Aug 4, 2021

Matthew Loren Wells arrested for drug, firearm and posession of a stolen vehicle

On 8/04/2021 at about 12:39pm, an officer with the Arcata Police Department located a reported stolen vehicle at the Arcata Community Center occupied by a male subject.  

Another continuance for convicted molestor who continues to game the system

Setting for any motions filed by convicted molestor Mark Dare's attorney, Mr. Russ Clanton, which could include a motion for a new trial and status/setting of sentencing was continued to August 4. It was continued once more to 9/16/21.

Plea deal for convicted felon who SWAT had to waste an entire day to arrest


Convicted felon, assault and criminal threat suspect Kyle Muhaw entered an plea  on August 3, the day of his preliminary hearing. Several charges were dismissed. Sentencing is on 9/9.

Alleged victim has a restraining order against Kaven Dangerfield


Arcata attempted murder suspect Kaven Latheniel Dangerfield's preliminary hearing was scheduled for August 4. It was continued to August 5.

John Cogorno withdraws as Ray Christie's attorney


Trial confirmation and hearing regarding the defense motion for a new trial for Ray Christie was continued to August 4. I had a feeling it would be continued again and it was to August 6 for trial assignment. Instead of wasting time on this case, I chose to use my time for other news.

Mr. John Cogorno and Mr. Ken Bareilles were Christie's attorneys. Bareilles had not appeared on the case for a while. He did today. Mr. Cogorno withdrew as Christie's counsel. Christie decided to fire Mr. Cogorno days before his trial which may or may not proceed next Monday.

Mr. Bareilles is not available until next year. Christie needs to find a new lawyer who is ready to take the case on and proceed within a reasonable timeframe or file a motion to continue by 8/6/21.

You can also read the court minutes. 8/6/21 and 8/9/21 is the day to report if anything happens.

Aug 3, 2021

I read about his arrest and it pissed me off. Why?


(Watson's booking photo)

In addition to his arrest on August 1, Arcata Mayor Brett Watson has a conviction from 2020 for speeding.

City of Eureka notified of higher than average concentration of SARS,CoV2 in wastewater

The City of Eureka has been notified of a higher-than-average concentration of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in wastewater flowing to the City’s wastewater treatment plant.  

Rex says Hambro recycling available in Arcata starting in October


First District Supervisor Rex Bohn posted  on his Facebook an hour ago.

Aug 2, 2021

The look when CHP Officer Chris Nielson arrests you and does not give a shit that you are Arcata's mayor


(Watson's booking photo)

Arcata Mayor Brett Matthew Watson was arrested by CHP Officer Chris Nielson on August 1 for HS 11364 (a) posession of opium pipe or any drug paraphernelia for ingesting/smoking a controlled substance, HS 11350 (a) possession of  a controlled substance and VC 23152(G), driving under the combined influence of drugs and alcohol. 

U.S. District Court approves modifications to civil local rules

The Judges of the United States District Court, Northern District of California, have approved proposed substantive modifications to the Civil Local Rules (L.R.s).