Mark Church has certified the June 5, 2018 Election results for San Mateo County.
The Sheriff Office race was an exciting one with three candidates. Mark Melville and Heinz Puschendorf both San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies and Carlos Bolanos the illegally appointed Sheriff who started his campaign over three years ago to make sure no deputy would run against him. That didn’t happen. Mark Melville told several editors including Jon Mays of the San Mateo Daily Journal in May that he watched a 3 minute video of Concerned Citizen Mark De Paula’s presentation to the Board of Supervisors on March 13, 2018. He described it as brilliant and clearly stated based on that presentation it proved that Greg Munks and Carlos Bolanos were liars. Heinz Puschendorf was a last minute write in candidate told several reporters including Dave Boyce that in 2007 when he was the President of the Deputy Sheriff Association DSA he was ordered by UnderSheriff Carlos Bolanos not to talk about or mention the FBI Human Trafficking Sting Operation Dollhouse where he was caught and detained as a customer on April 21, 2007.
Melville and Heinz were very brave to offer their services to the residents of San Mateo County. Look no further than the last write in candidate former deputy Juan P. Lopez.
Imagine what the outcome of this election would have been had Jon Mays printed the brave statement Mark Melville made in May. He and Jerry Lee didn’t think it was newsworthy, 83,500 readers didn’t know about a candidate deputy calling his boss a liar.
That is a big deal. Another big deal is that 100 voters spelled Heinz Puschendorf correctly.
To the 52,996 voters for Mark Melville, I recommend you send him your e-mail addresses so that he can keep you informed if anything bad should happen to him. Same for Mr. Puschendorf. Note Mark Melville has not conceded yet, with close to 30,000 votes in Carlos Bolanos favor 81,032.
In another race between Nancy Magee and Gary Waddell for Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Waddell conceded right away with less than 1% difference.
Magee 65,683 Waddell 64,485
For the record I believe SMC Sheriff Deputies Heinz Puschendorf and Mark Melville.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Write in CANDIDATE for SAN MATEO COUNTY SHERIFF 2018
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:
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
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:
Native American (Still Discovering History)
FLUENT and COURT Certified in Spanish
Working knowledge in several other Languages
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
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.
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,
San Mateo County has an election for Sheriff this May 8-June 5, 2018. The first time in 25 years the residents get to pick their Sheriff.
A Quality to look for in a Sheriff in Honesty.
Reporter Robert Lyles of CBS5 in 2007 said Carlos Bolanos told CBS Las Vegas
“There is nothing Illegal about being at a massage parlor.”
That is a true statement, however the dishonest and misleading part is Carlos Bolanos was not at a massage parlor. He was here.
This is an Illegal brothel that had Human Trafficked Sex Slaves including a minor.
It is Illegal to be here Carlos Bolanos and you know it.
The upper right photo is a trailer for more customers, bars on windows of the private residence.
For the last 11 years the majority of political leaders of San Mateo County have not only refused to do their job which was to Fire Carlos Bolanos on the spot, they currently endorse this behavior and him personally.