People v. Jeffrey Steven Smith (CR03997X)
On July 12, 2019, Jeffrey Steven Smith, age 48, of Downieville, was convicted of making criminal threats, a violation of Penal Code section 422, a felony. Mr. Smith was arrested by Sierra County Sheriff’s Deputies following an incident involving a US Forest Service employee. Mr. Smith will be sentenced on August 9, 2019. It is anticipated that he will spend 90 days in a rehabilitation facility and remain on 3 years formal probation.
People v. Steiner Von Knoeffler (CR03975)
On July 23, 2019, Steiner Von Knoeffler, age 28, of Downieville, was convicted to being under the influence of alcohol in public, a violation of Penal Code section 647(f), a misdemeanor. Mr. Knoeffler was arrested on February 9, 2019 by CHP. Mr. Knoeffler will be on summary court probation for 2 years and will be required to pay a fine.
People v. Andre Depavloff (CR03994)
On July 23, 2019, Andre Depavloff, age 49 of Nevada City, was convicted of driving under the influence, a violation of Vehicle Code section 23152(f). Mr. Depavloff was arrested on May 23, 2019 in Downieville by the Sierra County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Depavloff was sentenced to time served, he will be on summary probation for 3 years, attend DUI school and pay a fine.
People v. Bradley Garfield Watkins (CR03893X)
On July 26, 2019, Bradley Garfield Watkin, age 34, of Grass Valley, was convicted of being a prohibited person in possession of a weapon, a violation of Penal Code section 29805(a), a felony. Watkins was arrested following a search pursuant to traffic stop turned up a rifle. Mr. Watkins will be sentenced to 16 months in prison.