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Parolee detained by family, faces rape charges

Jul 30th, 2014 | By
All in the  Family Velasquez did what decent people do when one of their own commits a heinous crime: They gave him up.
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Kudos: Hanford’s Velasquez Family no enablers Parole violation turns into sexual assault arrest Shannon Williams | Hanford Sentinel HANFORD — Police say a man who was arrested for a parole violation Monday was discovered to be a possible suspect of a rape committed in Tulare…25-year-old Joseph Velasquez was taken into custody for violating his parole and later turned over to the Tulare Police Department for an investigation into a sexual assault. Police first contacted Velasquez around 8 p.m., after officers were called to the Hanford Burger King for a report of an intoxicated man. When officers arrived

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Parolee arrested in murderous attack in Vallejo

Jul 27th, 2014 | By
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A former guest of the state is now under arrest on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in an incident that left a woman dead and her five-year old child injured. Daryl Wakefield, 43, was arrested just before 0900 yesterday on suspicion of the attack which took place about seven hours earlier.  The 40-year old

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LA TIMES sues CDCr over records access

Jul 26th, 2014 | By
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According to the Courthouse News Service in a piece from Thursday linked here the LA TIMES has filed a suit against CDCr to obtain records relating to the parole supervision of the two parolees who are suspected of the murders of several women in SoCal while on active parole supervision with GPS monitoring. The two

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Murdering Mountie up for parole consideration (again)

Jul 4th, 2014 | By
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A former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police previously sentenced to life without parole for at least 23 years for murder is, in fact, now up for parole consideration again after breaking parole. Patrick Kelly, now 64, murdered his wife Jeanette 33 years ago by throwing her off a 17th floor balcony.  He was

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2 convicted in collateral damage murder of 3-year old

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By
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Edward Curtis Denard, 29, and Willie Torrance, 25, were convicted  today in the murder of Carlos Nava in August of 2011 in Oakland.  Torrance was driving and Denard was the shooter.  They did manage to wound two rival gang members in the process of murdering the child.  Torrence was on parole at the time, Denard

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Internal reports praises monitoring of murderous sex offenders

Jun 20th, 2014 | By
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An internal report into the tracking of two high-risk sex offender parolees suspected in the rapes and murders of four women while on electronic monitoring praised the federal officers involved and put the blame of them being unaware of their activities on the “complex nature of human behavior.” The two suspects, Franc Cano and Steven

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Another ‘Successful’ Parolee

Jun 16th, 2014 | By
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64-year-old entrepreneurial parolee, who resided in a senior citizen village, went into the business of manufacturing and selling meth Robert Short, 64, was stopped Saturday evening by Fresno cops for a traffic violation. A records check revealed that Short was on parole for selling meth. Since state law allowed them to make a warrantless search

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Parolee sought in carjack and assault (Updated)

Jun 12th, 2014 | By
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A former guest of the state is being sought for assaulting and carjacking an 89-year old woman in El Cerito. Terrance James Hardy, 28, is named in an arrest warrant issued in this case.  The victim had driven to a CVS pharmacy and, when she returned to her Camry just before 2:00 pm she was

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More info on parolees gone wild

May 24th, 2014 | By
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There is an excellent article linked here from Paige St. John at the LA TIMES yesterday about Steven Gordon and Franc Cano, two parolees suspected of multiple murders in the Orange County area. It seems the two men fled California together for Alabama in 2010.  They had a history of association together, even while on

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BB-gun wielding parolee in deep doo-doo

May 23rd, 2014 | By
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A woman is in the hospital and may lose the sight in one eye due to an encounter with a parolee armed with a BB-gun. Cory Allen Flenory, 28, is facing multiple charges including ADW, mayhem and felony vandalism in the incident, which started in a WalMart parking lot and ended up on a public

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Cops search for parolee with “assault rifle”

May 21st, 2014 | By
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The local constabulary in the teeming metropolis of Rialto are searching for Darnell White, a parolee.  He left his vehicle after a traffic stop with an “assault rifle” in his hands, prompting the cops to open fire on him.  He is believed to be wounded, but managed to successfully flee the scene, sans rifle. White

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Another revolving door parolee arrested for murder

May 21st, 2014 | By
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A 23-year old parolee is back in custody on suspicion of stabbing two women in their home in Temecula on May 15.  One of the women died. Jonathan Kim was on parole for assault and had been classified as at a high risk for violence.  Kim was arrested on March 5 for violation of his

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Parole failures may lead to investigation

May 14th, 2014 | By
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The grand and glorious parole division of CDCr has launched an investigation into itself to determine how two GPS sex offenders managed to murder at least four women while being monitored. If you add in the fact that a state senator said a month ago that he would call for an independent investigation but has

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Parolee pleads nolo to sexual assault

May 3rd, 2014 | By
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A former guest of the state who was at the time on parole has pleaded no contest to sexual battery and indecent exposure in the case. Kerry Trotter, who is now 21, followed the developmentally disabled woman onto a transit bus at about 5 pm on November 7 of 2012 and immediately began to assault

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Interstate parolee raises Cain in Utah

Apr 28th, 2014 | By
Parolee James Robert Olson was being supervised by Utah parole on behalf of Oregon under the auspices of the Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees and Probationers
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Officer injured when gun discharges inside Vernal hospital during struggle with parolee By Geoff Liesik | Deseret News VERNAL — A Naples police officer suffered shrapnel injuries Saturday when a parolee from Oregon attempted to disarm him inside the emergency room at Ashley Regional Medical Center… James Robert Olson, 30, was at the hospital for a medical evaluation prior to being booked into jail following a bizarre series of events earlier in the day… When the officer removed Olson’s handcuffs about 9 p.m. to let him use the bathroom, Olson went for the officer’s gun…the

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Bad ’til the last drop…interrupted

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By
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Costa Mesa cop snags fleeing con before potentially deadly jump Francisco Novela is a 37-year-old Orange County parolee. He has a propensity to drive drunk and, according to LA’s Channel 2 (CBSLA.COM),  last Friday he was doing precisely that when an errant palm tree caused an impromptu stop.  His 1972 Ford Ranger was disabled–The palm and Novela remained standing. The collision happened within earshot of Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where police officers Jonathan Tripp and Scott Drible were on patrol.  Given that, Novella thoughtfully compared and contrasted his parole status and prior DUI’s  with the instant

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Parolees wore GPS devices during murder spree

Apr 15th, 2014 | By
Steven Dean Gordon and Frank Cano left a trail of electronic breadcrumbs tying them to at least 4 rape-murders.  They may face a non-existent death penalty.
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CDCR, federal parolees team up in serial rape-murders KPCC reports a pair of parolees–one under CDCR’s jurisdiction, the other a federal parolee–have been arraigned for the rape and murder of 4 women in Orange County; Both parolees were wearing GPS ankle bracelets during the commission of the killings. One police chief, Anaheim PD’s Raul Quezada, stated there may be more victims but would not elaborate. Investigators with the Anaheim and Santa Ana police departments made the connection to registered sex-offenders Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, by cross checking the crime scene(s) with GPS monitoring

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Royal procession over jail chow for naught

Apr 1st, 2014 | By
Parole Absconder Mark Royal prefers the food at Placer County Jail over Sacramento.  Despite the snub, Sacramento's hospitality prevailed.
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Sacramento absconder’s car chase to Auburn: “The food’s better here” Mark Royal was a Parolee At Large  (PAL) from Sacramento.  It is unknown at this writing if he is a state parolee or of the post-realignment county variety.  Based upon KCRA’s report, Paco surmises he is the latter. In either case, it is an unusual, ironic and gotcha amusing saga. It seems last Tuesday at 2330 hours, Sacramento PD officers recognized a driver as a PAL, namely, Mark Royal. Officers attempted to stop Royal that he may be returned to custody. Royal, 51, has been

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3N=R: AB109 parolee abducts, rapes girl, 11

Feb 21st, 2014 | By
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Accused child rapist a ’3N’ despite stalking conviction Parolee Accused of Sexually Assaulting 11-year-old Valley News RIVERSIDE – A parolee accused of abducting and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old runaway girl in Riverside was being held without bail today. Eric Dean Boettcher, 34, of Jurupa Valley is being held at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault of a child, sodomy of a minor, lewd acts on a child, along with numerous related allegations. According to Riverside police, an 11-year-old girl ran away from home last Thursday. Minutes later, as she

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Stockton parolee sees his last charge

Feb 10th, 2014 | By
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Stockton racked up homicide #5 yesterday morning on Airport Way near 6th St., an area not unused to violence. The cops spotted a vehicle reported near the scene of the beating of a woman the previous night and pulled it over.  The occupant of the car, Donald Haynes, 45, jumped out and charged the cops

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Five attacks in five hours for parolee

Jan 19th, 2014 | By
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A former guest of the state is under arrest in Orange County on suspicion of attacking five women over a five hour period on Thursday. Ulises Delatorre, 32, is on parole from an attempted murder beef.  He also has a lengthy history of gang involved violence.  He is believed to have attacked five women in

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Parolee charged with murder

Jan 16th, 2014 | By
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A former guest of the state has been charged with special circumstances murder, which could conceivably bring a death sentence, which of course actually means a comfortable life sentence in a one-man cell with Cadillac health care. Matthew Howard, 34, is accused of fatally stabbing Zhao Lin, 52, of Oakland during a robbery attempt near

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Yet another gold star parolee

Jan 1st, 2014 | By
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Jacques Samuel, 29, of San Francisco, is a former guest of the state who was on parole Monday night when the cops tried to stop the  car he was driving.  Since (among other things) he didn’t have a driver’s license he instead of stopping took off like a bat out of hell, endangering a lot

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Gold star parolee surrenders to SWAT

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By
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A former guest of the state wanted for parole violation among other things surrendered to a SWAT team a few days back in El Monte after barricading himself in a private residence. Frankie Garcia, 23, was being sought for assorted nastiness when the U S Marshalls went for him.  He barricaded himself in a house

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Parolee held on SF murder beef

Dec 16th, 2013 | By
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A former guest of the state is in custody in the People’s Republic of San Francisco on a homicide beef from Thursday. The dead guy is John Porter, 56, a transient.  The suspected murderer is William Randelston, 58, who is now in custody on a parole hold (I thought we didn’t do that any more)

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Accused child killer due in court

Dec 13th, 2013 | By
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The gang member accused of gunning down a six-year old girl is due in court today on that case. Keandre Narkie Johnson, 21, is being charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and participation in a criminal street gang as well as some special circumstances allegations.  He says he didn’t do it. The

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Green-eyed parolee suspected murderer

Dec 13th, 2013 | By
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On July 13 of this year a road rage murder occurred in Arleta.  The shooter is now believed to be a CDCr parolee named Luis Alberto Gutierrez, Jr., 24, who is known as Green-eyes within his gang. The victim, Richard Ruiz, 22, was apparently minding his own business, driving with some friends to play some

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Generic parolee wanted on evading, gun charges

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By
If you see a "man in his 30's" driving some type of motor vehicle, call the  CHP--He matches the description of a parolee wanted for armed kidnapping.
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Some parolee does something, wanted by some cops As a rule, in order to avoid copyright suits, Paco does not reprint entire copyrighted articles. Instead, I follow a general guideline allowing me to excerpt no more than 3 abridged paragraphs. Granted, I often stretch the envelope and reprint a bigger chunk. To date, the extra traffic generated by the numerous backlinks seems to negate any concerns of editors relating to potential copyright infringement–Paco scratches their backs, as it were. In any event, today Paco reprints the following Santa Cruz Sentinel article in full because, copyrights

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Shiny stuff: Parolee popped pinching detective’s hubcap

Nov 29th, 2013 | By
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Gold Star: Michigan parolee braves cold to steal cold steel REGION: Police: Parolee caught stealing hub cap from detective’s car By MICHAEL P. McCONNELL A parolee may be going back to prison after police say he was caught stealing a hub cap off a Royal Oak detective’s vehicle in Madison Heights. “The detective caught him

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Parolee had the chops, but not a Rocque star

Nov 27th, 2013 | By
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Rocque Valencia Jr., 23, a former guest of the state, is now in custody in beautiful Fresno County for repeatedly attacking a woman over a period of several days, including whacking on her a bit with a machete in the Kingsburg area. Valencia was previously a mere convicted burglar, so I find it kind of

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Bum smoke and bad karma

Nov 24th, 2013 | By
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Stephen Sierra, 36, is a registered sex offender and was a wanted parolee in Utah until Thursday, when he was apprehended.  He tried to bum a smoke from someone who noticed he had a gunshot wound and called the cops.  Sierra was uncooperative with the investigation into his shooting, other than to say he deserved

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CA PAL caps at cops

Nov 13th, 2013 | By
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A former guest of the state is now back in custody after having made an attempt to murder a police officer. Omar Ruiz, 26, has been a parolee at large for several months and is suspected of involvement in a homicide.  Ventura County investigators got a tip that he might be holed up at a

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