Archive for October, 2013

Jennifer Jones v Town Of Quartzsite New Lawsuit In U.S. Court

30 Oct

Click to view the case, filed October 24: Jennifer Jones v Town of Quartzsite (a .pdf file)

These defendants are named in a Civil Rights action: Town of Quartzsite; Laura Bruno, Wife and Husband; Stephen Henrichs, Husband and wife; David Ward; Mark Orgeron, Husband and Wife; Norma Crooks, Wife and Husband; Mike Jewitt, Husband and Wife;  Carol Kelly; Patricia Anderson, Wife and Husband

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Will Timberlake Explain Tangled Quartzsite Council Appointment?

27 Oct

Facts for the reader’s consideration:

1. From the Town Code: “The qualifications for eligibility of Mayor or Council candidates for election to these positions includes the requirement that no delinquent or fixed fines and penalties, user fees, permit fees, and sales tax be owed to the Town of Quartzsite at the time of declaration of candidacy.”

2. From the court record imaged below:

a. Disposition of case: Failure to pay even after multiple court system notices

b. Court “Suspension” on February 16, 2011 (Civil. This technically did not disallow Ms. Timberlake to drive.)

c. The traffic Citation was issued to Ms. Timberlake May 3, 2010. A 39 month “clear record” MVD report was  provided to Qtown.US (via Rain Goldenbear). That did not display the citation event of 42 months ago.

d. A delinquency already existed before the citation.

3. Monica Timberlake (“MT”), newest council appointment, took issue with Judge Lilly’s smoking Memorandum accusing her of being one “breaking the law they are swearing to uphold”. Her response was to provide an inadequate MVD printout (see last post, below). That report did not cover the important time frame of her citation.

4. MT had apparent unpaid fines with the Quartzsite Municipal Court at the time of declaration of candidacy. MT could and should have had knowledge of these fines. Her agent Rain Goldenbear (publisher of Desert Messenger newspaper) wrote “she had never been contacted”.

Since MT has enlisted the publisher/journalist from Desert Messenger to represent her, Qtown.US invites more facts from MT and/or her agent Rain Goldenbear.

——————————  [ The online public access court record is not assured to be accurate. It is also coded, subject to interpretation. It is subject to clerk error. Ms. Timberlake could clarify her position on Judge Lilly’s recent memorandum complaint, by releasing her own copies of records and receipts. ]

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Quartzsite Council Member Timberlake Responds – Almost

26 Oct

This website just published a factual report about Quartzsite’s new unelected council member – Monica Timberlake. Now Qtown.US offers these related emails that were exchanged today between Rain Goldenbear (Desert Messenger) and Douglas Gilford (Qtown.US).


[11:07am Rain to Doug]

Hi Doug,

Monica asked me to email you yesterday’s print-out of her MVD record.

Magistrate’s accusations came as a total surprise, since she had never been contacted, 

so she first called MVD to clarify, and then drove to Parker MVD for the print out.

It is the redacted version.

[[Qtown.US reader: see image below]]

Her license is NOT suspended and shows a clear record.

Since you posted the judge’s false allegations, it’s only fair to post the tru and accurate information.




[2:08pm Doug to Rain]

OK. Have Monica sign a printout of this email plus the MVD printout.

Email it to me. I will publish those, alone and as-is, to be the next new post to my blog.

Any other new research is welcome. Doug


[2:45pm, Rain to Doug]

I’m not going to bother her today, as it’s her birthday…

will get back with you



[emails were edited for brevity]

Ms. Timberlake has apparently lost her enthusiasm to challenge the judge, so Qtown.US awaits her response, either personally or through [her de facto agent] Rain Goldenbear. News delayed is news denied.

Here is the MVD report Ms. Timberlake obtained and sent. It is a 39 month report. Please note that her citation occurred about 42 months ago. That discrepancy is not yet explained. “Status: Cancelled” on this MVD report also needs explanation.

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Quartzsite Judge Lilly Condemns Council Member Monica Timberlake In Memo

25 Oct

Text of Judge Lilly’s Memo (bold highlighting added):

Town of Quartzsite Municipal Court

Memo – To: Town Council & Town Manager

From: Judge Lilly – Date: 10/23/2013

Re: Monica Timberlake

Dear Town Council,

I am writing this memorandum to inform the Town Council and Town Manager of the recent behavior of the newly appointed member of Town Council, Monica Timberlake. Monica appeared in the Court, while the court was in session for Pre-Trial Conferences, and caused a scene in the lobby of the courthouse. She insisted that my clerk interrupt court so that I could swear her in and that it would only take two minutes. She was using an unusually loud voice and was intimidating in her demands. She stated that 3pm did not work for her schedule and that I need to comply with her requests post haste. I heard the commotion from the courtroom, as did both of my clerks, as well as two attorneys, an officer, and the defendants and public spectators. The noise rose to the level that the officer actually stepped out to observe what was going on.

First of all, this is unacceptable behavior in the Court. There is a sign on the front window that states “Be Civil.” The court does not view this as civil behavior from anyone. Interrupting judicial proceedings is highly unprofessional. When Monica returned to the Court, after court was convened, she appeared at the window requesting that I swear her in.  I explained to her that I would not be able to do so in good faith because she owes the Court money. She has a Fail to Pay Suspension out of our Court for TR2010-00285 for $176.12. Her license is suspended out of our Court and has been since: 02/16/2011. Ethically I will not swear someone in who is breaking the law they are swearing to uphold. Additionally, I informed Ms. Timberlake that if she interrupts judicial proceedings again with the behavior she exhibited earlier, I will be calling the authorities.


Signed A. Lilly

Judge Lilly

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Quartzsite’s Incompetent Town Council

25 Oct

At the last meeting, the Quartzsite Town Council:

1. Fired Police Chief Jeff Gilbert (his second firing in about a year). Reported cost to taxpayers to break the Chief’s contract is at least $85,000 $116,000.

2. Appointed a new Council member without adequately examining her qualifications. The presiding Quartzsite Municipal Court judge yesterday refused to swear in the new unelected appointee – Monica Timberlake. The judge’s reasons:

1. “interrupts judicial proceedings” 2. “owes the court money” 3. “breaking the law …[that the appointee is]…  swearing to uphold”.

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Quartzsite Chief Gilbert Fouls Out At His Firing

22 Oct
Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert

Jeff Gilbert was terminated (fired) without stated cause by the Quartzsite Town Council today. His last act was to stand at the podium during the call to the public and break a very significant rule. He decided to turn around and face the public and “thank” the town (his foul-out). It is well known that a speaker must face and address only the Council from this podium, not turn to the public.

Ironically, Jeff Gilbert personally participated in the arrest of his nemesis Jennifer Jones about two years ago at the same podium and for the same act – facing the public from the podium. Her elbow was broken by Officer Rick Paterson during that widely criticized arrest. Another irony – the same mayor presided today, as in 2011, but did not object to Gilbert’s obvious infraction.

“I am still the chief” was a familiar statement from this former police chief. This was his second firing by the town in about one year. His firing in 2012 was reversed. The Town of Quartzsite is now burdened with many claims and lawsuits as a result of actions by Gilbert and his cops. The Town is thus clinging to sub-prime liability insurance it sought after its participation in the economical Arizona Municipal Risk Pool was cancelled.

The Jennifer Jones arrest two years ago:

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