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New sheriff appoints new undersheriff

 

Assistant Sheriff Trisha Sanchez will be the county's new undersheriff, effective Sunday, July 17, as Acting Sheriff Carlos Bolanos takes up his new responsibilities as the appointed sheriff for San Mateo County.

"Assistant Sheriff Sanchez has been an integral part of the Sheriff's Executive Team and I know that her extensive experience in both corrections and operations will be an asset to me and our organization," Mr. Bolanos said in announcing her appointment July 14.


Trisha Sanchez. (Courtesy, San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.)
Mr. Bolanos was appointed sheriff by the county Board of Supervisors on July 12 to fill the remaining two-plus years of the third term of Sheriff Greg Munks, who announced he would retire July 16 for health reasons.

Ms. Sanchez has a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's degree in public sector leadership from Saint Mary's College of California. She is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and of the West Point Leadership Program, a police training program of the Los Angeles Police Department.

She began her 29-year career with the Sheriff's Office as a reserve deputy and has been an assistant sheriff since 2008.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 14, 2016 at 12:12 pm

I seriously doubt Speir and Eshoo would have raised significant issues with this appointment if not for the sheriff's connection to underage sex trafficking. Just read that again and think about it, "the sheriff's connection to underage sex trafficking." Insane.


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Posted by I didn't know that
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm

@Bob

I'm not familiar with the 'sheriff's connection to underage sex trafficking' that you write about. I did just pull up the 2007 story from SFGATE.COM here:

Web Link

Embarrassing story to say the least but no mention of "underage sex trafficking"

Please post your source.



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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:44 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

Yes. We have a lot of people who READ what they want into articles. This is all old news, embarrassing yes. What are the good things the Sheriff/Undersheriff have done for the people of San Mateo County. What programs have been started/changed, etc. since they have been in office.


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Here's a story from 2007 that has some detail on the case: Web Link

One minor, rest were here on tourist visas. Hm, 24 tourist visas but it wasn't sex trafficking? Interesting reasoning by the FBI. I guess the situation was a little more straightforward than more biased sources suggested.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Jul 14, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Too bad that Bolanos is now sheriff. Ick!


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Posted by I didn't know that
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 14, 2016 at 2:22 pm

@Bob

Thanks for posting the link.

It reads that 25 prostitutes were arrested at 8 separate locations and that one of the 24 was not 18 years old. I guess if the one underaged girl was at the location where Munks and Bolanos were found then they were indeed connected to 'underage sex trafficking'. If that claim is made, however, it should also be noted that neither of them was charged with any crime and both cooperated fully with the Las Vegas PD.

I think all pieces of the story should be told.


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm

I agree that all pieces should be told. I think these two really threw a wrench in the operation by being there though. As you said it was in multiple locations, also it was the culmination of a very involved two year investigation. This wasn't just prostitution, it was sex trafficking.

Maybe if Almanac News staff reads this I'd ask that they remove or amend my original comment, you're right that I had the facts of the story wrong originally when I said he was connected to "underage" sex trafficking.

Eshoo said herself in 2007, "The whole element of accountability is missing. People simply don't know what happened that night." (Web Link)

From that same article:

"Describing the house, Hermosillo said, "It smelled like urine, it smelled like feces, it smelled like cigarette smoke. It didn't look like a massage parlor. It was very obviously not a massage parlor."


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Posted by I didn't know that
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 14, 2016 at 3:12 pm

@Bob

No need to retract anything. You sound like an extremely reasonable man. And, as Ms. Eshoo said, we don't really know what happened that night.

Only one thing for certain, those two men made a big mistake.


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm

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SteveC:

who cares what they've done since then. They both should have been FIRED for their incredibly poor judgement. We have a right to expect better from our highest law enforcement officials. If this hadn't happened in the most corrupt county of California they probably would have been fired.


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 14, 2016 at 5:17 pm

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And I'll add that if Munks or Bolanos had ANY integrity they would have tendered their resignations.


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Jul 14, 2016 at 7:31 pm

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LVMPD Officer Bill Cassell 4/25/2007 both were inside the bordello.

Greg Munks press release promotes the story that Carlos Bolanos was waiting in the limo.

Carlos Bolanos refused to comment on this subject…..No Comment

Don Horsley, Warren Slocum, and Adrienne Tissier protected Carlos Bolanos from some questions thats all they did.

[Part removed. If there is a public record on this allegation, let us know: editor@AlmanacNews.com ]


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Jul 14, 2016 at 7:39 pm

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The FBI is very sensitive to the subject of why did they close a 2 year Human Trafficking Sex Slave Sting Operation Dollhouse with Sheriff Greg Munks and Undersheriff as the last 2 johns, That was a Saturday night about 9:30 PM

They are interested in anyone who wants to see the documents. Why? It's a closed case,


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