Press Release

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Card

PAROLE DENIED

Inmate John Wayne Card was denied parole on April 23, 2019.  He will serve an additional 3 years before parole will be considered again.  In 1974, Inmate Card murdered 3 members of the Griffiths family as part of a robbery scheme.  He then kidnapped and held hostage 3 members of the Skillin family for nearly a week while he attempted to evade law enforcement.  Finally, after abandoning the Skillin family by chaining them to a tree in the forest, he was captured near Truckee by a coalition of northern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.  Inmate Card was convicted at a jury trial and sentenced to death.  However, in 1976 the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty statute violated the California Constitution and commuted the death sentences of Inmate Card and approximately 70 other inmates to life in prison.  The statute was later updated to address the constitutional concerns of the California Supreme Court, but the commuted death sentences could not be reinstated.

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Card

PAROLE DENIED

Inmate John Wayne Card was denied parole on April 23, 2019.  He will serve an additional 3 years before parole will be considered again.  In 1974, Inmate Card murdered 3 members of the Griffiths family as part of a robbery scheme.  He then kidnapped and held hostage 3 members of the Skillin family for nearly a week while he attempted to evade law enforcement.  Finally, after abandoning the Skillin family by chaining them to a tree in the forest, he was captured near Truckee by a coalition of northern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.  Inmate Card was convicted at a jury trial and sentenced to death.  However, in 1976 the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty statute violated the California Constitution and commuted the death sentences of Inmate Card and approximately 70 other inmates to life in prison.  The statute was later updated to address the constitutional concerns of the California Supreme Court, but the commuted death sentences could not be reinstated.

Partial Reopening of Roads in Fire area

Press Release

August 22, 2018

Partial Reopening of Roads in Fire area

Glenn County – Mandatory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the area of Glenn County south of County Road 308 to the Colusa County Line and west of County Road 306 to the Lake County line. The following roads have been reopened to allow access to critical transportation routes in this area:

Safe Medication Disposal Now Available in Orland

Press Release

Date: September 5, 2018

 

Safe Medication Disposal Now Available in Orland

Orland, CA – Glenn County Sheriff’s Office now has a safe medication disposal site available in Orland. The receptacle is located in front the Courthouse at 821 East South Street, Orland. This will provide a safe and secure way for our north county residents to dispose of unused and unwanted medications, including controlled substances, at any time.

Swearing in Ceremony for Elected Officials

WILLOWS, CA.—On Monday, January 7, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. a Swearing Ceremony will be held for our newly elected Officials as well as our re-elected Officials. The ceremony is set to take place at the Superior Court of California, County of Glenn, 526 West Sycamore Street, Willows, CA. 95988. A reception is scheduled immediately following the ceremony at the same location.

 

This Just Happened...

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Today, February 8, 2018, Dwayne R. Stewart, District Attorney, congratulates Michael B. Coffey on becoming a permanent Deputy District Attorney II, our 4th attorney in the Glenn County prosecution team. Mr. Stewart thanks Mr. Coffey for prosecuting misdemeanors, initiating mental health court, all while contributing to drug court and domestic violence treatment court for these past two years.

This Just Happened... "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai"

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Today, November 23, 2016, Dwayne R. Stewart, District Attorney, adds Ruby S. Neumann as a permanent Deputy District Attorney II to his team. Mr. Stewart thanks Ms. Neumann for her hard work during these past two years and congratulates her on becoming the office’s newest permanent employee.  Ms. Neumann is proud to be the first Punjabi Deputy working for Glenn County and is looking forward to serving this community for many years to come. 

Transfer Station Open House

The Glenn County Public Works Agency will hold an Open House on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the new Glenn County Transfer Station. We invite you to tour the Transfer Station and learn about recycling, facility operations, and equipment.

 

Glenn County Transfer Station

5700 County Rd 33

Artois, CA 95913

 

Saturday, April 27th

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.