Public Safety




This week the DA’s office had a two-day jury trial at the Willows courthouse. Thank you to all perspective and selected jurors for your time and patience during this Monday/Wednesday trial schedule!

PEOPLE V. CRYSTAL ROTHGERY- Defendant was convicted by a jury on a felony violation of Penal Code Section 451(d), Arson of Another’s Property, in this case a 2005 Honda Accord. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from former Orland Police Department Officer and now Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Branson. The sentencing will be held on January 19, 2018.

High Levels on Stony Creek

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High water levels on Stony Creek

Orland, CA – Stony Creek is experiencing higher than normal water levels due to runoff from recent storms as well as releases from Black Butte Dam. Increased flows on Stony Creek have caused some erosion of the riverbed and caused water to encroach further on to property than seen in the past in areas of Orland including in the vicinity of Stony Creek subdivision.

Missing Persons in Mendocino National Forest

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Public Information Officer Contact:                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Amy Travis, Deputy Director OES                                                         Date: February 4, 2019


Missing Persons in Mendocino National Forest

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Manning

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Manning!

On July 9th 2019, at the California State Prison, Los Angeles County located in Lancaster, California a parole hearing was held for Inmate John Manning. Manning had previously been convicted at a jury trial of being hired to murder victim F.M., a father of four young daughters in Glenn County, over a drug debt. The plan to assassinate F.M. was carried out by Inmate Manning and two codefendants by luring the victim to a remote location and executing him in cold blood as he begged for his life. This case was investigated by Glenn County Sheriff's Office. Manning was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. However, over Christmas 2018 then Governor Jerry Brown commuted Manning’s sentence to life WITH the possibility of parole, which made Manning eligible for parole immediately. After a lengthy hearing, the Parole Board denied Manning’s parole, and he will not be eligible for parole again for 3 years.

Partial Reopening of Roads in Fire area

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August 22, 2018

Partial Reopening of Roads in Fire area

Glenn County – Mandatory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the area of Glenn County south of County Road 308 to the Colusa County Line and west of County Road 306 to the Lake County line. The following roads have been reopened to allow access to critical transportation routes in this area: