Photo: Jeremy Costa
Back on March 27 Governor Gavin Newsom authorized emergency action for the state due to the coronavirus restriction.
The executive order established “a $0 bail for certain arrestees.”
Based on this order, Jeremy Vernon David Costa was released from detention. On April 21 and 22, Costa was reported to be knocking on a homeowner’s door and refusing to leave.
He was detained, taken away and released. Six hours later he was back at the scene and back at it again.
On the morning of April 22 Costa was arrested once more on stalking, trespassing and probation violation charges.
Costa was booked into Calaveras County Jail. Since a bail increase was requested, a no-bail hold was issued.
The Calaveras County sheriff’s Department explains that “this means Jeremy Costa will be held until his arraignment which is scheduled by 4/24/20. At his arraignment the court will decide on whether Jeremy Costa remains in custody or is released from jail.”
The press release adds, “As noted in various other media releases from throughout the State of California the $0 bail decision has led to a variety of problems throughout the state. The Sheriff, Rick DiBasilio, is dismayed and does not support the decision made by the Judicial Council. The decision was not only detrimental to the justice system, it
unnecessarily places both crime victims and witnesses into difficult and potentially dangerous situations.”