Public Safety

AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 3, 2017

MORENO, ROBERTO- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 187(a)/193(a)(3), Voluntary Manslaughter. Defendant was sentenced to 11 years in state prison and ordered to pay $4,662.63 in restitution for funeral expenses. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from California Highway Patrol Sergeant Poyner and Lieutenant Eccles.  

AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 4, 2022

PEOPLE V. BRYAN PAUL MCLAIN JR - Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code sections 245(a)(1), Assault with a Deadly Weapon with a Car, Vehicle Code section 23153(a), Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury, Penal Code sections 12022.7(a), Causing Great Bodily Injury, another count of 245(a)(1), Assault with a Deadly Weapon with a Car, 211, Second Degree Robbery on the Mother of his Child, and 1320(b), Failure to Appear on  Felony. Defendant was sentenced to 8 years 8 months state prison. This case was prosecuted by ADA Neumann with assistance from CHP Willows Officers Henriques, Forslund, Baxter, and Gilliam and Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputies Cordova, Garcia, Rasmussen, Thompson, and Lemmon.

AS HEARD IN COURT NOVEMBER 9, 2017

PEOPLE V. PETE, STEPHEN- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273a(a), Child Endangerment, and a misdemeanor violation of Vehicle Code section 23152(b), DUI with a BAC above a 0.08%. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from California Highway Patrol Officer Regnani and Orland Police Department Sgt. Vlach.

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 13, 2017

PEOPLE V. STINSON, CHARLIE- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 422(a), Criminal Threats. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputies Ramirez, Ayres, Ladd, and Lemmon and Glenn County Probation Department Officer Moize. 

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 14, 2022

PEOPLE V. STEVEN BUTLER - Defendant was previously convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 245(a)(1), Assault with a Deadly Weapon and three misdemeanor counts of 273.6, Violation of Restraining Order and was found in violation of probation for the 7th time. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years prison and probation was terminated. This case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Van Eck.

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 20, 2017

PEOPLE V. BAKER, MATTHEW- Defendant was previously convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a), Corporal Injury on Cohabitant. Defendant was found in violation of probation for the 3rd time. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Garcia, Willows Police Department Sgt. Stover, and Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Owens. 

AS HEARD IN COURT OCTOBER 6, 2017

PEOPLE V. TATUM, CALEB- Defendant was previously convicted of a misdemeanor violations of Health and Safety Code sections 11550, Under Influence of Controlled Substance, and 11364(a), Possession of Methamphetamine Pipe. Defendant was found in violation of probation for the 3rd time and terminated from probation. Defendant was sentenced to 240 days in county jail. The case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Tompkins.

AS HEARD IN COURT ON FEBRUARY 24, 2017

People v. Idzinski, Sean – Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Health and Safety Code section 11378, Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales, and a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code section 273.6, Violation of a Criminal Protective Order. Defendant was sentenced to 226 days in county jail, 3 years formal probation, Drug Court, and 52 Weeks Batterers Treatment Program. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from Willows Police Department Officers Ayres and Thompson and GLINTF Agent Cushman.

AS HEARD IN COURT ON MARCH 10, 2017

PEOPLE v. SALONIUS, BURNIE- Defendant was previously convicted of a felony violation of Vehicle Code section 10851(a), Vehicle Theft. Defendant was found in violation of probation for the second time and probation was terminated. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years in prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from Orland Police Department Chief Tolle and Glenn County Probation Department Officer Moize.

AS HEARD IN COURT ON MARCH 3, 2017

PEOPLE v. WOOLRIDGE, KURTIS- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code 18710(a), Possession of a Destructive Device, and Health and Safety Code section 11370.1 with Special Allegation Penal Code section 12022.1, Possession of Methamphetamine with a Firearm while out on Bail. Defendant was previously convicted of misdemeanor violations of Penal Code section 646.9(a), Stalking, Penal Code section 243(e)(1), Battery on a Person with whom he is in a Dating Relationship, Penal Code section 594(b)(2), Vandalism, and 3 counts of Penal Code section 273.6, Violation of Criminal Protective Order. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in state prison consecutive to his prior misdemeanor sentence of 480 days in county jail. The case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Detective Knight, Butte County Bomb Squad Agent Malinowski, and GLINTF Agent Cushman.

AS HEARD IN COURT SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

PEOPLE V. SKESLIEN, MICHAEL- Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Health and Safety Code section 11378, Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales, Penal Code section 529(a)(3), False Impersonation, and Penal Code section 12022.1, Commit a Felony while on Bail. Defendant was sentenced to 5 years and 8 months in prison. The cases were prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from Orland Police Department Officers Roenspie and Simpson and Glenn County Sherrif’s Office Correctional Deputy Tuma.

AS HEARD IN COURT SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

PEOPLE V. HECTOR MORA- Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 273.5(a)/12022(b)(1),Corporal Injury on a Cohabitant with the Use of a Knife and admission to a Strike. Defendant was sentenced to 6 years state prison. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Goodwin.

AS HEARD IN COURT SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

PEOPLE V. STEVENS, MIKKEL- Defendant was convicted of a misdemeanor violation of Health and Safety Code section 11377(a), Possession of Methamphetamine, and 11550(a), Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. Defendant was previously convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 69, Resisting a Peace Officer Using Force and was found in violation of probation for the 6th time. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years and 360 days in prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Tompkins and Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Holley and Tuma.

AS HEARD IN COURT SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

PEOPLE V. JASON GRAY DONALDSON - On May 25, 2021, Defendant was convicted by jury trial of felony violations of Penal Code section 287(c)(2)(A), Oral Copulation by Force, 422(a), Criminal Threats, 273.5(f)(1), Corporal Injury on a Cohabitant with a Previous Conviction within 7 years, and 667.5(a)(1), Committing a Serious or Violent Felony with a Prior Serious or Violent Felony.  Defendant was sentenced to 26 years 8 months state prison. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Goodwin.  Booking photo attached.

AS HEARD IN COURT SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

PEOPLE V. JOSHUA JEEMANG LEE-  Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 192(b), Involuntary Manslaughter of his 2 month and 22 day-old baby girl, Ariel Zoey Lee.  On January 8, 2021, Ariel was non-responsive and life flighted to UC Davis Medical Center, where she was placed on a ventilator and was not expected to survive as the doctors found bleeding on Ariel's brain and brain swelling, signs of shaking the baby.  Both doctors who examined the baby at UC Davis Medical Center opined that the injuries inflicted upon Ariel were a result of the baby being shaken, not consistent with the Defendant's initial explanations of her choking during feeding or falling off the bed in their Willows apartment. Defendant, who was 18.5 years old at the time of the incident, eventually confessed that he picked up his daughter under her arms and shook Ariel twice. Defendant admitted he shook Ariel because he was angry and frustrated that she would not stop crying, thinking shaking would make her stop crying. Defendant was also coming down from being under the influence of non-prescribed Xanax, Percocet, and marijuana. Defendant spoke at sentencing that he "loved and misses his daughter greatly and wishes she was still here."  Defendant Lee's attorney argued that the Defendant is mentally unstable and had an IEP in school, mitigating his criminal conduct. 

 

DA Stewart argued to the court that many times the defense used the term "accident" yet this deliberate action by the Defendant was not an accident.  Mr. Stewart stated Ariel was shaken so hard that her brain was smashed against her skull, shaken so hard that she died because of the injuries at the hands of her father. Injuries that the Defendant admitted he intentionally inflicted because he was mad, angry, and frustrated. Mr. Stewart stated “Defendant intentionally inflicted these injuries because Ariel would not stop crying, taking out that frustration on his 2 month and 22 day-old child, silencing her forever.”  

 

After lengthy arguments asking for a prison term under mandatory supervision from the prosecution versus a request for probation from the defense, the Defendant was granted probation for 4 years, 180 days in custody to serve at a substance abuse rehabilitation treatment facility, a 52 week Child Abuser program, drug court, anger management , and mental health counseling. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Detective Lopeteguy and Victim Witness Advocate Pinedo.  Our sincerest condolences and prayers for healing to the Bassetti family for the loss of their baby girl. In January of 2021, Ariel donated her heart and saved the life of a 5-month-old boy in Seattle. Rest in peace, Ariel.

 

AS HEARD IN COURT SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

PEOPLE V. WADE, BENJY- Defendant was convicted of a felony violations of Penal Code section 422, Criminal Threats, and Penal Code section 4573.6(a), Possession of Methamphetamine in Jail. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Alves, Orland Police Department Officers Simpson and Fullmore, and employees of Walmart in Willows. 

AS HEARD IN COURT SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

PEOPLE V. DENNIS WILKINSON - Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code Sections 666.5(a), Automobile Theft with a Prior Auto Theft and 530.5(a), Identity Theft, and Health and Safety Code section 11379(a), Transportation for Sale of Methamphetamine. Defendant was sentenced to 4 years prison. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from current Orland Police Department Officer Mills, CHP – Williams Officer Guzman, and Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputy Tuma and Sergeant Draper.

AS HEARD IN COURT SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

PEOPLE V. SMITH, JACOB- Defendant was previously convicted of a misdemeanor violation of Health and Safety Code section 11377(a). Defendant was found in violation of probation for the third time and probation was terminated. Defendant was sentenced to 120 days in county jail. The case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Probation Department Officer Tompkins and Orland Police Department Officer Carrillo.