Saturday, April 02, 2011

Arcata Eye Covers Gallegos

This Arcata Eye piece is the first mention of Paul Gallegos I've seen in the news for some time.


At 7:47 AM, Blogger Rose said...

He's learning on the job, don't you read the Times-Standard? (April 1 edition of the Eye, though, if you haven't picked it up, go get one!}

At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, this is no joke.

At 10:58 AM, Blogger Rose said...

Neither is this - Fortuna police looking for attempted murder suspect
he Fortuna Police Department is looking for a murder suspect who allegedly stabbed another man in Fortuna.
Officers responded to Redwood Memorial Hospital at about 5:50 p.m. Thursday, according to a press release. The victim, who was hospitalized for stab wounds to his chest and back, said he had been assaulted while seated in his vehicle on Kenmar Road and Renee Court.

The department is seeking information on Derek Wendell Bowman, 29, of Fortuna. Bowman has been identified as a suspect in the stabbing. He is on active parole and should be considered dangerous, the FPD release said.

Bowman was arrested in January by the California Highway Patrol during a multi-agency parolee search in connection with an armed robbery.

And that doesn't begin to cover his record... Gallegos lets him out and lets him out and lets him out - and, oh my, big donors! ten grand and more...

At 5:30 PM, Anonymous skippy said...

Fred, wise (guy) Mr. Hoover also ran this fine piece on 'Ragman Pete,' one of our most honored, colorful, and beloved citizens in the Liberal (but not necessarily Libertarian) Republic of Arcata for your amusement. If you knew Pete, you might've liked him, silly monkey.

peace... skippy

At 8:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derek Bowman. Bear river criminal who Gags keeps letting go (donations from mam and dad) on the run again. This time for attempted murder. Guess the robberies , sex assaults, threats, DV etc that he got a walk on didn't change his behavior. Go figure. But Gags is still Gags. Incompetent, lazy and for sale.

Fred we are so screwed.

At 9:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rose is a tramp for lies and deceit. How fucking dare you slander the man who brought Gunderson to justice, or brought that murdered boy back to his mother? Question him sure. But outright lies and insinuation are Rose's obsession. Shame on Rose.

At 12:36 AM, Blogger Rose said...

How fucking DARE I? Are you fucking kidding me?

Gallegos sidesteps questions about possible conflict of interest in Bowman charges

A large contribution to the successful 2006 re-election campaign of Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos has raised questions the DA has so far declined to answer, after it was learned that the son of the man chiefly responsible for the contribution subsequently escaped punishment on numerous criminal charges, including one alleging the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl.

According to Fair Political Practices Commission filings, the donation, in the amount of $10,000, was the single largest monetary contribution received by the campaign of the incumbent DA from any contributor whose last name was not Gallegos.

FPPC documents indicate that the contribution was recorded April 29, and attributed to the Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria, which is chaired by Leonard Bowman, father of Derek Bowman, 25, both of Loleta.

The younger Bowman’s association with law enforcement spans two states and 11 years, and includes as many as 40 criminal charges ranging from assault with a deadly weapon as a juvenile to three charges alleging violence against one adult and two juvenile females in 2006.

But on July 19, less than six weeks after Gallegos was re-elected, the DA’s Office gathered nine felonies and a handful of misdemeanors pending against Derek, and dismissed or suspended sentence on all of them in a single day.

According to publicly available court documents, recent charges against Derek included felony statutory rape, five counts of felony check fraud against local businesses, felony burglary, felony threats, felony battery, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor resisting arrest.

Restitution orders for the check fraud cases were part of the July 19 deals, but the documents show that no jail time for any of the alleged offenses was requested by the DA’s Office.

For violation of probation on a previous charge, Derek was sentenced in July to 180 days, less time served, in the Humboldt County jail.

Not my words, anonymous troll. The printed record. Quoted.

And that's back in 2006. There's been a lot more since then - you want more?

At 12:40 AM, Blogger Rose said...

Inmate who escaped from Sempervirens caught
Chris Durant/The Times-Standard
Article Launched: 08/15/2007 04:15:46 AM PDT
A man who escaped from Sempervirens Hospital while he was an inmate at the Humboldt County Jail was arrested in Manila Tuesday by Humboldt County Sheriff's detectives .

Derek Wendell Bowman, 26, answered the door of a Manila home and was arrested just before 3:30 p.m.

He escaped from the mental hospital on Aug. 5.

The Sheriff's Department said Detective Troy Garey received information that Bowman was hiding at the house on the 100 block of Phillips Court.

Garey, other detectives and a U.S. marshal arrived at the home and Bowman was arrested without any problems.

He was booked into the jail on suspicion of escape and for a series of charges pending while he was in custody the first time, which include forgery and resisting arrest.

In August 2006, Bowman was sentenced to 180 days in jail for forgery, second-degree burglary, interfering with a police officer and possession of drug paraphernalia convictions.

At 12:40 AM, Blogger Rose said...


In a declaration in support of an arrest warrant on one of the charges against Derek, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Garey wrote on June 26 that Cheree Bowie, the mother of Derek’s 17-year-old wife, told him that Derek had “been bragging that even if he was arrested, his dad would get him out of jail.”

In his report, Garey stated that he asked Bowie how she knew this.

“Bowie said the suspect’s father, Leonard Bowman, is the tribal chairperson on the Bear River reservation,” Garey wrote, “and he and the tribe and the Bear River Casino gave District Attorney Paul Gallegos $10,000 in his recent re-election campaign for DA. Bowie then hung up the phone.”

When The Eureka Reporter attempted to contact Bowman at the tribal office, a woman who answered the phone said that Bowman had no comment when he was told the call was regarding campaign contributions.

In all, the Bowmans, the tribe and an attorney employed by the casino contributed $11,100 to Gallegos’ campaign coffers, just under 10 percent of the total of all funds raised by the incumbent during the campaign, according to FPPC filings.

In addition to the $10,000 contribution in the name of the Rancheria, Leonard and his wife personally contributed $100, the FPPC documents show.

The same documents indicate Bear River attorney Michael Acosta contributed $1,000.

Contained in the court records is a letter to the Humboldt County Probation Department, dated Aug. 7 and written on Bear River Gaming Agency letterhead, in which Acosta requested that Derek be granted probation in lieu of the 180-day sentence.

Acosta stated in the letter that he would recommend reinstatement of Derek’s employment in the casino’s surveillance department should probation be granted.

Court documents state that Derek has been charged with violating the terms of his probation seven times in the past nine years.

At 12:43 AM, Blogger Rose said...

Oh, and there's more, more recent - and now - the only question is, will this one be swept under the carpet too?

Don't mess with me, anonymous. The facts are there for anyone who cares to check. Right along with the denials and excuses and spin (like referring to "the man who brought Gundersen to justice" - oh really?)

At 12:47 AM, Blogger Rose said...

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At 12:50 AM, Blogger Rose said...

It wasn't just monetary donations to Gallegos either - Ellie Bowman, who is Derek’s mother and Leonard’s wife sat on the courthouse steps calling Gallegos' opponent Worth Dikeman a racist - no one paid attention to who she was - Dikeman successfully prosecuted Ellie’s other son, Jeffrey Bowman, for the 1999 murder of Trinidad Rancheria member Julius Aubrey.

Jeffrey is currently serving a prison term of 25 years to life.

Again - anonymous - facts, and the record. Spin that. Like calling Gallegos a "professor" - it ain't gonna fly.

At 8:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rose, I sense that you not only have a bizarre obsession with Mr. Gallegos, but that you also have racist notions directed towards the Native American community. Once again Rose, shame on you!

At 9:55 AM, Blogger Rose said...

I kinda think murdering a Native American is racist. Don't you?

That's hilarious. You can actually attempt to throw that up rather than admit that you've got a real problem on your hands.

This is not the only repeat offender being let out and let out and let out to reoffend with increasingly more violent crimes. The last one shot a guy.

I repeat - what's it gonna cost to get the cute little fella off this time?

At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rose, wow. This sure smacks of corruption. The flip side is that this happens with everyone all of the time. Just as scary if you ask me.

At 3:19 PM, Anonymous skippy said...

Yours truly is very well aware of this situation, the information provided both now and previously, has followed it, and of the subject himself. Rose is on very good ground with a solid foundation beneath.

Yours truly appreciates the sunshine being placed on the matter.

At 8:46 PM, Anonymous eye lift said...

I am agree with you rose, That all talk about political science. I am not too much interested in politics.

At 10:51 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Skippy - you always amaze me - I know we don't see eye to eye on everything, but I have a feeling I would like you in real life. Your upbeat comments and general happiness is contagious and always makes me smile. And - Thanks for your comment above. I appreciate it.


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