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Detectives nab Gridley man for Princeton Post Office burglaries 

A man wanted in Colusa County on a bad check charge was arrested on Thursday in connection with the recent vandalism and mail theft...

Woman accused of attacking cop still awaiting mental health treatment

In an effort to combat COVID-19, the California Department of Corrections has refused admission to state prison for thousands of convicted felons still sitting...

Wanted in Court (09/30/2020)

A bench warrant was issued on Sept. 23 for the arrest of Shawn Edwin Alan Leroy Freeman, 46, of Colusa, for failure to appear...

Arrest log (09/30/2020)

â–şJose Rios Ocampo, 35, of Williams, CA, was arrested by the Williams Police Department on 09/22/2020, at 4:08 PM, in the area of Virginia...

Former Colusa cop convicted, sentenced on theft charges

Instead of retiring from a lengthy law enforcement career as a respected public servant, a former Colusa police officer last week officially ended his...

Arrest Log (09/23/2020)

Ayla Marie Peters, 33, of Redding, CA, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on 09/19/2020, at 10:17 PM, in the are of Interstate...

Williams man learns what not to wear in court

You might wear clothes that are a walking advertisement for a social or political group, but the courtroom is not the place for them. Colusa...

Man convicted of road rage wants no jail time

A Sylmar man convicted in Colusa County in connection to a road rage incident on Interstate 5 in late 2018 has done everything he...

Trial set for accused arsonist

Trial has been set for Dec. 3 for the man accused of setting fire to the Safe Haven Wellness and Recovery Center. Robert Dean Cates,...

Gang member sentenced to state prison

After serving nearly a year in Colusa County Jail while awaiting trial for his part in the Oct. 9, 2009 brutal attack on a...

Alleged partners in crime disruptive in court

All criminal defendants have the right to remain silent. Some, however, lack the capacity. Colusa County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Thompson once again continued...

Arrest log (09/16/2020)

â–ş Nery Giovanni Bachez, 40, of Yuba City, CA, was arrested by the Colusa Police Department on 09/04/2020, at 7:37 PM, in the area...

Colusa County Jail rid of Butte County felon

A career criminal sentenced Sept. 2 in Colusa County Superior Court to two years in state prison is being tossed back to his home...

Arrest log (09/09/2020)

â–ş Alfredo Vazquez Hernandez, 26, of Colusa, CA, was arrested by the California Fish & Game on 08/31/2020, at 12:30 PM, in the area...

WANTED IN COURT (09/09/2020)

A $250,000 bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Mario Robert Rafanan, 48, of Sacramento, after he twice failed to appear in...

Change of venue expected in Colusa murder case

The man accused of killing 21-year-old Karen Garcia in 2018 will appear in Colusa County Superior Court on Sept. 16, where his attorney could...

Arrest log (09/02/2020)

â–ş Kenneth Dean Berry, 34, of Sacramento, CA, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on 08/24/2020, at 11:52 PM, in the area of...

Accused Orv’s parking lot shooter pleads not guilty

The man suspected of shooting at an occupied vehicle in the Orv’s Gas Station parking lot, in Williams, last December, has pleaded not guilty...

Bank robber admits guilt, halts trial

The second Colusa County jury trial amid the coronavirus pandemic ended Thursday similar to the first trial in July. Although there was no indication this...

Colusa man sentenced to state prison

An inmate with a lengthy criminal history was sentenced to more than six years in state prison last week - the price he has...

Arrest log (08/26/2020)

â–ş John David Modgling, 46, of Yuba City, CA, was arrested by the Colusa County Sheriff's Office on 08/18/2020, at 4:22 AM, in the...

Arrest log (08/19/2020)

â–ş Allen Dale Epperson, 32, of Fairfield, CA, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on 08/12/2020, at 8:12 AM, in the area of...

Colusa man pleads not guilty to gun theft

A Colusa man accused of walking out of Kittle’s Outdoor and Sport Co. with a handgun last April has pleaded not guilty to the...

Trial planned for accused bank robber

Colusa County Superior Court will try again next week to get through a jury trial amid a pandemic. Jury selection will begin Aug. 27 in...

Arrest log (08/13/2020)

â–ş Javier Ruiz Jr., 45, of Live Oak, CA, was arrested by the Colusa Police Department on 08/04/2020, at 5:49 PM, in the area...

Accused bank robbers to appear in court

The trial for accused bank robber Michael G. Jones Jr. that was scheduled to begin this week has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Jones’...

First post-COVID-19 trial hits viral snag

Trial court resumed last week in Colusa County after a four-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, jury selection and the county’s first post-outbreak...

Accused gang member pleads guilty to robbery

On the second day of his jury trial, Nickolas Roberto Rojas, 25, of Colusa, an admitted member of the Sioc Street Norteños, pleaded guilty...

Hit-and-run driver pleads not guilty to attempted murder

The man accused of deliberately crashing into an ATV in Princeton and seriously injuring a teenage girl before injuring a Good Samaritan in a...

Arrest log (08/05/2020)

â–ş Jose Javier Rodriguez Chavez, 48, of Colusa, CA, was arrested by the Colusa Police Department on 07/28/2020, at 1:21 AM, in the area...

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