Update: 2:00PM Motion to Continue granted Next Court Date Feb 3, 2021 1:30 PM and Feb 16, 2021 9 AM
Today at 1:30 PM Hon. Judge Susan Greenberg Courtroom 2A
The best thing the Attorney General’s Office can do for Public Trust is to take this case all the way to trial. No Plea Deal also it would be nice if they made a Public Comment on the Case Period.
Remember this was a Embezzlement and Laundering Investigation being conducted by both San Mateo County Sheriff Office which you have to ask Why? would the Sheriff Office be involved in investigating one of there own and the California Attorney General’s Office who is prosecuting this case.
If you would like to listen to the Court Appearance below is the Phone number and code.
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.
We know what happened to Sergeant Michael E. Otte, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos gave him a Retirement Party.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.
If any of you have ever reported a Criminal Complaint to the Attorney General’s Office for a person other than yourself, I salute you. I have in the Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case involving Hacking of the California DMV Computer System. I can assure it is NOT EASY to do. As you can see by the title former Sheriff Deputy Lopez’s criminal case is still ongoing and next week will be the 6 year mark.
San Mateo County residents should AUDIT the Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez 6 yr criminal case and Zain Jaffer less than 9 MONTH case.
Just because somebody says something is true doesn’t mean that it is.
From: Michael Stogner <email@example.com> To: VictimServices <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:29 AM Subject: Re: Victims’ Services Unit Online Feedback
Thank You for your quick response, let me see if I can make this more clear. The State of California data base for DMV was hacked by someone and I believe that someone is from San Mateo County Law Enforcement. DMV doesn’t even know about this. I think DMV should be notified and if you won’t do it I will. The same thing happened with the Federal data base. Thank You Michael G. Stogner
From: VictimServices <email@example.com> To: Michael Stogner <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 8:52 AM Subject: RE: Victims’ Services Unit Online Feedback
Dear Mr. Stogner,
Thank you for your correspondence to the Office of the Attorney General regarding a complaint against a local law enforcement agency or employee. We appreciate your bringing this matter to our attention. If you would like to file a complaint against a law enforcement agency or officer, it is the Department of Justice general policy that local governments will be primarily responsible for citizen complaints against law enforcement agencies or employees of law enforcement agencies, and that appropriate local resources (e.g. sheriff or police department, district attorney, citizens review commission, and/or grand jury in the area of jurisdiction) be utilized for resolution of such complaints prior to a request for intervention by the Attorney General. The Attorney General will review citizen complaints against a law enforcement agency or its employees for possible investigation when substantive allegations of unlawful conduct are made and all appropriate local resources for redress have been exhausted. You should first direct your complaint to the local law enforcement agency. Every law enforcement agency in California is required to establish a procedure to investigate citizens’ complaints (Penal Code Section 832.5). A written description of the procedure is available from all law enforcement agencies. If a resolution of your complaint is not obtained through this procedure, you should write to the county district attorney and county grand jury in the county where the law enforcement agency is located. Most complaints against local law enforcement can be resolved by contacting the aforementioned agencies. If these agencies do not act on your complaint within a reasonable period of time, you may write to the Attorney General’s Office. Your correspondence should include specific information about misconduct that violates state law, the details of your efforts to resolve the complaint with the local authorities, copies of your complaint(s) to the local authorities and copies of their response(s). Correspondence that does not contain this information cannot be acted upon. Thank you again for contacting our office. We hope this information will be helpful to you. Sincerely,Victims’ Services Unit(ra)
From: Michael Stogner [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 2:26 PM To: VictimServices Subject: Victims’ Services Unit Online Feedback
May 5, 2015 Social Networks Victims’ Services Unit Online Feedback Submitted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – 2:26pm Submitted by anonymous user: [22.214.171.124] Submitted values are: Your Information First Name Michael Middle initial G Last Name Stogner Address Line 645 Prospect St. 201 Address Line 2 City San Carlos State California Zip Code 94070 Zip Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org Confirm Email Address email@example.com Area Code 650 Phone Number Your Comments message Please Investigate San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez’s California Drivers License number and address by placed on an existing ticket, failure to appear, and suspended license in the DMV data base. August 4, 2014 DA Inspector Jordan Boyd demanded Deputy Juan Lopez surrender his DL, stating it was suspended, Deputy Lopez complied and was without a license until September 29, 2014. He hired an attorney who went to LA for a court appearance for him the Judge demanded that Deputy Lopez so up in person, he did and proved it was not his ticket. Also investigate who accessed the United States Post Office data base to communicate a false statement regarding a condo Deputy Lopez owns in Redwood City, Ca. Residential to Commerical to Credit Unions which effect borrowing ability. I believe this was done by someone in San Mateo County. Deputy Lopez is currently charged with 12 felony charges.
They would have already sent their individual e-mails to Supervising Deputy Attorney General Joyce Blair supporting the September 15, 2020 Unanimous vote by the City of Half Moon Bay Council to refer the May 5, 2020 Homicide of Sandra Lee Harmon by Sheriff Deputies, requesting an Independent Criminal Investigation of the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorneys Investigation.
The Public is also welcome to e-mail Joyce.Blair@doj.ca.gov
HMBCC Special Meeting September 15, 2020, The Eblovi Investigation Presentation at the 27:30 mark in video clearly identifies 3 Spent Shell Casings and 2 Bullet Holes that were omitted from SMC Sheriff, District Attorney Official Reports. The 3 Spent Shell Casings were then moved (Tampering with Evidence) to a location that supported the story provided to the Public by the Sheriff, District Attorney, and supported by County Counsel. There was a Shootout Ms. Harmon fired first both Deputies were fearful for their lives they knew she was going to kill them etc.
San Mateo County Residents should compare the James MaGee case with the Pacifica killing of Errol Chang by the Swat Team who got tired of waiting after a couple of hours. Errol was going nowhere he was located in a tiny home, he was a threat to nobody. Errol Chang R.I.P. was not a former Redwood City Police Officer, that is one big difference.
One thing everyone can do at this moment is contact the Attorney General’s Office and express your support for an Independent Criminal Investigation of the Death of Sandra L. Harmon, the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office for Criminal Conduct. Tampering with Evidence and request the AXON LOG RECORDS of the Entire Event. There were 14 Spent Shell Casings recovered NOT 11 that Steve Wagstaffe repeatedly discussed with the Public during the September 15, 2020 Zoom meeting above.
All San Mateo County Elected Official should have already sent their e-mails. E-mail Supervising Deputy Attorney General Joyce Blair (Joyce.Blair@doj.ca.gov)
If they haven’t the residents should ask them, WHY?
That in it’s self is Historical for any City in San Mateo County, to Question Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, and District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe’s Version of events in the Shooting Death a Homicide of Sandra L. Harmon on May 5, 2020 at 845 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California.
September 28, 2020 Letter to The Honorable Xavier Becerra and Supervising Deputy Attorney General Joyce Blair.
I’m just going to talk about Bullet Point 1 and 4
#1 The first deputy turned off his body camera in violation of San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office policy.
The City was asked to Identify the Deputy so the public would know who the City was talking about. They chose not to.
Just because somebody says something is true, doesn’t mean that it is.
Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe have told the world that Sheriff Deputy Dominguez turned off his Body Worn Camera BWC. To this day that is all that it is. The WORD of the Sheriff and District Attorney. There is NO EVIDENCE provided (AXON LOG RECORDS) to prove that statement to be TRUE. As a matter of Fact, the San Mateo County Counsel has done everything possible to make sure the AXON LOG RECORDS do not get released to the PUBLIC. Just ask John Ullom.
#4 Although the Deputies have said that they fired at Ms. Harmon form some distance away from her, certain pistol shell casing were found very near Ms. Harmon’s body. In addition there were inconsistencies in the location of casings recovered at the scene.
You wouldn’t know from reading Bullet point #4 that the subject was Tampering with Evidence at a Crime Scene. Specifically the moving of and placing 3 Pistol Shell Casings from one location to another.
This Tampering with Evidence at a Crime scene is kind of a Big Deal.
The 3 Pistol Shell Casings caused 2 Bullet Holes that was never mentioned in the Official reports. This alone changes the ENTIRE OFFICIAL REPORT.
I’m sure you don’t remember me, but I was the San Mateo County Resident/Citizen that reported the Criminal Conduct by Law Enforcement in the Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case back in 2015. Specifically the Hacking of two Computer Systems one the State of California and the other the Federal USPS. You recommended I file it with San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe which I did. He of course couldn’t investigate it because of Conflict of Interest and sent it back to you. You did not investigate it.
I reported it to the Board of Supervisors at the Public meeting. They thanked me for my comment.
As you might be aware I have communicated with a few of your DOJ Investigators in the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activity League Embezzlement and Laundering Investigation involving former Sheriff Employee Barbara Bonilla who was the Executive Director of SAL. According to HMB Chief Saul Lopez that is still a Ongoing Investigation.
I will be forwarding you my personal request as a citizen to please conduct an Independent Criminal Investigation in the Sandra L. Harmon, Chinedu Okobi (San Mateo County’s George Floyd case) and Yanira Serrano Garcia cases. They are all Homicides by Law Enforcement of SMC Sheriff Office.
The similarities are Tampering with Evidence, False and Misleading Press Releases, Edited Videos with false and misleading Captions, Filing false Police Reports etc.