Siskiyou County Sheriffs refuse justice to civil rights activist
Last night, via telephone, Siskiyou County Civil Rights activist, Kathleen Dearinger, was denied assistance from the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s department again. She has purportedly been denied help concerning embezzlement of her small ministorage by two former employees many times. “I just don’t understand why they won’t help me,” claims Ms. Dearinger. “I also understand that there were drugs being sold here while I was gone and they won’t do anything about that, either. I can’t even get them to take a police report about any of it.”
To demonstrate Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department’s unwillingness to help Ms. Dearinger, she telephoned them last night on speaker-phone, and pleaded with the deputy to come take the report and look at the evidence she had that these crimes had been committed. “I need you to get a judicial decision,” says the deputy of what he would need her to do to motivate the Sheriff’s Department go arrest the two who embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from Ms. Dearinger’s small business over the past year and a half. Otherwise, the deputy would not even come out and take a report.
Throughout the entire call, the deputy seemed to be in search of some reason to not become involved in Ms. Dearinger’s concerns. She told him of the possibility of drugs being dealt out of her storage facility by former Mount Shasta City Councilwoman Katrina Howard (recently caught with excess of 30 pounds of processed marijuana for sale and other illegal drugs). Ms. Dearinger states, “I am fully willing to cooperate with them to help get a drug dealer off the street. I don’t understand why they refuse to prosecute these people who embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from me. It’s like they don’t want to catch criminals.”
When this reporter attempted to obtain a comment from the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department’s media representative, she claimed that there was a “history” on this case and declined to comment on why they refused to assist Ms. Dearinger. She went on to tell this reporter that they were “out of control” for simply asking why the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department refused to help Ms. Dearinger. She also declined to comment when this reporter asked what level of involvement the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department may have had in the illegal drug trafficking at Ms. Dearinger’s establishment while she was out of the country and her two employees were purportedly committing the alleged crimes.
Shortly after this reporter called the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department’s media representative, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department returned Ms. Dearinger’s telephone calls and agreed to assist her in prosecuting the two former employees. Apparently, the two former employees had lied to a Deputy regarding a storage unit. Since the offense was against the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department, They are now willing to cooperate. It is not known if it is because of the lie to the Deputy or if it was because the media is now involved that they are finally willing to investigate, but this reporter will continue to keep a watchful eye on this particular case as it progresses.