Jul 31, 2018

CSET team cleans up greenbelt area near 5th and T

He told me just the grief and PTSD of losing Fr. Eric and the healing will take more time

Who submitted their 460s to the City of Eureka? Check the documents yourself

Fortuna police arrest Edward Loranger for possession of several illegal firearms

On July 30, 2018 Fortuna Police Problem Oriented Police (P.O.P.) Officer and Detective conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle in the 1100 block of N Street in Fortuna.

After 39 years as a litigator, Mr. Bill Barnum made his last appearance in court this afternoon

This means less suit and tie, more casual attire. Instead of litigating in court, Mr. Barnum will be handling real estate matters from his office in Old Town and working with the family timber business.

EPD's CSET team will proactively address quality of life, crime and disorder in Old Town and waterfront areas

Effective  July  1, 2018, the  Eureka Police  Department  established a newly  formed unit  called the Community  Safety  Enhancement  Team  (CSET).

EPD's newly formed CSET team arrests Andreas Sala McDaniel on drug charges, he already had an active warrant

On  July  31, 2018  at  12:15 pm,  officers with  the Eureka  Police  Department’s  newly  formed Community  Safety  Enhancement  Team  (CSET)  contacted  a subject  at  the  corner  of  2nd  and A Streets.

Humboldt County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to place public safety renewal meaasure on the November ballot

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to place the Public Safety and Essential Services Renewal Measure on the November ballot. If enacted, the measure would renew existing, voter-approved locally controlled funding for essential county services, with no increase in tax rates.

Bret Aaron Hensley booked for possession of a dirk/dagger, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation

On July 30, 2018, at about 8 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Allen Court in the unincorporated area of Eureka for the report of a suspicious vehicle and occupant.

Jul 30, 2018

"This fucking Hindu is going to call the cops on you" and a threat to chop my legs off

I called Eureka Police Department around 8:30 p.m. EPD Officer Abraham Jansen responded fairly quickly, he checked the area and spoke with me. I have an incident number. Thank you to EPD dispatch and our officers.

Public line will be up tomorrow to help Carr Fire and Mendocino Complex evacuees in Humboldt

If and when Kimberly Felder is transported, it's worth reporting on, otherwise it's just the same ole same ole

Kimberly Felder is scheduled for confirmation of transport tomorrow. As of 3 p.m. today, she was still in custody.

President Trump's supporters can sue City of San Jose and the police department for failing to protect them from counter protestors

A former server anonymously repays money (with interest) that she stole 20 years ago

Evan Schreiber is one of my favorite reporters. He works for Tucson News Now.

Supervisor Rex Bohn's bbq crew had some company today from United Shasta and Dutch Brothers

Convicted felon sits on porch with loaded firearm after allegedly brandishing the firearm at a neighbor

On July 29, 2018, at about 7 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 1800 block of Buhne Street in King Salmon for the report of a man brandishing a firearm and making criminal threats to a neighbor. 

So far, Caroline Brooks is the only candidate who is qualified for Ward 1

Caroline Brooks has turned in her form with 20 signatures from Ward 1.They have been verified. Brooks is on the City of Eureka Transportation Safety Committee.

Hailey Lamb gives specifics on why she wants to run for Eureka City Council

Hailey Lamb wants to run for Eureka City Council Ward 1. She hasn't filed any papers yet.

Slight change in dates scheduled in the Jon Goldberg case

A status hearing on the defense motion for a new trial in the Jon Goldberg case is scheduled for this morning. The evidentiary hearing is scheduled for October 15. That date is now set for further proceedings. Evidentiary hearing is scheduled for October 17.

Will at least one of PG & E gate crasher Katherine Zacevich cases go to trial or all resolve?

Katherine Zacevich had all her three cases scheduled this morning. Two are now scheduled for disposition and reset on August 6, one case has trial confirmation on August 6.

Zacevich had a disposition and reset hearing scheduled on June 4. It was continued to June 18. Then continued again.

Jul 29, 2018

Several states are sending resources to help fight California wildfires

Fortuna PD looking for elderly male involved in possible kidnapping

Possible kidnapping; blood on ground
elderly male  92 Ford F250. Fortuna Police responded.

California leads these states with a debt over $428 million

Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says certain American states are drowning in debt and it will cost taxpayers.

Connecticut, California, Illinois, New Jersey and New York are on the list and pension payments to retired government workers is a contributor to this debt.

Jul 28, 2018

"Homeless Hungry 4 Success Take A Resume"

(Photo by Jasmine Scofield)

David Casarez was homeless, he woke up from his park bench, put on a shirt and tie and held a sign in Mountainview :"Homeless Hungry 4 Success Take A Resume."

Jasmine Scofield who was driving by posted his resume on Twitter. The result, he started getting calls from Google, Pandora and others.

First District Supervisor Rex Bohn planning to go to fire ravaged counties Monday

First District Supervisor Rex Bohn is planning to cook barbeque and take supplies water to counties affected by the fires.

While firefighters are busy in the area, this fool throws a lit cigarette on US 101 south of Talmage

CALFire and CHP rescue fawn from CARR Fire

San Francisco CHP units were deployed to assist with CARR fire in Redding.  Firefighters rescued this fawn who was found wandering alone within the fire zone. Firefighters said the fawn was too close to the fire and they could not risk leaving him there until his mother returned.

CHP contacted a deer rescue organization to take care of the fawn.

HCSO staff and family members contributed to raising over $2,000 for Northern California Concerns of Police Survivors

"HCSO staff and family members participated in the Back the Badge Humboldt 5K today, helping raise over $2,000 to support Northern California Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization that supports police families who have lost a family member in the line of duty. Law enforcement from across the county participated in today’s run."

President Trump grants California’s request for a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Carr Fire

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has ordered Capitol flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of two firefighters who died while working on the Carr Fire in Shasta County – Redding Fire Prevention Inspector Jeremiah "Jeremy" Stoke and a bulldozer operator whose name has not been released.

Jul 27, 2018

As indicated previously, motion to continue Chad Smith's jury trial filed

As indicated previously on July 18
by Chad Smith's attorney, Ms. Andrea Sullivan, if the funding requests were granted, she would file a motion for continuance.

Ms. Sullivan filed the PC 1050 motion  on July 26 and that hearing is scheduled for August 2 at 8:30 a.m.

28 members of Congress incorrectly identified as arrestees via Amazon's facial recognition service

"In the wake of the American Civil Liberties Union’s test where 28 members of Congress were wrongly identified as arrestees via its Rekognition facial recognition service, some of those lawmakers have now raised serious concerns to the tech giant."

Suspected narcotics traffic Mitchell Aguiar arrested by Humboldt County Drug Task Force.

Jul 26, 2018

Masked intruder wakes up couple to ask for wifi password, ends up getting arrested

A 17-year-old suspect woke up a Palo Alto
couple in the middle of the night. The masked intruder in their bedroom asked for their wifi password. This was his second attempt to gain wifi access over the weekend. The couple in the previous attempt told him to get lost.

Erik Neal kept saying "Sorry, my bad" and interrupting his attorney in court

Today, Erik Neal kept interrupting his attorney court, twitching and he kept saying, "Sorry my bad" over and over. He seemed fine while communicating with the court bailiffs and his attorney.

No information or case listed about a sexually violent predator that will be released into this community?

There was supposed to be a placement hearing for  convicted sexually violent predator Joshua Bryan Cooley today.

Despite a second court order and a deadline to admit him at the state hospital, Dylan Wilson is still here in jail

Despite two orders signed by Judge Dale Reinholtsen, the second one ordering Napa State Hospital to admit Dylan Wilson by July 20, he is still here at the Humboldt jail.

"Given the significant nature of issues in this case" Judge Reinholtsen orders further evaluation of Sohum upskirting suspect David Nunez

Sohum upskirting suspect David Nunez was scheduled to be sentenced on July 26.

Preliminary hearing for alleged molestor Michael Franco in August vacated

Intervention was scheduled for alleged molestor Michael Franco. Preliminary hearing scheduled for August 8 was vacated.
Setting is scheduled for August 13. This was by stipulation.

One frequent offender off to state prison, that empty jail bed won't be empty for long

Brett Neil Hansen was transferred to state prison yesterday.

Jul 25, 2018

Monty, why didn't you mention your screaming and being verbally abusive to City workers in your bs version of the "native garden" story?

Monty Caid, your attempt to stir up shit about your "native garden" backfired on you. Majority of online commenters saw through your BS.

I called you out last Friday in a post.  Was not going to again but you left out a few facts in your selective, self serving attempt.

Hailey Lamb next candidate for Eureka City Council Ward 1?

She hasn't filed papers or taken papers out yet but Hailey Lamb has been gathering information about running for Ward 1.

This is her facebook profile. She is HCSO Deputy Charlie Lamb's daughter. She has a photo with Ward 1 candidate Anthony Mantova and a photo with Heidi Messner, one of the candidates for Eureka Mayor. Is she going to be the fourth candidate for Ward 1?

EPD asking public's help in identifying burglary and attempted sexual assault suspect

On July  25, 2018, at  about 8:00 a.m., officers with the Eureka  Police  Department responded to a  residence  on the 3300 block of Summer  Street for  the  report of a  burglary and attempted sexual assault  that had just  occurred.

DA did not file charges by today to arraign Sarah Michelle Kitchen for her new case so she was ordered to be released today

Sarah Michelle Kitchen's 2016 arraignment has been moved up from 8/24 to today at 1:28 p.m.. She was booked on the arrest warrant on that case and released on 7/20. She was arrested again a couple hours later on 7/20 for PC422, criminal threats and PC 166 (a) (4), violation of a court order. Bail $50,000.

Preliminary hearing scheduled for Gary Cudney, charged with Dirty Dave's death continued to September

Intervention was scheduled for Gary Cudney tomorrow. Cudney is charged with the death of Dirty Dave.

Jury trial for attempted murder suspect Michael Grant is scheduled for November 26

Trial setting  for attempted murder suspect Michael Grant was scheduled this morning. Trial confirmation is  scheduled for November 14.  Jury trial is scheduled for November 26.

Jul 24, 2018

Police helps homeless man shave after he hears why

(Tallahassee Police Department)

Tallahassee Police Officer Carlson was about to get in his car when a homeless man, Phil, who was outside a gas station and asked him if he could help him fix a second hand razor the homeless man had bought.

While Officer Carlson was fixing the razor, Phil told the officer he had the opportunity to get a job at McDonald’s if he showed up with a clean shave.

State auditor's report estimates a CA DMV employee slept thousands of hours on the job

A report released today from the California auditor's office stated that a Department of Motor Vehicles employee slept thousands of hours on the job since 2014.

"The report estimates the employee slept three or more hours daily at her desk since February 2014, totaling over 2,200 hours of work time and costing more than $40,000."

When will J.D.Grow's trial be scheduled? Wait 24 hours to find out

J. D. Grow's trial setting was scheduled for July 24. It was continued to July 25 because Grow's attorney had not met with the defense investigator to see the status of a firearm expert report.

Count 1 is PC 288  (c) 1. Lewd act upon a child.

Counts 2-5 PC 30600 Manufacture/Assault Weapon

Brock Turner's attorney wants his 2016 conviction overturned claiming Turner wanted "outercourse"

Brock Turner is appealing his 2016 conviction of sexual assault.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules "the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense."

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Constitution's Second Amendment grants people the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense.

How serious are these claims of Facebook being hacked as part of online terror operations?

ISIS cyber attackers claim to have 'hacked' Facebook. Cybersecurity firm Sixgill  told the Daily Star the threats are part of a wave of online terror operations by the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC).

As part of the online campaign, the ISIS -linked group claims they've successfully attacked numerous Facebook accounts.

Caroline Brooks files candidate intention statement for Eureka City Council Ward 1

Caroline Brooks filed her 501, candidate intention statement yesterday for Eureka City Council Ward 1.  So far, Anthony Mantova and Leslie Castalleno have formally announced their campaigns for that city ward.

Date set in August for Zachary Harrison's preliminary hearing

Setting for Zachary Harrison's preliminary hearing was scheduled this morning. Intervention is on August 20. Preliminary hearing is on August 22.

Change of plea scheduled for Salina Vanderwaal's grand theft embezzlement case

Intervention was scheduled for Salina Vandeerwaal's grand theft by embezzlement case on July 23. Preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 25 was vacated; instead Vanderwaal is expected to enter a change of plea on that day.

"My real dad stabbed him"

CHP Officer Ethan Thompson, HCSO Investigator Mark Petersen and HCSO Detective Hillary Havens testified at Ronald Loureiro's preliminary hearing this morning. The People submitted one document as an exhibit.

Ronald Loureiro held to answer on all charges; his three children witnessed the stabbing

Preliminary hearing scheduled for Orick murder suspect Ronald Loureiro on July 24 took half an hour. People presented three witnesses. Loureiro was held to answer on all charges. Victim Vernon Weatherford.

Arraignment on information is August 8.

Judge Christopher Wilson read the charges as follows:

Count 1 is murder with a special allegation: use of a deadly weapon; in this case a knife. Count 2, 3 and 4 involve three alleged victims; John Does ages 8, 6 and 2 years old. The charge for Counts 2-4 is cruelty to a child/ child endangerment.

Loureiro is also charged with three special allegations: prior strike conviction PC 245 (a) (1) assault with a deadly weapon, Humboldt County case Febrruary 2, 2007; prior strike conviction PC 245 (a) (1) Humboldt County case, November 25, 2015 and two prior serious felony convictions (these are the prior strikes)

The children who are Loureiro's biological children were in the backseat of a car and witnessed Loureiro stab Weatherford who they considered a father figure. The mother of the three Jane Does is Jacqueline Carter. She also witnessed the stabbing. Carter had a prior relationship with Loureiro. She was in a dating relationship with Weatherford.

"Whether as a result of her mental condition she is a menace to others"

Dr. Chamberlain's report for Ewa Misztal was received but setting for a hearing is scheduled for this Thursday. While both Dr. Soper and Dr. Chamberlain's opinion is that Misztal sanity has been fully restored, Dr. Chamberlain said she is a low risk. Prosecution and defense differ  on how to proceed. Defense wants outpatient treatment; prosecution is not ready to submit on the doctor's reports, yet.