Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Matt Fountain, The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Nearly 22 years after three teens killed 15-year-old Arroyo Grande resident Elyse Pahler in a gruesome Satanic ritual, the District Attorney’s Office is attempting to recover money for the victim’s family, which continues to suffer from the crime.

The 1995 killing attracted national media attention for its brutal and disturbing nature, as well as an unsuccessful attempt by the Pahler family to sue the heavy metal band Slayer, whose music was cited as an inspiration for the murder.

The three men convicted of first-degree murder — Royce Casey, Jacob Delashmutt and Joseph Fiorella, who were between the ages of 14 and 16 at the time — have been serving their respective 25- and 26-years-to-life sentences at separate facilities in Southern and Central California.

Mike Chapman , Record Searchlight

Homeowners in a rural neighborhood just north of Redding have firefighters – and a south wind – to thank for saving their homes during a vegetation fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 1:22 p.m. in grass, brush and trees near Vista Pine Lane and Beltline Road, off Oasis Road, near railroad tracks. The fire quickly grew to 2 acres as the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection dispatched two air tankers with a spotter plane and a water-dropping helicopter along with ground crews. The fire grew to about 7 acres before it was contained.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Rodney Alamo Brown, The Richmond Standard

The people of Richmond have proven in recent years that we can work together to build a safer community that focuses upon opportunity and education. Together, we began to reach out to our young people and to bring people from all over the city to one place, including the warring factions, in order to successfully shed the city’s past reputation for being one of the nation’s most dangerous.

One important piece in sustaining Richmond’s vastly reduced crime rate is to ensure those who once wreaked havoc on our city can share in these opportunities, an effort that will require both atonement and reconciliation.

KYMA

CALIPATRIA, Calif. - A woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to smuggle heroin into Calipatria State Prison over the weekend.

The Investigative Services Unit staff was monitoring surveillance equipment on Facility “A” when they were alerted to 45-year-old Griselda Munoz Vasquez who was at the Visiting Foyer area attempting to enter the visiting room to visit with inmate David Vasquez convicted of robbery.

Officials said Griselda Vasquez was acting suspiciously. ISU staff approached Vasquez and while attempted to speak with her, observed an object in her mouth. Vasquez removed two bindles from her mouth and handed them over to the ISU staff.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

South Tahoe Now

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Correctional Safety Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested 25-year-old Alexander Childs in Sacramento Tuesday.

Childs was a parolee-at-large as his parole had been suspended for absconding and a warrant was issued for his arrest on May 19, 2017. El Dorado County Sheriff's deputies and other South Lake Tahoe area law enforcement had been looking for Childs after he said he was in the Meyers area on Thursday.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

John Myers, The Los Angeles Times

Gov. Jerry Brown placed his signature Tuesday on a $183.2-billion state budget, a spending plan that boosts public schools and programs aimed at California’s less fortunate while stashing away an additional $1.8 billion in the state’s long-term cash reserves.

The budget is the first crafted since President Trump’s election and includes money for a few programs that Democrats insisted were a necessary response to the changing political times. Most notably, it includes $50 million to provide legal services for immigrants facing deportation.