Feb 22, 2020

Area 1 Agency on Aging is "the only local agency with CA registered Counselors"  that can help seniors navigate Medicare

(last year's volunteer training)

Ben Winker is the HICAP manager for the Area 1 Agency on Aging in Eureka. The local agency provides many services for seniors in the area.

HICAP (the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program) provides free and objective information and counseling about Medicare. Volunteer counselors can help you understand your specific rights and health care options.

Feb 21, 2020

APD looking for suspect in attempted robbery at Umpqua Bank

On Friday February 21, 2020, at approximately 10:21 am, an attempted bank robbery occurred at the Umpqua Bank Downtown Arcata branch.  The suspect approached a teller inside the bank and demanded money, but fled prior to receiving any.  A weapon was not observed nor implied.  The suspect fled on foot westbound from the 1000 block of G Street.

Kim Bergel admonished by Judge; hearing put over because Lowenstein didnt get complete paperwork and sufficient notice

"M'am I have read your papers," Visiting Judge Barbara Zuniga told Eureka Councilmember Kim Bergel. "You have the burden of proof." Bergel said she was ready to present her case.

Pamela Faye Millsap charged with voluntary manslaughter and child abuse

Pamela Faye Millsap was arrested on February 18 by Eureka Police Department and booked on involuntary manslaughter. The victim was her son. Bail at booking was $35,000. Bail after arraignment was raised to $270,000.

Will convicted sex offender Michael Franco resolve his alleged molestation trial on Monday?

Trial confirmation was scheduled for alleged molestor and convicted sex offender molestor Michael Franco on February 20. Jury trial is scheduled to start February 24.

No leads to house Joshua Cooley; transient release denied, again by Judge Feeney

Placement hearing for sexually violent predator Joshua Cooley was scheduled this morning. No other media and no community members were in court. Cooley's grandparents were present. A social worker and Liberty Healthcare's Rafael Loya appeared by phone.

Preliminary hearing for suspects in Johnny Renfro homicide rescheduled

Intervention was scheduled for Demetrius Coleman and Alma Ahumadamendoza on February 20. Preliminary hearing scheduled for February 24 was vacated.

Feb 20, 2020

$750,000 bail for Kevin Carns who faces life with possibility of parole

Bail was set at $750,000 for Kevin Carns who was arraigned this afternoon for his 2020 case. The Public Defender's office was appointed to represent Carns.

Eureka Councilmember Kim Bergel has filed a lawsuit against Cornelius Lowenstein



A civil harassment petition was filed by Eureka Councilmember Kim Bergel against Cornelius Lowenstein on 1/30/20. Court records lists Bergel as the petitioner and Lowenstein as the respondent and the hearing is set for 1:30 in Courtroom Four. Paperwork was served on Lowenstein on 2/18/20.

Murder suspect Ryan Tanner's bail increased to 1 million, 375,000

Ryan Tanner's bail was increased to 1 million, 375,000 at arraignment. I posted charges in the earlier post linked below. Conflict Counsel's office was appointed. Deputy Public Defender April Van Dyke is assigned to the case.

Conflict Counsel Supervising Attorney Meagan O'Connell was present for arraignment today. She requested all police reports, witness statements, video and audio recordings and rap sheet of the alleged victim. She was provided with a police report and charging report in court today.