By Michael G. Stogner
First let me explain why I still call him Deputy It’s because he was forced to retire. As some of you might remember Deputy Lopez made a critical error in 2014 that was he attempted to get on the Ballot to run for Sheriff. The powers to be in SMC had a message for him. He missed the filing deadline by 6 minutes stuck in Gridlock. That looked like Game Over for him but he made his second critical error and decided to run as a Write In Candidate for Sheriff in 2014. I remember waring him back then, that’s when we first met. He was a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy is good standing which included being an Investigator for the Sexual Crimes Unit before Sheriff Munks and UnderSheriff Bolanos disbanded it in 2007. It wasn’t long after he became a Write-In candidate that his car was broken into at his residence in Redwood City. I asked him if he had reported it to the Sheriff Office and he told me he had. I said good to have a record of the Break In. I laughed and told him there is the slight possibility that the Sheriff Office Gang Task Force broke in to his car. It turns out he already had the same idea and that is in his crime report.
The Sherif Office Gang Task Force at the time was lead by SMCSO Sergeant Jason Peardon.
Sergeant Jason Peardon is just one of the 40 plus San Mateo County Law Enforcement Employees that Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez wants on the Witness Stand. It’s been almost 6 years, This has got to be one of the most exciting legal cases in San Mateo County History. Never to my knowledge have more Law Enforcement Employees been subpoenaed to testify in one criminal case.
You might recall Deputy Lopez was arrested with guns to his head and charged with Smuggling a Cellphone and Drugs to a Hells Angel Gang member in Maguire Jail where he worked. You will never guess who lead that Investigation, Sergeant Jason Person. That sounds pretty serious doesn’t it. Those charges were dismissed because the District Attorney’s Office had ZERO Evidence connecting Juan Lopez to those charges. As a matter of FACT the D.A.’s Office knew exactly who was guilty of those crimes. They knew before they arrested Juan Lopez.
His Court Appearance is 8:30 AM March 5, 2021 If there is a Courtroom Available it looks like this might last 5 weeks.
To Listen call 1-206-279-9589 Code 599-028