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Pete Hoyle’s Expert Opinion

The second jury trial, the re-trial, of Tina Carrillo ended mid-week with a swift and sure guilty verdict, much to the relief of Deputy DA Caitlin Keane, who was beginning…

Puppy Love

Puppy Love

The popular soap opera on South State starring the dashing Zebulon Zale Couthern and co-starring Mandy Etta Grinsell has entered its 27th season to much applause of the canned type.…

Rickel In A Pickle

When a farmer straps on a gunbelt to go out and do his morning chores, you know he is either in a western horse opera, or a pot pharm in…

She Shouldn’t Be In Court, But…

Kelli Lynn Adams of Boonville was held to answer last week on several counts of harassing Suzan Topales, also of Boonville. The most serious charge alleges that the troubled Boonville…

Kelisha & Aleshia

Kelisha & Aleshia

The Kelisha Alvarez prelim finally got underway last week. It had been dropped until the witness against Kelisha could be located to testify. Kelisha, the legendary Ukiah street person, had…

My Sister Got A Pot Pharm & All I Got Was Assault Charges

Erick Galen Giumelli was bound over for trial on charges of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury to his sister, Ms. Despina Saulmon. He not only beat…

New Wrinkles In Pervery

A Ukiah man was arrested Tuesday when he was caught filming up a woman’s skirt with his cellphone, the Ukiah Police Department reported. According to the UPD, an officer responded…

Caleb Silver Just Might Face the Midnight Needle

Caleb Silver Just Might Face the Midnight Needle

The death penalty reared its ghastly head in Judge John Behnke’s courtroom last Thursday afternoon, and the specter appeared in the form of the former People’s Temple lawyer Tim Stoen,…

‘Sucker Punch’ or Parking Lot Fight?

Charles Reynolds is charged with felony assault with a special allegation of inflicting great bodily injury (not murder) for killing Kenneth Fisher, a native of Laytonville, who died after Reynolds…

Ukiah’s Seamy Side

The Kelisha Alvarez prelim failed so miserably last week that the charges were dismissed. Ms. Alvarez had been charged with a felony robbery on the streets of Ukiah, but the…

Probationers On Parade

Mr. Isaiah Bennett requested a hearing to determine if he’d violated his probation. This wasn’t the first time he’d violated it, and Judge Ann Moorman was tired of him appearing…