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Closing Arguments in DUI, Child Endangerment Case

Jul 22, 2016
Closing Arguments in DUI, Child Endangerment Case

Wednesday’s Testimony By Misha Berman Wednesday afternoon, July 20, in Department 10 was the trial for Defendant Rachel Clemente who is charged with driving while intoxicated, hit and run, and child endangerment, abuse and neglect. There was witness testimony from an officer from the City of Davis Police Department, and from DOJ Senior Criminologist...

Neighbor’s Report Leads to a Formal Charge of Domestic Violence

Jul 22, 2016
Neighbor’s Report Leads to a Formal Charge of Domestic Violence

By Christina Day On July 4, 2016, around 10pm, neighbors in West Sacramento called the police after hearing yells and screams, and seeing a woman emerging from her house with a bloody mouth. Michael Reimer was alleged to have verbally abused, shoved and hit his wife, to whom he has been married 11 years....

Jury Convicts Pedersen of Resisting

Jul 21, 2016
Jury Convicts Pedersen of Resisting

By Sophie Marconi On July 19, 2016, at 2 pm in Department 14, the defense and prosecution began their closing arguments for the case of the People vs. Michael George Pedersen. Judge Rosenberg presided over the case, and, after addressing the jury, allowed the defense to begin closing statements. As the defense presented a...

Closing Arguments in Case of Man Bringing Drugs into Jail

Jul 21, 2016
Closing Arguments in Case of Man Bringing Drugs into Jail

By Mariel Barbadillo On the morning of July 20, 2016, the prosecution and defense made their closing arguments in the case of Keith Scott, a man charged with bringing drugs into a jail. When searched by police, Mr. Scott admitted to carrying a knife, marijuana, and a pipe. He did not, however, disclose that...

Peace Officer and Defendant Provide Conflicting Testimony in Case of Resisting Arrest

Jul 20, 2016
Peace Officer and Defendant Provide Conflicting Testimony in Case of Resisting Arrest

By Mariel Barbadillo The trial of The People v. Michael George Pedersen resumed the morning of July 19, 2016 with witness testimonies and presentation of evidence. Proceedings began with Attorney Alexander Kien calling the Prosecution’s first and only witness: Officer Jack Hatton, a peace officer in West Sacramento. Officer Hatton was on duty the...

Resisting Arrest or Police Misconduct?

Jul 19, 2016
Resisting Arrest or Police Misconduct?

By Sarah Gregory The trial of Michael George Pedersen commenced in Yolo County Superior Court on July 18, 2016.  This trial was organized following an alleged altercation between a police officer and the defendant on November 15, 2015. The prosecutor argued that the police officer was driving in his patrol car and observed an...

Davis Man Held to Answer for Punching Attack on Three Victims

Jul 19, 2016
Davis Man Held to Answer for Punching Attack on Three Victims

By Sophie Marconi On Monday July 18 at 1:38 pm in Department 9, Judge W. Johnson conducted a preliminary hearing on an assault case regarding the defendant Chad Patterson and an assault of three individuals, including two men and one young woman. The incident occurred on June 28, 2016, at approximately 7 pm. The...

Defendant Claims He Did Not Know Vehicle Was Stolen

Jul 13, 2016
Defendant Claims He Did Not Know Vehicle Was Stolen

By Sarah Gregory The defense in the case against Joshua Matthew Savage argued that the defendant was too drunk to comprehend that the vehicle he was driving had been stolen. The trial of Mr. Savage began on the morning of July 12, 2016.  The trial involves an incident where the defendant was found driving...

Gang Activity at KetMoRee Leads to 10 Years in State Prison

Jul 6, 2016
Gang Activity at KetMoRee Leads to 10 Years in State Prison

by Sarah Gregory The hearing of Joseph James Underwood began its last day on July 5, 2016.  The case involves an incident at KetMoRee Thai Restaurant & Bar in Davis, where the defendant was present while members of the Brown Street Locos gang stabbed an individual to death.  The incident occurred in the early...

Drug Transaction or Mental Health Issue?

Jul 1, 2016
Drug Transaction or Mental Health Issue?

By Prince Sahota The trial of The People v. Jeremy Lee Deaton was back in session this June 29, 2016.  The trial involves an alleged incident where the defendant was found sleeping in his car with ounces of methamphetamine in his possession.  The defendant is charged with the following: possessing a dangerous controlled substance...

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