Dec 12, 2017

Micheal Baker, the consultant appointed for Dave Varshock, is someone he claims he has never met

"The county (and other agencies with the county) have changed the rules so many times, altered land use ordinances..."

Dave Varshock has been in real estate for 15 years. In the last 12 years, Mr. Varshock told me he and his wife Heidi have raised $50,000 for various charities, schools and community causes. Mr. Varshock contacted  me and wanted to use his name because he is "fed up".

Are Humboldt County commercial cannabis ordinances legal? Is the $10,000 a day a fine fair? Is the process meant to discourage appeals?

Someone who wishes to remain anonymous, works with cannabis businesses wishing to comply, raised concerns and made the following observations.

Gary Lee Bullock loses his appeal

Shawn Hof gets 20 years in prison

Jury selection was going on for Shawn Hof. Instead the case resolved today. Hof agreed to a plea deal for 20 years. Hof was charged with five counts, including attempted murder of a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officer in August 2016.

"So what you are saying is, if we keep providing attorneys, ultimately he may find an attorney he can work with?"

Yesterday, I did a post on Jacob Silverman and whether he would be found competent to stand trial.
Silverman's main charge for this case is sale of heroin. Other charges include violations of law related to weed and lying to a police officer about his identity.

After hearing from Dr. Ramirez, then Dr. Wilson and finally Silverman himself, Visiting Judge Marjorie Carter ruled that Silverman was competent to stand trial.  Silverman was called to the stand by the People; not his own attorney, Mr. Russ Clanton.

"A bank robber/hostage taker, a gun-toting felon who threatened to kill his mother, a knife-wielding felon who threatened to kill his girlfriend, and a dog killer are probably not who the public expected back into their communities."

Maxwell Castle is one example of the consequence of Prop 47. If you pay attention, the consequences of  Prop 47 keep adding up and Jerry Brown and the Democrats do nothing but cater to criminals.

Stealing a car can be a misdemeanor in California if the value is under $950.

Maxwell Castle released from custody on December 11 is back in jail after allegedly assaulting a woman

A Eureka man is back in custody after assaulting a female in the Humboldt County Correctional
Facility Lobby. Maxwell Castle, 26, had just been released from the facility on Dec. 11, 2017 around 5 p.m. whenhe reportedly accused a female in the lobby of stealing his money. Castle grabbed the victim’s wrist causing injury. Correctional deputies detained Castle until sheriff’s deputies arrived. Castle was booked into custody on assault and battery charges.

Dec 11, 2017

If you have Narcissistic Personality Disorder, are you incompetent or competent to stand trial?


On December 11, Judge Marjorie Carter heard testimony from an expert witness, Dr. Jennifer Wilson, giving a second opinion on whether Jacob Silverman was competent to stand trial. Dr. Ramirez had already found Silverman incompetent to stand trial.

Hollywood stars, media, Judges expose the two faced Democratic party's lip service on being champions for women

"Conrad Rushing, the presiding justice of the Court of Appeal in San Jose, California, for the past 14 years, resigned this week while facing allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination against female employees, according to a report by the San Jose Mercury News."

When you have a record and try and cash a fake check right across from the jail

Jeremiah Fletcher, a frequent guest at the Humboldt Hilton, was at the Courthouse Market around 5 p.m.

Not only will Humboldt County benefit directly from their ability and skills, but our Office will benefit indirectly as they share knowledge with fellow prosecutors.”

Today, Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced the hiring of Deputy District Attorneys Josh Rosenfeld and Joel Buckingham.

No private attorney this time, no family in court for Judson Stiglich

This afternoon, both Judson Stiglich and Amanda Brown were arraigned.

Stiglich was arraigned earlier since he also a second case for violation of parole. The Public Defender's office was appointed to represent him today. Time was not waived.

For the second time, People fail to file charges on Zacevich's two recent arrests so she remains out of custody

Katherine Zacevich did show up today.  Mr. Brent Kling who is prosecuting the case was not in court. His colleague, Ms. Murdock asked Zacevich be remanded into custody.

However the People still haven't filed charges on her two recent arrests so Zacevich remains out of custody.

City of Eureka suspends search for relocation of Corp Yard due to uncertainty of sales tax dollars

For the past six months the City of Eureka has been reviewing potential alternatives for relocation of the city’s Corporation Yard.

Stiglich had a bench warrant issued in August 2017 for an alleged felony

Judson Stiglich had 660 credits before he started his prison sentence for the death of Ryan Robinson. He also had a bench warrant issued on 8/3/17.

This morning at 9 a.m. , the DA's office had received the report regarding Stiglich's arrest last week. They were reviewing the report.

Warrant surrender scheduled for PG & E gate crasher Katherine Zacevich

PG & E gate crasher Katherine Zacevich has a warrant surrender and bond status scheduled this afternoon at 1:30. 

Depending on when the Judson Stiglich arraignment is scheduled, I will update this post if she shows up today, if the DA asks for increase in bail and any other new information.

"Crutchfield was found with a gunshot wound. However, foul play is not suspected at this time. "

HCSO PIO Samantha Karges provided more information on Kason Crutchfield's death.

 "We have not done an autopsy yet, so I cannot confirm a cause of death. Crutchfield was found with a gunshot wound. However, foul play is not suspected at this time. Crutchfield’s body was discovered on the Trinity River riverbar by someone in the area and it was reported to law enforcement."

Vehicle off roadway Campton@Fern, EPD officer Mcelroy cautions drivers about icy roads

Kattie Yocum sentencing continued because defense claims a "number of errors " in probation report

Sentencing was scheduled this morning for Kattie Yocum. It was continued to December 26 at defense request so Deputy Public Defender Brie Bennett could file a supplemental report correcting "a number of errors".

Staying out of custody means racking up more charges for Desiree Henley

Desiree Henley, charged with arson and aiding and abetting in the Blue Heron case, was arrested by EPD on December 8 for alleged violation of PC 602.5, criminal tresspass or unauthorized entry of a dwelling.

Dec 10, 2017

These local businesses quietly decided to make this holiday season one that will be different for kids that are forgotten

At Thanksgiving and Christmas, the obligatory stories on the Mission, Betty Chinn, churches get featured on TV and in the newspaper.

What never gets mentioned are the people who work hard, yet struggle for various reasons. For the kids in these families, Christmas or the holiday season is just another day.

Kason Crutchfield who fled from HCSO found deceased in Willow Creek

Deputies discovered Kason Crutchfield's body in Willow Creek this afternoon. Crutchfield fled from law enforcement on December 7.  Crutchfield's body was found near the 100 block of Mountain View Lane.

HCSO PIO Samantha Karges sent out a brief update and said she will be available to answer questions tomorrow.

Travis Michael Anderson arrested for several charges including alleged possession of a loaded firearm and controlled substances

Dec 9, 2017

Thanks to nutty progressives & a pc culture that enables criminals, it is okay to torture disabled people, white people and conservatives

             (Cook County Sheriff's office)

Brittany Covington was sentenced to four years probation and 200 hours of community service. 

Take Back Eureka and Eureka Mission crew pick up the slack for most of Eureka City Council

(Eureka Rescue Mission crew )

Judson Stiglich out thanks to Prop 57?

By Monday, hopefully more than one official source  will confirm why Judson Stiglich got out early when he was supposed to serve a prison sentence.

Judson Stiglich is not getting out of jail

If people keep honking like this, we will be here all day."

(Brittainy, Richelle and Tara)

(another friend  Erik arrived later)

Tamara Paul and David Paul are currently incacerated. They are facing several charges stemming from an alleged hash lab explosion in Rio Dell in November 2016.

Dec 7, 2017

Defect in brick chimney causes structure fire; no injuries

Structure was located  on 2900 block of Pigeon Point Road.

HCSO believes Kason Crutchfield maybe injured

Willow Creek suspect Kason Crutchfield has not been located. Deputies believe he may be injured. Willow Creek residents, please call the Sheriff’s Office if you see Crutchfield or have any information about his whereabouts.

Deja vu with Kason Crutchfield

Kason Krutchfield was just released yesterday for time served.

Willow Creek residents are advised to stay inside while HCSO searches for armed suspect

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a Willow Creek man believed to be armed.

Jennika Lee Suazo's cause of death determined to be asphyxia

Nearly a year ago, on December 9, 2016, 18 year old Jennika Lee Suazo was found deceased in her residence on the 300 block of P Street in Eureka.  

No arrests but 3,000 pounds of processed weed destroyed from two unpermitted County grows

Oral arguments completed; 1st Apellate District will rule on Gary Lee Bullock's appeal of his sentence

Oral arguments completed in Gary Lee Bullock's case. "Case argued and submitted" to the 1st Appellate District for ruling.

No gasoline cars for you!

"California Assemblymember Phil Ting, a Democrat who is chairman of the chamber’s budget committee, said he plans to introduce a bill that, starting in 2040, would allow the state’s motor vehicles department to register only “clean” vehicles that emit no carbon dioxide, such as battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars."

Alleged home invasion and robbery in Willow Creek

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a reported armed robbery in Willow Creek.

Deputy District Attorney Christopher Yi is Riverside bound

Tomorrow is his last day. Mr. Yi said the move was to be closer to family. Two  high profile cases Deputy District Attorney Yi worked on were Ivan Martinez Chavarin and former assistant court manager Socorro Cervantes. Both resulted in convictions.

"Man high on meth attacks senior officer over not getting donuts. "

Santa Cruz, not really different from Eureka. Chief Andy Mills' tweet this morning:

"I love policing. Start the day with a code 3 cover now at donut shop. Man high on meth attacks senior officer over not getting donuts. Cop and crook okay."

Dec 6, 2017

There are people who talk local business and shop local and there are people who put their money and demonstrate with action.

Promoting local businesses is why I  originally started this blog. When I contacted Trevor Michel, all I had planned to do was share his story.

From a summer job, he went on to purchase his own boat after college & started his own business

Trevor Michel is a young entrepreneur, based in Ferndale.

I learned about Michel through Supervisor Rex Bohn and Shannon Miranda.  And I knew that I wanted to share Michel's story.

HCSO arrests man who allegedly shot a gun in the air "to send a message"

On Dec. 5, 2017 around 9:13 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a mobile home park on the 1200 block of Allard Avenue in Eureka for reports of a single gunshot.

Last seen in Chicago but sought by Mendocino Sheriff

Inocente Madonado is WANTED by MCSO

$100,000 BAIL

Dec 5, 2017

Before today's arrest, Little Raccoon already had a previous conviction for carrying a loaded firearm in public

Before he was arrested today, Peter James Little Raccoon Hunsucker had a complaint filed November 30 for two misdemeanors. He was not in custody on that case and has an arraignment scheduled for 12/12/17.

Procedure, discovery, doctor's schedules, the usual reasons for another continuance for local not guilty by insanity cases

Doctor's reports were due today in the Kimberly Felder case. Defense and People both requested a date during the first week of January to confirm both doctors had the same information.

It is official. Kaleb Cockrum appointed interim Public Defender

As expected, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors confirmed the appointment of Mr. Kaleb Cockrum as interim Public Defender.

Some people will recognize Mr. Cockrum as the lawyer appointed to represent Gary Lee Bullock.