recruitment efforts. "

We get paid just a little bit over minimum wage, to get in fights, spit on, have feces throw on us and deal with the effects passing of AB109, prop 47 and prop 57."

Correctional officer Lesa Christensen sent an email to Undersheriff Billy Honsal who is expected to take over when Sheriff Michael Downey retires this May.

She told him that she was very happy he will be Sheriff, that this is not personally directed at him and that the COs just want an improvement in working conditions and that she wanted to give him a heads up that this would be going public.

Ms. Christensen told me, "The sheriff has had us on Mandatory overtime for over 2 years. We are working 50-60 hours each pay period."

Mar 22, 2017

Volunteer Firefighter and "model for Victoria's Secret" to challenge 5th District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg

Via Facebook:

"Friends, as you know I plan on running for 5TH district supervisor. I have been doing a lot of homework and staying off the radar out of respect for the current occupant of that seat. I want to congratulate Ryan Sundberg on his new position, and wish him the  best! I'm going to be kicking of my campaign with a listening tour. "

$200,000 arrest warrant for Rocky Karl Keene, help EPD locate him

The Eureka Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating the second suspect in a string of recent armed robberies.

Jury trial confirmed for Bryan Ross Main charged with failure to register as a sex offender and unlawfully touching a minor; alleged incident happened at the Sweet Spot

Trial confirmation for Bryan Ross Main was this morning. Jury trial scheduled to start April 3.

Main was arrested for an alleged incident at the Sweet Spot in Mckinleyville involving a female minor. Main allegedly told law enforcement that he had touched the young woman on the "butt" and felt a "rush" while doing so.

Mar 21, 2017

Rajean Achane just arrested in Eureka; another probation "success" and frequent Court "guest"

Update: Rajean Delone Achane was booked into the Humboldt County jail for resisting arrest; knowingly and maliciously attempting to prevent or dissuade any victim or witness from attending or giving testimony at any trial, proceeding, or inquiry authorized by law; and driving on a suspended license.

It is never Marci's fault; it is the damn public and social media putting pressure on DA according to her lawyer, Ben Okin

In his motion requesting continued release on bail for Marci Kitchen, Mr. Benjamin Okin, takes a swipe at social media backlash being the only circumstance that has changed and why the District Attorney's office requested certain conditions on his clients's bail. And that the DA was acting out of this pressure.

It is your damn fault public for daring to question Marci Kitchen and it is the damn media's fault, especially me,  for doing our job. How dare we?

The answer to how Marci Kitchen flies standby, her mom, whose retirement plan, allows for travel for free on standby, according to Mr. Okin.