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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/28/2014 03:28 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/28/2014 03:34 PM
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Two Additional Sheriff’s Deputies Appointed to the Resident Deputy Program

San Andreas, CA...On 01/22/14, Sheriff Gary Kuntz announced the appointment of two additional resident deputies to his resident deputy program, bringing the total to four deputies assigned to the program. The newest resident deputies are Deputy Kyle Johnson and Deputy John Alfred. Deputy Johnson will be assigned to the communities of Arnold and Murphys, where he will work from the Arnold sheriff’s substation. Deputy Alfred will be assigned to the West Point/Mokelumne Hill/Mountain Ranch communities, working out of those respective substations. Earlier in his term Sheriff Kuntz appointed Corporal Rudi Leon as the resident deputy for Valley Springs, where he works out of the new Valley Springs substation, and Deputy Wayne Newnam for the Copperopolis area and substation. The goal of the resident deputy program is to have specific deputies identified and available to work as a liaison between their assigned communities and the sheriff’s office in order to address crime and other concerns of the residents. This is part of Sheriff’s Kuntz’s commitment towards having an effective approach to community and problem oriented policing...

Deputy Kyle Johnson has been with the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office since June 2013. He previously worked for Lassen County Sheriff’s Office and Truckee Police Department.

Deputy John Alfred has been with the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office since December 2012. He previously worked in Stockton as a police sergeant for the University of the Pacific Police Department.

Deputy Wayne Newnam is a 16 year veteran of the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, joining the sheriff’s office in 1998.

Corporal Rudi Leon is a nine year veteran, joining the sheriff’s office in 2005

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Welcome Back
Posted on: 2014-01-28 21:36:02   By: Anonymous
Nice to have you back in town.Will budget woes take you away again? I hope not.There's so much more happening in Arnold now,especially after dark. Not the fun kind of stuff like before *)

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Posted on: 2014-01-28 22:50:45   By: Anonymous
Must be an Election year. Incumbents are finally working and fulfilling promises they made more than three years ago. Geesh.

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    Posted on: 2014-01-29 07:00:35   By: Anonymous
    You are Soooo right on that! With more patrol you also would hope crime and trespassing laws will be enforced. I doubt that though.

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Posted on: 2014-01-30 07:23:40   By: Anonymous
I guess two is better then one or none. What would really help is a Narcotic Squad, and not just one. I see these tweekers everywhere, it seems to me they are multiplying like rats. When you have these kind of people around our crime will continue to go up.
Best thing we all can do for one another, your neighbor, is to keep your eyes open, and call the authorities if you see something suspicious, and write down what the person is wearing if you see someone. That person/s you see today, might be looking at you tomorrow.

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    Posted on: 2014-01-30 08:14:53   By: Anonymous
    NICE! Thanks Sheriff Gary. Lets clean this town up, too many tweekers walking hw4 all day and night.

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    Posted on: 2014-01-30 08:15:13   By: Anonymous
    any chance of getting a "Resident Sheriff" that I would mean a REAL sheriff........

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Posted on: 2014-02-03 00:00:09   By: Anonymous
How shocking that Kuntz is doing all of this just before an election.... I'm not taking a shot at the Deputies, but his Resident Deputy program is a joke. They don't operate any differently other than going to a community meeting once or twice a year. What a joke. Hopefully people aren't falling for Gary's nonsense. It's time to give him the boot and get a Sheriff elected that will actually do something about the insane amount of crime in this county. Per capita, we must be setting some kind of record... Look at the bright side, Kuntz will have plenty of time to just hang out at La Contenta or The Range and get drunk all day....wait, he does that already...

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