Aug 31, 2017

"Camera off?", "Off record", "I burnt the motherfucker's place down."

The most damning testimony in this morning's preliminary for Anthony Domenico came during the testimony of
KIEM Reporter Monica Petruzzelli; the final witness.

Domenico's own actions and words ended up being his downfall. His off camera interview and audio were played in court. Domenico's attorney did not cross examine Ms. Petruzzelli.

Uber claimed Domenico struck him three times; after he contacted 911, he looked towards his home and " smoke begin to rise"

On August 18, HCSO Deputy Travis Rogers was dispatched to the Manila area for a "reported assault."

When he arrived at the homeless encampment, he saw a wooden structure, approximately 25 feet in length and 10 feet wide, completely engulfed in flames and smoke.

HCSO Deputy Bronson testified Domenico told her he had a gun. "He said he had two pickles."

On August 18, 2017, HCSO Deputy Chanler Bronson was dispatched to a call in Manila.
She first went to Pebble Lane and contacted the alleged victim, Thomas Uber.

"The alleged victim had blood on his head and was complaining about his structure on fire," said Deputy Bronson.

Court testimony in preliminary : Uber claimed Domenico called him faggot multiple times and threatened to burn his home down

Anthony Domenico's preliminary hearing just concluded. He was held to answer on both charges. Arraignment on information September 14 at 8:30 a.m

Two HCSO deputies and KIEM Reporter Monica Petruzzelli testified.

Aug 30, 2017

Et tu Richard? Is Marks planning to run against Supervisor Bass?

Keep hearing Richard Marks might run for 4th District Supervisor.

On his blog, Richard Marks had this cartoon recently.

Austin and Natalie, instead of self promotion, how about doing the job you got elected for?

Calendar changes in Humboldt County Superior Court, effective August 28

As of August 28th cases set for October 15th and beyond will follow the below schedule.

Interventions will be heard at 1:30 p.m. in the Felony Court (Monday-Thursday)
Misdemeanor calendars will be heard at 9:15 a.m. in the Misdemeanor Court (Monday-Thursday)

Alleged armed robbery, kidnapping and ransom with one suspect's bail as high as $525,000

 Since the initial investigation began in July, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office has continued to investigate this case, identifying two additional suspects.

Wanted: Warrant out for Charles Haas

Charles Haas is WANTED for

Pelosi finally denounces Antifa

Aug 29, 2017

Justice, again for HCSO Deputy Bang Cao; victory again for Ms. Kelly Neel

William Nelson lost his appeal. For the second time justice was served for HCSO Deputy Bang Cao, who Nelson shot at, while Deputy Cao was attempting to serve civil papers.

Bail increased to two million for David Kobak

Public Defender's office was appointed.Deputy Public Defender Casey Russo was present with David Kobak for arraignment. Intervention September 7. Preliminary hearing September 11 at 9:15.

"I want a speedy trial," says Creeper to Deputy Public Defender Casey Russo

Anthony Burgess was arraigned this afternoon for his most recent arrest. Intervention on September 7. Preliminary September 11 at 9:15 a.m.

Bail was set at $50,000

Clayton Lasinski jury trial scheduled for November 6

Clayton Lasinski had a trial setting this morning. Jury trial was set for November 6.

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David Kobak to be arraigned for the murder of Frederick William Loftus this afternoon

Arraignment for David Kobak is scheduled for 1:29 this afternoon in Courtroom 2.

Kobak is charged with one Count; murder of Frederick William Loftus. Count 1 has a special allegation that Kobak "personally and intentionally discharged a firearm" causing great bodily injury or death to Loftus.

Harry Nuneviller charged with burglary and grand theft of a firearm

Harry Nuneviller IV's arraignment is scheduled at 1:29 in Courtroom 2.

Nuneviller is charged with two felonies. Count 1 is Burglary. Count 2 is Grand theft of a firearm. Alleged victim in both cases is Jessica Ann Kennedy.

Anthony Domenico charged with arson and assault with a deadly weapon, preliminary scheduled for August 31

Anthony Domenico, had an intervention hearing scheduled this morning in Courtroom 5. His preliminary hearing was  confirmed for August 31.

Kattie Rae Yocum denied release; preliminary for alleged arson of Blue Heron on September 5

Kattie Rae Yocum, aka Kattie Rae Byrd, was denied release on 8/25. She was arraigned on 8/23 on the charge of arson in the Blue Heron office fire.

Aug 28, 2017

"Eveything was great until Antifa showed up"

“I was willing to discuss anything,” Whitty said. “I held up a poster that said ‘let’s just have a conversation.’ I had conversations with many interesting people both Republican and Democrat. And, everything was great until Antifa showed up.”

Lawnstock 2017, a benefit for Kiarra Plante, at Perigot Park on September 9

Another craigslist post on the Josiah Lawson case alleging facts that have not been officially verified or released

I did check with APD and they are aware of the post.

Blue Lake Rancheria donates 30k to HCSO towards purchase of Tucker Snowcat

Blue Lake Rancheria donates 30k to HCSO towards purchase of Tucker Snowcat.

No suspect identified yet in August 26 incident on Sonoma Street

Late night on August 26, EPD responded to a call about a gunshot victim on the 300 block of Sonoma street. The alleged victim had a gunshot wound in one hand. Alleged victim was taken to the hospital.

Former Deputy DA Ashley Daniel was arrested August 25 for an alleged DUI

Whether Ashley Daniel's resignation this morning was due to his arrest by CHP on August 25 for an alleged DUI, is something only Mr. Daniel can answer.

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Former Deputy Public Defender Heidi Holmquist is the new partner at Zwerdling Law Firm

Mr. Zachary Zwerdling has a new law partner. Former Public Defender Ms. Heidi Holmquist Wells.

Local attorney Andrew Stunich scheduled to be arraigned on September 22

Local attorney Andrew Stunich is scheduled to be arraigned on September 22.

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Latest hire in Humboldt County District Attorney office calls it quits

Barely a couple of months on the job, Ashley Daniel walked in this morning and in less than half an hour, he resigned.

Creeper aka Anthony Burgess arrested, again, had active warrant for armed robbery

On the evening of Sunday, August 27,  CHP Officer K. Phillips, #21313, was on patrol in Fields Landing west of US-101 when he initiated a traffic stop on a silver Honda Civic Coupe for a mechanical violation.  

Aug 25, 2017

CHP alert about reckless driver by Target in green pickup, no brake lights

Reckless driver, green pick up, no brake light, near Target, called in by CHP.

Homicide in residence 1300 block of 7th street in Eureka

Chief Steve Watson: "Confirmed homicide tonight in a residence on 1300 blk 7th. Male found deceased from apparent gunshots around 6PM. EPD has 1 in custody 187PC"

Suddenlink you should be proud to have employees like Jason and Raymond

Local Suddenlink techs, Jason and Raymond,  went beyond what was necessary to provide customer service. They were in the area troubleshooting some issues.

Maxx Robison's mother and grandmother cry as Judge Willson rules he is denying the 995 motion

"The court doesn't have the ability to substitute my judgment for that of the magistrate" who presided over the preliminary hearing.

Michael Winarski released yesterday, rearrested for assault and battery in jail lobby

EPD Crime Analyst Brittany Powell confirned that 33 year old Michael Winarski of Butte County was arrested related to the incident at the jail yesterday.

Sandoval and Machado arrested for an alleged non permitted large scale grow in Petrolia

Aug 24, 2017

Inmate released from Humboldt County jail allegedly attacked a visitor

An inmate released allegedly attacked a visitor at the jail who was there to see someone else. The man, who was attacked is fine. Jail staff called EPD.

Deputy Joe Conlin's last day at HCSO tomorrow; but he will still be around the Courthouse

It must be the coffee at the Humboldt County Public Defender's office.

"Well, it looks like I am going to be doing the jailhouse rock with Elvis."DA files two misdemeanor charges against Andrew Stunich

Andrew Stunich:

"Well, it looks like I am going to be doing the jailhouse rock with Elvis.  And I look so terrible in an orange jumpsuit!!!  The D.A. was nice enough to alert me as follows:"

Conte Watson pleads no contest in two cases; plea agreement for 6 years, 8 months in state prison.

Conte Watson plead to two 2017 cases today. The agreement is for total of 6 years, 8 months in state prison.

He plead no contest in both cases. One case was dismissed as a part of the plea deal but Watson was told to stay away from the alleged victim in that case, Danielle Counts.

Deputy District Attorney Brent Kling is prosecuting the case. Deputy Public Defender Meagan O'Connell is representing Watson.

Technical difficulties in viewing exhibit gets ruling on 995 in Maxx Robison case continued again

Judge Christopher Wilson wanted to review the preliminary transcript before ruling on the defense's 995 motion in the Maxx Robison case. He could not open the exhibit so the ruling got continued to 1:30 tomorrow.

Mark Wheetley charged with three counts in 2017 alleged DUI case

Mark Wheetley's  was arraigned for his alleged DUI case from 2017 are scheduled in early resolution court, Courtroom 8, this morning.

Three counts. Not guilty pleas. He has retained Mr. Patrik Griego. Pre-trial on 11/21.

Jury trial for Nick Johnson for the alleged murder of David Ganfield confirmed for September 11

Two 2015 cases, one for alleged violation of parole; the other for trial confirmation the alleged murder of David Ganfield and a disposition and reset for one 2017 case for alleged possession of drugs in jail for Nick Johnson were scheduled for this morning.

Trial estimate, including jury selection, four weeks.

Status of doctor's report for Ewa Misztal continued to September 27

Ewa Misztal has a status of doctor's report hearing scheduled this morning in Courtroom 2. Continued until September 27 at 8:30 a.m. since Dr. Chamberlain, who is from the Bay area, will be here September 14-17.

Aug 23, 2017

"I am scared because I got word the last people to see him said that he was really messed up, depressed and wanting to end it all."

Please help find Bradley Joseph Still. His mother is a local resident and asked me to get the word out.

"My son is missing. I have made report with sheriff, and am trying to share on here."

Weekly stats for EPD's POP unit to be released every Friday

Do you want to know what the Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) does week in and week out?  Well, here is an example.  This report is a summary of what the POP unit did August 1-18, 2017.
Moving forward, we will release weekly stats on Friday.  Stats can also be found on our website at

Lisa DeMatteo is new Director of Human Resources for the County

The County of Humboldt is pleased to announce Lisa DeMatteo as its new director of Human Resources. DeMatteo was appointed to the position by the Board of Supervisors in July and began work last week.

Reed Tardy arrested for resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, criminal threats and vandalism

On August 22, 2017, at about 9:55 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to Highway 101 just north of the Slough Bridge for the report of a male throwing rocks at a broken down vehicle.  A female locked inside the vehicle reported that the male came out of the nearby greenbelt and was making threats and throwing rocks.  

Convenience store robbed, beer taken; man arrested for public intoxication turns out to be burglary suspect

On 08-11-2017 at about 11:20 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were summoned to a burglary in progress at a convenience store located in the 6100 block of North State Street in Calpella, California.