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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Who is Alfredo Gonzalez who shot a mountain lion in the head in Simi Valley, California? History, family, biography

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10/03/2019 Update. He will not go to jail as long as he abides by probation. He was fined $150. His gun was destroyed. He must do 240 hours at an animal shelter. The vandalism charge was dropped.

Alfredo Gonzalez pleaded guilty and got 30 days in jail. Alfredo Gonzalez, a 60-year-old resident of Simi Valley, was also sentenced to 30 days in a work-release program, three years of summary probation and he must complete at least 240 hours of community service, the DA’s office stated. He must also pay an undisclosed amount of restitution. He is expected to enter jail on Oct. 25. 

He pleaded guilty. The vandalism charge was dropped. His attorney is Shanit Frydman #245122
License Status: Active. Address: 269 S Beverly Dr # 230, Los Angeles, CA 90212. Below is the docket.

10/03/2019 Arraignment Continued Arraignment Heard in Courtroom 11 on Oct 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM .
10/03/2019 Judge - Hirsch, David .
10/03/2019 Judicial Assistant - Vick, J .
10/03/2019 Digital recorder - 11:39 AM .
10/03/2019 The defendant is present with Attorney Frydman .
10/03/2019 Spanish interpreter Verdiny , is present and interprets for the defendant. (Badge verified, oath on file, certification number stated on the record.)
10/03/2019 Deputy District Attorney Wold, Karen L present.
10/03/2019 The defendant was advised: "If you are not a citizen, you are hereby advised that conviction of the offense for which you have been charged may have the consequences of deportation, exclusion from admission to the United States, or denial of naturalization pursuant to the laws of the United States (1016.5 PC)". The defendant was advised of charge(s), rights, and consequences including maximum and minimum penalties. After inquiry the court found that the defendant understood the nature of the charge(s), the consequences of conviction and his/her rights, and that he/she expressly, voluntarily, intelligently and understandingly waived his/her rights.
10/03/2019 The defendant is advised of the right to trial by court or jury; right to confront and cross-examine witnesses against him/her; and privilege against self-incrimination
10/03/2019 A guilty plea is entered as to count(s) 1 . Pursuant to Penal Code Section 1465.8, each violation resulting in a conviction will be assessed a $40.00 security fee. Pursuant to Government Code Section 70373, a Criminal Conviction Assessment fee of $35 on every conviction for infractions, and $30.00 on every conviction for misdemeanors and felonies will be imposed. Pursuant to Government Code Section 76000.10,an Emergency Med Air Transport fee of $4.00 will be added for each convicted vehicle code violation.
10/03/2019 A Harvey Waiver is taken.
10/03/2019 The Court orders the remaining counts to be dismissed.
10/03/2019 Waiver of Constitutional Rights filed and incorporated in court's file.
10/03/2019 The Imposition of Sentence is suspended.
10/03/2019 The court has released you on Conditional Revocable Release for 36 months. You are subject to and must obey each of the conditions listed below. If you fail to do so, the court may impose any sentence previously suspended. If you fulfill all of the conditions, you may then apply for a dismissal of the charges.
10/03/2019 You are to obey all laws, city, county, state and federal.
10/03/2019 Report to court any arrest, citation, probation violation or change of address within 10 days, thereafter. Report in writing to: Ventura County Superior Court, Post Office Box 6489, Ventura, California 93006-6489. Include your name and case number.
10/03/2019 Pay a total fine of $150.00 .
10/03/2019 You are to pay victim restitution as determined by further order of the Court, as investigated by Probation, with the right to credit for amounts paid by other responsible persons. Pursuant to Penal Code sections 1214(b) and 1202.4(f)(3)(G) restitution shall include interest, at the rate of 10% per annum, that accrues as of the date of sentencing, unless otherwise specified by order of the court. Pursuant to Penal Code sections 1214(b) and 1202.4(i) the restitution order shall be enforceable as if the order were a civil judgment.
10/03/2019 You are to pay Prob Investigation fee of $100.00 .
10/03/2019 Until further order of the court, your State Restitution Fd in the amount of $150.00 is stayed, pursuant to People vs Dueþas.
10/03/2019 Until further order of the court, your Security Fee in the amount of $40.00 is stayed, pursuant to People vs Dueþas.
10/03/2019 Until further order of the court, your Crim Cov Assessment in the amount of $30.00 is stayed, pursuant to People vs Dueþas.
10/03/2019 You are to report immediately (unless in custody) to the Collection Unit in Room 205 or Room 107 if you are exiting a first floor courtroom. You are to pay as directed by the Collection Unit. You are to pay an administrative (ARF) fee of $35.00. Pay your fine and/or fees to Ventura Superior Court Collection Unit, at one of the following locations: *Appear at 800 South Victoria Avenue, Room 205, Ventura or mail to P.O. Box 6489, Ventura, California 93006-6489; phone (805) 639-5010. *Appear at or mail to 3855-F Alamo Street, Window 5 or 6, Simi Valley, California 93065. *Appear at the Juvenile Courthouse, Room 122, 4353 E. Vineyard, Oxnard If you are in custody, you must report to Superior Court Collection Unit within 5 days from the date of your release.
10/03/2019 This case can be collected as a civil judgment. Civil enforcement may include wage or bank garnishments and or liens on property. Any costs associated to civil enforcement will be added to the case.
10/03/2019 You are ordered to serve 30 Day(s) in the Ventura County Jail.
10/03/2019 Defendant is entitled to credit for time served of: 0 days actual time and 0 days of 4019(b)(1) and (c)(1) time, for a total credit of 0 days, (calculated at the rate of 2 days 4019 for every 4 days sentenced).
10/03/2019 Report to the Sheriff to begin your jail sentence on 10/25/19 at 07:00 PM . Please be advised that the personal property you may bring is limited to the following: 1) Valid driver's license or identification card 2) Court papers 3) Car keys 4) Cash (no personal checks-money will be put into trust account for commissary use).
10/03/2019 Electronic Monitoring is not authorized.
10/03/2019 Additional Jail Sentence The defendant is ordered to serve an additional 30 Day(s) in the Ventura County Jail.
10/03/2019 Work Release approved. Pay a Work Release Daily Fee. Within 5 days report to Work Release at 345 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, California 93010 to enroll. Follow their directions for enrollment and booking. Take this paper with you. By agreeing to participate in the Work Release Program, you agree to appear for work as directed by Probation and comply with program rules. If you fail to appear or comply with program rules, the Sheriff or a Probation Agency official may immediately take you into custody to serve the balance of your sentence at the Ventura County Jail.
10/03/2019 You are directed to complete work release by 03/23/20 .
10/03/2019 You are directed to complete 240 hours of Community Service to be done by 03/23/20 .
10/03/2019 Defendant must do community service at an animal shelter .
10/03/2019 The Court declares the weapon to be a nuisance and orders the weapon to be destroyed.
10/03/2019 Case continued to 03/23/20 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 11 for Miscellaneous Proof Of Completion .
10/03/2019 Defendant is to show proof of completion of work release and community service
10/03/2019 The court orders you to appear.
10/03/2019 Defendant accepts probation as stated by court.
10/03/2019 The court orders the defendant released on probation.
10/03/2019 Signature Required
10/03/2019 File located to Judicial Assistant Supervisor for quality control.
10/03/2019 Remittance from receipt # 6900448 received in the amount of $505.00 .
10/02/2019 Media Request by KTLA is filed.
10/02/2019 The court grants all media requests.
10/02/2019 The court Granted extended media coverage to KTLA .
10/02/2019 The Order on Media Request by KTLA is KTLA and filed.
09/23/2019 Arraignment 1st Appearance - Advanced By Party Heard in Courtroom 11 on Sep 23, 2019 at 09:00 AM .
09/23/2019 Judge - Hirsch, David .
09/23/2019 Judicial Assistant - Vick, J .
1 - 50 out of 72

Disposition Date 10/03/2019 Appearance / Due Date
Warrant Amount Warrant Date
Case Balance $0.00

Scheduled Hearings
Calendar Date Time Court Room Court Location Reason on Calendar
3/23/2020 9:00AM 11 Ventura Miscellaneous-Proof of Completion

Violation Offense Correctable Plea Disposition
4800(b)(1) FG Misdemeanor N Guilty Pled guilty
594(b)(1) PC Misdemeanor N Dismissed
Vandalism over $400

09/12/2019 More info on the shooting. Alfredo Gonzalez worked and lived at the camp. He cared for the animals on the property such as goats, horses...It is not illegal to kill a mountain lion if the person is acting in self-defense or in the defense of others, the code states. I assume that will be his argument. Unless there were witnesses, court may buy that. Seems Alfredo cut off the collar and left it miles away. That makes him look guilty.

09/11/2019: Alfredo Gonzalez born January 12, 1959 was charged with shooting and killing a mountain lion and vandalizing its tracking collar. Alfredo P Gonzalez was living, working at Camp Alonim a Jewish Summer Camp in Brandeis, California. His address is the address of the camp 1101 Pepper Tree Lane. It appears he killed the big cat because of a human wildlife conflict. The Jewish Center and Camp has promised the California Department of Fish & Wildlife that they will work with the Department to deal with any future human wildlife conflicts. It sounds to me like the Camp told Gonzalez to kill the cat whom they felt was a threat to the children. I sent questions to the Jewish Center and Camp and received no response.

Below is from the court record. The charges are California Department of Fish & Game code 4800 b 1 illegal take of a mountain lion and California Penal Code 594(b)(1) vandalism over $400. His first appearance is October 9, 2019 at 9:00 am Court rm 11 in Ventura County Superior Court.

From the docket.

09/11/2019 Complaint submitted for filing by VCDA on 9/11/2019 00:00:00 .
09/11/2019 Gonzalez, Alfredo filed as name of record.
09/11/2019 Misdemeanor charge 4800(b)(1) FG filed as count 1 with violation date of 07/02/19 00:00:00 .
09/11/2019 Misdemeanor charge 594(b)(1) PC filed as count 2 with violation date of 07/02/19 00:00:00 .
09/11/2019 Case calendared to 10/09/19 at 09:00 AM in 11 for Arraignment First Appearance .
09/11/2019 853.6 P.C. requires booking before arraignment. If not booked, refer to arresting Police Agency.
09/11/2019 Defendant notified by letter to appear in court. Letter is filed.

Name Gonzalez, Alfredo Case Number 2019026185
Citation Number Violation Date 07/02/2019 Case Status Open
Arresting / Issuing Agency Ventura County District Attorney Offense Level Misdemeanor Mandatory Appearance Yes
Disposition Date Appearance / Due Date
Warrant Amount Warrant Date
Case Balance $0.00

Scheduled Hearings
Calendar Date Time Court Room Court Location Reason on Calendar
10/9/2019 9:00AM 11 Ventura Arraignment-FIRST APPEARANCE

Violation Offense Correctable Plea Disposition
4800(b)(1) FG Misdemeanor N
594(b)(1) PC Misdemeanor N
Vandalism over $400

From the Ventura County District Attorney


VENTURA, California - District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of criminal
charges against Alfredo Gonzalez (DOB: 01/12/59), of Simi Valley, for the killing of a protected
mammal, namely a mountain lion known as P-38, and for the vandalism to its collar. National Park
Service (NPS) biologists studying the population have collected GPS-enabled radio collar data to study mountain lions for more than a decade. P-38 was a male mountain lion born in 2012. First collared in 2015, this animal predominantly roamed portions of the Santa Susana Mountains.

On July 10, 2019, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife received a report from the NPS that
collared mountain lion P-38 may have been killed in Simi Valley after a mortality signal was detected
on July 2, 2019. It was ultimately determined that the mountain lion died of a gunshot wound to the
head. It is unlawful to kill a mountain lion without a permit from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Gonzalez will be arraigned on October 9, 2019, in courtroom 11 of the Ventura Superior Court, County of Ventura, located at 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, 93003."

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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