Monday, July 1, 2013

City of Angels? (Don't blame us, that's what it says) man arrested

   On June 29, 2013 Victor Martinez Jr. (44) of City of Angels, according to the Calaveras County Sheriff records. was arrested at Burger King for allegedly carrying a Concealed dirk or dagger, a felony.

   Martinez was booked into the Calaveras County Jail by Angels Camp Police Department. Angels Camp is hardly a "City of Angels".

Sacramento man arrested in Copperopolis

   James Odell McChristian (45) of Sacramento, was arrested on June 28, 2013 on Buckboard Rd in Copperopolis for allegedly being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a felony; and fore providing False Id to Specific PO's, in addition to outstanding local and out of area warrants.

   McChristian was booked into the Calaveras County Jail by Sheriff's Deputies.

Copperopolis resident arrested

   Brian James Lujan (27) of Copperopolis was arrested at Kiva and LittleJohn Rd on June 28, 2013 for alleged Possession of a Controlled Substance, a felony, and for Disorderly Conduct, Alcohol and Controlled Substance Paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

   Lujan was booked into the Calaveras County Jail by Sheriff's deputies.

350 acre Fire in Brentwood

   CalFire responded to a fire in Brentwood, called the Concord Fire, off Concord Ave and Vineyard Parkway today at 3:41 PM. They brought in under 100% containment by 5:30 PM but it had burnt 350 acres.

   The Santa Clara Unit also responded to this fire, in addition to the Kirker Fire.

Fire on Kirker Pass Road

  July 1, 2013:  The Kirker Fire on Kirker Pass Road south of Pittsburg, was reported at 1:19 PM and by 3:35 PM has grown to 300 acres, but was 60 % contained at that time. The Santa Clara Unit of CalFire responded to this fire.

Officer Serino lied to Zimmerman to make him change story/?

   Zimmerman trial July 1, 2013:  Officer SerIno just testified that he intentionally lied to Zimmerman, telling him he found a cell phone lying on the ground and that it may have videotaped the entire event between he and Trayvon Martin.

   Then the judge immediately called for a break and sent the jury out of the room.

   Later on, Officer Serino said that when he told Zimmerman that lie, he said "good, I'm glad someone videotaped the whole thing." which Serino thinks means he's telling the truth.

Zimmerman Contradicts his own words

   In the third interview, with both Serino and the policewoman present, the story changes considerably, and it sounds like they try to help him say what he needs to say.

    And the policewoman had just testified that she noticed no real changes in the two interviews.

   What is going on in this country? People have carry permits who should not be allowed to, and the police seem to be covering for them. OMG!!

How hot is it at night in Las Vegas?

   Last night, June 30, 2013 at 1 AM the temperature in Las Vegas was 102 degrees. Yikes!!

More questions for officer Sereno from the State

    Still more redactions of this tape also, of yet another interview with Zimmerman. This one is on videotape.

   His Miranda rights were offered again.  Then officer Sereno began questioning Zimmerman again.

  July 1, 2013:    In the new video Zimmerman says that Trayvon was smoking and looking in

Officer Sereno tesifies for State in Zimmerman trial

   Officer Sereno was asked to investigate the Trayvon Martin shooting in February of 2012. 

Continued cross-examination of initial officer

   He wanted to know more about the encounter regarding being a Catholic  She repeated that "IF IT

CalFire arrests another Suspected Wildfire Arsonist

   Cal Fire reports that their law enforcement officers arrested Steven Taylor Rutherford, 47,

Cross-examination of policewoman who interviewed Zimmerman

   July 1, 2013 after lunch:  Zimmerman did not ask for a lawyer or ask to stop speaking

Zimmerman wasn't ever called the "suspect"!

  Court is back in session on July 1, 2013 in the George Zimmerman murder case.  Do you ever remember anyone in the police department ever calling George Zimmerman the "suspect?"

   The interviewing officer is back on the stand testifying the interview she made with Zimmerman. He had  scratches on one side of his nose, and on the back of his head he had two scratches.

   She was present when an officer took a DNA sample the next day from the defendant, and is on video. 

    The prosecutor said that Mr. Zimmerman asked her about the cross she was wearing and asked if she was Catholic. "No, I'm Christian."

   They had a discussion about Catholics it is always wrong to kill someone. She told him that she didn't think that was what God meant; that you should have the right to save your own life if what you are telling me is true.

   She also said that Zimmerman acted like he didn't know the boy he shot was dead. She was also present when he wss interviewed by another officer and she said yes, and he was given his Miranda rights again.

   Did anyone threaten or make any promises to get him to make a statement or was he under the influence of anything at the February 29, 2013 interview.

Bon Jovi splits up?

  Many fans of Bon Jovi were disappointed when Richie Sambora announced he wouldn't be touring with the band on their current world tour.

   However, sources say that it was a personal reason Sambora gave for this tour, not forever.

Video plays backward?

   July 1, 2013  Zimmerman trial: After the jury was excused for lunch, the person in charge of the video tape began rewinding the tape.

   Instead of turning the live feed off, they accidentally left it running, so we saw everything backward and very quickly. The funniest parts were George Zimmermans facial expressions.

Zimmerman trial--continuing testimony of first interview

  July 1, 2013:  The longer the testimony of the first police officer to interview Zimmerman goes,

CalFire reports fire in Sonora

   CalFire responded to a fire on the 20900 block of Shaws Flat Rd in Sonora yesterday, June 30, 2013 around 2 PM.

   In addition to CalFire  Air attack, and Standard engines, local units from Tuolumne county Fire responded to this fire.

   It was caused by a propane BBQ. 1/2 acre of vegetation was burned before containment was achieved.

First interview at police headquarters with Zimmerman

   The first officer to interview George Zimmerman at Sanford Police headquarters is testifying for the state. They are playing the tape. He was given his Miranda rights and she testified that he was calm and clear-headed.

Zimmerman case: First witness FBI voice expert

   Although a voice expert was not allowed to testify as to whose voice cried out for help on the 911 tape, an FBI voice expert called by the State,  was on the stand for over an hour testifying to the familiarization of voices and how family members can identify voices of their own.

  The defense said they welcomed the testimony.

Press allowed to photograph evidence at Zimmerman trial

  July 1, 2013 at  5:20 AM:  The press is being allowed to photograph the evidence, including photos of Trayvon Martin lying in the grass, written staements by witnesses, etc. at this hour.

   This is week 2 of the George Zimmerman trial.

Welcome to July

Today is July 1, 2013.  Looks like its going to be a hot one!  Stay cool!

Be glad you're not working in Bay Area today

  July 1, 2013:   Everyone should be very relieved that they are not working in the Bay Area today. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is on strike.

     The traffic is already backed up going across the bridges into San Francisco.

19 firefighters die in Arizona wildfire

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   In a wildfile caused by lightning near Yarnell Arizona, 19 firefighters were found dead in and around an emergency shelter in an out-of-control fire which also has burned 200 homes.

   The firefighters who died were "hotshots", elite firefighters trained to jump into fires.