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UUlletln, r ecoro, erogresslve, Keporter vveonesaay, JUly ~, zu 1,4 ~IID LAW ORDER iSummer presents public safety challenges on many levels t , I remain exceptionally ithankful to all of our public :safety members who have :spent the last few years .having to do entirely too :much with entirely too little, :yet, somehow, ha -e met each CRIMINAL CASE UPDATE ,new challenge with a level of DAVID HOLLISTER dignity and professionalism District Attorney !of which we all should be !proud. It was disturbing to learn People v. Jerry Lee from our Board of On May 30, Jerry Lee, age Supervisors that Plumas 47, of Chester, was sentenced ,County's $1.7 million deficit to four years in state prison. :of last year has blossomed to On Feb. 7, Lee was convicted ;a $3.3 million deficit this of a felony violation of iyear, despite what appears to possession of Ibe a stabilizing revenue methamphetamine while !stream. armed with a firearm. This year, again, we enter On Dec. 27, 2013, Lee and .'our busy summer season two other men were ',with our public safety passengers in a vehicle driven !resources challenged on by another when the vehicle :many levels. It is my sincere was stopped for a traffic ihope our public safety violation. During the stop it ;partners are able to continue was discovered Lee had 14 ',their excellent work during grams of methamphetamine ithese trying times in a safe and a loaded semi:automatic Imanner as they protect the handgun in his possession. iresidents and visitors of Two of the other occupants Plumas County. were also armed with As we move through our firearms and under the busy budget and tourist influence of season, those in our law methamphetamine. enforcement community continue to need the strong People v. Keith Forrester support of our citizens and On June 20, Keith Len elected leaders to overcome Forrester, 49, of Lake our daily challenges with Almanor, was placed on five limited resources, years of formal probation, Below is a sampling of sentenced to 270 days in some of the recent cases county jail and ordered to pay investigated and prosecuted $2,313 in fines, among other in Plumas County: conditions. On April 4, Forrester was of evading a peace officer and In Huerta's residence was a convicted of felony driving a misdemeanor violation of sophisticated grow operation under the influence causing reckless driving, with 38 marijuana plants, 15 injury. Philbrook is scheduled to be pounds of processed Forrester was initially sentenced Aug. 8. marijuana, 160 used butane stopped for a traffic violation On Oct. 17, 2013, a CHP canisters, 10 glass tubes when he attempted to flee in officer attempted to make a stuffed with marijuana in his vehicle. During his flight, traffic stop on Philbrook as preparation for turning it into one of the responding officers Philbrook traveled on hash oil, 5 ounces of hash oil, was injured while trying to Highway 70 in the eastern3 grams of cocaine, a scale turn Forrester's vehicle off. part of Plumas County. and packaging materials. Forrester was apprehended Rather than stop, Philbrook after a vehicle chase with led officers on a chase with People v. Daniel Forcino speeds reaching 90 mph and a speeds reaching 131 mph. The Daniel Forcino, 27, of subsequent foot chase, pursuit ended when Taylorsville, was convicted as Philbrook crashed his charged by a Plumas County motorcycle and attempted to jury June 5. hide. The crimes occurred Jan. 29 Philbrook was apprehendedand 30, involving Forcino's and taken to Eastern Plumas illegal and dangerous use of Health Care with significant Fn'earms. This case was injuries, prosecuted by Deputy District People v. Timothy San Agustin On June 20, Timothy San Agustin, 26, of Redondo Beach, was placed on four years of formal probation, sentenced to 240 days in county jail and ordered not to People v. Alejandro Huerta consume any intoxicants and On June 27, Alejandro attend domestic violence Lawrence Huerta Jr., 25, of counseling, among other Reno, was placed on three terms of probation, years of formal probation and San Agustin had been ordered to serve 180 days in convicted April 18 of felony county jail. Huerta will also domestic violence. His be subject to a search and conviction stemmed from a testing condition and he must March 9 arrest for an incident forfeit all contraband and in which he had been over $2,000 seized by police. drinking and an argument Huerta was convicted April with his live-in girlfriend of 25 of felony violations of eight years turned violent possession of marijuana for with San Agustin choking the sale and maintaining a victim, location for unlawful activities. People v. Nathan Philbrook He was arrested Jan. 24, On June 27, Nathan Robert when Plumas County sheriffs Philbrook, 30, of Lemon detectives served a search Valley, Nevada, was warrant on a house Huerta convicted of a felony violation was renting in Beckwourth. Attorney Alexis Klein. The morning of the 29th, Forcino pointed a Ruger .30-06 rifle at a young man he had been working with, scoping the victim in a "rude, angry, or threatening manner," as found by the jury. The next day, he was driving on public land with five firearms and hundreds of bullets scattered on the back seat and floor of his car. Two firearms were loaded: a Ruger .44 handgun, found under a 12-pack of beer, and a Marlin 30/30 rifle. Forcino was scheduled to be sentenced July 8, and his conviction of brandishing a firearm carries a mandatory minim um of three months in jail. People v. Eileen Gamboa Last summer, Eileen Gamboa, 50, of Reno, was arrested for driving with a blood-alcohol level of three times the legal limit. On June 19, a jury found her guilty of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level ul 0.08 percent or above. On July 3, Gamboa Was driving from Frenchman Lake to Reno when her tire blew out. She proceeded to drive on the wheel's rim before noticing she needed to pull over. She called AAA, and when a Crescent Tow driver arrived on scene, he called for CHP assistance because Gamboa appeared very intoxicated. An on-scene DUI investigation resulted in her arrest. Her breath test returned a result of 0.24/0.25 Cases of interest There are a number of upcoming cases of interest. Some include the following: People v. Nazira Maria Cross (homicide case), in process of extraditing from Peru. People v. Kenneth Stringfellow (homicide case) July 18 to set jury trial. People v. Leanna Moore (Indian Valley Community Services District embezzlement), Sept. 12 sentencing. CHP REPORT The following inciden ts are submitted by Quincy CHP as a tenta tive summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s). La Porte Road, June 28 Valerie Rudolph, 66, of Walnut Creek, was driving her 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle on La Porte Road at less than 25 miles per hour. At approximately 3:22 p.m., Rudolph was in the process of negotiating a hairpin right-hand turn in the road when she lost control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle traveled across the southbound lane and off the west road edge, down an embankment. The motorcycle '.collided with saplings down ,the embankment and Rudolph :was ejected. She sustained ,minor injuries, with complain I ,of pam to her right shoulder 'and hip. She was wearing ,protective equipment at the $ime of the collision. t ',Quincy Fairgrounds, June 29 At approximately 2 a.m., :Zachary Clift, 26, of Quincy, 'was driving his 1996 maroon :GMC Sierra truck through the ',Quincy Fairgrounds with four ,friends in the vehicle. Clift was httempting to exit the fairgrounds through gate No. 3. According to the CHP report, due to Clift's level of intoxication he failed to notice that gate No. 3 was locked. Clift drove his truck through the locked gate, causing damage to the gate and hid truck. Clift was later arrested for suspicion of driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. There were no injuries reported by any of the occupants of the vehicle. Round Valley Road, July 1 At approximately 8:20 p.m., Tabatha Taylor, 37, of Greenville, was riding her green Honda Foreman 400 westbound on Round Valley Road approximately 2.5 miles west of Hideaway Road. For unknown reasons, Taylor allowed the Honda to leave the roadway and veer onto the north shoulder, at which time the Honda rolled down a steep embankment and collided with a tree. Passers-by stopped and assisted Taylor while also contacting 911 and reporting the collision. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and treated Taylor for her injuries. 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This turning movement caused the vehicle to cross over the westbound and eastbound lanes and travel onto the south shoulder. It then left the roadway and traveled down an embankment Where it struck a rock and overturned. His vehicle righted itself and came to rest in Greenhorn Creek, facing in a southerly direction: Dempster received a minor injury and was not transported. His passenger complained of pain and was transported to Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. Dempster and his passenger were on their way to the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, where they were to work as members of the staff. Quincy, July 2 At approximately 2 p,m., Edgar Cox II, 69, of Greenville, was backing his 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 out of a parking spot in the Quincy DMV parking lot. According to the CHP report, Cox failed to observe a 2013 Ford Utility California Highway Patrol vehicle legally parked. Cox continued backing out and struck the right front of the patrol vehicle with the left rear of his truck. 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