Here are some selected incident reports from early February from the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office. More to come later this week.
Tuesday, Feb. 1:
12:07 p.m., Glacier Water employee Samantha Strange-Reyes reported a Glacier Water dispenser in Willows being broken into at an unknown date and time. Money taken and damage done totaled about $2,000 to $3,000.
12:26 p.m., Pattie Skidmore of Orland contacted the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office to report finding her neighbor, Elsie Vogt, possibly deceased in her apartment. Deputy Rasmussen responded and initiated a coroner’s investigation. The next of kin, Johnny Vogt, was notified of the death.
1:53 p.m., Deputy Ayres contacted Shawn Van Gieson inside of Circle K, 210 West Wood Street, Willows. Van Gieson was known to have a local warrant for his arrest. Van Gieson was taken into custody and his dog was turned over to a friend. Van Gieson was booked into the Glenn County Jail.
2:13 p.m., the sheriff’s office was contacted regarding a suspicious person at the vacant business located at 400 South Tehama Street, Willows. Deputy Sanzone was dispatched and contacted a man identified as Lucky Wyatt, 39, who had three warrants for his arrest. Wyatt was arrested by Deputy Sanzone without incident and transported to the Glenn County Jail and booked.
2:23 p.m., Gabe Martinez from Enloe Hospice reported the expected death of Cristie Brackett, 60, of Oroville, at the Willows Care Center. The decedent suffered from several pre-existing illnesses and had been under hospice care since Jan. 25. Her family was not present at the time of death. Alana Dorty (mother) of Medford, Ore., was identified as the next of kin. The decedent was released to the care of F.D. Sweet & Son Mortuary, Willows.
9:37 p.m., Lloyd Goodwin contacted the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office to report his brother, Bobby Goodwin, had called him to tell him there was a disturbance involving a man and woman at his residence. Deputy Chavez responded to 6704 County Road 33, Artois, and contacted Dave Campbell, Heather Beath-Alvarez, and Bobby Goodwin. After an on-scene investigation, Campbell was placed under arrest and transported to the Glenn County Jail.
11:39 p.m., Cicely Hammock contacted Glenn County Communications and reported Ruben Cruz was causing a disturbance at her residence, 243 West Walnut Street, Willows. Deputies arrived at the location and contacted Hammock, who said the disturbance was verbal only. Cruz returned to the area and was contacted along the sidewalk to the west of the residence. Cruz allegedly displayed objective signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol and was detained. Cruz was found to be on probation with search/test and no alcohol stipulations. Cruz was arrested for alleged public intoxication and transported to the Glenn County Jail, where he refused to submit to a Preliminary Alcohol Screen.
Wednesday, Feb. 2:
4:36 p.m., Amanda Marshall from the Willows Care Center reported the expected death of Rebekah Tibessart, 93, of Orland. The decedent suffered from several pre-existing illnesses and had been under hospice care since Jan. 11. Her family was not present at the time of death. Janice Copeland (granddaughter) was identified as the next of kin and notified by the deputy. The decedent was released to the care of Sweet-Olsen Family Mortuary of Orland.
Thursday, Feb. 3:
8:41 a.m., Murray Ward of Durham called the sheriff’s office and reported that his catalytic converter was stolen from his 2012 Dodge 5500. Ward said the vehicle was being serviced (apparently at 3058 Highway 45) and believed the theft occurred on Dec. 27, 2021. Ward could not provide any suspect information and could not provide a time frame. Ward was informed the damage to the vehicle and the item stolen was approximately $14,000.
1:14 p.m., Michell Wagenman reported a suspicious white female adult wearing a white shirt and black leggings tried to steal her trash can in the area of Cherry Street and First Street in Willows. Wagenman said the woman was also talking to a tree and pointed a needle at her. Deputy Goodwin conducted a check of the area and located a woman matching the description on Wood Street at Ventura Street. The woman was identified as Brenda Kerwood, of Willows, who allegedly showed obvious signs of being under the influence of a stimulant. Kerwood reportedly admitted to smoking methamphetamine earlier in the morning. Kerwood could not follow directions during field sobriety tests. Kerwood was ultimately arrested for allegedly being under the influence of drugs in a public place and unable to care for her own safety or the safety of the public. Kerwood was transported to the Glenn County Jail, where she was booked, to be released when sober. While at the jail, a PAS breath test indicated Kerwood’s blood alcohol content was 0.109 percent.
7:49 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a reported domestic violence incident in or near Orland. Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation. At the completion of the investigation, the suspect, Carolina Lopez-Hernandez, of Orland, was arrested for alleged domestic violence. Lopez-Hernandez was ultimately transported and booked into the Glenn County Jail.