Jul 19, 2018

Possible placement at state hospital for Antone Aubrey by August 10

Murder suspect Antone Aubrey had confirmation of transport scheduled on July 18. Criminal proceedings have been suspended in his case.

Written ruling on defense motion to dismiss Counts 1 and 2 in Chad Smith alleged molestation case expected in a week

A defense motion to set aside two counts in the Chad Smith alleged molestation case was scheduled today.

Counts 1 and 2 are PC 288.7 (b) Oral copulation or penetration with a child who was 10 years of age or younger. Alleged victim Jane Doe #1 is Smith's stepdaughter.

Jul 18, 2018

Minnesota corrections officer attacked and killed by inmate serving homicide conviction

A Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater was on lockdown after Corrections Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked and killed by an inmate this afternoon. The inmate is serving time for a homicide conviction.

Two women with active felony warrants arrested in the Alton area

On July 18, 2018, at about 8 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Alton area observed a suspicious vehicle parked under the Van Duzen Bridge on the river access road.

Anthony Mantova on why he supports the East West railroad

Ward 1 Eureka City Council candidate Anthony Mantova has released a short statement on why the new intermodal train system would be great for our area.

"I addressed my concerns last time", motion to exclude gang evidence continued; possible resolution in Jesus Garcia homicide case

Motion to continue filed for Gearold Sotolongo's jury trial for murder

Murder suspect Gearold Sotolongo's jury trial is scheduled for August 6. Trial confirmation is scheduled for July 30. A motion to was scheduled for this morning. It was continued to July 25 so the attorney assigned to his case can be present for arguments.

Victim is Rodger Yale.

If funding requests are approved, there maybe a motion to continue Chad Smith's jury trial

Trial confirmation for Chad Smith was scheduled today. A defense motion to set aside two counts is scheduled to be heard tomorrow on July 19.

Counts 1 and 2 are PC 288.7 (b) Oral copulation or penetration with a child who was 10 years of age or younger. Alleged victim Jane Doe #1 is Smith's stepdaughter.

Another twist in the Marci Kitchen jury trial, you will have to wait until Friday to find out more

Intervention for Marci Kitchen was scheduled for July 18. After 45 minutes of Judge Kaleb Cockrum meeting with attorneys privately; the courtroom was opened.

Judge Cockrum stated on record what an intervention hearing is; informal and private matters are discussed in closed courtroom including the possibility of  resolving the case. "We are still in middle of those conversations," said Judge Cockrum.

Still waiting on Dr. Chamberlain's report for Ewa Misztal

Attorneys in the Ewa Misztal case had another hearing scheduled for July 18 and are waiting on Dr. Chamberlain's report. Still no report, expected on July 20.

Next court hearing is on July 24.

David Kobak's jury trial set for October 29

Trial setting for murder suspect David Kobak was scheduled for July 18. Jury trial set for October 29.

Deputy Public Defender Casey Russo is representing Kobak. Deputy District Attorney Whitney Barnes is prosecuting the case.

Deadliest Catch star Edgar Hansen receives suspended jail sentence for sexually assaulting a teenage girl

Deadliest Catch star Edgar Hansen pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl. According to his plea agreement, Hansen received a 364-day suspended jail sentence, is ordered to undergo a sexual deviancy evaluation, give a DNA sample to authorities and pay court fines and fees of $1,653.

Jul 17, 2018

U.S. Army veteran and family gifted a custom mortgage free home

US Army Major Eric King served 13 years in the army. Two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. He was injured by an IED and is now disabled.

Hear why Michelle Costantine wants to run for Eureka Mayor in her own words

Aggressive panhandlers, used needles, drug paraphernalia, human feces in business doorways,sound familiar?

Stabbing victim might end up facing charges for exposing himself to the woman arrested for attacking him

The Redlands Police Department is forwarding indecent exposure charges to the District Attorney's office against a male who is alleged victim of a stabbing.

Cynthia Christine Molina was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. After questioning her, the Redland Police Department learned the male victim had exposed himself to Molina before the attack.

Another court order issued for another Humboldt defendant to be transported

DA wants your help in locating Marc Henson and Leland Shinn

The District Attorney’s Office seeks the public’s assistance with the apprehension of two people with outstanding warrants as a result of their failure to appear in court for arraignment on their cases.

DA is still reviewing the case against Samantha Luna

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Samantha Alonso Luna, was arrested on June  16 following an altercation with a UPD officer. She was booked on suspicion of resisting arrest, battery on a peace officer, public intoxication, and providing false identification to a police officer."

I checked today with the D.A. s office. No charges have been filed yet, the case is in "pending" status.

Motion to consolidate both of Michael Grant's cases and motion to amend information granted

Attempted murder suspect Michael Grant has two cases. Today, there was trial confirmation scheduled for one case, a motion to amend information as well as a motion to consolidate both cases. Both motions by the People were granted.

Judge Wilson said that while the law allows the People to amend information up to trial, this was a 2017 case and the people were amending the information "on eve of the trial."

Outpatient patient denied for Kimberly Felder , she is going to the state hospital

Receipt of CONREP report for Kimberly Felder was scheduled for July 10; it was  continued to the 17th since no report was received. Today, after some comments from Public Defender Marek Reavis, Felder was ordered to be committed to state hospital.

Judge Wilson told Mr. Reavis, outpatient treatment was not appropriate. A hearing is set on July 31 to confirm status of transport.

 Felder was found not guilty by reason of insanity.  She pleaded no contest to attempted murder and the special allegation of inflicting great bodily injury. The victim is her daughter.

Jul 16, 2018

Former Marine and young college student walked 20 miles to his first day on the job

His car broke down the night before. He still showed up to his job. The police who saw him did not arrest him. His customer on the first day told his story on Facebook and look what happened.

Second request to continue trial setting for Mark Dare's alleged molestation jury trial

Trial setting for Mark Dare's preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 16. It was continued to August 6 at defense's request. Dare is charged with molesting his own stedaughters.

Lawrence Killoran to serve as interim commissioner until he is sworn in as Judge

Lawrence M. Killoran was elected Superior Court Judge on June 5, 2018.  He will replace the vacancy created when Judge Dale A. Reinholtsen retires at the end of this year.  In the interim Mr. Killoran will be  appointed  Commissioner   until  he  is  sworn in  as  judge  serving  in  a criminal  assignment  on January 2, 2019.

Defense wants a continuance for murder suspect Richard Dean's preliminary hearing

Murder suspect Richard Dean had intervention scheduled for July 10; it was vacated and set for July 12. On that date, intervention was continued by stipulation.

Intervention and a motion for continuance is scheduled on July 23. Preliminary hearing is currently set for July 24.

Will Samantha Jones' fate be the same as or different than Maggie Wortman?

Samantha Jones of Bucks County, Pennsylvania has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of her infant son.

An autopsy revealed that the baby’s blood contained methadone, amphetamine and methamphetamine, which prosecutors allege was passed to the baby through breast milk.

Court issues order that Dylan Wilson needs to be transporter to state hospital by this date

Court issues order that Dylan Wilson be transported to state hospital by or before 7/20.

DA motion to advance Charles Cole's jury trial granted

Charles Cole had disposition and reset scheduled for July 16 for one of his two 2016 cases. The other case was on for trial confirmation and motion to advance jury trial.  Deputy. DA's motion to advance jury trial was granted.

Cole was transferred back in June from the state hospital and criminal proceedings have been reinstated.

John Fullerton campaign kickoff for Ward 3 this week in front of the Gazebo

John Fullerton's campaign kickoff  will be Wednesday at noon in front of the Gazebo.

John Fullerton told me five former city council members, all five of the Eureka Planning Commissioners who served with me , former Sheriff Mike Downey along with almost two hundred other people have endorsed him.

Mexican national impersonated U.S. citizen and stole $360,908.85 from California government agencies

Andres Avelino Anduaga, a Mexican national admitted to impersonating an American citizen for more than 30 years. He was sentenced in San Diego to 37 months in federal prison for stealing more than $350,000 in government benefits from government agencies.

He had also been deported twice, in 1994 and 2000.

Jul 15, 2018

Kansas, Massachusetts just today; open season on police officers because criminals are emboldened

"A man wanted for questioning in the murder of a college student shot three police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday during a series of firefights that began at a motel and ended with his death when he bolted from a house with his rifle blazing, authorities said."

Austin man arrested for shooting at two women, then connected to the death of a man found dead in his apartment complex

(Photo: Austin police)

Charles Curry, a suspect arrested in connection with a shooting spree Wednesday in Austin, Texas,is the same man who was later connected to fatally shooting a man found dead in the hallway of his apartment complex two days earlier.

Two suspects in custody after stealing a Sacramento fire truck

58 year female with shark bite to leg in Trinidad

 58 year female with shark bite to leg in Trinidad, medical responding. At Trinidad state beach, visible from Parking lot. At cove by the Marina.

"They are an up-and-coming tech company out of Ireland that found an innovative way to help local retailers compete against Amazon and the big boxes."

(Photo credit: Mantova's Two Street Music)

Besides having a thriving local business, e business is a smart move for any retailer. Mantova's Two Street Music was featured in this Pointy blog post.

Jul 13, 2018

Peter Yellowbird booked yesterday for resisting arrest

Peter Yellowbird was arrested yesterday by Arcata Police Department for resisting arrest and released on O.R. Yellowbird's registration was expired.

Eureka City Council Ward 1 candidate Anthony Mantova's views on cannabis and Eureka's economy may surprise you

In this interview, Anthony Mantova talks very candidly about Humboldt's economic future, canbabis and many other current issues being debated in Eureka.


Maximum sentence for Jessie Matthew Herrera is 7 years and 4 months in prison

Today a Humboldt County jury found Jessie Matthew Herrera guilty of possession of a firearm by a felon and unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon.

Frequent offender Brett Neil Hansen gets 14 years, 4 months in state prison

According to a press release from the District Attorney's office, " earlier today, 30-year-old Brett Neil Hansen of Arcata pled guilty to carjacking, grand theft, and first-degree residential burglary. The defendant also admitted to using a firearm during the carjacking."

Caleb Dain Silver sentenced 33 years, 8 months to life for the murder of Dennis Boardman

The man convicted of the Christmas 2015 murder of Denis Lee Boardman in Fort Bragg received a life sentence this afternoon in the Mendocino County Superior Court. 

Kody Marcelli's buddy testified that Marcelli told Harner's wife, "Shut up you dumb bitch"

The defense's last witness was Kody Marcelli's buddy since kindergarten, Jonathan Christian. He lives on Walnut street (again will not print the exact address) about half a mile from where the altercation occurred. He said Marcelli had an apartment but has been living with his mother "for about a year."

Deputy arriving on the scene right after the altercation testified that Kody Marcelli was standing next to a car smoking a cigarette

Usually, the deputies testify for the prosecution. In this Kody Marcelli preliminary hearing, HCSO Deputies Eric Morris and Ryan Hill testified for the defense.

A concerned Ridgewood resident was told "Mind your own fucking business"

Humboldt County Chief Investigator Wayne Cox was the third and last witness for the People to testify at Kody Marcelli's preliminary hearing for alleged assault.

"It is very hard to recall what we went through."

The second witness to testify at Kody Marcelli's preliminary hearing for alleged assault was the alleged victim's wife, Diane Harner.

"Mr. Marcelli punched Gary multiple times."

"He said he was going to hit me."

The first witness to testify at the preliminary hearing for Kody Marcelli's alleged assault case was the victim Gary Harner.

In response to questions by Deputy District Attorney Roger Rees,  Harner described what happened on September 5, 2017.

Jul 12, 2018

For someone on probation and facing assault charges, Kody Marcelli chooses to act out in and outside the courtroom?

Kody Marcelli is on probation for a plea he entered in a DUI case. Check out the timing of when the DUI case was filed, when the assault case was filed and the charges in each case. The DUI case is a 2017 case, the alleged assault happened in September 2017.

As a part of his plea deal, Kody Marcelli had his firearms returned to him because he took a basic gun safety course. In that DUI case, he was charged in the complaint with being drunk and carrying a loaded firearm in public.

Kody Marcelli held to answer on felony assault charge, motion to reduce both charges denied

Preliminary hearing for Kody Marcelli's alleged assault case started at 11:15 today and ended shortly after 5 p.m.

Formal kickoff for Michelle Constantine's candidacy for Mayor on July 17

Michelle Constantine's public announcement to formally announce her candidacy for Eureka Mayor will be Tuesday 17th at noon at the Sequoia Park Gazebo.

Lunch will be provided.

Jul 11, 2018

Febreeze does not disguise the odor of almost 60 pounds of marijuana

Attempted murder suspect who allegedly used a chainsaw on the lam

Today, at approximately 3:00pm, officers responded to the 7700 block of Milton Ave. in the City of Whittier regarding an attempted murder stemming from a domestic violence incident. When officers arrived they found a female adult suffering from traumatic physical injuries, believed to have been inflicted by a chainsaw.  The victim was transported to a local trauma center and her current condition is unknown.

No prosecution expected in Big Lagoon collision, at this time

On July 11, 2018, at approximately 1240 hours, officers responded to a report of a collision on US 101 near Big Lagoon.

The woman who yelled "Go Back to Mexico" was arrested for assault of a 92 year old, bail set at$200,000

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30-year-old Laquisha Jones of Los Angeles, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. She is being held on $200,000 bail.

Her arrest is in connection to the brutal beating of 92 year old Rodolfo Rodriguez.