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Otterson takes deal, pleads guilty to grand theft of animal

Tucker Michael Otterson, the 28-year-old former Stonyford-area resident accused of multiple charges in connection with the unlawful killing of two cows on Leesville-Ladoga Road...

Court orders suspected shooter to be arraigned for attempted murder 

Colusa County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Thompson said there was sufficient evidence for convicted felon Rodolfo Martinez Madrigal, Jr., 28, of Gridley, to...

Arrest log (02/19/2020)

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Trial set for accused street gang members  

Two men accused of attacking a fellow gang member are set to face a trial by jury.  Trial was set for March 18-20 for Nickolas...

Man shot in hand on Sioc Street in apparent drive-by shooting

  Officers from the Colusa Police Department were dispatched to the 100-block of Sioc Street on Sunday after an anonymous reporting party called and reported...

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...

Neil ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation 

The woman charged with attempted murder of a California Highway Patrol officer last month has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before she...

Arbuckle man arrested on arson charges

An Arbuckle man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of deliberately setting fire to public land along County Road 99 as he walked from Williams...

Preliminary testimony damning in Garcia murder case

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Convicted gang member sentenced to prison

The accused leader of a Colusa street gang was sentenced to more than four years in state prison last week for the Oct. 9,...

Four arrested in Saturday night burglary

A report of suspicious activity at the trailer park at the Colusa Landing on Sunday led to the arrest of three Butte County residents...

Man sentenced to six years for assaulting elder 

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Charges filed in connection with Stonyford cow killings

The Colusa County District Attorney’s Office announced on Monday that it would be filing charges against a man who allegedly killed two cows, decapitating...

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 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...

Arrest log (04/01/2020)

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Attempted murder case postponed: awaiting toxicology report.

The woman charged with attempted murder a California Highway Patrol officer on Feb. 20 appeared in Colusa County Superior Court last week but did...

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...

Suspect apprehended in Williams shooting

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Two arrested after attempted robbery, shooting near Colusa Casino

Two Colusa residents were arrested after authorities say they tried to kill a man last week at the Colusa Rancheria, just outside of Colusa...

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...

Accused killer fighting added felony charge

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Colusa man sentenced on assault charge

A Colusa man was sentenced on Jan. 2 to three years in the Colusa County Jail for assaulting his childhood friend with a knife...

Re-sentencing hearing for Ramazzini pushed back

  The re-sentencing hearing for convicted murderer Nathan Ramazzini, initially slated to begin next week, will be rescheduled at the request of the Colusa County...

Special enhancement charge stands for murder suspect

Colusa County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Thompson last week upheld a special allegation charge that accuses Salvador Garcia-Vaca of planning his former girlfriend’s...

Sex offender in jail on fresh charges

A registered sex offender pleaded not guilty last week to charges that could send him back to prison if he is convicted. John Justice Goodman,...

Maxwell killer released after decades behind bars

A convicted killer was paroled from state prison on May 13 after serving more than 20 years in prison. Samuel “Sammy” Andrew Morton Jr., 47,...

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...

Arbuckle child molester to fight solicitation charge

A convicted child molester has pleaded not guilty to a solicitation charge that could send him back to prison.  Trial has been set for May...

Pre-trial hearing for accused killer postponed

Martin Ehrke, the man accused of killing two women at his family’s Arbuckle farm in 2018, has been granted a three month continuance in...

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