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It’s time for Equal Justice for everyone in San Mateo County, including “Those Who Matter.”

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Please join us July 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM in San Mateo County Superior Court for former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez court appearance where the Hon. Judge Forcum will rule on this filing. Think about it Corrupt from day one, almost 4 years trying to ruin a good man, his family and friends.

Why hasn’t San Mateo County Sheriff Detective Andrew Armando been investigated outside of San Mateo County yet? Why no media coverage of this Motion filed with the court on May 1, 2018 in the Former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case stated, “Detective Armando Perjuriously alleged that Mr. Lopez placed a telephone call to the Contraband Cell Phone in Order to Obtain a Search Warrant.”

Det. Armando is the guy who made the suspicious phone call himself. He lied to  Judge George A. Miram to get the Search Warrant. That is a Felony.

How is he (Andrew Armando) still employed by San Mateo County? Why has he not been arrested and charged?

San Mateo County District Attorney Inspector Jordan Boyd testified March 26, 2018 that he opened his own investigation of Juan P. Lopez based on the cell phone data SMCSO Detective Armando presented to him. ” My investigation began as a result of receiving some cellular telephone records provided by Detective Andrew Armando of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office who requested my assistance in analyzing those records for his own investigation.”

Lopez Filing May 1, 2018

The reason we have included the article below is simple. If the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office are willing to falsify affidavits to the Judges to frame one of their own former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez, What makes you think they wouldn’t do the same for the people in the article below.

Remember 80 Search Warrants. Time for an Audit.

Four charged with perjury in ‘Operation Sunny Day’ cases

District attorney: mother, girlfriend and friends of alleged gang members lied during grand jury testimonies

San Mateo County Assistant District Attorney Karen Guidotti during the March announcement of the “Operation Sunny Day” indictments, surrounded by leaders of law-enforcement agencies who investigated 16 people with alleged gang ties to crimes ranging from murder to bribery and attempted robbery. Photo by Sue Dremann/Palo Alto Online.

Four people who testified in cases relating to the San Mateo County District Attorney Office’s “Operation Sunny Day” case, under which 16 alleged members of three East Palo Alto gangs were arrested for a string of violent crimes, were arraigned this week on perjury charges, according to the district attorney’s office.

One of the four charged is an East Palo Alto resident and mother of defendant Miguel Rivera, who has been charged with the October 2012 murder of 21-year-old Christopher Baker in East Palo Alto. According to the district attorney’s office, Betty Jo Rivera, 52, provided a false alibi for her son to the police and then lied about the false alibi and alleged cover-up efforts to the grand jury. She was arraigned on Monday, Aug. 17, and her bail has been set at $500,000.

The district attorney’s office has also charged Joel Santana, 20, of East Palo Alto for stating during the grand jury proceedings that he did not know and had no contact with defendant Tyrone Love-Lopez. Love-Lopez has been charged with the killing of 21-year-old Lamont Coleman in East Palo Alto on Jan. 26, 2013. An investigation revealed cell-phone communication between the two men before and after Coleman was murdered. Santana also had Love-Lopez’s contact information in his cell phone, the district attorney said.

Santana pleaded not guilty and has a bail of $100,000.

Thirty-nine-year-old Germina Lapria Sturns of Hayward, the girlfriend of defendant Raymond Bradford, was arraigned Monday for allegedly lying several times during her grand jury testimony about her knowledge of Bradford and guns that he owned, the district attorney said. She also allegedly violated a court order not to discuss her testimony with anyone by visiting Bradford in jail in the days following and talking to him about it.

Sturns also pleaded not guilty. His bail was set at $125,000.

On Tuesday, 19-year-old Victor Manuel Galvez of Redwood City was arraigned after testifying at the grand jury proceedings that he was not a gang member and had no friendship with or knowledge of any of those convicted as part of the county’s “Operation Sunny Day” prosecution, according to the district attorney’s office. He also denied ever being on Sacramento Street in East Palo Alto — an area associated with the “Sac Street” gang. Police wire taps recorded Galvez talking on a cell phone to several “Sunny Day” gang members, and police also found photographs of him standing on Sacramento Street, according to the district attorney.

Galvez did not enter a plea Tuesday. His bail was set at $200,000.

All four charged with perjury remain in custody and will next appear in court on Aug. 26.

The grand jury investigation that resulted in the 16 arrests began in early January and took two months. The indictments were announced in late March. The alleged gang members are being blamed for a string of violent crimes that stretched from East Palo Alto to San Francisco, starting in September 2012 and continuing through December 2013.

Dubbed “Operation Sunny Day” after the code the persons arrested allegedly used to signify when a murder was successfully carried out, the 18-month-long investigation is the most massive case prosecuted by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office in its history, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said at the time of the announcement.

Fourteen defendants appeared in court to enter their pleas in mid-June. Three of them — Roberto Gabriel Bustos-Montes, 24, of East Palo Alto; Emmanuel Imani Hyland, 25, also of East Palo Alto; and Palo Altan Nina Cragg, 24, — will not face the death penalty but could still receive life in prison without parole if convicted of the capital murder charges, Wagstaffe said in June.

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Some Reasons San Mateo County Most Corrupt in the State of California.

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This current election for Sheriff is a perfect example Illegally Appointed Sheriff Carlos Bolanos (July 12, 2016) filed his political papers with San Mateo County Elections Office, Statement of Organization on November 18, 2015 about a week before Sheriff Greg Munks announced that he would not be running for re-election in three years and he endorses Carlos Bolanos. That looks like at least those two conspired to have Carlos Bolanos be the next Sheriff of San Mateo County. It accomplished two things, it made Mr. Bolanos the longest running candidate in San Mateo County’s history. It also put all Sheriff Deputies on notice, if you want to succeed in your career you had better support Bolanos. Former brave Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez ran as a Write In candidate for Sheriff in 2014. He missed the filing deadline by 4-6 minutes and Mark Church would  not allow his name to be on the ballot. He choose to be a Write In candidate for Sheriff a very costly decision. He was investigated by the Sheriff’s Office, The District Attorney’s Office, and even David Silberman of the County Counsel Office helped. Juan Lopez was arrested twice once with guns to his head in his front yard in front of his children. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe held a press conference for TV media and announced to the world that Juan Lopez smuggled a cell phone and drugs to an inmate, and not just any inmate he was a gang member. After more than 3 years in the Court System and $120,000 legal fees spent, the Judge threw out those charges. The reason was Prosecutorial Misconduct it turns out both the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office knew there was ZERO evidence that connected Juan P. Lopez to the cell phone and drugs. That didn’t seem to matter to Carlos Bolanos or Steve Wagstaffe. Think about “Those Who Matter.”

Those Who Matter: People who control investigations, who to investigate, who not to investigate, edit reports, submit recommendations to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution, filing charges with the Court when you know they are false. Lying to a Judge and submitting a false affidavit, That is a Criminal Act.

Here we are approaching 4 years in the legal system and this finally gets filed.

Detective Armando Perjuriously Alleged that Mr. Lopez Placed a Telephone Call to the Contraband Cell Phone in Order to Obtain a Search Warrant.

He made the phone calls himself. Who knows about this besides San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, Deputy Chief Karen Guidotti, Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, Continued 4 times.

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To all good and concerned citizens Please join us in San Mateo County Superior Court June 28, 2018 9:00AM as the Judge rules on this filing. Juan P. Lopez finally found a law firm to file this important document.

Thank You to Tony Serra and Maria Belyi.

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Carlos Bolanos continues to mislead the Residents of San Mateo County.

This full page ad page 7 in the May edition of the Spectrum, He identifies himself as the incumbent he’s not. He was illegally appointed by three Supervisors led by Don Horsley on July 12, 2016. The ballot has it right as appointed Sheriff. Jerry Hill should have fired him on April 22, 2007, he simple refused to do his job. Now he is endorsing him.

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Heinz Puschendorf causes the Alamanac to set a record for closing comments.

One day that fast, If anyone would like to comment feel free.

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Sheriff write-in candidate says he’s running to proclaim he has secrets

Heinz Puschendorf (Photo by Dave Boyce/The Almanac)

Deputy Heinz Puschendorf, at one time the president of the San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, is running for the top job of sheriff in the June 5 election.

Puschendorf is a write-in candidate, having thrown his hat into the ring, he said, due to his dissatisfaction with the April 25 public forum in which questions were posed to his electoral competitors: appointed incumbent Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and Deputy Mark D. Melville.

After a series of interviews with The Almanac, Puschendorf’s status with the Sheriff’s Office is still unclear – although he’s still listed on the department roster as a disabled employee.

During the interviews, he made a series of claims about the department, including assertions that he has been persecuted by department higher-ups. The Almanac was unable to confirm these claims, and Puschendorf provided no documentation.

Asked for his priorities if elected, Puschendorf said they include addressing a system of mandatory overtime that he considers abusive, resolving an irregular distribution of detectives that shortchanges property crime investigations, and correcting an unfair system of rotation of detective assignments.

He also wants a competitive election, he said, but expects retribution for being outspoken. “I am the lone voice,” Puschendorf said in one interview. “Why do I run? Because I’m the last chance and opportunity for the truth to hopefully get out before it gets smothered,” he said. Because “they’re going to smother me. They’re going to do all the bad stuff, but I’m holding the aces in my hand because I have all the secrets. I know where the bodies are buried.”

The “truth” he refers to concerns what happened in April 2007 in Las Vegas, when Bolanos was detained by police along with then-sheriff Greg Munks when FBI agents raided an illegal and run-down brothel in a residential neighborhood.

Puschendorf said his account is based on visiting Las Vegas after the incident and researching the facts as presented by media accounts and talking with people who told him they witnessed the events of that night.

Records of that night have disappeared, he claimed, but he said he has thousands of pages of documents, including emails and depositions, that attest to a story that has not been told. He provided none of this documentation to The Almanac. He asserted that Bolanos has demanded silence from everyone.

His papers and the story they tell, he insisted, “is how I’ve kept my job. I have everybody with dirty stuff and (dirty) laundry. They’re trying to do all the stuff to get me. … That’s why I had to go public and run for (sheriff). I’m afraid of getting victimized even further.”

Puschendorf, 51, has not worked since April 2016 due to an injury incident in 2014 in which he was told to subdue an inmate in the jail. But while he is not being paid, his name is still on a roster that he provided to The Almanac. He is listed as disabled, but says he has not received any of the disability pay he’s entitled to. His situation has been manipulated, he claimed, to effectively render him a ghost on the roster and prevent him from getting due process.

He provided no documentation of efforts on his part to receive disability pay, and no explanation as to why he hasn’t filed for disability retirement.

Union management does not have his back and is in cahoots with the sheriff, Puschendorf said.

If he doesn’t win the election, he said, he’ll try for a recall “and do what it takes to take back control from these corrupt politicians and give control back to the good people of San Mateo County.”

I like this last statement and it falls in line with what Supervisor District 3 Candidate Dan Stegink said to the San Mateo Daily Journal. Even if Mr. Bolanos is elected it is unlikely he will complete his term.

Heinz has said publicly many times to vote for Mark Melville.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on May 22, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Michael G. Stogner is a registered user.
It’s the Sheriff Office not Sheriff Department like a police department.

 

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Posted by ???
a resident of another community
on May 22, 2018 at 2:46 pm

NOW would have been the time for Deputy Puschendorf to release the documents he said he has on Operation Dollhouse. If he waits until after the election, he’s a goner

 

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Posted by pearl
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on May 22, 2018 at 3:08 pm

pearl is a registered user.
It’s the “Sheriff’s” Office.

 

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Posted by ???
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on May 22, 2018 at 3:13 pm

What’s confusing is that Puschendorf doesn’t really have a job at the Sheriff’s office now, so it’s not clear what fallout he would have from submitting his documents about Operation Dollhouse to the Almanac. He says not showing them to the public is how he’s kept his job but he doesn’t have a job.Did the Almanac ask him to clear this issue up? What on earth would happen to him if he showed his *alleged * evidence to reporters?

 

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Posted by Steve_J
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on May 22, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Steve_J is a registered user.
Just what we need, a disabled sheriff.

 

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Posted by worth a thousand words
a resident of Woodside: other
23 hours ago

That photo!!

“he made a series of claims about the department, including assertions that he has been persecuted by department higher-ups”

“Because I’m the last chance and opportunity for the truth”

“I have all the secrets. I know where the bodies are buried.”

“he said he has thousands of pages of documents”

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Sheesh. Direct from the Trump twitter timeline in 2016. Only thing he forgot was to say is he is sending detectives to Hawaii to investigate a birth certificate.

This is the guy y’all want to splinter the vote for? Great choice.

Melville.

 

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Posted by Melville
a resident of Menlo Park: other
23 hours ago

Yes, don’t splinter the vote. Vote for Melville.

 

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Posted by Too bad
a resident of another community
15 hours ago

Unfortunately, this candidacy is playing right into Bolanos’ hands (other candidates can’t possibly be taken seriously).

Melville is the man to vote for here. He’s a serious guy, and a seriously intelligent, experienced, ethical and responsible individual.

Hope he wins.

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San Mateo County Domestic Violence for “Those Who Matter.” SMCSO Lt. Kristina Bell case.

Bell_Kristina 1 copyWhen someone calls 9-1-1 for assistance, there is an expectation public safety / police will respond and provide the intervention and application of resources needed, to effectively resolve the situation, in a fair impartial way -one designed to protect the community, at large, and the victim, in particular. The sad little secret, amongst line law enforcement officers, in San Mateo County, is that the rhetoric by law enforcement executives and the district attorney does not match reality. For all the lofty rhetoric, police executives and the district attorney show preference to people that matter -law enforcement officers and politically connected individuals.

Just such an incident / case recently occurred, on the morning of April 22, 2018. On that occasion, Redwood City Police officers were summoned to a residence on Sanchez Street, in Redwood City, on the report of a domestic violence disturbance in which a victim had been assaulted (pushed) by her spouse, resulting in injury (bruising), her cell phone taken (preventing her from summoning assistance), and her fleeing the dwelling, in search of help. Further, the victim had told authorities there were unsecured firearms in the residence and as well as a three year old child.

Two officers and a supervisor (sergeant) had responded to this call and given the suspect in the matter, a San Mateo County Sheriff’s Lieutenant, Lieutenant Kristina Bell, a pass -neither questioning her; following the Redwood City’s polices and procedures for handling incidents of domestic violence; following the County’s domestic violence investigation protocol of which Redwood City PD is a signatory; seeking an emergency protective order; seizing the firearms present, within the residence; and or attempting the interview and recording of all parties involved.

Such conduct by the responding officers and their supervisor flies in the face of Redwood City PD’ s professed position of aggressively addressing all domestic violence incidents as well as the district attorney’s published position, on the subject.

Was this incident and the manner in which it was addressed / resolved an anomaly, an aberration not condoned by officials? Sadly no. It follows a familiar pattern, in San Mateo County, amongst law enforcement executives and the district attorney, in giving persons that matter a pass -Sheriff’s Sgt Jason Peardon breaking into the Belmont residence of his in-laws, assaulting his estranged wife and her male companion, and Belmont PD documenting the matter as an information report versus domestic violence, etc..

The intervention expected and demanded by the community did not occur. Instead, a domestic violence suspect was left at large with ready access to firearms and a victim and child left in harms way.

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Redwood City Residents should be asking the Mayor and City Council to meet with the Police Chief and find out how did this Protocol Violation happen under his watch. When was CPS first notified?

Citizen Oversight Committee of Redwood City Police Department, San Mateo County Sheriff Office and District Attorney’s Office is a must have, to solve this illegal behavior.

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SMC Candidate for Sheriff Carlos Bolanos “How many minutes were you detained?FBI Human Trafficking Sting, “Operation Dollhouse.”

CarlosG.BolanosCarlos Bolanos has refused to answer this question.
There are three candidates for Sheriff of San Mateo County 2018, Mark Melville, Write In candidate Heinz Puschendorf, and Carlos Bolanos.
Carlos Bolanos is the only candidate who refuses to answer questions.
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    May 14 at 12:54 PM
    Hello Carlos,
    Sarah and I have just one question of you for now.
    April 21, 2007 when you were caught and detained as a customer at 3474 Eldon Street, Las Vegas, Nevada at a private residence that housed Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including at least one child.
    How many minutes total were you detained?
    Thank You
    Michael G. Stogner
    Co-owner of San Mateo County News.com

    If you would like to ask Carlos Bolanos this question or any other question here is his e-mail address,

    Carlos Bolanos

    If you cc michaelgstogner@yahoo.com I’ll publish your question and response if there is one.

    The Sheriff Office is the responsibility of the residents of San Mateo County.
    Election date is June 5, 2018

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San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe refuses to answer ACLU questions regarding June election. Why?

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

San Mateo County residents are just starting to realize that they are responsible for the behavior of the Sheriff and the District Attorney’s Office. Steve Wagstaffe so far is running unopposed in the June 5, 2018 election. That in itself should cause the residents to ask Why? Out of all the employees in the DA’s Office there is not one who believes he/she could do a better job than Steve Wagstaffe. Not one person willing to offer the residents a choice for one of the most important and powerful elected offices in San Mateo County.

Just look at the Former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez criminal case for Abuse of Authority, Prosecutorial Misconduct.

The Write In candidate time period ends May 22, 2018

We recommend voters vote on June 5, 2018, So far there are 2 Write In candidates one for Sheriff and one for Supervisor District 2. Lets see if some brave person will be a Write In candidate for District Attorney.

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