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.
Aug 4, 2021
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.
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.
Arcata attempted murder suspect Kaven Latheniel Dangerfield's preliminary hearing was scheduled for August 4. It was continued to August 5.
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
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.
Aug 2, 2021
The look when CHP Officer Chris Nielson arrests you and does not give a shit that you are Arcata's mayor
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.
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).