Jan 072019
 

The other day we wrote about the chicken-feed preemptive shot that the desert sun took in an attempt to dictate Sheriff’s Policy to Chad Bianco. You can read that post here 

Yes Sir. There is a new Sheriff In Town

Today at Noon, Chad Bianco officially took office. And what a day it was.

Click here to see deputies at one station not wasting ANY time on fixing up their front door

Palm Desert Station has prepared for a new chain of command
And here is another station with their Chain of Command Wall Cleared Off

To Recap – UnderSheriff William DiYorio Retired. (Undertaker DiYoyo).  Assistant Sheriff Joseph Cleary Retired. Chief Deputy Lyndon Raymond “The Executioner” Wood Retired.

Assistant Sheriff Kevin Vest was terminated and apparently Jeff Van Wagenen did not get him a soft landing job elsewhere in the county.

Assistant Sheriff Jerry Guitierrez was terminated. As of the writing of this blog, the rumored Probation Department Job has NOT been lined up by Van Wagenen – it appears that despite his efforts, Stan Sniff’s Management team are viewed as radioactive waste within the County.

Chief Deputies Christopher Brandon Ford, Jeff Kubel and Cheryl Evans were Terminated. Again, no soft landing jobs.

Only Chief Deputy Jason Horton got a soft landing, he resigned a couple weeks ago to jump to code enforcement. It remains to be seen if Horton uses his position there to harass people.

Lastly, Chief Deputy Misha Graves accepted a demotion and will return to a jail somewhere either as a Captain or a Lieutenant.

Dave “Kurly” Kurylowicz, whose videotaped stunt at a Palm Springs City Council Meeting got breathless coverage from the B-S Newspaper got the surprise of his life. Just minutes after commenting on the Right on Daily Facebook Page using one of his many fake profiles (this one had pictures of Curly Fries on it) – he was ESCORTED OUT OF THE MOVAL STATION. 

Buh-Bye Kurly. 

I have wondered if Dave Kurylowicz sudden psychosis had something to do with his role in the Kevin Duffy Scandal. We know that Kurly was involved in the cover-up. 

Speaking of Kevin Duffy, SHERIFF Bianco (hey, I get to call him that now) indicated that he is re-opening the case. I wonder if Sniff and crew destroyed the evidence they ordered Leonard “Lenny” Purvis to bring over from Hemet. A lot of people know a lot of things about the Kevin Duffy scandal. It is time for Justice.

Sgt. Bob Epps and his Enabler Kent Werges (Bomb Squad) – Will SHERIFF Bianco have them both investigated for misconduct and incompetence? Will Epps’ apparent crimes be looked in to? Will people like Dave Werksman and Rafael Cuevas (who were both subject to retaliation) be restored and compensated for what Werges / Epps did to them? Will Werges be held accountable for going full Potato and having vehicles cut open in the Idyllwild fire?

The SWAT team. Will Bianco terminate/transfer the idiots in charge of it and return it to its original purpose? (aka eliminating the deliberately created roadblocks from using it and transforming it back in to what it should be?)

Christian Dekkker and Tony Pelato (and other friend of sniff promotees) – will SHERIFF Bianco undo the promotions of these undeserving people?

Lt. Mark Bostrom (and other scum in PSB) – will he be held accountable? Will PSB be re-named INTERNAL AFFAIRS? 

Stan Sniff – will the dumpster behind Lemon Street be named after Sniff? Since the corrupt sheriff wanted something named after him, why not that?

CCW Permits? TAP Employees? The Museum? Broken Equipment? Manpower Shortages? Cheating on Timecards? The terminally broken county maintenance system? Out of Control Fraternization? Cities like Menifee trying to start their own departments? Budget Fraud and Gimmicks? What will happen???

Boy, SHERIFF Bianco has a list to deal with. It’s party time Sheriff, and you’re in the saddle. Your intrepid blogger is watching… 

Dec 172018
 

You would think that the local media would understand that the reason why the Sheriff’s Office bailed and other agencies had to step in would have been obvious. Or, perhaps the bruised egos of the local media whose boy got crushed by 16.58% were at play.

Stan Sniff was a no-show at the blue light event but only soon-to-retire Cheryl Evans was present. NBC Palm Springs had a seemingly unrelated story that did not connect the dots

That’s why she says the Blue Light ceremonies that show support to families of fallen officers during this time of year mean everything, “It means that they’re not forgotten and we’re not forgotten,” adding when she found out the department her husband worked for canceled the ceremony this year she was devastated, “I thought nobody really cared about us anymore.”

But that feeling didn’t last long, after hearing about this, two departments stepped up to hold the ceremonies: the Palm Springs Police Department and the Riverside Police Department.

Missing, of course is mention that it was Stan Sniff that attempted to cancel the event. January 8th can’t get here soon enough.

Dec 142018
 
  1. Yup. It is apparently a time-honored tradition.

Jamie Hurtado and others within Marion Ashley’s Office are getting spread around the county. While I have no direct knowledge, it appears that the same is true with John Taviglione’s Staff as well.

A specific named mentioned to me is a County Administrative Staffer, Jeff Van Wagenen who used to work in the Zellerbach Regime before the scandal-ridden Zellerbach was unseated by the doveish Mike Hestrin.

Apparently Van Wagenen wants to become the next County Administrator and has been tasked by the County Board of Supervisors with finding homes for Stan Sniff’s management staff who are under the age of 50.

Chief Undertaker DiYoyo has retired as has Assistant Sheriff Joseph Cleary. Lyndon Raymond “the Executioner” Wood is done on 12/26/2018 according to sources.

As we wrote previously, Stan Sniff attempted to get Assistant Sheriff Kevin Vest appointed Sheriff so he could leave office early. On that note the Board of Supervisors actually told the Sheriff no.

However, your intrepid blogger has learned that the aforementioned Jeff Van Wagenen has been seen palling around with Kevin Vest. Kevin Vest is a reputed computer nerd and geek. It has been put to your intrepid blogger that Vest wants the Riverside County IT department job. (At least a senior position in the department)

The word is that the County CEO and Jeff Van Wagenen want to control the flow of information between the DA’s office and the Sheriff’s Office. This means that non-sworn people would be seeing confidential information and investigative information that is out of the public eye. In essence, it would set Kevin Vest up in a position where he could leak and review potentially damaging information on a wide range of people.

If you have been following the news, you know that the FBI, the DOJ and the Obama administration conspired to conceal exculpatory evidence from judges in the cases against Trump admin figures. You also know that they lied to a court to get a warrant and the Obama admin leaked a ton of information in an attempt to de-stabilize the Trump administration.

Imagine putting Kevin Vest in a position where he could do the same to Chad Bianco and his administration?

Jeff Van Wagenen is reputed to be kissing up to Chad Bianco while it sure looks like he is doing the bidding of the outgoing supervisors to sabotage him.

Van Wagenen is reputedly responsible for placing Assistant Sheriff Jerry Guitierrez in the Probation Department despite Guitierrez’ history of poor management decisions. Chief Jason Horton is now in charge of (or senior within) Code Enforcement. This means that Guitierrez will be able to screw with the Sheriff’s department via handling of probation issues and Horton will be able to write tickets en-masse on Sheriff Department Vehicles, etc. (And, yes, a previous code enforcement officer fired from previous DA Trask spent 8 years harassing Zellerbach’s department)

So while attempting to get in the good graces of Chad Bianco, Van Wagenen is attempting to find homes for the remaining ethically-challenged lackeys in Sniff’s Second floor. Where will Kubel, Evans, Raya and Graves end up?

One of my sources was adamant that Van Wagenen was a tyrant to work for in the DA’s office and he was as vindictive and retaliatory as anyone there. It seems to this blogger that Mr. Van Wagenen would turn on Chad or anyone else in county government as soon as it suited him. Given that he is helping the swamp stir in Riverside County, even if my assessment of his personality and approach is incorrect – you still should take pause and use extreme caution around him.

Dec 052018
 

… before Chad Bianco can fire them I guess. We’ve detailed how Jason Horton and Christopher Brandon Ford have been interviewing with other agencies (including Menifee).

We’ve also detailed how the Second Floor are tying up loose ends, attacking whistleblowers and finishing off other Chad Bianco Supporters with retaliatory terminations and discipline.

Here is Stan Sniff on Facebook blaming the board of supervisors once again (even after three of those guys endorsed him, no less…)

Taxpayers be dammed, this photo represents about $2MM a year (or more) in Pensions. ARRRRGH

Nov 292018
 

Did you hear the latest? Menifee is starting their own police department. After the City Government used technicalities to thwart an attempt to repeal their sales tax increase, the City Council is hard at work spending the money.

A life’s dream of at least two of their council-members is a Menifee PD. Menifee is a City of About 90K people that has been a “Contract City” of the Sheriff’s Department since it’s incorporation over a decade ago.

It has been put to this blogger that the reviled Christopher Brandon Ford is going to be offered the Chief of Police job in Menifee. Ford, pictured several months ago with Lt Huskey and the local Station Captain was attempting to intimidate Chad Bianco at a public event.

Christopher Brandon Ford – then a Captain – was the Captain of the RATT Squad in the middle of covering up the massive deputy cheating scandal. While Ford claims to be a “Born Again Christian”, his life and lifestyle belie the faith he claims.

Ford was well known for carousing and using his rank to get horizontal refreshment according to a myriad of confidential informants. It is also alleged that behavior continues to this day. If anyone has further information about the pending insanity in Menifee, please contact us.

Two days ago, we started in to the sad state of affairs at the County of Riverside Worker’s Comp. Riverside self-administers and self-funds their system. This lends itself to corruption and incompetence when there is no third party oversight. It is clear that the five elected supervisors don’t oversee the administration or, worse they have directed the County to engage in abusive claims management.

Your intrepid blogger was informed of people that contracted cancer and died from asbestos. They had to litigate a class action lawsuit and at least one claimant died before the case was complete. I assume that Marion Ashley, John Taviglione and others think letting people die saves the county money?

The pattern of abuse of injured or sick employees suggests that this transcends incompetence.

Jay Youngblood sits in a wheelchair needing constant assistance because the county is denying his worker’s comp claim similar to dozens of others with far less severe injuries. However, blown knees turn into permanent disabilities with months and years of stonewalling paying for basic medical services and rehab.

Why then did Lee Tainter’s claim get picked up so quickly when others are forced in to years of litigation?

Stan can absolutely do something about Jay if he wanted to, If he cared. Case in point, Nola Tainter out of the blue donated $2000.00 to stans mess of a campaign. Shortly after the donation her husband Lee Tainter gets a call from Di Yorio letting him know his full industrial disability retirement had been approved and granted. Why would Di Yorio make a personal call right after a sizable donation????

So, is someone in County Admin on the take? Or are they taking orders from Stan Sniff? Is this suggestion of corruption (and a possible cover-up) a reason why John Taviglione suddenly endorsed Stan Sniff for re-election on his way out the door?

None of these suggestions are good. The presence of a Sheriff Chad Bianco will obviously change things somewhat – but systemic reform is needed and it starts with the County Board of Supervisors.

Nola Tainter was in Jessica Gore’s Job and actually trained Gore before Sniff fired her. Once Lee got injured, it sure looks like she and Lee (who also donated) greased the skids and her past termination by Sniff was forgotten. Sniff got some badly needed campaign cash, Lee got his claim picked up. Jessica Gore is the wife of Jason Gore, recently rewarded with a promotion to Sergeant despite being in the middle of the cheating scandal that rocked the Sheriff’s Department. Gore is a media relations person for Sniff (I’d imagine she was able to get Gore’s name omitted from what little coverage there was of the issue) and also made sure the infamous “Eggplant” got a job on the second floor as well.

It is alleged that Kurly and Lyndon Raymond “the Executioner” Wood are attempting to “go out on disability”. Will the County of Riverside pick their claims up quickly? (If indeed the rumors of their real or imagined illnesses are true?) It is also alleged that Undertaker DiYoyo is filing a “Knee Claim” in order to make some of his retirement tax free. I will lay odds that claim gets picked up as well. (We will be following up on all of these as County Admin appears to be combination of corrupt and incompetent like Broward County Elections)

P.S. Please visit this link on the DIR Website to file a complaint about the abuse of your claim.