Apr 13, 2021

Convicted molestor Jonathan Marcks sentenced to 22 years in state prison

My post includes information on the Judge and Marcks' attorney not included in the press release. Working on photo/confirming the one I found.

"The stakes for you are very high"


Brian Daniels finally showed up for court today. Then he wasted time while several other defendants whose trials are "trailing " waited around all morning.

Motion to vacate or continue trial date in Kalin lawsuit not heard today


Elvine-Kreis (left) and Kalin (right) at the alleged boating incident

There was a hearing on a motion scheduled this afternoon in one of Rory Kalin's lawsuits against Humboldt Superior Court Judge Gregory Elvine-Kreis. It was vacated. 

San Francisco man busted with Fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and meth

On April 12th, 2021 agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF), with the assistance of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) made a traffic stop on a vehicle on northbound Highway 101 in Loleta. 

Murder suspect Brandon Watson's jury trial confirmed

Trial confirmation was scheduled for murder suspect Brandon Watson this morning. Jury trial scheduled for May 17 was confirmed. Time estimate is 8 weeks with jury selection.

Richard French placed on two years formal probation and will be released from custody today


Richard French was just sentenced. On March 16, French resolved both his cases with an open plea.Today, French was placed on two years of formal probation.

Judge Christopher Wilson had already indicated he would place French on probation. Judge Wilson said that repeatedly so today's sentence was not a surprise.

Apr 12, 2021

Move over DOM and make way for Nurorider


Today, Domino’s announced will start delivering pizzas via Nuro driverless cars in Houston. This pilot program allows select customers in Houston to make a prepaid delivery order. The customers receive texts with updates on the car's location and a numerical code that can be used to retrieve the order.

When DHHS argues again to slash mental health, remember these two cases

The Jessie Petersen is just the most recent example. Petersen terrorized a family getting food at Wendy's and hurled racial slurs.

Erik Neal who I covered in the past is another case. Neal is constanty getting arrested, doesn't show up for court and is one example of the negative impact on Old Town and downtown businesesses. 

Defendant in case with hate crime allegation found mentally incompetent to stand trial


Dr. Jennifer Wilson's report for Jessie Aguilar Petersen was received and both the People and defense submitted on the report and findings. 

"I don't know if anything will proceed until we have heard from the CA Judicial Council"


Hearing on three defense motions in the Jason Smith case was scheduled for April 12. It was continued to April 14 due to additional motions.