Countywide probation sweep yields three arrests

A countywide probation compliance sweep last week yielded three arrests, including two for violations of probation and one on a warrant, according to Colusa County Chief Probation Officer Bill Fenton. The sweep also resulted in the confiscation of “a couple of weapons and ammo,” Fenton added.

Representatives from six county law enforcement agencies, including the Colusa Police Department, the Colusa County Task Force, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, the Colusa County Probation Department, and the Williams Police Department participated in the sweep on Nov. 6. Law enforcement personnel made a total of 39 probation contacts and conducted 25 drug tests on the spot.

Among those arrested for violating probation were Steven Joseph Kesterson, 26, of Maxwell, and Juan Jesus Ambriz,27, of Williams. According to the booking sheet from the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, Ambriz – a convicted felon – was found to be in possession of both ammunition and firearms, which were confiscated in the sweep. Also arrested was Serena Janassa Byrd, 37, of Colusa, who had an outstanding warrant for violating the terms of her probation. ■

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Brian Pearson is the Managing Editor & Reporter for the Williams Pioneer Review. Brian joined the Williams Pioneer Review in June 2016 and is committed to bringing hyperlocal news to its readers. A few of his projects include reporting on local government and the newly feature sports page. To contact Brian about this article, or for future articles, please email him at brian@colusacountynews.net