2021 ACFR and PAFR Press Release

San Mateo County Controller Juan Raigoza Releases for public review the County's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and the Popular FInancial Report (PAFR) for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020.

2021 Property Tax Highlights Publication Press Release

For Immediate Release December 22, 2021 Contact: Shirley Tourel, Assistant Controller (650) 363-4777 controller@smcgov.org     County Controller Publishes Property Tax Highlights for FY 2020-21 Collected funds help government agencies provide vital public services  


  BAY AREA PROSECUTORS JOIN FORCES TO COMBAT ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFTAs Organized Retail Thieves Turn to New Tactics,  Bay Area Prosecutors Form Alliance to Ensure Accountability STOCKTON – Today, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe announced an alliance between Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, Marin, San Joaquin, and Santa Clara counties, law enforcement, and state agencies to combat the recent increase in organized retail theft. Each office has pledged a prosecutor to collaborate and participate in the joint effort.    

People v Neustaedter

People v. Randall Neustaedter On October 5, 2021, after less than a full day of deliberations, a jury found Defendant Randall J. Neustaedter guilty of 9 felony counts relating to the sexual assault of 3 different women who had been patients at his acupuncture clinic located on Woodside Road in Redwood City in 2015.

People v. Lamar Dekari Stevens

People v. Lamar Dekari Stevens  On October 5, 2021, a jury found Defendant Lamar Dekari Stevens guilty of 14 felony counts relating to the burglary and sexual assault of a 65 year-old victim in Menlo Park in 2017.  

People v. Victoria Soledad Garcia

People v. Victoria Soledad Garcia On September 22, 2021, a jury convicted Defendant Victoria Soledad Garcia of second-degree murder and felony dissuading a witness. The jury also found the special allegation of the use of a deadly weapon to be true.

People v. John Getreu

On September 14, 2021, a jury convicted 77 year-old Defendant John Arthur Getreu, a Hayward resident, of 1st Degree Murder, which he committed in 1974. 

Officer Involved Fatal Shooting Of Roger Allen On April 7, 2021

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING Officer Involved Fatal Shooting Of Roger Allen On April 7, 2021

People v. Deandre Gantt

People v. Deandre Gantt, San Bruno Police Department On August 2nd, 2021, a jury convicted Defendant Deandre Gannt of attempted murder, assault with a semi-automatic firearm, discharge of a firearm with gross negligence, carrying a loaded and concealed firearm in public and active participation in a criminal street gang, all of which occurred in 2019. The jury also found the special allegations of personal and intentional discharge of a firearm and infliction of great bodily injury to be true. At approximately 4:00 pm on July 2, 2019, Defendant Gantt fired nine gunshots inside the Tanforan mall in San Bruno. Defendant Gantt hit two individuals – one victim was shot once in the thigh while the second victim was shot twice in the abdomen. Both victims survived. The victims were all associated with a criminal street gang out of San Francisco. Defendant Gantt was a member of a rival criminal street gang also from San Francisco. Defendant Gantt had been previously shot by a member of the criminal street gang associated with the victim’s group in 2016. Law enforcement believes Defendant Gantt’s motive for the shooting at Tanforan was retaliation for that previous incident. Critical testimony was presented during the jury trial by a veteran police officer of the San Francisco Police Department who was recognized in court as a criminal street gang expert. The prosecutor was Deputy Amelia Diedrich and the Investigating Officer was Sgt. Mike Blundell of the San Bruno Police Department.

People v. Linda Haskin-Gologorsky

People v. Linda Haskin-Gologorsky   On June 21, 2021, defendant Linda Haskin-Gologorsky, AKA Princess Leia Lucas, was convicted of 33 felony counts following a 10-day jury trial. The charges included forgery, the filing and manufacturing of false documents, burglary, and perjury. On July 20, 2021, Haskin-Gologorsky was sentenced to 8 years in prison by the Honorable Judge Mark McCannon, a visiting judge from Alameda County Superior Court.   

People v. Devin Lum

People v. Devin Kwai Lum Posted by Press Release on July 6th, 2021      People v. Devin Lum, SMC District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigations

Filing Of Criminal Complaint Against Former Broadmoor Police Chief Michael Connolly

For Immediate Release DATE: June 22, 2021 TO: MEDIA MEMBERS FROM: Stephen M. Wagstaffe, San Mateo County District Attorney SUBJECT: Filing Of Criminal Complaint Against Former Broadmoor Police Chief Michael Connolly