The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has arrested several offenders in recent weeks who were released from prison to the county’s supervision under the state’s “public safety realignment.”
Under the law passed last year as legislation called AB109, offenders convicted of certain considered “non-violent, non-serious and non-sexual” are now released from prison to the supervision of county probation departments rather than on state parole.
Sheriff’s deputies on Friday arrested a San Andreas woman who had an active felony warrant for allegedly failing to abide by the terms of her supervised release in Yolo County.
Deputies were dispatched to the Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital about 8:44 p.m. to a reported verbal altercation, where they contacted Jessica Renee Reyes, 25, of the 400 block of East Saint Charles Street, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
Reyes allegedly admitted she was under the influence of methamphetamine and deputies later learned she had a warrant for her arrest out of Yolo County for violating the terms of her “post-release community supervision,” the Sheriff’s Office said.
The Yolo County Probation Department was withholding details about the conviction that sent Reyes to prison.
Reyes was in custody Monday evening in Calaveras County Jail on a no-bail hold.
The Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office said a preliminary hearing was set Monday in a separate case involving a convicted felon who was released from prison to the supervision of Sacramento County and was arrested in San Andreas last month.
Nicholas Frazier, 29, of Herald, who was released from prison on a burglary conviction, was arrested May 19 with Carrie Smith, 38, also of Herald, on suspicion of vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.
Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Special Enforcement Unit found a suspicious 1992 Chevy van parked in the driveway of a vacant residence on the 500 block of Lewis Avenue in San Andreas.
Frazier and Smith were found inside the van and contacted by deputies, according to a Sheriff’s Office report released last week.
A check on the license plate revealed it was not registered to the van, but to a San Andreas woman, and the van itself had been reported stolen from Lodi five days before, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
Frazier and Smith were no longer being held in Calaveras County Jail on Monday afternoon and the circumstances of their release were not immediately available.
A preliminary hearing in the case is set for June 18.