Here are some selected incident reports from the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office.
Monday, July 26:
6:43 a.m., Natalie Wolder contacted the sheriff’s office, reporting a suspicious person in the area of North Enright Ave and West Wood St in Willows. Deputy Tuma contacted Susan Lantzy, 65, of Seattle, Wash. Deputy Tuma observed objective signs and symptoms Lantzy was under the influence of a controlled substance. After an on-scene investigation, Lantzy was placed under arrest for alleged drug-related charges and transported to the Glenn County Jail, where she was released to jail staff for booking.
11:29 a.m., Taylor Clark, an employee with Walmart, contacted the sheriff’s office reporting a man shopping inside of the store with a visible firearm on his waistband and requested the man be contacted. Taylor Clark said the man was not causing a disturbance and was only calling due to receiving complaints from other shoppers. Deputies contacted James Nance of Stonyford in line at a register. Nance was found to have a valid concealed care permit out of Colusa County and was not aware the firearm was uncovered. Deputies determined Nance did not have intent to carry the firearm openly in public and no other crime was committed. Nance was counselled on better options to conceal the firearm and on the importance of keeping it concealed.
12:41 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a report of a woman attempting to run over a man with a vehicle in the area of Green and North Shasta Streets in Willows. Deputies contacted the involved parties, who were identified as Brandon Lee and Ashley Perez. Lee was found to have an active felony Ramey Warrant for his arrest out of the Vacaville Police Department. After an on-scene investigation, it was determined an assault with a vehicle did not occur. Lee was placed under arrest for the warrant and transported to the Glenn County Jail, where he was released to jail staff for booking.
2:21 p.m., Orland police officers were dispatched to a residence on Newport Avenue for a possible deceased person. Orland officers arrived on scene and confirmed the death. Deputy Lemmon was dispatched and conducted a coroner’s investigation. The deceased was Erika Theodoroff. The next of kin was Christina Schellhous of Corning. The body of the deceased was released to the care of Sweet-Olson Family Mortuary of Orland.
3:52 p.m., Luis Medina called and reported his long rifle was stolen from his friend’s residence on County Road 16 in Orland. Deputy Lemmon contacted Medina, who said he had left his Savage Arms .17 hmr rifle at a friend’s house and when he returned on July 26, the rifle was missing. Medina does not know who took the rifle. Medina provided Deputy Lemmon with all the information to put enter the rifle into the National Stolen Weapons System.
10 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a report of an unknown type of disturbance heard by a neighbor. Deputies responded to the area in Hamilton City and contacted Michelle Urrutia and Sally Douglas inside a trailer. It was later determined the disturbance heard was Urrutia yelling. While speaking with the involved parties, Martin Chavera was contacted riding his bicycle past the trailer. Chavera was found to have a misdemeanor warrant out of Butte County. Chavera was later cited and released for the warrant.
Tuesday, July 27:
3:25 p.m., deputies and CHP officers responded to an unresponsive woman on the southbound side of Interstate 5 at County Road 57. Deputies and CHP officers arrived at the scene and began life-saving measures. Enloe medics and Willows Fire personnel arrived shortly after. Life-saving measures were ultimately successful and the woman’s pulse was returned. Enloe medics transported the woman to Glenn Medical Center and she was later flown to Enloe Medical Center.
5:33 p.m., Deputy Thompson was dispatched to a report of a deceased person in a residence on Francis Lane. The deputy responded to the scene and located the decedent, Cherie Jessika Templeton, who showed obvious signs of death. The death was pronounced by paramedics at the scene. The deputy initiated a coroner’s investigation. The next of kin, Athena Marie Dizon, of Mather Air Force Base, was notified. The body of the deceased was released to the care of Sweet-Olson Family Mortuary of Orland.
9:42 p.m., deputies responded to a report of Andy Saechao refusing to the leave the Motel 6, 452 North Humboldt Avenue, Willows, and causing a disturbance. Saechao was reported to be associated with a motorcycle. Deputies contacted Saechao on the sidewalk in front of the business. After an on-scene investigation, Saechao was arrested for allegedly being under the influence of a controlled substance. Saechao’s motorcycle was towed from scene by L&T Towing. Saechao was booked into Glenn County Jail.
9:53 p.m., an anonymous person contacted the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office to report Breanna Cross was seen in the Walmart parking lot. Glenn County Communications confirmed Cross had a local warrant. Deputy Chavez was dispatched and responded. Deputy Chavez searched the parking lot and located Cross. Deputy Chavez contacted Cross and told her of the local warrant. Cross was placed under arrest and was transported to the Glenn County Jail and booked by jail staff.
Wednesday, July 28:
11:37 a.m., Deputy Tuma was dispatched to 1011 Newport Avenue, apt. #26, Orland, to remove a coroner’s seal. Deputy Tuma contacted the next of kin, Jason Jaynes. Deputy Tuma removed the seal and the property was turned over to Jaynes.
1:35 p.m., Sherri Nahhas requested to report suspicious circumstances in the Walmart parking lot. Deputy Rasmussen responded and contacted Nahhas. While Nahhas was at her vehicle, a white female adult with green hair approached her and asked if she knew where to purchase illegal narcotics. Nahhas told the woman she did not and the woman left the area in a gray Mitsubishi Eclipse with a tall white male adult. Nahhas requested extra patrol in the area when possible.
4:54 p.m., the CHP reported a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision at Wood Street and Humboldt Avenue in the city of Willows. Deputies and emergency medical personnel responded while CHP officers were on scene. Gonzalo Gomez was in the southbound left turn lane of Humboldt Avenue, traveling at about 5 miles per hour, making a turning movement onto Wood Street while Bryce Deniz was walking north in the crosswalk, crossing Wood Street. Gomez did not see Deniz and collided with him, causing him to fall to the ground. Ambulance personnel examined Deniz and he declined transport for further medical care. Deniz was uninjured with the exception of some minor scratches to his left hand and leg. Information was exchanged between parties.
Thursday, July 29:
1:11 a.m., at Round Table Pizza, 1237 West Wood Street, Willows, Deputy Ayres conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a white Chevrolet truck for California Vehicle Code violations. The deputy contacted the occupants in the vehicle. After an on-scene investigation, Jesus Medina Esparza and Emily Harumi Galbraith, who sometimes uses the online pseudonym, Lulu Xury, were arrested for drug-related crimes. Both were booked into Glenn County Jail and the truck was towed from scene by A+ Towing.
11:07 a.m., Lisa Taylor contacted the sheriff’s office reporting three people were on the property at 141 North Crawford Avenue in Willows, the location of a house that burned months ago. Deputies contacted Johnnie Penn, Tara Trombley, and Michael Deniz near the alley behind the residence. During the contact, Deputy Tuma observed Deniz allegedly exhibiting objective signs and symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Deniz was not making sense, could not follow simple commands, appeared to be talking with someone who wasn’t there, and could not answer simple yes or no questions. Deniz’s pulse was approximately 110 beats per minute. Deputy Tuma determined Deniz was under the influence of a controlled substance and placed Deniz under arrest. Deputy Tuma transported Deniz to the Glenn County Jail, where he was released to jail staff for booking, to be released when sober. Trombley ultimately moved along and Penn said he was helping clean up.
8:19 p.m., Deputy Ayres conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a white Cadillac sedan on northbound Interstate 5, south of County Road 7. The deputy contacted passenger, Juan Herrera, and driver, Celia Garza. Herrera was taken into custody for his three misdemeanor warrants and one felony warrant. After an on-scene investigation, Garza was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine, schedule RX pills, and drug paraphernalia. The vehicle was towed from scene by Bambauer Towing. Garza was found to have marijuana and methamphetamine hidden on her person prior to entering the jail facility. Both were booked into the Glenn County Jail.
Friday, July 30:
9:06 a.m., Nicole (no last name obtained) from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital requested a welfare check on Vera Khrapovitskaya, an employee who had not come to work for two days. Deputies responded to the address provided and received no answer. Deputies learned Khrapovitskaya had possibly moved to 1010 Green Street in Willows. Deputies located Khrapovitskaya at 1010 Green Street. Khrapovitskaya was in need of medical assistance. Ambulance personnel responded and attended to Khrapovitskaya. Khrapovitskaya was ultimately transported to GMC for further medical care. Deputies secured Khrapovitskaya’s residence prior to departure.
10:09 a.m., Asencion Mojica from Enloe Hospice reported the expected death of Rita Mojica, 81, of Hamilton City. Mojica suffered from preexisting medical conditions and was on hospice care since July 19. Deputy Huichapan made sure the next of kin, Elia Linarez, was aware of the decedent’s death. The body was released to the care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.
2:29 p.m., Glenn Medical Center requested a welfare check on a patient who had just checked out of the hospital against medical advice. Glenn Medical Center staff said Vera Khrapovitskaya (see above) had left the hospital on foot and was intoxicated. Deputy Rasmussen responded and located Khrapovitskaya at Pacific Avenue and French Street in the city of Willows. Khrapovitskaya was unsteady on her feet and staggering as she walked. She was also walking in the roadway. Upon contact, Deputy Rasmussen could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Khrapovitskaya’s breath. While contacting Khrapovitskaya, Deputy Rasmussen noticed she was very unsteady and had her sit down so she did not fall. Khrapovitskaya kept repeating the same things over and over. Deputy Rasmussen attempted to get Khrapovitskaya to provide a breath sample to a preliminary alcohol screening device but was unable to get a full sample to make the device operate properly. A manual trap test showed Khrapovitskaya’s blood alcohol percentage to allegedly be .16 percent. Deputy Rasmussen determined Khrapovitskaya was unable to take care of herself or other due to her intoxication and arrested her for alleged public intoxication. Khrapovitskaya was transported and booked into the Glenn County Jail, to be released when sober. At the jail, Khrapovitskaya provided a full breath sample to the jail Preliminary Alcohol Screening device. The test results reportedly showed her blood alcohol percentage to be .205 percent.
5:38 p.m., Jacy Teeter called the sheriff’s office and reported a restraining order violation between her and Andy Saechao. Deputy Turner responded and met with Teeter. Teeter said Saechao was texting her after being served with a no-contact order in place. Deputy Turner confirmed the order with Glenn County Communications. Deputy Turner located Saechao near Glenn Medical Center. He allegedly admitted to to the violation and was placed under arrest and transported to the Glenn County Jail.
10:43 p.m., while on patrol, Deputy Turner observed David Siler standing near the Wrong Way Home Saloon, 222 West Walnut Street, and had prior knowledge Siler had outstanding warrants for his arrest. Glenn County Communications confirmed the two misdemeanor warrants, both with $10,000 bails. Deputy Turner contacted Siler and placed him under arrest. Siler was transported to the Glenn County Jail, where he was turned over to jail staff for booking.
Saturday, July 31:
12:22 a.m., near the Wrong Way Home Saloon, 222 West Walnut Street, Deputy Turner conducted a traffic stop on a white Ford Focus for vehicle code violations. Deputy Turner contacted the driver, Derick Thompson, who allegedly admitted to drinking an alcoholic beverage. Based on Thompson’s statements and Deputy Turner’s observations, Deputy Turner conducted a DUI evaluation on Thompson. Deputy Turner later determined Thompson to allegedly be driving while under the influence and placed him under arrest. Thompson was transported to the Glenn County Jail, where was turned over to jail staff for booking on DUI charges.
1:35 a.m., Deputy Goodwin contacted Joshua Shoop at North Butte and West Walnut Streets in Willows. Shoop was found to be walking away from the driver side of his Ford Focus. Shoop showed obvious signs of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Shoop allegedly admitted to driving the vehicle to its current location. Deputy Goodwin conducted a DUI investigation on Shoop, who was ultimately arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol. Shoop was transported to the Glenn County Jail, where he was booked.
10:05 a.m., Deputy Garcia contacted Michele Urrutia in the 300 block alley of Sierra Avenue and Shasta Avenue, near Third Street, in Hamilton City. Deputy Garcia recognized Urrutia from previous contacts and had prior knowledge she had an outstanding warrant. A records check through Glenn County Communications confirmed Urrutia had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of Glenn County. Deputy Garcia arrested Urrutia and transported her to the Glenn County Jail, where she was booked. Urrutia’s bail was set at $8,000.
8:19 p.m., deputies observed Joseph Lacroix approaching 528 Fifth Street in Willows. Deputies had prior knowledge Lacroix had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of Glenn County and contacted him. Deputies confirmed the warrant via Glenn County Communications and arrested Lacroix without incident. Lacroix was subsequently transported and booked into the Glenn County Jail. His bail was set at $157,000.