Dec 14, 2018

"Mr. Beideman, I don't know if I have seen a more disgusting display"

Sentencing for  Carpathian aka Humboldt Superior court clerk John Beideman was scheduled for this morning and he was sentenced to the negotiated term of 16 years in prison. He will be on three years parole after release and have to register as a sex offender for life. Beideman has total credit of 501 days towards his sentence.

In the most bizarre sentencing ever, Judge Kaleb Cockrum stopped Beideman in the middle of his statement  the title is Judge Cockrum's statement. Judge Cockrum had

"That's enough," said Judge Cockrum. He then asked attorneys to approach.

"I am prepared to proceed to sentencing,"said Judge Cockrum. Addressing Jane Doe and her family, Judge Cockrum said, "I recognize the bravery ot took to come forward. I want you know I understand why you took the plea deal. It gives you control and takes away a month and half long spectacle of a trial."

Beideman took no responsibility, instead blamed the prosecutor, the law, the media, his ex wife and made it about his narcissistic self. His statement only highlighted the pain, truth stated by Jane Doe, her mother and stepfather during their victim impact statements.

I will do a separate post on Jane Doe and family statements and am typing that now.

Sex offender Nathan Barnes arrested and released on OR

(Megan's Law)
Convicted Sex offender Nathan Daniel Barnes arrested yesterday, booked for alleged violation of PC290.018(g), failure to register as a sex offender. Released on OR.

GOP party loses California Supreme Court Chief Justice

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said she is leaving the Republican party on December 16.

Dec 13, 2018

California Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula arrested on suspicion of child cruelty

California Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D) was arrested Monday on suspicion of child cruelty, a misdemeanor. The arrest came after officials at Dailey Elementary Charter School discovered an injury on his 7 year old daughter. He was cited and released.

See these two or a blue Toyota Forerunner, call EPD


Cassandra Lee Flower and Charles Zane Riley booked for arson


"I pled for some shit I didn't do the first time."

Anderson's bail was increased today from $1 million to 3 million.

The charges Anderson is facing are "life offenses and are stackable" said Deputy District Attorney Stacey Eads and "in light of his history", she requested bail be increased in to five million.

This is one big reason for continuance after continuance in a small rural county Court system

What happens in a small, rural county Court when you have frequent offenders getting arrested again and again, and in quite a few cases, the victims are defendants or vice versa?

Murder suspect Antone Aubrey's preliminary is scheduled for January 30

Trial setting was scheduled for murder suspect Antone Aubrey on December 13. Intervention scheduled for 1/23. Preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1/30.

Second time David Bernard Anderson has been arrested for human trafficking

He was arraigned yesterday for violation of parole. Today, he was arraigned on the other charges, including human trafficking.

Jorden Sterling is scheduled for arraignment this afternoon

Jorden Sterling is scheduled for late arraignment today in Courtroom 5.

These are the charges:

Bail was set at $200,000.

Carjacking suspect Nicholas Savieo held to answer after preliminary hearing

Intervention was scheduled for carjacking suspect Nicholas Savieo was scheduled on December 5. Preliminary hearing is was held on December 12 one 2018 case. Savieo was held to answer. Arraignment on information is on 12/26 for that case.

Alleged molestor Michael Franco's jury trial confirmed

Trial confirmation was scheduled for alleged molestor Michael Franco on December 13. Jury trial  scheduled for January 7 was confirmed. So far, Franco has been in jail for 206 days.

Another Humboldt criminal, case that made the headlines, loses his appeal

(Ivan Martinez-Chavarin)

These are your next deputy Sheriffs, you will recognize at least one or two

These recruits are scheduled to graduate from the Redwoods Police Academy today. Then, they get promoted to Deputy Sheriffs and start a 16 week training program. According to Sheriff William Honsal, they all graduated at the top of their class.

LA County agrees to new jail relesse policies to reduce recidivism for inmates with mental health issues

“We know if you leave the jail with a place to stay and your next follow-up appointment you’re less likely to reoffend,” said Timothy G. Belavich, director of mental health for the jail. “We really do believe this will reduce our recidivism, especially among the mentally ill.”

Attempted murder suspect Matthew Ramsey needs a new attorney

Intervention was scheduled on December 12 for attempted murder suspect Matthew Ramsey. Intervention was continued to this afternoon for appointment of new counsel. Mr. Russ Clanton was appointed as Ramsey's attorney.

Convicted sex offender Richard Konopacki arrested yesterday for parole violation

Convicted sex offender Richard Carl Konopacki arrested yesterday for parole violation. He has 58 cases listed in the local court system.

Dec 12, 2018

Town officials cannot do anything about business owner giving them the finger

Ted Pelkey, a business owner from Westford, Vermont spent more than $4,000 to build a sculpture of a middle finger on his front lawn to spite town officials.

Jury deliberates for two hours and finds man guilty of brutal murder, 8 stab wounds, 67 incised wounds

A Mendocino County Superior Court jury deliberated for approximately two hours before returning to the courtroom Wednesday afternoon to deliver its guilty verdict against a Ukiah man charged with murder.

Hwy 96 pursuit terminated "in the interest of life safety for others traveling on the road."

HCSO PIO Samantha Karges provided the following information regarding the Hwy 96 chase.

"At about 1:58 p.m. on Highway 96 near South Marshall Lane a sheriff’s deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle believed to be driven by a wanted felony warrant subject."

Kansas Senator, a registered Republican for more than 40 years changed her party affilation to Democrat

Kansas State Sen. Barbara Bollier, a registered Republican for more than 40 years has changed her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat.

Body located in the Eel River "positively identified as that of Bruce Thompson of Santa Rosa"

On Tuesday 12/11/18 an autopsy was preformed on the previously unidentified human remains located in the Eel River in Piercy CA, on 12/05/2018. 

High risk parolee Charles Flinn reinstated on post release supervision with a bit of jail time

Intervention was scheduled on December 7 for high risk parolee Charles Flinn. Parole hearing scheduled for December 11  confirmed. Yesterday Flinn entered a plea. He had been in jail for 20 days.

Sexually violent predator Joshua Cooley denied transient release, most likely he is Tehama bound

Sexually violent predator Joshua Cooley was denied transient release in Humboldt County as requested by defense. No permanent placement could be found in Humbolt. Liberty HealthCare looked at properties all over California. A property and permanent placement was identified in Tehama County, Red Bluff area.

Defense seeks to dismiss all charges in Ray Christie's case

Trial setting was scheduled December 12 for Ray Christie, dates will be set depending on the ruling of the 995 motion filed by Mr. Cognorno on January 7, one of Christie's attorneys.

Mr. Ken Bareilles, Christie's local attorney told me that the 995 motion is to dismiss all charges.

Paul Allen Aguilar arrested for arson of 3rd and Commercial street fire

On 12-11-2018 at about 7:39 pm, Eureka Police Department (EPD) and Humboldt Bay Fire Department (HBFD) personnel responded to a dumpster fire on 3rd St, just east of Commercial St.  As fire personnel extinguished the fire, patrol officers began scouring the area for possible suspect(s). Detectives were also notified of the incident.

David Bernard Anderson arrested for sodomy by force or fear against a minor

David Bernard Anderson was arrested by EPD yesterday and booked for six felony charges. One count of PC286 (c) (2) (C), sodomy by force or fear against a minor under 14; two counts of PC 261, rape; one count of PC 288 (a) lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14; one count of PC 236, false imprisonment and one count of PC 236.1 human trafficking.

His bail is $1 million.

Booking photo was requested. EPD is working on a press release.

Jorden Allen Sterling finally in custody

Jorden Allen Sterling was arrested by HCSO and booked on PC3000.08(f), PC211 robbery on Monday, Dec. 10, 11:45 p.m.

Showed up on today's jail report log.

According to HCSO PIO Samantha Karges, "Sterling was booked on the following charges: robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime, and parole revocation. His bail amount for the robbery and conspiracy charges is $100,000 however, his parole revocation is no bail."

Besides the recent BOLO issued for him and the white Malibu, he is the suspect from the Cumming Road incident and he was also involved in the November 28 armed robbey Azalea Park incident.

Warrant out for Joseph Hoaglen on assault and criminal threat charges

Warrant out for Joseph Joshua Hoaglen from Mendocino County. He is wanted for:
* PC 245(A)1 Assault w/Deadly Weapon
* PC 422 Criminal Threats
* PC 667.5(B)  Prison Prior

Dec 11, 2018

When CHP arrived at scene of accident on Azalea, there was no unconcious woman there

North Coast News' Nazy Javid and Dylan Brown were on scene of the accident on Azalea, north of 299. They spoke with CHP on video.

There was no unconcious woman there when CHP arrived. The car was not ten feet down the ravine ravine. The registration came back with car belonging to a male driver or "male name", said CHP.  Driver may not neccesarily be the owner. CHP has no idea how long the car could be out there. Reporting party who called in information was a passerby.

Debris cleanup for Butte, Ventura and LA county fires will cost at least $3 billion

Debris cleanup for last month’s wildfires in Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles counties will cost at least $3 billion, according to Mark Ghilarducci, director of California Office of Emergency Services.

North Coast News having technical difficulties

Dumpster fire outside Dream Athletics

North Coast News Nazy Javid did a facebook live about an hour ago:

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"ANOTHER DUMPSTER FIRE: At A and Commercial Streets in Eureka outside Dream Athletics. Humboldt Bay Fire and Eureka Police are on scene putting it out and investigating, talking to people the area. There are some cameras on the building."

Facebook and Instagram headquarters evacuated after police receive tip about bomb threat

7:50 update: All clear given.

If you see these three dogs stolen from Miranda's rescue, call HCSO

HSU Sgt. Janelle Jackson part of team responding to assist after mass shooting threat at CSUN

HSU Sgt. Janelle Jackson who is also a part-time court bailiff is a member of the California State University Critical Response Unit (CRU).

"Allowing inmates who have been sentenced to CDC to linger on in jail contributes to overcrowding and violence."

The sentencing that never happens.

"Is that still what you want to do?" Mr. Russ Clanton asked James Pawlyk before his case was formally called today. New attorney and Pawlyk went into the same mode. This time fortunately, only a few minutes.

Another fire, this time near Third and A, cause of fire being investigated

On Tuesday, December 11th @ 0411 hrs, Humboldt Bay Fire was dispatched to a reported Structure Fire in the area of W. Third St. and A St. Humboldt Bay Fire responded with 3 Engines, 1 Truck and 1 Chief Officer.

$5,000 bench warrant issued for Samantha Luna after court this morning

Pre trial was scheduled for Samantha Luna on December 11. Luna was not in court when her case was called, her out of area attorney was not present and no local attorney made a special appearance on behalf of the defense.

Judge Lawrence Killoran issued a bench warrant of $5,000 for Luna. No other media in court.

11:02 a.m. update : Just received a call from Mr. Ben Okin. He was delayed, appearing on other cases. He made an appearance on behalf of Luna later today. The bench warrant was recalled. Next court date is March 12. I appreciate Mr. Okin calling me.

"We are hoping to go forward", defense confirms murder suspect Maxx Robison's jury trial

Trial confirmation was scheduled for murder suspect Maxx Robison. Jury trial scheduled for January 14 was confirmed.

Jury trial for Seng Yang charged with 16 counts including forcible rape of his own daughter confirmed

Trial confirmation was scheduled for Seng Yang on December 11 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 3.

Jury trial  scheduled for February 25 is confirmed, " at this time," said Public Defender Marek Reavis. Whether it is a go, is contigent on a not time waived homicide jury trial Mr. Reavis is scheduled to start on January 14.

Dec 10, 2018

There's a new barber shop in Fortuna, open for business this Wednesday

Jury trial for alleged molestor Mario Alexander has been assigned to Judge Wilson

Alleged molestor Mario Alexander had a jury trial scheduled for December 10. His jury trial is now scheduled for December 17 and has been assigned to Judge Christopher Wilson.

HCSO identifies homicide victim from Hwy 36 incident

The Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a homicide occurring Dec. 7, 2018, as that of 47-year-old Anthony Joseph Calderone of Trinity County.

Calderone’s autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

Here is what business owners and residents can do to help prevent dumpster fires

Over the past week, the Old Town area of Eureka has experienced a rash of dumpster fires.  Several of these fires have done fire and smoke damage to buildings they were pushed against. 

327 cannabis bud and 26 pounds of butane hash oil product found in Mckinleyville storage unit

On Dec. 8, 2018, at about 1:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a self-storage facility on the 1600 block of Sutter Road in McKinleyville for a duress alarm activation.

This weekend makes it 15 arrests for Sandra Belisle with 13 prior cases in the local court system

Sandra Ann Belisle arrested, again, by Eureka Police Department on a foreign warrant for receiving stolen property.

This is is her 15th arrest. Post linked below was her 14th arrest. Prior to that she had 13 cases in the system.

Remember Lila Ortega, Kyle Zoellner's girlfriend, she was arrested for a DUI

Lila Sophia Ortega was arrested by Arcata Police Department and booked into the jail.on Saturday for an alleged

According to HCSO PIO Samantha Karges, she was released on OR because  all her charges were misdemeanors. These are the charges she was booked for: VC23152(a) driving under the influence, VC23152(b) driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher and HS11377(a) possession of meth.

Sex offender David Lee Dues was arrested by EPD Friday night

(Booking photo: EPD)

(Photo from Megan's law)

Sex offender David Lee Dues arrested by Eureka Police Department. Not the first time he has been arrested.

Dec 9, 2018

California gets $7.4 million from Target to settle hazardous waste lawsuit

Target Corporation agreed to a $7.4 million settlement to resolve a hazardous waste lawsuit by California state and local officials.