District Attorney Cases 9/27/17

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING SEPTEMBER 22. 2017

Jessica Love (50) Reno. Driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above. Three years probation, 2 days jail, and fine of $1895.

David Young (28) Eugene Oregon. Theft of a firearm, and theft of automobile. Sentencing on October 10. He remains in custody in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Alfonso Ruiz – Tapia (34) and Margarito Valencia-Andrade (47) both Mexican nationals. After a contested preliminary hearing, both were ordered to stand trial on felony cultivation of marijuana with illegal stream diversion, illegal storage of hazardous waste, storage of hazardous waste that places another person in danger of death or serious injury, stream diversion, and resisting a peace officer. They remain in custody in lieu of $175,000 in bail.

Shawn Atkinson (46), Truckee, Timothy Ruppert (35) Truckee, Scott Carlson (35) Sacramento, and Valentin Lasco (32) Truckee. All were convicted of illegal (and separate) campfires. Fines assessed were $572 each.

Michael Acutt (44) Loyalton. Unlawful display of vehicle license tab. Eighteen months probation, fine $849.

Justin Duncan (42) Verdi Nv. After a trial by jury, Duncan was convicted of felony level injury to co-habitant. He was remanded on a no bail hold, and will be sentenced on October 13.

Michael Sylvestri (60) Sierraville. Felony battery on another with force likely to produce great bodily injury. Sentencing is October 27.

Melissa Parsons (27) Reno. Felony battery on another with force likely to produce great bodily injury. Sentencing is October 27.

District Attorney Cases 8/30/17

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING August 25, 2017

Jason Wardrobe (40) Loyalton. Disturbing the peace. Probation 18 months, fine $650.

Robbie Miller (39) Oroville. Driving with license suspended for alcohol related offense. Four years probation, 10 days jail, fine $2249.

David Slaughter (56) Sacramento. After a contested preliminary hearing, Slaughter was ordered to stand trial on felony charges of manslaughter caused by driving with gross negligence, reckless driving causing injury to another, causing serious bodily injury to another, and driving while suspended with priors. He remains in custody in lieu of $250,000 bail. The evidence at the preliminary hearing showed he caused an accident on highway 89 which took the life of Robert Shaffer.

Patrick Hall (34) Transit. Sentenced on felon in possession of ammunition. Three years probation, six months jail, and fine of $435.

Kari Donnelly (47) Santa Rosa. Driving with a blood alcohol level of more than .08. three years probation, two days jail, fine $1885 and attend alcohol school.

Mark Black (47) Loyalton. Black waived his right to a preliminary hearing, and was ordered to stand trial on felony failure to appear.

Philip Hayden (47) Reno. After a contested preliminary hearing, he was ordered to stand trial on felony charges of Robbery, armed with a firearm, residential (1st degree) burglary, grand theft of firearms, false imprisonment, felon in possession of a firearm, and strike offenses. He remains in custody in lieu of bail in the amount of $800,000.

Valerie Robinson (60) Loyalton. Robinson violated her probation on charges of preparing false evidence. She received 240 days jail, and her probation was terminated unsuccessfully.

Eric Armstrong (26) Loyalton. Felony sentencing on a prohibited person (prior domestic violence conviction) in possession of a firearm. Five years probation, six months jail, fine $435.

Paula Silvestri (55) Sierraville. She pled guilty to assault with a deadly weapon. Sentencing is set for October 13.

Tyler Martin (23) Sierraville. Resisting and delaying an officer. Thirty days jail, fine $650.

David Young (28) Eugene Oregon. After a contested preliminary hearing, Young was ordered to stand trial on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, and felon in possession of ammunition. He remains in custody in lieu of $150,000 bail.

District Attorney Cases 7/19/17

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING July 14, 2017

James Merritt (63) Loyalton. Disturbing the peace. Fine $450.

Jacquelyn Shea (61) Truckee. Driving while her license was suspended. Eighteen months probation, fine $1434, and 28 days in jail.

Thomas Stafford (29) Loyalton. Stafford plead to felony resisting arrest and admitted prior residential burglary conviction (a strike). He was given 6 years in prison. Stafford, after a day of “shooting” meth, held off two officers with a knife who were called to the trailer park by residents who were worried about Stafford’s out of control behavior.

Christine Kruck (59) Truckee. Sentencing on a felony driving under the influence conviction. This was a felony as the result of three prior convictions within 10 years. She received 16 months in prison, ordered to rehab, and fined $423.

Jennifer Hood (54) Grass Valley. After a contested preliminary hearing, she was ordered to stand trial on felony embezzlement of public funds. According to the evidence presented at the preliminary hearing, Hood, while in employed as Loyalton city clerk, used her city credit card to obtain cash advances at casinos so she could gamble.

Eric Armstrong (25) Loyalton. Armstrong was convicted of being a prohibited person in possession of a handgun. He was “prohibited” from possession firearms as the result of misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence. Sentencing will be on August 11 where he is expected to be placed on probation and given a six month sentence in jail.

John Cunningham (27) Reno. Possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle. Fine $650.

Hunter Henson (28) Loyalton. Driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above. Three years probation, 2 days jail, fine $1855.

Jorge Soto-Ortiz (30) Truckee. Driving while his license was suspended for a previous conviction of driving under the influence. Four years probation, 10 days jail, and fine of $2214.

Patrick Hall (36) transit. Possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. Sentencing is July 28, where it is expected he will be placed on probation and serve six months in jail.

District Attorney Cases 5/31/17

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING May 26, 2017

Byron Caudle (59) Loyalton. Assault. 24 months probation, 92 days jail, fine $235, 20 hours of community service, and no contact with victim.

LeAnn Polastrini (43) Loyalton. Failure to appear on probation violation. Six days jail, and reinstated on probation.

Hunter Henson (27) Loyalton. Petty theft by shoplift. Fine $270, converted to two days jail, and ordered to pay restitution of $4 to Leonard’s Market.

Teri Pederson (41) Calpine. Dog at large, fine $150.

Christine Kruck (59) Truckee. Felony driving with blood alcohol of .08 or above, with three prior convictions. Sentencing is on June 9, meanwhile she remains in custody in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Patrick Hall (35) Sacramento. After a contested preliminary hearing, Hall was ordered to stand trial on possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. He is in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Gary Sather (34) Portola. Brandishing a knife. Two years probation, 4 days jail, and a fine of $650.

Mark Mansfield (62) Newcastle. Violation of Sierra County building code. Fine $455 and ordered to fix the property to come into compliance.

Richard Douglas (23) Napa, and Deborah Hunt (34) McKinnelyville. After a contested preliminary hearing, both were ordered to stand trial on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery, residential burglary while occupied by another person, and attempted robbery. According to testimony produced at the preliminary hearing, Hunt and Douglas traveled to Downieville to collect an alleged debt owed to Hunt. At 10:30 at night, the two approached the front of a Downieville residence and without warning, Douglas attempted entry into the residence by breaking windows by the front door. While Douglas was trying to enter, the homeowner armed himself with a rifle and confronted Douglas demanding he leave. Douglas approached the homeowner and was shot in the arm. Douglas fled and was picked up by Hunt and the two left Downieville in a vehicle. The pair was stopped just south of Downieville by the Sierra County Sheriff’s Department, and taken into custody. They remain in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail.

District Attorney Cases 4/19/17

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING APRIL 14, 2017

Mary Mulligan (54) Loyalton. Violation of probation by consumption of alcohol. Five days jail, reinstated on probation.

Valerie Robertson (59) Loyalton. Violation of probation by use of methamphetamine. Terminated from drug court, reinstated on probation.

Steven Goicoecha (61) Loyalton. Driving with a blood alcohol of .08 or above. Three years probation, two day jail, fine $1885, and alcohol school.

Lisa Melton (53) Loyalton. Under the influence of a controlled substance. Admitted to drug diversion program.

Parris Holmes-Clayborn (26) Oakland. Driving while suspended. Twenty-four months probation, one day jail, and a fine of $962.

Hannah Ashley (36) Guerneville. Sentencing after a plea to kidnapping, two counts of first degree (residential) burglary, child endangerment, and eluding an officer. Ashley was convicted of charges in connection with an Amber Alert from Sonoma County wherein she kidnapped her 8 month old son who had been legally taken from her custody. This ended in Downieville after a high speed chase where she eluded a Sierra County Deputy, and thereafter breaking into two local residences. State prison 7 years 8 months, and a fine of $2855.

Christine Kruck (59) Truckee. After a contested preliminary hearing, Kruck was ordered to stand trial on felony driving under the influence after she was arrested on Highway 89 for DUI and having suffered three prior convictions within the past ten years. She remains in custody in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Justin Duncan (42) Sierraville. Driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above. Three years probation, two days jail, fine $1925, and alcohol school.

Thomas Stafford (30) Loyalton. After a contested preliminary hearing, Stafford was ordered to stand trial on felony charges of resisting arrest with force, armed with a weapon (knife), felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of misdemeanor resisting / delaying officers, and being under the influence of methamphetamine. He remains in custody in lieu of $130,000 bail.

Zachary Manning (37) Loyalton. Petty theft and drunk in public. One year probation, fine $500, and must attend AA sessions.

Robin Bolle (49) Downieville. Reckless driving. Fine $845.

Susan Ramsey (53) Reno. Driving while suspended, and failure to appear. Eighteen months probation and fine $1613.

Jacob Marsh (19) Loyalton. Sentencing on a guilty plea to secretly recording another while in a state of undress. Two years probation, one day jail, fine $450, and must attend counselling,

Joseph Delfuante (32) Yuba City. After a trial by court, he was found guilty to leaving a campfire unattended, and he was place on one year probation with a fine of $451.

Melissa Parsons (26) Reno. After a contested preliminary hearing, Parsons was ordered to stand trial on felony charges of battery causing serious bodily injury. She if free on her OR.

District Attorney Cases 3/15/17

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING MARCH 10, 2017

Downieville.

Scott Humphrey (65) Susanville. Unlawful take of deer. Eighteen months probation, fine $1055, and forfeit rifle.

Michael Kerns (54) Mt. Shasta. Violation of terms of special deer tag. He had a special tag for hunting on a certain piece of private property, and he was hunting outside of the boundaries of the designated property. One year probation, fine $1055.

Jarelle Budkheit (34) Susanville. Driving with a .08 or more blood alcohol level with a prior conviction. Four years probation, ten day s jail, fine $2622, and attend alcohol school.

Scott Arnold (34) Fortuna. Take and transport wood products without permit (he cut two Christmas trees). Fine $455.

Shilo LeBlanc (26) Loyalton. Driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more. Three years probation, two days jail, fine $1920, and attend alcohol school.

Jason Kelly (34) Loyalton. Drive with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more. Three years probation, two days jail, fine $1920, and attend alcohol school.

Christina Hendrix (46) Fresno. Driving while her license was suspended with a prior conviction. Four years probation, five day jail, and a fine of 2249.

Shaun Fowler (48) Sierraville. Violation of probation for absconding from supervision and drug court. His underlying conviction was two charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance. One year jail to be served on electronic monitoring, and probation reinstated.

Shane Perkins (43) Oroville. Sentencing for a conviction of residential (1st degree burglary). Two years state prison, fine $2420, and pay restitution in the amount of $114,425 with 10% interest, and 10% payable to Sierra County to monitor payments. Perkins and a partner went to a very remote area of Sierra County and came upon a cabin. They entered the cabin stealing food and other things. Later he and the partner got into a disagreement and Perkins left. The partner wandered around this remote area for two days with no idea where she was when she decided to set a fire, and when firemen came to put out the fire she would be rescued. The plan worked except the fire got away from her and burned the cabin down. The Forest Service will not allow the cabin to be re-built. The partner remains at large.

Levi Hyde-Beverage (23) Loyalton. Violation of probation for failure to pay fine on driving under the influence and driving while suspended. He sat out the fine of $5382 converted to 12 days jail, and must pay $845 of the non-convertible portion of the fine.

Scott Ransom (46) and Terry Manning both of Loyalton. Disturbing the peace. Both did two days in jail and were fined $653. It was a rough night at the Golden West.

District Attorney Cases 2/15/17

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING February 10, 2017

Jeff Ketter (53) Laughlin NV. Possession of methamphetamine. Seventeen days jail, fine $835.

Paula Sylvestri (52) and Michel Sylvestri (54) Sierraville. After a contested preliminary hearing, both were ordered to stand trial on charges of a residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, and use of a deadly weapon (a hammer). The testimony produced at the preliminary hearing demonstrated that in September of 2016, Ms. Sylvestri decided to travel from her home in Sierrville, to their rental unit in Loyalton to confront the tenant – her aunt. She enlisted Michael to go with her, and, packing a hammer, went to the rental unit. Michael used his pass key to gain entrance to the private area of the residence, knocked on the apartment door, and lured the victim out into a hallway. At that time, Paula went after the victim, striking her in the head several times. The victim screamed for help, and the Sylvestri’s fled the scene. The victim was air lifted to Renown Hospital in Reno where she was treated and released. The Sylvestri’s remain free on bail amounts of $100,000 and $25,000.

Drew Kinzie (36) Downieville. He was sentenced on a felony false imprisonment conviction resulting from a domestic violence incident. He was placed on Three years probation, 180 days in jail, 987 days supervised release, and ordered residential re-hab for 90 days. He was also ordered to successfully complete drug court, and complete a 52 week batters program.

Thomas Stafford (29) Loyalton. He violated parole on an underlying conviction of residential burglary by absconding and possession of methamphetamine. He was ordered to serve 135 days jail, and discharged from parole supervision.

Glenn Knapp (54) Alleghany. Knapp plead guilty to battery on a domestic partner as a misdemeanor. He was placed on 18 months probation, served 5 days jail, fined $1540, and ordered to complete a 52 week batters program.

Michael Brooks (31) Loyalton. He violated parole by absconding. He was sentenced to 135 day jail, and reinstated on parole.

Ervin Krall (68) Elverta. Hunting in the wrong zone. He was fined $1055.

Hannah Ashley (35) Guerenville. Ashley pled guilty to Kidnaping, abduction of a child, and two counts of residential burglary. She will be sentenced on April 4. She remains in custody on a “no bail” hold.
According to evidence produced at the preliminary hearing, Ms. Ashley was the subject of a state-wide Amber Alert when, on October 23, she entered the house of her mother who had full custody of her infant (seven month old) son, and she abducted the child. On October 25, she was spotted by Sierra County Deputy Sheriff Nathan Rust around 6:30 in the morning heading north on highway 49. Deputy Rust attempted to stop Ms. Ashley with red lights and siren, but Ms. Ashley refused to yield, leading Deputy Rust on a chase up Highway 49 at speeds up to 90 miles per hour. Deputy Rust lost sight of the Ashley vehicle as it entered Downieville. The vehicle was later discovered abandoned in Downieville. Search teams were formed involving the California Highway Patrol, the Sierra County Sheriff’s Department, Cal-Trans, Downieville Fire Department, and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. Around 3 PM on the 25th, Ms. Ashley was apprehended by Highway Patrol Officer Matt Sprague in downtown Downieville after a citizen recognized Ashley from the Amber Alert photos. The child was crying in a canvas bag carried by Ms. Ashley when the arrest occurred. Later in the day it was discovered that two houses in Downieville had been broken in with property missing. Testimony indicated that Ms. Ashley was wearing clothing and boots taken from the two residences when she was arrested. Ashley remains in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.

District Attorney Cases 12/21/16

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws
SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING DECEMBER 23, 2016

William Hall (73) Portola. Loaded firearm in vehicle. One year probation, fine $700.

Civillo Mallari Jr. (58) Union City. Driving while suspended. Three years probation, fine $1469.

Susan Burnett (50) American Canyon. Driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above. Three years probation, two days jail, fine $2400, and must attend alcohol school.

Steven Bonavita (51) Sierraville. Driving while suspended. Three years probation, two days jail, and a fine $1469.

Shane Perkins (43) Oroville. Perkins pled guilty to felon residential (first degree) burglary for burglarizing a remote vacation cabin. His sentencing is scheduled for January 24.

Valerie Robertson (59) Loyalton. Robertson was sentenced after pleading guilty to felony preparation of false evidence to be submitted to a court when she was caught in possession of frozen urine which she intended to use to defeat a probation test for drugs. She was also convicted of possession of methamphetamine. Robertson was put on four years probation, served 195 days in jail, fined $2410, and ordered to attend and successfully complete drug court.

Jonathan Kimpson (28) Loyalton. Sentenced to three years probation, 117 days in jail and must complete drug court for possession of methamphetamine.

Shannon Brandes (48) Portola. Driving under the influence with a prior conviction. She was placed on five years probation, served ten days jail, fined $2500, and ordered to attend alcohol school.

Brandon Morrow (31) Loylaton / Reno. Sentenced for violation of probation. He was placed on felony probation for assault on a peace officer causing injury when he attacked former sheriff John Evans who was attempting to arrest Morrow on a warrant. He was also convicted of being under the influence of methamphetamine. Four years state prison.

Drew Kinzie (36) Downieville. Kinzie pled guilty to felony false imprisonment during the involvement of a domestic violence matter. He will be formerly sentenced on January 11, and he remains in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

District Attorney Cases

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING NOVEMBER 11, 2016

Valerie Robertson (59) Loyalton. Ms. Robertson pled guilty to preparing evidence with the intent to use for a fraudulent and deceitful purpose – she was discovered with a bag of urine in her freezer to be used to give a clean drug test. Sentencing is scheduled for December 7. This offense carries a potential three year prison sentence.

Tomas Gonzales (19) Loyalton. Gonzales admitted a violation of probation for attempting to contact a person in violation of a stay-away order. He was given 13 days in jail, and reinstated on probation.

Jonathan Kimpson (28) Loyalton. Kimpson’s probation was violated for using a controlled substance when he gave a “dirty test.” He was reinstated on probation, and referred to drug court.

Samuel LaBono (22) Loyalton. LaBono was violated for possession of pornographic material, a violation of the terms of his probation.. Labono was on probation for attempting to contact a minor for sexual purposes. He was given 58 days in jail, and reinstated on probation.

Justin Duncan (41) Sierraville. After a contested preliminary hearing, Duncan was ordered to stand trial on felony charges of assault and battery of a domestic co-habitant.

Anselmo Rosas (41) Oakland. Mr. Rosas pled guilty to possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle. He was placed on one year probation, and fined $700.

Hannah Ashley (35) Gurneville. After a contested preliminary hearing, Ms. Ashley was ordered to stand trial on felony charges of three counts of first degree (residential) burglary, child abduction, evading or eluding a peace officer in a dangerous manner, kidnapping and child endangerment. According to evidence produced at the preliminary hearing, Ms. Ashley was the subject of a state-wide Amber Alert when, on October 23, she entered the house of her mother who had full custody of her infant (seven month old) son, and she abducted the child. On October 25, she was spotted by Sierra County Deputy Sheriff Nathan Rust around 6:30 in the morning heading north on highway 49. Deputy Rust attempted to stop Ms. Ashley with red lights and siren, but Ms. Ashley refused to yield, leading Deputy Rust on a chase up Highway 49 at speeds up to 90 miles per hour. Deputy Rust lost sight of the Ashley vehicle as it entered Downieville. The vehicle was later discovered abandoned in Downieville. Search teams were formed involving the California Highway Patrol, the Sierra County Sheriff’s Department, Cal-Trans, Downieville Fire Department, and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. Around 3 PM on the 25th, Ms. Ashley was apprehended by Highway Patrol Officer Matt Sprague in downtown Downieville after a citizen recognized Ashley from the Amber Alert photos. The child was crying in a canvas bag carried by Ms. Ashley when the arrest occurred. Later in the day it was discovered that two houses in Downieville had been broken in with property missing. Testimony indicated that Ms. Ashley was wearing clothing and boots taken from the two residences when she was arrested. Ashley remains in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.

District Attorney Cases 11/2/16

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen

530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING October 24, 2016

Byron Caudle (57) Loyalton. Violation of a Court Order by not paying his fines. Five days jail.

Kayla Guiterrez (24) Oakland. Driving while suspended, and failure to appear. She was placed on 18 months probation, ordered to pay fines of $1943, and she served 19 days in jail.

Sharon Tanguay (38) Portola. Reckless driving, alcohol related. She was placed on 18 months probation, ordered to pay a fine of $1519, and attend alcohol awareness classes.

James Money (34) Reno. Money was sentenced for violation of his probation after a conviction of auto theft. He failed to report to probation, and otherwise comply with the terms of his probation. He was given three years in prison.

Mark Black (46) Loyalton. After a contested preliminary hearing, Black was ordered to stand trial for presenting false documents to a court for deceitful purposes.

Brulio Nevarez (44) Sierra City. Guilty of drunk in public. Eighteen months probation, two days jail, and ordered to completed AA programs.

Caitlin Peters (28) Pike. Unlawful campfire. Fine $545.

Ronald Severin (37) Loyalton. Severin pled guilty to maintaining a place for selling and giving away controlled substances. He was placed on 18 months probation, served 2 days jail, and fined $1075.

Jose Lopez Palomera (21) transit, and Luis Miguel-Ramos (22) transit. Palomera and Miguel-Ramos were sentenced after guilty pleas to possession for sale of marijuana, and diversion of a stream. They were sentenced to three years in prison, which was suspended and they were places on five years probation, with jail of 164 days, and fines of $3430 each. Both were turned over to Immigration Services for return to Mexico. Should they re-enter the United States, they can be charges with separate (new) felonies, and the balance of the three year sentence will automatically be imposed.

Efrain Diaz Valencia (34) transit and Gabriel Sanchez – Radillo (36) transit were sentenced for possession for sale of marijuana and possession of toxic chemicals at a marijuana grow site. Valencia and Shachez-Radillo were given the same sentence as Palomera and Miguel-Ramos, and were likewise turned over to immigration for deportation.

District Attorney Cases 9/28/16

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING September 23, 2016

Terry Meyers (46) Graeagle. Driving while suspended. Thirty-six months probations, fine $1469.

William Berky (74) Vallejo. Driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above. He was sentenced to three years probation, ordered to do 48 hour jail, fined $2445, and he must complete alcohol school.

David Stanesic (33) Reno. Illegal campfire. Fine $562.

Lucas Maberry (41) Reno. Illegal campfire. Fine $562.

Joshua Dewey (26) Portola. Vandalism by breaking a window. Eighteen months probation, fine $562.

Kristrie DeBerg (43) Loyalton. Violation of probation for possession of contraband in re-hab. Sixty days jail, probation re-instated.

Valerie Robertson (59) Loyalton. Sentencing after admitting a violation of probation for using methamphetamine and not contacting probation. Forty days jail, probation re-instated.

Tanya Steward (48) Sierra City. Sentencing on conviction for resisting an officer with force, and battery on a peace officer. Five years probation, 157 days jail, and a fine $1435.

Casey McFarland (42) Downieville. Violation of probation for use of alcohol. Thirty days jail, and thirty days in residential re-hab.

Gabriel Sanchez-Radillo (36) Red Bluff and Efrain Valencia (34) Yakima WA. Both pled guilty to possession of marijuana for sale and possession and transport of a hazardous waste. This matter arose from two illegal marijuana grows east of Loyalton.

Luis Chabarin-Ramos (22) Stockton and Jose Palomera-Lopez (21) Corning. Both pled guilty to possession for sale of marijuana and illegal stream diversion. These charges arose out of an illegal marijuana grow south of Sierraville.

Heather Dudek (32) Grass Valley. Violation of probation for failure to pay fine for possession of a meth pipe, and failure to appear. Sentenced to ten days in jail.

District Attorney Cases 8/31/16

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING August 26, 2016

Christopher Davis (38) Reno. Davis was sentenced for transportation of marijuana for sale. He was placed on three years probation, served 148 days in jail, and fined $1855. The arrested resulted from a routine traffic stop by CHP on highway 80.

Gabriel Marquez (21) Portola. Marquez pled guilty to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above. He was placed on three years probation, 48 hours jail, vined $2430, and ordered to alcohol school.

Joseph Immel (22) Payson. For leaving a dog in a vehicle unattended, he was fined $455 pus he paid a $200 impound fee.

Larenzo Larrucea (40) Calpine. Lauuucea pled guilty to unlawful take of a creature (an elk) which was on ranch property that he was foreman. He received one year probation, and was fined $1055.

Samuel LaBono (21) Loyalton. LaBono was sentenced on a conviction of sending material to a minor by electronic means with the intent to commit sex offenses. He was placed on five years probation, served 267 days in jail, fined $2410, and ordered to register as a sex offender.

Jose Lopez (21) Corning, and Luis Chabarin-Ramos (22) Stockton. After a contested hearing the two were ordered to stand trial on charges of cultivating marijuana, possession for sale of marijuana, unlawful diversion of a stream, and resisting arrest. The evidence demonstrated that they were in a very large marijuana plantation on forest service land just south of Sierraville.

Gabriel Sanchez-Radillo (36) Red Bluff and Efrain Diaz (34) of Mexico. After a contested preliminary hearing, in separate cases, were ordered to stand trial for illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession for sale of marijuana, use of toxic substances, placing toxic substance in a manner that posses a threat of harm to others, illegal stream diversion, and resisting arrest. The two men were arrested in separate marijuana grows on forest service land east of Sierra Brooks.

David Money (34) Reno. Money was found in violation of his probation for absconding from probation, and not following the terms of probation. His underlying conviction was a charge of auto theft. When sentenced on September 23, he is facing up to three years in prison.

Lon Lieburn (54) Mt. Pleasant Wisconsin. After a plea to driving under the influence, Lieburn was placed on three years probation, served 48 hours in jail, fined $2430, and ordered to attend alcohol school.

Steve Perkins (53) Oroville. After a contested preliminary hearing, Perkins was ordered to stand trail on charges of first degree burglary (a residence). The evidence produced showed that he had broken into a vacation cabin and took some items from.

Alexandra Shepard (49) Reno. Fishing without a license, fine $450.

Thomas Gonzalez (19) Loyalton. Sentencing on convictions for sex acts with at minor and possession of child pornography. He was placed on four years probation, served 222 days jail, fined $1700, ordered to stay away from victims and family, and he must register as a sex offender.

District Attorney Cases 7/13/16

Sierra County District Attorney  Lawrence R. Allen                                   530.289.3269 530.993.4617                                                        larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEK OF JULY 8, 2016

Scott Megna (46) Indio. Possession of Methamphetamine and two counts of failure to appear. Three years probation, 60 days jail, fine $3140.

Jesus Lomas (41) Patterson. Driving while his license was suspended. Eighteen months probation, and a fine of $1869.

Tomas Gonzales (19) Loyalton. After a contested preliminary hearing, Gonzales was ordered to stand trial on felony possession of child pornography, and violation of a court order. Gonzales later pled guilty to having sex with a minor, and possession of child pornography. His sentencing is scheduled for July24. He remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Romona Romero (19) Loyalton. She was sentenced after pleading guilty to felony withholding and concealing a child to deprive a custodial parent of custody or visitation. She was given 4 years probation, 121 days in jail, and ordered to successfully attend and complete drug court.

Tonya Steward (48) Sierra City. After a contested preliminary hearing, she was ordered to stand trial on two felony counts of resisting arrest with force and violence, attempting to take a peace officer’s firearm, and two counts of battery on a peace officer. She later pled guilty to one count of felony resisting an officer and battery on a peace officer. She will be sentenced on August 12.

Christopher Beresford (50) Grass Valley. Reckless driving, alcohol related. Eighteen months probation, fine $1519, and he must complete an alcohol awareness program.

Andrew Rogers (25) Loyalton. False report of a crime. one year probation, and fine of $1075.Kevin Pagel (35) Loyalton. Disturbing the peace. One year probation, fine $465.

Samuel LaBono (21) Loyalton. LaBonno pled guilty to felony charges on unlawfully communicating with a minor through electronic means for the purpose of committing a sex offense. Sentencing is on August 12.

Brandon Smith (29) Transit. After a contested restitution hearing, he was orderedto pay restitution in the amount of $4514.51 with a 10% collection fee to the County and 10% interest. The money is paid to a Sierra Valley rancher after Smith pled guilty to felony vandalism. He was previously sentenced to 16 months jail.

District Attorney Cases 6/1/16

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING August 28, 2015

David Money (33) Reno. Felony automobile theft. Sentencing is set for September 25. He remains in custody on a no bail hold

Zachary Norden (21) Portola. Sentencing for felony residential burglary. Four years probation, 120 days jail, fine $2420, and he was ordered to pay $2300 in restitution to the victim.

Timothy Diltz (52) Sierraville. Illegal burning of debris. One year probation, fine $685.

Brandon Lutes (45) Loyalton. Violation of probation on conviction of domestic violence for failure to report to probation. Thirty days jail, probation reinstated.

Robert Wharff (27) Goodyears Bar. Under the influence of a controlled substance. One year jail.

Adam Malik (36) Davis. Malik was placed on probation for assault on a peace officer and attempting to elude an officer when he rammed Sierra County Sheriff’s vehicle in July 2012. The violation of probation was his commission of a new offense where he stabbed a victim several times in West Sacramento while saying he was going to kill the victim. A jury acquitted Malik of attempted murder but convicted on Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Criminal Threats, and Causing Great Bodily injury. He received four years on the Sierra County Probation Violation, and five years, eight months on the new charges for a total prison commit of 9 years 8 months.

Denny Daneri (59) Goodyears Bar. Violation of probation for drinking alcohol in violation of his no alcohol order. Sixteen days jail.

Michael Neuman (41) Rocklin Disturbing the peace and failure to appear. One year probation, fine $1292.

Nathan Ashley (27) Loyalton. Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Ordered to drug diversion rehab.

Roberta Andeway (42) Sierraville. Driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater. Three years probation, two days jail, fine $2427.

Lee Ann Pollastrini (42) Loyalton. Reckless driving, alcohol related. Three years probation, two days jail, fine $1599.

Rhonda Needles (40) Grass Valley. Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). No probation, 180 days jail, fine $220.

Jacob Hood (38) Willits. Battery and vandalism. One year probation, fourteen days jail, fine $1450, and restitution of $276 to the Sierra County Sheriff’s Department for a broken window in a patrol car.

District Attorney Cases 5/4/16

Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
530.289.3269 530.993.4617
larryallen@sierracounty.ws

SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING April 29, 2016

Levi Hyde-Beverage (33) Loyalton. Dog at large, fine $153.

Christopher Davis (36) Reno. Possession for sale of marijuana. To May 24 for sentencing.

Jonathan Kimpson (28) Loyalton. Possession of methamphetamine. Referred for proposition 36 drug diversion.

Vicki Johnson (50) Auburn Washington. Sentencing on felony driving under the influence as the result of too many prior convictions. Two years state prison, served in county jail by reason or AB 109.

Dharam Raj (52) Nevada City. Driving while his license was suspended, with a prior conviction for same and failure to appear. Five days jail, fine $2688, which was converted to 23 days in jail, plus $470 which was not convertible.

Kristie DeBerg (43) Loyalton. DeBerg pled guilty to two counts of residential burglary and admitted a special allegation that one of the burglaries was committed while she was out on bail on another felony. Sentencing is on May 11.

Brandon Smith (29) Reno. Smith pled guilty to felony vandalism and reckless driving, alcohol related. Sentencing is on May 27. He remains in custody on $50,000 bail.

Tomas Gonzales (19) Loyalton. After a contested preliminary hearing, Gonzales was ordered to stand trial on felony sex acts with a minor, petty theft, and committing acts which would cause a minor to break the law. He remains in custody on $50,000 bail.

Ramona Romero (20) Loyalton. After a contested preliminary hearing, Romero was ordered to stand trial on felony charges of concealing a child to deprive a custodial parent of custody. She remains in custody in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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