VALLEJO (CBS SF/BCN) — A 15-year-old Vallejo girl, who was allegedly abducted and the subject of a state-wide Amber Alert, has been found safe and has been reunited with her family, according to the Santa Rosa police.
No other details were immediately available.
UPDATE: Missing juvenile located and is safe at home. More information to follow.
— Santa Rosa Police (@SantaRosaPolice) November 18, 2021
The California Highway Patrol issued the alert early Thursday asking for help locating Georgiana Bambaloi and her alleged abductor 20-year-old Ionita Cimino. It was not known if Cimino was in custody or remained at large.
Investigators said Cimino was suspected of forcing Bambaloi into his car at the Rotten Robbie Gas Station in the 2500 block of Guerneville Road in Santa Rosa at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday.
Cimino was described as standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall, about 115 pounds with brown hair and eyes and was last seen wearing an orange shirt and black pants.
Authorities said he was seen driving a green 2007 Chrysler Town and Country mini van, with temporary Texas license plate 12478U3.
The CHP issued the alert on behalf of the Santa Rosa Police Department at 2:52 a.m. Thursday for Orange, San Diego, Los Angeles and Riverside counties.
Santa Rosa police reported the abduction late Wednesday night in a news release. They described Bambaloi as standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a thin build and long dark hair. She was last seen wearing black jeans and a black sweatshirt with green and red cherries on it.
Investigators said a missing person report was filed at at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday by Bambaloi’s parents. The victim’s parents told police that several men forced their daughter into a dark colored Jeep or similar vehicle.
Upon further investigation, police learned that the possible abduction took place across the street at the ARCO station, and that video surveillance cameras had captured some of the incident.
A witness told police saw Bambaloi standing with several family members near the corner of Guerneville Road and Fulton Road.
Original Source: sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com
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DISH Network to Pay $5.5M Settlement Over Alleged Hazardous Waste Disposal Violations
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Satellite TV provider DISH Network will pay $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of illegally disposing of hazardous waste in Alameda County and elsewhere in the state.
DISH Network is alleged to have violated California environmental laws by sending hazardous waste to local landfills that are not equipped or authorized to receive the waste.
According to state Attorney General Rob Bonta, audits of DISH facilities in California found that DISH repeatedly disposed of hazardous waste since 2005 in violation of the Hazardous Waste Control Law and Unfair Competition Law.
“If you break the rules, we will hold you accountable,” said Bonta in a press release. “For years, DISH carelessly disposed of and sent hazardous waste to local landfills, ignoring the consequences for our communities and our environment. From there, hazardous chemical elements from electronic devices, batteries, aerosols, and more could seep into soil and contaminate our environment. Today’s settlement is critical. Large corporations like DISH have a responsibility to respect our environmental laws and do their part to protect our state’s precious resources.”
“My Office is committed to holding corporate polluters accountable for violations of state environmental laws,” said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley in a statement. “Hazardous electronic waste is ubiquitous, and everyone must do their part to keep these items out of the landfill, especially large corporations who handle high volumes of electronic waste.”
As a provider of TV and video services to residential and business customers, DISH employees manage large volumes of electronic equipment, such as remote controls, transformers, and power adapters, various batteries, aerosol cans, and other items classified as hazardous waste.
The Colorado-based company will pay for penalties, costs, and supplemental environmental project to benefit the community while making significant changes to its operations and practices to come into compliance with state law.
Specifically, DISH must:
• Pay $5.5 million, including $3.32 million in civil penalties, $835,500 in litigation costs, and $845,000 for supplemental environmental projects. DISH must also spend $500,000 to implement enhanced environmental compliance measures to ensure proper management of hazardous waste at its California facilities.
• Hire an independent third-party auditor to perform environmental compliance audits at DISH’s 25 facilities across the state;
• Conduct regular inspections of facility trash dumpsters and roll-off containers to ensure the containers do not contain hazardous waste; and
• Provide training to employees to ensure compliance with California’s hazardous waste laws.
According to the attorney general’s and Alameda DA’s offices, the DISH settlement is the fifth case of a telecom industry giant addressing unlawful disposal and management of hazardous waste. The two offices have also successfully prosecuted AT&T, Comcast, DirecTV, and Cox Communications for similar environmental violations related to illegal disposals of large volumes of electronic waste from their cable and satellite video services.
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