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San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe hasn’t satisfied Zain Jaffer.

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe is talking more about the Zain Jaffer former Vungle executive found straddling his 3 year old son while fully naked in the backyard of his Hillsborough home at 4:00AM. Now 17 days after the entire case was dismissed without a preliminary hearing or any witnesses testifying under oath, Mr. Wagstaffe feels he has not done enough to satisfy Mr. Jaffer. Here is his latest PR statement to SFGATE, he did not send this to me co-owner of San Mateo County News. Note: Mr. Wagstaffe has refused to identify the alleged prescription medications that caused Mr. Jaffer to be Not Conscious while assaulting several people, resulting in 7 F’s & 1M charge. The DA’s Office quickly eliminated one felony charge of Attempted Murder.

The Charges that remained up until July 2, 2018:

Charge #1 Attempted Oral Copulation or Sexual Penetration with a Child 10 years of age or younger. PC 664.288.7(b) Felony

Charge #2 Forcible Lewd Act Upon Child, PC288 (b) Felony

Charge #3 Assault by Means Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, PC 245 (A) Felony

Charge #4 Assault by Means Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, PC 245 (A) Felony

Charge #5 Child Abuse, PC 273 (A) Felony

Charge #6 Child Abuse PC 273 (A) Felony

Charge # 7 Battery Upon a Peace Officer & Designated Person, PC 243 (b) Misdemeanor

SFGATE 7/19/2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: After the publication of this story, officials at the San Mateo County district attorney’s office said they wanted to clarify that “we do not believe that there was any sexual conduct by Mr. Jaffer that evening and for this reason we dismissed the sexual abuse charges. The physical injury charges were separately dismissed because we believe that the injuries were the result of Mr. Jaffer being in a state of unconsciousness caused by prescription medication.”

The FDA should issue a National Warning if the above statement is true.

Question to think about, Why would the District Attorney’s Office feel the need or obligation to clarify anything for Mr. Jaffer? He was facing life in prison if found guilty of the 7 felony counts. Steve Wagstaffe solved that for him.

Question? Steve Wagstaffe says “we do not believe.” That is why we have Juries, what did the evidence prove? If you didn’t believe it why did you charge him in the first place?

What could have possibly happened from October 15, 2017 to July 2, 2018 to cause this entire criminal case to simply disappear? And now 17 days later Steve Wagstaffe feels some pressure to make more public comments. What would cause that?

What about the 2 CHILDREN?

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San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos’s slow response in Angela Hernandez missing person case.

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Update 7/18/18 : Medical Condition Hernandez would later learn from doctors that she was suffering from a brain hemorrhage during the first few days after the crash. She also had four broken ribs, fractures in both of her collarbones, a collapsed lung, ruptured blood vessels in her eyes and extreme sunburn on her hands, feet and face.

Update: Interview of Chad & Chelsea Moore the couple who found Angela Hernandez.

Update: Angela Hernandez has been found alive near Big Sur. A couple walking on the beach reportedly discovered her wrecked Jeep nearly 200 feet down a cliff. Big Sur Fire, the CHP and Monterey County Sheriff responded to the couple’s 911 call.
They say she appeared to have a shoulder injury and was talking and could walk.
She says she has been there since July 6, That is 7 days and nights.

Another Interview of Chad & Chelsea Moore

Update: Angela Hernandez has posted these pictures of the wreck on her Facebook.

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Here are some facts Angela Hernandez was last known to be at the Safeway Store located at 70 N.Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay on the evening of July 5, 2018. She planned to sleep in her 2011 White Jeep Patriot with Oregon Plates 436KSQ. The next morning at 7:54 AM a text was sent from her phone to her sister “about to start driving” her destination was Lancaster California about 6 hours away. About 8 hours later her cell phone pings at 700 Hwy 1 Davenport California. She was not seen in Davenport, She was last seen in San Mateo County. There are news reports of videos showing her vehicle in Monterey County it turns out the “video of a similar car driving by” MCSO doesn’t identify it was her jeep and no evidence of Angela in the similar car that drove by. So Angela could still be in San Mateo County. There was no Amber Alert issued by SMCSO. Cell Phone data should have compared Cell Tower Pings of all cell phones at the same towers at the same time to see if there was a match. It has now been 7 days since Angela has been seen or heard from.

Just as his staff was quick to take the life (within 20 seconds of arriving on scene) of Hispanic teenager Yanira Serrano-Garcia, in 2014, San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos is now slow to find another Hispanic girl, 23 year old Angela Hernandez, gone missing in his jurisdiction. Rather than cause an all out search for the missing girl and commit the full resources of his agency, newly elected Sheriff Bolanos seems content to palm the matter off to a neighboring jurisdiction, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, leaving the girl’s relatives to search. In fact, his agency has now announced it ended its search for her, ABC-7 July 11, 2018 9:07AM San Mateo County Sheriff Office “Search Party Cancelled.” The next day the SMCSO put this video up.

Should San Mateo County residents expect more from Sheriff Bolanos, a controversial figure who had previously been detained by the FBI, in 2007, in a Las Vegas human trafficking investigation? After all, the trafficking of women does connote a certain contempt for women, devaluing their individual worth as human beings. Or is this again a case of the missing youth being a person of color (Hispanic) versus a person who mattersjust as in the Yanira case?

Has Sheriff Bolanos mobilized the full resources of his agency to find this woman -brought in additional shifts of personnel; called a Phase Three Tac Alert, bringing in additional personnel from neighboring San Mateo County law enforcement agencies; used his agency’s plane; utilized his search & rescue unit; opened up a coast-side command post; methodically searched all coast-side roads; assigned a ranking member of his agency to run the search and keep the community updated versus one lowly detective; etc.?

Has San Mateo County learned NOTHING from the Richard Moss tragedy?

And what is his agency’s solve rate for major crimes -it seldom arrests & books anyone, in comparison to its peers?

Aside from this, where is San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley, the sheriff turned supervisor, whose constituents coast-side residents are? Why hasn’t he weighed in, with a commitment to find the youth to include adding to the reward offered by her relatives? Surely, he sees the need for vision and leadership, in the matter -remember, Sheriff Bolanos left the San Bruno Police Department to coordinate and manage the YouTube facility active shooter, several months ago, while he took a back seat role.

Where was and is the leadership San Mateo County residents should expect of Bolanos with a staff of over 800 and in excess of a 180 million dollar budget?

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Mark Church How many Ballots?

Update June 22, 2018

San Mateo County had at this time 44.3% turnout with 172,076 ballots counted.

Election Results

June 16, 2018 San Mateo County Elections Office headed by Mark Church has never published on the County’s website how many ballots it had received. Today 11 days after the election the advertising business SMDJ has published that 45,000 ballots remain to be counted. Also News that it mailed out 400,000 ballots thats about 11,000 more than the official registered voter count. Not everybody received the ballot in the mail. Former SMC Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez didn’t receive his, he called to have another mailed to him and was told “NO” Go vote in person. So he did while serving on Jury Duty he went to the 555 Building after identifying himself he was told “Your Vote has been cancelled.

Also missing from the website are the Write-In candidates. This year was a Historical Election Three candidates for Sheriff, one who has been running (forever) 3 years, one for 1 year and one for a month.

The last one was the President of the Deputy Sheriff Association DSA in 2007. He has reported to several reporters that he was ordered by Carlos Bolanos not to talk about or mention Operation Dollhouse. He was the Go-To guy on April 21, 2007 He received several phone calls from Las Vegas starting at 10:15PM that night. He has helped bring out the truth about what really happened that night.

Now today we wait.

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UnderSheriff Trisha Sanchez Retired.

San Mateo County UnderSheriff Trisha Sanchez has retired as of June 6, 2018. That was 30 years to the day she started with the Sheriff’s Office. She was the first woman to serve as assistant sheriff in the Sheriff’s Office 150-year history. That also just happened to be  just one day after the election for Sheriff which looks like her boss Carlos Bolanos might be the elected Sheriff. There are still 70,000 votes to be counted. Trisha Sanchez was in Las Vegas on April 21, 2007 when her 2 bosses were caught and detained as customers of Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including at least one child. She was also the decoy in a Sheriff Office Prostitution Sting in Redwood City in 1993 which netted San Mateo County Manager John Maltbie as a customer.

Best of Health and Luck to Trisha Sanchez in your retirement.

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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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Sheriff Write In Candidate Heinz Puschendorf tells the Alamanac “Ordered not to talk about Vegas or mention it.”

By Michael G. Stogner

The Almanac May 9, 2018 article by Dave Boyce, “Challengers square off against an appointed incumbent for Sheriff.”

Reporter Dave Boyce did not think this statement was worth a follow up question. Why?

Update: I spoke with Heinz by phone and he informed me that Dave Boyce did know it was Carlos Bolanos who ordered him not to talk. Dave Boyce left that out of the article. Why?

April 21, 2007 is when San Mateo County’s top two Sheriff & Undersheriff known as 1&2 were caught and detained (how long remains to be answered) as CUSTOMERS in a single family house that had Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including a Child in it.

April 21, 2007 Heinz Puschendorf was the President of the San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies Association, DSA. He was the Go to Guy. He started receiving phone calls from Las Vegas around 10:15 PM that night. This is the only SMCSO Deputy who was not in Las Vegas that night that would know what happened that night.

You would think that Dave Boyce would see the opportunity to finally break the truth free here. He could have asked Heinz, Who Ordered You to not talk about Vegas or mention it? I might be able to help the Almanac out here. Heinz Puschendorf told me,

“Carlos Bolanos ordered Heinz Puschendorf the President of the DSA not to talk about Vegas or mention it.” “Directed down the chain of command the same order.”

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Palo Alto Daily Post Endorses Carlos Bolanos for Sheriff 2018. Why?

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I ask why? “We wish there were two better candidates in this race.” They don’t mention the 3rd candidate for Sheriff, Heinz Puschendorf is a Write In candidate that the Daily Post is aware of. Why?

“This won’t be an easy choice for informed voters.” That is an understatement. How would any San Mateo County Voter expect to be informed? Hint, it would look, feel and act like a Newspaper.

“A key issue for Melville is Operation Dollhouse, the 2007 FBI raid of a Las Vegas house of prostitution.” This was not a house of prostitution, this was a Human Trafficking Sex Slave residential house that included a minor. Dave Price leaves that out. Why?

“An FBI report indicates Munks went into the home while Bolanos stayed outside.” Dave Price has refused to identify or produce the FBI report. Why?

“He’s reached out to the Latin community,” It’s Latino, and what does that even mean? no communication/interviews by the Post, of anybody who is Latino.

The Palo Alto Daly Post has censored and deleted comments on this Endorsement.

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Editorial: Carlos Bolanos best choice for San Mateo County Sheriff

San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos
San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos

EDITORIAL

In the June primary, San Mateo County voters will see two candidates on the ballot for sheriff, the first time that’s happened since 1993, when Don Horsley was first elected to that post. We wish there were two better candidates in this race. This won’t be an easy choice for informed voters.

The candidates are Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, a former Redwood City police chief and county undersheriff. He was appointed sheriff in 2016, when Greg Munks retired. He is facing one of his own deputies, Mark Melville, who is currently assigned to patrol an area on the coast.

A key issue for Melville is Operation Dollhouse, the 2007 FBI raid of a Las Vegas house of prostitution during which Munks and Bolanos, then the undersheriff, were detained. Prostitution is legal in many places in Nevada, but not in Clark County, where the raid took place.

Munks and Bolanos weren’t charged. An FBI report indicates Munks went into the home while Bolanos stayed outside.

When they got back to San Mateo County, Munks issued a brief statement saying he thought they were visiting a “legitimate business.” After that, Munks dodged questions about the raid.

We recall a June 18, 2009, interview Munks gave to a Post reporter about the campaign for a new jail. At the end, the reporter asked about the Las Vegas incident. Munks abruptly halted the interview and ushered the reporter out of his office.

By staying silent about the incident over the years, Munks kept a cloud of suspicion hanging over himself and Bolanos.

Different attitude

When we interviewed Bolanos the other day, his attitude was very different. He was willing to talk about the incident without flinching. But he was adamant that he did nothing wrong that night in Vegas.

“I refuse to apologize for something I didn’t do,” Bolanos said.

And nobody has been able to prove that Bolanos did anything more than stand outside that brothel while Munks went inside.

The suggestion that Munks and Bolanos were lax on prostitution isn’t supported by the record.

The North Fair Oaks neighborhood in unincorporated San Mateo County, where the sheriff serves as the local police department, was previously littered with massage parlors that, according to online rating sites, were actually houses of prostitution.

In 2015, the sheriff’s office — headed by Munks with Bolanos as undersheriff — worked with code enforcers and the county counsel to shut down nine parlors. It was a considerable achievement that hasn’t been brought up in this campaign by either side.

While Bolanos doesn’t deserve a free pass for his involvement in the Vegas incident, nobody has been able to make the case that his department is enforcing the law any differently because of it.

Generally, we’ve liked what we’ve seen during Bolanos’ time as sheriff. The department has been more transparent, there have been very few instances of unprofessional conduct by deputies, and Bolanos has demonstrated that he’s fiscally conservative when spending the public’s money.

He’s reached out to the Latin community, which can be a difficult area for law enforcement agencies given the apprehension over immigration policy. His cooperation with ICE is dictated by state law, and Bolanos has been following that law. He has said repeatedly that his officers will not be asking about the immigration status of those they contact, and he doesn’t feel county deputies should enforce federal immigration law.

Experience matters

We question whether his opponent, Melville, would be capable of running a large sheriff’s department with 800 employees. It was disappointing that none of the county’s police chiefs or sheriff’s captains entered this race. Anybody who succeeds in one of those jobs would automatically be considered a strong candidate for sheriff.

Melville, currently a patrol deputy, does have executive experience, though not on the scale of running a major sheriff’s office like the one in San Mateo County. He was a city councilman in the small Central Valley town of Gustine (population 5,520) from 2002 to 2006. The Merced Sun-Star said he was fined $400 by the state Fair Political Practices Commission for not reporting on his financial disclosure forms that he owned a consulting business that worked on city projects.

He was city manager and public safety director in Livingston (population 13,058) from 1999 to 2002 and held a similar position in Gustine from 1988 to 1999, working as its city manager and police chief.

No perfect choice

We give Melville credit for jumping into the race and offering voters a choice. While neither is the perfect candidate, Bolanos wins our recommenddation because he has the strongest record and the most experience.
— Editor Dave Price

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