Due to the severity of the injuries the infant was flown to Oakland Children’s Hospital. The baby has five fractured ribs, a liver contusion and other miscellaneous injuries.
Eacret was on non-revocable parole for a prior meth conviction. The anguish evident in her mug shot is reflected on her Facebook page, where she wrote of the drug’s domination of her life.
City Attorney Nancy Diamond said the ordinance is modeled after what’s been done in elsewhere in the state and country, and what’s been tested in court. “We are not the first community to look at panhandling ordinances,” she said. “This is very widespread and there is a fair amount of judicial law we were able to look at… we weren’t acting in a vacuum.”
The woman’s son had allegedly written more than 43 checks, forging his mother’s name and stealing nearly $10,000 from her. The 83-year-old woman, who lives on a fixed income, was dependent on her son’s assistance in preparing checks for paying bills.
On Wednesday, Feb. 16, officers from the Arcata Police Department’s Special Services Unit, assisted by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, served two search warrants in residential neighborhoods in Arcata. Both search warrants were served on residences where illegal marijuana cultivation operations were suspected to be taking place.
To the HWMA boardmembers, including Arcata Councilmember Michael Winkler, the decision was clear-cut – ACRC responded to a request for five-year contract proposals with an offer to process recyclables at a cost of $65 a ton. Renewable Waste Systems is offering to pay the HWMA $8 a ton.
The reward of $21,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for these fires. Anyone with information regarding the fires is asked to contact the Arcata Fire District at (707) 825-2000 or the Arcata Police Department at (707) 822-2428.
Martinez pointed out that the burned buildings’ exteriors now bristle with twigs and pine needles, driven into the walls by high-pressure streams of water which had passed through trees from firehoses arrayed along 11th Street.
Mendosa said the City wanted to give the motel time to let its weekend guests check out before turning off the water. “I really hated to do it, but we had no choice,” Mendosa said. “We’re not a bank and we can’t keep floating them.”
When asked about the contents of the building, they confirmed that it was being used as a cannabis grow room. One resident had unsuccessfully tried to control the fire with an extinguisher but was repelled by the copious smoke.