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4B Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Alternate sentencing makes bette ,<afer cornmuni00)J 1 Thank you for your continued good work and support. Article XHI, Section 35, of the California Constitution states, "Public safety is the first responsibility of local government." Your district attorney's office takes this constitutional mandate seriously as we approach our role in ensuring our criminal justice system is just, fair and provides the greatest degree of safety for our citizens. In accomplishing this mission we continue to thoughtfully use our limited resources to provide the best service for our citizens. To this end, we have often accepted and embraced nontraditional approaches in the prosecution of the lower-level offenders who are unlikely to harm others in our community. Use of alternative sentences such as Plumas County's Adult Substance Abuse Treatment programs and approaches including the Day Reporting Center as run by the Alternative Sentencing Program are critical to the success and well-being of our county. In prosecutions in which the defendant has violated a use or possessory controlled substance offense, programs like these give those battling addiction a chance for recovery and a life they could never imagine; they have the ability to reform lives, reduce crime and reunite families -- all of which save our tax dollars and make this a better, safer community. CRIMINAL CASE UPDATE DAVID HOLLISTER District Attorney I am exceptionally proud of the efforts of Plumas County's Alternative Sentencing Program to this end. The hard work, talent and dedication theY have demonstrated in molding this program is remarkable. On Aug. 28, ASP and the Day Reporting Center held an open house and graduation ceremony that was exceptionally positive and well-attended. I wish to extend my heartfelt appreciation for the outstanding work of ASP Manager Stephanie Tanaka and her department of three for their great work in writing the first chapter of what I believe will be many in our story of success. Below is a sampling of some of the recent cases investigated and prosecuted in Plumas County this past month. People v. Lucas Armstrong On Aug. 8, 2014, Lucas Armstrong, 23,.of Ceres, was convicted of felony possession ofhydrocodone for sale. He is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 19. Armstrong was the driver of a vehicle stopped on Main Street in Chester for driving with tinted windows. During the traffic stop it was discovered Armstrong was in possession of a bag of approximately 100 hydrocodone pills. As the investigation progressed it was learned Armstrong intended to sell the pills to make some extra money. People v. George Catlett On Aug. 8, George Catlett, 46, of Greenville, was convicted of felony assault and an enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury. He is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 19, when it is expected he will receive a sentence of five years in state prison. Catlett was arrested July 21, after engaging in an argument with a co-worker at Evergreen Market in Greenville. During the argument Catlett unexpectedly struck his 62-year-old co-worker, knocking his co-worker to the ground. When the co-worker got up and walked back in the store Catlett again struck the co-worker. The co-worker was initially treated by emergency response personnel for injuries to his face. As transport began, however, the victim's condition significantly worsened and he was flown to Enloe Medical Center in Chico. Fortunately, the victim's condition improved quickly andhe was released in the following days. People v. Anthony Esquaville Jr. On Aug. 8, Anthony Jesus Esquaville Jr., 30, formerly of Shasta County, was convicted of second-degree burglary as a felony and it was also found that Esquaville had a "strike" prior conviction. Esquaville is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 3, when it is expected he will receive 32 months in state prison: Esquaville was received from the custody of Shasta County where he had recently been convicted of numerous felony offenses and sentenced to four years and eight months in state prison. Here, Esquaville and two others were found to have committed a burglary of a summer house in the Antelope Lake area in February 2012. People v. Jesus Rangel On Aug. 8, Jesus Rangel, 53, of Sun Valley, Nevada, was convicted of driving with a blood alcohol content above the legal limit. It was also found that Rangel had suffered a prior felony DUI offense. Rangel is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 19, when it is expected he will receive a sentence of two years in state prison. Rangel was arrested July 13 at Wiggin's Trading Post in Chilcoot after a witness had seen Rangel severely intoxicated and driving in the area. Rangel had previously suffered a felony DUI conviction in 2006. People v. Travis Wilson On Aug. 8, Travis Wilson, 45, of Portola, was convicted of felony violations of stalking and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury. Wilson is slated to be sentenced Sept. 12. He was arrested following a June 20 assault on his son. As that investigation unfolded it was learned Wilson had been assaulting and stalking his wife. People v. Lawrence Hendershot On Aug. 22, Lawrence Hendershot, 71, of Quincy, was convicted of felony spousal abuse. Hendershot is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 3. Hendershot was arrested Aug. 15 after he shoved his live-in girlfriend into a television then punched her in the head numerous times. Prior to the assault, Hendershot had been drinking alcohol throughout the day. People v. Maxx Mothershead Maxx Mothershead, 25, of Chester, was convicted of being a felon in possession of ammunition. Mothershead is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 3, when he faces a sentence up to four years and four months in state prison. Mothershead was wanted for questioning concerning a recent burglary case in Chester and was the subject of two felony warrants when he was located and apprehended after a short foot chase in Chester. He was found to be in possession of ammunition when arrested with additional ammunition located where he had been staying. People v. Richard Lynn On Aug. 29, Richard Franklin Lynn II, 23, of Pioneer, was placed on three years of formal probation, ordered to serve 240 days in county jail, ordered to pay restitution as well as numerous fines and fees and ordered to stay away from any trailheads in the Lakes Basin area. On July 25, Lynn was convicted of four counts of felony auto burglary and one count of felony possession of stolen property. He was arrested following an investigation that determined Franklin had broken into vehicles parked at trailheads in the Lakes Basin area on three separate occasions. While Franklin has no prior criminal history, is relatively young, was remorseful and assisted in recovering some of the property, the serious nature of these offenses necessitated the convictions to multiple felonies. 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), Nov. 3 jury trial. People v. Leanna Moore (Indian Valley Community Services District embezzlement), sentencing to be continued to Sept. 24. Sanctioned by A.RA (Am. Powerlifting Association) September 20th. Lifting starts at 10:30 a.m. Healthy Bodies Gym at 73795 S. Delleker Rd, Portola PUBLIC is welcome, no charge Food & Drinks will be sold. For more information call Cindy Wood at 832-5599 Competitors in RAW, Standard & Unlimited Gear. Men & Women. James Hunter will be there with team Nor-Cal (20 State Records & 16 World Records). WABDL Bench Press holder also. 00l-Lcalthy 15od00es Nonprofit groups can raise funds with California hunting tags The California Department of Fish and Wildlife invites nonprofit organizations to help wildlife by auctioning big game hunting license tags for the 2015-16 season. There will be 12 or 13 of these special fundraising tags reserved for501(c)(3) nonprofit groups to sell, which will allow the highest bidder to hunt bighorn sheep, deer, elk and pronghorn antelope in California. Nonprofit organizations compete for a chance to auction these special fundraising tags, which hunters can only buy through such auctions. Organizations that have previously applied or expressed interest in future opportunities to sell these tags have beennotified'b:? ' email. The possibility of winning such a rare prize attracts bidders to the groups' fundraising events, which helps them raise more money for their organizations. California Fish and Game Code section 4334 requires the proceeds from the gale of these few tags to be returned to CDFW to fund programs that benefit bighorn sheep, deer, elk and pronghorn antelope. In last year's auctions, tags for hunting one bighorn sheep, one pronghorn antelope, two elk and eight deer raised more than $338,000 for the research and = manag.eTment of these ' ': A call for applications and the required application form are available on the CDFW website at undraising/. Applications must be received by 3 p.m. on Sept. 29. Representatives of nonprofit groups may also request a printed application package by calling the CDFW Wildlife Branch at 916-445-4034, sending a fax to 916-445-4048 or by writing to Regina Abella, CDFW Wildlife Branch, 1812 Ninth St., Sacramento, CA 95811. ClF s00al o00fice redesigns we The California Interscholastic Federation recently announced the redesign of its website, Along with the new look, the website is streamlined, easy to navigate h S(e(cco)nd ]Hlaunidl T]r(eastuurces Antiques Collectibles Used Furniture Books Household Items Jewelry Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm 72850 Hwy. 70 3 Miles West of Portola 530-249-1745 Looking for the perfect gift? something unique? Find it here[ STUFF N THINGS "Where the Past meets the Present" 530-788-8240 OPEN: Wednesday through Sunday at 11 a.m. Useful Items - New and Old - Gifts 213 Main St. Hwy 49 Loyalton CA 96118 . ,,. .. te one 00-CrescentCuntry - Hwy89, Crescent Mills (530) 284-6016 .,. and overall very user friendly. This new design is the result of feedback from parents, administrators and the general public over the ast few years. Enhancements include drop-down menus for faster navigation and social media an informational tool for all student-athletes, parents, coaches, administrators, media and high school fans interested in education based athletics in California," said CIF Executive Director Roger L. Blake. "We hope everyone is as excited about the redesign as we are." integration. Visit to view "The CIF state website is the redesigned website. Che00 [ 6 ii ....... We l C asslst With a- " l] your building needs- . H I |! from plans to the || I finished product II .................................. : ...... Ill (530) 283-2035 P.O. Box 1369 QUINCY, CA 95971 L[C. #'453927