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

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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 ???
a resident of another community
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
a resident of another community
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”

***

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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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.
San Mateo County News.com Endorsement for Sheriff 2018
Yahoo/Sent
  • Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com>
    To:Carlos Bolanos
    Cc:Warren Slocum,Carole Groom,Dave Pine,David Canepa,John Maltbieand 4 more…
    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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Palo Alto Daily Post Endorses Carlos Bolanos for Sheriff 2018. Why?

By Michael G. Stogner

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.

PADP Endorsement

 

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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San Mateo County Sheriff Election 2018

By Michael G. Stogner

 

 

Link to the Palo Alto Daily Post I was talking about:

http://padailypost.com/2018/05/03/sheriff-talks-about-vegas-incident/

 

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Coastside Progressive Democrats Endorse Mark Melville for Sheriff 2018.

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

This is another Great and Brave endorsement for Mark Melville. Think about it, the coast side residents are policed/patrolled by the Sheriff’s Office. The same Sheriff’s Office that murdered Yanira Serrano Garcia several years ago. The same Sheriff’s Office that mishandled an identity theft case involving John Ullom. The same Sheriff’s Office that opened a criminal investigation involving Sabrina Brennan when they knew the allegations were false. Even knowing that Carlos Bolanos approved the case be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office with the recommendation to prosecute. This is the same Sheriff Office Gang Task Force that assaulted and threatened a San Mateo County Probation Officer in Half Moon Bay. That unit lead by Sgt. Jason Peardon doesn’t file Incident Reports when the assault and threaten residents.

The Coast is taking a stand It’s time for Honesty. It’s important the Sheriff is honest.

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Heinz Puschendorf for San Mateo County Sheriff 2018, Write In Candidate

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy and former President of the Deputy Sheriff Association DSA  has taken papers out to be a Write in Candidate for Sheriff 2018. He attended the Candidates forum put on by the League of Women Voters that was for the public to be able to ask questions of appointed Sheriff Carlos Bolanos and candidate Sheriff Deputy Mark Melville. Based on what he saw that night he decided to offer his services to the residents/voters of San Mateo County.

Qualifications: On April 21, 2007 Heinz Puschendorf was the President of the DSA and he was working here in San Mateo County that day and night. He was the Go To Guy when all Hell broke loose at a single family residence 3474 Eldon Street, Las Vegas, Nevada that night. FBI’s Operation Dollhouse, San Mateo County’s number 1 & 2 Sheriff and Undersheriff were caught and detained as Customers of Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including a Child.

There was nothing massage parlor or prostitution about it. A house full of victims.

Heinz Puschendorf

Write in CANDIDATE for SAN MATEO COUNTY SHERIFF 2018

 Work Experience:

  • 21 years San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff
    • 7 years Daly City Police Officer
  • PAST San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff’s Association President, with extensive knowledge in Contract/Benefit Negotiations and various committees (1991-2009)
  • Investigations and Supervisory Assignments:
    • Gangs
    • Narcotics
    • Jail Training Officer
    • Field Training Officer
    • Multiple Local, State, National and International Organizations
  • Managed/coordinated/Negotiated/Participated in budget related issues for Training in the Sheriff’s Office Alternative Sentencing Bureau
    • Modernizing the Unit and entire process to be fiscally successful

SUCCESSFUL MAJOR Cases:

  • Complete Investigation Capture of (SMCo Sheriff’s Employee enabled) Escaped Female Inmate
  • Coordinated a Multi-Agency Effort to Capture a Burglary Ring – responsible for over 400 cases throughout the County (and surrounding Jurisdictions/Counties)
  • Crisis Intervention Team plus Peer Support Member and Trainer
  • Managed, Directed, Volunteered on/for various Non-Profit, Community, Youth or Sport Entities, Events and/or Organizations
  • POINT of CONTACT regarding Information, Details and Knowledge regarding April 2007 – Las Vegas “DOLL HOUSE” SCANDAL, FALLOUT and ALL POLITICOs & COUNTY COVER-UP/LACK of ACTION which Followed
  • WHISTLEBLOWER against 3 Past Sheriff’s:
    • Discriminated of Promotional Opportunity 10 TIMES
    • Harassed by Supervisors at the direct command/direction of Incumbent Sheriff(s)
    • DEFRAUDED on Workers Comp
    • Defrauded via RETIREMENT and other eligible BENEFITS
  • I worked as an intern for NASA-AMES Research Center at Moffett Field, where I was NOT A ROCKET SCIENTIST, but I was a three year (1987-89) Paid-Intern- Purchasing Agent and Assistant Technician (for the LIFE SCIENCES Division), directly responsible for oversight and supporting the 1988 DISCOVERY Space Shuttle Mission (after the 1986 CHALLENGER Shuttle Disaster) where I learned to:
    • work on Multimillion Dollar ($9,092,000.00) Budgets
    • Secure/negotiate various type of Governmental contracts
    • Learning measures to maintain Transparency (via self-audit, yearly Oversight and Departmental audits)

Ethically acquire and/or maintain according to (Federal, Regional and Agency) Policies and/or Procedures (P&P), Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs) and Laws.

Why I am Running:

I am RUNNING as a CONSTITUTIONALIST, because I believe in the Laws, Rules and Regulations we ALREADY have in place. These are Living – Breathing Documents, which may need to be modernized, BUT Their Main CORE PRINCIPALS are still VITALLY IMPORTANT to ADHERE to.

28 years ago, I took an OATH of LOYALTY and SERVICE to PROTECT the County of San Mateo (SMCo) State of California (CA) and the USA from: ALL THREATS -DOMESTIC or FOREIGN, which is a serious piece of the Strength of my Character, being a first generation born mixed raced/blooded AMERICAN:

  • Hispanic (Spanish-Mexican-Nicaraguan)
  • Native American (Still Discovering History)
  • Western European/Mediterranean
  • FLUENT and COURT Certified in Spanish
  • Working knowledge in several other Languages

 MY COMMITMENT:

I would be HONORED for you to VOTE and ELECT me your Sheriff of San Mateo County in 2018.

BUT, ONCE You #VOTEHEINZ57 and #VOTENONINCUMBENT, I GUARANTEE to ALL Constituents, Visitors, Residents and Employees of SMCo that I WILL:

  • I will DEFER up to 70% of my SALARY to jumpstart My COMMITMENT to REDUCE waste in spending and to infuse/invigorate/repair the past 3 Sheriff’s decisions (No REAL Sheriff’s Election since 1992) such as:
    • Incumbent Sheriff’s Direct Orders for All Patrol Deputies to NOT Pursue ANY IN-Progress BURGLARY/Suspects (although we already have a backlog of 10’s of Thousands of cases), Placing all Property and their Owners at a HIGHER risk of being victimized
    • Reinstitute Youth/Juvenile IMPACT – Resource and Mentoring Programs
    • REALIGN TOP HEAVY MANAGEMENT as to be able to again fund the Sexual Habitual Offenders Program (SHOP) funding (which was ELIMINATED after LAS VEGAS SCANDAL)
  • REFORM: The Organization of past 3 INCUMBENT SHERIFF’s Mismanagement of OVERTIME staffing and the BUDGET misappropriation
  • INTRODUCE: better and more Training Opportunities/Resources

EDUCATION:

  • Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, Ca (Diploma-1984)
  • College of San Mateo, Ca (Associates of Arts degree- 1987)
  • Union Institute and University – Redwood City/Sacramento, Ca (Bachelors of Science Degree- Criminal Justice Management – 2011)

I was active in many Student, Community Groups, Associations and played various sports.

BIO:

Single Father of one (7-year-old), born in San Francisco and Raised in and around the San Francisco-Oakland-Peninsula-Bay Area (California). I have traveled abroad with many International and National Associations, Memberships and Organizations, to over 30 Countries, so as to Better understand ALL of the VARIOUS Issues which have and/or will eventually come to our SHORES and into our County.

PLEASE DO NOT LET THE POWERS that be, keep you ALL being OSTRICHES, Your heads Buried in the sand.

VOTE, Make the change and ALLOW Me to FIX the Dysfunctional and broken system, while maintaining your assistance and Guidance to keep things on track.

Your Respectful Civil Servant and 2018 Elected Sheriff,

Heinz L. Puschendorf

Heinzp_57@yahoo.com

(510) 427-8693

http://www.MY57IMPACT.ORG

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How is San Mateo County DDA Melissa Renee Anne McKowan still employed by the District Attorney’s Office?

By Michael G. Stogner & Sarah Navratil

Steve Wagstaffe and Karen Guidotti protected Melissa McKowan, They should have fired her, criminally charged her and made sure she never practiced law again.

Sad, San Mateo County Supervisors have failed to address Prosecutorial Misconduct for 17 years. This could have easily been avoided.

She not only lied to a victim’s mother, she lied and supplied a false document to SMCDA Chief Deputy M. Guidotti who was investigating the allegations of her lying. Both are criminal acts. The false document was a copy of letter from Special Deputy Trial Counsel, Robert K. Sall dated July 25, 2011 in which she wrote “Not True” in the margins. She knew it was true.

State Bar Court, Hearing Department- San Francisco

NOTICE OF DISCIPLINARY CHARGES

In the matter of: Melissa, Renee Anne McKowan No. 203031

April 17, 2017 11:00 AM 6th Floor, Courtroom 2  Hon. Judge Lucy Armendariz.

State Bar docs.

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