Sep 10, 2016

EPD looking for a white Honda involving an alleged alteraction and firearm on 17th and J




Scanner traffic/Operation Safe facebook post: (20 minutes ago)


EPD just responded to a call in the vicinity of 17th and J St involving some sort of altercation involving three subjects with one with a firearm.  Details are vague but one officer was involved in a foot pursuit who had one male at gunpoint.  A short time later another officer recovered a loaded .38 revolver along with a cell phone in the area.   Units are looking for an older white Honda that may have been involved.  Details are still unfolding though units appear to be dealing with an involved subject who happens to be a convicted felon.

A small minority of dissenters should not speak for the LGBTQ community; from what I was told "they" did not want the transgendered community included




Humboldt Pride 2016 was diverse, in age, race, gender, and however people identify including straight allies.

From what I was told by a few people, including two members of the community, who I have known for several years, is that the issue these dissenters had was that the transgendered community was included.

Another reader said that the houses of "suspected dissenters" were shot at; the dissenters allegedly wanted more "trans inclusion."

Trans pride and members of the transgendered community were well represented yesterday, so not sure what the dissenters have an issue with?

No one knows for sure but many people feel this was a disagreement between the "gay" and the "trans" community.

Whoever allegedly defaced those posters and whoever allegedly vandalized/shot "busted" the windows of anyone, needs to step forward, own their mistake and face the consequences. Will they do it? I doubt it.

There is so much speculation on social media and reports, who knows what the facts are. Whether it was 1 or 2 or 32 dissenters,  you do not represent the "community", however you identify.

Nor should your hateful actions mar the beautiful, diverse celebration today and the hard work of the organizers and volunteers.







Humboldt Pride kicks off with church groups, gay and straight alliance, trans pride and the diversity of LGBTQ local community marching in fabulous style

Church lady for LGBTQs, St. Albans Episcopal Church, Trans Pride, Supervisor Virginia Bass, Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills, Councilmember Natalie Arroyo with marched along with Grand Marshall Linda Shapeero and others as the Humboldt Pride kicked off.

Chief Mills who was a Judge at the Cruz N Eureka show came over to march down to Halvorsen park.

The L Word provided a historical perspective to the parade. One end of the banner held by the founder, the other by a young lady born the year L Word was started.

It was so good  to see my friends Brian, Jamila, Cameron, Reese, Loren, Jessica and many others I have not seen in a while.








Sep 9, 2016

Hezekiah Allen denies rape is a part of weed culture; uses recent article to promote his agenda

One sentence condemning violence. The rest of his letter is about permitting, more resources for law enforcement and mental health services.

The last two are good suggestions but what do they have to do with rape?

Sure Hezekiah, men in the weed industry don't exploit women and women feel safe reporting the bad grower boys.  Weed and easy money and other substance abuse and men who abuse power is not the issue.

Kick those of you out of Sohum that brought it downhill with your greed and your bad behavior, that will fix the problem in Sohum and the image.

This is the man who is a spokesperson for an industry looking for a better image?


Guess that $350,000 bail was too much for Justin Patrick? He should try not getting arrested frequently

Now he can add attempting to escape to his charges.



Mar 4, 2016


Frequently arrested Justin Patrick to be arraigned on 7 counts: charges include intent to commit rape, sodomy, assault and battery, trespassing and lewd conduct

Justin Patrick is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon at 1;29 p.m.. He is charged with seven counts; two felonies and five misdemeanors.

I spoke with District Attorney Maggie Fleming and she said that the CAST case would be the lead case. Patrick racked up quite a few different charges in succession, in a matter of few days, right after being released on a plea deal.


Breaking news live: Inmate escapes from Courtroom 5


just in...The inmate is Justin Patrick. Ran out the front door with his cuffs on. He was inside the court when he tried to escape.

3:55 update: He is in custody.

Justin Patrick has been frequently arrested, most recently on seven counts including rape and sodomy.

He was caught by two of my favorite bailiffs, Jason and Julie.

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/03/frequently-arrested-justin-patrick-to.html?m=1

Press Release (on 9/12/2016):

On September 9, 2016 Humboldt County Correctional Facility inmate Justin Patrick appeared in the Humboldt County Superior Court before honorable Judge Hinrichs. Twenty six year old Patrick is currently in custody for assault with intent to rape, false imprisonment, and numerous misdemeanor charges. At about 2:43 pm Patrick was able to run from the courtroom and into the public hallway. The bailiff for Judge Hinrichs court broadcast a radio call that an inmate had just escaped. Several other bailiffs responded and captured Patrick not far from the entrance to the courtroom. The Sheriff’s Office will be seeking the additional charge of escape.

Bail set at $75,000 for John Thomas Burbridge arrested by APD for alleged possession of loaded firearm in public, weapons and ammo

John Burbridge was arraigned yesterday in Courtroom 1. He was arraigned on four counts. His bail was set at $75,000.

His court appointed attorney, Conflict Counsel's Mr. David Lee, tried to get him released on OR because he is a HSU student, no prior local criminal history except "a potential out of state 7 years ago."

Deputy District Attorney Brent Kling acknowledged defense's comments about criminal history but cited public safety concerns in opposing OR. Judge Feeney agreed, OR was denied.

Time was not waived.

Intervention is on September 14 at 3 p.m. and Preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 21.


Sep 5, 2016


25 year old John Thomas Burbridge arrested by APD for alleged posession of assault weapon






31 year old male arrested for alleged domestic violence of 33 male partner; suspect also charged with possession of meth

On 09-07-2016 at approximately 5:00 AM Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a  reported domestic violence incident in the 17900 block of North Highway 1 in Fort Bragg, California.

Upon the Deputies arrival on scene, they spoke to a 33 year-old male who identified Ryan Gomes as being his cohabitating partner.


No arrests have been made yet in the 8th and N shooting, victim alive

Quick update on 8th and N shooting via EPD Captain Steve Watson.



Investigation continues, no arrests have been made yet, victim is alive.

EPD Detective Sgt. Patrick O'Neill, who is the Criminal Investigations Supervisor, also responded  There is no further information that we are prepared to release at this time. This is an open case that we are actively investigating and any further details will be released in the form of a press release as it becomes available.'


Apartment manager and maintenance worker interviewed in the investigation regarding David Fulton's death



I contacted Undersheriff William Honsal today regarding the status of David Alan Fulton death investigation.

"David Allan Fulton CIRT investigation is still on going.     We have interviewed the manager and the maintenance worker for the Sequoia Creek Apts.   Per the CIRT policy we have to update the DA’s office every 30 days.    At the end of next week we should have an idea how much longer the investigation will take place.  "


Previous posts:

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/08/only-one-hcso-deputy-named-in-gunfire.html?
m=1

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/08/david-fulton-autospy-scheduled-for-this.html?m=1

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/08/david-fulton-at-one-point-called-911.html?m=1

Federal judge denies tribes' request regarding Dakota pipeline

Federal judge denies tribes request to temporarily block Dakota pipeline.

Read more at http://abcnews.go.com/US/judge-rule-today-dakota-access-pipeline-case-protests/story?id=41973080&cid=abcn_fb

K9 Nordy nabs suspect with outstanding felony warrant trying to flee from police




On September 9, 2016 at approximately 2:43 am an Officer with the Fortuna Police Department was patrolling the area in the 2200 block of Redwood Way. He observed a Silver Dodge Stratus that he later determined was stolen out of Eureka.


Eureka Chief Andy Mills turns the camera on media at Graffitti Removal Team Press Conference

EPD Graffitti team launch video link from Chief Andy Mills right now on Facebook.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1221341324553124&id=100000318030142

Captain Watson gives a shout out to Allpoints from donating significantly to the costs of the signs.


Kudos to Senator McGuire for the townhall meeting last night and Virginia for her suggestion to business owners to help those that were recently housed




We are so lucky to have Senator Mike McGuire. He is involved and here in Humboldt and informed and concerned about us.

👌To Virginia for asking the business owners at the Senator Mike McGuire town hall meeting to provide jobs for those homeless now housed.

I have expressed the opinion below several times. With the increasing violence and rise in crime, two groups that need to take responsibility and not just blame drugs and other issues are certain business owners, landlords and people who own tons of land and create zero jobs.

Sep 8, 2016

DA's office did locate the CHP report the on Kitchen case I requested but it is exempt from disclosure

Last night, I did this post saying a report on the Kitchen case had been forwarded to the DA by CHP. I requested a copy from both CHP and the DA's office. This link includes a response from CHP Officer Cy May from this morning.

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/09/chp-fowards-fortuna-hit-and-run-case.html?m=1

This morning at 7:56 a.m. I received a response from CHP PIO Officer Cy May at 8 a.m. This is his email response:

"The report has not been completed nor has it been forwarded to the DA’s Office."


DA Maggie Fleming has been in meetings and busy all day but she got back to me with the response pictured below.

The DA's office did locate the report but cannot release it because it has been filed for pending litigation and is exempt from disclosure.











Robert Bergeson, charged with vehicular manslaughter in the 14th and H street traffic collision released from custody since he was not arraigned within 48 hours.

Robert Bergeson III was released from custody today by Judge John Feeney after his arraignment this afternoon since he was not arraigned within 48 hours. . Bergeson who is charged with alleged vehicular manslaughter in the death of Arcata resident Alan Edward Gradwohl and two other felonies.

Bergeson looked down as Judge John Feeney read the charges against him. He was soft spoken and listened attentively as his court appointed attorney spoke with him. He was released with certain conditions, which includes complete abstention from using or possessing any alcohol or intoxicants.

Deputy District Attorney Brent Kling was present in court today for the arraignment. The abstention clause was requested by Mr. Kling.

The Public Defender's office was appointed for Bergeson. Ms. Kelly Neel was present in court today for the arraignment.

Bergeson waived the 10 day requirement for his preliminary hearing but not the 60 day requirement.

An intervention hearing is scheduled for October 17 at 3 p.m. and the Preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 31 at 8:30.

There were a few cases today, arrests made between September 3 and 5, which were not arraigned according to PC 825 and the defendants were released from custody.

Fourth win for Deputy District Attorney Brent Kling with recent felony conviction

After a six-day jury trial before Judge John Feeney, jurors convicted Dylan Koski Collins, 44 of Morro Bay, of driving under the influence causing injury and leaving the scene of an accident, both felony violations of the California Vehicle Code.  The jury also found that Collins refused to submit to a chemical test to determine the alcohol content of his blood following his arrest, as set forth in a special allegation.  Finally, Collins was found guilty of driving while his license was suspended due to his failure to submit to a chemical test less than a year ago during a prior DUI investigation.


First it was home to Avalon, then Praxis Fitness, now Tailwaggers II comes to Old Town



Just ran into former Mayor Ms. Nancy Flemming, now Sequoia Humane Society's executive director, at the new location of Tailwaggers II on the corner of Third and G.

Tailwaggers II is coming to Old Town. There will be a soft opening soon and a grand opening in November.

Stay tuned for more details.


Robert Bergerson III charged with three felonies resulting from the traffic collision that allegedly caused the death of a pedestrian; alcohol level alleged to be 0.16%

Robert Willard Bergeson III, the alleged suspect in the traffic collision on September 4, will be arraigned this afternoon at 1:29 in Courtroom 5.

He is charged with three felonies. Count 1 Vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence; Count 2Driving under the Influence of an Alcoholic Beverage causing injury; and Count 3 Driving with a 0.08% blood alcohol content causing injury. In the complaint filed, Bergeson's blood alcohol level is alleged to be 0.16%







David against Goliath? $20,000 contribition to fight Measure V

Senator Mike McGuire is already having a busy day in Humboldt meeting with constituents.

Hilary Mosher told me that Sen. McGuire had ordinances similar to Measure V passed in Healdsburg and Sonoma by the Board of Supervisors and is sharing information with the local group that has been advocating for Measure V.

Hilary also shared with me a copy of a document below. Thunderbird owners spoke at the Board of Supervisors meeting when the decision was made to put Measure V on the ballot.

Thunderbird Mobile Estate Owners spoke at the August 9 Board of Supervisors meeting against Measure V.

I will update this post with comments from Thunderbird if I get a response.








Previous post:

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/08/mobile-home-rent-control-ordinance-on.html



Sep 7, 2016

North Coast News, Operation Safe Streets, Kym Kemp keep public posted live on N street shots fired

Latest at 11 p.m. from North Coast News, reporter Taylor Torregano who is on the scene, 8th and 9th street blocked off, after shots fired, a woman was heard yelling for help.

From Operation Safe Streets:


Operation Safe Streets posted "Eureka Police are out at the 800 block of N street on multiple reports of shots fired and one subject shot in the chest."

☆Updated Info☆ 10:15pm
According to scanner traffic.   Suspect only described as a Latino male that possibly left in silver SUV.  Weapon used appears to be a shotgun and wound is to the chest.  Victim has been transported to the hospital and detectives have been called out.


CHP fowards Fortuna hit and run case information to DA, includes passenger in car who is a witness



Update: September 8, Eight a.m. Officer Cy May said that the report has not been completed and not forwarded to the,DA.

Without revealing my sources, I still think the report will be forwarded to the DA any day now.

The public has been without information, speculation is and has been rampant on social media.

It isn't exactly like information has been forthcoming, media has had to pull it out.

I think the public deserves to know a major development like a potential eye witness.

I understand CHP's caution but it seems interesting that certain people in this case, even if they have not been charged, lawyer up.

Why impede a homicide investigation, if you have nothing to hide?


Yesterday:


CHP has forwarded their report on the Fortuna hit and run to the District Attorney's office.

It is a 100 page report.

I have  been waiting on information for a few days since I thought CHP would send out a press release.


There was  someone with Marci Kitchen in the car; that witness who has lawyered up. I am witholding the person's name and where he is from, for now.


Recent posts:

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/09/a-picture-of-marci-kitchen-kiya-kitchen.html?m=1

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/09/chp-hopes

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/08/restraining-order-against-marci-kitchen.html?m=1

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/08/if-marci-kitchen-shows-up-to-restraing.html?m=1

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/08/if-marci-kitchen-shows-up-to-restraing.html?m=1

These are just some of the posts. There has been extensive coverage on this blog on this case, with many posts first reported here.

Gary Lee Bullock no longer at San Quentin prison





Gary Lee Bullock is no longer at San Quentin but has been at the Pleasant Valley Prison since May 2016.


Two suspects, including one juvenile arrested for alleged Garberville Town Square assault






On 09-07-2016 at 5:38 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communication Center received a report of an assault that had just occurred at the Garberville Town Square.  It was reported that a victim was brutally attacked and the suspects had fled the area.


DA investigation states that CHP officer Curtis fired his weapon in self defense in the shooting of Killian O'Quinn




Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming has completed her review of the investigation into the law enforcement officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Mr. Killian O’Quinn on November 1, 2015.  

The following summary is based on the District Attorney’s review of the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) report, all recorded statements and audio/video recordings obtained during the course of the investigation, as well as autopsy and toxicology reports.  


Kirby Bay jury trial continued at request of defense, new date November 28




Kirby Bay, clean shaven, out of custody, in a grey suit, walking with a cane was in court today for his trial confirmation.

Defense made an oral motion to continue. People and victim did not oppose. Judge Hinrichs granted defense motion. Conflict Counsel's Mr. David Lee was in court today for Bay's attorney, Mr. Kaleb Cockrum.

Defense wanted more time because Mr. Cockrum is in a jury trial right now and when that ends, he has another jury trial. Conflict Counsel's investigator also needs more time.


Bay is out of custody. Entered time waiver today.

Deputy District Attorney Roger Rees was present for the People and appearing for his colleague, DDA Jackie Harkness. The DA requested a search clause and it was granted.


Ms. Harkness is also in a jury trial right now and due to her schedule, another Deputy District Attorney may take over the case and "needs time to get caught up," said DDA Rees.



New jury trial date is November 28.


Father of baby of 28 Polish citizen, Ewa Mitzal, notified by APD of his child's death


An intervention hearing was held yesterday for Eva Misztal, the Polish citizen charged with assault on a child causing death.

The preliminary hearing remains set for September 19.

Her bail is one million.

I spoke with APD Sgt. Todd Dokweiler  clarify some details.

The biological father of the baby, does not live in Humboldt. He was notified of his daughter's death.

After Misztal went next door to a neighbor's asking for help with her baby who was unresponsive, the neighbor called 911.

Misztal allegedly told law enforcement, she had no idea what happened.

Skull fractures on the baby initiated the investigation, which is ongoing, said Sgt. Dokweiler.

Previous post:

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/08/ewa-misztal-to-be-arraigned-today-for.html?m=1

Alleged home invasion robbery on Meadow View Road

On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at about 1:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred on Meadow View Rd., in the Benbow area. When Deputies arrived on scene, they met with a male victim who told them several suspects arrived at his residence in a black, “lifted” Ford F-250, short bed truck. 

Out of 5 people arrested in POP bust, one walked up to EPD admitting he was looking fir drugs

On September 6, 2016, at about 9:30 a.m., Eureka Police officers and Problem Oriented Policing (POP) detectives served a search warrant at a residence on the 1600 block of 4th Street in response to an ongoing investigation into drug activity.


Sep 6, 2016

Senator McGuire asks State Dept of Health to reject closures of 3 skilled nursing facilities


With word of potentially dangerous closures of three skilled nursing facilities in the greater Humboldt Bay region, Senator Mike McGuire is urging the state Department of Public Health to reject Rockport Management's closure plan. McGuire is spending the week meeting with several stakeholder groups to work on solutions, both short term and long term.

"This is not an armored tank but a rescue recovery vehicle"




In his remarks to the Board of Supervisors this morning about the purchase of a BEARCAT, Sheriff Mike Downey said, "There is an educational component about this that needs to be addressed."

Sheriff Downey spoke about the need for Humboldt County to have its own BEARCAT. Referring tio the standoff between law enforcement and David Fulton in McKinleyville recently, "I guarantee without the use of the Mendocino County BEARCAT provided to us, we would not have been able to remove people without harm." He spoke of the bullet holes in the adjoining apartment as one example.

Sheriff Downey brought up other examples in the last two years. The situation where Nick Johnson shot at the District Attorney investigators in a residential neighborhood; former Deputy Bang Cao who was shot at in Shelter Cover, "thankfully the bulletproof vest saved his life."


Humboldt County gets a Bearcat by unanimous vote





Today, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted regarding a reconsideration request for a Bearcat that was brought forth by Supervisors Ryan Sundberg and Supervisor Mark Lovelace.

Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey, Undersheriff William Honsal, Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills.

Other options, including funding were explored. It will take 8 months to get the Bearcat ordered, said Supervisor Sundberg.

"The Board of Supervisors made an appropriate decision based on welfare and safety of all residents and law enforcement in Humboldt County," Sheriff Downey told me after the vote. "I appreciate this item moving forward."


A core group of operators will be trained in using the BEARCAT.

Sheriff Downey and the Supervisors thanked Mendocino Sheriff Tom Allman for the use of his county's BEARCAT and personally coming up here for the McKinleyville standoff.

Guess the rest of the media decided to skip today's Board of Sups meeting; they also missed vital information on the Bearcat item

I wonder what the editors and TV news directors thought was so vital that they could not send even one reporter to the Board of Supervisors meeting today.

One can watch it on Access Humboldt later or interview a Supervisor but to get comprehensive information out in a timely manner to the public, being here in person, hearing the discussion is more accurate.


The Supervisors cleared misinformation being put out in media. It was not Sheriff Mike Downey who brought forth the reconsideration request, it was Supervisors Ryan Sundberg and Supervisor Mark Lovelace. They did this after the recent McKinleyville incident involving David Fulton.

Sheriff Downey spoke, Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills spoke, SWAT team members which included Sgt. Blake Massaro spoke and explained how the Mendocino Bearcat was used in the McKinleyville incident and how it was used for citizen and officer safety, which included removing people from apartments, including those that had mobility issues.

This effort is supported by law enforcement agencies, Fire Departments, EMS and Public Health.

Besides the Mckinleyville incident recently, others examples were brought up by speakers and Supervisors. Supervisor Estelle Fennell mentioned watching the Dallas police officers that were shot at, trying to find cover and helping citizens to safety while they were under fire.






Alleged vandalism report to truck reported by Ashleigh Groeling; HCSO investigating




Kailan Meserve


On or around the night of September 3rd, Ashleigh Groeling was in Petrolia visiting family.

Within a couple of hours of her arrival, the tires to a fairly new truck were slashed and the windows busted, according to more than one source.

A report was made to law enforcement, HCSO Sgt. Jesse Taylor verified that a report of alleged vandalism was made. HCSO is investigating and the deputy has not finished his report yet.

Ashleigh Groeling was one of the key witnesses for one of the Jane Doe's in the Kailan Meserve case.







Sep 5, 2016

Willow Bay apartments shooting lead points to possible suspect, a felon with a gun



Reports of Willow Bay shooting included a lead of a possible suspect, a felon with a gun.

Investigation is ongoing. Four individuals that were detained are being questioned "at a safer location," EPD Captain Brian Stephens told reporters.

A video taken by Bobby Kroeker for Kym Kemp has the most up to date details tonight.

http://kymkemp.com/2016/09/05/shots-fired-lead-to-four-detained-and-large-law-enforcement-presence-on-searles-street-in-eureka/

Hyampom double homicide maybe marijuana related

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible double homicide in the Hyampom area that law enforcement responded to around 11 a.m. on Sunday.

According to more than one source,  the site where the two men were found dead was a site of a grow and the homicides maybe marijuana related. 

A press release is expected to be released tomorrow.

Press Release:
Posted on: September 6, 2016


On Sunday, September 4, 2016 at approximately 11:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) regarding a double homicide. Deputies responded to the incident location, a residence on US Forest Service Road 3N14 South Fork Mountain in Hyampom. Deputies met with TCSO Deputies and were told two male adults were deceased in the residence. Deputies located several living structures and large marijuana grow sites throughout the property. HCSO Detectives responded to investigate the homicides. The investigation at this time indicates multiple assailants. Additional suspect information will be released accordingly.

The Drug Enforcement Unit obtained a search warrant for the marijuana grows on site. The search warrant was served and revealed another marijuana grow on a neighboring property. A search warrant was obtained for the neighboring property and served on Monday, September 5th.

Autopsies will be performed on Tuesday, September 6th. Names of the victims will be released after next of kin has been notified.

The investigation is ongoing.






Rape of the unconscious, human trafficking involving minors, lewd acts against a child are nonviolent felonies?




This letter will be in the Times Standard tomorrow.

Another disaster lurking on the ballot

POSTED: Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:00 a.m.
UPDATED: TODAY
Rape of the unconscious, human trafficking involving sex acts with minors, domestic violence involving trauma, failing to register as a sex offender, lewd acts against a child are "nonviolent felonies"?
Proposition 57 or the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act, another misleading name like Proposition 47, considers the preceding crimes "nonviolent felonies."
From the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, Los Angeles County:
"Offenders who commit multiple crimes against multiple victims will be eligible for release at the same time as offenders who only committed a single crime against a single victim. Repeat offenders will be eligible for release after the same period of incarceration as first time offenders. Offenders whose sentence was enhanced for especially egregious conduct will be eligible for release at the same time as those who did not engage in the egregious conduct. ... Juvenile offenders who commit violent crimes like murder, rape and carjacking cannot be filed on as adults. They must be filed on in juvenile court."
We have all seen the revolving door of repeat offenders in Humboldt County; Proposition 47's effect by reclassifying certain crimes as misdemeanors. This is what Gov. Jerry Brown and Kamala Harris want to unleash on citizens. The outcry so far has come from deputy DAs, sheriffs, law enforcement and Republican groups.
Who has been silent? Women's groups and Democrats.
John Chiv, Eureka


http://www.times-standard.com/opinion/20160905/another-disaster-lurking-on-the-ballot

Reports of shots allegedly fired at Willow Bay apartments behind CVS

North Coast News first to report on this breaking news story at 6 p.m.


Shots fired around 5 p.m. at Willow Bay apartments, behind CVS. Four people in handcuffs, not identified as suspects yet. No injuries reported yet. This included a woman being led out in cuffs.

EPD cars parked all along Searles Avenue. HCSO, CHP and Humboldt Bay Fire also on scene.

Photo by Taylor Torregano:




updating...

APD identify pedestrian killed in alleged traffic collision on 14th and H street

On September 4, 2016 at about 7:15 pm, the Arcata Police Department investigated a fatal, vehicle versus pedestrian, traffic collision at the intersection of 14th Street and H Street in Arcata.
 The driver of the vehicle, Robert Willard Bergeson III, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision and was arrested. The pedestrian, identified as 55-year-old Arcata resident Alan Edward Gradwohl, was pronounced deceased at the scene.


 The incident remains under investigation and anyone that may have witnessed the collision or has information is asked to contact the Arcata Police Department at 822-2424.




           Bergeson

25 year old John Thomas Burbridge arrested by APD for alleged posession of assault weapon




On Monday September 5, 2016 at approximately 4:00 am, the Arcata Police Department was dispatched to investigate a citizen report of a suspicious male associated with a van in a parking lot on the 1100 block of G Street in Arcata.  Officers contacted the male inside the vehicle who was identified as 25-year-old Arcata resident John Thomas Burbridge.

During the investigation officers learned Burbridge was in possession of loaded firearms in his vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded two loaded 12 gauge shot-guns and one .223 caliber assault rifle which was loaded with high capacity magazines.

Burbridge was taken into custody and booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges:

· PC 25850(a)- Carrying Loaded Firearm in Public

· PC 30605(a)-  Possession of Assault Weapon

· PC 32310(a)- Manufacture, Importation, Sale, Loan Large-Capacity Magazine

Dan Dobbs picked up on bench warrant for alleged petty theft, DUI, posession of marijuana with intent to transport/sell




Dan Dobbs arrested by HCSO on a bench warrant September 2 for alleged petty theft, DUI and posession of marijuana with intent to transport or sell.

Previous posts:

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2015/05/dan-dobbss-jury-trial-for-assault.html?m=1

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2015/03/dan-dobbs-booked-again.html?m=1

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2015/03/sohum-suspect-booking-photos-including.html?m=1

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2014/09/released-and-rebooked-trespasser-dan.html?m=1

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2014/08/if-getting-arrested-frequently-is.html?m=1

Sep 4, 2016

Area of fire well known to residents and AFD, live on the scene photos

Thanks again to Jesse for these awesome photos and information.





Local photographer Jesse sent these photos and video in of Arcata fire

Grass Fire at the end of O street that started approximately an hour and a half ago, under control now.

Fire had been blowing towards the old creamery building and Fed Ex building.

From Arcata Fire District:

"Arcata Fire District units are mopping up at a vegetation fire at the west end of 8th Street. Blue Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Humboldt Bay Fire, and Samoa Peninsula Fire District are assisting with fire attack and coverage of the District."

Multiple media outlets reported on the fire, North Coast News' Scott Rates was live; so was Bobby Kroeker for Kym Kemp.

According to Kym Kemp's site, Arcata Crime Unit is investigating if a homeless camp was cause of fire.

Words Worth regular and friend Jesse took these pictures and video.



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