Dec 3, 2016

Man beating woman on 101, possible Mexican mafia connection

EPD has another weekend winner for criminal of the day.. Got call, reporting party claimed man  beating woman with closed fist.

  Guy beating a gal driving down 101.  Caller followed.  Dispatch said suspect had a prior, allegedly  Mexican mafia and had threatened to kill girlf riend in the past.

Woman beating a thief? EPD on way to check out this report

According to Operation Safe Streets, EPD is on their way to a report of a woman beating a thief.

"Eureka Police officers are about to deal with a real winner.  Woman beating thief.   Hopefully they make an arrest."

Let's see how this story pans out.

OSS just edited their original post:

Eureka Police officers are about to deal with a real winner.  Woman beating thief.   Hopefully they make an arrest.   Edit.  This reference was for a guy who was witnessed by another person "hitting a female with a closed first" driving down 101.  Caller followed and provided plate which returned to a familiar name.  Guys got priors for stealing,  beating up women and gang ties.   Good looking out by Samaritan who witnessed the assault. "

Dec 2, 2016

18 year old with gun shot wound in Fortuna succumbs to injury

Reports are that a 18 year old in Fortuna has passed away. Allegedly from a self inflicted gunshot to the head.

Humboldt crumbles while elites and government watch, a National Review sequel

Multiply the effect and retitle Humboldt crumbles and six months after the article below, a sequel can be written.

Over regulated, overtaxed , drive sensible business away CALexit voters can leave if anyone else wants them; let the rest make California prosperous again.

Jury convicts Blaine Richard Martin, another victory for Deputy DA Brent Kling

On December 1, 2016, a jury convicted 24-year-old Blaine Richard Martin of Trinidad of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Possession of Ammunition, charges stemming from a routine traffic stop in McKinleyville on March 24, 2016.  

100 percent votes in, Austin Allison is the Councilmember elect for Ward 4

Austin Allison 4,925
John Fullerton 3,999

This was the election report today.

I contacted John Fullerton.

 Mr Fullerton said is going to wait to make a statement until he sees the vote count by precinct to see how he did in the fourth ward.

Registrar of Voters, Ms. Kelly Sanders said those results will be posted online, on Tuesday.

Kailan Meserve gets a taste of San Quentin justice from his fellow inmates

Kailan Meserve who is housed at San Quentin got "beat up"by his fellow inmates, according to a few sources.

Since this is medical information, San Quentin cannot release or confirm or give details about the incident.

With the passage of Prop 57, there is a possibility that with or without the appeal, Meserve could be released early.

With her preliminary hearing continued, Marci Kitchen decides to take a trip out of the country

I heard this through the grapevine from a few sources of the Marci Kitchen "fan club."

It seems Marci Kitchen has a trip planned out of the country soon. Will she return?

Should have asked for her passport to be surrendered.

I have contacted both the DA and Kitchen's attorneys for comment.

HCSO Press Release mentions third suspect in high speed chase as male, no mention of female

On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at approximately 6:58 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a report of an in-progress home invasion robbery in Fieldbrook.  While en route, the suspect vehicle, a black GMC Yukon with Missouri license plates, passed deputies at a high rate of speed in the opposite direction, westbound on Murray Rd from Central Ave in McKinleyville. Deputies pursued the vehicle, and requested the assistance of the California Highway Patrol (CHP).  The suspect vehicle began travelling northbound on Hwy 101.  The pursuit continued and reached speeds of 100 mph.

Eureka Chief Andy Mills is looking for you, yes YOU, why?

From Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills:

The City of Eureka is now hiring for an experienced Senior Administrative Assistant to be assigned to the office of the Chief of Police.  Applications due by December 16th.

Norvell Eaisley and Charleston Jamond Thompson arrested yesterday for high speed chase

Norvell Eaisley and  Charleston Jamond Thompson arrested yesterday for VC2800.2 (a) by HCSO. Bail for Eaisley $75,000. Thompson, $50,000

Dec 1, 2016

CSAC 2017 officers include Fourth District Supervisor Virginia Bass

Congratulations to our Fourth District Supervisor Virginia Bass.

Supervisor Virginia Bass is the second Vice-President.

CSAC photo and tweet:

Ladies & Gentlemen, we are proud to present our 2017 CSAC Officers! #CSAC16 @dickforster60 @Team_Leticia @VirginiaBass #keithcarson

Humboldt County is now well represented at the state level since Supervisor Rex Bohn is the 2nd President of RCRC (Rural County Represetatives of California).

Helicopters, cell phone sniffer added to search for missing female suspect

Drug Enforcement requested with cell phone sniffer.

High speed chase related to home invasion? Armed robbery?

From Operation Safe Streets on hi speed chase:

More information from Operation Safe Streets:

Updated: turns out this is going to be related to an armed robbery.   Still piecing together information.  Original call was for armed home invasion in the 5000 block in Fieldbrook near the Grange.  Multiple units responded.  No shots were reportedly fired during the robbery.  Suspects were described as black male adults.

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Sheriff's deputy ended what sounded like a short pursuit.  Two detained and one outstanding.  Arcata PD is headed to back up the deputy now.   Deputy advised one suspect may have went off the cliff on foot.   Black female adult.  Avoid hitchhikers.  Loop Road Westhaven.  Last seen southbound Scenic.

Kudos to Humboldt County on Alert for reporting on the high speed chase first, with most details

(Graphic from COPS tv show)

From Humboldt County on Alert:

UPDATE 7:34: Helicopter left from the airport approximately 10 minutes ago.
UPDATE 7:22: Unknown if female suspect is armed.
UPDATE 7:19:  Black female with medium build, wearing green top and possibly my green pants. Setting up perimeter on Scenic where she possibly fell from cliff.
UPDATE 7:17: One black female adult outstanding. Possibly fell from cliff.
UPDATE 7:14: two detained, one outstanding.
UPDATE 7:12: Passing southbound 101 offramp at 6th (close to Westhaven?). Going through yards.
UPDATE 7:09: Suspect vehicle took Westhaven exit.
Update at 7:08: speeds still at 100+
RIGHT NOW:  high speed police chase. North bound 101 at Murray exit. 100+ mph. Chasing two black male adults armed with handguns.

David Lockhart pleads guilty , stipulated sentence of three years in prison for the death of Hannah Baker

This morning David Lockhart entered a second plea. He pleaded guilty to Count 1 as charged as well as the special allegation.

Count 1 can be sentenced as 16 months, two years or four years. The special allegation has a 1 year prison term.
(Hannah Baker)

The stipulated agreed sentence is the mid term of two years as well as the 1 year for the special allegation making it a total of three years.

Both parties agreed to sentencing at a later date but could not agree to a date today. A hearing to set that date is scheduled for  12/7 at 8:30 a.m.

The plea is not final until that date.

Deputy District Attorney David Christensen was present for the People, Mr. Patrik Griego for the Baker family and Mr. Russ Clanton with his client Lockhart.

Some family members and friends of the victim were present in court today.

Nov 23, 2016

One plea rejected, now just before the jury trial starts again, a change of plea entered by David Lockhart

After the last plea was rejected by Judge Timothy Cissna, and the case went all the way to a jury trial again, today during trial assignment, Lockhart's jury trial was vacated and a change of plea entered for 12/1/2016.

David Lockhart is charged with Count 1, vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence in the death of Hannah Denise Baker. There is a special allegation that Lockhart caused great bodily injury or death to John Doe.

Will Scott Crane be released from custody, again, this afternoon?

Scott Crane is scheduled for OR/Bail hearings for his most recent arrest on November 25 as well as three cases in which he is charged with violation of probation; two in 2016 and one in 2015.

A jury trial and revocation hearings are scheduled for December 19 and and trial confirmation and pre trial on December 13.

Charges in the most recent case are Count 1
 violating a court order; Count 2 disorderly conduct, allegedly under the influence of liquor and toluene and Count 3 obstructing and resisting a public officer.

Visiting Judge David Herrick's ruled this afternoon,no OR. Bail was set. Bail is $25,000.

Nov 30, 2016

Humboldt Bay Fire and ambulance at Eureka High for 16 year old with neck injury

Operation Safe Streets:Humboldt Bay Fire and ambulance responding to the gym at Eureka High for a 16 year old female with neck injury.

U.S. bank in Henderson Center just robbed

US Bank Henderson Center just robbed. According to EPD crime analyst Brittany Powell, the call came in at 4:37 p.m.

Alleged getaway car red compact.


Dylan Wilson, the man who allegedly assaulted 12 year old in Arcata, still waiting on NAPA to take him

This morning confirmation of transport for Dylan Wilson to NAPA was scheduled. He is still here. Another date was set on December 21 for confirmation of transport.

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Marci Kitchen preliminary tentatively continued to March 20; 11 witnesses for DA, 5 day estimate

Judge Joyce Hinrichs found good cause and granted the continuance requested by the defense, again.

Deputy District Attorney Roger Rees subbed in for DDA Stacey Eads who is prosecuting the case. He said the People opposed the continuance and had complied with Marcy's law.

Mr. Benjamin Okin, one of Kitchen's attorneys, appeared on her behalf and on behalf of her other attorney, Mr. Patrik Griego.

Mr. Okin told Judge Hinrichs that the defense had received a lot of discovery and needed to process it send out for lab work.

Intervention is March 16 at 9:45 and the preliminary is March 20 at 9:45. If that needs to change, defense will notify the court since one trial court is being set aside for the entire week of March 20 for this case.

 People intend to present 11 witnesses and an estimate of five days was given by both parties.

Nov 28, 2016

Marci Kitchen's attorneys file for a continuance, again

Marci Kitchen's attorneys filed a motion for a continuance, again, for the December 5 preliminary hearing.

A hearing is scheduled on November 30 to see if the motion will be granted at 10:15 a.m.

Charles Cole second jury trial on alleged charges of animal cruelty confirmed for December 12

Trial confirmation was scheduled this morning for Charles Cole's second jury trial.
Dates confirmed.

His conditional plea had been rejected in October and his jury is scheduled for December 12.

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HCSO is not seeking charges against Anthony Lux but is investigating claims he made about why he took his daughter

The Humboldt County Sheriff's office will not seek charges against Anthony Lux,  Undersheriff William Honsal told me. Undersheriff Honsal said that the case is not being referred to the DA's office and that Lux is fully cooperating with law enforcement.

He said when Lux was interviewed, he told HCSO that Child Welfare Services provided him with inaccurate information which led to him taking his daughter away from her grandmother.

HCSO is investigating the case and the alleged misinformation claim.

Nov 29, 2016

EPD responded to area of 4th and J report of male carrying a shotgun

According to Operation Safe Streets, about half an hour ago:

"EPD headed to 800 block of 4th Street for a report of male carrying a shotgun."

OSS Update (15 minutes ago): " Apparently UTL.  Always reassuring."

I have not heard sirens or an ambulance.

Federal Judge tells passport agency to reconsider decision to deny passport for intersex citizen

Excerpt from Courthouse News:

 A federal judge asked the Colorado Passport Agency to reconsider its decision to deny an intersex Coloradan’s passport after the agency said it did not want to offer a third gender option on its passport application.

EPD sees increase in residential burglaries in November, mostly in Henderson Center area

The Eureka Police Department has seen an increase in residential burglary reports during the month of November, primarily in the Henderson Center area.  Below are some of the trends we’ve seen.  Residents should be aware and use extra precaution when leaving their homes.

HCSO Deputy thanks mystery lady for doing this, we all should

I add my thanks to whoever you are.

From HCSO facebook page:

This is from one of our patrol deputies:

Yesterday a lady approached my patrol vehicle, while I was parked at College of the Redwoods, and handed me something. She stated it was for me, I thanked her and she hopped back into her vehicle and drove off. I opened it and it was a gift card for coffee. That is not what got my attention, it was the message she had written in it.

Caltrans District 1 open house on proposed safety project for Route 175

Caltrans District 1 will hold a public open house for a proposed safety project for Route 175 near Middletown.

Eureka citizen files complaint with DA, state attorney general and FPPC on possible violation of election code

On November 28, a complaint was sent by a Eureka citizen to the state attorney general via electronic e-mail. Also a complaint sent to District Attorney Maggie Fleming
via electronic e mail. A complaint to FPPC  via certified registered mail was sent today.

Update 11/30:

DA Maggie Fleming responded to Robert Tuel and asked him to file a complaint with the Secretary of State since they investigate election fraud.

Eureka City Finance Department follows up; Austin Allison does need to get a business license

Eureka City Manager Greg Sparks notified me via email this morning that Austin Allison said he will be in to get a business license.

"The finance department contacted Mr. Allison and reviewed his business activities with him.  It was determined that even though he does not sell products from his home that he is required to have a license.  He indicated that he will be in within the week to obtain a license.'

Nov 28, 2016

California Bar considers ban on sex between lawyers and clients

Citing ethical concerns, California Bar had this revelation.,amp.html?client=ms-android-verizon

Excerpts from LA Times article:

"The nation's largest state bar association is overhauling ethics rules for attorneys for the first time in 30 years, and some lawyers are unhappy about a proposal that would open them up to discipline for having sex with clients.

"The sex ban has divided the rules revision commission, though similar restrictions are in place in other states. As of May 2015, 17 states had adopted a blanket sex ban drafted by the American Bar Assn., according to an ABA committee that looked at implementation of the group's ban."

May have to wait a little longer to see if there is a Crazy White Boy connection in the Heidmann/Wright case

Benjamin Heidmann and Konnor Wright were supposed to have their jury trial set tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.

The Public Defender's office, who represents Heidmann has filed, again, for a continuance. That motion will be heard tomorrow morning.

Oct 6, 2016

Defense request for continuance granted for the jury trial for Benjamin Heidmann and Konnor Wright

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Marci Kitchen's attorneys file for a continuance, again

Marci Kitchen's attorneys filed a motion for a continuance, again, for the December 5 preliminary hearing.

A hearing is scheduled on November 30 to see if the motion will be granted at 10:15 a.m.

Alleged child abduction suspect Anthony Lux sought by law enforcement

On Sunday, November 27, 2016 at about 7 p.m. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 4100 block of Hillside Ct. in Eureka for a reported child abduction by parent.  The reporting party told deputies when she was in another part of her residence, Anthony Lux (31) unexpectedly left with his daughter, 4 year old Allison Shirey.  The reporting party provided court documentation stating she has temporary physical and legal custody of Allison.   Lux did not have permission to take Allison from the residence. 
It was later discovered Lux received a ride from the residence on Hillside Ct. to St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Lux did not check into the hospital and has not been seen since.  Lux has connections in Alderpoint, Eureka, McKinleyville, Montegue (Siskyou County) and Chico (Butte County).  Lux’s whereabouts are unknown at this time. 

Homicide suspect now alleged victim in Mendocino weed related murder

During this investigation the Mendocino County Sheriff's Detective Unit was able to contact and interview Amanda Wiest,  a 26 year old female, from Fairfax Virginia, who had previously been listed as a possible suspect in this case. At the conclusion of that interview Wiests' status has been changed from suspect to victim of a kidnapping along with a four year old child.  Charges of kidnapping with be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for review in addition to the charges of homicide and robbery against the suspects in this case.

On the evening of 11/23/2016 Gary "Giggles" Fitzgerald turned himself into the custody of the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.  He was charged and booked into the Mendocino County Jail on a charge of homicide.  His bail was set at $650,000.

The investigation into this case is ongoing with the Sheriff's Office Detective Unit actively seeking to arrest the 5 additional suspects in this case.

Brett Hansen, another one who is back in jail already this year

Brett Hansen was arrested by Arcata Police Department and booked early a.m on November 26 for PC 211, VC 2800.2 (a) and VC24400 (a)

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Scott Crane just can't seem to stay out of jail, arrested again

Scott Joseph Crane arrested again, this time by Eureka Police Department after Nov 22, for PC 273.6 (a), violating a restraining order, on November 25.

Nov 27, 2016