Press Release

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 AUGUST 18, 2017

AS HEARD IN COURT AUGUST 18, 2017

PEOPLE V. GARMAN, FRANCIS JR.- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 459, First Degree Burglary and Penal Code section 245(a)(4), Assault Likely to Cause Great Bodily Injury. Defendant was also found in violation for the first time in a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code section 466, Possession of Burglary Tools. Defendant was sentenced to 5 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputies Barnes and Bauer and Detective Knight, and Victim Witness Advocates Troughton and Pinedo.

AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 21, 2017

PEOPLE V. THOMAS, JAMES- Defendant was previously convicted of two misdemeanor violations of Penal Code section 243(e)(1), Battery on Cohabitant. Defendant was found in violation of probation in both cases. Defendant was sentenced to 270 days in county jail and probation was reinstated. The case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Willows Police Department Officer Ayres.

AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 28, 2017

PEOPLE V. BRISENO, JOSE- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 22210, Possession of an Illegal Weapon: Leather SAP. Defendant was sentenced to 8 months in state prison concurrent to his previous sentence of 4 year and 8 month in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Corbin.

AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 7, 2017

PEOPLE V. COX, ANTHONY- Defendant was convicted by a jury of a felony violation of Vehicle Code section 10851(a), Vehicle Theft, misdemeanor violations of Vehicle Code section 20002(a), Hit and Run Property Damage, Penal Code section 148(a)(1), Resist, Obstruct, Delay an Officer, and Health and Safety Code section 11377(a), Possession of Methamphetamine, and a prior strike conviction. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from California Highway Patrol Officer Horwath, Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Gibbs, the employees of Willows Glass, and the employees of Glenn County Irrigation District.

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.