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Trenton cop threatened to pull out gun during argument with his wife: 9-1-1 CALL

Trenton cop threatened to pull out gun during argument with his wife: 9-1-1 CALL

- The Trentonian
A newly released recording contradicts an account of a Trenton police officer during a domestic dispute.
Randall Hanson, a 23-year veteran on the force, threatened to pull out his piece on his wife at his Hamilton home on Aug. 23, according to a 9-1-1 tape obtained by The Trentonian through litigation.
“There’s a cop here with his gun,” the caller tells the 9-1-1 dispatcher, classifying the situation as a confrontational argument. “It’s in the house and...

Benno and sons going to trial next week

Benno and sons going to trial next week

- Record Searchlight
After seven earlier postponements, medical marijuana activist James Benno and his two sons are set to begin standing trial next week in Shasta County Superior Court after two judges rejected defense requests Friday to once again delay it.
The 51-year-old Benno and his sons, Jacob, 25, and Logan, 22, are due to start their long-put off jury trial starting Tuesday in Superior Court Judge Stephen Baker's courtroom.
The trial, which is expected to take nine to 12 days, was...

Judge to Decide Whether to Keep Motion Sealed in “Lil’ Shop” Dispensary Case

Judge to Decide Whether to Keep Motion Sealed in “Lil’ Shop” Dispensary Case

- The Davis Vanguard
Judge David Reed continued a hearing to a later date to decide whether a Pitchess motion should be kept under seal in the matter of Paul Fullerton and his wife Maricel, who are charged with multiple felony counts of possession of marijuana for sale stemming from a raid conducted on February 29, 2016.
Defense attorneys filed the Pitchess motion this past fall in order to obtain information about the arresting officers, who were from at least three different agencies.  In a November 30...

Benno trio face trial over pot plantation protest

Benno trio face trial over pot plantation protest

- Record Searchlight
Three medical-marijuana activists, arrested in a 2014 raid at their 100-plant garden in Happy Valley, will face trial in February, a Shasta County Superior Court judge ruled Monday.
James Michael Benno will stand trial alongside his sons, Jacob Daniel and Logan Wayne Benno, on several charges related to marijuana grows and weapons after the raid on their medical pot garden, which they grew to protest Shasta County’s ban on outdoor grows, Judge Daniel Flynn ruled in response to a...

Benno trio face trial over pot plantation protest

Benno trio face trial over pot plantation protest

- Record Searchlight
Three medical-marijuana activists, arrested in a 2014 raid at their 100-plant garden in Happy Valley, will face trial in February, a Shasta County Superior Court judge ruled Monday.
James Michael Benno will stand trial alongside his sons, Jacob Daniel and Logan Wayne Benno, on several charges related to marijuana grows and weapons after the raid on their medical pot garden, which they grew to protest Shasta County’s ban on outdoor grows, Judge Daniel Flynn ruled in response to a...

Richmond Hate Crime Charges Based on Fraud: Attorney

Richmond Hate Crime Charges Based on Fraud: Attorney

Defense lawyer for one suspect says there is a strong self-defense element in attack on Sikh man

- NBC Bay Area
The attorney for a suspect charged in the assault of a Richmond Sikh man said it's a case of fraud, not a hate crime.
Two men from Texas, Chase Little and Colton LeBlanc, pleaded not guilty to hate crime charges Monday in Contra Costa County court. They're accused of attacking Richmond resident Maan Singh Khalsa last month. Prosecutors say the men targeted Khalsa in the assault because of his ethnicity.
But the suspects' attorneys insist there's another side to the story, and...

Neighborhood watch captain rejects plea bargain offer

Neighborhood watch captain rejects plea bargain offer

- Record Searchlight
A Redding neighborhood-watch captain accused of pepper-spraying a neighbor rejected Monday a plea bargain offer that would have reduced the felony charge against him to a misdemeanor.
"If I was guilty of anything I would have taken it," Earl Allen Boek said outside Shasta County Superior Court following his settlement conference.
Boek, who had his scheduled Nov. 1 trial confirmed, is facing up to three years in county jail if he's convicted of illegal use of tear...

Subject of marijuana raid sues Shasta County

An unorthodox Woodland drug investigation attracts attention

An unorthodox Woodland drug investigation attracts attention

- Daily Democrat
A Woodland native and former UC Davis Fire Department captain has been charged with the illegal possession and cultivation of marijuana for sale after a controversial investigation.
The recent raid on the man’s business and home by narcotics agents is drawing complaints of harassment and a closer look at local medical marijuana laws may ultimately suggest that the action was unfounded.
Paul Fullerton Jr., 44, battled blazes for more than two decades before an on-the-job spinal...

Yolo drug case poised to test medical marijuana laws

Yolo drug case poised to test medical marijuana laws

- The Davis Enterprise
A former UC Davis Fire Department captain turned Woodland business owner is facing criminal charges for allegedly selling marijuana out of his hydroponics store.
But the attorney for Paul Brandon Fullerton Jr. and his wife Maricel, who also has been charged, says that Paul Fullerton — who retired from UCD in January 2014 after suffering a work-related spinal injury — is a medical marijuana user whose alleged actions are legal under state law.
“Law enforcement is...

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