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HMB Resident Rachel A. Quintana did the right thing. SMCSO Employees Didn’t.

By Michael G. Stogner

In late 2015 Rachel Amanda Quintana did what most of us hope we would have the courage to do. She went to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Sub Station in Half Moon Bay to file an official complaint about Sheriff Deputies abusive interactions involving her two brothers. She should get the Best Sister Award if there is such an award.

What she got instead was arrested at her home a couple of days later. The ARRESTING party was lead by Sergeant Michael E. Otte, and included Deputy Nicholas P. Kostielney and Deputy Jose M. Velasquez. 66.66% of the arresting party lied and made false statements.

San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Kostielney filed A supplemental report after the arrest in which he stated that “no cellular telephones possessed any video footage of the incident.”

What he was declaring was that Sergeant Micheal E. Otte did NOT Video the Arrest with his personal Cellphone which in fact was a lie and he knew it.

It’s one thing to lie in an Official Police Report It’s a whole different ball game to lie under oath on the Witness Stand in Hon. Judge Lisa Novak’s Courtroom which is exactly what Sergeant Michael E. Otte did on January 5, 2017. Who was aware of the Perjury committed by a San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant in a Superior Court in San Mateo County. The list is long, I won’t bother listing all but at the top was Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, County Counsel Attorney David Silberman, Hon. Judge Lisa Novak, Her Bailiff who should be acknowledged for doing what we all expect of our law enforcement employees.

Hon. Judge Lisa Novak & Sgt. Michael Otte Perjury starts on Page 5

What happened to Deputy Nicholas P. Kostielney?

We know what happened to Sergeant Michael E. Otte, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos gave him a Retirement Party.

Sgt. Michael E. Otte & Sheriff Bolanos

How many more Brave Citizens/Residents of Half Moon Bay came forward to report abusive behavior by the San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies. The City Council should have a data base available to the public to protect the public.

Rachel Amanda Quintana paid the price, years in the criminal justice system, with all charges to be dismissed quietly.

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Barbara Bonilla in Court Today.

By Michael G. Stogner

Barbara Bonilla SAL, Ca.PAL, Nat.PAL Sheriff Bolanos Campaign Manager

Update 11:15AM 12/21/2020 Barbara Bonilla appeared per Zoom, Next Court Date: Jan 20, 2021 1:30 PM SDR and Feb. 4, 2021 Preliminary Hearing.

12/21/2020 9:00 AM Courtroom 4B Arraignment 20SF013661A 

San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Michael Wendler

The main Question is What Happened to the Laundering Investigation?

Here are the current charges:

BONILLA, BARBARA

  DescriptionStatuteLevelDate
001PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony03/01/2017
002PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony09/15/2017
003PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony10/14/2018
004PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony12/18/2018
005PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony02/15/2019
006PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony03/01/2019
007PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony10/21/2019

On February 10, 2020 Barbara Bonilla was escorted from her office of Executive Director of San Mateo County Sheriff Activities League (SAL). The SAL is a division of the Sheriff’s Office. At that time Barbara Bonilla was employed by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Barbra Bonilla is well connected and well known for her Fund Raising abilities. She was also Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos’s Campaign Manager for his 2018 run for Sheriff. April 2017 She donated $1,000 to his campaign. She was on the Boards of National PAL, California PAL, Redwood City Rotary, San Mateo County Parks and Rec Commission.

In May of 2020 she resigned from the Sheriff’s Office. Why? She was not charged with any crime and even if she was it doesn’t mean there is any evidence of a crime. The former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case is a prefect example of that. “Smuggling a Cell Phone and Drugs to a Hells Angel Gang member in SMC Jail.” ZERO evidence to support those charges, they were dismissed.

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe referred the Criminal Investigation to the State of California Attorney General because he was a member of the board of SAL. He wanted to avoid the Appearance of a Conflict of Interest. That is always a Good Idea when Public Trust is an issue.

San Mateo County Sheriff’Office should have done the same. Why would Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and all Sheriff Employees think they should Investigate Barbara Bonilla at all. If Steve Wagstaffe couldn’t Investigate it for an Appearance of a Conflict of Interest certainly the Sheriff’s Office had more of a Conflict of Interest.

The A.G.’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office worked together in the Criminal Investigation of Embezzlement & Laundering. The DOJ had expected to have Barbara Bonilla Arrested as early as April 2, 2020, but that arrest did not occur. Why?

Laundering Money, one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is Prepaid Gift Cash Cards you buy at many Stores. Did this element exist in the SAL Investigation? YES it did.

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos News Release December 4, 2020 Bonilla Arrest

The last sentence in the SMCSO News Release dated December 4, 2010 says: “this investigation is still underway and being handled by an outside agency.” It doesn’t identify that outside agency WHY?

When I asked SMCDA Steve Wagstaffe who’s Criminal Investigation was this he informed me it was the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

December 12, 2020

Good morning Michael,

It was charged by the Attorney General’s Office, so it would be described as a DOJ case.  I believe that is how it would be listed in statewide statistics, since I believe they list the prosecuting agency. But the investigating agency would be the Sheriff’s Office.

Thanks

Steve

At this moment it is still unclear Who the Investigative Agency was and is.

Normally I would attend the Court proceeding, Today I will not, there is a Pandemic. Stay Safe

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Is SMC Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos Honest?

by Michael G. Stogner

This should be the only subject that is Important for the City of Half Moon Bay Public Safety Subcommittee. The Sheriff is the Vendor of Law Enforcement.

Bob Nesbit

Half Moon Bay City Manager Bob Nesbit and Deputy City Manager Matthew Chidester have shown consistently that they have no interest in the truth about Sandra Lee Harmon’s Homicide by San Mateo County Deputies on May 5, 2020 at 845 Main St. Half Moon Bay, California.

Matthew Chidester

They both have been provided a tremendous amount of data by Citizens to know beyond a shadow of doubt that Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos is dishonest and they both continue to mislead the subcommittee and the public.

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos told the public Sandra Lee Harmon was killed in a Shootout with two of his deputies. He said She fired first. His deputies have Body Worn Cameras and that shootout should be simple to verify right? Wrong the Sheriff casually says the one and only BWC that could verify the shootout was turned off at the time of the killing. Sheriff Bolanos knows Ms. Harmon was shot 3 times in the back all 3 shots were fatal, he omits that fact. He knows 3 of the 14 spent shell casings were moved and replaced in a location more consistent with the official narrative. He knows his deputy fire at Ms. Harmon while she was unarmed and her hands were above her head he fails to inform the public of that fact.

David Silberman

The Axon Log Records are the answer. San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman who’s daughter Sara is employed by Sheriff Bolanos has obstructed the release of the Axon Log Records multiple times. Why?

Retired Deputy Mark Melville is running for Sheriff of San Mateo County in 2022.

Candidate for San Mateo County Sheriff 2022 Mark Melville has stated “Absolutely he will release the Axon records as soon as he is Sheriff. He said the same thing about all Booking photos.

Bob Nesbit and Matthew Chidester have known this information for a long time and produced this meeting December 10, 2020. There is No Mention of Chinedu V. Okobi Homicide by San Mateo County Sheriff Employees on October 3, 2018 in Millbrae. Why? Chinedu was San Mateo County’s George Floyd, No 911 call, No crime being committed, Sheriff Bolanos Issued 2 False News Releases that remained on the County’s website for 5 months. That is almost identical to the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide.

NO Mention of the Axon Log Records. Why?

Half Moon Bay Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting

The City of Half Moon Bay should have Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos attend a Zoom meeting and explain his position in Not releasing the Axon Log Records.

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San Carlos New Police Chief SMCSO Captain Kristina Bell. Why?

By Michael G. Stogner

Why would the City Manager Jeff Maltbie and the City Council think this is a good choice to lead the law enforcement of San Carlos by its vendor the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. They all know or should have known about the Special Treatment she received by the Redwood City Police Department when it received a 911 call for Domestic Violence at her Redwood City residence. No Arrest, No gun removed, No Police Report.

Any one of the City Leaders could have simply Googled her name Lt. Kristina Bell D.V. 911 and found out about that.

What is her position on Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos releasing the AXON LOG RECORDS in the Half Moon Bay Homicide by Sheriff Deputies of Sandra Lee Harmon on May 5, 2020. The Sheriff’s Office said there was a Shoot Out and Ms. Harmon fired first, There is no Evidence of that, There is Evidence of three Spent Shell casings being moved at the crime scene.

What was her position on the Sheriff’s Office issuing 2 False News Releases on October 3, 2018 on the Homicide of Chinedu V. Okobi by Sheriff Deputies and one Sheriff Employee.

What is her position on the Sheriff’s Office issuing a News Release December 4, 2020 stating: On Friday, December 4, 2020, Bonilla was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on 7 counts of Grand Theft. Bail was set at $70,000. Checking with the Court Clerk on December 8, 2020 no record of her being arrested or in San Mateo County Jail on December 4, 2020. The DOJ Investigation was for Embezzlement and Laundering how did that turn into Grand theft?

What is her position on the Sheriff’s Office NOT RELEASING the Booking photo of Barbara Bonilla former Sheriff Activities League Executive Director, Former Sheriff Employee, and 2018 Campaign Manager for Sheriff Bolanos.

Why would Jeff Maltbie think this is a good fit for San Carlos?

May 28, 2018 Article D.V Lt Kristina Bell

I think think everyone understands the game of getting ahead in America. Get on the Special Elite TEAM, become one of “Those Who Matter” Special Treatment on a 911 Domestic Violence Call is about is about as Elite as you can get. San Mateo County Domestic Violence Protocol was Violated on that call. Many on the Those Who Matter team knew about it and kept their mouths shut.

Is this who the residents of San Carlos want to be in charge of their Law Enforcement Services?

San Carlos City Press Release

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Another False News Release by SMC Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos.

By Michael G. Stogner

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos

A reasonable person in San Mateo County would know by now not to believe anything Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos or his Public Information Officers publish or provide to the public.

The News Releases dated October 3, 2018 involving the Homicide by Deputies of Chinedu V. Okobi is just one example.

The Recent Homicide by Deputies of Sandra Lee Harmon May 5, 2020 Half Moon Bay is another.

Now we have a News release issued December 4, 2020 by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office about Barbara Bonilla being arrested on December 4, 2020. On Friday, December 4, 2020, Bonilla was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on 7 counts of Grand Theft. Bail was set at $70,000. That is a Baldface Lie. If that was a TRUE statement there would be a Booking Photo dated December 4, 2020. Its that simple.

SMC Sheriff News Release 12/4/2020

You’ll notice there is No Booking Photo provided by the Sheriff’s Office, Why? Did any of the other print media request the Booking Photo of Barbara Bonilla? I have.

From the News Release: “SAL is a non-profit organization affiliated with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.” That is an understatement, Sheriff Activities League (SAL) is a Division of San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

From the News Release: “The investigation determined that approximately $25,000 was missing.

Did the State of California Department of Justice (DOJ) Investigate the Sheriff Activities League Executive Director and others for 10 months for approximately $25,000 of MISSING money. The Investigation was for Embezzlement and Laundering not Missing money. Why did the Investigation take 10 months if it was only $25,000?

I would like to see what the DOJ says the total amount is, not what Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos says.

Why was Barbara Bonilla not arrested on April 2, 2020 as the DOJ expected?

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Barbara Bonilla SAL Embezzlement case. Police Report SEALED, Why?

By Michael G. Stogner

Barbara Bonilla

This case is being Prosecuted by the State of California A.G. Office.

The Public understands that people are just human beings and there a bad apples everywhere. When one is discovered we the people expect those who know to speak up, Notify the Public Immediately. San Mateo County Sheriff Activity League of all the organizations involving Children, Volunteers, Donors and Sheriff Deputies should have been the first group of people to inform the Public about this Embezzlement. All 7 Print Media in SMC should have had front page stories about this on February 10, 2020. None of them did. ClimateRWC should have had the story first Adam Alberti the Editor is on SAL Board, he knew.

People who knew

Case Information

20-SF-013661-A | The People of the State of California vs. BARBARA BONILLA 

 Case Number 
20-SF-013661-A Court 
Criminal File Date 
12/04/2020 Case Type 
Complaint Case Status 
Active 

Party

Defendant
BONILLA, BARBARA DOB 
XX/XX/XXXX  

Charge

Charges 
BONILLA, BARBARA

  DescriptionStatuteLevelDate
 001PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony03/01/2017
 002PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony09/15/2017
 003PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony10/14/2018
 004PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony12/18/2018
 005PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony02/15/2019
 006PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony03/01/2019
 007PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony10/21/2019

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 Setting Date
 12/4/2020

Events and Hearings

  • 12/04/2020 New Filed Case 
  • 12/04/2020 Warrant issued 
  • 12/04/2020 Order to seal police report pursuant to PC 964 / local rule  Comment 
    9.8 filed 
  • 12/04/2020 Declaration in support of Criminal Complaint filed 
  • 12/04/2020 Police Report ordered sealed per PC 964

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Barbara Bonilla x Sheriff Activities League Director Finally Arrested.

By Michael G. Stogner

Barbara Bonilla

Update December 11, 2020: It turns out there is NO EVIDENCE to support Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos News Release of December 4, 2020 “On Friday, December 4, 2020, Bonilla was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on 7 counts of Grand Theft. Bail was set at $70,000.” No booking photo, and no record of her being in Jail or Court until December 9, 2020.

Sheriff Bolanos 12/4/2020 News Release

This case is being Prosecuted by the State of California A.G. Office.

Barbara Bonilla the former Campaign Manager for Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos in 2018, and a former San Mateo County Sheriff Employee until she resigned while being investigated by the State of California Department of Justice since February 10, 2020 when she was escorted from the SAL offices in Redwood City. She was also on the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Commission, as well as on the Boards for State and Federal Police Activity Leagues (PAL) Associations.

She has been charged with 7 felony counts after being Independently Investigated by the A.G.’s Office for Embezzlement and Laundering. San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe had to refer the Investigation to the A.G. because he is also on the Sheriff Activity League Board. Her bail was set at $70,000 she should be out by now.

Here is the Short List of people who knew and said nothing.

HMBR August 14, 2020 State Concluded it’s Investigation.

If that were true what took so long to file charges? Thats over 3 months to file charges.

Why would the Police Report be ordered Sealed?

Case Information

20-SF-013661-A | The People of the State of California vs. BARBARA BONILLA 

 Case Number 
20-SF-013661-A Court 
Criminal File Date 
12/04/2020 Case Type 
Complaint Case Status 
Active 

Party

Defendant
BONILLA, BARBARA DOB 
XX/XX/XXXX  

Charge

Charges 
BONILLA, BARBARA

  DescriptionStatuteLevelDate
 001PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony03/01/2017
 002PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony09/15/2017
 003PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony10/14/2018
 004PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony12/18/2018
 005PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony02/15/2019
 006PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony03/01/2019
 007PC487(a)-FEL-Grand Theft By Embezzlement487(a)Felony10/21/2019

Bond Settings

 Setting Date
 12/4/2020

Events and Hearings

  • 12/04/2020 New Filed Case 
  • 12/04/2020 Warrant issued 
  • 12/04/2020 Order to seal police report pursuant to PC 964 / local rule  Comment 
    9.8 filed 
  • 12/04/2020 Declaration in support of Criminal Complaint filed 
  • 12/04/2020 Police Report ordered sealed per PC 964 

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When Mark Melville becomes SMC Sheriff in 2022.

I asked the only Candidate for San Mateo County Sheriff in the 2022 Election a direct question about the Axon Log Records that Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos is refusing to make public in the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide of May 5, 2020 in Half Moon Bay.

Candidate Mark Melville’s answer:

I can assure you unequivalently, I will release said records…..There is absolutely no reason not to release the records….Transparency…!!!!  

On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 7:47 AM Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com> wrote:
Somebody has asked me, to ask you and I think you have already answered but this is a little different.
When you are elected Sheriff of San Mateo County will you release the Axon Log Records in the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide right away.

Thank You
Michael G. Stogner San Mateo County News.com

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Daly City Police Department, No Body Worn Cameras, Why?

By Michael G. Stogner

The David Khan Misdemeanor Case #20-NMOO6433-A is the Perfect example of why the Daly City Police Department should want to use Body-Worn Cameras. I’m listing Items 7&8 only he is demanding the return of.

 22 Ounces of gold bullion and small pieces of gold.

 Cash approximately $80,000 (Eighty Thousand) or more.

Does the Daly City Police have the above Items? if so when will they be returning them to Mr. Khan?

In 2015-16 the San Mateo County Grand Jury Investigated the Law Enforcement Agencies using Body-Worn Cameras.

2015-16 Grand Jury Report: Body Cameras the Real Truth

Based on it’s investigation, the Grand Jury concludes that the body-worn cameras would be advantageous for all San Mateo County law enforcement agencies as well as the individuals they encounter.

The behavior of both Residents and Police Officers improves when their actions are being recorded on video.

The Body-Worn Videos must be made available to the Public before they are edited/captioned like the Sandra L. Harmon Homicide in Half Moon Bay May 5. 2020. San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos refuses to make the AXON LOG RECORDS available to the Public.

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An open letter to San Mateo County Sheriff Bolanos

By Michael G. Stogner

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos

Every Resident of San Mateo County should be asking the same Question.

This Open Letter was published today in the Half Moon Bay Review.

Nov 25, 2020 

Dear San Mateo County Sheriff Bolanos,

As you are well aware, your deputies wear a Body Worn Camera system whenever they are on patrol. The taxpayers of San Mateo County bought these camera systems for your deputies so that in the case of contentious incidents, like one here in Half Moon Bay on May 5, we would be able to review for ourselves what actually happened; this as opposed to simply being given a narrative from your office with no way to validate its authenticity.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any video for the May 5 shooting of Sandra Harmon from the deputy who initiated the encounter and who fired the bulk (11 out of 14) of shots at Harmon, including the fatal shot to her back. Your office says this is because he turned off his camera before approaching the RV behind Pasta Moon (against procedure) and, oops, we’re sorry about that. You haven’t even bothered to give us a reason his mobile camera and audio was “off” as well.

I’d like to believe you. I’d like to believe the deputy’s version of events. But as someone famous once said: Trust, but verify. As it turns out we actually can verify at least one part of your story — whether the BWC was in fact turned off by the deputy prior to the encounter. The company that makes the cameras and hosts the video files also keeps a log file for every camera, basically forever, allowing a review of the status of any given camera at any given time.

Thus we, the public and your employers, can know if the statement that the cameras were off is in fact true or false, and your office has control of the file that will enlighten us.

Yet you refuse to do so. Not less than four Public Records Act requests, including one from the city of Half Moon Bay itself, have been rebuffed by your attorneys. Most curiously, if the video confirms your version of events, then it would seem to be in your interest to release it to the public at the earliest possible opportunity. Yet you have not done this.

Which makes most people wonder what you are hiding?

I’m not writing to ask you for the log file again. You’ve already refused quite stridently in previous requests. Instead, I’m writing this letter to ask you firmly but respectfully to provide the entire community, here in the Opinion page of the Review, an answer as to why you won’t release the log files.

Please don’t say they are confidential. They are not. On footage from other BWC in use that day you released the actual video. If the video the cameras record isn’t confidential, then how can you possibly argue that a simple file with numbers and times that indicate the status of the cameras at any time is confidential?

Please don’t say you don’t want to set a bad precedent. That would be an insult to the communities you serve.

Please just tell us the truth and tell us why you won’t release the log file to the public.

Thank you in advance for your prompt response to this message.

David Eblovi lives in Half Moon Bay.

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