Feb 3, 2017

Guy that law enforcement is looking for is Shawn Hof Jr; the canine should get the $20,000 reward

Remember this guy?



Oct 11, 2016


$20,000 reward if your information leads to arrest and conviction of Shawn Hof Jr.



.Reward Raised to $20,000 for Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of Shawn Eugene Hof Jr., Suspected of Attempting to Shoot a CDFW Wildlife Officer
The California Wildlife Officers Foundation, California Waterfowl Association, The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, The Sportfishing Alliance, The Nature Conservancy and private donors have increased the reward for information that leads to the capture, arrest, and conviction of Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr. to up to $20,000.


"Come on down; stay right there; the dog will find you, he will bite you", suspect near Bear River Casino gets warning

Two suspects are being sought, one in a standoff in Ferndale.

HCSO and Fortuna police responded.

Police on North Coast News at field near Bear River Casino using bull horn told suspect to "come on down;  stay right there; the dog will find you, he will bite you."

CA Supreme Court to decide whether emails/texts on private devices regarding government business are covered by Public Records Act

California Supreme Court to decide whether emails and texts on private devices are covered by the California Public Records Act.



http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-emails-court-20170202-story.html

Excerpt:

During a hearing last month, the California Supreme Court appeared ready to rule that government business conducted on private telephones and computers must be made public.
The quandary expressed by justices was how to fashion a rule to protect the privacy of government employees and still ensure that public business was open to inspection

Starting Monday more changes in Humboldt Superior Court; Judges change court and assignments


Effective Monday, February 6, Humboldt County Superlior Court Presiding Judge Joyce Hinrichs will move to Courtroom 7 hearing juvenile cases.

Assistant Presiding Judge Christopher Wilson will move to Courtroom 5 and hear criminal cases.

Judge Dale Reinholtsen will move to Courtroom 3 and return to hearing criminal cases.

Judge Timothy Cissna will hear civil cases.


"I'm strapped, I'm strapped"; Best Western employee told law enforcement about Lasinski pointing a gun at him


Two maintenance men tried to help CHP Officer Brent Walker when he was pursuing Clayton Lasinski after Lasinski fled running from Officer Walker despite commands to stop and taser warnings.

The new details at Lasinski's preliminary hearing were some specifics about interactions law enforcement had with Lasinski on December 6 and what led to EPD officers opening fire; how Lasinski got into the red Mazda at Sole Savers. One new detail was Lasinski allegegly pointing a firearm at a civilian in a truck after his Mazda stalled. That man seeing police chasing Lasinski sped away.

EPD officers Stephen Linfoot and Dustin Nantz told EPD Senior Detective John Gordon they were "fearful" for their lives as the reason for discharging their weapons at Lasinski.

Most of the preliminary hearing had details already covered in the EPD press conference.


Clayton Lasinski held to answer on all counts after preliminary except no holding order for Count 8

Clayton Lasinski, the man who led EPD through a chase during rush hour and was ultimately arrested after being shot in an officer involved shooting had his preliminary hearing this morning.

Two CHP officers and the lead investigator from EPD testified.

"I'm strapped; I'm strapped" is what Lasinski allegedly yelled at one Best Western employee. EPD officers Stephen Linfoot and Dustin Nantz told EPD Senior Detective John Gordon they were "fearful" for their lives as the reason for discharging their weapons at Lasinski.

Before cross examination of two witnesses, Lasunski appeared to share information and frustration with his attorney, Mr. Greg Elvine Kreis, who patiently seemed to listen and be explaining something to him.

Arraignment on February 16 in Courtroom 2.

Held to answer on all counts (except 8) and all special allegations.


Feb 2, 2017

Stephen Kullmann is the new Harbor Commissoner filling Mike Wilson's vacant seat

Stephen Kullmann is the new Harbor Commissioner to replace the seat left vacant by Mike Wilson. David Narum dropped out
It was a choice between Casey Allen and Kullman.

Clayton Lasinski preliminary continued until tomorrow morning due to courtroom availability

Clayton Lasinki's preliminary hearing was scheduled this morning at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 4.

Due to courtroom availability, it was continued to tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7.

He is charged with 15 counts.





Deputy District Attorney Luke Bernthal is prosecuting the case. Conflict Counsel's Mr. Greg Elvine-Kreis has been appointed to represent Lasinski.

Previous posts:

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2017/01/pitchess-motion-scheduled-this-morning.html?m=1

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/12/clayton-lasinski-preliminary-hearing.html?m=1

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/12/clayton-lee-lasinski-suspect-in.html?m=1


Preliminary for two suspects vacated in Tyson Claros homicide case; joinder motion continued



Tyson Claros 

An interventon hearing and decision about the People's request to join the cases of all  five suspects in the Tyson Claros case was scheduled in Courtroom 5 this morning.

Long discussion but sum of it is February 6 preliminary for Thompson and Valenzuela vacated. Setting for those two on February 15 plus joinder motion for all 5 continued.

Defense attorneys at a previous hearing brought up the Aranda-Bruton rule.


Jon Goldberg to be arraigned again on Counts 2 and 3 again, that were not held after preliminary


Jon Goldberg is being arraigned again.


Counts 1 and 2 against Rachel Goldberg. Count 2 is concealing a firearm in public. Alleged victim not listed in complaint.



Counts 2 and 3 Tim Smith's preliminary hearing were not held to answer.

Count 3 is the same charge against Rachel Goldberg Tim Smith in the preliminary.

Goldberg's attorney Mr. Casey Russo from the Publuc Defender's office plans to file  written demurrer on that Count.

Not guilty pleas entered. No time waiver. Preliminary on February 16.






Mark Wheetley, new City Manager for Fortuna

Acvording to Supervisor Rex Bohn,  "Mark Wheetley just announced as the New City Manager for Fortuna". This was at the "Fortuna Chamber Annual State of the City Address Breakfast."

Feb 1, 2017

Victor Becerra arrested for sleeping in a vehicle reported stolen earlier



On January 31, 2017 at about 11:28 p.m., an officer with the Eureka Police Department located a stolen vehicle parked in an alley near Del Norte and C Streets.  The vehicle, a 2013 Subaru, had been reported stolen earlier that day at about 2:30 a.m. from the 2100 block of Everding.  

Officers found Victor Becerra, 20 of Eureka, sleeping in the driver's seat of the parked Subaru.  Becarra was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of a stolen vehicle.  


The victim was notified and responded to the scene to retrieve the vehicle.  No damage to the vehicle was reported.    

EPD responds to call about stolen car, Wabash and B, catches perp, books him, returns car to owner, all in minutes


EPD responded to a call about a stolen car, Wabash and B. Already got the alleged perp, in custody. Car returned to owner.




Jan 31, 2017

Just like his jury trial, now Kailan Meserve's appellate attorney wants more time, dragging out his appeal


Today, Kailan Meserve's attorney, Johnny Griffin, filed an order in the First District, California Court of Appeal


    On January 20, 2017, appellant Kailan Meserve filed a motion to stay the appeal pending the resolution of a petition for writ of habeas corpus he has filed in the trial court seeking a new trial based on the suppression of favorable, material evidence in his first trial. Respondent has 15 days to oppose the motion. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.54(a)(3).) On January 26, Meserve filed a request that his January 31 deadline to file an opening brief be extended. His appellate counsel attests that respondent does not plan to oppose Meserve's motion for a stay and does not oppose his request for an extension of time. The court seeks input from respondent on whether the trial court has jurisdiction to rule on Meserve's habeas petition while his conviction is on appeal. The court does not intend to rule on Meserve's stay request until the time to respond to it has passed, and the court would be inclined to grant any requests for an extension of time for respondent to respond to the stay request. In the meantime, Meserve's request for an extension of time to file an opening brief is granted as follows. In the event that the court denies Meserve's stay request, Meserve shall have until 15 days after the court's ruling to file an opening brief."


Link to apellate court information on this case:

http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/search/case/dockets.cfm?dist=1&doc_id=2151010&doc_no=A148944

From possible resolution to no plea to motion to continue, Maxx Robison preliminary continued to February 21




Preliminary hearing was scheduled for McMullens' motel suspect Maxx Robison this morning in Courtroom 4.


At the intervention hearing for Robison yesterday, his attorney, Public Defender Jennifer Dixon said that an offer had been made by the people, which would remain
open until this morning.


First, it seemed the case would resolve. Then, when Robison appeared in court, he told his attorneu he would not take the plea. All this between back and forth between Courtroom 4 and 2. Finally, the case ended back in Courtroom 2 for an oral motion to continue by the People. The DA's office learned this morning a witness was unavailable as she was sick.

The People's offer was withdrawn.

Motion for discovery on February 9; Intervention on February 16; Preliminary February 21.



Jan 29, 2017

Police, fire, ambulance at Adorni Center

Police, fire and ambulance at Adorni Center.

Reader who is there said, a male, allegedly jumped off dock behind Adorni Center The Fire Department got him out. People said he had walked by them talking to himself carrying a chair.

Ambulance just left with the male.



Probation compliance check leads to arest of two in Arcata, charges include maintaining a drug house


On 01/28/17 at about 1317 hours, an officer on patrol recognized a subject that was on probation entering a mobile home in the 1000 block of 7th St. Several officers responded to the residence and contacted Sarah Schultz (34) of Arcata. Schultz was found to have a warrant for her arrest and a search clause as a term of her probation. A fellow resident of the home was identified as Carl Partee (51) of Arcata.