Aug 18, 2017

DUI not believed to be a factor in 299 collision involving Lance Britton

On the morning of Thursday, August 17th, a driver sustained minor injuries after driving off of SR-299 and overturning down a steep embankment.

HCSO units still on scene investigating details of fire in Manila

HCSO units and CALFire are still out on scene HCSO Lt. Dennis Young said he has same information as what was heard on scanner. HCSO will release more details later.

This is what is available so far from scene some sort of structure fire, near homeless encampment, suspect fled scene.

Will the court grant the People's motion for second amended information in the Clayton Lasinski case

Clayton Lasinski motion to amend the information for jury trial was continued to this morning; the same time as trial assignment. Lasinki's jury trial is scheduled to start Monday.

This would be the second amended information. Lasinski led CHP and EPD through a chase during rush hour, after fleeing from a traffic stop.

Aug 17, 2017

You decide how credible this claim by Tina Sampay regarding a Craigslist post on the Lawson case is or is not?

(Tina Sampay Linkedin)

I contacted APD about a claim Tina Sampay made on her facebook page and website since it referenced APD.

EPD Chief Watson debuts "EPD, Meet Your Customers" series

EPD Chief Steve Watson:

During EPD's monthly staff meeting yesterday afternoon, I introduced a new format I'm calling the "EPD, Meet Your Customers" series.  Moving forward, the first 15-20 minutes of each staff meeting will be devoted to introducing our supervisors to a guest from our community.

Ivan Martinez-Chavarin convicted of multiple felonies

Previous coverage I did on this case linked below.

DA Press Release:

On August 16, 2017 a jury convicted 23-year-old Ivan Martinez-Chavarin of possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of unlawful firearm activity, and possession of a controlled substance while armed with a firearm.

"Dear parents of color, if your kid is murdered, the local police/courts..."; read the rest of Tina Sampay's comment on HSU for yourself

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Will PG & E gate crasher Katherine Zacevich accept the People's offer to resolve her case?

Intervention was scheduled this morning for PG and E gate crasher Katherine Zacevich. She was not brought down.

Dates remain set. The People have made an offer in the case.

Will attempted murder suspect Elisha Wilson's case resolve the day before her preliminary hearing?

The preliminary hearing for the case in which Elisha Wilson is charged with attempted murder  is expected to last an hour and half, said Deputy District Attorney Brent Kling
The People have three witnesses; "one is not law enforcement."

 Dates remain set for now but that could change if Wilson accepts the People's offer.

No surprise! James Pawlyk not transported yet despite commitment order

James Pawlyk has a confirmation of transport hearing scheduled this morning in Courtroom 5. He has not been transported yet. A commitment order was filed on 8/11.