Posts Tagged ‘assault’
Two arrested in meth deal stabbing case [Daily Triplicate]
Local men suspected of assaulting 3rd man
Two Crescent City men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a methamphetamine deal.
Crescent City Police officers apprehended Rigoberto Mendoza, 21, and Daniel Nuttall, 29, at separate residences early Friday after officials received information that the two might have been involved in a March 19 stabbing near the Seagull Villa apartments on Pacific Avenue.
Two men have been identified as suspects in an assault where a man was beaten in his own home. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said Jackson Arnold Parrott, 30, and Michael Stephen McKean, 48, are suspected of beating a man in his Carlotta
Man assaulted in meth deal, police say [Daily Triplicate]
Two suspects remain at large
Two suspects remain at large after a $50 methamphetamine deal ended with a Crescent City man being stabbed multiple times late Friday night, according to the Crescent City Police Department.
“I feel very confident that we’re going to apprehend the suspects,” said Crescent City Police Chief Doug Plack on Thursday.
Plack said according to interviews and witness statements, one of the two men had contacted Ryan Calkins Leal, 27, in order to purchase meth from him.
Murder suspect’s transfer sought [Daily Triplicate]
Sheriff’s Office alleges numerous assaults over the past several weeks
A Del Norte County judge will rule today whether the man accused of killing 21-year-old Taylor Powell in Klamath on Sunday will be housed at Pelican Bay State Prison instead of at the local jail.
Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Bill Steven, who oversees the jail’s operations, requested that Jarrod Wyatt, 26, be transferred from the facility while awaiting trial because of safety concerns for his staff and other inmates.
James Allen Norton, 29, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of assault and battery, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and violating parole. Norton is being held in jail without bail pending his parole hearing.
A Ukiah man was arrested on suspicion of assault, attempted rape and burglary after his ex-girlfriend’s house was broken into early Sunday morning, police said.
Benjamin Delgado, 35, was arrested at the woman’s home after police arrived, according to Ukiah Police Capt. Justin Wyatt.
The Daily Journal
Gregory Beck has signed a voluntary waiver to have a parole hearing on Wednesday. Beck was convicted by a jury in 2002 of felony charges of torture, assault with caustic chemicals and corporal injury to his 32-year-old girlfriend, the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office stated Monday.
Shallow salt beds cover a 1,436-acre former salt production site in Redwod City where agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. and Arizona-based DMB Associates want to build up to 12,000 housing units. More than 100 environmental and political leaders have singed a petition opposing the project.
REDWOOD CITY – A proposal to construct the largest housing development on the shores of San Francisco Bay in more than 40 years has run headlong into a phalanx of environmentalists and politicians who want to derail the project even before initial environmental studies begin.
The so-called Saltworks 50-50 Plan would build as many as 12,000 housing units on about 1,400 acres of what is now a retired salt production facility just east of Highway 101, not far from the San Mateo Bridge in Redwood City.
The proposal, being pitched by agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. and Arizona-based DMB Associates, has come under political fire in recent weeks by more than 100 environmental and political leaders who signed a petition asking Redwood City officials to cease any further consideration of the proposal.
“Nothing so breathtaking in size or misguided in scope has been proposed in half a century,” reads the preamble to the Feb. 26 petition circulated by Oakland-based Save the Bay.
“Salt ponds are not land to be paved,” the petition continues. “They are part of San Francisco Bay to be restored to tidal marsh for wildlife habitat, natural flood protection for our communities, cleaner water and recreation areas for everyone to enjoy.”
The list of petition signers reads like a Bay Area who’s who, including state Sen. Mark Leno and Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums, and David Chiu, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Officials from all nine Bay Area counties have signed it, including 13 mayors, 11 members of the Association of Bay Area Governments and eight members of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
David Lewis, executive director of Save the Bay, called the project unprecedented since a 1965 state law called the McAteer-Petris Act gave birth to what is now the 27-member Bay Conservation and Development Commission. The law has served as the key legal provision preserving the bay from being indiscriminately filled.
“We don’t pave over restorable wetlands. We don’t need an EIR to tell us that,” Lewis said, using shorthand for a state-required environmental impact report.
To be sure, officials acknowledge that the bay is one-third smaller than it was during the state’s Gold Rush of 1848-1855 as a result of developers filling in the waterway.
But according to David Smith, a DMB Associates vice president, the project wouldn’t be built on either bay fill or a former tidal marsh, but on land used in industrial salt production since 1901.
“We’re perplexed as to why these Bay Area environmental groups and these political leaders would want to stop the CEQA process,” Smith said, referring to the California Environmental Quality Act, which requires environmental review of such development. “If anything, you would think they would want to get all the facts out about this project.”
Smith says Minnesota-based Cargill and DMB see the proposal as a chance to build high-quality, transit-oriented housing for Silicon Valley-area workers who now commute from far away. As currently designed, the development would accommodate about 30,000 people and feature a large number of upscale apartments and condos.
Saltworks project proponents have been floating the idea around Redwood City for the past three or four years. What’s changed in recent weeks is that Redwood City officials have started looking for consultants to put together the environmental impact report that CEQA requires. It’s expected to take from 18 to 24 months to complete.
Redwood City Mayor Jeff Ira says the environmental study must be allowed to proceed.
“I appreciate how passionate people are about this – I really do,” Ira said last week. “But the study will provide us with important information that we don’t have now. … Only then, with that information, can we make the best decision possible.”
Even so, Lewis and other critics say they plan to keep pressuring Ira and the Redwood City Council until the panel drops the Saltworks project entirely.
If the coalition is successful, Lewis said, the next step would be for federal authorities or a nonprofit conservation group to buy the land and let it revert to a tidal marsh. Examples of similar efforts dot the South Bay and Peninsula shorelines and surround the Saltworks property.
Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors President John Gioia, a veteran member of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission and one of the eight commissioners who signed the petition, agrees.
“This proposal is a direct assault on the whole Bay Area,” Gioia said in a statement. “We all have a stake in what happens in Redwood City. It’s about habitat (and) biological diversity. The bay defines our quality of life and who we are.”
On March 3, the Arcata City Council introduced a two-part panhandling ordinance.
The first part makes it unlawful for any person to “panhandle in an aggressive manner in any public place.”