On March 27th, 2017

DOJ Criminalists and CHP Motor Carrier Specialist Assist in OIS Investigation

TEHAMA COUNTY -  When a California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer was shot on Interstate 5 late Saturday night, March 25, 2017, and returned fire, a lengthy investigation that included California Department of Justice (DOJ) criminalists and a CHP motor carrier specialist was conducted. “Our DOJ criminalists are often called out to collect, examine and process […]

On January 30th, 2017

COLD CASE: Two Cousins Sentenced in the 1973 Murders of Two Olivehurst Girls CSLEA/AC-DOJ members at several DOJ labs help solve case

MARYSVILLE – On January 26, 2017, two cousins who killed two young girls back in 1973 were sentenced to prison, more than 40 years after their cold-blooded crimes.   DNA work by criminalists at several California Department of Justice labs led to the arrests of the two 65-year-old suspects, now convicted of killing Valerie Lane, 12 […]

On January 24th, 2017

Humboldt County Jury Convicts Devin Schmidt of Arson Family pet died in intentionally-set house fire

EUREKA - On January 19, 2017, a Humboldt County jury convicted Devin Lee James Schmidt, 24, of arson, following a trial that included testimony by California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and Association of Criminalists-DOJ (AC-DOJ) Member Lynn Melgoza.  Melgoza is criminalist supervisor at California Department of Justice Bureau of Forensic Services. Schmidt started a […]

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