Press Release

3rd Annual SPEAKS Event

3rd Annual SPEAKS

Orland, CA -  Join us in recognition of the World Suicide Prevention Day.  Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death for all age groups in California which equates to one person every two hours dies by suicide in our state. Glenn County will be holding the 3rd Annual SPEAKS event to promote suicide awareness, to bridge services to the community, and to reduce stigma.

AS HEARD IN COURT APRIL 14, 2017

PEOPLE v. JARED, LISA- Defendant was previously convicted of a felony violation of Health and Safety Code section 11379(a), Transportation of Methamphetamine, and misdemeanor violations of Health and Safety Code section 11550(a), Under the Influence of Narcotics, and Business and Professions Code section 4140, Possession of a Syringe. Defendant was found in violation of probation for the 9th time and probation was terminated. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years in prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Orland Police Department Officers Carmon and Cessna and Glenn County Probation Officer Tompkins.

AS HEARD IN COURT APRIL 21, 2017

PEOPLE v. FERNANDEZ, DAVES- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 29800(a)(1), Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Defendant was previously convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 21310, Possession of a Dirk or Dagger, and Health and Safety Code section 11377(a), Possession of Methamphetamine. Defendant was sentenced to 2 years and 8 months in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from Glenn County Probation Officers Moize, Tompkins, and Pfyl, Orland Police Department Sergeant Johnson and Officer Carrillo, CHP Office Ovard, and Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Detective Blair.

AS HEARD IN COURT APRIL 28, 2017

AS HEARD IN COURT APRIL 28, 2017

PEOPLE v. RUVALCABA, RAFAEL- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 29900(a)(1), Possession of a Firearm by a Violent Felon, and Penal Code section 273.5, Corporal Injury on the Mother of his Child. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years and 8 months in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Gibbs and Orland Police Department Officer Mills.

AS HEARD IN COURT APRIL 7, 2017

PEOPLE v. VANG, KOU- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 29800(a), Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Defendant was resentenced on his prior Sacramento County prison term in addition to this case, for a total term of 4 years and 8 months in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Fish and Wildlife Warden Beals.

AS HEARD IN COURT JUNE 16, 2017

AS HEARD IN COURT JUNE 16, 2017

PEOPLE v. DONAHUE, JUSTIN.- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Vehicle Code section 23152(b)/23550.5, Felony DUI. This is Defendant’s 6th DUI conviction and his blood alcohol content was .27%/.28%.  Defendant was sentenced to 2 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from California Highway Patrol Officer Williams.

AS HEARD IN COURT JUNE 2, 2017

AS HEARD IN COURT JUNE 2, 2017

PEOPLE v. LAFRANCE, PAUL TOM.- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 273.5(f)(1), Corporal Injury on a Cohabitant with a Prior Domestic Violence Conviction, and Penal Code section 273a(a), Child Endangerment. Defendant was sentenced to 7 years and 4 months in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Orland Police Department Officer Fullmore.

AS HEARD IN COURT JUNE 23, 2017

PEOPLE V. RODRIGUEZ, JAIME- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a), Corporal Injury on the Mother of his Children, and two misdemeanor violations of Penal Code section 273.6(a), Violation of a Criminal Protective Order. Defendant was sentenced to 5 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Willows Police Department Sgt. Walter and Officer Sheldon and Victim Witness Advocate Pinedo.

AS HEARD IN COURT JUNE 9, 2017

PEOPLE V. HERNANDEZ, DENISE- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 530.5(a), Identity Theft. Defendant was also found in violation of mandatory supervision for the previous convictions of felony violations of Penal Code section 475(a), Possessing Forgery Paper, Penal Code section 459, Second Degree Burglary, and Penal Code section 496(a), Receiving Stolen Property. Defendant was sentenced to 4 years and 11 days in prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Orland Police Department Officer Fullmore.

AS HEARD IN COURT MAY 12, 2017

AS HEARD IN COURT MAY 12, 2017

PEOPLE v. GALARZA, RAUL JR.- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 451(b), Arson to an Inhabited Structure, Penal Code section 236, False Imprisonment, and a prior Strike conviction. Defendant was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Barnes and Sheldon, K9 Draco, Sergeant Gibbs, and Detectives Knight and Felton.

AS HEARD IN COURT MAY 19, 2017

AS HEARD IN COURT MAY 19, 2017

PEOPLE v. GONZALEZ-PINEDA, MIGUEL ANGEL- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 288.5(a), Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Orland Police Department Sergeant Johnson and Victim Witness Advocate Pinedo.

AS HEARD IN COURT MAY 26, 2017

PEOPLE v. ESQUIVEL, HERMILO JR.- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 646.9(a), Stalking, and a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code section 243(e)(1), Battery on a Person in a Former Dating Relationship. Defendant was sentenced to 240 days in county jail, 52-week Batterer’s Treatment Program, and 5 years formal probation. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Orland Police Department Officer Carmon.

AS HEARD IN COURT MAY 5, 2017

AS HEARD IN COURT MAY 5, 2017

PEOPLE v. PHILLIPS, MICHAEL JAMES- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 459, Second Degree Burglary, Penal Code section 22210, Possession of a Billy Club, and a prior Strike conviction. Defendant was sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Owens.

AS HEARD IN COURT ON DECEMBER 16, 2016

PEOPLE v. WARREN- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Health and Safety Code section 11379(a), Transportation of Methamphetamine, Health and Safety Code section 11366(a), Maintaining a Place for Sales of Methamphetamine, Penal Code section 459(a), 2nd Degree Commercial Burglary, a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code section 148(a)(1), Resist/Obstruct/Delay a Peace Officer, and violations of probation. Defendant was sentenced to 5 years and 4 months in state prison for all seven cases. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officers Perry, Teague, Moize, and Van Eck, Orland Police Department Officer Fullmore, Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Melgarejo, and GLINTF Agents Cushman and Tharp. 

AS HEARD IN COURT ON DECEMBER 9, 2016

PEOPLE v. ANTONIO ROA - Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a), Corporal Injury on Former Cohabitant. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years in state prison.  The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Detective Knight and Deputy Bauer and Orland Police Department Officers Simpson and Cessna. 

AS HEARD IN COURT ON FEBRUARY 10, 2017

People v. Sackett-Maxham, Tammy- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 4573.6(a), Possession of Methamphetamine in Jail, and Penal Code section 30305(a)(1), Felon in Possession of Ammunition, and a misdemeanor violation of Vehicle Code section 23152(f), Driving under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs with a Prior DUI Conviction. Defendant was sentenced to 2 years in prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Holley and Turner and Orland Police Department Officers Carrillo and Mills.  

AS HEARD IN COURT ON FEBRUARY 3, 2017

People v. Valenzuela, Gerardo: On November 20, 1998, Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 187, Second Degree Murder, and Penal Code Section 664/187, Attempted Murder, with a special allegation of Penal Code Section 120022(b)(1), Personal Use of a Deadly Weapon, a hammer. Defendant was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.  On February 1, 2017, at Defendant’s first parole hearing, he was denied parole and found unsuitable for release from prison for an additional 5 years.  After 5 years, Defendant may once again petition for release and request his second parole hearing to show evidence of rehabilitation.  This parole board hearing was prosecuted  by DDA Neumann at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, CA.

AS HEARD IN COURT ON JANUARY 13, 2017

PEOPLE v. GARZA, JAIME- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(f)(2), Corporal Injury to the Mother of Child with a Prior Domestic Violence Conviction. Defendant was sentenced to 4 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Willows Police Department Officers Thompson and Edgington.

AS HEARD IN COURT ON JANUARY 20, 2017

People v. Valdez, Billy- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 236, False Imprisonment with Violence, and Penal Code section 12022.7(e), Great Bodily Injury during Domestic Violence on Spouse. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Willows Police Department Sgt. Stover and Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheldon.