Feb 28, 2018
Rachel Goldberg had one thing on her mind on September 26: fear that she would never see Tim Smith again
Rachel Goldberg's friend Frieda Smith is the prosecution's second witness.
While Rachel Goldberg was in the car with her on September 26, Frieda Smith heard Jon Goldberg say, "It is not okay for another man to put his dick into my wife."
Two more counts added for John Beideman for his arraignment on information for the jury trial. He will be arraigned March 1 in Courtrom 2.
On 2/28, a motion was filed by both attorneys in the Marci Kitchen's case to "leave or withdraw as attorney of record per CCP 284. A hearing on that motion is scheduled for March 6 at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 2.
I just confirmed and spoke with Mr. Patrik Griego. He told me, "withdrawing will not cause delay of trial date. It is 3 months before trial and the experts are available on date set. "
Tim Smith was found lying face down with his arm tucked under his body. Officer Richardson rolled him over to check for signs of life.
Feb 27, 2018
that certain immigrants or asylum seekers do not have an automatic right to periodic custody or bail hearings.
After not appointing Judges in Humboldt for a long time, Governor Jerry Brown rapidly appoints three Humboldt County Judges, two Democrats; one decline to state; all Public Defenders.
The first people's witness in the Jon Goldberg jury trial was Fortuna Police Department's Officer Ryan Richardson.
Deputy Public Defender Casey Russo had several photos, including one of Tim Smith smiling with Jon Goldberg, as he made his opening statement.
A photo of a smiling Tim Smith shown on a monitor screen was directly in front of the jury as Deputy District Attorney Luke Bernthal started his opening statement.
Feb 26, 2018
Everett Leroy Spillard is no stranger to the Humboldt Superior Court. Family Law, Traffic, Criminal. Today, was the first day to start jury selection in his 2017 alleged sex abuse case.
A Victorville couple is charged with sexual abuse of their son who was 5-year-old at the time and may also have committed sexual acts on their dogs.
An out of state subpoena for Rachel Goldberg was requested by the defense and was signed by Judge Graham Cribbs this afternoon.
Jury instructions and opening statements scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Jon Goldberg jury trial.
Humboldt County Coroner’s Office has identified the body recovered in the Mattole Beach area as that of missing person Hana Hammer.
A hiker located Hammer’s body in the Mattole Beach area on Feb. 21, 2018.
Hammer was last seen in the Petrolia area on Jan. 25, and was reported missing on Feb. 2.
HCSO PIO Samantha Karges said, "the Mattole body, our initial autopsy results are inconclusive. Due to the decomposition of the body, we cannot positively confirm the sex of the body. However, we are doing more investigation and hope to have an update within the coming weeks."
Joe Olivio Jr loses another attorney; this time because the Public Defender's office hired Joe Judge
Joe Olivo, Jr. had all his cases on calendar today. He is one of two suspects awaiting jury trial for the Jesus Garcia homicide.
Feb 25, 2018
EPD Crime Analyst Brittany Powell sent me this response regarding the McDonald's case Monday morning:
"On February 25, 2018, at about 1:24 p.m., an officer with the Eureka Police Department attempted a traffic stop near West Avenue and 6th Streets. The driver immediately fled from the officer but eventually yielded at the intersection of S and 3rd Streets.
Why should taxpayers foot the bill for alleged child molestors with jobs or businesses and tons of support?
Two recent examples of how California being a sanctuary state affects public safety.
At 1202 AM this morning, Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a structure fire at the 1400 block of Summer Street.
Feb 24, 2018
Those who cannot afford to escape from California should find some nutty California law and sue the buffons in Sacramento
Those who cannot afford to escape and move from California should find some nutty California law and sue the coastal elected bufoons in Sacramento that have ruined the entire state.
Feb 23, 2018
David and Louise Turpin entered pleas of not guilty today to three additional charges of child abuse.
Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to an additional felony; assault involving one of her daughters.
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Arcata City Council voted in favor of removing 1 and replacing a second historic monument from Arcata's Plaza.
Day 4 of jury selection for Jon Goldberg. Before 4 p.m., they had 6 men and 6 women in the jury and four alternates.
Around p.m, the defense excused a juror, then while trying to fill that seat, all the alternate jurors that had just gone through lengthy questioning by the defense for about an hour were excused. Prosecution excused one juror; defense four.
Charlie Kangas is charged with attempt to commit murder, assault with a deadly weapon (knife), possession of meth and heroin.
"Currently, we are working with local consultants in the Eureka area to transfer files and continue work. "
Tricia Manhard, marketing director for Manhard Consulting, gave me the following update today.
"Currently, we are working with local consultants in the Eureka area to transfer files and continue work. In addition, we have representatives in our office in the Carson Block available to assist clients with their files. They will be there through March 9th.
"Yesterday HCSO teamed up with the Fortuna Police Department and the Department of Fish and Wildlife to eradicate transient camps along the Eel River."
A commercial marijuana entrepreneur operating out of southern Humboldt County was convicted by plea yesterday afternoon in the Mendocino County Superior Court of possessing marijuana for the purposes of sale while utilizing workers under the age of 21 years, a misdemeanor.
Feb 22, 2018
"We are happy to announce another promotion! Detective Amber Cosetti was recently promoted to Senior Detective. Amber has been at the Eureka Police Department for 12 years, 10 years as a patrol officer and 2 years as a detective. She has worked many different types of cases but specializes in child abuse investigations. Congratulations Senior Detective Cosetti!" -EPD
On Feb. 22, 2018, at about 4:05 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call for service from a male victim at the Rays Food Place in Garberville.
New attorney yet same delay tactic in Sohum upskirting suspect case that has dragged on for two years
Sohum upskirting suspect David Nunez had trial setting scheduled today. It was continued to March 13.
He recently hired a local attrney, Mr. Neal Sanders. Deputy District Attorney WhitneyBarnes is prosecuting the case.
I spoke with Manhard Consulting management, again today. They said, "we would never abandon our clients."
I asked them about the employee still in the Eureka office. When I stopped this week, that employee was with two clients.
The Eureka City Council is currently evaluating the City’s regulations regarding digital signs, which are also known as electronic signs, electronic message centers, LED message centers, and reader boards.