Jacob Miller pleaded no contest Tuesday in Monterey County Superior Court to possession of stolen property and possession of methadone related to an alleged theft at Asilomar Conference Grounds.
Chapman said the DA agreed to drop a separate weapons charge.
Miller will likely receive probation — which can mean up to a year in jail — and be required to do a minimum six-month drug treatment program.
Jacob Miller was sentenced in February 2012 to three years probation and 90 days in jail for possession of methamphetamine for sale. At the time, he completed a rehabilitation program at Genesis House and was living in a sober-living home.
Sheriff Scott Miller’s son was arrested by probation officers on Tuesday in Pacific Grove after he allegedly stole “well over $1,000” in goods from Asilomar Conference Grounds, State Parks officials said.
Asilomar superintendent Eric Abma said Jacob Miller, who is in Monterey County Jail, stole phones, iPads, at least one laptop, and a “couple” of purses on Thursday and Friday.
Abma said he could not specify where the items were stolen from or if they were taken from people attending a conference.
I don’t know, after seeing both tubbies Kanalakis and Garcia, I was thinking that Miller was the only candidate that was physicaly capable of actually being a cop.
Kanalakis spokesman Tom Kise said the problem was insufficient volume in the ad’s required “Paid for by …” statement, but said it was fixed within hours.
Miller issued a scathing statement Thursday, decrying the ad as “fraudulent” and “deceptive” and said, “Kanalakis went so far as to disguise attribution of the ads … We now have more evidence of his ham-fisted and vicious nature.”
The Hear-Old article tries to catch Miller up with the other two Sheriff candidates’ tabloid fodder.
While serving as Pacific Grove’s police chief, he says he refused to bow to pressure from City Council members who wanted friends promoted and traffic tickets forgiven, and that he did the right thing in firing parking enforcement officer Rhonda Ramey, whom he suspected of wrongfully ticketing cars so she could obtain title to them.
After watching the spats between the other two candidates, the choice has to be obvious. I see the others on the TV news and must comment that neither one looks in shape to be a peace officer.
The Monterey County Prosecutors’ Association endorsed candidate Scott Miller for sheriff Monday, after a “near unanimous” vote by its members.
Although he officially left the job as a retiree, he later said he was unfairly fired and ended up suing the city even as he successfully campaigned for City Council. An hour before being sworn in, he formally accepted a $150,000 settlement of the wrongful termination claim he filed against the city. Miller was the top vote-getter in that race for seats on the council.
Matheson said Miller is the only sheriff’s candidate who speaks Spanish, and would bring a “great intellect” to the office.
Former parking enforcement officer Rhonda Ramey had sued the city, Hubbard, and Chief Miller on the grounds that her termination in January 2001 had been based on retaliatory motives for a harassment claim she had filed against her supervisors in late 1999.
Chief Miller testified that he fired Ramey for misappropriating two Volkswagen vehicles that she later converted to her own use, and for giving additional vehicles and extra business to a tow company operator named Kevin Shook. Miller said Ramey gave Shook a Mercedes Benz sedan and a Toyota van without properly processing the vehicles, which Shook subsequently sold for a profit. Official DMV documents associated with the Mercedes transaction had been forged, according to testimony in the trial.
The letter, which was addressed to Terry Spitz in the Monterey County DA’s office, presented Goldbeck’s case for what she believes is a conspiracy orchestrated by Mayor Morrie Fisher to get rid of the chief so that his friend, Sergeant Richard Cox, could move up in the department.
Goldbeck also accused (Ron) Schenk of having “at least two meetings” with Cox at Schenk’s home while the officer was on duty. Later in the council meeting, Schenk admitted to being a friend of Cox, but claimed that the meetings were related to their positions on the board of their church and dealt with church business.