It's a secret

Thursday, February 6, 2014 – 04:00 p.m.

The stepfather of a member of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is rumored to be on ice until the supervisor stands for reelection, later this year.

But maybe it just fell through the cracks of the overloaded justice system!

James Malcom Smith of San Bernardino was charged on November 8, 2013, for a violation of section 484(A), Theft of Personal Property, by the San Bernardino County District Attorney. The case reportedly involves the alleged theft of campaign signs in the city of San Bernardino.

The matter was referred by the San Bernardino Police Department.

Smith, a staunch supporter of outgoing Mayor Pat Morris, is also the Step-Daddy of Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford, who is also the current board chair.

Rutherford, who stands for reelection this June, has yet to draw an opponent.

Rutherford held a little morning get together at Sierra Lakes Country Club on Thursday morning. District Attorney Michael A. Ramos was listed as her guest speaker.

Court records indicated an arrest warrant hearing, was in held in the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Steve Malone, on November 8, 2013.

No other entries can be found on the case docket. The case reflects as being “active”.

Here’s the case report from the San Bernardino County Superior Court website:

Case MSB1303600 Defendant 1464194 SMITH, JAMES MALCOM – Defendants

Seq Defendant Next Court Date Status Agency /
DR Number
Arrest Date Count 1 Charge Violation Date
SMITH, JAMES MALCOM      SB
13135663 
11/01/2013  PC M484(A)  11/01/2013 

Case MSB1303600 Defendant 1464194 SMITH, JAMES MALCOM – Charges

Filed Charges
CountChargeSeverityDescriptionViolation DatePleaStatus
PC M484(A) THEFT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY 11/01/2013 N/A ACTIVE 

Case MSB1303600 Defendant 1464194 SMITH, JAMES MALCOM – Probation

Probation Has Not Been Granted On This Case For This Defendant.

Case MSB1303600 Defendant 1464194 SMITH, JAMES MALCOM – Actions/Minutes

Action DateAction TextDispositionHearing Type
11/08/2013 2:40 PM DEPT. S6EX PARTE HEARING: RE WARRANT OF ARREST  DISPOSED  
Minutes
STEVE C MALONE, J-JUDGE
CLERK: D6749-ERIKA MONTES
DEFENDANT NOT PRESENT.
PROCEEDINGS
AFFIDAVIT/DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF WARRANT OF ARREST AND REPORTS FILED.
============= MINUTE ORDER END ================
11/08/2013SESSLIN AFFIDAVIT PRINTED (OFFICER PRESENT)   
11/08/2013 EFILE DA INTERFACE ENTRY    

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