Modoc County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Modoc County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 102 South Court Street, Alturas, 96101 CA
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Phone: 530-233-4416
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Modoc County Sheriff's Office is located at 102 South Court Street, Alturas, 96101 CA. The Modoc County Sheriff's Office phone number is 530-233-4416.

Modoc County Sheriff's Office News

We hosted a Resources Tour for agencies and organizations today! We toured the Stone and Cove Fires. Our objective was to create a forum where agencies could educate each other & the public on their resource management plans, limitations and goals. We also wanted to create a unified message for the public that we all serve. The day was full of great discussions, questions and learning. We are looking forward to some great partnerships! Thank you to our Board of Supervisors, USFS, NRCS, CDA, Modoc Fire Safe Council, Cal Fire, RMEF, Cattlemens, Farm Bureau, UCCE, County Dept of Ag, Assemblyman Brian Dahle's Office, Sierra Pacific Industries, Ore Cal RC&D, Cal OES & Modoc OES. A huge thank you to Modoc Fire Safe Council for providing lunch!

Week of October 22-28, 2018 Emergency Medical Services: 12 All Fire Calls: 14 Alturas Police Department: 43 Modoc County Sheriff’s Office: 92 Civil Services: 24 (11 effective serves) Follow up Interviews/Queries: 17 Traffic Stops: 21 …..Alcohol or Illegal Substance Incidents October 23, 9:42 PM; Deputies Nessling and Ridgway, as well as Alturas PD, responded to a report of intoxicated persons at the Niles Hotel October 26, 10:33 PM; SO staff investigated a suspicious person loitering near the jail …..Animal Control October 22, 4:40 PM; Deputy Ferris responded to a report of a dog-at-large on Pine St. October 23, 10:37 AM; Animal Control Officer issued a warning for a dog-at-large on Co Rd. 54 11:49 AM; Animal Control trying to locate owner of a dog-at-large on Gooseloop Dr. October 25, 2:10 PM; Deputies Widby and VonRader responded to Dana Rd. for a report of a stray dog chasing chickens …..Burglary, Theft and Vandalism October 24, 5:58 PM; Deputy VonRader responded to Co Rd. 69 for a report of a burglary to a motor home and storage unit …..Domestic Issues and Welfare Checks October 26, 3:09 PM; Sgt. Main and Deputy Cooley responded to a request for a welfare check on Main St. 8:08 PM: Deputy Ferris responded to a domestic altercation near Malin October 28, 3:40 AM; Sgt. Main and CHP responded to a domestic altercation on Pintail Dr. …..Inmate Transports/Incidents October 23, 1:18 PM; Deputy Benson transported an inmate to MMC October 24, 9:43 AM; Deputies Benson and VonRader transported an inmate to MMC …..Medical October 26, 10:56 AM; Sgt. Main, Deputy Cooley and Undersheriff Dowdy responded to East D St. for an unresponsive person October 26, 4:11 PM; Sgt. Main and Deputy Cooley responded to Cal Pines for a Coroner report …..Miscellaneous October 23, 7:12 PM; Deputy Ridgway responded to a report of smoke on East St. October 24, 5:47 PM; Deputy Ridgway responded to High St. for a report of criminal threats October 25, 6:30 PM; Deputy Lowell and Alturas PD responded to a report of a missing juvenile October 26, 2:22 AM; Deputy Lowell and Alturas PD responded to the Pit Stop for a security check; signs of attempts of forcible entry were present 6:37 PM; Sheriff’s Office front desk took a report of found property from Thoms Creek Estates October 28, 9:30 AM; Deputy Benson responded to a report of a person trespassing on private property in Bieber 10:34 AM; Undersheriff Dowdy and Deputy Ridgway responded to Pintail Dr. for a 911 hang-up from a person who had previously been involved in a domestic altercation 6:41 PM; Deputy Ridgway responded to Bonner St. in Cedarville for a report of a person squatting in a residence …..Physical/Verbal Altercation/Assault October 26, 7:22 AM; Undersheriff Dowdy and Alturas PD responded to East St. for a report of a female screaming for help …..Probation/Compliance Check/Warrant Served/Outside Agency Assist October 23, 5:03 PM; Deputy assisted CHP near Hwy 395 & Co Rd. 61 October 26, 9:12 AM; Sheriff Poindexter, Undersheriff Dowdy and Deputy VonRader assisted USFS with wild horse gathering near Davis Creek October 27, 8:05 AM; Undersheriff Dowdy assisted USFS with wild horse gathering in the Davis Creek area 3:24, 3:43, & 6:12 PM; Deputy Ferris assisted CHP on Hwy 139 & Co Rd. 120 October 28, 1:40 PM; Deputy Ferris performed a compliance check for a 290 Registrant in Fort Bidwell …..Traffic Stops/Motor Vehicle Incidents October 26, 8:57 PM; Deputy Lowell responded to a motor vehicle rollover on Hwy 139 & Co Rd. 120 October 28, 8:38 PM; Sgt. Main and Deputies Nessling and Cooley responded to a report of someone spot lighting near Alturas Ranches: Co Rds. 60 & 62

Modoc County Jail Population As of October 31, 2018 Total Number of Inmates: 38 Men: 33 Women: 5 ___________________________________________________________________ Total Number of Sentenced Inmates Serving Time: 11 Felony Convictions: 9 Misdemeanor Convictions: 2 ___________________________________________________________________ Total Number of Inmates Not Sentenced: 27 Felony Violations: 20 Misdemeanor Violations: 7 AB109 Inmates: 4 The Modoc County Jail can house a total of 43 inmates. AB109 Inmates: AB 109 allows non-violent, non-serious, and non-sex offenders to serve their sentence in county jails instead of state prisons.

BOOKING REPORT 10/30/18 NAVA, ALVARO B. RECKLESS DRIVING, WILFULL CHILD ENDANGERMENT COURT ORDERED BOOKING ESCOBEDO, ALFREDO P. DRIVE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS/ALCOHOL CHP 10/24/18 BIGGERSTAFF, SAMUEL E. PUBLIC INTOXICATION, VIOLATE/CONTEMPT OF A COURT ORDER APD GEORGE, SHANE L. INFLICT CORPORAL INJURY TO SPOUSE/COHABITANT, RESIST/OBSTRUCT A PEACE OFFICER APD 10/25/18 MACK, ARTHUR, L. PUBLIC INTOXICATION APD ACEVEDO, VALENCE A. PUBLIC INTOXICATION APD GARDNER, CODY W. PROBATION VIOLATION APD MOORE, CAROLYN A. OUT OF COUNTY MISDEMEANOR WARRANT ARREST MCSO 10/26/18 MENDEZ, LUCINDA UNLAWFUL COMMUNICATION WITH AN INMATE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN A JAIL/CAMP/PRISON/ETC. MCSO PRESTON, REUBEN C. OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT ARREST (2 COUNTS) APD AMERSON, RODGERS M. INFLICT CORPORAL INJURY TO SPOUSE/COHABITANT MCSO 10/27/18 TOMMY, TOSHUA I. VIOLATE RESTRAINING ORDER PREVENTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN A JAIL/PRISON/CAMP/ETC. MCSO 10/28/18 ARNETT, RONNIE C. PROBATION VIOLATION, FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEXUAL OFFENDER MCSO

Welcome to the first day of November. All I can say is wow. I know everyone is busy so I won't take up to much of your time; I just wanted to put out a quick note as to what’s going on here at the Sheriff's Office. This past week our staff passed out pounds of candy. My apologies to you if your children are hyperactive for the next few weeks. As you can see by our photos our staff thoroughly enjoyed this Halloween. Somehow we ended up with a witch in dispatch and the three blind mice made an appearance here at the Sheriff's Office. It was all in good fun and it's always nice to see the kids show up and feel comfortable around our staff. This past October as most of you are aware was breast cancer awareness month. Although we did not get our new patches in time to sport them on our uniforms, some of our staff did put some pink coloring in their hair in support of those that have had to deal with this devastating illness. We now have those patches and next October you will most likely see many of our staff sporting pink patches for the month. Unfortunately this past week one of our Correctional Officers, Brianna Harrison, resigned to take a new job with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Brianna spent the last several months going through their hiring process to get an opportunity with the state. Two weeks ago she advised us that she was accepted to attend their Correctional Academy, which starts next week. Brianna was an outstanding correctional officer for us with unlimited potential. We will miss her but we are extremely proud of her success. She was a well-respected correctional officer and she will be tough for us to replace. Our entire staff wishes her the very best of luck and continued success in her new job. Last but not least, I want to thank our entire patrol staff for pitching in and helping us do some much needed in-house cleaning, the squad room looks amazing. Cleaning and re-organizing the squad room was our first project, there will be more to come. Please enjoy your weekend and be safe! William “Tex” Dowdy

Halloween at the Sheriff's Office is always fun! Preschool visitors, costumes and lots of goodies! HAVE A SAFE HALLOWEEN TONIGHT MODOC COUNTY!!!

Halloween at the Sheriff's Office is always fun! Preschool visitors, costumes and lots of goodies! HAVE A SAFE HALLOWEEN TONIGHT MODOC COUNTY!!!

PRESS RELEASE October 30, 2018 Missing Juvenile Deceased From Apparent Suicide Alturas, California, October 30, 2018 – For Immediate Release. On October 25, 2018, the Alturas Police Department took a missing person’s report for a 17-year-old male from Alturas that failed to show up at home after school. The police department began an investigation into the juvenile’s disappearance and searched throughout the night to no avail. On Friday, October 26, a CHP aircraft was requested to assist with the search efforts. At approximately 11:00 AM the juvenile was located in a field adjacent to the Alturas Meadows Apartment complex by a subject that was out for a walk. Law enforcement responded and confirmed that the juvenile was deceased and was able to confirm his identity. The case was turned over to the Modoc County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office for investigation. The Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has confirmed through an autopsy and their investigation that the juvenile died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The next of kin has been notified and has been kept up to date as to the status of the case throughout the investigation. # # #

We love to get messages about our deputies going above and beyond! We received a sweet note from a thankful Mom about Deputy Nessling bringing in his K-9 partner Anja to comfort her sick daughter in the hospital. She was scared of flying out to Renown and Anja was just what she needed! Thank you Deputy Nessling and K-9 Anja for going above and beyond and taking caring of our citizens!

NEWELL ROAD CLOSURE: 10/29/18 to 11/1/18 - County Road 99 from HWY 139 and County Road 111 will be closed for maintenance work. Please find an alternate route.

Press Release: 10/25/2018 9:51 p.m. County Road 48 (Westside Road) will be closed Friday October 26, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

BOOKING REPORT 10/23/18 10/16/18 O’NEIL, MILES E. IN COUNTY FELONY BENCH WARRANT ARREST APD 10/17/18 ERWIN, TASHINA R. INFLICT CORPORAL INJURY TO SPOUSE/COHABITANT, USE/UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, WILFULL CHILD ENDANGERMENT MCSO SKAGGS, PHILLIP J. OUT OF COUNTY FELONY WARRANT ARREST MCSO WALTERS, DAVID M. IN COUNTY FELONY BENCH WARRANT ARREST MCSO 10/18/18 COY, JOSEPH G. ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON; FIREARM (2 COUNTS), BRANDISH/DISPLAY A FIREARM (2 COUNTS), CRIMINAL/TERRORIST THREATS (2 COUNTS), FALSE IMPRISONMANT (2 COUNTS) MCSO KINNAMAN, KODEE J. USE/UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE APD 10/19/18 TIEMAN, MITCH D. IN COUNTY ARREST WARRANT FOR FAILURE TO INSTALL IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE APD TOTTEN, ANGELA M. VIOLATE/CONTEMPT OF A COURT ORDER, USE/UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE MCSO McCAFFREY, KATRINA A. IN COUNTY FELONY BENCH WARRANT ARREST APD 10/20/18 TIERNEY, LANA M. VIOLATE/CONTEMPT OF A COURT ORDER APD LEMONDS. BRYCE W. POSSESSION OF CONCEALED FIREARM MCSO 10/22/18 LAFAVER, FANCHON S. IN COUNTY ARREST WARRANT FOR; USE/UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE APD 10/22/18 JONES, WILLIAM H. DRIVE WHILE SUSPENDED/REVOKED MCSO

Modoc County Jail Population As of October 25, 2018 Total Number of Inmates: 36 Men: 31 Women: 5 ___________________________________________________________________ Total Number of Sentenced Inmates Serving Time: 11 Felony Convictions: 9 Misdemeanor Convictions: 2 ___________________________________________________________________ Total Number of Inmates Not Sentenced: 24 Felony Violations: 20 Misdemeanor Violations: 4 AB109 Inmates: 2 The Modoc County Jail can house a total of 43 inmates. AB109 Inmates: AB 109 allows non-violent, non-serious, and non-sex offenders to serve their sentence in county jails instead of state prisons.

Week of October 15-21, 2018 Emergency Medical Services: 26 All Fire Calls: 26 Alturas Police Department: 55 Modoc County Sheriff’s Office: 112 Civil Services: 34 (13 effective serves) Follow up Interviews/Queries: 21 Traffic Stops: 21 …..Alcohol or Illegal Substance Incidents …..Animal Control October 18, 11:25 AM; Animal Control Officer responded to Surprise Valley Hospital for a report of a dog bite October 20, 10:35 AM; Sgt. Main and Deputy Cooley responded to Hwy 395 for an injured deer 6:10 PM; Sgt. Main and Deputy Cooley responded to 19th St. to verify legality of hunters in the area October 21, 7:55 PM; Sgt. Main and Deputy Cooley responded to Alturas Ranches for a request for a spotlight to help locate escaped buffalos 9:33 PM; Deputy removed deceased deer from roadway on Co Rd. 61 …..Burglary, Theft and Vandalism October 17, 9:23 PM; Deputy Benson and Lassen SO responded to a report of a burglary in progress in Nubieber October 19, 9:40 AM; Deputy Ferris responded to Co Rd. 101 for a break-in of a machine shed October 21, 5:46 PM; Sgt. Main and Deputy Cooley took a report of a stolen vehicle from the Canby area 6:55 PM: Sgt. Main and Deputies Nessling and Cooley responded to MMC for a report of a person breaking into cars and stealing …..Domestic Issues and Welfare Checks October 16, 5:33 PM; Undersheriff Dowdy and Deputy Widby responded to a juvenile problem in west Alturas October 17, 6:35 AM; Undersheriff Dowdy and Deputy Cooley responded to a custody dispute October 19, 2:57 PM; Sgt. Main and Deputy Cooley responded to a domestic dispute …..Inmate Transports/Incidents October 15, 7:16 PM; Deputy Nessling transported an inmate to MMC October 17, 10:54 AM; Deputy Ridgway transported an inmate from Shasta County Jail …..Medical October 16, 11:57 PM; Deputies Nessling and Ridgway responded to a medical call on 8th St. October 19, 11:14 AM; Undersheriff Dowdy, Sgt. Main and Deputy Cooley responded to a medical call at the Rim Rock Motel 4:13 PM; Undersheriff Dowdy and Deputy Lowell responded to MMC to assist with a patient being aggressive towards staff 8:05 PM; Deputy Ferris responded to a medical call in MRE …..Miscellaneous October 15, 1:53 AM; Deputy Nessling and Alturas PD responded to Henderson St. for a 911 hang-up call October 16, 8:29 PM; Deputies Nessling, Ridgway and Alturas PD responded to an audible alarm on Main St. October 17, 10:54 AM; Deputy Benson took a report of a person who had been scammed in the Adin area; referred family to Lassen SO 9:09 PM; Deputy Ferris responded to a report of a suspicious person on Panhandle in Newell October 18, 2:27 AM; Deputies Nessling and Lowell responded to a 911 hang-up call from Tuscarora Gas Transmission 9:19 PM; Undersheriff Dowdy and Deputy Lowell responded to the XL Reservation for a report of multiple gunshots …..Physical/Verbal Altercation/Assault October 18, 3:33 PM; Deputy responded to Sunray’s of Hope for a verbal altercation October 21, 11:54 PM; Sgt. Main and Deputy Cooley responded to Cal Pines for a report of a verbal altercation …..Probation/Compliance Check/Warrant Served/Outside Agency Assist October 16, 2:25 PM; Deputies Benson and Ridgway assisted Alturas PD on Saralane October 17, 12:14 PM; Undersheriff Dowdy and Deputy Widby assisted Children’s Protective Services October 18, 9:14 AM; Deputy Ferris and Malin PD responded to a report of a person brandishing and threatening employees at the packing shed 2:22 PM; Undersheriff Dowdy, Deputies Widby and Ferris responded with Malin PD to the Newell area to contact the subject who was alleged to have brandished a firearm and was threatening workers at the packing shed October 19, 8:32 PM; Deputy Ferris and Alturas PD served a warrant on 12th St. October 20, 9:49 PM; Deputy Ferris and his canine assisted Alturas PD with a drug search …..Traffic Stops/Motor Vehicle Incidents October 17, 8:01 PM; Deputy Ridgway responded to a report of a drunk driver on Pencil Rd.; CHP advised October 20, 6:58 PM; Deputy Lowell transported two juveniles from Pencil Rd. to 4th St. October 21, 9:42 PM; Deputy Nessling responded to a report from Alturas Ranches of an abandoned vehicle

Hello everyone, I don't know about the rest of you, but October seemed to fly by. With Halloween quickly approaching there are many events taking place throughout the county. Most recently some of our deputies and K-9 “Anja” attended the Trunk or Treat event at the Hadwick Pumpkin Patch. Deputies passed out candy to a couple hundred kids dressed in all sorts of creative costumes. The deputies that attended the event told me that they had a wonderful time passing out candy and seeing all the kids in their costumes. Anja, of course, was a big hit with the kids. Yesterday I had the privilege of assisting Deputy Frankie Widby and Dispatcher Denise Winfree at the Modoc High School Career and Job Fair. We all thoroughly enjoyed getting an opportunity to speak about our career's in law enforcement. As a Sheriff's Office there are many people that allow us to provide the services that we do. Most people only see the deputies but there are many other jobs in this field that provide for the health and safety of this community that often times are not recognized. Our dispatchers and correctional officers often go unnoticed as they are seldom seen so it was a great opportunity to educate young people about the many different careers available in our field. We fielded many good questions and were able to share some stories about the career paths that we have chosen. Both Deputy Widby and Dispatcher Winfree did an amazing job presenting. Dispatcher Denise Winfree has been with the Sheriff's Office since 2016. She spent almost a year in our dispatch center before leaving for a time to explore other career options. In 2018 she decided to come back to work for us and we couldn't have been more excited, she is one of our veteran dispatchers . As for Deputy Widby, she has been with the Sheriff's Office since 2016. She started her law enforcement career working in our jail where she attended and completed a correctional academy in 2016. In January 2018 she was selected to attend the Police Academy at Butte College. Upon graduation in June, she began her field training program with the Sheriff's Office. As of today she has successfully completed her training and will be assigned to work patrol. We are very proud of all of her success. I am happy to report this week that the Surprise Valley area will again have a resident deputy. Deputy Justin Ridgway has agreed to take that position and has been with the Sheriff's Office since January 2017. For the past several months he has been residing in the Surprise Valley area. With Deputy Ridgway taking over the Surprise Valley resident post, we now have all three posts filled. Deputy Benson covers the Adin area and Deputy/K-9 Handler Ferris and K-9 “Arlo” are assigned to the Newell area. Even though these deputies are assigned to those areas I want to encourage you to still contact the Sheriff's Office or dial 911 if you have an emergency, so that we can dispatch the closest available deputy to your emergency. It also allows us to dispatch additional units if needed and saves time getting someone to you. Finally, I want to update you on one of the wanted persons that we have reported on in recent weeks. Some of you may remember a photo that we posted a few weeks ago of a subject captured inside a residence on a surveillance camera. With your help, we were able to identify the man as Nicholas James Beaumont, age 22. I am happy to report that he was captured and taken into custody in Klamath County Oregon earlier this week and is facing charges in Oregon. We are still looking for David Harold Springer. If you have any information about his whereabouts please contact the Sheriff's Office at (530) 233-4416. That's all I have, for now, have a wonderful weekend! Undersheriff, William “Tex” Dowdy

Our evidence was tampered with at the Trunk or Treat today! We had 250+ kiddos in costume trick or treating at the Pumpkin Patch! Thanks for coming out and saying Hi!!

Week of October 8-14, 2018 Emergency Medical Services: 31 All Fire Calls: 32 Alturas Police Department: 60 Modoc County Sheriff’s Office: 74 Civil Services: 5 (1 effective serves) Follow up Interviews/Queries: 15 Traffic Stops: 22 …..Alcohol or Illegal Substance Incidents …..Animal Control October 8, 9:29 AM; Undersheriff Dowdy and Deputy Widby responded to a report of a dog-at-large on Sara Ln. 2:50 PM; Animal Control Officer located a dog-at-large, reported by a hunter, near Acoma Rd. in Cal Pines and transported it to Modoc Veterinary Center; dog claimed by owner October 9, 4:03 PM; Deputy Ridgway dispatched a sick deer in Modoc Recreational Estates October 11, 6:29 PM; Deputy Widby took a report of neglected dogs in the Rush Creek area October 14, 6:05 PM; Sgt. Main took a report of a dog attack involving farm animals on the XL reservation; informed caller that we have no authority to inforce county code on tribal land. …..Burglary, Theft and Vandalism October 9, 8:04 PM; Deputies Nessling and Ridgway responded to a report of a burglary in progress on Hollywood St. in Newell October 12, 11:08 AM; Deputy Ferris took a report of a vehicle that had been broken into on Co Rd. 120; multiple items were taken October 14, 1:08 PM; Deputy Ridgway responded to Ringneck Ln. in MRE for a vandalized travel trailer …..Domestic Issues and Welfare Checks October 8, 2:55 PM; Undersheriff Dowdy and Deputy Widby responded to a residence on Hwy 395 for a domestic dispute October 11, 5:14 PM; Undersheriff Dowdy and Deputies Widby, Ferris, and Lowell responded to a domestic dispute on Summer Circle in Cal Pines; person arrested October 14, 9:02 AM; Deputies Ridgway and Benson responded to a physical domestic dispute on Co Rd. 82 …..Inmate Transports/Incidents October …..Medical October 8, 1:57 PM; Deputies Benson and Ridgway transported a person from the Adin area to MMC October 10, 2:08 AM; Deputy Nessling responded to Modoc Medical Center for a death investigation October 11, 7:42 PM; Deputy Ferris responded to Co Rd. 100 to assist emergency medical personnel October 13, 12:22 AM; Sgt. Main and Deputy Cooley responded to Cougar Dr. to assist EMS October 14, 12:37 PM; Deputy Benson responded to a medical incident on Howard St. October 14, 1:44 PM; Sgt. Main and Alturas PD responded to a medical incident on Court St. …..Miscellaneous October 8, 10:49 AM; Deputy Benson and Deputy Cooley responded to the Adin area for a person who repeatedly made 911 calls that are not emergencies 11:07 AM; Undersheriff Dowdy and Deputy Widby responded to Glendale St. for a person trespassing and yelling obscenities October 9, 3:14 PM; Deputies Middleton, Nessling, Benson and Ridgway responded to Parker Creek Station Pepperdine Summit for a missing hunter October 12, 7:18 AM; Undersheriff Dowdy took a report of a suspicious ATV at the mill site in Alturas; investigation revealed it was disabled 10:49 PM; Sgt. Main and Deputy Cooley responded to a noise complaint on Glenn St. …..Physical/Verbal Altercation/Assault October 8, 8:14 AM; Sheriff’s Office took a report of a work place assault from the Hat Creek Asphalt Plant October 9, 7:34 AM; Undersheriff Dowdy and Deputy Crutcher responded to Modoc Medical Center to escort a person off the site October 13. 6:05 PM; Sgt. Main and Deputies Cooley and Lowell responded to a report of a fight on N. Court St. …..Probation/Compliance Check/Warrant Served/Outside Agency Assist October 8, 12:20 PM; Deputies Cooley and Benson assisted Probation with a compliance search on Co Rd. 87 October 12, 4:30 AM; Undersheriff Dowdy and Deputies Ridgway, Nessling, Ferris and Lowell, as well as USFS personnel responded to the Jess Valley area for eradication of marijuana; two arrests made …..Traffic Stops/Motor Vehicle Incidents October 8, 6:17 PM; Deputies Nessling, Ridgway and Alturas PD responded to a motor vehicle accident involving three vehicles on Carlos St.

Modoc County Jail Population As of September 18, 2018 Total Number of Inmates: 35 Men: 29 Women: 6 ______________________________________________ Total Number of Sentenced Inmates Serving Time: 10 Felony Convictions: 9 Misdemeanor Convictions: 1 ______________________________________________ Total Number of Inmates Not Sentenced: 25 Felony Violations: 21 Misdemeanor Violations: 4 AB109 Inmates: 2 The Modoc County Jail can house a total of 43 inmates. AB109 Inmates: AB 109 allows non-violent, non-serious, and non-sex offenders to serve their sentence in county jails instead of state prisons.

BOOKING REPORT 10/17/18 10/11/18 HUBBLE, LUCINDA S. FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, RESIST/OBSTRUCT A PEACE OFFICER MCSO 10/12/18 RODRIGUEZ, AGUSTIN S. UNAUTHORIZED PLANTING/HARVESTING/PROCESSING OF MARIJUANA (6 COUNTS) COUNTS INCLUDE; DIVERTING A WATERWAY TO CULTIVATE MARIJUANA, DISCHARGE OF TOXIC/HAZARDOUS WASTE MCSO/FISH AND GAME BARRAZA, GUSTAVO B. RODRIGUEZ, AGUSTIN S. UNAUTHORIZED PLANTING/HARVESTING/PROCESSING OF MARIJUANA (6 COUNTS) COUNTS INCLUDE; DIVERTING A WATERWAY TO CULTIVATE MARIJUANA, DISCHARGE OF TOXIC/HAZARDOUS WASTE MCSO/FISH AND GAME KINNAMAN, KODEE PUBLIC INTOXICATION APD 10/13/18 WORKS, DANNY F. INFLICT CORPORAL INJURY TO SPOUSE/COHABITAND APD BIGGERSTAFF, SAMUEL E. VIOLATE/CONTEMPT OF A COURT ORDER MCSO FIGUERDO, LYDA M. VIOLATE/CONTEMPT OF A COURT ORDER MCSO 10/14/18 GEOPFERT, ELISSA O. PROVIDE FALSE IDENTIFICATION TO A PEACE OFFICER, OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A LICENSE APD

The morning temperatures are now in the teens and twenties, the foliage is changing and it's getting darker earlier. We don't need a calendar to recognize that fall is here. As I drive around the county this time of year I am in awe of how beautiful it is here this time of year. There is not a prettier place than Modoc in the fall and spring. On Friday, October 12th, the Sheriff's Office assisted the USFS with the eradication of 3,367 marijuana plants from the National Forest, near Jess Valley. This operation was a joint effort that included USFS law enforcement, Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Eradication Team, Modoc County Sheriff's Office Deputies, Modoc County Sheriff's Posse and the Modoc County Road Department, along with three law enforcement K-9's from the USFS and Department of Fish and Wildlife. In addition to the thousands of marijuana plants that were eradicated, we also seized 2,680 pounds of processed marijuana and 3,190 pounds of trash that included fuel, and fertilizer. Two men were arrested in connection with the growing operation and transported to Sacramento, California where they will face federal charges for their participation in the operation. With the help of our Sheriff's Posse and the Modoc County Road Department, the marijuana was transported to an undisclosed location and disposed of. As you are out in the woods enjoying our public lands, we encourage you to always be aware of your surroundings and if you come across one of these illegal marijuana cultivation sites, please get out of the area immediately and contact the Sheriff's Office. We will keep your name and information confidential but without your help, this type of illegal activity can go unnoticed. I want to thank all of you for all the tips on the whereabouts of David Harold Springer. We are actively working on locating him and your tips are extremely helpful. Keep forwarding us any information that you have on his whereabouts. On Saturday, October 20th, some of our deputies will be out at the Hadwick Family Pumpkin Patch for the Halloween Carnival & Trunk or Treat, handing out candy and allowing the kids to crawl through the patrol vehicles. Please stop by and get some candy and meet the deputies. Tomorrow is the second anniversary of the murder of Deputy Jack Hopkins. For the Sheriff's Office, we will have our flag at half-staff (mast) and our staff will be wearing their black mourning bands over their badges in memory of our fallen hero. Deputy Jack Hopkins' name is still on our patrol schedule two years after his death. Across from his name and badge number (#111 Retired) on the schedule it reads, 10 -10 GUARDING THE GATES OF HEAVEN. As long as I am here his name will forever be on our schedule. Jack may be gone but we will never forget him. Please have a wonderful weekend and be safe out there. Undersheriff, William “Tex” Dowdy

*** SAVE THE DATE **** November 10th, Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot

We have 1000 pieces of candy to hand out at the Trunk or Treat this Saturday 10/20 from 3-5 pm. Come by the pumpkin patch for some safe Halloween fun!

A truly great boss is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to forget! Thank you Sheriff for being all of those things to our Department! Happy National Boss's Day!

Pride + Dedication = Glory!! Good Luck tonight Braves! We'll be cheering you on!

Booking Report 10/5/18 – 10/11/18 10/7/18 Martin, Joel Douglas – MCSO – In county felony bench warrant, false representation of identity to peace officer 10/10/18 Stafford, Eric Wayne – MCSO – Possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, under the influence of a controlled substance Jones, Maynard Wayne – Probation – Violation of probation Trotter, Jennifer Ann – APD – In county misdemeanor bench warrant