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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 5B D:00ug court evolving into Cc,mmunityJustice Cou00: The past few years have seen very large changes in California's criminal justice landscape. We have witnessed the 2011 Criminal Justice Realignment/Assembly Bill 109 shift the responsibility to incarcerate and supervise many felons from the state to the counties. In 2014, the passage of Proposition 47 reduced many drug possession and theft crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. An unintended impact of Prop 47 was the effective end to felony drug courts throughout the state. In Plumas County we continue to see the ill effects of illegal drugs on our county -- particularly methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse. For this past calendar year, our coroner reported at least 11 overdose deaths (and possibly more with some cases still pending) -- a remarkable number, in my mind. With drastic changes in the law, and illegal drug cases showing no signs of abating, it is imperative our criminal justice system adapt where and when appropriate if we are to provide an effective and just application of criminal laws in Plumas County. In the coming weeks, we will be working closely with the defense bar, Alternative Sentencing Program and our many other criminal justice partners in providing support for our Superior Court in an effort to evolve our current drug court model to that of a Community Justice Court. The Community Justice Court will direct resources toward defendants with substance addictions and mental illness, and our veterans, who have a desire to take the necessary steps to lead a better nd ....... law-abiding life. While punishment and incarceration remains a central component to the cases we prosecute, we also recognize the necessity to provide effective rehabilitation programs as an alternate means to avoid recidivism. It is my hope programs such as the Community Justice Court will meet this need and we look forward to joining our criminal justice partners in providing whatever support we can to assist the Superior Court to this end. To our public safety partners, thank you all for your excellent and dedicated work in keeping Plumas County safe and in allowing our criminal justice system to seek and obtain justice. Below is a sampling of recent Cases. Should you CRIMINAL CASE UPDATE DAVID HOLLISTER District Attorney have questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. People v. Douglas Doria and Gary Haren On Nov. 14, 2014, Douglas Doria, 48, of Las Vegas, and Gary Haren, 34, of Portola, were convicted of felony violations of forgery. Doria and Haren were sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to serve six months in county jail as well as pay numerous fines and fees. Doria and Haren's conviction followed an Oct. 28, 2014, arrest in which both defendants were found to be producing counterfeit $20 and $100 bills out of Haren's residence. I appreciate Sgt. Steve Peay and detectives Jeremy Beatley and Chris Hendrickson for their work in quickly identifying the origin of the counterfeit bills before local merchants could be significantly harmed. People v. Daniel Forcino On Jan. 2, Daniel Forcino, 28, of Greenville, was convicted of a felony violation of possessing a firearm while being prohibited to do so. Forcino's prohibition against possessing a firearm occurred in a previous case, upon which Forcino is on probation, in which he brandished a firearm at a fellow worker at a ranch in Indian Valley. Here, on Nov. 30, 2014, a concerned citizen notified the Sheriff's Office that Forcino had taken a .22-caliber rifle and appeared delusional and angry. Deputy Phil Shannon and California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Goings were able to apprehend Forcino at Nellz Towne Pump in Greenville without incident. Inside Forcino's truck officers located the rifle and numerous rounds of ammunition. Forcino is pending a Feb. 6 sentencing date. People v. Dustin Cline On Jan. 2, Dustin Cline, 29, of Graeagle, Was convicted of felony domestic violence. On Dec. 21, 2014, Cline was arrested by Deputy John Fatheree, with the assistance of Warden Ulrich and CHP Officer Mason, following an incident in which Cline threatened, assaulted and choked his live-in girlfriend. Cline is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 6. I appreciate the efforts of the officers involved as well as those of the victim and her family whose efforts prevented further acts of violence and led Roni Halvorson of Sierra Live Scan would like to announce the addition of Curt & Jodi McBride and Travis Schiavone. Curt, Jodi & Travis will be handling fingerprinting in Portola at CJ's Automotive. They can be reached at 530-394-7240. to a just resolution. sentenced March 6, when he can receive up to 40 months swerve out of the way, rammed two unoccupied Lilly "McCIoud" is a 1 year old "Lilly" is a Gray and White 9 month old domestic short hair spayed female neutered male. Pitbull. She is He is current on Black and his shots. His White. She owner had too is very many pets so he sweet and was turned in. is full of He really loves wiggles people but is when picky about cat an/one and dog friends. visits, He is litter box trained. McCIoud Our office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-5pm. Saturday viewing is by appointment only. Office hours are subject to change due to staffing; calling prior to visiting shelter is recommended. All potential adopters must complete an adoption consultation form and be approved prior to adoption. Adoption fees are $10.00 for dogs and cats, license fee for dogs is $15.00 per year. Your Local Full Service Pet & Feed Store 283-9605 362 Crescent St. Quincy (next to Feather River Fitness) r Plumas County Animal Shelter 201 N Mill Creek Road, Quincy, CA 95971 For More Information or to View More Pets, Visit Us at www.petfinder.com ./ People v. Shenandoah Lisenbee On Jan. 23, Shenandoah Lisenbee, 47, of Greenville, was convicted of two counts of felony assault and one enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury. Lisenbee was arrested Dec. 11, 2014, after assaulting a married couple with whom he shared a residence. During the attack the husband was knocked unconscious and the wife was knocked to the ground, where she Suffered a broken arm. Lisenbee is scheduled to be sentenced March 13, when it is expected he will be sentenced to six years in state prison. I appreciate the investigation conducted by Deputies Vickrey and Kincaid, as well as the efforts by one of the victims, who made the effort to navigate through the snow while using his cane in an effort to get help for his wife. People v. Robert Nasis On Jan. 23, Robert Nasis, 32, of Beckwourth, was convicted of felony embezzlement and admitted he had suffered two prior prison convictions. Nasis is scheduled to be imprisonment. Under AB 109, his term would be served in county jail rather than state prison. Nasis was initially found to have embezzled over $7,000 from his employer, Dollard's Sierra Energy in Portola, while working as clerk there in 2013 and 2014. I appreciate the efforts of the Dollard's Sierra Energy general manager in compiling a thorough case against Nasis. People v. Matthew Urban On Jan. 30, Matthew Urban, 31, of Redding, was convicted of felony assault on a peace office with a deadly weapon and felony evading a police officer. Urban is scheduled to be sentenced March 6, when it is expected he will receive three years and eight months in state prison with his felony assault crime being classified as a serious felony or "strike" prior conviction. Urban was arrested Dec. 11, 2014, during a heavy snowstorm when he stole a Caltrans snowplow. Urban then led officers on a long and dangerous pursuit during which time he drove in the wrong lane, causing oncoming traffic to snow plows and attempted to harm a CHP officer by backing into his vehicle. Urban was believed to be under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the incident. I appreciate the many officers and deputies from CHP Susanville and Quincy as well as the Plumas County Sheriffs Office for their excellent work in bringing this very dangerous pursuit to a conclusion without anyone being harmed. In particular, Officer Taylor did an outstanding job both during the pursuit and in conducting a thorough investigation. I credit our local Caltrans workers for their excellent cooperation with law enforcement during this incident. Cases of interest There are a number of upcoming cases of interest. Some include: People v. Nazira Mfiria Cross (homicide case), extradition pending in Peru; People v. Kenneth Stringfellow (homicide case), March 9 jury trial; and People v. William Altes (homicide case), Feb. 27 set future dates. 160 Sq. Ft. Shop (adjacent to our home in E. Quincy), with all equipment & over $1,000 in supplies. INTERESTED? , CallHelen  :;',,. at (530)283-4950  or (530)394-8459 THANK YOU! Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center wishes to express our warmest thanks and heartfelt gratitude for the generosity shown by our Plumas County friends & neighbors. Your Ongoing Contributions Make a Difference to Children & Families. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!