Why is Mendocino Law Enforcement Ignoring their Local Press?

  Today, the Noyo News finally addressed a question that has been bugging me.  Why has the Mendocino Sheriff’s office given great information to the Santa Rosa newspaper, the Press Democrat, and given little information to sources closer to home?  Frequently, a piece of information from the department is in the Democrat before it is in the official press release.

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Sighting of Bassler Near His Mother's has Fort Bragg on Alert

Sighted this morning at 8:15 near the home of his mother, Aaron Bassler, the suspect in two recent homicides that have rocked Mendocino Co. continues to elude capture. According to the SF Gate,   “[m]ore than 50 law enforcement officers are combing a neighborhood on the eastern edge of Fort Bragg today. “It was a positive sighting,” Capt. Kurt Smallcombm spokesperson for

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Many Shelter Cove Residents Glad to See More of Law Enforcement in Wake of Fort Bragg Killings

  Residents of the Shelter Cove area were grateful to have Humboldt Co. Deputy Robert Hamilton drive around yesterday with a flyer describing the reputedly dangerous fugitive Aaron Bassler. Hamilton talked to Dena Baker, who keeps the Pioneer list which disseminates  local information to its members.  According to Baker, Hamilton asked her if she had heard of Bassler.  When she

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Erroneous Report of Deputies Searching for Aaron Bassler, Suspect in Two Fort Bragg Homicides, Near Chemise Mt. Rd.

A resident of Shelter Cove is reporting that Humboldt Co. Deputies are searching for Aaron Bassler, suspect in the homicides of two well-known Mendocino men, Matthew Coleman and Jere Melo. Bassler has reportedly been seen in the Chemise Mt. area between Whitethorn and Shelter Cove. [googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Chemise+Mountain+Road,+Whitethorn,+CA&aq=1&sll=39.681597,-93.396099&sspn=58.588882,114.169922&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Chemise+Mountain+Rd,+Whitethorn,+Humboldt,+California+95589&ll=40.018869,-124.002456&spn=0.115951,0.222988&z=13&output=embed&w=425&h=350] UPDATE: MIKE DOWNEY SAYS THEY HAVE NO CREDIBLE INFORMATION THAT BASSLER IS IN

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Mendocino Sheriff Says Jere Melo and Matthew Coleman Homicides Related

       (Photos:Matthew Coleman, Jere Melo, Aaron Bassler.) The Mendocino Sheriff’s Dept. just released a statement announcing they were now searching for Aaron Bassler in relation to Matthew Coleman’s homicide as well as Jere Melo’s. On August 11, 2011, Matthew Coleman was shot and killed in a remote area located near the 44000 block of North Highway One (1) near

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Grass-Root Conversation About Humboldt Co. Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Outdoor mom and pop farmers need to understand the draft of the Humboldt Co. Medical Marijuana Ordinance.  But struggling through the language is tedious process so 707 Cannabis College is holding Grassroots conversation on Sept. 8th following the presentation to Humboldt’s Board of Supervisors from Mendocino Sheriff, Tom Allman on Sept. 6th.  Several community members plan to attend the first

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Accident at Stafford

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Stafford,+Humboldt,+CA&aq=1&sll=38.422069,-77.408316&sspn=0.05662,0.111494&vpsrc=6&g=stafford&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Stafford,+California&ll=40.454678,-124.059746&spn=0.109982,0.222988&z=13&output=embed&w=425&h=350] A major accident at Stafford is being reported. The driver is unconscious.  A Semi is stopped on the freeway with flashers going. Drive carefully through the area. UPDATE:  Accident cleared.

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