Plumas has more than it's fair share, with Quincy having a disproportionate amount. Big O tires is all over the timeline. A man named gene Leschinsky was the owner. He supplied the county vehicles with tires. Then he stole the tires and resold them to private citizens. One of the customers produced a hand written receipt weirdly signed by Dennis Forcino and a road department employee. As of Dec 16,1981 Leschinsky agreed to partial restitution. Prosecutors declined to charge him criminally due to the road departments bad accounting. They started branding their tires after all this. Leschinsky had a business rival in the area on the city council who abstained from involvement in the case. Part of the restitution included $6,200 for 41 tires. The investigation lasted 2 yrs and stretched to a warehouse in Reno. Weird right? I always kinda wondered why Dana slashed sooo many tires, wonder if he got paid to do it?
Terry Alger-1981 importation of drugs (smuggled into jail) 1982 public intox. 1987 court order violation 1987 public intox.+drug paraphanelia 1988 possession/under influence of controlled substance-dismissed.
Knows who did it, info on Pat & Joe Amormino & Gary Emary
Lynette Mollath: From Night Rider. "I do stand by what I said, Charles "Junior" Jackson is a good choice for her murder. He did the Waxman girl in Orinda three days apart from Lynette's date of death.
But what if Jackson didn't do it? Gary supposedly found her body in the home, and it was said that he was looked at due to his actions at that time..". A month after Jackson's death in prison, DNA expert Rockne Harmon, a senior deputy district attorney for Alameda County, said that genetic evidence gathered at crime scenes - and recently tested -- had "conclusively" tied Jackson to the following other victims:
Mug of deceased Charles Jackson for coldcase30 -- Sonya Higginbotham, who was raped and stabbed in her home on Oakland's 98th Avenue in June 1975;
-- Ann Johnson, 27, the wife of a Highland Hospital physician, who was raped and stabbed in her Montclair home in August 1975;
-- Henry Vila and his wife, Edith, who were stabbed during a nighttime burglary of their Albany Hill home in November 1981. Edith Vila was sexually assaulted;
-- Betty Jo Grunzweig, 37, who was stabbed to death in her home in Oakland's Trestle Glen neighborhood in December 1981 - and who was found with a telltale bit of Jackson's skin under her fingernails; and
January 19 1983 Jose Carvahlo, Burnell Compton, Adrian Compton are arrested for burglary January 1983 Jose Carvahlo sentenced to one year in jail for burglary July 1, 1987 Jose Carvahlo arrested in Reno for possession of amphetamines' and poss of stolen property
August 30th 1987. Kenneth D. Choate fires a rifle at Jose Carvahlo during a fight at Cemetery Hill
That is quite the crazy story. Two things stand out while reading that. How fast word traveled around Quincy. The girl walking with Joey said everyone at the bar was already talking about Joey getting shot when she got to town! The rumor mill was already in full swing. BTW, why was a 17 year old hanging out in a bar? Lol. Anyway, how fast that story spread makes you think of the murders & how fast word must have spread following them. Everyone must have been talking, yet no one wanted to tell the police what they knew or heard.
And the informant situation. Lots of newspaper articles mentioning people as being narcotic informants (I can't believe the paper named those people like that!). It's also apparent from newspaper accounts, it was common for people to turn informant in exchange for dropped charges. It wasn't because PCSO were corrupt and covering for people. If that was the case the person wouldn't have been arrested & charged in th first place. Instead there'd be bust, sometimes large scale quantities, but when it came to court the drug charges would be dropped. The Rodney Lee case is just one example of that, but there are numerous similar stories in the FRB.
Thanks for that Snoho that’s interestin! I haven’t been as involved in the forum lately because of the holidays and life in general. But I do check in to see what’s been posted. Maybe that will be my New Years resolution!! I miss it
I'm still lurking around! I'm trying to find info on the Joan Kennedy murder. Her husband discovered her body in their home after returning from work June 26th 1979. Her clothes had been ripped, she'd been stabbed and raped. A phone cord was wrapped around her neck. There were two glasses of OJ on the kitchen counter, yet apparently Joan was allergic to oranges. This was in Susanville and looks like the only information ever released.
Guess I didn't read that article the first time Kmik, that is crazy! Joey didn't call the cops cause he was "gonna handle it himself". Joey's driver just bails when his buddy is attacked? Both Joey and the gunman claim not to know each other, Joey claims gunman said he was going to kill him for $250? Super weird story