Friday, April 3, 2009

Carlos Herrera and family have to tread very carefully in Rancho Cucamonga

You remember Carlos Herrera, the guy who did not play nicely with his neighbors in Rancho Cucamonga. As I previously noted, this guy and his family and friends would give death threats to neighbors, broke three ribs on one neighbor, race a car within inches of other neighbors, shatter the windows and slash the tires of a neighbor, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

Normally, your neighborhood watch group doesn't have to watch people IN your neighborhood. The police were called, Herrera was arrested, restraining orders were filed against him, but nothing seemed to stop him and the others from threatening the community.

Well, last October, an administrative order barred Herrera, girlfriend Jennifer Mason, and other family members/friends of the couple not to

...intimidate neighbors, vandalize property, trespass, block access to public streets and sidewalks, or possess guns or other deadly weapons.

Herrera and Mason appealed the decision, and the Rancho Cucamonga City Council unanimously rejected the appeal.

Herrera and Mason have moved away, but mediator Glenn Gottlieb put a condition on their return to Rancho Cucamonga:

Gottlieb also ordered Herrera and Mason - who now live in St. George, Utah - to give the city at least five days' notice before crossing Rancho Cucamonga city limits.

And the City Attorney is prepared to take action if they violate the administrative order:

City Attorney Jim Markman said in an interview Thursday that if Herrera or other people subject to the administrative action disobey its orders, the city could pursue legal action resulting in fines or jail time for Herrera or other potential violators.

Well, the problem's theoretically solved. But I wonder what it's like in St. George, Utah these days.

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