Friday, September 30, 2011

Movement on Balloon Track; state lands resolution, Supreme Court decision for Marina Center project

Movement on Balloon Track; state lands resolution, Supreme Court decision for Marina Center project - TS

Mikal Xylon Wilde pleads not guilty

Wilde pleads not guilty - Times-Standard

A 29-year-old Eureka man again pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder Thursday, a week after a judge held him to stand trial in a case stemming from a shooting at a Kneeland marijuana grow operation last summer.

Thursday, Wilde again pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraignment in the case. Wilde is due back in court Dec. 19 for a pre-trial hearing and is tentatively scheduled to stand trial beginning Feb. 20, 2012.

Shooting victim expected to testify against his attacker; Hearing moves forward in Kneeland marijuana murder case - TS
Horror - Fight over supplies led to shooting Sep. 21. 2010
Fight over supplies led to shooting TS
The details emerge - Marijuana grow operation shooting leaves one dead, one wounded near Kneeland; 28-year-old man held on suspicion of murder, investigation remains ongoing Aug. 27, 2010
...four gunshot victims... UPDATES on Blogthing Aug. 26, 2010

Thursday, September 22, 2011

"The house was set up as a potential distribution network...They had it all set up to receive supplies of high-grade marijuana from Northern California, and from there, it was being distributed

POLICE: SIX POUNDS OF MARIJUANA FOUND AT BENGAL'S HOME - wap.nfl

Police said a package containing 2 1/2 pounds of marijuana was delivered from Eureka, Calif., to the suburban Kentucky home of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson on Tuesday, where authorities say they conducted a search and found six more pounds of marijuana inside.

California agents say they track pot to NFL player's home - Press Democrat

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Shooting victim expected to testify against his attacker; Hearing moves forward in Kneeland marijuana murder case

Shooting victim expected to testify against his attacker; Hearing moves forward in Kneeland marijuana murder case - TS

A Guatemalan man is scheduled to take the stand in Humboldt County Superior Court today to testify against the man who allegedly shot him in the face and back last year after a dispute at a marijuana grow operation near Kneeland.

Mikal Xylon Wilde, 29, of Eureka, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder and cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale. A preliminary hearing this week will culminate with a judge determining whether there is enough evidence to hold Wilde to stand trial.

Wilde is accused of shooting and killing Mario Roberto Juarez-Madrid, 40, of Guatemala, and seriously wounding Pedro Fernandez, also of Guatemala, at the scene of a marijuana growing operation with more than 1,500 plants on Aug. 25, 2010. The shooting allegedly stemmed from an argument over payment and supplies that started when Wilde informed Juarez-Madrid, Fernandez and another man -- all his employees -- that he would no longer be providing them with food at the remote grow site where they were living, which was located about two miles from the Kneeland Cal Fire air station.

On Tuesday -- at what was scheduled to be the beginning of Wilde's preliminary hearing -- District Attorney Paul Gallegos told Superior Court Judge Bruce Watson that he planned on calling Fernandez and another man, Chris Bigelow, to testify. Gallegos suggested that both men be appointed attorneys by the court and said he would be entering into immunity agreements with the witnesses because he expected them to testify about their roles in a marijuana cultivation operation and there may be issues regarding self-incrimination.


Horror - Fight over supplies led to shooting Sep. 21. 2010
Fight over supplies led to shooting TS
The details emerge - Marijuana grow operation shooting leaves one dead, one wounded near Kneeland; 28-year-old man held on suspicion of murder, investigation remains ongoing Aug. 27, 2010
...four gunshot victims... UPDATES on Blogthing Aug. 26, 2010

New boundaries don't change supervisorial race; County's 2012 election gears up

At least one supervisorial candidate plans on moving to a new residence in order to keep his bid for the 1st District supervisor seat. - TS

With the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors' approval of the new district lines on Tuesday, 1st District candidate Rex Bohn's current residence would no longer be within the district. The candidate said he plans to move within the new district by the time the boundaries go into effect in January.

”I've made a commitment to quite a few members of the community that I was going to run in the 1st District,” Bohn said in a phone interview before the board's decision was made. “I spent the last 30-plus years in the 1st District. When the lines are activated in January, I will still be in the 1st District.”


Supervisors approve new boundaries; Public officials see changes to districts TS

The supervisors opted to move forward with Plan 2A, which moves Blue Lake into the 3rd District and leaves both Fieldbrook and Glendale in the 5th District. The plan straightens the border of the 1st and 4th districts and moves the Tompkins Hill area to the 1st District. The only change made was to move a precinct called ES-3 in Cutten from the 3rd District back into the 1st District.

...First District Supervisor Jimmy Smith said the approved map has him taking on some new territory and new constituents. For example, he'll be representing the town of Scotia instead of 2nd District Supervisor Clif Clendenen.

...Rio Dell Councilman Frank Wilson said Scotia wanted to be part of the same district as Fortuna because Scotia residents' children attend Fortuna high schools.